Philadelphia Academy Charter School

Tel: (215)676-8320
Grades: KG-12

1,188 students

Philadelphia Academy Charter School serves 1,188 students in grades KG-12.
The student:teacher ratio of 13:1 is lower than the PA average of 14:1.
Minority enrollment is 15% of the student body (majority Hispanic and Black), which is less than the state average of 29%.
Philadelphia Academy Charter School operates within the Philadelphia Academy Charter School District.

Overview

The student population of 1188 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The teacher population of 93 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
School Type Charter School
Grades Offered Grades KG-12
Total Students 1,188 students
Gender % 53% Male / 47%Female
Total Classroom Teachers 93 teachers
Philadelphia Academy Charter School Total Classroom Teachers (2000-2013)
Students by Grade Philadelphia Academy Charter School Students by Grade

School Comparison

The student:teacher ratio of 13:1 has stayed the same over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.27 is more than the state average of 0.23. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
This School (PA) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio 13:1 14:1
Asian
2%
3%
Hispanic
5%
8%
Black
5%
16%
White
85%
71%
All Ethnic Groups Philadelphia Academy Charter School Sch Ethnicity Philadelphia 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.
0.27 0.23
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.
17%
34%
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.
9%
6%

District Comparison

The district's student population of 1,188 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
School District Name Philadelphia Academy Charter School District
Number of Schools
Managed
1
3
Number of Students Managed 1,188 1,682
Philadelphia Academy Charter  School District Number of Students Managed (2000-2012)
District Total Revenue $17 MM $21 MM
Philadelphia Academy Charter  School District Total Revenue (2000-2009)
District Spending $15 MM $20 MM
Philadelphia Academy Charter  School District Spending (2000-2009)
District Revenue / Student $14,986 $12,476
Philadelphia Academy Charter  School District Revenue / Student (2000-2009)
District Spending / Student $13,305 $11,944
Philadelphia Academy Charter  School District Spending / Student (2000-2009)
School Statewide Testing View Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2013 (latest year available) NCES, PA Dept. of Education

Nearby 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)
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  • School Location Miles Students Grades
  • PhiladelphiaSwenson Arts & Technology High School
    Vocational School
    2750 Red Lion Rd
    PhiladelphiaPA 19114
    (215)961-2009
    Vocational School

    0.7 mi | 738 students | Gr. 9-12                      
  • PhiladelphiaMast Community Charter School
    Charter School
    1800 East Byberry Rd
    PhiladelphiaPA 19116
    (267)348-1100
    Charter School

    0.9 mi | 1247 students | Gr. KG-12                      
  • PhiladelphiaWashington George High School
    10175 Bustleon Ave
    PhiladelphiaPA 19116
    (215)961-2001
    1.1 mi | 1921 students | Gr. 9-12                      
  • PhiladelphiaLoesche William H School
    595 Tomlinson Rd
    PhiladelphiaPA 19116
    (215)961-2000
    1.2 mi | 816 students | Gr. PK-5                      
  • PhiladelphiaComly Watson School
    1001 Byberry Rd
    PhiladelphiaPA 19116
    (215)961-2008
    1.3 mi | 466 students | Gr. KG-5                      

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Did You Know?
Philadelphia, PA public schools have a diversity scoreThe 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. of 0.02, which is lower than the Pennsylvania average of 0.25. The most diverse school in Philadelphia is Rhawnhurst School. Read more about public school diversity statistics in Pennsylvania or national school diversity statistics.