Northwood Academy Charter School

Tel: (215)289-5606
Grades: KG-8

771 students

Northwood Academy Charter School serves 771 students in grades KG-8.
The student:teacher ratio of 15:1 is higher than the PA average of 14:1.
Minority enrollment is 94% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the state average of 29%.
Northwood Academy Charter School operates within the Northwood Academy Charter School District.

Overview

The student population of 771 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The teacher population of 50 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
School Type Charter School
Grades Offered Grades KG-8
Total Students 771 students
Northwood Academy Charter School Total Students (2006-2012)
Gender % 47% Male / 53%Female
Total Classroom Teachers 50 teachers
Northwood Academy Charter School Total Classroom Teachers (2006-2012)
Students by Grade Northwood Academy Charter School Students by Grade

School Comparison

The student:teacher ratio of 15:1 has increased from 14:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.52 is more than the state average of 0.47. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
This School (PA) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio 15:1 14:1
Northwood Academy Charter School Student : Teacher Ratio (2006-2012)
American Indian
n/a
n/a
Asian
2%
3%
Northwood Academy Charter School Asian (2006-2012)
Hispanic
24%
8%
Northwood Academy Charter School Hispanic (2006-2012)
Black
65%
16%
Northwood Academy Charter School Black (2006-2012)
White
6%
71%
Northwood Academy Charter School White (2006-2012)
All Ethnic Groups Northwood Academy Charter School Sch Ethnicity Northwood Academy Charter School Sta Ethnicity
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.
0.52 0.47
Northwood Academy Charter School Diversity Score (2006-2012)
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.
67%
34%
Northwood Academy Charter School Eligible for Free Lunch (2007-2012)
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.
8%
6%
Northwood Academy Charter School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (2008-2012)

District Comparison

The district's student population of 771 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
School District Name Northwood Academy Charter School District
Number of Schools
Managed
1
3
Number of Students Managed 771 1,559
Northwood Academy Charter  School District Number of Students Managed (2006-2012)
District Total Revenue $9 MM $21 MM
Northwood Academy Charter  School District Total Revenue (2006-2009)
District Spending $10 MM $20 MM
Northwood Academy Charter  School District Spending (2006-2009)
District Revenue / Student $12,385 $12,476
Northwood Academy Charter  School District Revenue / Student (2006-2009)
District Spending / Student $13,248 $11,944
Northwood Academy Charter  School District Spending / Student (2006-2009)
School Statewide Testing View Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2012 (latest year available) NCES, PA Dept. of Education

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is Frankford High School (0.6 miles away).
The nearest middle school is Sankofa Freedom Academy Charter School (0.8 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Marshall John School (0.6 miles away)
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  • School Location Miles Students Grades
  • Philadelphia Edmunds Henry R School
    1197 Haworth St
    Philadelphia , PA , 19124
    (215)537-2520
    0.6  mi  |  906  students  |  Gr.  KG-8
  • Philadelphia Marshall John School
    4500 Griscom St
    Philadelphia , PA , 19124
    (215)537-2521
    0.6  mi  |  415  students  |  Gr.  KG-5
  • Philadelphia Frankford High School
    5000 Oxford Ave
    Philadelphia , PA , 19124
    (215)537-2519
    0.6  mi  |  1609  students  |  Gr.  9-12
  • Philadelphia Stearne Allen M School
    1655 Unity St
    Philadelphia , PA , 19124
    (215)537-2522
    0.7  mi  |  492  students  |  Gr.  PK-6
  • Philadelphia Sankofa Freedom Academy Charter School
    Charter School
    4256 Paul St
    Philadelphia , PA , 19124
    (215)288-2001
    Charter School
    0.8  mi  |  481  students  |  Gr.  KG-11

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