Renaissance Academy Charter School

40 Pine Crest St,

Phoenixville, PA, 19460-0904

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

951 students

Renaissance Academy Charter School serves 951 students in grades K-12.
The student:teacher ratio of 13:1 is lower than the PA average of 14:1.
Minority enrollment is 39% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the state average of 29%.
Renaissance Academy Charter School operates within the Renaissance Academy Charter School District.

Overview

The student population of 951 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The teacher population of 76 teachers has grown by 7% over five years.
School Type Charter School
Grades Offered Grades K-12
Total Students 951 students
Renaissance Academy Charter School Total Students (2001-2012)
Gender % 40% Male / 60%Female
Total Classroom Teachers 76 teachers
Renaissance Academy Charter School Total Classroom Teachers (2001-2012)
Students by Grade Renaissance 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 0.57 is less than the state average of 0.83. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
This School (PA) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio 13:1 14:1
Renaissance Academy Charter School Student : Teacher Ratio (2001-2012)
American Indian
n/a
n/a
Asian
4%
3%
Renaissance Academy Charter School Asian (2001-2012)
Hispanic
3%
8%
Renaissance Academy Charter School Hispanic (2001-2012)
Black
21%
16%
Renaissance Academy Charter School Black (2001-2012)
White
61%
71%
Renaissance Academy Charter School White (2001-2012)
All Ethnic Groups Renaissance Academy Charter School Sch Ethnicity Renaissance 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.
0.57 0.83
Renaissance Academy Charter School Diversity Score (2001-2012)
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.
18%
34%
Renaissance 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.
5%
6%
Renaissance Academy Charter School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (2003-2012)

District Comparison

The district's student population of 951 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
School District Name Renaissance Academy Charter School District
Number of Schools
Managed
1
3
Number of Students Managed 951 1,682
Renaissance Academy Charter  School District Number of Students Managed (2001-2012)
District Total Revenue $12 MM $21 MM
Renaissance Academy Charter  School District Total Revenue (2002-2009)
District Spending $16 MM $20 MM
Renaissance Academy Charter  School District Spending (2002-2009)
District Revenue / Student $13,258 $12,476
Renaissance Academy Charter  School District Revenue / Student (2002-2009)
District Spending / Student $16,973 $11,944
Renaissance Academy Charter  School District Spending / Student (2002-2009)
School Statewide Testing View Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2012 (latest year available) NCES, PA Dept. of Education

School Notes:

    • K-12, Tuition-Free, Award-winning, Public Charter School
    • College Prep Curriculum
    • Small Learning Community
    • Fine Arts Classes twice daily
    • AP and Dual Credit Classes available

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is Center For Arts & Technology-pickering (0.2 miles away).
The nearest middle school is Phoenixville Area Middle School (1.5 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Barkley Elementary School (1.6 miles away)
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  • School Location Miles Students Grades
  • Phoenixville Center For Arts & Technology-pickering
    Vocational School
    1580 Charlestown Rd
    Phoenixville , PA , 19460
    (610)933-8877
    Vocational School
    0.2  mi  |  488  students  |  Gr.  9-12
  • Phoenixville Phoenixville Area High School
    1200 Gay St
    Phoenixville , PA , 19460
    (484)927-5100
    1.4  mi  |  913  students  |  Gr.  9-12
  • Phoenixville Phoenixville Area Middle School
    1330 South Main St
    Phoenixville , PA , 19460
    (484)927-5200
    1.5  mi  |  785  students  |  Gr.  6-8
  • Phoenixville Barkley Elementary School
    320 2nd Ave
    Phoenixville , PA , 19460
    (484)927-5300
    1.6  mi  |  370  students  |  Gr.  1-5
  • Phoenixville East Pikeland Elementary School
    1191 Hares Hill Rd
    Phoenixville , PA , 19460
    (484)927-5350
    1.8  mi  |  313  students  |  Gr.  1-5

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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Chester County, 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 0.38, which is lower than the Pennsylvania average of 0.83. The most diverse school district in Chester County is 21st Century Cyber Charter School School District. Read more about public school diversity statistics in Pennsylvania or national school diversity statistics.