Helen Thackston Charter School

  • Helen Thackston Charter School serves 497 students in grades 5-12.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 4% (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 18% (which is lower than the Pennsylvania state average of 63%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • Helen Thackston 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 2016-17 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 15:1 is equal to the Pennsylvania state level of 15:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 95% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is higher than the Pennsylvania state average of 34%.

Top Placements

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School Overview

  • Helen Thackston Charter School's student population of 497 students has declined by 21% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 34 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
School TypeCharter School
Grades OfferedGrades 5-12
Total Students497 students
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Total Classroom Teachers34 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Helen Thackston Charter School 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 15:1 has decreased from 19:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Helen Thackston Charter School is 0.55, 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)#2771 out of 2814 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
4%
46%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
18%
63%
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Student : Teacher Ratio15:115:1
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Asian
n/a
4%
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Hispanic
59%
11%
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Black
33%
15%
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White
5%
66%
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Two or more races
3%
4%
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Diversity Score0.550.53
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Graduation Rate65-69%
86%
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Eligible for Free Lunchn/a
44%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunchn/a
3%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameHelen Thackston Charter School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, PA Dept. of Education

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