Freire Charter School

  • Freire Charter School serves 989 students in grades 5-12.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is 24% (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 41% (which is lower than the Pennsylvania state average of 62%) for the 2015-16 school year.
  • Freire 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 2015-16 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 29:1 is higher than the Pennsylvania state level of 15:1.

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School Overview

  • Freire Charter School's student population of 989 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 34 teachers has declined by 24% over five school years.
School TypeCharter School
Grades OfferedGrades 5-12
Total Students989 students
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Total Classroom Teachers34 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Freire Charter School 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 29:1 has increased from 21:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Freire Charter School is 0.10, which is less 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#2381 out of 2,835 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
24%
46%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of Freire Charter School 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)
41%
62%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Freire Charter School 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 Ratio29:115:1
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Asian
n/a
4%
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Hispanic
3%
10%
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Black
95%
15%
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White
n/a
68%
This chart display the percentage of White students in Freire Charter School and the percentage of White public school students in Pennsylvania by year, with the latest 2005-06 school year data.
Two or more races
2%
3%
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All Ethnic GroupsThis chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Freire Charter School.This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in PA.
Diversity Score0.100.26
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Graduation Rate80-84%
86%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
100%
44%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunchn/a
3%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Freire Charter School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Pennsylvania by year, with the latest 2013-14 school year data.
School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameFreire Charter School District
Source: 2015-2016 (latest school year available) NCES, PA Dept. of Education

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