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Multi-Cultural Academy Cs

Charter | 9-12 & ungraded | 247 students

 

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Situated in an inner city neighborhood. The median home value is $50,000. The average monthly rent for a 2 bedroom apartment is $900.

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4 stars

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2014:
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2013:
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2012:
Based on 3 ratings
2011:
Based on 1 rating

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Posted August 23, 2014

This is a small community school. Very attentive to the needs of its students , with an overall goal for all of its students to succeed. The teachers communicate well with me and my son adjusted well. My only regret is that it doesn't have any sports. My son has all of a sudden become interested in football. I've learned that if he attends a charter without sports he can play for his neighborhood high school, but the school does offer arts programs. I really like this school thus far my son is now a sophomore. I'll write in again in his senior year
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 29, 2012

I was a substitute at MACS today. I am at a loss for words in describing to you just how incredible the principal, dean, and the rest of the staff at this school are. The accountability and expectations of respectful, appropriate, and kind behaviors is at a level I have not experienced in over 30 years, and since my time in a Catholic school. Not only do the students display behaviors that will allow them future success, but the administrators and staff show care for the children's safety, and act in ways that will ensure these students great success in life. I am truly inspired, amazed, and feel such a sense of gratefulness for what is taking place at this school. Parents, school staff, and students, pat yourselves on the back for creating a school that lives up to the expectations and ideals of what so many of us know create productive, knowledgeable, outstanding people. It's so often said by schools that this is what they're mission is, but a rarity and exception to see it being done. If you are fortunate enough to be, or have a student here, be sure to not only give thanks, but to appreciate and utilize the very rare opportunity you have been given.


Posted October 19, 2012

Multi-Cultural is an excellent school with a caring teachers and Principle...He is stern but with the best interest of the students in mind. This school builds character and and prepares the students for the reality of the world. Last school the students racked in over twenty million in scholarships awards....the proof is in the pudding. My daughter is in the tenth and i love this school. A Proud Parent
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 10, 2012

I'm a parent of a ninth grade student who attends here.. I'm very proud of his accomplishments as well as his great group of teachers.. All the staff seem to care a great deal about the students at macs.. and that really makes a difference in a child's life.. Kudos to the staff and students at this great school! Mr. Higgins is an excellent principal..
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 27, 2011

I attend this school and has taught me to be a better person. The teachers and staff members are great, and recently we have a new prinipal. We are a small school when it come to the students.This school helps students in certin subjects then need help the most.
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 4, 2009

i think the principle needs to be a little moe relax when it comes to simple mistake. overall teachers teaches well.
—Submitted by a parent


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The test results by subgroup show how the designated group of students is performing in comparison to the general population.

Grade level

Math

The state average for Math was 60% in 2012.

60 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
47%

2011

 
 
62%

2010

 
 
77%

2009

 
 
44%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 68% in 2012.

60 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
50%

2011

 
 
62%

2010

 
 
62%

2009

 
 
52%
Science

The state average for Science was 42% in 2012.

59 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
9%

2011

 
 
8%

2010

 
 
5%

2009

 
 
7%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 83% in 2012.

60 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
85%

2009

 
 
85%
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 Students47%
Female47%
Male45%
Black48%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged45%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students50%
Female53%
Male46%
Black50%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged49%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students9%
Female11%
Male5%
Black9%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged6%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a

Writing

All Students85%
Female87%
Male82%
Black86%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged84%
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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GreatSchools Ratings for this school are based on 2011-2012 test results. Use the breakdown ratings below to compare types of students at this school. Learn more »


Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Black 94% 15%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 3% 3%
Hispanic 3% 9%
White 1% 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 65%N/A49%
Male 35%N/A51%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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3821 North Broad St
Philadelphia, PA 19140
Phone: (215) 227-0513

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