Vida Charter School

Eisenhower Center, 120 E Broad
Gettysburg, PA 17325
Rating
4/
10
Bottom 50%
2.00 (2 reviews)
Vida Charter School serves 251 students in grades Kindergarten-6.
Vida 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 35-39% (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 55-59% (which is lower than the Pennsylvania state average of 62%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 13:1 is lower than the Pennsylvania state level of 14:1.
Minority enrollment is 69% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is higher than the Pennsylvania state average of 34% (majority Black and Hispanic).

Top Rankings

Vida Charter School ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Pennsylvania for:

School Overview

Vida Charter School's student population of 251 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 19 teachers has grown by 11% over five school years.
School TypeCharter School
Grades OfferedGrades Kindergarten-6
Total Students251 students
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Total Classroom Teachers19 teachers
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School Rankings

Vida 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 Vida Charter School is 0.52, 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 DataThis SchoolState Level (PA)
Overall Testing Rank
#1952 out of 2797 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
35-39%
45%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
55-59%
62%
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Student : Teacher Ratio13:114:1
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American Indian
n/a
n/a
Asian
1%
4%
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Hispanic
62%
11%
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Black
2%
15%
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White
31%
66%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
4%
4%
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Diversity Score
0.520.53
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Eligible for Free Lunch
57%
46%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
5%
3%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameVida Charter School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, PA Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools

The nearest high school to Vida Charter School is Gettysburg Area High School (1.8 miles away)
The nearest middle school is Gettysburg Area Middle School (0.2 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Lincoln Elementary School (0.1 miles away)
Show me:
  • School (Math and Reading Proficiency) Location Miles Grades Students
  • Gettysburg Lincoln Elementary School Math: 62% | Reading: 66%
    Rank
    7/
    10
    Top 50%
    Grades: K-5 | 455 students
    0.1 miles
    98 Lefever Street
    Gettysburg, PA 17325
    (717) 334-6254
    0.1 K-5 455
  • Gettysburg Gettysburg Area Middle School Math: 49% | Reading: 69%
    Rank
    6/
    10
    Top 50%
    Grades: 6-8 | 751 students
    0.2 miles
    37 Lefever St
    Gettysburg, PA 17325
    (717) 334-6254
    0.2 6-8 751
  • Gettysburg James Gettys Elementary School Math: 53% | Reading: 64%
    Rank
    6/
    10
    Top 50%
    Grades: K-5 | 435 students
    1.6 miles
    898 Biglerville Rd
    Gettysburg, PA 17325
    (717) 334-6254
    1.6 K-5 435
  • Gettysburg Gettysburg Area High School Math: 72% | Reading: 84%
    Rank
    9/
    10
    Top 20%
    Grades: 9-12 | 1,117 student
    1.8 miles
    1130 Old Harrisburg Rd
    Gettysburg, PA 17325
    (717) 334-6254
    1.8 9-12 1,117
  • Gettysburg Gettysburg Montessori Charter School Charter School
    Math: 35-39% | Reading: 55-59%
    Rank
    4/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: K-9 | 197 students
    5.3 miles
    888 Coleman Road
    Gettysburg, PA 17325
    (717) 334-1120
    5.3 K-9 197

School Reviews

  2.00 out of 5  (2 reviews)
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This is a very good school and I don't know why people are turning it down.
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This school is again going down in its performance. Students cannot add or subtract in the 6th grade. It is a disgrace!
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