790 Austin Street | (713) 942-1960

Kinder High School for the Performing and Visual Arts (HSPVA) is located Downtown. The school was founded in 1971 and was the first public school to correlate an academic program with the arts. The school moved to a new facility in Downtown Houston after winter break of the 2018-19 school year. Part of Houston ISD, HSPVA is a public, specialized, magnet senior high school, open only to students who apply and audition for admission. HSPVA is renowned for its arts and academics and is frequently named a top school in the nation and state by multiple periodicals and organizations. The school is a nationally recognized Blue Ribbon School.

Key Facts

Grade Levels
9 to 12
Students
757
Teachers
49
Average Class Size
22

School Year Details

School Start Date Aug. 27, 2018
School End Date May 31, 2019
Start Time 7:50 AM
End Time 3:35 PM
Transportation

http://www.houstonisd.org/transportation

Demographics

Race & Ethnicity

White
Hispanic
Asian Pacific
African American
American Indian
Multiracial
Other

Education Programs

English Language Learners 1.0%
Special Education 1.5%
Gifted & Talented 98.9%
Bilingual 0.8%

Special Programs

Fine Arts

Visual and Performing Arts Magnet

After School Programs

No

Admissions

Application Deadline Dec. 7, 2018

Link to Application

Requirements

Information on audition requirements can be found on the school’s website.

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