Paseo Academy

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Paseo Academy
Address
4747 Flora Avenue

,
Missouri 64110

Coordinates39°02′20″N 94°33′56″W / 39.03895°N 94.56567°W / 39.03895; -94.56567Coordinates: 39°02′20″N 94°33′56″W / 39.03895°N 94.56567°W / 39.03895; -94.56567
Information
TypePublic
Established1926
School districtKCPS
PrincipalPatricia Hayes
Teaching staff35.06 (FTE)[1]
Grades7–12
Enrollment462 (2017-18)[1]
Student to teacher ratio13.18[1]
Color(s)   
MascotPirate
Websitekcpublicschools.org/paseo

Paseo Academy, also referred to as Paseo Academy of Fine and Performing Arts and sometimes Paseo High School, is a magnet performing arts high school located at 4747 Flora Avenue in Kansas City, Missouri. It is part of the Kansas City Public Schools.

Background[edit]

Paseo Academy is named for Paseo Boulevard, a main street in Kansas City, which is one block west of the school. The school sits on top of a hill with the Kansas City Middle School of the Arts behind it. The old Paseo High School building, designed by Charles A. Smith in 1924 and completed on September 9, 1926, was slated for demolition in 1990. It was not a performing arts school until the current building was built.

Paseo Academy was formerly Paseo High School, which served the Blue Hills neighborhood.

During the 1960s, Paseo High School experienced rapid "white flight" and had a predominantly African American student body in the 1970s.[citation needed]

Audition requirements[edit]

Students are required to pass an audition to be enrolled. They can pick up an audition packet from the school or from the Admissions Office at 1211 McGee in Downtown Kansas City.

Notable alumni[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "LOGAN-ROGERSVILLE HIGH". National Center for Education Statistics. Retrieved March 26, 2020.
  2. ^ "Bio - Nick Schnebelen". Nickschnebelenkc.com. Retrieved 18 March 2019.

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