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6-12
Public charter
Philadelphia, PA
Students enrolled: 502

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51220 South Broad St
Philadelphia, PA 19146

(215) 735-3198
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November 23, 2014
This is my child`s last year in this school and I'm VERY happy. I still think the teachers DON'T CARE about our children learning. They favor the bad an punish the good students willing to learn. The NTA`S are even WORSE...NON PROFESSIONAL!!! They either need professional training or not work with children. One staff member was a nta one year then moved up to a higher position running the school...I HOPE SHE IS QUALIFIED. I WILL NOT SEND MY YOUNGER CHILD to this school.

- submitted by a parent
November 20, 2014
World Communications is a horrible school. I worked there as a substitute teacher. The students are some of the most disrespectful children I have ever worked with. They have a failing discipline system that does not address student behavior. Throughout the day, you could hear teachers screaming for the students to quiet down. The school leadership is also extremely disorganized. The Principal does not have a good relationship with her staff, and is extremely rude. I was so glad to secure a full time position at a private school. These Charter Schools are terrible.

- submitted by a community member
November 07, 2014
Worst school in the world. I graduated in 2012 and I would never reccomend this school to anyone, they were so unorganized, took our senior dues, never took us on the originally planned trip and stole our yearbook money (never got a yearbook) the staff are a bunch of pervs always flirting with the young MINOR students. disgusting school overall, I really hope it gets shut down.

- submitted by a community member
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.

- submitted by a community member
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"

- submitted by a community member
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
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!

- submitted by a community member
August 03, 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

- submitted by a community member
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
February 04, 2010
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- submitted by a parent
no rating 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
no rating 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
September 16, 2009
Caring, knowledgable Faculty and staff, broad-based educational program. educationally challanging curricula.

- submitted by a community member
no rating 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
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
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
June 15, 2009
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- submitted by a student
no rating 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
May 11, 2009
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- submitted by a parent
no rating May 09, 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
February 24, 2009
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- submitted by a student
January 08, 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
October 14, 2008
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- submitted by a student
no rating 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
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
no rating 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
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
July 19, 2008
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- submitted by a parent
no rating July 16, 2008
I attend WCCS and i feel they give you the bare minimum you need to graduate. I would not suggest this school.

- submitted by a student
January 29, 2008
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- submitted by a student
October 06, 2007
WCCS has a wonderful staff for the 6/7 grade my son can't stop talking about the math,and science,english,and geo. the building is poor but the fact that there getting a new building is great. the computers are old but act like new ones. The fact that there keeping the children at and 80% or higher. Its a wonderful school.

- submitted by a parent
September 17, 2007
I am the parent of a ninth grade student, who has been there for four years. I have not had a problem at all. The teacher do communicate with you, and the fact that they challenge the kids by making them earn an 80 or better is a great. ideal.

- submitted by a parent
September 11, 2007
Poor communications with counslers. When you call the school with issues they never return your call.

- submitted by a parent
no rating August 27, 2007
This an excellent school with a good learning atmosphere.

- submitted by a student
April 17, 2007
The academic programs are great. The availability of music and arts isn't that great. being a student m self I can understand that. as well as the level of parent involvement is poor as well. The one thing about WCCS is that 'some' not all of there teachers just cant teach or control the class. I am a 9th grade student and learning from those teacher can be hard at times in which it shouldn't be. Another thing about this school is that the building is very poor. The 3rd floor looks better that the 1st and 2nd floor all together

- submitted by a student
April 09, 2007
My son is now attending WCCS. He has attended for the 6th and now the 7th grade. The teachers at WCCS are very helpful when it comes to my son's education. They try everything they can to help a student who's grades are dropping. They really go out their way for the students. I feel the education level is great. My son is challenged more at WCCS than he was at the neighborhood school. I think it would be good for the students if there were more physical after school activities.

- submitted by a parent
February 20, 2006
My son attended WCCS from 8th to 12th grade. He graduated in 2003 as the valedictorian, captain of the basketball team and recieved two full scholarships to college. The academic program at this school made his first year of college a review and he was able to get a 4.0 GPA for his first year at the University of Maryland. If it wasn't for the teachers and the staff none of this would have been possible. He even came back as the key note speaker for the graduating class of 2005. I was and still am an involved parent at the school. I believe that this summer my son will be returning to World Communications to student-teach. I believe that this school can help many children in the Philadelphia school system.

- submitted by a former student
February 14, 2006
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- submitted by a parent
January 10, 2006
My daughter has been a WCCS student for 4 years. when she first started there I was not so sure I would like this school. it was not structured at all so my husband said give it a chance.Well the school my daughter came from she was taught on a high school level and she was very bored when she started at WCCS so I brought this to the school attention and they have made changes so know all my daughter wants to do is go to school and she is doing very well. so I really recommend WCCS for children that are ready and not just the children the parents must be ready to make those extra steps in helping your child achive who no's them better than there teachers only the parents. Because my child is going to college and she will be a graduate with honors of WCCS.

- submitted by a parent
October 22, 2005
My daughter was a graduate of this school and is doing well in her life. When she attended her I believed she was getting the best education possible. Throughout her 12th grade year she attended CCP and by the time it was time for her to go to Widener she already had college credits. The school doesn't offer many after school activities but they have an unbeatable internship program in the city. I was a very involved parent throught my child's high school career not because I had to but because I loved that she loved WCCS.

- submitted by a parent
August 31, 2005
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- submitted by a former student
September 22, 2003
My son attended WCCS and is doing great. WCCS creates relationships with the staff, students, and parents, so that when a students fails to keep his/her grades up teh blame is not on the school. They provide opportunities for children to gain hands on experience in corporate america. My son attends Florida A & M University, my niece now attends Seton Hall in NJ, and my nephew attends Norfolk State in Va. They all attended WCCS.

- submitted by a parent
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World Communications Cs
51220 South Broad St, Philadelphia, PA  19146
(215) 735-3198
Last modified World Communications Cs is a Charter school that serves grades 6-12. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 2 out of 10 based on academic quality.
World Communications Cs Rating: 3 out of 5 based on 42 reviews. Top