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Community Academy of Philadelphia CS

Charter | K-12 & ungraded | 1212 students

 

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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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2012:
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2011:
Based on 4 ratings

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Posted September 20, 2014

I am a former teacher in the High School. It is a K-12 school, and even the highest-level kids lack basic skills that should be taught in middle school, but clearly weren't. The vice principal was never a teacher, but a former Philly Cop. But she loves to boss and bully the teachers around, and tell them that they "don't teach right". I was once talking to the CEO (the principal's father) about an education issue, and he cut me off because his daughter (the HS principal) was calling, and he informed me that she was calling to ask his opinion on whether or not to sell her BMW. That shows some mixed priorities there. With that in mind, there are some wonderful teachers and students there that I would work with again in a heartbeat.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted January 28, 2013

Terrible school period. I've attended this school for 7 years and I absolutely loathed it. The test score are so low cause majority of the time students are well "zoned out" or just frankly don't care. The favoritism is so bluntly obvious it hurts the motivation of the ones striving to achieve their goals to the point of not even caring anymore. You're treated like a child and talk down to and certain staffs has a napoleon complex that is just too stressful to deal with. If your missing a small piece of your uniform (And they're not cheap either, so lower incomers be wary) They'll keep you in disciplined, {A room with chairs, no windows and awkward silence} for the rest of the school day. So frankly, you'd be wasting a day because you literally get nothing to do, you do not learn anything and you can not talk. Wow, and then people wonder why the scores are so low. Maybe because students spend most of their time In this morbid room than the actual classroom. But hey, this is a great place to dump your kids for 7 hours or so to be babysat cause there is no way of cutting class.


Posted November 5, 2012

I myself graduated from CAP, and like the majority of reviewers here, I find the administrative of the school care more about tiny details like appearance and such more than the academic quality that the students receive. However, almost all of the teachers here are excellent and I find myself referring to their lessons now still when I am in my second year of college. CAP students, however, suffer heavily from favoritism and inequality; such as sport-active students get more attention and students with slow learning ability get pushed off aside. Why not let the students that make a lot of effort and change dramatically over a period of time go on that oversea trip? Why 90% of top 20 students of the class get to go on that trip? Favoritism ruined this school.


Posted October 31, 2012

I am still happy with Community Academy of Philadelphia Charter school, my son is getting ready to graduate and he has been here at this school since fourth grade, when he needs extra help , he can always get tutored or he can email his teachers, my young daughter is also enjoying this school, she is in the third grade and she has been here since Kindergarten. When she came there she was ready for the challenge and they keep her learning and striving for more education. They have computers for the kids and after school activities which are great. The staff is wonderful and helpful and the security, keep up the good work team. And that is what makes a great school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 16, 2012

I agreee with this statement completely. I agree because your right, I myself attended Cap and graduated from Cap. It is a very good school and I am completely shocked at the one out of ten ranking it has been given. You are very right in saying that they focus on a lot of the idiotic things such a missing piece of the uniform. They should be focusing completely on the education being provided so that the school would not be ranked a one out of ten. I agree with you wholeheartidly about the fact that the fault in all of this is not the teachers, it is the administration in charge who are at fault, if they were to focus more on the needs and the quality and substance of the education the students are being given then I do believe that the school would receive a higher ranking. The school must make some neccesary changes in order to prosper.


Posted February 28, 2012

It is disheartening that Greatschools posts nameless rants full of misinformation and unfair accusations about a group of wonderful young people who attend Community Academy. They are not racist toward their teachers; they are open-minded, respectful and good people. Of course they are teenagers, and they act at times like teenagers. But CAP provides conflict resolution, clinical counselors, and strong discipline to help them make their way through those difficult years. CAP is not the school you want to go to if you want to be rowdy! CAP is calm and dedicated to learning and has a wide range of students from AP classes to special ed. for the severely autistic and honors students to returned drop-outs. That's why our PSSA scores are often below average; CAP accepts every challenge. However, no one who knows CAP believes it rowdy or violent. In fact, it has been called one the safest public schools in America. There is a danger in websites like this, because anyone, without having to backup what they say, can just rant away. CAP's strict rules are not for everyone. It is a school of choice.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted February 28, 2012

Community Academy of Philadelphia(CAP) is an amazing school, full of caring adults and much needed structure for todays young people. It saddens me to see the negative comments about a school that does so much more than educate our children. My daughter attended the school for three years and graduated in 2011. She left the school with fond memories and a strong foundation of education. She is currently attending a four year university, lives on campus and will one day be a Pediatric Nurse. CAP prepared her for higher education and continues to support her whenever she needs it. She visits CAP frequently and most recently spoke with current CAP students about her first semester experience in college. I wholeheartedly agree with todays post from a CAP teacher and wish CAP continued success!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 14, 2011

i was in this school since kindergarten and there has been a lot of improvement. But they are worried more about the appearance of the students and what the school looks like on the outside. also they have a bootcamp like mentality for discipline which doesn't even work because the students were even more misbehaved because the most teachers,principles,and security guards were so meticulous about everything for example if you were missing a flag pin or a year pin you got a detention for not having a complete uniform. also if we didn't have clear book bags we had to carry our books every where our run back and forth in 3 min. in the extremely overcrowded hallways just to get to our lockers. and another thing they made us pay 10 dollars for a lock to put on your lockers plus if you didn't get a locker you got a detention. they were so busy with the useless security that was easily outsmarted by the students that the academic standards were horrible. the majority of teachers just taught you the material and gave you the work and expected you to do it and if you were failing some told you to go to tutoring.It is more the administrators fault than the teachers.


Posted October 19, 2011

Hello everyone, First I'll start with - I have no reasons behind my rating. I have never been to this school, but they required me to choose a rating in order to post, so hopefully you guys will read this. My name is Danelle and I am a Temple University student doing a project about the 24th police district. I am focussing on the opportunities the schools have for children and students (or don't, depending on what information I get) Would any of you who have made comments about this school be interested in talking to me about your experiences at this school? It will have to be videotaped because it is a video project, but if preferred, I can keep names anonymous and I can blur faces so you are unrecognizable. Let me know what you guys think, any help would be greatly appreciated.


Posted August 28, 2011

This School is horrible because they hardly have sports..The Lunch is distgusting and the teachers dont listen to you or help you....not mentioning any names


Posted March 22, 2011

The reviews of this school show a microcosm of the problems of our educational system. Some Parents don't like the dress code and the discipline, while others love it. I'm going to go out on a limb here and bet the kids and parents that follow the rules have much better grades than the kids and parents that do not. Structure is important! Without structure there is no learning.


Posted May 25, 2010

All I have to say is why? Why such low scores on state testings? This school is more worried about student appearance and discipline then ever! Yes student discipline is good, and the security is fantastic! But the teachers should be inforcing knowledge and preparing these students for the real worls, not the meaningless stuff they are teaching that is getting most of the students at "cap" NO WHERE. Public schools seem to be more determined to setting their students to a bright future even though there discipline is very poor, but just look at CAPS scores!! Does that say anything to you?
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 18, 2010

student appearance and security is very vital, is the beginning in providing students with self awareness in a save enviroment. education is paramount, the school provide educational value a high school level based on a college model and career wise. This school prepare our student to be responsible and prepare them for the challenges that they need to face in Colle and in the work force.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 14, 2010

This school is horrible if I could change my children I would their more worried about their appereance and security than the education of students.....
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 23, 2010

It's no surprise that this school has removed their PSST results considering that they do not meet state standards....and have not for at least the past few years. Yes, discipline is not too much of a problem, however the fact that they are no where near the state's standard's speaks volume's. Our children deserve better.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 15, 2010

i go to community and i love it their you feel as if someone is all ways givin u a helpin hand
—Submitted by a student


Posted November 5, 2009

I love the fact that every year students are selected to go out of the country as part of the languages program. It's a trip for them to learn and have fun at the same time. I think that's a great opportunity for the students. I hope that they are able to continue doing this great initiative for the years to come.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 9, 2009

well I am a cap high school student, cap is an excellent school. Its a second home to me. When I say its a 'second home' I mean that in my own home, I go threw many problems and sometimes feel unsafe. But as soon as I go to school, all those fears are gone, and i could let my feelings show.
—Submitted by a student


Posted March 17, 2009

I love this school, I have my son enrolled already and I am hoping my daughter will be able to get in there as well, the staff is very caring and teacher parent nights are very organized.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 26, 2009

Not only do I have all 3 of my kids in this school since K, I personally graduated from this school in 95. I would not change my children from this school. The staff in CAP has help me along the way with diffrent problems my kids had. They have been very supportive...like family to me. My kids feel safe and comfortable here and I feel good/happy that they do.
—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.

About these ratings

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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1100 East Erie Ave
Philadelphia, PA 19124
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Phone: (215) 533-6700

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