Collegium Charter School

535 James Hance Court

Exton, PA 19341

Tel: (610)903-1300
Grades KG-12
2,216 students
Collegium Charter School serves 2,216 students in grades KG - 12.
The student:teacher ratio of 13:1 is lower than the PA average of 15:1.
Minority enrollment is 48% of the student body (majority Black and Asian), which is more than the state average of 31%.
Collegium Charter School operates within the Collegium Charter School District.

School Overview

The student population of 2216 students has grown by 71% over five years.
The teacher population of 172 teachers has grown by 39% over five years.
School Type Charter School
Grades Offered Grades KG-12
Total Students 2,216 students
Collegium Charter School Total Students (2000-2014)
Gender % Collegium Charter School Gender
Total Classroom Teachers 172 teachers
Collegium Charter School Total Teachers (2000-2014)
Students by Grade Collegium Charter School Student By Grade

School Comparison

The student:teacher ratio of 13:1 has increased from 10:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.67 is more than the state average of 0.24. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
This School (PA) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio 13:1 15:1
Collegium Charter School Student Teacher Ratio (2000-2014)
Asian
15%
3%
Collegium Charter School Asian Students (2001-2014)
Hispanic
10%
9%
Collegium Charter School Black Students (2000-2014)
Black
17%
15%
Collegium Charter School Black Students (2000-2014)
White
52%
69%
Collegium Charter School White Students (2000-2014)
Two or more races
6%
3%
All Ethnic Groups Collegium Charter School All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown PA All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown
Diversity Score
The chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body.
0.67 0.24
Collegium Charter School Diversity Score (2000-2014)
Eligible for Free Lunch
Families meeting income eligibility guidelines may qualify for free and reduced price meals or free milk. These guidelines are used by schools, institutions, and facilities participating in the National School Lunch Program (and Commodity School Program), School Breakfast Program, Special Milk Program for Children, Child and Adult Care Food Program and Summer Food Service Program.
18%
38%
Collegium Charter School Eligible for Free Lunch (2003-2014)
Eligible for Reduced
Lunch
Families meeting income eligibility guidelines may qualify for free and reduced price meals or free milk. These guidelines are used by schools, institutions, and facilities participating in the National School Lunch Program (and Commodity School Program), School Breakfast Program, Special Milk Program for Children, Child and Adult Care Food Program and Summer Food Service Program.
4%
5%
Collegium Charter School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (2003-2014)

District Comparison

The district's student population of 2,216 students has grown by 71% over five years.
The district revenue/student of $12,855 is less than the state average of $12,967. The district revenue/student has grown by 7% over four years.
The district spending/student of $12,238 is less than the state average of $12,300. The district spending/student has stayed relatively flat over four years.
School District Name Collegium Charter School District
Number of Schools
Managed
1
3
Number of Students Managed 2,216 1,514
Collegium Charter  School District Students Managed (2000-2014)
District Total Revenue $19 MM $21 MM
Collegium Charter  School District District Total Revenue (2000-2010)
District Spending $18 MM $20 MM
Collegium Charter  School District District Spending (2000-2010)
District Revenue / Student $12,855 $12,967
Collegium Charter  School District District Revenue / Student (2000-2010)
District Spending / Student $12,238 $12,300
Collegium Charter  School District District Spending / Student (2000-2010)
School Statewide Testing View Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2014 (latest year available) NCES, PA Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools:

The nearest high school is Downingtown High School East Campus (1.7 miles away)
The nearest middle school is Lionville Middle School (2.1 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Mary C Howse Elementary School (1.4 miles away)
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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • West ChesterMary C Howse Elementary School
    1.4 miles | Grades: KG-5 | 537 students641 West Boot Rd
    West ChesterPA 19380
    (484)266-1300
    1.4KG-5537
  • DowningtownUwchlan Hills Elementary School
    1.5 miles | Grades: KG-5 | 529 students50 Peck Rd
    DowningtownPA 19335
    (610)269-5656
    1.5KG-5529
  • ExtonDowningtown High School East Campus
    1.7 miles | Grades: 9-12 | 1609 students50 Devon Dr
    ExtonPA 19341
    (610)363-6400
    1.79-121609
  • DowningtownLionville Elementary School
    1.7 miles | Grades: KG-5 | 663 students526 West Uwchlan Ave
    DowningtownPA 19335
    (610)363-6580
    1.7KG-5663
  • DowningtownEast Ward Elementary School
    2 miles | Grades: KG-5 | 572 students435 Washington Ave
    DowningtownPA 19335
    (610)269-8282
    2KG-5572

School Reviews

My child, now a 4th grader, has been at CCS since Kindergarten. He has an IEP, is excelling academically, and loving his school experience. As a whole, Collegium teachers are dedicated, nurturing and supportive. I sure hope this continues throughout middle school and beyond. As long as our child is happy there and doing well, we are planning on seeing him graduate from CCS!
- Posted by Parent, 06/01/12
Collegium Charter school offers an alternative for families living in the Coatesville School District. The curriculum is challenging and the teachers are committed to developing students to perform their best. Parents support the school, and teachers are held accountable to meet educational goals. As a former elementary educator, parent, and taxpayer, I am pleased that my child has this opportunity.
- Posted by Parent, 08/16/10
I don't understand the parent comment about spec. needs kids getting "pushed out." My child has an IEP and has been at Collegium for 9 years - they go above and beyond to be sure that his needs are met. Beyond this, the school is great! Strong MS/HS curriculum that is preparing my child for college - high expectations of all kids.
- Posted by Parent, 09/29/09
Collegium offers little support to special needs children and their families. They do everything possible to push special needs children out. Administration hides behind their “policies”. Their actions are disgraceful, even to the point of discriminatory.
- Posted by Parent, 05/11/09
My experience so far is only with the elementary school, but I could not be happier. The teachers we have had are exceptional and the curriculum, including Spanish, art and music, is far above what I am seeing in the surrounding districts. Parent involvement is one of the keys to Collegium's success. All in all, they truly have found a winning formula!
- Posted by Parent, 02/07/08
K thru 6 - They have fantastic, dedicated teachers and the curriculum is right on the mark. When you reach Middle and High school, there is a marked differance! That is all I will say.
- Posted by Parent, 01/16/08

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