Hardy Williams Academy Charter School

Tel: (215)724-2343
Grades: KG-8

824 students

Hardy Williams Academy Charter School serves 824 students in grades KG-8.
The student:teacher ratio of 16:1 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%.
Hardy Williams Academy Charter School operates within the Hardy Williams Academy Charter School District.

Overview

The student population of 824 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The teacher population of 53 teachers has grown by 17% over five years.
School Type Charter School
Grades Offered Grades KG-8
Total Students 824 students
Hardy Williams Academy Charter School Total Students (2000-2012)
Gender % 48% Male / 52%Female
Total Classroom Teachers 53 teachers
Hardy Williams Academy Charter School Total Classroom Teachers (2000-2012)
Students by Grade Hardy Williams Academy Charter School Students by Grade

School Comparison

The student:teacher ratio of 16:1 has stayed the same over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.04 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 16:1 14:1
Hardy Williams Academy Charter School Student : Teacher Ratio (2000-2012)
American Indian
n/a
n/a
Asian
n/a
3%
Hispanic
n/a
8%
Black
98%
16%
Hardy Williams Academy Charter School Black (2000-2012)
White
n/a
71%
All Ethnic Groups Hardy Williams Academy Charter School Sch Ethnicity Hardy Williams 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.
0.04 0.47
Hardy Williams Academy 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.
65%
34%
Hardy Williams Academy 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.
n/a
6%
Hardy Williams Academy Charter School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (2003-2006)

District Comparison

The district's student population of 824 students has decreased by 6% over five years.
School District Name Hardy Williams Academy Charter School District
Number of Schools
Managed
1
3
Number of Students Managed 824 1,559
District Total Revenue $9 MM $21 MM
District Spending $9 MM $20 MM
District Revenue / Student $10,441 $12,476
Hardy Williams Academy Charter  School District Revenue / Student (2000-2009)
District Spending / Student $9,619 $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 Boys Latin Of Philadelphia Charter School (1 miles away).
The nearest middle school is Shaw Anna H Middle School (0.3 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Mitchell Elementary School (0.1 miles away)
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  • School Location Miles Students Grades
  • Philadelphia Mitchell Elementary School
    5500 Kingsessing Ave
    Philadelphia , PA , 19143
    (215)727-2160
    0.1  mi  |  565  students  |  Gr.  KG-5
  • Philadelphia Shaw Anna H Middle School
    5400 Warrington Ave
    Philadelphia , PA , 19143
    (215)727-2161
    0.3  mi  |  234  students  |  Gr.  7-8
  • Philadelphia Longstreth William C School
    5700 Willows Ave
    Philadelphia , PA , 19143
    (215)727-2158
    0.4  mi  |  527  students  |  Gr.  PK-8
  • Philadelphia Comegys Benjamin B School
    5100 Greenway Ave
    Philadelphia , PA , 19143
    (215)727-2162
    0.5  mi  |  444  students  |  Gr.  PK-6
  • Philadelphia Harrington Avery D School
    530034 Baltimore Ave
    Philadelphia , PA , 19143
    (215)471-2914
    0.7  mi  |  524  students  |  Gr.  KG-6

School Reviews

  • Recommended September 26, 2007 - The school has changed alot since it wasd taken over by Edison.I have had alot of problems with the staff at RACS. Some of them seem to be very rude and ignorant, they deal with problems pretaining to your children like they owe you no explaination. This year they have a new principal, he seems to be on his P's and Q's. I have 3 children there, I hope these new changes work out for the best. - Posted by Parent
  • Recommended February 14, 2007 - For a charter school this "school", if it even qualifies to be called that is very dissapointing. The academic programs that he school uses is great but the teachers hardly follow it. Kids have been doing some of the same worksheets for three grades straight...and don't even get me started on the damage to the books. The school has Spanish,Art,Music, and Gym. The problem is the kids get each of these maybe once or twice a week for 45 mins. When you include the fact that it takes the teachers a good 20 mins to settle the children there is very little instructional time left. Tha actual building it's in is disastrous. They have had at least 3 emergencies in the last two years where the kids had to be housed in the church next door. They were due to a lack of heat and two separate gas leaks. During the second gas leak they actually let the kids back in the building BEFORE they had fixed anything. The adminsitration at this school seems very detached. It is almost impossible to get in touch with them. Ever since Edison took over this school has been falling apart. If you are considering Renaissance Advantage Charter School...or RACS as they like to call it please DO NOT waste your time with this sorry excuse for a school. - Posted by Parent

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