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Souderton CS Collaborative

Charter | K-8 & ungraded | 100 students

 
 

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Situated in a suburban neighborhood. The median home value is $237,000. The average monthly rent for a 2 bedroom apartment is $900.

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Posted August 12, 2013

The Souderton Charter School Collaborative is more than just a school - it's a unique community of student, teachers, faculty and parents working together to meet the individual needs of each child. From individual learning planning sessions before the start of each school year to tailored instruction that is appropriate for each child, the inclusive learning environment meets each child where he or she is as a learner. The results speak for themselves! The community is also highly engaged in volunteering and contributing to the success of the school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 12, 2013

I am very pleased with my son's progress at SCSC! As a teacher myself I know what to look for in a school and SCSC has it in spades!! SCSC has small class sizes (8 to 1 in my son's class), warm, dedicated, and caring teachers, supportive administration, rigorous academics, differentiated instruction, and a family oriented environment!! This school is perfect for my family!! I highly recommend this school to all parents. If you are looking for a school that is both challenging and supportive than this is the school for your child!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 18, 2010

The leadership is genuine. The teacher's are there to teach, to reach kids where they are and help them find and use their potential. Each student has a voice and is heard. Parental input is not only truly acceptable, its expected.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 8, 2009

We transferred our son from North Penn in 3rd Grade - it's the best decision we've ever made for him! Our academic and social concerns have disappeared. He was insecure and didn't like school. He was nervous and began stuttering at his old school. On the very first day, he bounded off the bus and said -' I love it at SCSC!!' These are words I never thought I'd hear from him!! He now has a love of learning, has made friends and has completely stopped stuttering. He now loves to read - and his report cards are near-perfect. Most of all - he's happy! The teachers are completely focused on the kids - the classes are small (17) and parents are very involved. It's everything I had hoped for in a school and for my son!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 24, 2008

This school has well exceeded expectations! my son used to attend public school, and switching to scsc has been the best decision our family has made. No bullying and other nonsense, but lots of support and encouragement. His attitude towards education has improved dramatically. All staff are wonderful and the commitment of family and staff to this school is superb. Other schools should have such high standards of excellence. We also really like the democratic practices observed in the classroom by allowing the children to help shape their curriculum within reasonable boundaries. This school cannot be more highly recommended. What a wonderful choice in education to have!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 26, 2008

Great school with professionals who care, children learn and the traditional problems in schools are not ignored. A perfect balance between mind and heart.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 22, 2006

SCSC is a fantastic school! Our children are enrolled and we are impressed by the academics and the child centered approach. There are plenty of opportunities for in-depth study. The teachers are professional and caring. We couldn't be happier.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 30, 2004

Academic rigor is evident without a 'teach to the test' mentality. Individualized attention occurs every day. And parent involvement abounds!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 11, 2004

Probably not for everyone, but a definite blessing for our family. Our daughter was failing miserably in the public middle schools due to their inability to accomodate some of her probems (inattention, forgetfulness, disorganization, social awkwardness) and work on them w/o jeopardizing her academic opportunities. SCSC is able to place appropriate demands on her so that her weaknesses are lessening and her strengths are blossoming. She's a bright kid with lots of promise and is finally getting the opportunities she deserves. The parents are highly involved, are allowed to participate fully and can have meaningful discussions with the teachers. It may not be utopia, but it's definitely not a factory. Standardized test scores match or exceed the local elementary and middle schools. I could go on and on, but the limit is 150 words.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 19, 2004

This is not a bad school, just not as different as they claim to be. The administration and teachers have abandoned many of the features promised in the charter and are using many of the 'old school' methonds. They no longer embrace child-directed learning, and individual learning plans are all but ingored. Parental involvement has been reduced to the usual non-teaching roles found in many traditional schools. The promised collaboration between the community, parents, teachers and students is non-existant. The best thing is that the class sizes are, for the most part, small, generally in the range of 16-18, with one classroom having 23 students. They should go back and revisit the charter to get back on track.
—Submitted by a parent


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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.
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The state average for Math was 80% in 2012.

18 students were tested at this school in 2012.

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The state average for Reading was 74% in 2012.

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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

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The state average for Math was 83% in 2012.

20 students were tested at this school in 2012.

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The state average for Reading was 72% in 2012.

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The state average for Science was 82% in 2012.

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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.

17 students were tested at this school in 2012.

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The state average for Reading was 65% in 2012.

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The state average for Writing was 64% in 2012.

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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.

19 students were tested at this school in 2012.

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The state average for Reading was 69% in 2012.

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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.

15 students were tested at this school in 2012.

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The state average for Reading was 76% in 2012.

15 students were tested at this school in 2012.

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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.

12 students were tested at this school in 2012.

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Reading

The state average for Reading was 80% in 2012.

12 students were tested at this school in 2012.

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The state average for Science was 60% in 2012.

12 students were tested at this school in 2012.

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The state average for Writing was 73% in 2012.

13 students were tested at this school in 2012.

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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

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Reading

All Students94%
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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

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Reading

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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 Students100%
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Reading

All Students82%
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Writing

All Students89%
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Male91%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
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Multi-ethnicn/a
White83%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
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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 Students100%
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Reading

All Students95%
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Multi-ethnicn/a
White94%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
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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 Students100%
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Hispanicn/a
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Reading

All Students100%
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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 Students100%
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Reading

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Science

All Students92%
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Writing

All Students100%
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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
White 78% 71%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 10% 3%
Black 6% 15%
Hispanic 3% 9%
Two or more races 3% 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Female 48%N/A49%
Male 52%N/A51%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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