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Delaware Valley Charter High School

Charter | 9-12

 

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Situated in an inner city neighborhood. The median home value is $78,000. The average monthly rent for a 2 bedroom apartment is $820.

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4 stars

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Posted May 22, 2013

The school curriculum is great, but most of the teenage girls including the Cheerleading Team and their gorilla miss thang coach leave a lot to be desired. The female security guards pick on the nice looking young ladies, the ugly girls seem to have some type of secret code to mess with anyone who isn't dark skinned and nappy headed, its a shame the school is trying its best but it has attracted most of the project, hateful and jealous types to this Cell Block H. Please, parents if your child isn't marked up with razor cuts, or bald headed, do not send her/him here. It is not a safe place to learn, I called the school numerous times to settle an issue but ended up having to seek outside help, no response from this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 8, 2013

I currently attend DVCHS and this is an amazing school all schools have problems and we have our share but we fix them and move on this is a great school and its a very safe place to learn if I could give more stars I would
—Submitted by a student


Posted June 26, 2008

This school has not only helped me to build confidence in myself whenever i said i couldn't do it some how they managed to get me back on track & try again it also helped me to build skills in math,science,reading,writing,ocial studies & more.....Now i am an honor roll student who will be attending the 11th grade next year,can't wait until i get the pssa in front of me! i can do it i believe in myself like del val taught me to be.....I love u del val !
—Submitted by a student


Posted July 26, 2006

My academic progress did increase but the only extracurriculer activities they had were sports like basketball,volleyball,track and cheerleading and the parents were well involved with the progress of their children and other children.From what I saw the staff was very loving and helpful.But with this school as well as others you have your pick of kids who want to act up and that is reasonable.The shool promised when they moved to a new school in the 06-07 school year things would be better for us. Thanks!
—Submitted by a student


Posted February 24, 2006

I am very pleased with my son's progress and the teaching staff. The teachers have taken time to help him and to make sure that I am aware of any problems that he maybe having.
—Submitted by a parent


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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.

158 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
27%

2011

 
 
49%

2010

 
 
37%

2009

 
 
27%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 68% in 2012.

157 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
22%

2011

 
 
56%

2010

 
 
54%

2009

 
 
47%
Science

The state average for Science was 42% in 2012.

142 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
2%

2011

 
 
4%

2010

 
 
2%

2009

 
 
1%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 83% in 2012.

132 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
92%

2009

 
 
67%
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 Students27%
Female31%
Male23%
Black27%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged20%
Students with disabilities (IEP)0%
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students22%
Female26%
Male16%
Black22%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged15%
Students with disabilities (IEP)0%
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students2%
Female0%
Male5%
Black2%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged0%
Students with disabilities (IEP)0%
English language learnersn/a

Writing

All Students66%
Female74%
Male57%
Black66%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged60%
Students with disabilities (IEP)18%
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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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
Black 99% 15%
Hispanic 1% 9%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 3%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Two or more races 0% 2%
White 0% 71%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Female 53%N/A49%
Male 47%N/A51%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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