Renaissance Academy Charter School

40 Pine Crest St,

Phoenixville, PA, 19460-0904

Tel: (610)983-4080
Grades: KG-12

939 students

Renaissance Academy Charter School serves 939 students in grades KG-12.
The student:teacher ratio of 13:1 is lower than the PA average of 14:1.
Minority enrollment is 38% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the state average of 29%.
Renaissance Academy Charter School operates within the Renaissance Academy Cs School District.

Overview

The student population of 939 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The teacher population of 73 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
School Type Charter School
Grades Offered Grades KG-12
Total Students 939 students
Gender % 40% Male / 60%Female
Total Classroom Teachers 73 teachers
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 0.56 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 13:1
14:1
American Indian
n/a
n/a
Asian
4%
3%
Hispanic
3%
8%
Black
22%
16%
White
62%
71%
Unknown
9%
2%
All Ethnic Groups
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. 0.56
0.47
Eligible for Free LunchFamilies 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. 18%
34%
Eligible for Reduced
LunchFamilies 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.
5%
6%

District Comparison

The district's student population of 939 students has grown by 0% over five years.
School District Name Renaissance Academy Cs School District
Number of Schools
Managed
1
n/a
Number of Students Managed 939
n/a
District Total Revenue n/a
n/a
District Spending n/a
n/a
District Revenue / Student n/a
n/a
District Spending / Student n/a
n/a
School Statewide Testing View Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2034 (latest year available) NCES, PA Dept. of Education

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is Center For Arts & Technology-pickering (0.2 miles away).
The nearest middle school is Phoenixville Area MiddleSchool (1.5 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Barkley Elementary School (1.6 miles away)
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School Reviews

  • Recommended March 28, 2011 - I would never reccomend anyone to ever send their kids to this school. I don't even know where to start. First, the enviornment is not good. The walls are gray and the lockers are tiny, as are the unopenable windows, it all just has a a warehouse feel to it, not a place that would get you excited to go to school. Also, the students are terrible to eachother and I know you can get that anywhere, but this is a tiny school and rumors spread fast. After going there for 10 years you tend to notice that kids that come here who are really nice become nasty in a small amount of time. The teachers there don't understand that they are getting paid to teach not sit there and let the class socialize. A lot of them pick favorites and that reflects on how they grade papers, students who are teacher's favorites always seem to be let off easy. The adminastration picks favorites as well and students who aren't always get the blame. Academics there are a lie, students fall behind quickly and the school has very limited options to help them catch up. Music and arts are a joke to most of the students, possibly because they are forced upon kids who aren't allowed to change their class to something they actually want to do. Sports are terrible our teams plays unfairly(eg biting their opponents in the ankles and blowing out their knees) and most kids are never able to stay on the team because they have horrible grades. It is very very rare to see this school bring back a trophy. Facilities are also limited theirs a cafeteria, but it has microwave food and you can only get food there during luch period, there's also a really nice workout room, but it's very small and you can only use it if you have that class. Parent involvement is lacking because most parents do not want to drive all the way out to RA for their kids. Overall, the school is a ridiculous joke, their really is nothing positive that comes to mind about the school. - Posted by Student/Alumni
  • Recommended May 03, 2010 - My son was attending this school and they were not giving him his medicine as per doctors orders. Also I found a few things that he needs to have vision therapy, occupational therapy and being evaluated for physical therapy. I have volunteered quite often and the children are totally out of control. - Posted by Parent
  • Recommended January 11, 2010 - Renaissance is an amazing school. The dedication and passion of all the teachers and staff shows as soon as you walk into the school. I have watched my children grow into articulate, well intentioned young men with the support of their teachers. My sons are both 'techies' but have been encouraged to explore their artistic sides - improv, drama and photography as well. - Posted by Parent

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