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Academy At Palumbo

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4 stars

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2014:
Based on 2 ratings
2013:
Based on 7 ratings
2012:
Based on 2 ratings
2011:
Based on 3 ratings

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Posted August 29, 2009

The school needs to work on student discipline. Latenesses should lead to detentions and then suspensions. The teachers are wonderful. The school needs more parent involvement, home and school is very small and needs more support. Students should be required to join a club, this is supposed to be a college prep school, if the school is prepping for college, they need to work on interviews, resumes, college applications, and enhancing the student's profile.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 20, 2009

I am in the 12 grade this year, and I am very proud to say I attend The Academy at Palumbo. This year the Class of 2010 will be the first graduating class at the Academy and we are super excited. It saddens me at the same time because I have built a wonderful relationship with many teachers, staff and students. If you want a great place to learn this is the right school for you. It is all about Academics and its small. So your not just a number your a person that every teacher knows. Help is always around when ever you need it. Being the First Class there were many things we couldn't get that classes to come will establish but this is a VERY GREAT school, no if's and's or but's.
—Submitted by a student


Posted November 10, 2008

Excellent School. Wish my other children would have attended.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 3, 2008

I just started at Academy and I believe that it is a wonderful school. Their dedicated teachers can show students a successful path. As a student I know I'm not just a number but I am a person that wants a good education.
—Submitted by a student


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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.

Grade level

Math

The state average for Math was 60% in 2012.

127 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
86%

2009

 
 
72%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 68% in 2012.

127 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
92%

2009

 
 
87%
Science

The state average for Science was 42% in 2012.

128 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
23%

2011

 
 
24%

2010

 
 
35%

2009

 
 
38%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 83% in 2012.

128 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
85%

2009

 
 
98%
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 Students80%
Female77%
Male85%
Black74%
Asian93%
Hispanic77%
Multi-ethnicn/a
White84%
Economically disadvantaged87%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students80%
Female82%
Male76%
Black77%
Asian93%
Hispanic69%
Multi-ethnicn/a
White74%
Economically disadvantaged84%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students23%
Female16%
Male32%
Black15%
Asian25%
Hispanic46%
Multi-ethnicn/a
White32%
Economically disadvantaged20%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a

Writing

All Students95%
Female99%
Male89%
Black97%
Asian93%
Hispanic100%
Multi-ethnicn/a
White84%
Economically disadvantaged93%
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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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
Black 51% 15%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 21% 3%
White 17% 71%
Hispanic 9% 9%
Two or more races 2% 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Computer specialist(s)
Art teacher(s)
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Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

Staff resources available to students
  • Computer specialist(s)

Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
Music
  • Instrumental music lessons
Media arts
  • Technical design and production

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • Italian
  • Spanish
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Programs

Foreign languages taught
  • Italian
  • Spanish

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Computer specialist(s)
Extra learning resources offered
  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
School facilities
  • Cafeteria
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
Girls sports
  • Basketball

Arts & music

Music
  • Instrumental music lessons
Media arts
  • Technical design and production
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Philadelphia, PA 19147
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