Collegium Charter School

  • Collegium Charter School serves 2,663 students in grades Kindergarten-12.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is 44% (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 63% (which is higher than the Pennsylvania state average of 62%) for the 2015-2016 school year.
  • Collegium 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 bottom 50%) for the 2015-2016 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 13:1 is lower than the Pennsylvania state level of 15:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 52% of the student body (majority Hispanic and Black), which is higher than the Pennsylvania state average of 32%.
  • Collegium Charter School operates within the Collegium Charter School District.
  • Collegium Charter School District's 95% graduation rate is higher than the Pennsylvania state average of 86%.

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School Overview

  • Collegium Charter School's student population of 2663 students has grown by 30% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 198 teachers has grown by 28% over five school years.
School TypeCharter School
Grades OfferedGrades Kindergarten-12
Total Students2,663 students
Collegium Charter School Total Students (2000-2016)
Gender %Collegium Charter School Gender
Total Classroom Teachers198 teachers
Collegium Charter School Total Teachers (2000-2016)
Students by GradeCollegium Charter School Student By Grade

School Comparison

  • Collegium 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 13:1 has stayed the same over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Collegium Charter School is 0.70, 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)
44%
46%
Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
63%
62%
Student : Teacher Ratio13:115:1
Collegium Charter School Student Teacher Ratio (2000-2016)
Asian
10%
4%
Collegium Charter School Asian Students (2001-2016)
Hispanic
19%
10%
Collegium Charter School Black Students (2000-2016)
Black
17%
15%
Collegium Charter School Black Students (2000-2016)
White
48%
68%
Collegium Charter School White Students (2000-2016)
Two or more races
6%
3%
Collegium Charter School Two Or More Races Students (2014-2016)
All Ethnic GroupsCollegium Charter School All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity BreakdownPA All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown
Diversity Score0.700.26
Collegium Charter School Diversity Score (2000-2016)
Graduation Rate≥95%
86%
Collegium Charter School Graduation Rate (2011-2016)
Eligible for Free Lunch
21%
44%
Collegium Charter School Eligible for Free Lunch (2004-2016)
Eligible for Reduced Lunch
4%
3%
Collegium Charter School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (2004-2016)

    District Comparison

    • The school district of Collegium Charter School is Collegium 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.
    • Collegium Charter School District's student population of 2,663 students has grown by 30% over five school years.
    • The district's graduation rate of 95% has increased from 80% over five school years.
    • The revenue/student of $9,186 in this district is less than the state average of $13,048. The district revenue/student has declined by 27% over four school years.
    • The district's spending/student of $8,745 is less than the state average of $12,915. The district spending/student has declined by 37% over four school years.
    School District NameCollegium Charter School District
    Number of Schools
    Managed
    1
    3
    Number of Students Managed2,6631,464
    Collegium Charter School District Students Managed (2000-2016)
    District Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
    44%
    46%
    District Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
    63%
    62%
    District Graduation Rate≥95%
    86%
    District Total Revenue$19 MM$19 MM
    District Spending$18 MM$19 MM
    District Revenue / Student$9,186$13,048
    District Spending / Student$8,745$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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    School Reviews

      4.00 out of 5  (6 reviews)
    5  
    My child, now a 4th grader, has been at CCS since Kindergarten. He has an IEP, is excelling academically, and loving his school experience. As a whole, Collegium teachers are dedicated, nurturing and supportive. I sure hope this continues throughout middle school and beyond. As long as our child is happy there and doing well, we are planning on seeing him graduate from CCS!
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    5  
    Collegium Charter school offers an alternative for families living in the Coatesville School District. The curriculum is challenging and the teachers are committed to developing students to perform their best. Parents support the school, and teachers are held accountable to meet educational goals. As a former elementary educator, parent, and taxpayer, I am pleased that my child has this opportunity.
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    5  
    I don't understand the parent comment about spec. needs kids getting "pushed out." My child has an IEP and has been at Collegium for 9 years - they go above and beyond to be sure that his needs are met. Beyond this, the school is great! Strong MS/HS curriculum that is preparing my child for college - high expectations of all kids.
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    2  
    Collegium offers little support to special needs children and their families. They do everything possible to push special needs children out. Administration hides behind their “policies”. Their actions are disgraceful, even to the point of discriminatory.
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    5  
    My experience so far is only with the elementary school, but I could not be happier. The teachers we have had are exceptional and the curriculum, including Spanish, art and music, is far above what I am seeing in the surrounding districts. Parent involvement is one of the keys to Collegium's success. All in all, they truly have found a winning formula!
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    2  
    K thru 6 - They have fantastic, dedicated teachers and the curriculum is right on the mark. When you reach Middle and High school, there is a marked differance! That is all I will say.
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