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Posted April 5, 2014

We were always looking for a good charter school for our child. With caring teachers who want to teach and want our children to succeed. Unfortunately World Communications Charter School teachers DON'T CARE nor WANT our children to succeed. They grade by how they feel for the day or how they feel about your child. This is VERY UNPROFESSIONAL and a TOTAL DISGRACE. I always said, "If a person DOES NOT like working with children, DO NOT go into that field of study".
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 23, 2013

This school doesn't even deserve a one rating. I agree with the parent on this post; the school should have been the first to close. There is so much gross negligence with is school its too much to write about. Unfortunately charter schools have 5 years to mess things up before they come up for review. World Communications is not an academic institution that follows federal an state quidelines.


Posted October 18, 2012

Horrible school! Very chaotic and disrespectful school ever! I bet it's worst than South Philly High. Although the teachers are okay, but the other staffs are horrid. I can't believe I attended this school. I thought it would be nice, but now I learned my lesson. "Don't judge a book by it's cover"


Posted August 25, 2012

WCCS is making progress. The school has a new Principal and Assistant Principal. They have been there since 2011! The school has many clubs and spirits activities. I really like my school. WCCS is making moves.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 10, 2012

HAHA... I went to this school and let me tell you...IT WAS HORRIBLE! This School doesn't even have a principle! The teachers curse and the KIDS ARE SO MEAN! I NEVER looked forward to going to school each morning, the kids are ghetto and rough and I got bullied EVERY SINGLE DAY! I told the teachers...they never did anything. If you don't understand anything in class, they don't stop to explain it. Their attitude at that school is: "OH WELL!" I HATE THAT SCHOOL. Im in eight grade and I'm now attending First Philadelphia Preparatory Charter School! I LOVE IT! BUT WCCS....IS A NO!


Posted August 3, 2011

i attended this school from 6th to 9th grade. i repeated 9th grade twice. but even with that the staff are full of disrespectful NTA'S that have nothing better to do than argue with children. Of course there are a few children that handle the staff with caution. some of the curriculum is good some isnt


Posted May 16, 2011

i moved from the suburbs into the city. although this wasn't my first choice this was the only charter school that had room to take both of them. to say that, Im moving my daughter who is in the 10th grade out after the first yr. The school counsel is the worst I had ever seen. The school dist we can from looked like a privet school after dealing with this lady. For months I called her to get info about transferring my daughter with n success. I had to go make the changes I need myself. please look more closely where you children are goin to school. They would have been better going to a public school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 18, 2009

this school is ok, but it is not all crack up like it said it was. i am having second thoughts about removing my daughter, its her 1st year .
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 17, 2009

WCCS has a staff that is dedicated to the education of its youth. They give of their personal time and money. The students are challenged and they respond energetically.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 16, 2009

Caring, knowledgable Faculty and staff, broad-based educational program. educationally challanging curricula.


Posted September 15, 2009

My daughters is in the 9th grade at World and this is her first year. i talk with her daily for updates on how her day has gone. My daughter has nothing but great things to say about World. She enjoys her teachers and she enjoys her classmates. She is really excited about the classes she will be taking also. So as for me and my child......so far so good!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 14, 2009

My daughter is an 7th grader at WCCS. I have run into a few challenges with the Principal and his assistant who is very unprofessional. However my daughter teachers are great. they challenge the children and always lend a hand to help. So overall academically the school is good, but with a principal and assistant principal that run this school, I am unsure how long this school will be a good one. I will update my post Half way through the year..
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 22, 2009

this school is pretty cool i been going to this school since 6th grade im now a freshmen in high school the NTAS are cool so are some of the teachers is also academics are first and if you dont understand the information you soon will i graduated 8th grade last year with honors overall the school is pretty good
—Submitted by a student


Posted June 15, 2009

As a teacehr and educator at WCCS I would like to respond to the numerous negative remarks about WCCS. Like many schools, WCCS does not run perfectly, however our academics, which are stringent, are adhered to by the teachers who work here. Teachers challenge our students and are here long after school hours to help those students who are struggling to reach the required 80% to be considered passing. Our encore program functions as an extra class students can attend to obtain any help they need. Depsite the kinks in the system, WCCS takes extreme care to follow academic standards and our discipline policy is adhered to by our Dean of Students. This is truly a safe place for children to learn and the teachers here go above and beyond to help those students who want to be helped.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted May 9, 2009

im am a seventh grader at wccs and all i can say is that world is a goos school. it keeps kids like myself challenged. i would recomend wccs to anyone .
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 8, 2009

My daughter is a junior attending WCCS and says nothing upstanding about this school. Therefore, I am in the process of transferring her out. This school is not good for high school students because they dont have transcripts for students and it is sad to hear my daughter come home distraught about these situations.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 14, 2008

I would not recommend this shool to anyone. Some of the teahers do not take the students education to heart. If you don't care about communication between parent and teachers then I say send you child but, if you do don't send your child which ever way you go I wish you the best.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 20, 2008

World Communication Charter does offer advanced programs but overall lacks the academic atmosphere for students to progress from within. Very poor communication between counselors and parents. The culture of the school lacks discipline and parent involvement.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 14, 2008

My daughter is a new student at this school. This is her first year back in a brick & morter school after being homeschooled for a while. I have heard and read some of the issues associated with this school. However, they have made drastic changes and are not tolerating any displinary actions. Academnically things are going well so far. I will update my review and the year goes along.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 24, 2008

I am a parent of a six grade student, and also my oldest daughter attended the school. The school is in need of serious help because the counslers lack poor communication with the parents. The school also does not supply enough help for the students if needed with their learning skills. The counslers are very unprofessional and in need of serious traning it has a good academic program but over all I will not recommend this school.
—Submitted by a parent


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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.

28 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
39%

2011

 
 
61%

2010

 
 
n/a

2009

 
 
50%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 69% in 2012.

28 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
39%

2011

 
 
44%

2010

 
 
n/a

2009

 
 
50%
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.

33 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
69%

2010

 
 
64%

2009

 
 
77%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 76% in 2012.

32 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
60%

2010

 
 
72%

2009

 
 
45%
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.

33 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
64%

2011

 
 
68%

2010

 
 
66%

2009

 
 
53%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 80% in 2012.

33 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
73%

2010

 
 
67%

2009

 
 
75%
Science

The state average for Science was 60% in 2012.

34 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
24%

2011

 
 
40%

2010

 
 
29%

2009

 
 
19%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 73% in 2012.

32 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
72%

2010

 
 
74%

2009

 
 
47%
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.

64 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
16%

2011

 
 
43%

2010

 
 
41%

2009

 
 
51%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 68% in 2012.

64 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
33%

2011

 
 
50%

2010

 
 
70%

2009

 
 
63%
Science

The state average for Science was 42% in 2012.

61 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
7%

2011

 
 
28%

2010

 
 
22%

2009

 
 
19%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 83% in 2012.

62 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
86%

2009

 
 
93%
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 Students39%
Female50%
Male29%
Black37%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged37%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students39%
Female43%
Male36%
Black37%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged37%
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%
Female80%
Male61%
Black70%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged67%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students63%
Female73%
Male53%
Black63%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged59%
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 Students64%
Female71%
Male56%
Black65%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged60%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students67%
Female65%
Male69%
Black68%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged70%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students24%
Female17%
Male31%
Black23%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged22%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a

Writing

All Students66%
Female71%
Male60%
Black67%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged66%
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 Students16%
Female16%
Male14%
Black15%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged16%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students33%
Female35%
Male29%
Black32%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged35%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students7%
Female7%
Male5%
Black5%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged9%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a

Writing

All Students74%
Female81%
Male60%
Black75%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged71%
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
Black 93% 15%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 3% 3%
Hispanic 2% 9%
Two or more races 1% 2%
White 1% 71%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Female 57%N/A49%
Male 43%N/A51%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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