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Charter | 5-12 | 778 students

 

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Posted January 2, 2014

My son has received honors since he started in 7th grade. Most schools that are trying to teach your child the importance of coming to school prepared wearing the required uniform will send your child home if the parent cannot follow the rules but it effects your child's learning and how the function in the real world. The school is a good school it shouldn't receive bad ratings because one parent cannot get the uniform requirements together.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 1, 2013

When my kids first started here at the middle school everything was great no problems i would recommend the middle school, but the high school is the worst they care more about the uniforms then they do making sure your child understands the classwork, your child will be sent home for not have the right pants there are so many different pairs of black pants out and most school wear the same one's my child was sent home a few times , even though i told them i couldnt find the pants because of it being the end of the school year, but thats not all there's always fights going on between the girls and the deen of the high school waits til the last min to do anything then threatens the kids and the parents with being kicked out , they had a lunch lady fill in for a teacher that was out. The high School only focus is on uniforms and not education, if your child fails a class its $250 per class which is way to much money, I just really think they should take more time out to help the children understand the work instead of failing them for something they knew nothing about and how can a teacher get mad when the students asks for help????? High School..NOOOO!!!!, Midddle School Yes
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 23, 2013

I would rate Maritime a 6 out of 5, but it won't let me! I'm a student at Maritime and soon I'll be entering 7th grade there. At my old school I got mostly all As and a few Bs. Now, the work is even harder and I get all As! My teachers Mrs. D and Mr. Segrest made learning fun and exciting! The school has a lot of after school programs like robotics, drama, and band/choir/orchestra. They have lots of field trips and new activities are announced everyday! If you're looking for a fun, challenging school, apply for Maritime now!


Posted June 15, 2013

I have just graduated the 8th grade, ( i have been here since 7th ) the 2 years I spent here ave been amazing, the teachers want kids to do there best and alot of teachers offer extra help. The 7th and 8th grade teachers understand students. Just try to stay respectful and complete all assignments and it will pay off at the end of the year.


Posted May 31, 2013

First let me start off by saying that I've bee there since 5th grade and is currently now in 9th grade. I gave the school 2stars because of the middle school. The middle is fine, actually I'll recommend the middle school. But the high school gets a -1star. It's da worst high school ever. The teachers, staff and dean makes no sense. They very petty and u get in trouble for the littlest things. I never was a trouble student, I make good grades and I never has detention before, until I got to 9th grade. For example, it was raining out, so no one wants to stop in the pouring rain. When I got to class, I got a detention for just walking in the class with my jacket. I didn't even get a chance to sit down. The dean told me I need to me to stop outside and take my jacket off. He doesn't care if its raining. The dean has asked me plenty of times, why am I at his school, and I find that so disrespectful to ask someone. But trust me I won't he there next year. Most of the teachers act just like the dean, but most are very nice. So please think twice before sending to this high school.


Posted May 20, 2013

Maritime is more worried about there national avg. then they are there students. My son was told he can't come back next yr. because of his grades what about helping my son instead of tossing him like a piece of trash, I know several other parents who's children were thrown out for there grades. If your looking for a school that truly cares about your child IT ANT Maritime academy charter school
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 13, 2012

My son is in 8th grade at Maritime and has been a student here since 6th grade. I have to say, as a parent who paid Catholic School tuition for 6 years, that the education he has received and continues to receive is phenomenal. His 6th grade teachers were amazing. His 7th grade teachers truly prepared him for the PSSA's last year - he scored Proficient and Advanced. One note: Mr. Brown - his 7th grade math/science teacher just superceded any expectations I have ever had of a teacher. AMAZING!!!!!! In the beginning of the year, my son would complain about Mr Brown's ways - and I would say "ONE DAY you will appreciate that man!" Guess what? It didn't take for him to be a parent to appreciate him! He expressed the level of impact Mr. Brown had on him just this past weekend!!! Kudos to Mr. Brown and Maritime!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 26, 2012

We are in the middle school and I have to say, this is our first year and the school has amazing teachers! The curriculum is harder than at our previous private school, but the teachers make the topics more meaningful for the kids. They get them involved in learning and teach them to be responsible in their academics. They also have a ton of amazing clubs the kids can participate in before and after school, and having tutoring available daily. Their zero tolerance policy makes for a great learning environment for the kids. If you have a great kid and that you are looking for an amazing opportunity for, send them here! You won't be disappointed!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 26, 2012

The Teachers Are Great. But, some of the teachers give way too much homework to the students. But overall, its good.


Posted February 21, 2012

I sent my son to Maritime due to him being bullied at our local Catholic School. He has always had good grades but has even gotten higher grades at Maritime, they strive for greatness and get it with positive rolemodels for teachers. I have received about 5 phone calls in the last 2 years to tell me how great a kid I have, he is now on NJHS and I credit this to the great staff. They are also very good with dealing with parents and you have access to all grades at your fingertips, which is great. My son has homework but nothing that is excessive, much less then his last school. I love it so much I am now enrolling my younfre son for next year.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 8, 2012

I am currently a student here and this school is a very hard working school , i just had a project last week and i have 2 more due this week , they dont give students enough time to complete projects , Your child WILL HAVE HOMEWORK EVERY NIGHT AND WEEKEND! I am very stressed because of alll the work they have been throwing at me!
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted December 7, 2011

great school! Very challenging coursework from forensics to Chemistry to algebra...and this is just 6th grade! Lots of clubs to get involved in as well as tutoring if needed everyday before and after school. If you are looking for a school that will continually challenge your child, and recognize them For their efforts and hard work this the place for you!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 24, 2011

Maritime Charter School is not a good school . Some of the staff are very unprofessional, especially speaking over the telephone. I would not refer anyone to that school. How are the children supposed to learn if the adults there are not professionals.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 5, 2011

My daughter came to Maritime last year for 7th grade and is now getting ready to begin 8th in September. I am very happy and pleased with the quality education she is receiving at Maritime. Her teachers last year were wonderful!! They care so much about their students and want them to strive to do the very best in all areas. The dean and office staff are also very caring, friendly and understanding with parents and always there to answer any questions or concerns you may have. I look forward to another successful school year at Maritime and will continue to have my daughter continue there for high school. Thanks so much Maritime:)
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 25, 2011

I am so happy that I decided to send my daughter to Maritime. This is her first year and I see in her everyday the gift of an education that provides challenging academics, social activities, treasured resources, accountability and a fun positive, uplifting environment. Her teacher, Miss G, is wonderful. She may not realize it, but she has made a tremendous impact academically and has been a wonderful role model. Maritime is more than fortunate to have her on their team. My daughter loves school. What more can a parent ask for? Finding the right school for my daughter has meant more than any words can express. Children are our future. Thank you for the jobs that you do and for putting them first.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 23, 2010

Philadelphia has a great Gem in MACHS, my son just completed 5th grade (his 1st at MACHS) and he, my wife and I, truly enjoy this school. They push, intrigue and introduce the students to high expectations and I really think the children enjoy this, especially in an environment where learning is 1st and foremost. My son actually looks forward to school, and will be attending a free summer course for physics. More people should know about this school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 1, 2009

Maritime Academy is a tremendous school where young people are encouraged to learn to achieve at their highest potential. The middle school is especially good. There is a strict discipline code, which allows teachers to do what they are meant to do... teach!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 1, 2009

Maritime is a wonderful school. The teachers set the bar high for student achievement. In addition, teachers are hard-working and caring. The strict discipline policy creates a comfortable learning environment so teachers teach and students learn.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 26, 2008

i love maritime! i have a great teacher mr.segrest he makes math easy to understand for me before i came to maritime i had a c in math and i went all the up to an A he is hilarious he makes you laugh alot! i recomend anyone to go to maritime! i think all the teachers are really down to earth and outgoing! terrific work staff, teachers, students and ceo DR. Ann waiters for making this school what it is today!
—Submitted by a student


Posted June 16, 2008

I posted back in September after back to school night. Both my child and I were quite anxious about her going into 7th grade in a new school. But the worry was for nothing. This has been a very positive year for my child. Compared to her last school, she described Maritime as more challenging but more interesting too. She loved both her teachers, Mr. DiLeo and Mrs. Clarke and she made many new friends. I, too, was very happy having a child come home from school everyday looking forward to going back the next day. It's only June 16th and she's already wishing she was back in school. Thank you Maritime.
—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.

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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 73% in 2012.

49 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
61%

2010

 
 
67%

2009

 
 
69%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 65% in 2012.

48 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
53%

2010

 
 
54%

2009

 
 
55%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 64% in 2012.

50 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
69%

2010

 
 
50%

2009

 
 
55%
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.

92 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
62%

2010

 
 
70%

2009

 
 
63%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 69% in 2012.

90 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
57%

2010

 
 
59%

2009

 
 
55%
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.

137 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
72%

2009

 
 
73%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 76% in 2012.

137 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
71%

2009

 
 
76%
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.

139 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
66%

2010

 
 
56%

2009

 
 
53%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 80% in 2012.

139 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
76%

2009

 
 
76%
Science

The state average for Science was 60% in 2012.

139 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
32%

2011

 
 
34%

2010

 
 
29%

2009

 
 
40%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 73% in 2012.

142 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
60%

2010

 
 
76%

2009

 
 
69%
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.

55 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
60%

2011

 
 
45%

2010

 
 
25%

2009

 
 
19%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 68% in 2012.

54 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
56%

2011

 
 
48%

2010

 
 
29%

2009

 
 
51%
Science

The state average for Science was 42% in 2012.

55 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
22%

2011

 
 
16%

2010

 
 
16%

2009

 
 
7%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 83% in 2012.

55 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
54%

2010

 
 
59%

2009

 
 
81%
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 Students82%
Female81%
Male83%
Black81%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White74%
Economically disadvantaged81%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students81%
Female88%
Male74%
Black75%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White77%
Economically disadvantaged84%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a

Writing

All Students74%
Female85%
Male63%
Black81%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White71%
Economically disadvantaged75%
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 Students80%
Female85%
Male74%
Black79%
Asiann/a
Hispanic71%
Multi-ethnicn/a
White87%
Economically disadvantaged81%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students63%
Female71%
Male53%
Black52%
Asiann/a
Hispanic73%
Multi-ethnicn/a
White69%
Economically disadvantaged61%
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 Students88%
Female85%
Male94%
Black86%
Asiann/a
Hispanic85%
Multi-ethnicn/a
White93%
Economically disadvantaged91%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students86%
Female85%
Male88%
Black85%
Asiann/a
Hispanic85%
Multi-ethnicn/a
White89%
Economically disadvantaged84%
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 Students84%
Female90%
Male78%
Black81%
Asiann/a
Hispanic91%
Multi-ethnicn/a
White84%
Economically disadvantaged86%
Students with disabilities (IEP)73%
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students71%
Female78%
Male62%
Black69%
Asiann/a
Hispanic59%
Multi-ethnicn/a
White79%
Economically disadvantaged72%
Students with disabilities (IEP)46%
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students32%
Female35%
Male27%
Black32%
Asiann/a
Hispanic27%
Multi-ethnicn/a
White34%
Economically disadvantaged33%
Students with disabilities (IEP)27%
English language learnersn/a

Writing

All Students68%
Female80%
Male55%
Black69%
Asiann/a
Hispanic65%
Multi-ethnicn/a
White68%
Economically disadvantaged68%
Students with disabilities (IEP)54%
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 Students60%
Female55%
Male65%
Black52%
Asiann/a
Hispanic57%
Multi-ethnicn/a
White83%
Economically disadvantaged59%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students56%
Female62%
Male48%
Black48%
Asiann/a
Hispanic46%
Multi-ethnicn/a
White83%
Economically disadvantaged55%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students22%
Female7%
Male37%
Black11%
Asiann/a
Hispanic23%
Multi-ethnicn/a
White46%
Economically disadvantaged22%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a

Writing

All Students75%
Female82%
Male67%
Black71%
Asiann/a
Hispanic64%
Multi-ethnicn/a
White91%
Economically disadvantaged74%
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 41% 15%
White 37% 71%
Hispanic 21% 9%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Two or more races 0% 2%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Female 54%N/A49%
Male 46%N/A51%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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Philadelphia, PA 19137
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