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Esperanza Academy Charter Middle School
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Math
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Science
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School Incidents
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Reading
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Attendance
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School Details

  • School TypePublic Charter Citywide
  • Grade Levels6-8
  • Waiting List Size355
  • Enrollment674
  • PrincipalMs. Tania Diaz
  • Phone Number267-270-4044
  • SEPTA RoutesBus (4, 47, 56, 57) Septa Broad Street Line: Hunting Park Avenue
  • Address 4261 N. 5th St.
    Philadelphia, PA 19140
  • NeighborhoodHunting Park
  • Fax610-471-0469
  • TuitionN/A
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Mission

We prepare critically thinking, socially capable, spiritually sensitive, and culturally aware young adults who can use English, Spanish, and technology as tools for success in the 21st century.

We prepare critically thinking, socially capable, spiritually sensitive, and culturally aware young adults who can use English, Spanish, and technology as tools for success in the 21st century.

Points of Pride

Low staff turnover. Student participation in STEM programs. Strong native Spanish speaker program that allows students to obtain a language credit. Over 90 percent of our high school graduates are accepted into postsecondary institutions.

Low staff turnover. Student participation in STEM programs. Strong native Spanish speaker program that allows students to obtain a language credit. Over 90 percent of our high school graduates are accepted into postsecondary institutions.

Admissions Policy

Students must reside in the city of Philadelphia. The process is as follows: application, lottery and a student/parent interview with a school administrator.

Students must reside in the city of Philadelphia. The process is as follows: application, lottery and a student/parent interview with a school administrator.

Safety & Culture

Esperanza Academy has an excellent school climate. All staff members receive training regarding the code of conduct and discipline procedures. Our Safety Climate Officers are CPR certified and attend additional training as needed.

Esperanza Academy has an excellent school climate. All staff members receive training regarding the code of conduct and discipline procedures. Our Safety Climate Officers are CPR certified and attend additional training as needed.

School Details & Data

Demographics

Black 3%
White 0.3%
Hispanic 96.6%
Asian 0.1%

Female & Male Students

Female Students 52.1%
Male Students 47.9%

Special Education

Special Ed 17.3%

Gifted Education

Gifted 0.4%

Economically Disadvantaged

Students who are economically disadvantaged 97%

Students Per Grade

6th Grade Students
220
7th Grade Students
224
8th Grade Students
230
Total Students
674

School Incidents

Incidents Per 100 Students
3.7

Activities & Programs

Arts Programs

  • Visual Arts,
  • Dance Instr,
  • Dance,
  • Other

Sports Programs

  • Basketball,
  • Baseball,
  • Softball,
  • Girls Basketball

Other Activities

After-school programs include, Mural Arts, Scarf Making, Ballet Club, Chess Club, PSSA Prep, Literature Club, Debate Team, Mentoring and Tutoring programs.

After-school programs include, Mural Arts, Scarf Making, Ballet Club, Chess Club, PSSA Prep, Literature Club, Debate Team, Mentoring and Tutoring programs.

Electives

Art, PE and Health

Art, PE and Health

Language Programs

  • Spanish

Parent Programs

  • Parents Classroom Volunteers

Parent Involvement

Parents volunteer during school activities, and participate in workshops that empower parents to use our student management system. In addition, we provide workshops to equip our parents to support their students in literacy and math. In addition,...

Parents volunteer during school activities, and participate in workshops that empower parents to use our student management system. In addition, we provide workshops to equip our parents to support their students in literacy and math. In addition, we have parent representation on the school board.

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Before and After Care

  • Extended Day,
  • Extended Programming

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