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Hope Church School

Private | PK-12

 

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Posted February 26, 2007

This school used to be great as far as the Teachers and the Curriculum. My children and been attending Hope for over 10 years. I've watched this school diminish. Somewhere along the line Hope Church School has lost their focus. They make you pay for everything. I've never seen one school with so many fund raisers. Even the lunch program is ridiculous, $5.00 a day....This will be my children's last year here for sure. Thank God!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 22, 2006

HCS is an excellent school which has a rich spiritual, cultural, and educational heritage. The warmth, experience, and love of the leadership translates into a community of effective teachers and staff. The students are empowered to prosper and I'm very pleased with my own child's progress while there (over two years).
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 17, 2006

All that I can say is that this is the best school I've ever been to. It has everything I ever wanted and appreciate what they've done for me.
—Submitted by a student


Posted November 9, 2005

I have never since should a terrible school. The teachers sit around all day and the children run wild. The Preschool is complete crayness. The staff is also very unprofessional and the so called directors are never there.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 26, 2005

Hope Church School is a very good school. If You Send your child there, you won't regret it :)
—Submitted by a former student


Posted March 26, 2004

I have had the most wonderful experience with HSC. If has been a God send. The teachers are warm and wonderful. The non-teaching staff is caring and involved. I would recommend HSC for any family, that prefers a non-public alternative for education. The class size is small and the education is large.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 12, 2004

This school has been a frustrating experience for me and my son. I have tried to work with the teachers in solving problems as it relates to my son's behaviors and the schools disciplinary rules. They have not handled disciplinary and parent communication issues to my satisfaction, therefore we are in the process of finding another school.
—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.

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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.

19 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
26%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 74% in 2012.

19 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
37%
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.

13 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
23%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 72% in 2012.

13 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
46%
Science

The state average for Science was 82% in 2012.

11 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
46%
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.

11 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
9%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 65% in 2012.

11 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
9%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 64% in 2012.

2012

 
 
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 77% in 2012.

12 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
8%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 69% in 2012.

12 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
25%
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.

12 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
17%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 76% in 2012.

12 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
25%
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.

14 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
0%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 80% in 2012.

14 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
43%
Science

The state average for Science was 60% in 2012.

14 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
7%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 73% in 2012.

14 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
64%
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.

2012

 
 
n/a
Reading

The state average for Reading was 68% in 2012.

2012

 
 
n/a
Science

The state average for Science was 42% in 2012.

2012

 
 
n/a
Writing

The state average for Writing was 83% in 2012.

2012

 
 
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 Students26%
Femalen/a
Male8%
Black28%
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Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a

Reading

All Students37%
Femalen/a
Male17%
Black39%
Multi-ethnicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/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 Students23%
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Black23%
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Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a

Reading

All Students46%
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Malen/a
Black46%
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Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a

Science

All Students46%
Black46%
Multi-ethnicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/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 Students9%
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Black9%
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a

Reading

All Students9%
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Black9%
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a

Writing

All Studentsn/a
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Blackn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/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 Students8%
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Black8%
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a

Reading

All Students25%
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Black25%
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/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 Students17%
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Blackn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a

Reading

All Students25%
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Blackn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/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 Students0%
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Black0%
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a

Reading

All Students43%
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Black43%
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a

Science

All Students7%
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Blackn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a

Writing

All Students64%
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Black64%
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/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 Studentsn/a
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Reading

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Science

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Writing

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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 88% 15%
Two or more races 6% 2%
Hispanic 3% 9%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 3%
White 1% 71%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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Philadelphia, PA 19126
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