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Posted June 4, 2007

I think New Media is a disgrace. There is no consistency in this school. The work is a joke, my daughter hasn't learned anything all year. There is no communication with parents. I made a terrible choice sending my daughter to this school. This was her first and only year there. Please what ever you do, do not send your child here.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 10, 2007

I am also very disappointed with New Media.It is not the kind of school that it was portrayed to be. The teachers come and go, there are hardly any extracurricular activities for the kids. I hardly see any homework my child has. When I call the school to leave a message for one of the teachers, my call doesn't get returned for weeks. The whole school is just very small(space-wise), very disorganized and very poorly run. I have just made a very bad choice when choosing this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 1, 2007

new media tech charter school is a disappointment not just to my child but to me as a parent. My daughter is not recieving a proper education at the school. Teachers come and go, and the ones who are there are trying to be friends of the children not educators. My daughter rarely has homework and when she does it's regarding survey questions, tell me how she is going to be prepared for college. This school is not ran properly. I have been e-mailing and calling the school for a conference with my daughters teacher and no one ever replys. This is not a good school and the principle is not a good role model. Something needs to be done
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 10, 2007

New media tech is a horrible school. please do not let your children go there. it's dirty, they only have a little bit of teacher and tthe room is small. my advice 2 you is don't and i mean do not let your child go to new media technology charter high school
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 14, 2006

My child has been attending New Media for three years now, and despite a slow start, I am impressed with where this school is going. They started an individualized learning plan for every student in the school and my son is getting more attention here than he has ever received in public school.
—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.

15 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
27%

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
30%

2009

 
 
29%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 65% in 2012.

15 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
27%

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
17%

2009

 
 
32%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 64% in 2012.

15 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
13%

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
9%

2009

 
 
48%
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.

13 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
23%

2011

 
 
35%

2010

 
 
43%

2009

 
 
24%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 69% in 2012.

13 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
23%

2011

 
 
35%

2010

 
 
46%

2009

 
 
32%
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.

44 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
34%

2011

 
 
38%

2010

 
 
43%

2009

 
 
49%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 76% in 2012.

44 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
43%

2011

 
 
51%

2010

 
 
56%

2009

 
 
56%
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.

34 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
32%

2011

 
 
28%

2010

 
 
27%

2009

 
 
57%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 80% in 2012.

36 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
53%

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
69%

2009

 
 
76%
Science

The state average for Science was 60% in 2012.

35 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
11%

2011

 
 
17%

2010

 
 
30%

2009

 
 
45%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 73% in 2012.

39 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
41%

2011

 
 
46%

2010

 
 
51%

2009

 
 
71%
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.

60 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
25%

2011

 
 
13%

2010

 
 
22%

2009

 
 
35%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 68% in 2012.

62 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
50%

2011

 
 
36%

2010

 
 
36%

2009

 
 
50%
Science

The state average for Science was 42% in 2012.

56 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
5%

2011

 
 
2%

2010

 
 
4%

2009

 
 
10%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 83% in 2012.

61 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
75%

2009

 
 
83%
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%
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Black27%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged18%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students27%
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Black27%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged18%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a

Writing

All Students13%
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Black13%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged9%
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 Students23%
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Black17%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged17%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students23%
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Black25%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged17%
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 Students34%
Female48%
Male22%
Black34%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged35%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students43%
Female67%
Male22%
Black43%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged38%
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 Students32%
Female27%
Male42%
Black32%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged42%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students53%
Female58%
Male42%
Black53%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged54%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students11%
Female4%
Male25%
Black11%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged12%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a

Writing

All Students41%
Female50%
Male23%
Black41%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
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 Students25%
Female18%
Male33%
Black25%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged25%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students50%
Female41%
Male61%
Black50%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged54%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students5%
Female0%
Male12%
Black5%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged8%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a

Writing

All Students79%
Female91%
Male64%
Black79%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged78%
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 100% 15%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 3%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Hispanic 0% 9%
Two or more races 0% 2%
White 0% 71%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Female 51%N/A49%
Male 49%N/A51%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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Philadelphia, PA 19150
Phone: (267) 286-6900

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