4700 Parkside
Philadelphia, PA 19131
Rating
2/
10
Bottom 50%
Discovery Charter School serves 634 students in grades Kindergarten-8.
Discovery 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 2018-19 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 15% (which is lower than the Pennsylvania state average of 45%) for the 2018-19 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 46% (which is lower than the Pennsylvania state average of 62%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 19:1 is higher than the Pennsylvania state level of 14:1.

Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • School Type: Charter School
  • Grades: Kindergarten-8
  • Enrollment: 634 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 19:1
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Bottom 50% in PA
  • Math Proficiency
    : 15% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 46% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), PA Dept. of Education

School Overview

Discovery Charter School's student population of 634 students has declined by 12% over five school years.
The teacher population of 33 teachers has declined by 15% over five school years.
School Type
Grades Offered
Grades Kindergarten-8
Total Students
634 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
33 teachers
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School Rankings

Discovery Charter School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 2,797 schools in Pennsylvania (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2018-19 school year.
The diversity score of Discovery Charter School is 0.08, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.56. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2020-2021 School Year Data
This School
State Level (PA)
Overall Testing Rank
#2404 out of 2797 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
15%
45%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
46%
62%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
19:1
14:1
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American Indian
n/a
n/a
Asian
n/a
4%
Hispanic
1%
13%
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Black
96%
15%
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White
n/a
63%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
3%
5%
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All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.08
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Eligible for Free Lunch
55%
49%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch (17-18)
4%
3%
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School District Name
Source: 2020-2021 (latest school year available) National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), PA Dept. of Education

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Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • School Type: Charter School
  • Grades: Kindergarten-8
  • Enrollment: 634 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 19:1
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Bottom 50%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 15% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 46% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), PA Dept. of Education

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