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Situated in an inner city neighborhood. The median home value is $65,000. The average monthly rent for a 2 bedroom apartment is $850.

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3 stars

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2013:
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2012:
Based on 5 ratings
2011:
Based on 4 ratings

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Posted November 12, 2008

I have had my daughter attending this school since K and she has only progressed academically through the years. She is now in the 7th grade and has a great pride for her scholl. Also my son was able to attend, after being in the public school sytem for two years and has shown a drastic change not only academically but also socially.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 14, 2008

I have to children at this school both are in elementary school so far I had no complaints.The school security its great I do not worry about my kids security at all. I also love the fact that the teachers are caring and I know they are there because the love to teach this reflects on my kids attitude toward school. This school also worries and monitor kids absences if my kids is out of school for one day they will not hesitate to call and you and find out the reason with your kids its absent (this will come in handy for highschooler parents you will not have to worry about your kid cutting class because as soon as the class assistance is taken and your kids its not in they will contact you) Great Haa!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 8, 2008

I have 2 daughters in this school and they came in the middle of the year. I think that the teachers are excllent with working with me to get my children on track and I think highly of the school. I love the uniforms and the safety that takes place in this school. You always have to worry about your children getting to and from school but once they are in the school I don't worry as much. The teachers seem to care about the students but as parents we must do our part and make sure the children are doing what is expected of them.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 10, 2008

My daughter is more confindent due to her surroundings and loves to learn more because this school allows her to make changes for now and for her future, that will guide her in success and inner strenght.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 29, 2007

Community Academy has been instrumental in the success of my child. My child had many difficulties in the regular public school setting and was not academically or socially challenged. CAP has helped my child reach her full potential by having wonderful school programs, in-house support from all faculty and staff. Thank you Mr. Proietta for creating such a wonderful place!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 15, 2006

Community academy is a great school for discipline, and helping your kids get ready for the future with all the new technology our children need to be prepare for any and every possiblie carer in the future from K-12 they help your child grow to understand that they can be anything they want to be. I'm glad that my children get to go to the school that I graudated from as well.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 20, 2005

This school is a great environment for children of the high school age.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted May 24, 2005

My major concern with this school is the scores of PSSA testing they are very low. These scores are too low so my question is WHY. The school is very strict with uniforms and discipline so why not become more concern on teaching these children so they can score higher on these exams.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 14, 2004

My daughter has gone to Community Academy since Kindergarden. CAP (Community Academy of Philadelphia) has a great discipline and academic program. They have high standards of discipline and expect all students as well as parents to follow the rules. The teachers and staff I have had the pleasure of interacting with are qualified, attentive, fair and friendly. They encourage involvement and challenge students as well as parents to exceed their full potential without singleing anyone out in the process. They have a great sense of what it takes to teach the children of today and they do a wonderful job.
—Submitted by a parent


Community ratings and reviews do not represent the views of GreatSchools nor does GreatSchools check their accuracy or verify the reviewers' identities. Use your discretion when evaluating these reviews.

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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 80% in 2012.

61 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
52%

2010

 
 
47%

2009

 
 
55%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 74% in 2012.

61 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
39%

2011

 
 
52%

2010

 
 
42%

2009

 
 
44%
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 83% in 2012.

56 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
47%

2010

 
 
47%

2009

 
 
30%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 72% in 2012.

56 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
55%

2011

 
 
33%

2010

 
 
39%

2009

 
 
43%
Science

The state average for Science was 82% in 2012.

62 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
60%

2011

 
 
58%

2010

 
 
53%

2009

 
 
51%
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 73% in 2012.

56 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
16%

2011

 
 
9%

2010

 
 
13%

2009

 
 
6%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 65% in 2012.

55 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
24%

2011

 
 
29%

2010

 
 
21%

2009

 
 
16%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 64% in 2012.

60 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
32%

2011

 
 
21%

2010

 
 
26%

2009

 
 
8%
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 77% in 2012.

64 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
28%

2011

 
 
21%

2010

 
 
6%

2009

 
 
13%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 69% in 2012.

64 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
27%

2011

 
 
32%

2010

 
 
18%

2009

 
 
28%
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.

91 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
33%

2011

 
 
11%

2010

 
 
16%

2009

 
 
18%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 76% in 2012.

91 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
35%

2011

 
 
34%

2010

 
 
25%

2009

 
 
43%
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.

89 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
20%

2011

 
 
18%

2010

 
 
9%

2009

 
 
14%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 80% in 2012.

89 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
43%

2011

 
 
41%

2010

 
 
48%

2009

 
 
44%
Science

The state average for Science was 60% in 2012.

88 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
18%

2011

 
 
27%

2010

 
 
16%

2009

 
 
9%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 73% in 2012.

90 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
43%

2010

 
 
55%

2009

 
 
10%
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.

125 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
12%

2011

 
 
10%

2010

 
 
17%

2009

 
 
17%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 68% in 2012.

126 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
28%

2011

 
 
27%

2010

 
 
39%

2009

 
 
29%
Science

The state average for Science was 42% in 2012.

126 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
4%

2011

 
 
2%

2010

 
 
3%

2009

 
 
9%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 83% in 2012.

130 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
59%

2011

 
 
64%

2010

 
 
72%

2009

 
 
71%
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 Students62%
Female58%
Male65%
Black82%
Asiann/a
Hispanic58%
Multi-ethnicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged62%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students39%
Female42%
Male38%
Black55%
Asiann/a
Hispanic38%
Multi-ethnicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged38%
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 Students70%
Female77%
Male62%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic67%
Multi-ethnicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged68%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students55%
Female57%
Male54%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic53%
Multi-ethnicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged54%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students60%
Female61%
Male59%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic57%
Multi-ethnicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged59%
Students with disabilities (IEP)0%
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 Students16%
Female18%
Male14%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic18%
Multi-ethnicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged12%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students24%
Female26%
Male19%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic27%
Multi-ethnicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged21%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a

Writing

All Students32%
Female37%
Male24%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic35%
Multi-ethnicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged28%
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%
Female29%
Male28%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic31%
Multi-ethnicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged33%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students27%
Female25%
Male28%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic25%
Multi-ethnicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged28%
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 Students33%
Female39%
Male25%
Black19%
Asiann/a
Hispanic36%
Multi-ethnicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged33%
Students with disabilities (IEP)6%
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students35%
Female43%
Male25%
Black25%
Asiann/a
Hispanic36%
Multi-ethnicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged33%
Students with disabilities (IEP)6%
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 Students20%
Female23%
Male17%
Black29%
Asiann/a
Hispanic19%
Multi-ethnicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged17%
Students with disabilities (IEP)0%
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students43%
Female54%
Male29%
Black43%
Asiann/a
Hispanic43%
Multi-ethnicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged38%
Students with disabilities (IEP)9%
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students18%
Female17%
Male20%
Black23%
Asiann/a
Hispanic17%
Multi-ethnicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged17%
Students with disabilities (IEP)0%
English language learnersn/a

Writing

All Students62%
Female63%
Male61%
Black71%
Asiann/a
Hispanic61%
Multi-ethnicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged61%
Students with disabilities (IEP)31%
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 Students12%
Female15%
Male8%
Black13%
Asiann/a
Hispanic12%
Multi-ethnicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged13%
Students with disabilities (IEP)0%
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students28%
Female33%
Male20%
Black31%
Asiann/a
Hispanic28%
Multi-ethnicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged27%
Students with disabilities (IEP)8%
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students4%
Female3%
Male6%
Black0%
Asiann/a
Hispanic4%
Multi-ethnicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged3%
Students with disabilities (IEP)0%
English language learnersn/a

Writing

All Students59%
Female68%
Male45%
Black53%
Asiann/a
Hispanic60%
Multi-ethnicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged59%
Students with disabilities (IEP)16%
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 81% 9%
Black 15% 15%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 3%
White 2% 71%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Two or more races 0% 2%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Female 53%N/A49%
Male 47%N/A51%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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