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Overall
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Philadelphia Academy Charter School (ES)
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Overall
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Math
This rating represents the percentage of students performing in each of the four performance bands for this subject, as measured by the most recently available standardized test data. For reference, the performance bands are as follows: (1) Below Basic; (2) Basic; (3) Proficient; and (4) Advanced. We then compare this school's performance to other schools in Philadelphia, with a 10 representing the highest academic performance. Note: this rating was calculated using data from the 2016-17 school year. Learn More
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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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College Bound
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School Details

  • School TypePublic Charter Citywide
  • Grade LevelsK-8
  • PrincipalMs. Rita Brody
  • Phone Number215-676-8320
  • School Emailcontact@philadelphiaacademy.org
  • SEPTA RoutesBus (1, 14, 67)
  • Address 11000 Roosevelt Blvd.
    Philadelphia, PA 19116
  • NeighborhoodSomerton
  • Application DeadlineJanuary 1st, 2018
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Mission

The mission of the Philadelphia Academy Charter School is to prepare students to achieve the highest level of their potential, academically, socially and morally. Our aim is to create lifelong learners who exercise self-discipline and self-motivation...

The mission of the Philadelphia Academy Charter School is to prepare students to achieve the highest level of their potential, academically, socially and morally. Our aim is to create lifelong learners who exercise self-discipline and self-motivation and attain a high level of human fulfillment.

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Points of Pride

Parental involvement. Committed faculty and staff (low/no turnover). Safety. Access to technology.

Parental involvement. Committed faculty and staff (low/no turnover). Safety. Access to technology.

Admissions Policy

We are a lottery-based school. Our application cycle opens annually on October 1st and ends on January 1st.

We are a lottery-based school. Our application cycle opens annually on October 1st and ends on January 1st.

Safety & Culture

Secure buildings and school grounds. Ongoing safety drills. Safe Schools consultant worked with leadership team and presented to staff to ensure best practices. Positive behavior support implemented. Enforced code of conduct. Dean of students and...

Secure buildings and school grounds. Ongoing safety drills. Safe Schools consultant worked with leadership team and presented to staff to ensure best practices. Positive behavior support implemented. Enforced code of conduct. Dean of students and school safety officer on staff.

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School Details & Data

Demographics

Black 7.6%
White 80.3%
Hispanic 7.2%
Asian 2.9%
Other 1.9%

Female & Male Students

Female Students 51%
Male Students 49.1%

Special Education

Special Ed 20.9%

Economically Disadvantaged

Students who are economically disadvantaged 32%

Activities & Programs

Parent Programs

  • Parents Home and School Association,
  • Parents School Advisory

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