Capital Area School For The Arts Charter

  • Capital Area School For The Arts Charter serves 187 students in grades 9-12.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is 60-69% (which is higher than the Pennsylvania state average of 46%) for the 2015-16 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Reading/Language Arts is ≥90% (which is higher than the Pennsylvania state average of 62%) for the 2015-16 school year.
  • Capital Area School For The Arts Charter placed in the top 20% of all schools in Pennsylvania for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 30%, and reading proficiency is top 5%) for the 2015-16 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 14:1 is lower than the Pennsylvania state level of 15:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 31% of the student body (majority Black), which is lower than the Pennsylvania state average of 32%.

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Capital Area School For The Arts Charter places among the top 20% of public schools in Pennsylvania for:

School Overview

  • Capital Area School For The Arts Charter's student population of 187 students has grown by 40% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 13 teachers has grown by 44% over five school years.
School TypeCharter School
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
Total Students187 students
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Total Classroom Teachers13 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Capital Area School For The Arts Charter is ranked within the top 20% of all 2,835 schools in Pennsylvania (based off of combined Math and Reading proficiency testing data) for the 2015-16 school year.
  • The school's student:teacher ratio of 14:1 has decreased from 15:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Capital Area School For The Arts Charter is 0.49, 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)60-69%
46%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of Capital Area School For The Arts Charter and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of public schools in Pennsylvania by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.
Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)≥90%
62%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Capital Area School For The Arts Charter and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Pennsylvania by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.
Student : Teacher Ratio14:115:1
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Asian
n/a
4%
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Hispanic
5%
10%
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Black
19%
15%
This chart display the percentage of Black students in Capital Area School For The Arts Charter and the percentage of Black public school students in Pennsylvania by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.
White
69%
68%
This chart display the percentage of White students in Capital Area School For The Arts Charter and the percentage of White public school students in Pennsylvania by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.
Two or more races
7%
3%
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All Ethnic GroupsThis chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Capital Area School For The Arts Charter.This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in PA.
Diversity Score0.490.26
This chart display the diversity score of Capital Area School For The Arts Charter and the public school average diversity score of Pennsylvania by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.
Graduation Rate≥90%
86%
This chart display graduation rate of Capital Area School For The Arts Charter and public school graduation rate of Pennsylvania by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.
Eligible for Free Lunch
12%
44%
Eligible for Reduced Lunch
5%
3%
School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameCapital Area For The Arts Charter School District
Source: 2015-2016 (latest school year available) NCES, PA Dept. of Education

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