Pennsylvania Distance Learning Charter School

2605 Nicolson Road, Suite 4100
Sewickley, PA 15143
Rating
2/
10
Bottom 50%
Pennsylvania Distance Learning Charter School serves 1,396 students in grades Kindergarten-12.
Pennsylvania Distance Learning 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 2020-21 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 8% (which is lower than the Pennsylvania state average of 38%) for the 2020-21 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 30% (which is lower than the Pennsylvania state average of 55%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 14:1 is higher than the Pennsylvania state level of 13:1.
Minority enrollment is 56% of the student body (majority Black), which is higher than the Pennsylvania state average of 37% (majority Black and Hispanic).

Quick Stats (2024)

  • School Type: Online School/Charter School
  • Grades: Kindergarten-12
  • Enrollment: 1,396 students
  • State Accredited: No
  • Live Instruction: No
  • Rolling Enrollment: No
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 14:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 56%
  • Graduation Rate
    : 55-59% (Btm 50% in PA)
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Bottom 50%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 8% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 30% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), PA Dept. of Education

Top Rankings

Pennsylvania Distance Learning Charter School ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Pennsylvania for:

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School Overview

Pennsylvania Distance Learning Charter School's student population of 1,396 students has grown by 65% over five school years.
The teacher population of 101 teachers has grown by 42% over five school years.
School Type
Grades Offered
Grades Kindergarten-12
(offers virtual instruction)
Total Students
1,396 students
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Gender %
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Total Classroom Teachers
101 teachers
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State Accredited Program
No
Personalized Content
No
Live Instruction
No
Rolling Enrollment
No
Flexible Class Schedule
No
Accelerated Offerings
No
Classes for Credit/Part Time Options
No
Dedicated College Counselor
No
Tutoring/Mentoring
No
Community Clubs/Activities Offered
No

School Rankings

Pennsylvania Distance Learning Charter School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 2,549 schools in Pennsylvania (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2020-21 school year.
The diversity score of Pennsylvania Distance Learning Charter School is 0.69, which is more than the diversity score at state average of 0.57. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2021-2022 School Year Data
This School
State Level (PA)
Overall Testing Rank
#2237 out of 2549 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
8%
38%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
30%
55%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
14:1
13:1
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American Indian
1%
n/a
Asian
n/a
4%
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Hispanic
21%
14%
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Black
27%
14%
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White
44%
63%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
7%
5%
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All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.69
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Graduation Rate
55-59%
87%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
43%
50%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
8%
1%
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Source: 2021-2022 (latest school year available) National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), PA Dept. of Education

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Pennsylvania Distance Learning Charter School's ranking?
Pennsylvania Distance Learning Charter School is ranked #2237 out of 2,549 schools, which ranks it among the bottom 50% of public schools in Pennsylvania.
What schools are Pennsylvania Distance Learning Charter School often compared to?
Pennsylvania Distance Learning Charter Schoolis often viewed alongside schools like Pittsburgh Science And Technology Academ by visitors of our site.
What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?
8% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 38% PA state average), while 30% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 55% PA state average).
What is the graduation rate of Pennsylvania Distance Learning Charter School?
The graduation rate of Pennsylvania Distance Learning Charter School is 55-59%, which is lower than the Pennsylvania state average of 87%.
How many students attend Pennsylvania Distance Learning Charter School?
1,396 students attend Pennsylvania Distance Learning Charter School.
What is the racial composition of the student body?
44% of Pennsylvania Distance Learning Charter School students are White, 27% of students are Black, 21% of students are Hispanic, 7% of students are Two or more races, and 1% of students are American Indian.
What is the student:teacher ratio of Pennsylvania Distance Learning Charter School?
Pennsylvania Distance Learning Charter School has a student ration of 14:1, which is higher than the Pennsylvania state average of 13:1.
What grades does Pennsylvania Distance Learning Charter School offer ?
Pennsylvania Distance Learning Charter School offers enrollment in grades Kindergarten-12 (offers virtual instruction).
What school district is Pennsylvania Distance Learning Charter School part of?
Pennsylvania Distance Learning Charter School is part of Pennsylvania Distance Learning CS School District.

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • School Type: Online School/Charter School
  • Grades: Kindergarten-12
  • Enrollment: 1,396 students
  • State Accredited: No
  • Live Instruction: No
  • Rolling Enrollment: No
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 14:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 56%
  • Graduation Rate
    : 55-59% (Btm 50%)
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Bottom 50%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 8% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 30% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), PA Dept. of Education

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