First Philadelphia Preparatory Charter S

  • First Philadelphia Preparatory Charter S serves 1,665 students in grades Kindergarten-11.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is 11% (which is lower than the Pennsylvania state average of 46%) for the 2015-16 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Reading/Language Arts is 35% (which is lower than the Pennsylvania state average of 62%) for the 2015-16 school year.
  • First Philadelphia Preparatory Charter S 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 2015-16 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 20:1 is higher than the Pennsylvania state level of 15:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 83% of the student body (majority Black), which is higher than the Pennsylvania state average of 32%.

Top Placements

First Philadelphia Preparatory Charter S places among the top 20% of public schools in Pennsylvania for:

School Overview

  • First Philadelphia Preparatory Charter S's student population of 1,665 students has grown by 29% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 84 teachers has grown by 25% over five school years.
School TypeCharter School
Grades OfferedGrades Kindergarten-11
Total Students1,665 students
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Total Classroom Teachers84 teachers
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School Comparison

  • First Philadelphia Preparatory Charter S is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 2,835 schools in Pennsylvania (based off of combined Math and Reading proficiency testing data) for the 2015-16 school year.
  • The school's student:teacher ratio of 20:1 has increased from 19:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of First Philadelphia Preparatory Charter S 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)
Overall School Rank
70%
29%
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
11%
46%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of First Philadelphia Preparatory Charter S and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of public schools in Pennsylvania by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.
Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
35%
62%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of First Philadelphia Preparatory Charter S and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Pennsylvania by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.
Student : Teacher Ratio20:115:1
This chart display the student teacher ratio of First Philadelphia Preparatory Charter S and the public school average student teacher ratio of Pennsylvania by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.
Asian
2%
4%
This chart display the percentage of Asian students in First Philadelphia Preparatory Charter S and the percentage of Asian public school students in Pennsylvania by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.
Hispanic
27%
10%
This chart display the percentage of Hispanic students in First Philadelphia Preparatory Charter S and the percentage of Hispanic public school students in Pennsylvania by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.
Black
44%
15%
This chart display the percentage of Black students in First Philadelphia Preparatory Charter S and the percentage of Black public school students in Pennsylvania by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.
White
17%
68%
This chart display the percentage of White students in First Philadelphia Preparatory Charter S and the percentage of White public school students in Pennsylvania by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.
Two or more races
10%
3%
This chart display the percentage of students of two or more races in First Philadelphia Preparatory Charter S and the percentage of public school students of two or more races in Pennsylvania by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.
All Ethnic GroupsThis chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in First Philadelphia Preparatory Charter S.This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in PA.
Diversity Score0.700.26
This chart display the diversity score of First Philadelphia Preparatory Charter S and the public school average diversity score of Pennsylvania by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.
Eligible for Free Lunch
80%
44%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for free lunch in First Philadelphia Preparatory Charter S and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for free lunch in Pennsylvania by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.
Eligible for Reduced Lunch
7%
3%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in First Philadelphia Preparatory Charter S and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Pennsylvania by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.
School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameFirst Philadelphia Preparatory Charter School District
Source: 2015-2016 (latest school year available) NCES, PA Dept. of Education

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