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Pencader Business And Finance Charter High School

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Situated in a suburban neighborhood. The median home value is $132,000. The average monthly rent for a 2 bedroom apartment is $970.

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Posted January 9, 2012

This school used to be good, but the change of leadership made it worse. The new administration got rid of the teachers that actually taught and got more teachers that couldn't teach. The admissions requirements don't really mean anything, this school will take anybody. A number of the students here are illiterate, and if they are not, then they have poor skills in reading or math, this will become way more evident in classes after 2013. This isn't a high class learning experience either...but what to expect from a school that puts dress code before academics? The school is on a semester schedule, in my Chinese class, we only have a flimsy four chapters to go over on our final. A growing number of students are out of control and rowdy. Most of the times, teachers ignore these students and then proceed to punish the whole school for the acts of these students, instead of just punishing them. The administration is of no help either, most of them crack under pressure and use fear-tactics to get their message across. As well, the administration is too privileged and out of touch to be at a school mostly filled with low-income minority students. Personally, I wouldn't send my kid here.
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Posted January 9, 2012

Don't come here or send your kids here! There's no microwaves and the lunch is terrible. The curriculum is not good at all, you're better off at a public school. And can you get in trouble for anything you can get suspended for wearing a hoodie. This is the worst high school ever I am warning you, your next 4 years will be a nightmare!
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 3, 2009

Pencader is a great charter school where the kids come first and the teachers are wonderful!


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The Community Rating is the school’s average rating from its community members (e.g., parents, students, and school staff). The highest possible rating is five stars; the lowest is one star.

The test results by subgroup show how the designated group of students is performing in comparison to the general population.
English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 67% in 2013.

86 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
52%

2012

 
 
56%

2011

 
 
39%
Math

The state average for Math was 69% in 2013.

88 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
60%

2011

 
 
41%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Delaware used the Delaware Comprehensive Assessment System (DCAS) to test students in English language arts and math in grades 3 through 10, in social studies in grades 4 and 7, and in science in grades 5, 8 and 10. The DCAS is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Delaware. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

There are not enough high schools in Delaware for GreatSchools to generate fair Ratings for high schools at this time.

Source: Delaware Department of Education

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 73% in 2013.

79 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
53%

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
51%
Math

The state average for Math was 69% in 2013.

79 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
48%

2012

 
 
52%

2011

 
 
49%
Science

The state average for Science was 42% in 2013.

81 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
25%

2012

 
 
24%

2011

 
 
n/a
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Delaware used the Delaware Comprehensive Assessment System (DCAS) to test students in English language arts and math in grades 3 through 10, in social studies in grades 4 and 7, and in science in grades 5, 8 and 10. The DCAS is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Delaware. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

There are not enough high schools in Delaware for GreatSchools to generate fair Ratings for high schools at this time.

Source: Delaware Department of Education

English Language Arts

All Students52%
Female62%
Male45%
African American49%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White60%
Other racen/a
Low socioeconomic status44%
Not economically disadvantaged64%
Title I52%
Special edn/a
Regular ed57%
English language learners (ELL)n/a
Proficient in English53%

Math

All Students59%
Female62%
Male57%
African American52%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White80%
Other racen/a
Low socioeconomic status47%
Not economically disadvantaged76%
Title I59%
Special edn/a
Regular ed62%
English language learners (ELL)n/a
Proficient in English59%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Delaware used the Delaware Comprehensive Assessment System (DCAS) to test students in English language arts and math in grades 3 through 10, in social studies in grades 4 and 7, and in science in grades 5, 8 and 10. The DCAS is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Delaware. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

There are not enough high schools in Delaware for GreatSchools to generate fair Ratings for high schools at this time.

The different student groups are identified by the Delaware Department of Education. If there are fewer than 15 students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Delaware Department of Education

English Language Arts

All Students53%
Female53%
Male53%
African American41%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White80%
Other racen/a
Low socioeconomic status44%
Not economically disadvantaged60%
Title I53%
Special edn/a
Regular ed59%
English language learners (ELL)n/a
Proficient in English53%

Math

All Students48%
Female44%
Male51%
African American33%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White75%
Other racen/a
Low socioeconomic status37%
Not economically disadvantaged57%
Title I48%
Special edn/a
Regular ed54%
English language learners (ELL)n/a
Proficient in English48%

Science

All Students25%
Female17%
Male31%
African American15%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White44%
Other racen/a
Low socioeconomic status19%
Not economically disadvantaged30%
Title I25%
Special edn/a
Regular ed28%
English language learners (ELL)n/a
Proficient in English25%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Delaware used the Delaware Comprehensive Assessment System (DCAS) to test students in English language arts and math in grades 3 through 10, in social studies in grades 4 and 7, and in science in grades 5, 8 and 10. The DCAS is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Delaware. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

There are not enough high schools in Delaware for GreatSchools to generate fair Ratings for high schools at this time.

The different student groups are identified by the Delaware Department of Education. If there are fewer than 15 students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Delaware Department of Education

Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Black 1 54% 32%
White 2 25% 50%
Asian or Pacific Islander 1 10% 3%
Hispanic 2 8% 13%
Two or more races 1 2% 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1 1% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 1 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012
Source: 2 DE Dept. of Education, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Female 50%N/A49%
Male 50%N/A51%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 35%N/A49%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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170 Lukens Dr
New Castle, DE 19720
Phone: (302) 573-7760

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