5801 Media St.
Philadelphia, PA 19146
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
1/
10
Bottom 50%
Universal Bluford Charter School serves 519 students in grades Kindergarten-6.
Universal Bluford 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 14% (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 30% (which is lower than the Pennsylvania state average of 62%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 17:1 is higher than the Pennsylvania state level of 14:1.

School Overview

Universal Bluford Charter School's student population of 519 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 30 teachers has grown by 114% over five school years.
School Type
Grades Offered
Grades Kindergarten-6
(offers virtual instruction)
Total Students
519 students
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Gender %
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Total Classroom Teachers
30 teachers
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Students by Grade
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School Rankings

Universal Bluford 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 Universal Bluford Charter School is 0.04, 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
This School
State Level (PA)
Overall Testing Rank
#2565 out of 2797 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
14%
45%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
30%
62%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
17:1
14:1
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American Indian
n/a
n/a
Asian
n/a
4%
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Hispanic
2%
11%
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Black
98%
15%
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White
n/a
66%
Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
n/a
4%
All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.04
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National School Lunch Program
Yes
Eligible for Free Lunch
74%
46%
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Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, PA Dept. of Education

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Quick Stats (2022)

  • School Type: Charter School
  • Grades: Kindergarten-6
  • Students: 519 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 17:1
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Bottom 50% in PA
  • Math Proficiency
    : 14% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 30% (Btm 50%)
  • Diversity Score
    : 0.04 (Btm 50%)

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