Renaissance Academy Charter School

40 Pine Crest St

Phoenixville, PA 19460-0904

Tel: (610)983-4080
Grades KG-12
999 students
Renaissance Academy Charter School serves 999 students in grades KG - 12.
The student:teacher ratio of 12:1 is lower than the PA average of 15:1.
Minority enrollment is 36% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the state average of 31%.
Renaissance Academy Charter School operates within the Renaissance Academy Charter School District.

School Overview

The student population of 999 students has grown by 6% over five years.
The teacher population of 85 teachers has grown by 19% over five years.
School Type Charter School
Grades Offered Grades KG-12
Total Students 999 students
Renaissance Academy Charter School Total Students (2002-2014)
Gender % Renaissance Academy Charter School Gender
Total Classroom Teachers 85 teachers
Renaissance Academy Charter School Total Teachers (2002-2014)
Students by Grade Renaissance Academy Charter School Student By Grade

School Comparison

The student:teacher ratio of 12:1 has decreased from 13:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.55 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 12:1 15:1
Renaissance Academy Charter School Student Teacher Ratio (2002-2014)
Asian
6%
3%
Renaissance Academy Charter School Asian Students (2002-2014)
Hispanic
3%
9%
Renaissance Academy Charter School Black Students (2002-2014)
Black
20%
15%
Renaissance Academy Charter School Black Students (2002-2014)
White
64%
69%
Renaissance Academy Charter School White Students (2002-2014)
Two or more races
7%
3%
Renaissance Academy Charter School Two Or More Races Students (2011-2014)
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.
0.55 0.24
Renaissance Academy Charter School Diversity Score (2002-2014)
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.
15%
38%
Renaissance Academy Charter School Eligible for Free Lunch (2004-2014)
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%
Renaissance Academy Charter School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (2004-2014)

District Comparison

Renaissance Academy Charter School District's student population of 999 students has grown by 6% over five years.
The revenue/student of $14,591 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 $12,642 is higher than the state average of $12,300. The district spending/student has stayed relatively flat over four years.
School District Name Renaissance Academy Charter School District
Number of Schools
Managed
1
3
Number of Students Managed 999 1,514
Renaissance Academy Charter  School District Students Managed (2002-2014)
District Total Revenue $14 MM $21 MM
Renaissance Academy Charter  School District District Total Revenue (2003-2014)
District Spending $12 MM $20 MM
Renaissance Academy Charter  School District District Spending (2003-2014)
District Revenue / Student $14,591 $12,967
Renaissance Academy Charter  School District District Revenue / Student (2003-2014)
District Spending / Student $12,642 $12,300
Renaissance Academy Charter  School District District Spending / Student (2003-2014)
School Statewide Testing View Education Department Test Scores

Sports

Total Sports Offered 10 sports
Sports Ballet, Baseball, Basketball, Cheering, Cross Country, Dance, Golf, Soccer, Softball, Volley BallBallet, Baseball,
Basketball, Cheering,
Cross Country, Dance,
Golf, Soccer,
Softball, Volley Ball,

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric. 23 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric. AAA Safety Patrol (grade 6), Academic Decathlon Team, Academy Council (Student Government), Band, Choir (grades 3-12), Co-Exist Club, Dance Competition Team, Drama Productions, Elementary Honor Society, Gamers' Club, Intramural Baseball (grades 4-6), Intramural Basketball (grades 4-6, Intramural Soccer (grades 4-6, Junior National Honor Society, Key Club, LOL (Comedy Troupe), MathCounts Club, Mentor Club, National Honor Society, Photography Club, RA News Network, Reading Olympics, Yearbook Club Band, Co-Exist Club, Gamers' Club, Key Club, Mentor Club, Yearbook Club, AAA Safety Patrol (grade 6),
Academic Decathlon Team,
Academy Council (Student Government),
Choir (grades 3-12),
Dance Competition Team,
Drama Productions,
Elementary Honor Society,
Intramural Baseball (grades 4-6),
Intramural Basketball (grades 4-6,
Intramural Soccer (grades 4-6,
Junior National Honor Society,
LOL (Comedy Troupe),
MathCounts Club,
National Honor Society,
Photography Club,
RA News Network,
Reading Olympics,
Source: 2014 (latest year available) NCES, PA Dept. of Education

School Notes

  • K-12, Tuition-Free, Award-winning, Public Charter School
  • College Prep Curriculum
  • Small Learning Community
  • Fine Arts Classes twice daily
  • AP and Dual Credit Classes available

Nearby Public Schools

The nearest high school is Chester County Technical College High School (0.2 miles away)
The nearest middle school is Phoenixville Area Middle School (1.5 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Barkley Elementary School (1.6 miles away)
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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • PhoenixvilleChester County Technical College High SchoolVocational School
    Grades: 9-12 | 332 students
    0.2 miles
    1580 Charlestown Rd
    PhoenixvillePA 19460
    (610)933-8877
    0.29-12332
  • PhoenixvillePhoenixville Area High School
    Grades: 9-12 | 1000 students
    1.4 miles
    1200 Gay St
    PhoenixvillePA 19460
    (484)927-5100
    1.49-121000
  • PhoenixvillePhoenixville Area Middle School
    Grades: 6-8 | 798 students
    1.5 miles
    1000 Purple Pride Parkway
    PhoenixvillePA 19460
    (484)927-5200
    1.56-8798
  • PhoenixvilleBarkley Elementary School
    Grades: 1-5 | 453 students
    1.6 miles
    320 Second Ave
    PhoenixvillePA 19460
    (484)927-5300
    1.61-5453
  • PhoenixvilleEast Pikeland Elementary School
    Grades: 1-5 | 351 students
    1.8 miles
    1191 Hares Hill Rd
    PhoenixvillePA 19460
    (484)927-5350
    1.81-5351

School Reviews

I would never reccomend anyone to ever send their kids to this school. I don't even know where to start. First, the enviornment is not good. The walls are gray and the lockers are tiny, as are the unopenable windows, it all just has a a warehouse feel to it, not a place that would get you excited to go to school. Also, the students are terrible to eachother and I know you can get that anywhere, but this is a tiny school and rumors spread fast. After going there for 10 years you tend to notice that kids that come here who are really nice become nasty in a small amount of time. The teachers there don't understand that they are getting paid to teach not sit there and let the class socialize. A lot of them pick favorites and that reflects on how they grade papers, students who are teacher's favorites always seem to be let off easy. The adminastration picks favorites as well and students who aren't always get the blame. Academics there are a lie, students fall behind quickly and the school has very limited options to help them catch up. Music and arts are a joke to most of the students, possibly because they are forced upon kids who aren't allowed to change their class to something they actually want to do. Sports are terrible our teams plays unfairly(eg biting their opponents in the ankles and blowing out their knees) and most kids are never able to stay on the team because they have horrible grades. It is very very rare to see this school bring back a trophy. Facilities are also limited theirs a cafeteria, but it has microwave food and you can only get food there during luch period, there's also a really nice workout room, but it's very small and you can only use it if you have that class. Parent involvement is lacking because most parents do not want to drive all the way out to RA for their kids. Overall, the school is a ridiculous joke, their really is nothing positive that comes to mind about the school.
- Posted by Student/Alumni, 03/28/11
My son was attending this school and they were not giving him his medicine as per doctors orders. Also I found a few things that he needs to have vision therapy, occupational therapy and being evaluated for physical therapy. I have volunteered quite often and the children are totally out of control.
- Posted by Parent, 05/03/10
Renaissance is an amazing school. The dedication and passion of all the teachers and staff shows as soon as you walk into the school. I have watched my children grow into articulate, well intentioned young men with the support of their teachers. My sons are both 'techies' but have been encouraged to explore their artistic sides - improv, drama and photography as well.
- Posted by Parent, 01/11/10

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