First Philadelphia Preparatory Charter S

  • First Philadelphia Preparatory Charter S serves 1,807 students in grades Kindergarten-12.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 13% (which is lower than the Pennsylvania state average of 46%) for the 2016-17 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 38% (which is lower than the Pennsylvania state average of 63%) for the 2016-17 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 2016-17 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 16:1 is higher than the Pennsylvania state level of 15:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 87% of the student body (majority Black), which is higher than the Pennsylvania state average of 34%.

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 1,807 students has grown by 20% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 110 teachers has grown by 44% over five school years.
School TypeCharter School
Grades OfferedGrades Kindergarten-12
Total Students1,807 students
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Gender % This chart display gender of First Philadelphia Preparatory Charter S
Total Classroom Teachers110 teachers
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School Comparison

  • First Philadelphia Preparatory Charter S is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 2,814 schools in Pennsylvania (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The school's student:teacher ratio of 16:1 has decreased from 20:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of First Philadelphia Preparatory Charter S is 0.69, which is more 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 School Rank (16-17)#2516 out of 2814 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
13%
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 2016-17 school year data.
Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
38%
63%
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 2016-17 school year data.
Student : Teacher Ratio16:115:1
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Asian
2%
4%
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Hispanic
30%
11%
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 2017-18 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 2017-18 school year data.
White
13%
66%
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 2017-18 school year data.
Two or more races
11%
4%
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 2017-18 school year data.
All Ethnic Groups This 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 Score0.690.53
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 2017-18 school year data.
Graduation Rate (16-17)85-89%
86%
Eligible for Free Lunch
99%
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 2017-18 school year data.
Eligible for Reduced Lunchn/a
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 2017-18 school year data.
School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameFirst Philadelphia Preparatory Charter School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, PA Dept. of Education

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