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High School for Recording Arts

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Street Address 1166 University Avenue
St. Paul, MN 55104
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Phone 651-287-0890
Grades Served 9-12
Enrollment # 241
District # 4039
Congressional District 4
Legislative District 65A
Authorizer Pillsbury United Communities

Programmatic Focus

Music, recording arts, quality academics, college prep, community involvement & service


The mission of HSRA is to provide youth the opportunity to achieve a high school diploma through the exploration and operation of the music business and other creative endeavors.


High School for Recording Arts was officially founded in July 1998 with its approval as an independent public charter school district by the Minnesota Department of Education. In 2001, HSRA was approved for a three-year renewal of its charter by the St. Paul School District, HSRA’s sponsor. The charter was renewed again in 2004 and 2008. In the summer of 2008, High School for Recording Arts, with the support of the Minnesota Commissioner of Education, amicably moved authorization of its charter to Pillsbury United Communities (PUC). HSRA has been continuously renewed to date. Today student enrollment has grown and stabilized at approximately 350 students.

Awards & Recognition

MDE School Finance Award - 2016, 2019, 2020, 2021


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Tony Simmons, Director


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