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Esperanza Academy Charter High School

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2011:
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Posted February 5, 2014

I was accepted into 27 universities. Half of which, I received scholarships including "full rides." Esperanza Academy has given me the essentials I need in order to succeed in life.


Posted November 9, 2012

I must agree with needing to be way more strict when it comes to the girl's uniforms. I have been to quite a few open house meetings where it was stated the "skirt" rule was going to be enforced. I must say that i still see the skirts way too high. Should the girl need to bend over to pick something up, what is underneath will be easily displayed. The skirts are supposed to be probably an inch below knee length but they aren't for a good majority of the female students. Shame on the parents that even allow it knowing otherwise. EA has opened up 6th grade which is wonderful. What isn't so wonderful is the teacher in charge of that class (which is why i did not give all 5 stars.) A hidden camera should be installed so when a child complains of being mistreated, it can be seen as well as heard. What is a child to do when the bully isn't another student but yet, a new teacher to that school. Overall, the other teachers I have met throughout the years for my other child are pretty cool and down-earth along with the security guards. My children do love EA, however, this year has become a challenge for just one. Being a parent who is involved, I am 110% on top of it as it is UNACCEPTABLE!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 7, 2012

I disagree with all of the bad comments below, Nueva Esperanza is a very good school, i learned alot, & teachers get involved with the students, they dont just stand around giving orders, they make sure the students are understanding what they are learning. there is a no tolerance rule at nueva when it comes to violence which is great because there are almost no fights. I have friends who wish to come back to nueva because they are not getting the help they used to get. Nueva helped me better my education & actually like school, i feel safe & i love all the teachers in the building, everyone there is there to help you, theres not one teacher there who wouldnt stay later if you needed them too. Nueva is as secure as it can get, the rest is up to the parents. I Love nueva & i am so sad that this is my last year. #ClassOf2013
—Submitted by a student


Posted June 12, 2012

I have to say that I am proud to be here. its not perfect, but its a wonderful school.
—Submitted by a student


Posted June 9, 2012

I find the people very rude talking ill about Esperanza, if students fail and misbehave its because of parents children not the school's fault. I am an graduate of 2012 and I love this school very much the students need to behave more and dress proper. But overall it's a awesome school Roberto Clemente was the worst-est compare to Esperanza so go EA! Because my teachers taught me a lot unlike Roberto Clemente.
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 17, 2011

There are good things as most of the students can feel like its home, but it is too much "home." There would be a sense of improvement if the students were disciplined better. I'm a parent of 4 students, but all but one attends catholic schooling. From what is seen in my student after she began her last two years at nea, there is not a significant amount of work given as would need in college. The school could improve by giving less freedom, more work and also preventing the guys from inappropriately "feeling" on my daughter against her will
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 9, 2011

I'm a current student at Esperanza Academy CHS. I have to say that I am proud to be here. So many bad ratings about my school disappoints me so much. The teachers are supportive. The only thing that probably needs improvement is our strictness on uniforms. Like I said, its not perfect, but its a wonderful school.
—Submitted by a student


Posted July 15, 2011

I dislike this school. The females are always hanging on top of the guys, vice versa.. The school is horrible, one of the worst rankings in the state for PUBLIC school. How a shame...
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 15, 2011

I made a mistake sending my child here, she hates me now and it's been 2 years since her graduation and has nowhere to go. NOT for catholic school girls. It's hard to say this in words, but the feeling as a mother not educating her child, it hurts later having to know what I did to ruin my daughters life. Horrible mistake and regrett..
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 5, 2011

I graduated from nea school this year and was supposed to go to college but they told me my counciler didnt send the last transcript out so i cant go. Community college accepted me and i was gonna go part time while workin at wendys to pay for it but the school dont know how to handle stuff right. now I gotta find a better job if the econemy lets me
—Submitted by a student


Posted July 5, 2011

As a known fact the school has a high dropout rate, low college acceptance rate, high female pregnancy rate, high crime rate, below basic majority score on pssa, average of 850 on SATs all 3 subjects (writing math reading combined. The small number of students that attend college from esperanza either go to esperanza college or community, once again failure.. The school really needs cordination, the students are bad mouthed, the teachers never help parents. Meetings are cancelled between parents. Good students are changed within 2-3 weeks of entering this school, once being straight A student into cs, ds, and fs. They become to have attitudes. Not the place to send your child.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 29, 2011

This is the absolute worst school my child has attended, it is impossible to get reach with the administrators, not to mention they are RUDE!!! The structure is horrible, there are stereotypes, the school is plain ghetto
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 18, 2011

eeh got nowhere but a 7.25 job, ya not the greatest school cuz it didn't get me into ccp
—Submitted by a student


Posted April 28, 2011

My son graduated here aboout 3 years ago. He was accepted into ccp and continued his education for a year until he struggled and dropped out. I feel this school is great at keeping a family, but its education completely is not as fine
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 22, 2010

the students are all a part of gangs and the school is corrupted with students and staff who have made this a non educational facility
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 15, 2010

I've been there for about a week and all I see is students laying around. I looked at the reviews here before I came, and maybe the students rated it good because they get to do whatever they want and never learn?
—Submitted by a student


Posted March 19, 2010

theres no fighting in our school which makes everything harder but its a good thing!!!..teachers show that they care but some act like there students!!! i appreciate what most teachers have done for me though so i give my thanks to them
—Submitted by a student


Posted December 20, 2009

This school is giving me an amazing experience. I have learned a lot in EA in the short two years I have been attending this magnificent school. I really love the students there as well as the teachers. The atmosphere makes me feel at home. EA is a place to learn, and grow. I love Esperanza Academy, and I would recommend this school to everyone trying to attend a school that actually cares about it's students. I have always attended parochial schools, and was a bit nervous to attend a charter high school. I did not know what to expect, but I do not have any regrets. The uniforms are even presentable, and respectable. Esperanza Academy Charter High School is probably one of the best schools in the Delaware Valley. :) - Janeesa Rivera, 10th grader at EA.
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 8, 2009

Nueva Esperanza Academy is good for my child so far I'm very satisfied this is her first year and she is doing very well I Iike how she gets the help that she needs from her teachers, as a parent at Nueva EsperazaAcademy I would recommend this school to any parent. Thank you.MildredRodriguez Parent
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 12, 2008

I was a student in NEA and I'm already in an University; this school prepares you to for the future specially for the University enviroment. I personally recomend this high school for students that are planing to go to an University.
—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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301 West Hunting Park Ave
Philadelphia, PA 19140
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