School Details

Providence Creek Academy Charter School

273 Duck Creek Road, Clayton, DE 19938
(302) 653-6276
4

(out of 10)

Charter Grades K-8 697 students 16 students/teacher (DE avg is 15)

Test Scores by grade

93%
88%
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85%

Delaware Student Testing Program (DSTP)

In 2008-2009 Delaware used the Delaware Student Testing Program (DSTP) to test students in reading and math in grades 2 through 10, in writing in grades 3 through 10, and in science and social studies in grades 4, 6, 8 and 11. Only the scores for reading and math in grades 2 through 10, writing in grades 3 though 10, and science in grades 8 and 11 are displayed on GreatSchools profiles. The DSTP is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Delaware. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.
  • This school in 2009
  • Providence Creek Academy Charter School average
  • Delaware state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

73%
78%
82%
81%

Delaware Student Testing Program (DSTP)

In 2008-2009 Delaware used the Delaware Student Testing Program (DSTP) to test students in reading and math in grades 2 through 10, in writing in grades 3 through 10, and in science and social studies in grades 4, 6, 8 and 11. Only the scores for reading and math in grades 2 through 10, writing in grades 3 though 10, and science in grades 8 and 11 are displayed on GreatSchools profiles. The DSTP is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Delaware. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.
68%
70%
75%
72%

DE00188

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  • This school in 2009
  • Providence Creek Academy Charter School average
  • Delaware state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

61%
73%
72%
74%
77%
65%

DE00188

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88%
77%
80%
82%

Delaware Student Testing Program (DSTP)

In 2008-2009 Delaware used the Delaware Student Testing Program (DSTP) to test students in reading and math in grades 2 through 10, in writing in grades 3 through 10, and in science and social studies in grades 4, 6, 8 and 11. Only the scores for reading and math in grades 2 through 10, writing in grades 3 though 10, and science in grades 8 and 11 are displayed on GreatSchools profiles. The DSTP is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Delaware. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.
  • This school in 2009
  • Providence Creek Academy Charter School average
  • Delaware state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

69%
77%
94%
85%
69%
60%

Delaware Student Testing Program (DSTP)

In 2008-2009 Delaware used the Delaware Student Testing Program (DSTP) to test students in reading and math in grades 2 through 10, in writing in grades 3 through 10, and in science and social studies in grades 4, 6, 8 and 11. Only the scores for reading and math in grades 2 through 10, writing in grades 3 though 10, and science in grades 8 and 11 are displayed on GreatSchools profiles. The DSTP is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Delaware. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.
78%
76%
63%
71%
61%
49%

DE00188

None
  • This school in 2009
  • Providence Creek Academy Charter School average
  • Delaware state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

58%
75%
82%
83%

Delaware Student Testing Program (DSTP)

In 2008-2009 Delaware used the Delaware Student Testing Program (DSTP) to test students in reading and math in grades 2 through 10, in writing in grades 3 through 10, and in science and social studies in grades 4, 6, 8 and 11. Only the scores for reading and math in grades 2 through 10, writing in grades 3 though 10, and science in grades 8 and 11 are displayed on GreatSchools profiles. The DSTP is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Delaware. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.
81%
73%
57%
66%

DE00188

None
  • This school in 2009
  • Providence Creek Academy Charter School average
  • Delaware state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

86%
71%
68%
66%
61%
59%

DE00188

None
54%
71%
84%
87%

Delaware Student Testing Program (DSTP)

In 2008-2009 Delaware used the Delaware Student Testing Program (DSTP) to test students in reading and math in grades 2 through 10, in writing in grades 3 through 10, and in science and social studies in grades 4, 6, 8 and 11. Only the scores for reading and math in grades 2 through 10, writing in grades 3 though 10, and science in grades 8 and 11 are displayed on GreatSchools profiles. The DSTP is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Delaware. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.
  • This school in 2009
  • Providence Creek Academy Charter School average
  • Delaware state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

65%
66%
78%
81%
70%
59%
62%
55%
72%
78%

Delaware Student Testing Program (DSTP)

In 2008-2009 Delaware used the Delaware Student Testing Program (DSTP) to test students in reading and math in grades 2 through 10, in writing in grades 3 through 10, and in science and social studies in grades 4, 6, 8 and 11. Only the scores for reading and math in grades 2 through 10, writing in grades 3 though 10, and science in grades 8 and 11 are displayed on GreatSchools profiles. The DSTP is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Delaware. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.
87%
71%
51%
69%
30%
51%

DE00188

None
  • This school in 2009
  • Providence Creek Academy Charter School average
  • Delaware state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

76%
72%
65%
69%
46%
49%
69%
62%

DE00188

None
  • This school in 2009
  • Providence Creek Academy Charter School average
  • Delaware state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Providence Creek Academy Charter School is a charter middle school in Clayton. 697 children attend Providence Creek Academy Charter School and identify mostly as White, non-Hispanic; Hispanic; and Black, non-Hispanic. 39% of the 697 students here get reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at Providence Creek Academy Charter School is 16:1. Smyrna Middle School is one of the nearest middle schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band
  • Chorus
  • Dance
  • Drawing painting

Languages Taught

  • French
  • Latin
  • Spanish

Sports

  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross country
  • Football
  • P.E. classes
  • Softball
  • Volleyball

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 65% 70%
Hispanic 4% 3%
Black, non-Hispanic 26% 24%
Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 2%
Multiracial 2% %
Asian 2% %
Native American or Native Alaskan 1% 0.7%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 39% 31%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    This has been a challenging school to accept as a whole. Between the lackadaisical staff and unresponsive teachers I find that this will be my daughters last year. They do not stick with there school policy and change it accordingly to the staffs needs as apposed the parents needs. They charge an outrageous amount for field trips that are free to the public. It is an open campus so during our storm they had to take extra days off of school more than other local schools....etc etc...on top of it the DCAS scoring is notso good yet send my child home with an 1.5 hours of homework every night

  • (1 year ago)

    This is the first year I've enrolled my daughter into this school and I cannot get her out fast enough. Her teacher is wonderful new to the profession but she is trying her best giving the limited resources she is offered by the administration. In fact you can tell most of the teachers (with the exception of a few) are rather young. From what I've heard they have a high turnover and seem to only be able to recruit young teachers. It has become very difficult to meet with the principal or anyone else in the administration. I'm always told they are "in a meeting" or "on a conference call" (we all know what that means) or that they will take my number and call me back (they never do). You can also tell that the school is too concerned with their physical image - no expense spared on the landscaping or athletic fields. But from what the teacher tells me she has to spend her own money on classroom supplies furniture and she even had to pay to get her own classroom painted! Security to me is also a concern. You can easily walk around campus before being noticed. And it's too easy for a kid to let someone into the building by themselves.

  • (1 year ago)

    I've been at PCA for 9 years and I think its a great school overall. I excel in the grades and tests scores. The teachers really care about the student well being emotionally and academically. The environment in the school is friendly. Mostly everyone knows each other and gets along. The teachers share a bond with the class bigger than just learning. We laugh and have a good time but we actually learn something. I recommend this school to anyone with a passion for learning. This is my last year at PCA and I know I'm going to miss the memories I've made for the past 9 years. -A student at PCA 8th grader

  • (4 years ago)

    This is my son's Kindergarten year at PCA and we all LOVE it so far. He has learned a LOT both in core subjects and also in specials especially in Music. His teacher is wonderful always going above and beyond to help the students out in whatever way she can. My only regret is that my daughter(5th grade) DIDN'T get into PCA this year because there weren't enough spots(28 students on the waiting list!) I wish they'd open a 4th 5th grade class to accomodate some of this students! I sure hope she gets in next year.

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Overall score

(based on 4 ratings & reviews)

  • Teacher quality
  • Principal leadership
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