School Details

Alliance For Progress Cs

182139 Cecil B Moore Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19121
(215) 232-4892
2

(out of 10)

Charter Grades K-7 347 students 16 students/teacher (PA avg is 15)

Test Scores by grade

75%
80%
54%
74%

Pennsylvania System of State Assessments (PSSA)

In 2011-2012 Pennsylvania used the Pennsylvania System of State Assessments (PSSA) to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in math and reading, in grades 5, 8 and 11 in writing, and in grades 4, 8 and 11 in science. The results for reading, writing and math are displayed on GreatSchools profiles. The PSSA is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Pennsylvania. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.
  • This school in 2012
  • Alliance For Progress Cs average
  • Pennsylvania state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

58%
83%
38%
72%
48%
82%

Pennsylvania System of State Assessments (PSSA)

In 2011-2012 Pennsylvania used the Pennsylvania System of State Assessments (PSSA) to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in math and reading, in grades 5, 8 and 11 in writing, and in grades 4, 8 and 11 in science. The results for reading, writing and math are displayed on GreatSchools profiles. The PSSA is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Pennsylvania. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.
  • This school in 2012
  • Alliance For Progress Cs average
  • Pennsylvania state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

43%
73%
25%
65%
38%
64%

Pennsylvania System of State Assessments (PSSA)

In 2011-2012 Pennsylvania used the Pennsylvania System of State Assessments (PSSA) to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in math and reading, in grades 5, 8 and 11 in writing, and in grades 4, 8 and 11 in science. The results for reading, writing and math are displayed on GreatSchools profiles. The PSSA is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Pennsylvania. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.
  • This school in 2012
  • Alliance For Progress Cs average
  • Pennsylvania state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

68%
77%
36%
69%

Pennsylvania System of State Assessments (PSSA)

In 2011-2012 Pennsylvania used the Pennsylvania System of State Assessments (PSSA) to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in math and reading, in grades 5, 8 and 11 in writing, and in grades 4, 8 and 11 in science. The results for reading, writing and math are displayed on GreatSchools profiles. The PSSA is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Pennsylvania. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.
  • This school in 2012
  • Alliance For Progress Cs average
  • Pennsylvania state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

70%
80%
55%
76%

Pennsylvania System of State Assessments (PSSA)

In 2011-2012 Pennsylvania used the Pennsylvania System of State Assessments (PSSA) to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in math and reading, in grades 5, 8 and 11 in writing, and in grades 4, 8 and 11 in science. The results for reading, writing and math are displayed on GreatSchools profiles. The PSSA is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Pennsylvania. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.
  • This school in 2012
  • Alliance For Progress Cs average
  • Pennsylvania state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Alliance For Progress Cs is a charter middle school in Philadelphia. The principal of Alliance For Progress Cs is Maria Snipe, who can be contacted at msnipe@afpcs.org. 347 students go to Alliance For Progress Cs and identify primarily as Black, non-Hispanic; Hispanic; and Native American or Native Alaskan. 76% of the 347 students here have subsidized lunches. The student to teacher ratio at Alliance For Progress Cs is 16:1. Meade Gen George C School is one of the nearest middle schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band
  • Ceramics sculpture
  • Chorus
  • Computer arts
  • Dance
  • Theater drama

Languages Taught

  • Spanish

Sports

  • Basketball
  • Football
  • Gymnastics
  • Swimming
  • Water polo

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Black, non-Hispanic 99% 99%
Hispanic 0.6% 1%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0% 0%
Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Multiracial 0% 0%
Asian 0% %
White, non-Hispanic 0% 0%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% 0%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 76% 76%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (6 months ago)

    This school has come a long way. The current administration cares for the children and has their education at the forefront of their decisions. This charter is one of the best in Philadelphia.

  • (2 years ago)

    I am a parent of a first grader here. Last year I was so excited about this school because my child had a great kindergaten teacher and I worked very hard with her to insure success. But this year it seems as if the work isn't challenging enough for my child and it's as if the kindergarten teachers were great yet the first grade teachers are basic and don't really challenge the kids this year like they were challenge last year. Definitely looking to change schools next year because I'm not going to wait for the higher grade teachers to keep getting worse!!! Awesome kindergarten teacher by the name of Mrs. Kamens she had my child well pass a 1st grade reading and math level !!!

  • (2 years ago)

    i am a student and i dont like this school you might not want to go here

  • (4 years ago)

    The school has really made huge improvements. The staff really goes above and beyond for the children!

  • (4 years ago)

    My son has been attending this school since kindergarden which will make 4yrs now as he will be entering 5th grade next year. I am very disappointed with the direction this is going. New administration and staff have changed the school for the worse. The principal has absolutely no interaction with the children and we're approaching the end of her second year. The staff seems to be more concerned with following a curriculum then actually teaching and making sure the children understand the work. I am sad to say that my son will not b attending this school for his final year of elementary. They really need to get their old principal back!

  • (5 years ago)

    My son started this school a year ago I have to say I was very pleased with the staff teachers and students.My son really had a positive year and I'm looking forward to his last year their being the same!

  • (5 years ago)

    My Children have been students at Alliance for a year. I am more impressed with how the school is described on paper. Half of the programs they said is offered at the school had been discontinued by the time my children began. The programs I thought my children would be able to benefit from were no longer available. The school is very secure. So secure that you have to make arrangements to pick up your child early by calling the front desk by 10 am or your child will not be released to you. I have not had a problem with getting in contact with my childs teacher. In fact she is the bright side of all of this. Hopefully all of teachers are like this one young lady. Be prepared to work hard at communicating with staff here.

  • (7 years ago)

    Attendance is very important principle doesn't allow any discipline problems teachers really care working one on one with children who needs help teachers and principle are available for parent conferences with little notice school is well organized teachers have patience and well qualified. There is before and after care school transportation no conflict among staff the ficilities are very clean and secure. School policies are inforced properly you can always get in contact with staff there are many educational trips for students and their parents. There are many opportunities for parents to volunteer. The children are rewarded for good behavior grades attendance etc. Award ceramonies playday talent shows plays the teachers various culture. My daughter loves the school and all of her teachers love her and are very supportive.

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Overall score

(based on 11 ratings & reviews)

  • Teacher quality
  • Principal leadership
  • Parent involvement

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