West Oak Lane Charter School

Tel: (215)927-7995
Grades: KG-8

826 students

West Oak Lane Charter School serves 826 students in grades KG-8.
The student:teacher ratio of 18:1 is higher than the PA average of 14:1.
Minority enrollment is 100% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the state average of 29%.
West Oak Lane Charter School operates within the West Oak Lane Charter School District.

Overview

The student population of 826 students has grown by 12% over five years.
The teacher population of 45 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
School Type Charter School
Grades Offered Grades KG-8
Total Students 826 students
West Oak Lane Charter School Total Students (1999-2012)
Gender % 55% Male / 45%Female
Total Classroom Teachers 45 teachers
West Oak Lane Charter School Total Classroom Teachers (1999-2012)
Students by Grade West Oak Lane Charter School Students by Grade

School Comparison

The student:teacher ratio of 18:1 has increased from 16:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.02 is less 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 18:1 14:1
West Oak Lane Charter School Student : Teacher Ratio (1999-2012)
American Indian
n/a
n/a
Asian
n/a
3%
Hispanic
n/a
8%
Black
99%
16%
West Oak Lane Charter School Black (1999-2012)
White
n/a
71%
All Ethnic Groups West Oak Lane Charter School Sch Ethnicity West Oak Lane 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.
0.02 0.47
West Oak Lane 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.
51%
34%
West Oak Lane Charter School Eligible for Free Lunch (2008-2012)
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.
6%
6%
West Oak Lane Charter School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (2008-2012)

District Comparison

The district's student population of 826 students has grown by 12% over five years.
School District Name West Oak Lane Charter School District
Number of Schools
Managed
1
3
Number of Students Managed 826 1,559
District Total Revenue $8 MM $21 MM
District Spending $8 MM $20 MM
District Revenue / Student $10,921 $12,476
District Spending / Student $10,226 $11,944
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 King Martin Luther High School (0.1 miles away).
The nearest middle school is Hill J E/freedman Samson Middle School (0.1 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Pennypacker Samuel School (0.5 miles away)
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  • School Location Miles Students Grades
  • Philadelphia King Martin Luther High School
    6100 Stenton Ave
    Philadelphia , PA , 19138
    (215)276-5253
    0.1  mi  |  841  students  |  Gr.  9-12
  • Philadelphia Honored for National Blue Ribbon Award Hill J E/freedman Samson Middle School
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    6200 Crittenden St
    Philadelphia , PA , 19138
    (215)276-5260
    Magnet School
    0.1  mi  |  225  students  |  Gr.  6-8
  • Philadelphia Day Anna B School
    1201 East Johnson St
    Philadelphia , PA , 19138
    (215)276-5250
    0.3  mi  |  518  students  |  Gr.  PK-8
  • Philadelphia Hope Charter School
    Charter School
    2116 East Haines St
    Philadelphia , PA , 19138
    (267)336-2730
    Charter School
    0.4  mi  |  397  students  |  Gr.  9-12
  • Philadelphia Pennypacker Samuel School
    1858 East Washington Ln
    Philadelphia , PA , 19138
    (215)276-5271
    0.5  mi  |  514  students  |  Gr.  PK-6

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