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Freire CS

Charter | 9-12 | 504 students

 

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Posted April 6, 2010

I am a parent of an student @ Freire Charter School. I feel that Freire Charter School is one of the Best schools that really inforce the CODE OF CONDUCT! This school will not put up with violence in or outside of the school & because of this students can focus on education @ all times. My daughter is an honor student & she works hard to maintain her grades. Freire really prep. students for college & your child will work hard . Most of all they will be ready & proud @ the end. I must say that if you are a parent that will make time for your childs education & communicate with the teachers well,...you should not have any problems.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 30, 2009

My daughter is in the eleventh grade with a 4.0 gpa avg. This school can be ridiculous with their strict rules and attitude. The teachers are not attentive, they have bad attitudes. The leaders are just as worst as the teachers. Yes the academics are good but are horrible when a student wants to understand the work.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 21, 2009

this school is challenging yet not extremely hard. it has a great teacher to student ratio, and it has good rules.
—Submitted by a student


Posted July 15, 2009

As has been said, Freire is a good school for students wanting free college preparation. Every student gets a chance to enter the admissions lottery. Once accepted, we assume that college is their goal and our standards reflect that. Many students thrive and are accepted to 4-year colleges with scholarships. Some students struggle to catch up academically to college-prep level work, and they must be motivated to take advantage of the supports in place. I can say that the staff members genuinely care about students and want to help them succeed. Yes, the rules are strict, but they prepare kids for professional opportunities and create a safe learning environment.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted January 28, 2009

This is a great school. The rules are a little tight ,but in the end they are worth it. My daughter was from catholic school and knowing that I didn't have to pay for a decent education took alot of stress off of me. If your child is not serious about their education do not send them there,but if your child is serious , this is the place.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 2, 2008

This is my sons first year, he is an 11th grader, so far I have been impressed, my son has long term goals set up and one of them is to get into a good college. He has plenty of homework, and he says that he is challenged and that is a plus, the feedback from both the teachers and staff is really on point and you are treated in a respectfully manner, which is always a plus in my eye. I attended the parents night event and was totally blown away because of the high attendance rate of parents and that was truly awesome.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 6, 2008

I love Freire. It's great school to me. The only bad thing about it is how ridiculous some of the rules are. The teachers always care about how you're doing and if you need help, they give it. I highly recommend this school.
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 13, 2008

My daughter attends this school. She was struggling in the 8th Grade. When she attended freire, she been a straight A student. I tell other parents about sending their kids to Freire.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 2, 2007

11/2/07 My son attends Freire Charter School, and I must admit that this school, as a college-prep, does prepare him for college. However, while I understand the need for rules and regulations, Freire has gone way over the line! As some others have pointed out, it is 'ridiculous'! Though my son is a senior...soon to graduate, I absolutely cannot wait until he does! Every time I see the Freire's name/number pop up on the caller-id, I get extremely disturbed, thinking my son has been accused of something asinine, which will either get him suspended or expelled. But as already pointed out, he will soon graduate, Lord's Will, and it's already seven months in counting!! Thus, if you are thinking about sending your son/daughter to this school, academically...it is well worth it; however, peace of mind, goes a long way, so really consider the headaches that may accompany your decision.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 24, 2007

I think Freire is a excellent school, it prepares your child for college,eventhough my daughter complains about the rules sometimes, I always explain to her, that if parents had there way in the school system, children will definitely complain about that. My motto is : Do want you have to do, and keep it movin.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 29, 2006

This is a great school to attend if you want to go to college
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 19, 2004

This school needs to lighten up on the rules. They are trying too hard to be the best. Tucked shirts do not look right when not wearing a uniform and carrying your jacket and not being able to put it on is rediculus.
—Submitted by a student


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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.

112 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
85%

2009

 
 
54%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 68% in 2012.

112 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
69%

2010

 
 
76%

2009

 
 
67%
Science

The state average for Science was 42% in 2012.

103 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
6%

2011

 
 
10%

2010

 
 
11%

2009

 
 
10%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 83% in 2012.

123 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
94%

2009

 
 
89%
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 Students82%
Female83%
Male81%
Black84%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged82%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students63%
Female66%
Male56%
Black63%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged63%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students6%
Female4%
Male9%
Black6%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged6%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a

Writing

All Students90%
Female93%
Male85%
Black90%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged90%
Students with disabilities (IEP)57%
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 94% 15%
Two or more races 5% 2%
Hispanic 1% 8%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Asian 0% 3%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
White 0% 71%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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Philadelphia, PA 19103
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