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Walter D Palmer Leadership Learning Partnership CS

Charter | PK-12 | 860 students

 

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Situated in an inner city neighborhood. The median home value is $299,500. The average monthly rent for a 2 bedroom apartment is $910.

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3 stars

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2014:
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2013:
Based on 7 ratings
2012:
Based on 3 ratings
2011:
Based on 3 ratings

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Posted April 17, 2008

I am deeply dissatisfied at the way this school seems to disregard the imminent needs of the children : longer ,smaller , more structured classes & parent involvement . I recently asked to join the PTA but was misguided for several days as far as getting information because they haven't any ! This school is not teenager friendly...Why ask for a high school to charter when you're having problems with the middle school ? Just posing some of my questions / concerns ......
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 5, 2007

We have just upgraded our middle school math curriculum and vastly enhanced our performance option. With virtuosi in art for children and dance for all ages, along with a curriculum which is the embodiment of Jerome Bruner's enactive-iconic-symbolic approach, I cannot boast enough about the improvements we have made.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted November 3, 2007

For parents who are seeking a quality education for their children, I would NOT recommend this school. Perhaps it's due to the type of people the administration serves, but I've found that the school to be a bureaucratic nightmare. I think it's a shame that so much energy is put into policing the parents and children when that energy could be better used on getting better teachers, involving parents more, improving test scores etc. As a very concerned parent, it was like pulling teeth just to get a chance to volunteer in the class. There's no crossing guard at a major intersection of the school (very dangerous). And I was appalled at how parents are not allowed to walk their 3 and 4 year old kids to class. Instead, they must walk back alone. Again, if you want a well-run school where parents are very involved and treated with respect, dont chose LLPS!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 25, 2006

I am a dedicate parent of LLPCS and this year we are in the process of selecting two travel teams for basketball and we are going to a in house league for our other children. I love LLP circulum it took some time to get used to but I love how the teachers send home homework for the week. I am so busy with basketball and work that I need the other time to help my children with their homework. I do not like how the afterschool program doesn't have homework help with the day's homework assignment.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 28, 2006

Agreat school in urban Philadelphia!True leadership at it's best.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 7, 2006

As an educated and concerned parent, who has provided consultation services to some of the worst schools in Phila.,I see very little difference between LLPCS and public schools. I was forced to pull my son out of this school. The administration seems to possess an attitude which is not conducive for their pupils to succeed academically, or socially. There are some teachers who show a genuine concern for their students. However, these individuals face resistance and negative attitudes from administration similar to what the parents are presented with. I find it deplorable that they stress such minor issues when they have huge obstacles to overcome such as severe behaviors, the curriculum, and meeting testing standards.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 28, 2006

As a parent of two children at LLPCS, I think that the cirriculum is good, but the never ending changes in the rules are ridiculus. I don't think that it is fair for children to be sent home because of uniform infractions when it does not affect the learning process. Some of the ways things are done is total chaos and no one wants to take responsibility. I personally think that there are far too many cracks in the program for the administration to be swoo unyielding with the rules. Yes the education is better than public school but the order and decency is not there.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 14, 2004

As a parent of two boys at LLPCS, I think the school has grown much. Yes, there has been many issues in the past, but parents must realize that in order for our children to get the best education they must cooperate with school regulations. Whether or not is seems to be more on the private side then on the public. I myself had spent over $540 dollars in uniforms, but was not completely upset with the new changes. I believe that LLPCS continues to provide my children with a good education. The teachers are friendly and very determined to work with each parent individually when necessary as well as the social workers from the RFC Social Work Program, that provides support to teachers and parents to overcome obstacles that interfere with the child's learning ability. They offer referral and outside services to help the parents to work with our children. The afterschool program as well as the saturday program has benefited no only my children and me, but many other parents as well.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 2, 2003

Today, for the second time in the school year, my children who are in the ratio of 1% (please see the ethnic information on this website) were sent home and denied an education because they didn't have button down collars. They are bathed, have good teeth,are well mannered, dressed nice and neatly with the school colors. For a state funded school they seem to have private school standards. I for one am one of many moms and dads who simply cannot afford to buy yet another set of uniforms for all of my children! We have already spent $150 on gym uniforms and $400 on school uniforms. When is this going to stop?
—Submitted by a parent


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.

About these ratings

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.

95 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
56%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
75%

2009

 
 
62%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 74% in 2012.

95 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
43%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
56%

2009

 
 
47%
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.

75 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
64%

2011

 
 
64%

2010

 
 
56%

2009

 
 
51%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 72% in 2012.

75 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
35%

2011

 
 
45%

2010

 
 
43%

2009

 
 
43%
Science

The state average for Science was 82% in 2012.

77 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
38%

2011

 
 
36%

2010

 
 
46%

2009

 
 
50%
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.

70 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
24%

2011

 
 
63%

2010

 
 
85%

2009

 
 
48%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 65% in 2012.

70 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
24%

2011

 
 
37%

2010

 
 
78%

2009

 
 
49%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 64% in 2012.

68 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
25%

2011

 
 
23%

2010

 
 
28%

2009

 
 
31%
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.

66 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
36%

2011

 
 
48%

2010

 
 
55%

2009

 
 
47%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 69% in 2012.

66 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
29%

2011

 
 
44%

2010

 
 
47%

2009

 
 
34%
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.

69 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
46%

2011

 
 
65%

2010

 
 
43%

2009

 
 
28%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 76% in 2012.

69 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
43%

2011

 
 
63%

2010

 
 
48%

2009

 
 
54%
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.

62 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
37%

2011

 
 
32%

2010

 
 
36%

2009

 
 
30%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 80% in 2012.

62 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
55%

2011

 
 
56%

2010

 
 
76%

2009

 
 
59%
Science

The state average for Science was 60% in 2012.

61 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
13%

2011

 
 
15%

2010

 
 
9%

2009

 
 
13%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 73% in 2012.

62 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
60%

2010

 
 
55%

2009

 
 
39%
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.

51 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
12%

2011

 
 
59%

2010

 
 
36%

2009

 
 
n/a
Reading

The state average for Reading was 68% in 2012.

52 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
35%

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
65%

2009

 
 
n/a
Science

The state average for Science was 42% in 2012.

49 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
0%

2011

 
 
3%

2010

 
 
5%

2009

 
 
n/a
Writing

The state average for Writing was 83% in 2012.

54 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
68%

2009

 
 
n/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.

Source: Pennsylvania Department of Education

Math

All Students56%
Female57%
Male54%
Black51%
Asiann/a
Hispanic85%
Multi-ethnicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged56%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students43%
Female54%
Male29%
Black39%
Asiann/a
Hispanic69%
Multi-ethnicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged43%
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 Students64%
Female60%
Male69%
Black65%
Asiann/a
Hispanic58%
Multi-ethnicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged64%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students35%
Female33%
Male37%
Black33%
Asiann/a
Hispanic42%
Multi-ethnicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged35%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students38%
Female34%
Male42%
Black41%
Asiann/a
Hispanic25%
Multi-ethnicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged38%
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 Students24%
Female23%
Male26%
Black19%
Asiann/a
Hispanic42%
Multi-ethnicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged24%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students24%
Female28%
Male19%
Black25%
Asiann/a
Hispanic25%
Multi-ethnicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged24%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a

Writing

All Students25%
Female32%
Male16%
Black28%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged25%
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 Students36%
Female39%
Male33%
Black36%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged36%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students29%
Female42%
Male15%
Black27%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged29%
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 Students46%
Female45%
Male48%
Black46%
Asiann/a
Hispanic50%
Multi-ethnicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged45%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students43%
Female50%
Male33%
Black43%
Asiann/a
Hispanic50%
Multi-ethnicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged42%
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 Students37%
Female42%
Male32%
Black32%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged37%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students55%
Female65%
Male45%
Black51%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged55%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students13%
Female19%
Male7%
Black13%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged13%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a

Writing

All Students76%
Female94%
Male58%
Black74%
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

Math

All Students12%
Female15%
Male8%
Black12%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged12%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students35%
Female33%
Male36%
Black34%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged35%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students0%
Female0%
Male0%
Black0%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged0%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a

Writing

All Students65%
Female75%
Male54%
Black67%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged65%
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 87% 15%
Hispanic 13% 8%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Asian 0% 3%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Two or more races 0% 2%
White 0% 71%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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