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Esperanza Academy Charter High School

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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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3 stars

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2012:
Based on 4 ratings
2011:
Based on 9 ratings

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Posted November 28, 2006

My son attends Nueva Esperanza Academy he's in 10th grade this year. He has always been a good student. Here in Nueva he has excelled in academics. I get phone calls from teachers on how he is doing. He also gets a lot of encouragement from his teachers which help him to excel in all of his classes. I would recommend this school to any parent. I also have a daughter who will be attending this school next year also.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 29, 2006

Nueva is a very good school. They really focus on the student going to college. I have one daughter who graduated from NEA and is currently in her 2 year at Kutztown University. My youngest daughter is attending NEA and loves it.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 19, 2006

A great school! Outstanding preparation for college and beyond!
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 17, 2006

My daughter is now in the middle of her 10th grade curriculum and I have to say it has been a great experience. Teachers are amazing. The majority of the students are also into their studies and personally know of my friends children who graduated from nueva and are now in college. I am very proud of my daughter and now understands how serious education is. Thanks to all faculty members at Nueva Esperanza.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 6, 2005

This school is definetly one of the best schools in Philadelphia. Along with graciously nice staff and respectful students, this school also prepares them for college.
—Submitted by a student


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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.

Grade level

Math

The state average for Math was 60% in 2012.

134 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
56%

2011

 
 
53%

2010

 
 
43%

2009

 
 
14%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 68% in 2012.

137 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
48%

2011

 
 
53%

2010

 
 
51%

2009

 
 
20%
Science

The state average for Science was 42% in 2012.

137 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
10%

2011

 
 
9%

2010

 
 
8%

2009

 
 
2%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 83% in 2012.

151 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
74%

2009

 
 
66%
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 Students56%
Female58%
Male53%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic59%
Multi-ethnicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged56%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learners63%

Reading

All Students48%
Female53%
Male41%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic49%
Multi-ethnicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged47%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learners44%

Science

All Students10%
Female4%
Male18%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic10%
Multi-ethnicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged10%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learners13%

Writing

All Students72%
Female83%
Male57%
Black58%
Asiann/a
Hispanic73%
Multi-ethnicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged71%
Students with disabilities (IEP)26%
English language learners77%
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
Hispanic 93% 9%
Black 5% 15%
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 56%N/A49%
Male 44%N/A51%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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Philadelphia, PA 19140
Phone: (215) 457-3667

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