Collegium Charter School

535 James Hance Court,

Exton, PA, 19341-

Tel: (610)903-1300
Grades: KG-12

1,741 students

Collegium Charter School serves 1,741 students in grades KG-12.
The student:teacher ratio of 12:1 is lower than the PA average of 14:1.
Minority enrollment is 42% of the student body (majority Black and Asian), which is more than the state average of 29%.
Collegium Charter School operates within the Collegium Charter School District.

Overview

The student population of 1741 students has grown by 11% over five years.
The teacher population of 140 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
School Type Charter School
Grades Offered Grades KG-12
Total Students 1,741 students
Collegium Charter School Total Students (2000-2012)
Gender % 49% Male / 51%Female
Total Classroom Teachers 140 teachers
Collegium Charter School Total Classroom Teachers (2000-2012)
Students by Grade Collegium Charter School Students by Grade

School Comparison

The student:teacher ratio of 12:1 has stayed the same over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.61 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 12:1 14:1
Collegium Charter School Student : Teacher Ratio (2000-2012)
American Indian
n/a
n/a
Asian
14%
3%
Collegium Charter School Asian (2001-2012)
Hispanic
9%
8%
Collegium Charter School Hispanic (2000-2012)
Black
18%
16%
Collegium Charter School Black (2000-2012)
White
58%
71%
Collegium Charter School White (2000-2012)
All Ethnic Groups Collegium Charter School Sch Ethnicity Collegium 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.
0.61 0.47
Collegium Charter School Diversity Score (2000-2012)
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.
16%
34%
Collegium Charter School Eligible for Free Lunch (2003-2012)
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.
4%
6%
Collegium Charter School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (2003-2012)

District Comparison

The district's student population of 1,741 students has grown by 34% over five years.
School District Name Collegium Charter School District
Number of Schools
Managed
1
3
Number of Students Managed 1,741 1,559
Collegium Charter  School District Number of Students Managed (2000-2012)
District Total Revenue $16 MM $21 MM
Collegium Charter  School District Total Revenue (2000-2009)
District Spending $16 MM $20 MM
Collegium Charter  School District Spending (2000-2009)
District Revenue / Student $12,610 $12,476
Collegium Charter  School District Revenue / Student (2000-2009)
District Spending / Student $12,041 $11,944
Collegium Charter  School District Spending / Student (2000-2009)
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 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 Students Grades
  • West Chester Mary C Howse Elementary School
    641 West Boot Rd
    West Chester , PA , 19380
    (484)266-1300
    1.4  mi  |  501  students  |  Gr.  KG-5
  • Downingtown Uwchlan Hills Elementary School
    50 Peck Rd
    Downingtown , PA , 19335
    (610)269-5656
    1.5  mi  |  536  students  |  Gr.  KG-5
  • Downingtown Lionville Elementary School
    526 West Uwchlan Ave
    Downingtown , PA , 19335
    (610)363-6580
    1.7  mi  |  623  students  |  Gr.  KG-5
  • Exton Downingtown High School East Campus
    50 Devon Dr
    Exton , PA , 19341
    (610)363-6400
    1.7  mi  |  1739  students  |  Gr.  9-12
  • Downingtown East Ward Elementary School
    435 Washington Ave
    Downingtown , PA , 19335
    (610)269-8282
    2  mi  |  565  students  |  Gr.  KG-5

School Reviews

  • Recommended June 01, 2012 - 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
  • Recommended August 16, 2010 - 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
  • Recommended September 29, 2009 - 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
  • Recommended May 11, 2009 - 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
  • Recommended February 07, 2008 - 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
  • Recommended January 16, 2008 - 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

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