Philadelphia Performing Arts Charter School

Tel: (215)551-4000
  • Philadelphia Performing Arts Charter School serves 2,135 students in grades KG-11.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 20:1 is higher than the PA average of 15:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 41% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the state average of 32%.
  • Philadelphia Performing Arts Charter School operates within the Philadelphia Performing Arts Charter School District.

School Overview

  • The student population of 2135 students has grown by 101% over five years.
  • The teacher population of 109 teachers has grown by 101% over five years.
School TypeCharter School
Grades OfferedGrades KG-11
Total Students2,135 students
Philadelphia Performing Arts Charter School Total Students (2001-2015)
Gender %Philadelphia Performing Arts Charter School Gender
Total Classroom Teachers109 teachers
Philadelphia Performing Arts Charter School Total Teachers (2001-2015)
Students by GradePhiladelphia Performing Arts Charter School Student By Grade

School Comparison

This School(PA) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio20:115:1
Philadelphia Performing Arts Charter School Student Teacher Ratio (2001-2015)
Asian
7%
4%
Philadelphia Performing Arts Charter School Asian Students (2001-2015)
Hispanic
4%
10%
Philadelphia Performing Arts Charter School Black Students (2001-2015)
Black
23%
15%
Philadelphia Performing Arts Charter School Black Students (2001-2015)
White
59%
68%
Philadelphia Performing Arts Charter School White Students (2001-2015)
Two or more races
7%
3%
Philadelphia Performing Arts Charter School Two Or More Races Students (2011-2015)
All Ethnic GroupsPhiladelphia Performing Arts Charter School All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity BreakdownPA All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown
Diversity Score
The chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body.
0.590.51
Philadelphia Performing Arts Charter School Diversity Score (2001-2015)
Eligible for Free Lunch
Families meeting income eligibility guidelines may qualify for free and reduced price meals or free milk. These guidelines are used by schools, institutions, and facilities participating in the National School Lunch Program (and Commodity School Program), School Breakfast Program, Special Milk Program for Children, Child and Adult Care Food Program and Summer Food Service Program.
42%
41%
Philadelphia Performing Arts Charter School Eligible for Free Lunch (2010-2015)
Eligible for Reduced
Lunch
Families meeting income eligibility guidelines may qualify for free and reduced price meals or free milk. These guidelines are used by schools, institutions, and facilities participating in the National School Lunch Program (and Commodity School Program), School Breakfast Program, Special Milk Program for Children, Child and Adult Care Food Program and Summer Food Service Program.
10%
5%
Philadelphia Performing Arts Charter School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (2010-2015)

District Comparison

  • Philadelphia Performing Arts Charter School District's student population of 2,135 students has grown by 101% over five years.
  • The revenue/student of $5,015 in this district is less than the state average of $12,967. The district revenue/student has declined by 57% over four years.
  • The district's spending/student of $4,885 is less than the state average of $12,300. The district spending/student has declined by 60% over four years.
School District NamePhiladelphia Performing Arts Charter School District
Number of Schools
Managed
1
3
Number of Students Managed2,1351,497
Philadelphia Performing Arts Charter School District Students Managed (2001-2015)
District Total Revenue$5 MM$21 MM
Philadelphia Performing Arts Charter School District District Total Revenue (2002-2015)
District Spending$5 MM$20 MM
Philadelphia Performing Arts Charter School District District Spending (2002-2015)
District Revenue / Student$5,015$12,967
Philadelphia Performing Arts Charter School District District Revenue / Student (2002-2015)
District Spending / Student$4,885$12,300
Philadelphia Performing Arts Charter School District District Spending / Student (2002-2015)
School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2015 (latest year available) NCES, PA Dept. of Education

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