915 S 13th Street
Harrisburg, PA 17104
Rating
2/
10
Bottom 50%
Sylvan Heights Science Charter School serves 215 students in grades Kindergarten-4.
Sylvan Heights Science 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 2018-19 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 15-19% (which is lower than the Pennsylvania state average of 45%) for the 2018-19 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 45-49% (which is lower than the Pennsylvania state average of 62%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 15:1 is higher than the Pennsylvania state level of 14:1.
Minority enrollment is 97% of the student body (majority Black), which is higher than the Pennsylvania state average of 34% (majority Black and Hispanic).

Top Rankings

Sylvan Heights Science Charter School ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Pennsylvania for:

School Overview

Sylvan Heights Science Charter School's student population of 215 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 14 teachers has declined by 6% over five school years.
School Type
Grades Offered
Grades Kindergarten-4
Total Students
215 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
14 teachers
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School Rankings

Sylvan Heights Science Charter School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 2,797 schools in Pennsylvania (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2018-19 school year.
The diversity score of Sylvan Heights Science Charter School is 0.51, which is less 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 Data
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State Level (PA)
Overall Testing Rank
#2353 out of 2797 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
15-19%
45%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
45-49%
62%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
15:1
14:1
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American Indian
n/a
n/a
Asian
1%
4%
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Hispanic
23%
11%
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Black
66%
15%
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White
3%
66%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
7%
4%
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All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.51
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Eligible for Free Lunch
100%
46%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch (13-14)
4%
5%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Sylvan Heights Science Charter School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Pennsylvania by year, with the latest 2013-14 school year data.
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, PA Dept. of Education

School Reviews

  3.50 out of 5  (2 reviews)
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How much do it cost to attend here I'm a grandparent just wondering and are you part of harrisburg
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I love this and this year us 4th grade will get these scores back up
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Quick Stats (2022)

  • School Type: Charter School
  • Grades: Kindergarten-4
  • Students: 215 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 15:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 97%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Bottom 50% in PA
  • Math Proficiency
    : 15-19% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 45-49% (Btm 50%)
  • Diversity Score
    : 0.51 (Top 30%)

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