Christopher Columbus Charter School

South Building, 1242-46 S 13th

Philadelphia, PA 19147

Tel: (215)389-6000
  • Christopher Columbus Charter School serves 800 students in grades Kindergarten-8.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is 30% (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 70% (which is higher than the Pennsylvania state average of 62%) for the 2015-2016 school year.
  • Christopher Columbus 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 16:1 is higher than the Pennsylvania state level of 15:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 42% of the student body (majority Black), which is higher than the Pennsylvania state average of 32%.
  • Christopher Columbus Charter School operates within the Christopher Columbus Charter School District.

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School Overview

  • Christopher Columbus Charter School's student population of 800 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 51 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
School TypeCharter School
Grades OfferedGrades Kindergarten-8
Total Students800 students
Christopher Columbus Charter School Total Students (2000-2016)
Gender %Christopher Columbus Charter School Gender
Total Classroom Teachers51 teachers
Christopher Columbus Charter School Total Teachers (2000-2016)
Students by GradeChristopher Columbus Charter School Student By Grade

School Comparison

  • Christopher Columbus 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 16:1 has stayed the same over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Christopher Columbus Charter School is 0.61, 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)
30%
46%
Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
70%
62%
Student : Teacher Ratio16:115:1
Christopher Columbus Charter School Student Teacher Ratio (2000-2016)
Asian
10%
4%
Christopher Columbus Charter School Asian Students (2000-2016)
Hispanic
8%
10%
Christopher Columbus Charter School Black Students (2000-2016)
Black
19%
15%
Christopher Columbus Charter School Black Students (2000-2016)
White
58%
68%
Christopher Columbus Charter School White Students (2000-2016)
Two or more races
5%
3%
Christopher Columbus Charter School Two Or More Races Students (2011-2016)
All Ethnic GroupsChristopher Columbus Charter School All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity BreakdownPA All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown
Diversity Score0.610.26
Christopher Columbus Charter School Diversity Score (2000-2016)
Eligible for Free Lunch
100%
44%
Christopher Columbus Charter School Eligible for Free Lunch (2003-2016)
Eligible for Reduced Lunchn/a
3%
Christopher Columbus Charter School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (2003-2015)

    District Comparison

    • The school district of Christopher Columbus Charter School is Christopher Columbus Charter School District, which is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 663 school districts in Pennsylvania (based off of combined Math and Reading proficiency testing data) for the 2015-2016 school year.
    • Christopher Columbus Charter School District's student population of 800 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
    • The revenue/student of $9,741 in this district is less than the state average of $13,048. The district revenue/student has declined by 16% over four school years.
    • The district's spending/student of $9,575 is less than the state average of $12,915. The district spending/student has declined by 20% over four school years.
    School District NameChristopher Columbus Charter School District
    Number of Schools
    Managed
    1
    3
    Number of Students Managed8001,464
    Christopher Columbus Charter School District Students Managed (2000-2016)
    District Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
    30%
    46%
    District Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
    70%
    62%
    District Total Revenue$8 MM$19 MM
    District Spending$8 MM$19 MM
    District Revenue / Student$9,741$13,048
    District Spending / Student$9,575$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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