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C
Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Academics
    C-
  2. Diversity
    A
  3. Teachers
    B
  4. College Prep
    C
  5. Clubs & Activities
    C
  6. Health & Safety
    A
  7. Administration
    C
  8. Sports
    C+
  9. Food
    B
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C+
Philadelphia Performing Arts Charter School is a public, charter school located in Philadelphia, PA. It has 2,154 students in grades K-11 with a student-teacher ratio of 18 to 1. According to state test scores, 35% of students are at least proficient in math and 58% in reading.
Address
2600 S Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA 19145
Telephone
(215) 551-4000
Website

Philadelphia Performing Arts Charter School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
58%
Percent Proficient - Math
35%
Average Graduation Rate
Average SAT
1000
104 responses
Average ACT
18
15 responses
AP Enrollment
12%
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Living in the Area
B
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Crime & Safety
    C-
  2. Diversity
    A+
  3. Cost of Living
    B-
  4. Good for Families
    B-
Area Feel
Urban
Median Household Income
$39,770
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$943
National
$949
Median Home Value
$147,300
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
100%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.5 responses
Poll
60%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.5 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 5 responses
Report
  • My Art Major
    40%
  • Homecoming
    20%
  • Major events
    20%
  • Spirit Week
    20%

Students

Diversity
A
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
2,154
Free or Reduced Lunch
44%
100%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.7 responses
100%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.7 responses
57%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.7 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
18:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$40,817
Teachers in First/Second Year
18.2%
75%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.8 responses
100%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.8 responses
88%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.8 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
C
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Low
Boys Athletic Participation
Low
Expenses Per Student
$12,425/ year
National
$12,239
75%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.8 responses
63%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.8 responses
50%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.8 responses
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Philadelphia Performing Arts Charter School Reviews

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Philadelphia Performing Arts Charter School is a bit different from other schools due to the fact that books, worksheets, etc. are replaced by iPads and technology. Of course, technology has its pros and cons. Some of the pros are that students are able to combine academics and creativity with technology, creating a product that unites teaching methods of the past to the advancement of the future. For example, instead of writing an essay, students are able to produce an entire video using their skills in editing, filming, writing, and creativity! However, students tend to depend on technology too much. Anything could be found within a Google search which hinders students to try to figure out things themselves.
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HS SPECIFIC: Philadelphia Performing Arts CS gets students involved in many outside programs. Though, when it comes to inner school operations, there is/has been/and dare I say always will be a HIGH lack of communication between administration/teachers and forwarding necessary information to students and families. In addition, many high schoolers complain the school does not "hear them out" but I think the same can be said for teachers. Most are very well rounded in their areas and their passions, but admin oversees that and would rather find a "perfect-image teacher" for classes instead of genuine teachers who care about the matters being taught. This school is great in a plethora of ways but equally has enough to improve on as well. I say give it a couple years (as this high school has only been open 5, going on 6 years) and has plenty more time to make up for their issues.
Hello, my name is Saniya Barber and I am a rising senior at the Philadelphia Performing Arts Charter School. I have been attending my school for four years now and there are many things I like about my school, however there are also so things that need to be changed. My experience at the Philadelphia Performing Arts Charter School has been fairly okay with the help of some of my teachers and staff; my school is very college bound when it comes to academics. However, some changes that need to be made in my school is the lack of information parents are given involving school related matters and upcoming events. With that said, the Philadelphia Performing Arts Charter School is an average school in the Philadelphia area.