Pennsylvania Virtual Charter School

  • Pennsylvania Virtual Charter School serves 2,074 students in grades Kindergarten-12.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 25% (which is lower than the Pennsylvania state average of 45%) for the 2017-18 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 58% (which is lower than the Pennsylvania state average of 63%) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • Pennsylvania Virtual 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 2017-18 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 29:1 is higher than the Pennsylvania state level of 15:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 36% of the student body (majority Black), which is higher than the Pennsylvania state average of 34%.

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School Overview

  • Pennsylvania Virtual Charter School's student population of 2,074 students has declined by 16% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 72 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
School TypeCharter School
Grades OfferedGrades Kindergarten-12
Total Students2,074 students
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Total Classroom Teachers72 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Pennsylvania Virtual Charter School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 2,820 schools in Pennsylvania (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • The school's student:teacher ratio of 29:1 has decreased from 33:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Pennsylvania Virtual Charter School is 0.54, 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#2137 out of 2820 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
25%
45%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of Pennsylvania Virtual 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 2017-18 school year data.
Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
58%
63%
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Student : Teacher Ratio29:115:1
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American Indian
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Asian
2%
4%
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Hispanic
9%
11%
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Black
21%
15%
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White
64%
66%
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Two or more races
4%
4%
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All Ethnic Groups This chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Pennsylvania Virtual Charter School. This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in PA.
Diversity Score0.540.53
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Graduation Rate
78%
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 NamePennsylvania Virtual Charter School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, PA Dept. of Education

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