Dike School of the Arts

4.2
Average: 4.2 (5 votes)

(4.2 out of 5)

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2501 E. 61st St., Cleveland, OH 44106-1816 | Get Directions
Principal: Alisha Evans
Phone: 216-838-9150
Hours of Operation: 9:10-3:40

School Provided Information

Art Saves Lives. Dike School of the Arts Lower Campus has enriched the lives of over 2,600 students in grades kindergarten through fifth. Our mission is to educate the whole child, both academically and artistically, to teach them how to compete with the best of the best and to meet their individual, academic, social and emotional needs. We have high expectations for our students and recognize there is always room for growth. We constantly evaluate our arts and academic programs to ensure we are developing students who are competitive in both worlds. Keeping our vision in mind, we strive to instill strong study habits and a thirst for knowledge that prepares students for high school and beyond. Our aim is for students to exceed their goals and meet future challenges with success.

Special programs at Dike School of the Arts Lower Campus include classes and programs taught by professionals in the field of dance, band, drama, choir, orchestra and visual arts; a resource room for enrichment and remedial assistance; part-time gifted and talented teacher; full-time nurse; chess class; computer lab and Boy Scouts of America.

What Will You Expect to See  @ Dike School of the Arts?

·         96.3% attendance

·         friendly students and staff

·         focus on literacy and Ohio’s third Grade Reading Guarantee to ensure students are “reading to learn” by the third grade

·         the whole child being academically and artistically challenged

·         individual, social and emotional needs being met

·         a yearly evaluation of our program

·         blended learning where special education students participate in regular education classes with the support of an intervention specialist “pushing in” versus “pulling out”

·         classes and programs taught by professionals in the field of dance, band, drama, choir, orchestra and visual arts

·         a family-like environment

·         Student Parent Organization volunteers

·         Computer lab

·         Youth safety patrol

·         Afterschool  Zumba and basketball

·         Afterschool tutoring for families 

Special Programs

All CMSD schools provide a full continuum of services for students with mild to moderate learning and behavioral issues.  Depending on the child’s needs, he or she may receive instruction in the regular education classroom with accommodations and supports, or in a small-group resource room setting for some subjects, or in a single classroom environment for all core subjects.  All CMSD schools have access to speech/language pathology, occupational therapy, physical therapy, audiology, and orientation/mobility services. For children with multiple or low-incidence disabilities, severe cognitive delays, or significant emotional/behavioral concerns, CMSD offers specialized classes within schools in every region of the city.

Transportation Information

CMSD provides yellow bus service to all students who live more than a mile from the school for grades K-5. Additional services available from Pre-K to 12 based on a student’s special needs and Individual Education Plan. Contact the student's IEP case manager at the school for details.

Enrollment & Deadlines

CSA Lower and Upper are audition schools. Auditions for the Lower Campus are on two Saturdays, March 8th & March 22nd from 9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. at 2501 East 61st Street.

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Overall Performance

83.9%

Third Grade Guarantee

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Students meeting requirement for promotion to 4th grade.
District Average 79.6%

State Provided Information

Detailed information about district and school progress, such as student performance, enrollment and graduation rate.

Student & Teacher Attendance Rates - 2016-2017

Student Attendance Rate: 95.4%
Teacher Attendance Rate: 92%

Student Demographics - 2016-2017

338 Students
Average Daily Enrollment

Race / Ethnicity

Black, Non-Hispanic: 97.6%
Hispanic: NC%
Multiracial: NC%
White, Non-Hispanic: NC%
Asian: NC%
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black: 97.6
Hispanic: NC
Multi: NC
White: NC
Asian: NC

black: 1
Hispanic: 1
Multi: 1
White: 1
Asian: 1
NC = Not Calculated
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Gender

Male: 28.0% (95 Students)
Female: 72.0% (244 Students)
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Students with Special Needs

Special Needs

Students with Disabilities: 6.40% (22 Students)
Gifted Students: 0.00% (0 Students)
NC = Not Calculated
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Limited English Proficiency
NC = Not Calculated
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4.2
Average: 4.2 (5 votes)

4.2 out of 5(5 Reviews)

Recent Reviews

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5
Parent, Guardian, Family Member
Dike School of the Arts provides great academic + art instruction. As the building grows to become a K-8 school, I hope that they can move to a physical location that is better suited for middle school. My child is in 6th grade and has to switch classes. There are no lockers in the building and the school has a courtyard. So students must carry all of their books and their coats, hats, and gloves with them to every class. I think the school is great for K-5 but not really for 6-8 grades.
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5
Parent, Guardian, Family Member
The school needs another location and safer environment.
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4
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4
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4
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3
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5
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3
Student
I do not like the school but there are good and bad things about it.
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4
Parent, Guardian, Family Member
Kids not taught well. Not adequate books some teachers are great.
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4
Other
School of the Arts (Dike) offers opportunities to students that aren't given at other schools. The teachers are knowledgable and caring. The school is like a family.
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5
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3
Parent, Guardian, Family Member
The school is excellent art wise, but acidemicaly its horrible. My daughter learned absolutely nothing there in her last year but her dance performances were great. I decided to transfer my child because I care more about a solid, academic foundation versus a performance foundation. I wouldn't recommend this school to any friends and or family. Room to improve would be to provide staff with proper resources not allowing a 5th grade teacher to teach a room of wild 3rd graders, not splitting a whole class and throwing to a teacher who wasn't equipped.
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3
Parent, Guardian, Family Member
Safety is one I would like for them to call the parents about what happens or go on.
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5
Other
Just making sure all staff is on one accord with teaching our children. And making sure they are safe.
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4
Other
Overall this school prepares students academically and in the arts. Despite the location of the school, the school environment is very relaxed and comfortable.
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4
Parent, Guardian, Family Member
The school is wonderful, staff and experience the children receives. My only concern is the location.
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4
Parent, Guardian, Family Member
This school provides a way for children to express themselves artistically.
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4
Parent, Guardian, Family Member
I believe that it is in the best interest of the student safety for the building as a whole to be moved. It doesn't show that we care if they stay in this hostile environment. It is ridiculous for the school to continually be in code blue because of the violence erupting around the building. Bullets don't have names. Therefore their safety should be our first priority.
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5
Student
Schools need to be more safe, an they need more teachers. But I like this school very much it teachs me so much. Dont change just improve.
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4
Parent, Guardian, Family Member
Cleveland School of Arts is a great school for children to learn and make out their goals I will prefred more children to go to Cleveland of of Arts Lower Campus
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4
Educator/Staff Member
The school has a focus on the arts we have no phys ed teacher. I believe the students need more physical activity. We have a great staff and would welcome more staff members. The students need more variety of the arts as they get focused very young on only one form. They should be exposed to all of the arts like other schools, while maintaining the arts focus. Thank you
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4
Parent, Guardian, Family Member
School is perfect except with the location last school year had a bad experience, but the school overall academic wise is excellent. The performing arts part gives the students chances to show off their talents.
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Parent, Guardian, Family Member
I am a SPO officer for CSA Lower Campus and I take being a CMSD Parent very seriously! The school is wonderful, but we need a new building.
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3
Parent, Guardian, Family Member
The school does really well with academic process for the student population overall. I like that art theater, drama programs about the school which makes it a unique school. As far as improvements: the student to teacher ratio, more education field trips then finally utilize online emailing communication.
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5
Parent, Guardian, Family Member
CSA is definitely a step above the typical Cleveland Metro Schools. I approve of the curriculum because it challenges the children to think and be creative at the same time. The school strongly encourages parent involvement and creates venues to make it possible. The only thing I would suggest to be better is the organization during productions. The productions are very entertaining though.

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