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La Academia-The Partnership Charter School

Charter | 6-12 | 191 students

Our school is best known for providing quality instruction for all students.

 

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Situated in a suburban neighborhood. The median home value is $121,000. The average monthly rent for a 2 bedroom apartment is $810.

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3 stars

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Posted June 8, 2013

As a member of the community and working in several schools, this school really helps out the students it serves. The students feel at home and enjoy the small size.


Posted June 6, 2013

The school is an asset to the community. I have seen a lot of changes over the years all were for the students.


Posted May 24, 2013

This school has been a great experience for my child. The small school environment has been great. The teachers really help out and get to know the students!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 24, 2013

This school is a joke. Don't let the principal fool you. Most of the teacher's care, but can't do anything that can please the administration. Notice the Science PSSA at 0%...all they care about is reading and math (science does not count towards AYP). If your child is a struggling student who happens to hit the benchmark of Below Basic, good luck getting him extra help. The administration only gives tutoring to students close to passing the State Tests (Basic or Proficient). The school believes that below basic students are too far gone to help. Please don't let this administration fool you. Get out of Lancaster City schools while you can.


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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.
Math

The state average for Math was 77% in 2012.

20 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
50%

2011

 
 
39%

2010

 
 
n/a

2009

 
 
n/a
Reading

The state average for Reading was 69% in 2012.

20 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
45%

2011

 
 
33%

2010

 
 
n/a

2009

 
 
n/a
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2011-2012 Pennsylvania used the Pennsylvania System of State Assessments (PSSA) to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in math and reading, in grades 5, 8 and 11 in writing, and in grades 4, 8 and 11 in science. The results for reading, writing, science and math are displayed on GreatSchools profiles. The PSSA is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Pennsylvania. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

Source: Pennsylvania Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 80% in 2012.

25 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
44%

2011

 
 
38%

2010

 
 
n/a

2009

 
 
n/a
Reading

The state average for Reading was 76% in 2012.

25 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
20%

2011

 
 
38%

2010

 
 
n/a

2009

 
 
n/a
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2011-2012 Pennsylvania used the Pennsylvania System of State Assessments (PSSA) to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in math and reading, in grades 5, 8 and 11 in writing, and in grades 4, 8 and 11 in science. The results for reading, writing, science and math are displayed on GreatSchools profiles. The PSSA is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Pennsylvania. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

Source: Pennsylvania Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 76% in 2012.

23 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
61%

2011

 
 
33%

2010

 
 
39%

2009

 
 
n/a
Reading

The state average for Reading was 80% in 2012.

22 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
36%

2011

 
 
17%

2010

 
 
54%

2009

 
 
n/a
Science

The state average for Science was 60% in 2012.

23 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
17%

2011

 
 
0%

2010

 
 
15%

2009

 
 
6%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 73% in 2012.

25 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
48%

2011

 
 
15%

2010

 
 
31%

2009

 
 
n/a
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2011-2012 Pennsylvania used the Pennsylvania System of State Assessments (PSSA) to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in math and reading, in grades 5, 8 and 11 in writing, and in grades 4, 8 and 11 in science. The results for reading, writing, science and math are displayed on GreatSchools profiles. The PSSA is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Pennsylvania. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

Source: Pennsylvania Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 60% in 2012.

18 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
28%

2011

 
 
18%

2010

 
 
n/a

2009

 
 
n/a
Reading

The state average for Reading was 68% in 2012.

18 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
28%

2011

 
 
46%

2010

 
 
n/a

2009

 
 
n/a
Science

The state average for Science was 42% in 2012.

18 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
0%

2011

 
 
0%

2010

 
 
0%

2009

 
 
n/a
Writing

The state average for Writing was 83% in 2012.

18 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
n/a

2009

 
 
n/a
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2011-2012 Pennsylvania used the Pennsylvania System of State Assessments (PSSA) to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in math and reading, in grades 5, 8 and 11 in writing, and in grades 4, 8 and 11 in science. The results for reading, writing, science and math are displayed on GreatSchools profiles. The PSSA is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Pennsylvania. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

Source: Pennsylvania Department of Education

Math

All Students50%
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic44%
Multi-ethnicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged50%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students45%
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic38%
Multi-ethnicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged45%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2011-2012 Pennsylvania used the Pennsylvania System of State Assessments (PSSA) to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in math and reading, in grades 5, 8 and 11 in writing, and in grades 4, 8 and 11 in science. The results for reading, writing, science and math are displayed on GreatSchools profiles. The PSSA is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Pennsylvania. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

The different student groups are identified by the Pennsylvania Department of Education. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Pennsylvania Department of Education

Math

All Students44%
Female42%
Male46%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic46%
Multi-ethnicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged44%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students20%
Female8%
Male31%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic21%
Multi-ethnicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged20%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2011-2012 Pennsylvania used the Pennsylvania System of State Assessments (PSSA) to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in math and reading, in grades 5, 8 and 11 in writing, and in grades 4, 8 and 11 in science. The results for reading, writing, science and math are displayed on GreatSchools profiles. The PSSA is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Pennsylvania. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

The different student groups are identified by the Pennsylvania Department of Education. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Pennsylvania Department of Education

Math

All Students61%
Female62%
Malen/a
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic59%
Multi-ethnicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged61%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students36%
Female39%
Malen/a
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic33%
Multi-ethnicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged36%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students17%
Female21%
Malen/a
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic10%
Multi-ethnicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged17%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a

Writing

All Students48%
Female53%
Malen/a
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic48%
Multi-ethnicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged50%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2011-2012 Pennsylvania used the Pennsylvania System of State Assessments (PSSA) to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in math and reading, in grades 5, 8 and 11 in writing, and in grades 4, 8 and 11 in science. The results for reading, writing, science and math are displayed on GreatSchools profiles. The PSSA is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Pennsylvania. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

The different student groups are identified by the Pennsylvania Department of Education. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Pennsylvania Department of Education

Math

All Students28%
Female14%
Malen/a
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic28%
Multi-ethnicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged28%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students28%
Female29%
Malen/a
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic28%
Multi-ethnicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged28%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students0%
Female0%
Malen/a
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic0%
Multi-ethnicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged0%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a

Writing

All Students78%
Female79%
Malen/a
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic78%
Multi-ethnicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged78%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2011-2012 Pennsylvania used the Pennsylvania System of State Assessments (PSSA) to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in math and reading, in grades 5, 8 and 11 in writing, and in grades 4, 8 and 11 in science. The results for reading, writing, science and math are displayed on GreatSchools profiles. The PSSA is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Pennsylvania. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

The different student groups are identified by the Pennsylvania Department of Education. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Pennsylvania Department of Education

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Hispanic 94% 9%
Black 4% 15%
White 2% 71%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 3%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Two or more races 0% 2%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Female 55%N/A49%
Male 45%N/A51%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

College readiness and student pathways

Colleges most students attend after graduation HACC
Shippensburg University
Consolidated Business School
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Source: Manually entered by a school official.

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Assistant principal(s)
Art teacher(s)
College counselor(s)
Computer specialist(s)
ELL/ESL Coordinator
Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
Math specialist(s)
PE instructor(s)
Reading specialist(s)
Robotics/Technology specialist(s)
School psychologist
School social worker/counselors(s)
Special education coordinator
Speech and language therapist(s)
Teacher aid/assistant teacher
Tutor(s)
Foreign languages spoken by school staff Spanish
Hebrew
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Special education / special needs

Level of special education programming offered
  • Moderate - the school consistently offers a full program for particular special education needs
Specialized programs for specific types of special education students
  • Emotional behavioral disabilities
  • Multiple disabilities
  • Other health impairments
  • Specific learning disabilities
  • Speech and language impairments
Extra learning resources offered
  • Differentiated learning programs
Staff resources available to students
  • Special education coordinator
  • Speech and language therapist(s)

Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

Staff resources available to students
  • Computer specialist(s)
  • Math specialist(s)
  • Robotics/Technology specialist(s)
School facilities
  • Computer lab
  • Science lab

Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
School facilities
  • Art room
Visual arts
  • Ceramics
  • Painting
Clubs
  • Step team

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Intensive - the school offers a full program for many languages and/or offers at least one very comprehensive program school-wide for at least 25% of our population
Languages supported by ESL/ELL programs
  • Other
  • Spanish
Staff resources available to students
  • ELL/ESL Coordinator
  • Speech and language therapist(s)
Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • Hebrew
  • Spanish

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • School psychologist
School facilities
  • Gym
  • Multi-purpose room ("cafegymatorium")
Clubs
  • Step team

Gifted & talented

College preparation / awareness resources offered
  • College prep programs/courses during the year
  • College presentations or information sessions
  • Community college courses
  • SAT/ACT prep classes
  • School-sponsored trips to college campuses
  • Visiting teachers or lecturers from colleges
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School basics

School start time
  • 8:15 am
School end time
  • 3:10 pm
Before school or after school care / program onsite
  • Before school: starts at 7:15 a.m.
  • After school: ends at 5:30 p.m.
School Leader's name
  • Guillermo Barroso
Best ways for parents to contact the school
  • Email
  • Phone
Gender
  • Coed
Is there an application process?
  • Yes
Fax number
  • (717) 399-6456

Programs

Instructional and/or curriculum models used

Don't understand these terms?
  • Direct instruction
  • STEM
Specific academic themes or areas of focus

Don't understand these terms?
  • None
Bi-lingual or language immersion programs offered

Don't understand these terms?
  • No
Level of special education programming offered
  • Moderate - the school consistently offers a full program for particular special education needs
Specialized programs for specific types of special education students
  • Emotional behavioral disabilities
  • Multiple disabilities
  • Other health impairments
  • Specific learning disabilities
  • Speech and language impairments
Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Intensive - the school offers a full program for many languages and/or offers at least one very comprehensive program school-wide for at least 25% of our population
Languages supported by ESL/ELL programs
  • Other
  • Spanish

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Assistant principal(s)
  • College counselor(s)
  • Computer specialist(s)
  • ELL/ESL Coordinator
  • Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
  • Math specialist(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • Reading specialist(s)
  • Robotics/Technology specialist(s)
  • School psychologist
  • School social worker/counselors(s)
  • Special education coordinator
  • Speech and language therapist(s)
  • Teacher aid/assistant teacher
  • Tutor(s)
Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • Hebrew
  • Spanish
Extra learning resources offered
  • Career/college counseling
  • Counseling
  • Differentiated learning programs
  • Remediation
  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
  • Tutoring
College preparation / awareness resources offered
  • College prep programs/courses during the year
  • College presentations or information sessions
  • Community college courses
  • SAT/ACT prep classes
  • School-sponsored trips to college campuses
  • Visiting teachers or lecturers from colleges
Transportation options
  • School shares bus/van with other schools
School facilities
  • Art room
  • Cafeteria
  • Computer lab
  • Gym
  • Internet access
  • Library
  • Multi-purpose room ("cafegymatorium")
  • Science lab
Partnerships with local resources and organizations
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Sports

Boys sports
  • After school sports
Girls sports
  • After school sports

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Ceramics
  • Painting
Music
  • None
Performing arts
  • None
Media arts
  • None

Student clubs

Clubs (distinct from courses)
  • Step team
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School culture

Dress Code
  • Uniforms
Parent involvement
  • Contact Parent liason on board
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What are your chances?


8 out of 10students were accepted for the 2012-2013 school year.


Students accepted for the 2012-2013 school year
191
Applications received for the 2012-2013 school year
230

Planning ahead

Students typically attend these schools after graduating
HACC
Shippensburg University
Consolidated Business School
College preparation / awareness offered
College prep programs/courses during the year
College presentations or information sessions
Community college courses
SAT/ACT prep classes
School-sponsored trips to college campuses
Visiting teachers or lecturers from colleges
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30 North Ann St
Lancaster, PA 17602
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Phone: (717) 295-7763

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