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B+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B-
  2. Diversity
    A+
  3. Teachers
    A-
  4. College Prep
    B-
  5. Clubs & Activities
    C+
  6. Health & Safety
    A-
  7. Administration
    B+
  8. Sports
    NG
  9. Food
    C+
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B-
Preparatory Charter School of Mathematics, Science, Tech & Careers is an above average, public, charter school located in Philadelphia, PA. It has 605 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 18 to 1. According to state test scores, 72% of students are at least proficient in math and 87% in reading.
Address
1928 Point Breeze Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19145
Telephone
(215) 334-6144

Preparatory Charter School of Mathematics, Science, Tech & Careers Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
87%
Percent Proficient - Math
72%
Average Graduation Rate
95%
Average SAT
960
34 responses
Average ACT
21
84 responses
AP Enrollment
5%
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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
94%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.18 responses
Poll
72%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.18 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 51 responses
Report
  • International Day
    37%
  • Volleyball Tournament Game
    24%
  • Pep Rallies
    12%
  • Football Games
    10%
  • Spirit Week
    10%
  • Homecoming
    6%
  • prom
    2%

Students

Diversity
A+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
605
Free or Reduced Lunch
65%
83%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.23 responses
70%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.23 responses
91%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.23 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
18:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$64,000
Teachers in First/Second Year
5.9%
87%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.31 responses
94%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.31 responses
97%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.31 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
C+
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Very Low
Boys Athletic Participation
Very Low
Expenses Per Student
$11,438/ year
National
$12,239
63%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.32 responses
25%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.32 responses
53%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.32 responses
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Preparatory Charter School of Mathematics, Science, Tech & Careers Reviews

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Prep Charter was a very helpful school. They have a program called career development starting your freshman year of high school. I think this program was the most helpful for me because it opens your mind to what the work force is like whether you are working in a school, in an office setting, or at the hospital. The teachers and faculty really care about you and your preparation for college. Student body is very diverse but not exposed to many different cultures. There are many club for a student to join, and if there's not a club that you see but are interested in, you can create one. The food isn't so great as a vegan there are not many options, but many other students think that the food is great. Academics are very good and a student can learn a lot in the 90 minute block period. Uniform rules are pretty strict considering that it is a charter/public high school.
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I been attending this school since i was freshman and now that I am a senior, I can say that I am prepared for college. this school makes you apply to 4 year college , when your a senior (its a requirement to graduate) . In the school mainly all of teachers are white and 2-3 black teacher . This school akao has a esl for non-english students that come in from different countries and the also have a learning support program, that is also useful for some of the kids there.There are a almost never any fights that take place in the school and security is every up to date with metal detectors and bag scans machine in the school , when you walk in to the school.
I like the structure of the school day. I like how we have four classes a day and the career development program. I think the career development program is a great way to prepare us for the future. However, I think the career development sites should be based off of what career we want in the future.