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Alliance For Progress Cs

Charter | K-7 | 323 students

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Posted November 28, 2012

I am a parent of a first grader here. Last year I was so excited about this school because my child had a great kindergaten teacher and I worked very hard with her to insure success. But this year it seems as if the work isn't challenging enough for my child and it's as if the kindergarten teachers were great yet the first grade teachers are basic and don't really challenge the kids this year like they were challenge last year. Definitely looking to change schools next year because I'm not going to wait for the higher grade teachers to keep getting worse!!! Awesome kindergarten teacher by the name of Mrs. Kamens she had my child well pass a 1st grade reading and math level !!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 23, 2012

i am a student and i dont like this school you might not want to go here


Posted April 12, 2011

The school has really made huge improvements. The staff really goes above and beyond for the children!


Posted June 21, 2010

My son has been attending this school since kindergarden, which will make 4yrs now as he will be entering 5th grade next year. I am very disappointed with the direction this is going. New administration and staff have changed the school for the worse. The principal has absolutely no interaction with the children and we're approaching the end of her second year. The staff seems to be more concerned with following a curriculum then actually teaching and making sure the children understand the work. I am sad to say that my son will not b attending this school for his final year of elementary. They really need to get their old principal back!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 17, 2009

My son started this school a year ago,I have to say I was very pleased with the staff,teachers,and students.My son really had a positive year and I'm looking forward to his last year their being the same!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 8, 2009

My Children have been students at Alliance for a year. I am more impressed with how the school is described on paper. Half of the programs they said is offered at the school had been discontinued by the time my children began. The programs I thought my children would be able to benefit from were no longer available. The school is very secure. So secure that you have to make arrangements to pick up your child early by calling the front desk by 10 am or your child will not be released to you. I have not had a problem with getting in contact with my childs teacher. In fact she is the bright side of all of this. Hopefully all of teachers are like this one young lady. Be prepared to work hard at communicating with staff here.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 23, 2007

Attendance is very important, principle doesn't allow any discipline problems, teachers really care working one on one with children who needs help, teachers and principle are available for parent conferences with little notice, school is well organized, teachers have patience and well qualified. There is before and after care, school transportation, no conflict among staff, the ficilities are very clean and secure. School policies are inforced properly, you can always get in contact with staff, there are many educational trips for students and their parents. There are many opportunities for parents to volunteer. The children are rewarded for good behavior, grades, attendance, etc. Award ceramonies, playday, talent shows, plays the teachers various culture. My daughter loves the school and all of her teachers love her and are very supportive.
—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 80% in 2012.

47 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
49%

2010

 
 
46%

2009

 
 
66%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 74% in 2012.

48 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
54%

2011

 
 
42%

2010

 
 
29%

2009

 
 
48%
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.

45 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
58%

2011

 
 
72%

2010

 
 
50%

2009

 
 
55%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 72% in 2012.

45 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
38%

2011

 
 
40%

2010

 
 
26%

2009

 
 
32%
Science

The state average for Science was 82% in 2012.

46 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
48%

2011

 
 
42%

2010

 
 
38%

2009

 
 
40%
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.

44 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
43%

2011

 
 
46%

2010

 
 
36%

2009

 
 
52%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 65% in 2012.

44 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
25%

2011

 
 
32%

2010

 
 
21%

2009

 
 
24%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 64% in 2012.

47 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
38%

2011

 
 
74%

2010

 
 
36%

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 77% in 2012.

22 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
n/a

2009

 
 
n/a
Reading

The state average for Reading was 69% in 2012.

22 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
36%

2011

 
 
24%

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.

20 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
n/a

2009

 
 
n/a
Reading

The state average for Reading was 76% in 2012.

20 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
55%

2011

 
 
n/a

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 Students75%
Female79%
Male70%
Black75%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged78%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students54%
Female71%
Male38%
Black54%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged51%
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 Students58%
Female53%
Male62%
Black58%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged60%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students38%
Female47%
Male31%
Black38%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged38%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students48%
Female47%
Male48%
Black48%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
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 Students43%
Female62%
Male26%
Black42%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged48%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students25%
Female38%
Male13%
Black23%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged21%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a

Writing

All Students38%
Female50%
Male26%
Black37%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
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 Students68%
Female67%
Malen/a
Black67%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged70%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students36%
Female33%
Malen/a
Black38%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged35%
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%
Femalen/a
Male86%
Black70%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged71%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students55%
Femalen/a
Male71%
Black55%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged53%
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 99% 15%
Hispanic 1% 9%
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%
White 0% 71%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Female 49%N/A49%
Male 51%N/A51%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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  • Science
  • Technology
Clubs
  • Gardening

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Painting
Media arts
  • Video / Film production
Clubs
  • Yearbook

Health & athletics

Clubs
  • Gardening
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School basics

Before school or after school care / program onsite
  • After school
  • Before school
School Leader's name
  • Maria Snipe
Best ways for parents to contact the school
  • Email
Special schedule
  • Extended/longer school day
Is there an application process?
  • Yes
Fax number
  • (215) 232-4893

Programs

Specific academic themes or areas of focus

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  • Science
  • Technology

Resources

Extra learning resources offered
  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
School facilities
  • Cafeteria
  • Computer
  • Playground
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Basketball
Girls sports
  • Basketball

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Painting
Media arts
  • Video / Film production

Student clubs

Clubs (distinct from courses)
  • Gardening
  • Yearbook
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  • Uniforms
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182139 Cecil B Moore Ave
Philadelphia, PA 19121
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Phone: (215) 232-4892

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