Philadelphia Academy Charter School

  • Philadelphia Academy Charter School serves 1,143 students in grades Kindergarten-12.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is 58% (which is higher than the Pennsylvania state average of 46%) for the 2016-17 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Reading/Language Arts is 72% (which is higher than the Pennsylvania state average of 63%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • Philadelphia Academy Charter School placed in the top 50% of all schools in Pennsylvania for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 50%, and reading proficiency is top 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 23% of the student body (majority Black and Hispanic), which is lower than the Pennsylvania state average of 34%.

Top Placements

Philadelphia Academy Charter School places among the top 20% of public schools in Pennsylvania for:

School Overview

  • Philadelphia Academy Charter School's student population of 1,143 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 77 teachers has declined by 12% over five school years.
School TypeCharter School
Grades OfferedGrades Kindergarten-12
Total Students1,143 students
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Total Classroom Teachers77 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Philadelphia Academy Charter School is ranked within the top 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 increased from 13:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Philadelphia Academy Charter School is 0.39, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.52. 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)#967 out of 2814 schools
(Top 50%)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
58%
46%
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Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
72%
63%
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Student : Teacher Ratio15:115:1
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Asian
3%
4%
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Hispanic
9%
11%
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Black
9%
15%
This chart display the percentage of Black students in Philadelphia Academy Charter School and the percentage of Black public school students in Pennsylvania by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
White
77%
66%
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Two or more races
2%
4%
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All Ethnic GroupsThis chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Philadelphia Academy Charter School.This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in PA.
Diversity Score0.390.52
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Graduation Rate≥95%
86%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
29%
44%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
3%
3%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NamePhiladelphia Academy Charter School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, PA Dept. of Education

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