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Posted August 29, 2014

I went there since kindergarten and it use to be a good school. The next thing you know, it turns out awful. The school use to be in Northeast Philadelphia in a church. The teachers actually cared, they truly did. Suddenly, when I was about to go outside, I see orange tape on the outside of the grass. A bunch of months sooner, our sister school called Wing Site in West Philadelphia get burned down. This was on fox news. We ended up having to become one school in West Philadelphia. I ended up hating that school, the students: mean, the teachers: bad (only one was good), the ceo and principal: they don't care, the environment: awful. They lie to you about the things they will add to make the school better. One time, I saw one of the faculty members at the mall and I said hi. I already left the school and they don't even remember me. I was always loved by the principal and now they forget about me forever. I called the school to just visit my old classmates cause I thought they changed and I wanted to see them, but they said I would be disturbing them. (Btw they turned my friends into bad inappropriate friends). In conclusion, NEVER GO THERE!!!


Posted January 28, 2014

My school is a great school. They care for us and want us to succeed at all level. The Collegiate Academy teachers are doing a great job of preparing me and fellow scholars for High School and the Future ahead of us. The school is also embracing diversity by allowing the 7th and 8th graders to learn the language Chinese which is very exciting. The Global Studies ( History) Class is also preparing us scholars for our big trips to Canada and the Bahamas. This is a great and wonderful school. I have been going to this school since 3rd grade and I am now in the 7th grade. This school has took me under my wing.


Posted November 13, 2012

I must admit that GLA which stands for Global Leadership Academy is the most unprofessional, uncouth and disorganized learning institution to send your child/children to become educated. Such vast amounts of the staff members failed to manifest leadership skills and sound minds themselves. A lot of you prospective parents please note that GLA will bump your child on the waiting list to get theirs on board first. Also, please don't have a disagreement with the administrators there regarding your child, because almost every staff member is involved. When I say they're a bunch of miserable, petty and immature group that's exactly what I mean.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 7, 2012

My daughter started GLA in Kindergarten and is now going into the 4th grade. I can say that the only reason she has been there thus far is because of the academics. Now that I have the pleasantries out of the way, heres what I really think of this school. The administration at this school are the most unprofessional people I have ever came across in my life. The teachers are wonderful, and I have no complaints about them, however the Principal, Vice Principal, office staff, and Dean of Students are the worst! These people are in serious need of proper training when it comes to working with parents. They are rude, insensitive, and extremely unorganized. My daughter is Academically Advanced as well, so my opinion is by know means coming from bitterness, on the contrary, my opinion of this school is one of many of the parents they may have not given a rating. I plan on getting my daughter out of this school as soon as I am able because 4 years with no changes is enough for me. I am also fed up with the overly priced uniforms, and this school charges students different fees on a whim. I would not advise any parent to send their child to GLA, save yourselves the headache.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 24, 2012

My son started at GLA in kindergarten and he is now going into 2nd grade. I love this school and so does my son. All of the staff really love the children. He is academically advanced so the teachers keep him challenged but he still has time to have fun too. The work is challenging, no tolerance for nonsense, safe environment, clean bright& cheery state-of-the-art building, and many classes that aren't offered in public school. This year he had art, gym, Spanish, music, academics plus (for kids who work above grade level), technology, library, global studies, as well as the traditional math, reading/English, etc. this school is simply amazing. They are also very family friendly and more than encourages the parents to be involved. They have plenty of events all year long for families. If you choose this school you won't be disappointed. They will genuinely nurture and care for your child like their very own. I love it!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 18, 2011

GLA is certainly on the move. A friendly and always inviting atmosphere where a "smile", a "hello" or some form of peasantry opens the door before one enters the building. My daughters, (the younger one begins in Sept.) love this school! scholars are rewarded with mini celebrations from time to time after "academic" achievements. Music being a part of the cirriculum, offers the public entertainment in the form of a school choir which is rare today in most schools. The annual Christmas concert is truly a "TREAT" , which takes one back to the "days of ole'.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 10, 2011

My daughter will be Attending GLA in September, all the new parent received a few invitatiions already to meetings and events, went to orentation everything sound so wonderful, they are very organized, I'm excited for my daughter
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 16, 2010

My daughter and I love GLA. Mrs. Fuller, Mrs. Tellis, Mr. McBride, and Dr. Booker are the greatest and really care about the kids. They go out of their way to make sure the kids are getting all of education they can get to become great leaders in the future. From the trips to different countries to the lessons they learn about different countries at this school; shows how much this really want the kids to learn not only through research but by first-hand experience. Whether the school is moving or staying, my daughter will continue to go to GLA through 8th grade no matter what location they call home.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 29, 2010

My daughter goes to GLA. She has gone there for third grade through 8th Grade, so she has seen the school change from RHQ to GLA. The teachers are caring, they really do care about their kids. They challange the kids to learn. Because of GLA and their teaching standards my daughter has been accepted to Philadelphia High School for Girls, a very hard school to get in. GLA has my child academically ready to deal with Advanced classes in many different subjects and I would recommend it to any parent looking for an academically, safe, and loving environment
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 3, 2010

This school is just not what it used to be. The parent Laison is the schools laison when things are going well for the school and the parents laison when she needs the parents to assist with defending the school. With that said this school use to be the best Charter hands down. It currently has much to be disired. First of all teachers have to be held to a higher standard personally and professionally. Parents shouldn't be made to feel like he or she has been in a street fight mentally with the administration when staff members clearly showed unprofessional behavior. This school will only get better if they clean house.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 11, 2010

I am pleased with the teaching staff of GLA. My son has been there since the 1st grade ans my daughter since the 4th grade. Althought my son has had three different third grade teachers I can say that Mrs. Williams is an awsome teacher. My daughter's middles school teacher are great too. I love Dr. Booker for the many things she and Mrs. Kim Fuller and the other GLA staff have done eith my children they are confident and the are truley Leaders. I love GLA.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 8, 2010

I don't agree with the statement about our CEO Dr. Booker. Some of the staff members have something to be desired but Dr. Booker absolutely has our kids best interest in her heart. That's why I love her. Again I have been through some situations with the administration and believe that Dr. Booker had the last words. She is firm but fair.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 28, 2009

My children used to attend GLA and I did not know how much they did not know until they left. When they were pitted against children with a more rounded education they came up lacking.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 27, 2009

I disagree with the web site's assessment. This school has historically done better than a lot of other charter schools and public schools. My daughter has attended GLA since she was in pre-school and she has made honor roll every year. The school has incorporated the importance of globalization in their curriculum and balances the need for traditional classroom study with a holistic approach. If more schools operated on this level, there would be a higher percentage of overall highschool graduates in Philadelphia.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 11, 2009

I have a student that has attended this school form the beginning of their school life. I must say that we were afforded some of the greatest teachers every. The school however went through so many changes that it was crazy. I would have taken my child out had it not been for Mrs. Fuller-Green. She would always told us to hang in there it was going to get better. She would have all kinds of things at the school for everyone to try to keep people encourage. Student of the month, my child made that achievement often. They would come home and tell me of the wonderful party Mrs. Fuller-Green would give them for coming to school for making that achievement. So much starting happening with the school that the parent meeting always would be so many questions about if the school would be closing, she would always put at ease with letting us know that the school was not going to close. She had an uncanny confidence about it as if she knew something that we did not. She was right it did not close. Now the school has changed so much 99% good. There is always room for improvement. The school looks good smells good and every one seems to about the business of the children. I have read some of the comments on this site I just felt compelled to respond to you. I love the fact that they are preparing my child for the PSSA test. But I do not know what school your child attends. But my child is always being tested on something at GLA, and homework is much, sometimes to much! But I know that they are preparing my child. The shows but they are the best! I know that Ms. Fuller does Sister to Sister because even thought I have a son she always invites me to be apart. Mrs. Evans seems to be carving her way there and that is good. Even Mrs. Scott seems to have gotten a little nicer. That s a good thing! I love this school and it is going places. I can not come as often as I did in the past but I know as long as you have people like Mrs. Evans and Dr. Booker and do not for get my girl now known as Ms. Fuller around you will sore to great heights. A committed Parent
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 11, 2009

I have a student that has attended this school form the beginning of their school life. I must say that we were afforded some of the greatest teachers every. The school however went through so many changes that it was crazy. I would have taken my child out had it not been for Mrs. Fuller-Green. She would always told us to hang in there it was going to get better. She would have all kinds of things at the school for everyone to try to keep people encourage. Student of the month, my child made that achievement often. They would come home and tell me of the wonderful party Mrs. Fuller-Green would give them for coming to school for making that achievement. So much starting happening with the school that the parent meeting always would be so many questions about if the school would be closing, she would always put at ease with letting us know that the school was not going to close. She had an uncanny confidence about it as if she knew something that we did not. She was right it did not close. Now the school has changed so much 99% good. There is always room for improvement. The school looks good smells good and every one seems to about the business of the children. I have read some of the comments on this site I just felt compelled to respond to you. I love the fact that they are preparing my child for the PSSA test. But I do not know what school your child attends. But my child is always being tested on something at GLA, and homework is much, sometimes to much! But I know that they are preparing my child. The shows but they are the best! I know that Ms. Fuller does Sister to Sister because even thought I have a son she always invites me to be apart. Mrs. Evans seems to be carving her way there and that is good. Even Mrs. Scott seems to have gotten a little nicer. That s a good thing! I love this school and it is going places. I can not come as often as I did in the past but I know as long as you have people like Mrs. Evans and Dr. Booker and do not for get my girl now known as Ms. Fuller around you will sore to great heights. A committed Parent
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 9, 2009

I have been teaching at RHQ/GLA for over 6 years. I have been a teacher for 11 years both in private and public school and I can say without hesitation that our staff headed by an excellent, well organized leadership team are 100% for the education of the children. No one has any clue the amount of planning and desire it takes to operate a charter school. I am tired of the nit picking people who have no idea what goes on behind the scenes to make our school the succsess it has become. I guess the Voter drives, student government, speech contests, spelling bees, dances, celebrations of achievements, breakfest with the principal opportunities, going to Canada, Science fair, Olyimpic Day, Brother to Brother, Sister to sister, Global Day celebrations, the great Booker buck celebration. We are not on the decline, get out of the way, we are on the rise!!!
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted February 5, 2009

I am becoming increasingly unhappy with GLA. The friendly, family atmosphere is waning. The administration is very disorganized and I don't feel the children are being challenged sufficiently in the classroom. The entire day is geared towards math, reading, writing, with a smattering of computer, spanish, music and gym thrown in. A lot of teaching is geared towards passing the PSSA and other standardized tests. I don't know where my daughter's grades come from as there have been very few tests this entire year. And the discipinarian is very quick to single out kids and accuse them of wrongdoing at the word of other children. There is never the opportunity for the kids to work out their differnces on their own. I had high hopes for this school. Now I am just frustrated.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 8, 2009

The school is better than the neighborhood schools; however ir does leave somethings to be desired. My kids teachers are great,but the administration is disorganized. Also Dr.Booker, the principal, is rude towards the parents.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 17, 2008

GLA is an innovative and excellent Charter School, exemplary of how successful schools can prepare our children for a global future. The more I learn about the teaching methodology and the leadership the more proud I am to be affiliated.


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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.

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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Resources

Extra learning resources offered
  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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4601 Girard Ave.
Philadelphia, PA 19131
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Phone: (267) 295-5700

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