Collegium Charter School

4.00 5 1 (6 reviews)
535 James Hance Court

Exton, PA 19341

Tel: (610)903-1300
  • Collegium Charter School serves 2,663 students in grades KG-12.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 13:1 is lower than the PA average of 15:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 52% of the student body (majority Hispanic and Black), which is more than the state average of 32%.
  • Collegium Charter School operates within the Collegium Charter School District.

School Overview

  • The student population of 2663 students has grown by 30% over five years.
  • The teacher population of 198 teachers has grown by 28% over five years.
School TypeCharter School
Grades OfferedGrades KG-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

  • The student:teacher ratio of 13:1 has stayed the same over five years.
  • The school's diversity score of 0.70 is more than the state average of 0.51. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
This School(PA) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio13:115:1
Collegium Charter School Student Teacher Ratio (2001-2015)
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 Score0.700.51
Collegium Charter School Diversity Score (2000-2016)
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

  • Collegium Charter School District's student population of 2,663 students has grown by 30% over five years.
  • The revenue/student of $9,186 in this district is less than the state average of $12,995. The district revenue/student has declined by 27% over four years.
  • The district's spending/student of $8,745 is less than the state average of $12,863. The district spending/student has declined by 37% over four years.
School District NameCollegium Charter School District
Number of Schools
Managed
1
3
Number of Students Managed2,6631,470
Collegium Charter School District Students Managed (2000-2016)
District Total Revenue$19 MM$19 MM
Collegium Charter School District District Total Revenue (2001-2016)
District Spending$18 MM$19 MM
Collegium Charter School District District Spending (2000-2016)
District Revenue / Student$9,186$12,995
Collegium Charter School District District Revenue / Student (2001-2016)
District Spending / Student$8,745$12,863
Collegium Charter School District District Spending / Student (2000-2016)
School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2016 (latest year available) NCES, PA Dept. of Education

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School Reviews

  4.00 out of 5  (6 reviews)
5  6/1/2012
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  8/16/2010
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  9/29/2009
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.
- Posted by
2  5/11/2009
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  2/7/2008
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  1/16/2008
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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Pennsylvania public schools have a diversity score of 0.51, which is lower than the national average of 0.52. The most diverse school district in Pennsylvania is York Academy Regional Charter School District. Read more about public school diversity statistics in Pennsylvania or national school diversity statistics.