Bear Creek Community Charter School

  • Bear Creek Community Charter School serves 461 students in grades Kindergarten-8.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is 42% (which is lower than the Pennsylvania state average of 46%) for the 2015-2016 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Reading/Language Arts is 69% (which is higher than the Pennsylvania state average of 62%) for the 2015-2016 school year.
  • Bear Creek Community Charter School placed in the bottom 50% of all schools in Pennsylvania for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is top 50%) for the 2015-2016 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 17:1 is higher than the Pennsylvania state level of 15:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 15% of the student body (majority Black), which is lower than the Pennsylvania state average of 32%.
  • Bear Creek Community Charter School operates within the Bear Creek Community Charter School District.

School Overview

  • Bear Creek Community Charter School's student population of 461 students has grown by 9% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 27 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
School TypeCharter School
Grades OfferedGrades Kindergarten-8
Total Students461 students
Bear Creek Community Charter School Total Students (2006-2016)
Gender %Bear Creek Community Charter School Gender
Total Classroom Teachers27 teachers
Bear Creek Community Charter School Total Teachers (2006-2016)
Students by GradeBear Creek Community Charter School Student By Grade

School Comparison

  • Bear Creek Community Charter School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 2835 schools in Pennsylvania (based off of combined Math and Reading proficiency testing data) for the 2015-2016 school year.
  • The school's student:teacher ratio of 17:1 has increased from 16:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Bear Creek Community Charter School is 0.27, which is more than the diversity score at state average of 0.26. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2015-2016 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (PA)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
42%
46%
Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
69%
62%
Student : Teacher Ratio17:115:1
Bear Creek Community Charter School Student Teacher Ratio (2006-2016)
Asian
1%
4%
Bear Creek Community Charter School Asian Students (2005-2016)
Hispanic
6%
10%
Bear Creek Community Charter School Black Students (2005-2016)
Black
8%
15%
Bear Creek Community Charter School Black Students (2006-2016)
White
85%
68%
Bear Creek Community Charter School White Students (2006-2016)
All Ethnic GroupsBear Creek Community Charter School All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity BreakdownPA All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown
Diversity Score0.270.26
Bear Creek Community Charter School Diversity Score (2006-2016)
Eligible for Free Lunch
34%
44%
Bear Creek Community Charter School Eligible for Free Lunch (2008-2016)
Eligible for Reduced Lunch
6%
3%
Bear Creek Community Charter School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (2008-2016)

    District Comparison

    • The school district of Bear Creek Community Charter School is Bear Creek Community Charter School District, which is ranked within the top 50% of all 663 school districts in Pennsylvania (based off of combined Math and Reading proficiency testing data) for the 2015-2016 school year.
    • Bear Creek Community Charter School District's student population of 461 students has grown by 9% over five school years.
    • The revenue/student of $11,076 in this district is less than the state average of $13,048. The district revenue/student has declined by 13% over four school years.
    • The district's spending/student of $8,720 is less than the state average of $12,915. The district spending/student has declined by 23% over four school years.
    School District NameBear Creek Community Charter School District
    Number of Schools
    Managed
    1
    3
    Number of Students Managed4611,464
    Bear Creek Community Charter School District Students Managed (2006-2016)
    District Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
    42%
    46%
    District Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
    69%
    62%
    District Total Revenue$5 MM$19 MM
    District Spending$4 MM$19 MM
    District Revenue / Student$11,076$13,048
    District Spending / Student$8,720$12,915
    School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
    Source: 2015-2016 (latest school year available) NCES, PA Dept. of Education

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