Discovery Charter School

Discovery Charter School serves 734 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 21:1 is higher than the Pennsylvania state level of 14:1.

School Overview

Discovery Charter School's student population of 734 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 35 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
School TypeCharter School
Grades OfferedGrades Kindergarten-8
Total Students734 students
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Total Classroom Teachers35 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 0.53. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2017-2018 School Year DataThis SchoolState 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 Ratio21:114:1
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American Indian
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n/a
Asian
n/a
4%
Hispanic
1%
11%
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Black
96%
15%
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White
n/a
66%
Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
3%
4%
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Diversity Score
0.080.53
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Eligible for Free Lunch
100%
46%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
4%
3%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameDiscovery Charter School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, PA Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools

The nearest high school to Discovery Charter School is Kipp Dubois Charter School (0.0 miles away)
The nearest middle school and elementary school is Global Leadership Academy Charter School (0.4 miles away)
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  • School (Math and Reading Proficiency) Location Miles Grades Students
  • Philadelphia Kipp Dubois Charter School Charter School
    Math: 30-34% | Reading: 35-39%
    Rank
    2/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: 9-12 | 525 students
    0.0 miles
    5070 Parkside Avenue
    Philadelphia, PA 19131
    (215) 307-3465
    0 9-12 525
  • Philadelphia Global Leadership Academy Charter School Charter School
    Math: 11% | Reading: 33%
    Rank
    1/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: K-8 | 699 students
    0.4 miles
    4601 Girard Avenue
    Philadelphia, PA 19131
    (267) 295-5700
    0.4 K-8 699
  • Philadelphia Heston Edward School Math: 2% | Reading: 12%
    Rank
    1/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: PK-8 | 562 students
    0.5 miles
    1621 N 54th St
    Philadelphia, PA 19131
    (215) 581-5514
    0.5 PK-8 562
  • Philadelphia Mastery Cs -shoemaker Campus Charter School
    Math: 16% | Reading: 40%
    Rank
    2/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: 7-12 | 772 students
    0.5 miles
    5301 Media Street
    Philadelphia, PA 19144
    (267) 296-7111
    0.5 7-12 772
  • Philadelphia Blankenburg Rudolph School Math: 4% | Reading: 16%
    Rank
    1/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: PK-8 | 453 students
    0.6 miles
    4600 W Girard Ave
    Philadelphia, PA 19131
    (215) 581-5505
    0.6 PK-8 453

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