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Charter | 6-12 | 1115 students

 

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Posted April 22, 2014

As the parent of a soon-to-be high school graduate, all I have is praise for Mariana Bracetti Academy Charter School. I found in this school what we couldn't find in other schools. The teachers are well qualified and easy to get in touch with. The counselors are very helpful and knowledgeable. The principal is always looking for ways to improve the school's quality, and is always fast to respond to any concern you might have. I know she will continue to pursue even more progress for this school and the students will be able to take advantage and benefit from what the school offers.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 27, 2010

I really like the school there are a alot securtiy personal and they are all nice. Just keep up with he grat job.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 8, 2010

I have two children in MBA and Although I am pleased with how the school is, I wish they were are attentive to students who want to acheive more. The staff is not as approachable as I would like them to be for my children.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 25, 2008

My child attends this school. After dealing with other Schools and Students,The 2 yrs she has spent here so far ,have been thje most relaxing. the school has a diversty of teachers and students. they are taught to work out problems this is the happiest I have seen my child any problems she can go to any 1 with in the school staff
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 13, 2008

This is a great school and the teacher are very respectful and caring and i been here since 8th grade and graduating in 2009
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 2, 2007

This school has seen some high times and low times over the years. The administration's concern with test scores is only because of the idiocy of our government and the emphasis they place on the notion that 'higher scores=more funding'. The administration has done a remarkable job given the position they are in; they have found amazing teachers and do all they can to make the MBA experience a good one.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 1, 2007

its a pretty good school they just need more speacil ed programs!!!
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 12, 2007

i've been here since 6th grade and im graduating this year and i dont regret none of the effort and time our teacher gave us so we could be successful and get the Best in life
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 17, 2007

I was a part of the first graduating class of mba. I can honestly say that I loved my school or should i say classmates and teachers..... The administration at mba is definitly not the best .....They act like they arent worried about important things like college instead being more concerned with pssa scores or getting the charter renewed each year ...My 4 years at mba have been the best of my young life. But if I could choose I would make mrs chestnut the senior administrator ...The school would have a complete turn around.
—Submitted by a student


Posted March 12, 2006

This school is great my children have learned alot from MBA and are happy in this school..before they hated learning and just going to schoool in general and now they love going and have no trouble.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 3, 2006

This school is filled with teachers who are excellent both in their profession and character. They are dediacted and energetic, this is a sure win ! The staff is truly concerned with the welfare of the children and they work hard and long hours figuring out the best ways for the children to succeed.
—Submitted by an administrator


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.

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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 77% in 2012.

106 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
53%

2011

 
 
56%

2010

 
 
54%

2009

 
 
24%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 69% in 2012.

107 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
24%

2011

 
 
26%

2010

 
 
20%

2009

 
 
19%
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.

171 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
72%

2010

 
 
59%

2009

 
 
50%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 76% in 2012.

173 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
43%

2011

 
 
38%

2010

 
 
31%

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 76% in 2012.

165 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
56%

2010

 
 
53%

2009

 
 
44%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 80% in 2012.

163 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
51%

2011

 
 
54%

2010

 
 
45%

2009

 
 
42%
Science

The state average for Science was 60% in 2012.

163 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
15%

2011

 
 
2%

2010

 
 
8%

2009

 
 
4%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 73% in 2012.

166 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
23%

2011

 
 
24%

2010

 
 
30%

2009

 
 
45%
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 60% in 2012.

120 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
46%

2011

 
 
37%

2010

 
 
38%

2009

 
 
27%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 68% in 2012.

118 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
39%

2011

 
 
29%

2010

 
 
24%

2009

 
 
27%
Science

The state average for Science was 42% in 2012.

117 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
5%

2011

 
 
3%

2010

 
 
1%

2009

 
 
4%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 83% in 2012.

118 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
53%

2011

 
 
67%

2010

 
 
70%

2009

 
 
72%
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 Students53%
Female44%
Male65%
Black39%
Asiann/a
Hispanic55%
Multi-ethnicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged54%
Students with disabilities (IEP)27%
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students24%
Female23%
Male26%
Black26%
Asiann/a
Hispanic23%
Multi-ethnicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged25%
Students with disabilities (IEP)0%
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%
Female59%
Male68%
Black64%
Asiann/a
Hispanic61%
Multi-ethnicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged62%
Students with disabilities (IEP)5%
English language learners29%

Reading

All Students43%
Female40%
Male46%
Black43%
Asiann/a
Hispanic40%
Multi-ethnicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged41%
Students with disabilities (IEP)0%
English language learners14%
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 Students71%
Female81%
Male58%
Black73%
Asiann/a
Hispanic70%
Multi-ethnicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged71%
Students with disabilities (IEP)24%
English language learners39%

Reading

All Students51%
Female68%
Male29%
Black65%
Asiann/a
Hispanic46%
Multi-ethnicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged49%
Students with disabilities (IEP)13%
English language learners13%

Science

All Students15%
Female19%
Male10%
Black9%
Asiann/a
Hispanic16%
Multi-ethnicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged15%
Students with disabilities (IEP)9%
English language learners0%

Writing

All Students23%
Female33%
Male11%
Black32%
Asiann/a
Hispanic20%
Multi-ethnicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged22%
Students with disabilities (IEP)7%
English language learners9%
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 Students46%
Female47%
Male45%
Black35%
Asiann/a
Hispanic48%
Multi-ethnicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged46%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learners35%

Reading

All Students39%
Female40%
Male38%
Black37%
Asiann/a
Hispanic39%
Multi-ethnicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged38%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learners8%

Science

All Students5%
Female5%
Male5%
Black0%
Asiann/a
Hispanic6%
Multi-ethnicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged5%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learners0%

Writing

All Students53%
Female68%
Male38%
Black38%
Asiann/a
Hispanic57%
Multi-ethnicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged53%
Students with disabilities (IEP)21%
English language learners28%
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
Hispanic 77% 9%
Black 20% 15%
White 2% 71%
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%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Female 52%N/A49%
Male 48%N/A51%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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Special education / special needs

Specific academic themes or areas of focus
  • Special education

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Ceramics
Performing and written arts
  • Dance
  • Drama

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • French
  • Spanish
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School basics

School Leader's name
  • Angela Villani, CEO
Special schedule
  • Extended/longer school day
Fax number
  • (215) 291-4985

Programs

Specific academic themes or areas of focus

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  • Special education
Foreign languages taught
  • French
  • Spanish

Resources

Extra learning resources offered
  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Volleyball

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Ceramics
Performing arts
  • Dance
  • Drama
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2501 Kensington Ave
Philadelphia, PA 19125
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