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B-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B-
  2. Diversity
    B
  3. Teachers
    B+
  4. College Prep
    C+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    C
  6. Health & Safety
    A-
  7. Administration
    C+
  8. Sports
    C
  9. Food
    C-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B-
Philadelphia Academy Charter School is a public, charter school located in Philadelphia, PA. It has 1,160 students in grades K-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 15 to 1. According to state test scores, 58% of students are at least proficient in math and 72% in reading.
Address
11000 Roosevelt Blvd
Philadelphia, PA 19116
Telephone
(215) 676-8320
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Philadelphia Academy Charter School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
72%
Percent Proficient - Math
58%
Average Graduation Rate
95%
Average SAT
1080
99 responses
Average ACT
27
6 responses
AP Enrollment
2%

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Living in the Area
B
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    C+
  2. Good for Families
    B-
  3. Housing
    C-
Area Feel
Urban Suburban Mix
Median Household Income
$40,649
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$970
National
$949
Median Home Value
$151,500
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
A-
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
80%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.10 responses
Poll
90%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.10 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 18 responses
Report
  • Prom (Jr. and Senior)
    28%
  • Color Wars
    22%
  • Dodge Ball Tournament
    22%
  • Homecoming
    17%
  • Homecoming
    6%
  • nothing
    6%

Students

Diversity
B
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,160
Free or Reduced Lunch
38%
75%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.8 responses
88%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.8 responses
75%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.8 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
15:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
Teachers in First/Second Year
4.6%
77%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.13 responses
85%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.13 responses
100%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.13 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
C
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Boys Athletic Participation
Expenses Per Student
National
$12,239
60%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.15 responses
40%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.15 responses
53%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.15 responses
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My experience as a senior is great. I have great teacher support and enjoy the interaction with every class lesson. I believe that senior year is key for college readiness and also having that teacher student bond, being able to approach your teacher for any small or big question that you may have. I believe that every student should create a bond that is comfortable to their own with their teacher to make it a prosperous one . I believe that I am ready to face the new challenge and challenges that are to come. Work hard and Never give up!
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The school has a lot of issues with teachers and bullying. Some teachers get off topic, don't teach, don't care what the students do, or just let the kids control the classroom. The school's bullying policy is that they can't do anything about it if there isn't any witnesses or evidence of it. The lunches are also disgusting, be grateful if you get Culinary with Mr. High cause that's the only time you'll have actual food from the school unless they get Big Al's on whatever Friday that month or at dances and other events.
The grade school and high school operate on completely different levels. The grade school is fantastic for all students, while the high school has many different issues that need to be taken care of immediately. The high school only offers 4 AP courses and doesn't really differentiate between regular and honors as much as they should. They prepare even their best and brightest to go into a community or low ranking college, at best. They have six sports and refuse to add any more. You are also bullied very often for having any amount of intellect or academic interest and teachers don't pay attention to that in any way, shape or form. I have met some good teachers at the high school, but most just don't care. In my opinion, adding a high school was a big swing and a miss, in my opinion. They should have just kept it to a grade school. If you have any interest in going to an ivy league school or being a very academic person, this is not the school for you.