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Charter | K-8 | 453 students

 

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2012:
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2011:
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Posted March 1, 2014

i had been in this school for 2 years. this year's 8th grade will be the first class to graduate from k-8. its very exciting to be in the first class that went from kindergarten all the way to 8th grade. i may not be a parent but i highly recommend this school


Posted September 6, 2013

I already graduated from FACTS but I've been there since kindergarten. I love FACTS so much it has thought me a hole lot about life and i'm going to miss that school so much.


Posted April 8, 2011

My daughter attends kindergarten at FACTS. All of our experience have been nothing but wonderful! The teachers and staff are super friendly. Creatively and academically this school soars. My daughter loves going to school and can't wait to teach me all of the wonderful things that she's learning. How many parents can say their 6 year old is teaching them Mandarin?! I am so grateful for FACTS and have the utmost confidence in my daughter's education!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 25, 2010

FACTs has great teachers that care. They make learning fun and interesting to the students. Children blossom and don't get lost in the crowd. Everyone knows eack other and it's like a second family.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 24, 2009

This is a great school, my two sons love attending and they love their teachers. The staff is always professional and polite but most of all, they care about each and every student attending their learning facility.
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Posted May 8, 2009

My son actually likes going to school and loves his teachers. Worth its weight in gold. The cirriculum is much more creative and effective than the over burdoned public school he formerly went to. Highly recommended.
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Posted September 14, 2006

I am a parent of a third grade stuent at FACTS. Enrollment at FACTS has been a very positive experience for my son. He has excelled beyond our expecations with the support of the wonderful teachers at this school. TJ has grown academically and emotionally From his experience at FACTS
—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.

45 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
98%

2010

 
 
96%

2009

 
 
92%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 74% in 2012.

45 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
77%

2009

 
 
58%
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.

45 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
92%

2009

 
 
92%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 72% in 2012.

45 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
67%

2009

 
 
65%
Science

The state average for Science was 82% in 2012.

50 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
66%

2009

 
 
74%
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.

47 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
82%

2009

 
 
69%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 65% in 2012.

47 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
66%

2010

 
 
61%

2009

 
 
49%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 64% in 2012.

47 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
82%

2009

 
 
60%
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.

46 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
67%

2009

 
 
61%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 69% in 2012.

46 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
62%

2010

 
 
67%

2009

 
 
58%
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.

46 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
69%

2010

 
 
70%

2009

 
 
68%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 76% in 2012.

46 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
75%

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 76% in 2012.

48 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
53%

2009

 
 
58%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 80% in 2012.

48 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
73%

2010

 
 
73%

2009

 
 
70%
Science

The state average for Science was 60% in 2012.

48 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
53%

2010

 
 
51%

2009

 
 
48%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 73% in 2012.

48 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
98%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
82%

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 Students85%
Female82%
Male87%
Blackn/a
Asian92%
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged86%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students69%
Female68%
Male70%
Blackn/a
Asian83%
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged69%
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 Students87%
Female83%
Male91%
Black58%
Asian97%
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged86%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students67%
Female61%
Male73%
Black42%
Asian83%
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged64%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students80%
Female73%
Male88%
Black58%
Asian91%
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged80%
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 Students70%
Female77%
Male56%
Black36%
Asian82%
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged74%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students68%
Female68%
Male69%
Black73%
Asian68%
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged69%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a

Writing

All Students81%
Female94%
Male56%
Black82%
Asian79%
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged82%
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 Students78%
Female89%
Male71%
Black54%
Asian87%
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged82%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students63%
Female83%
Male50%
Black46%
Asian68%
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged63%
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 Students83%
Female95%
Male72%
Blackn/a
Asian91%
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged84%
Students with disabilities (IEP)64%
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students94%
Female100%
Male88%
Blackn/a
Asian97%
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged92%
Students with disabilities (IEP)82%
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 Students69%
Female77%
Male62%
Black33%
Asian81%
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged76%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students92%
Female100%
Male85%
Black75%
Asian97%
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged89%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students69%
Female74%
Male64%
Black27%
Asian84%
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged73%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a

Writing

All Students98%
Female100%
Male96%
Black100%
Asian97%
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged97%
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

Breaking down the GreatSchools Rating

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
Asian 70% 3%
Black 21% 15%
Hispanic 4% 8%
Two or more races 4% 2%
White 1% 71%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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1023 Callowhill St
Philadelphia, PA 19123
Phone: (215) 569-2600

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