Philadelphia Academy Charter School

Tel: (215)676-8320
Grades KG-12
1,180 students
Philadelphia Academy Charter School serves 1,180 students in grades KG - 12.
The student:teacher ratio of 14:1 is lower than the PA average of 15:1.
Minority enrollment is 15% of the student body (majority Black and Hispanic), which is less than the state average of 31%.
Philadelphia Academy Charter School operates within the Philadelphia Academy Charter School District.

School Overview

The student population of 1180 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The teacher population of 87 teachers has declined by 7% over five years.
School Type Charter School
Grades Offered Grades KG-12
Total Students 1,180 students
Philadelphia Academy Charter School Total Students (2000-2014)
Gender % Philadelphia Academy Charter School Gender
Total Classroom Teachers 87 teachers
Philadelphia Academy Charter School Total Teachers (2000-2014)
Students by Grade Philadelphia Academy Charter School Student By Grade

School Comparison

The student:teacher ratio of 14:1 has increased from 13:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.27 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 14:1 15:1
Philadelphia Academy Charter School Student Teacher Ratio (2002-2014)
Asian
2%
3%
Philadelphia Academy Charter School Asian Students (2000-2014)
Hispanic
6%
9%
Philadelphia Academy Charter School Black Students (2000-2014)
Black
7%
15%
Philadelphia Academy Charter School Black Students (2000-2014)
White
85%
69%
Philadelphia Academy Charter School White Students (2000-2014)
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.
0.27 0.24
Philadelphia Academy 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.
26%
38%
Philadelphia Academy Charter School Eligible for Free Lunch (2010-2014)
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.
7%
5%
Philadelphia Academy Charter School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (2011-2014)

District Comparison

Philadelphia Academy Charter School District's student population of 1,180 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The revenue/student of $14,206 is higher than the state average of $12,967. The district revenue/student has stayed relatively flat over four years.
The district's spending/student of $13,664 is higher than the state average of $12,300. The district spending/student has stayed relatively flat over four years.
School District Name Philadelphia Academy Charter School District
Number of Schools
Managed
1
3
Number of Students Managed 1,180 1,514
Philadelphia Academy Charter  School District Students Managed (2000-2014)
District Total Revenue $17 MM $21 MM
Philadelphia Academy Charter  School District District Total Revenue (2002-2012)
District Spending $16 MM $20 MM
Philadelphia Academy Charter  School District District Spending (2002-2012)
District Revenue / Student $14,206 $12,967
Philadelphia Academy Charter  School District District Revenue / Student (2002-2012)
District Spending / Student $13,664 $12,300
Philadelphia Academy Charter  School District District Spending / Student (2002-2012)
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 Swenson Arts & Technology High School (0.7 miles away)
The nearest middle school is Mast Community Charter School (0.9 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Mast Community Charter School (0.9 miles away)
 All Schools  High Schools High Schools  Middle Schools Middle Schools  Elementary Schools Elementary Schools  Preschools Preschools  Private Schools Private Schools 
Show me:
  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • PhiladelphiaSwenson Arts & Technology High SchoolVocational School
    Grades: 9-12 | 679 students
    0.7 miles
    2750 Red Lion Rd
    PhiladelphiaPA 19114
    (215)961-2009
    0.79-12679
  • PhiladelphiaMast Community Charter SchoolCharter School
    Grades: KG-12 | 1322 students
    0.9 miles
    1800 East Byberry Rd
    PhiladelphiaPA 19116
    (267)348-1100
    0.9KG-121322
  • PhiladelphiaWashington George High School
    Grades: 9-12 | 1683 students
    1.1 miles
    10175 Bustleon Ave
    PhiladelphiaPA 19116
    (215)961-2001
    1.19-121683
  • PhiladelphiaLoesche William H School
    Grades: PK-5 | 819 students
    1.2 miles
    595 Tomlinson Rd
    PhiladelphiaPA 19116
    (215)961-2000
    1.2PK-5819
  • PhiladelphiaComly Watson School
    Grades: KG-5 | 490 students
    1.3 miles
    1001 Byberry Rd
    PhiladelphiaPA 19116
    (215)961-2008
    1.3KG-5490

School Reviews

Reviews should be a few sentences in length. Please include any comments on:

  • Quality of academic programs, teachers, and facilities
  • Availability of music, art, sports and other extracurricular activities

I am a:

Email: (we will not reveal your email)

Your review:

Would you recommend this school?        

Yes No
Area Statistics
Home Gallery