Tacony Academy Charter School

  • Tacony Academy Charter School serves 1,062 students in grades Kindergarten-12.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is 29% (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 51% (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 69% of the student body (majority Black), which is higher than the Pennsylvania state average of 34%.

Top Placements

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School Overview

  • Tacony Academy Charter School's student population of 1,062 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 64 teachers has grown by 8% over five school years.
School TypeCharter School
Grades OfferedGrades Kindergarten-12
Total Students1,062 students
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Total Classroom Teachers64 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Tacony Academy Charter School's student:teacher ratio of 17:1 has decreased from 19:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Tacony Academy Charter School is 0.74, 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#2128 out of 2,835 schools
(Bottom 50%)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
29%
46%
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Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
51%
63%
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Student : Teacher Ratio17:115:1
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Asian
3%
4%
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Hispanic
22%
11%
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Black
34%
15%
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White
31%
66%
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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 Tacony Academy Charter School.This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in PA.
Diversity Score0.740.27
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Graduation Rate80-84%
86%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
61%
41%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
6%
3%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Tacony Academy 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 NameTacony Academy Charter School District
Source: 2016-2017 (latest school year available) NCES, PA Dept. of Education

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