Philadelphia Performing Arts Charter School

  • Philadelphia Performing Arts Charter School serves 2,546 students in grades Kindergarten-12.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is 35% (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 59% (which is lower than the Pennsylvania state average of 63%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 17:1 is higher than the Pennsylvania state level of 15:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 49% of the student body (majority Black), which is higher than the Pennsylvania state average of 34%.

Top Placements

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

School Overview

  • Philadelphia Performing Arts Charter School's student population of 2,546 students has grown by 79% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 153 teachers has grown by 104% over five school years.
School TypeCharter School
Grades OfferedGrades Kindergarten-12
Total Students2,546 students
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Total Classroom Teachers153 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Philadelphia Performing Arts Charter School's student:teacher ratio of 17:1 has decreased from 19:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Philadelphia Performing Arts Charter School is 0.66, which is more than the diversity score at state average of 0.27. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2016-2017 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (PA)
Overall School Rank#2027 out of 2,835 schools
(Bottom 50%)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
35%
46%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of Philadelphia Performing Arts 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 2016-17 school year data.
Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
59%
63%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Philadelphia Performing Arts 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 2016-17 school year data.
Student : Teacher Ratio17:115:1
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Asian
8%
4%
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Hispanic
4%
11%
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Black
27%
15%
This chart display the percentage of Black students in Philadelphia Performing Arts Charter School and the percentage of Black public school students in Pennsylvania by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
White
51%
66%
This chart display the percentage of White students in Philadelphia Performing Arts Charter School and the percentage of White public school students in Pennsylvania by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Two or more races
10%
4%
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All Ethnic GroupsThis chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Philadelphia Performing Arts Charter School.This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in PA.
Diversity Score0.660.27
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Graduation Rate≥95%
86%
Eligible for Free Lunch
52%
41%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for free lunch in Philadelphia Performing Arts Charter School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for free lunch in Pennsylvania by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Eligible for Reduced Lunch
7%
3%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Philadelphia Performing Arts Charter School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Pennsylvania by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NamePhiladelphia Performing Arts CS School District
Source: 2016-2017 (latest school year available) NCES, PA Dept. of Education

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