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Situated in an inner city neighborhood. The median home value is $99,000. The average monthly rent for a 2 bedroom apartment is $940.

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4 stars

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2012:
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2011:
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Posted September 29, 2008

My grandson just started at Global this past September. I am very involved and admire the teachers and administrators open door policy. They don't hesistate to call me immediately when something is wrong so we can work together as a team to get things resolved. This is a completely different atmosphere from the school he attended last year. I am looking forward to watching my grandson grow, learn, and excell at Global.


Posted June 10, 2008

The Principal Mrs. Evans, is a very good leader at this school and a great asset.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 6, 2007

I have a daughter that's been attending RHQ since kindergarten I must [say] she been through some ups and downs, but the teachers and staff there worked with her and did not give up on her, now she love going to school. It's like having a second family around your kids. Thank you so much RHQ, Good Job!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 28, 2007

My two daughters attend RHQ both since kindergarden. The entire staff has a great one on one relationship with the parents and the students. The leadership starts with the loving support of Ms. Blanding. I wouldn't send my kids to any other school. We are here for the long haul!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 19, 2007

I am so glad we were introduced to this school. The teachers and staff there are wonderful. They really take time to let you know what is going on in class and with your child specifically. The Phila. School District was horrible. The classes were too big and the students do not get that one on one like they do at RHQ! When you go to RHQ the staff actually knows you by your name! I must admit that this is without a doubt the best school in Philadelphia! Thank you RHQ for making my children feel like part of a family in school and not just another kid in a classroom! Many thanks.. Elaine
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 14, 2006

I have 2 children at RHQ Friendship site since 2005 and have been very pleased with this school and the teachers and very happy that I took my girls out of public school they are learning so much more since the classrooms are not that big and the children at this site are very well mannered and sweet! Keep up the good work Friendship! Two thumbs up to Ms. Blanding!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 18, 2005

The academic program appears to be very good. However, there needs to more artistic programs such as music, art, and foriegn languages. My son is a very good reader and he loves going to school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 8, 2005

The level of parental involvement is very low. They have no outside activities for the children and are struggling to maintain the interest of the children.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 25, 2004

My Children have been enrolled in Raising Horizons Charter school since its inception in 2002. I must say that I am quite pleased with the educational benefits that my 2 Sons have received. Chancellor Russell is a caring, supportive and steadfast leader. She really cares about the Children. My Sons have received many benefits by attending the School. This school provides a safe and nuturing environment for the Childern. Chancellor has an open door policy. I would love to be a part of this organization for many years to come. RHQ is indeed the greatest! -Signed, Ms. Fofana
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 14, 2004

RhQ has an excellent program and focuses on every aspect of the child's development, not just the intellect. RHQ provides not only the students with guidance,but personalizes programs for children with challenges.If necessary they will outline a program for parents as well. The teaching staff truly believes that it takes a village to raise a child. I am thankful that both of my children will only have to attend one school. Keep up the good work RHQ!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 26, 2003

I think this school is great and the teachers are good. It starts at home if our children are well disciplined they will carry it out in the world. GOOD JOB QUEST! Keep up the good work.
—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.

About these ratings

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.

69 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
72%

2010

 
 
71%

2009

 
 
57%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 74% in 2012.

69 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
54%

2011

 
 
55%

2010

 
 
53%

2009

 
 
57%
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.

73 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
65%

2009

 
 
71%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 72% in 2012.

70 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
56%

2011

 
 
54%

2010

 
 
44%

2009

 
 
50%
Science

The state average for Science was 82% in 2012.

76 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
57%

2011

 
 
67%

2010

 
 
58%

2009

 
 
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 73% in 2012.

72 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
60%

2011

 
 
52%

2010

 
 
66%

2009

 
 
35%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 65% in 2012.

73 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
47%

2011

 
 
42%

2010

 
 
44%

2009

 
 
31%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 64% in 2012.

79 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
48%

2011

 
 
70%

2010

 
 
59%

2009

 
 
32%
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.

70 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
60%

2011

 
 
68%

2010

 
 
39%

2009

 
 
38%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 69% in 2012.

69 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
55%

2011

 
 
56%

2010

 
 
42%

2009

 
 
33%
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.

56 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
73%

2010

 
 
54%

2009

 
 
58%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 76% in 2012.

56 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
64%

2010

 
 
62%

2009

 
 
56%
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.

36 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
60%

2010

 
 
44%

2009

 
 
41%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 80% in 2012.

36 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
67%

2009

 
 
65%
Science

The state average for Science was 60% in 2012.

36 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
39%

2011

 
 
30%

2010

 
 
20%

2009

 
 
19%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 73% in 2012.

40 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
57%

2009

 
 
61%
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 Students65%
Female64%
Male67%
Black66%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged65%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students54%
Female58%
Male50%
Black54%
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

Math

All Students63%
Female75%
Male49%
Black64%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged62%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students56%
Female60%
Male50%
Black55%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged56%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students57%
Female67%
Male42%
Black57%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged56%
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 Students60%
Female43%
Male81%
Black59%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged55%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students47%
Female50%
Male42%
Black46%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged45%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a

Writing

All Students48%
Female45%
Male51%
Black49%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged48%
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 Students60%
Female59%
Male61%
Black61%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged64%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students55%
Female69%
Male39%
Black54%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged57%
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%
Female65%
Male81%
Black70%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged70%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students75%
Female78%
Male69%
Black75%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged78%
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 Students81%
Female90%
Male69%
Black85%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged83%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students83%
Female90%
Male75%
Black85%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged83%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students39%
Female30%
Male50%
Black43%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged39%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a

Writing

All Students70%
Female68%
Male72%
Black68%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged76%
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 98% 15%
Hispanic 1% 9%
Two or more races 1% 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 3%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
White 0% 71%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Female 57%N/A49%
Male 43%N/A51%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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