Calvary Temple Christian Academy

3301 South 20th Street, Philadelphia, PA 19145
(215) 462-2822
3

(out of 10)

Private Grades PK-8 130 students 9 students/teacher (PA avg is 15)

Test Scores by grade

36%
80%
43%
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
  • Pennsylvania state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

27%
73%
47%
65%
44%
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
  • Pennsylvania state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

27%
80%
46%
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
  • Pennsylvania state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

100%
73%

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
  • Pennsylvania state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Calvary Temple Christian Academy is a private middle school in Philadelphia. The principal of Calvary Temple Christian Academy is Mrs Kathleen E Droppa. 130 children attend Calvary Temple Christian Academy and identify as Black, non-Hispanic; Asian; and White, non-Hispanic. The ratio of students to teachers at Calvary Temple Christian Academy is 9:1. Bregy F Amedee School is one of the nearest middle schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Chorus
  • Computer arts

Languages Taught

  • Spanish

Sports

  • Basketball
  • Soccer

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Black, non-Hispanic 83% %
Asian 6% %
White, non-Hispanic 5% %
Hispanic 2% %
Asian/Pacific Islander 10% %
Native American or Native Alaskan 0% %
Multiracial 0% %
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% %

Community ratings & reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    CTCA is a nice school. The school's strong points- small classes safe & calm environment friendly & nice children caring teachers Christian atmosphere a variety of subjects (not just math & reading like in some public schools) trips & other fun events and the Christmas program. The school could improve in the following areas- challenge students more (especially with writing) hold higher standards for teachers lunch program offer more in art & music. Overall it's a nice school and you will have peace of mind but there is definitely room for improvement.

  • (1 year ago)

    my daughter attended this school for almost 2years in march 2013 just before school was about to end they informed me that they were leaving my A B student back based on incorrect attendance!!!! CTCA IS THE WORST IN MY BOOK. Mrs.Waring

  • (5 years ago)

    The school is ok. My parents took me out of that school because it wasn't challenging enough. I go to a much more challenging school now.

  • (6 years ago)

    Good school. Don't like the fact that they bus from all over. My child had to wake up at 6 00 in the morning and then didn't get home until after 6 00 at night. You could see that he looked older than he was (1st grader) The teachers are great and so is the staff. We loved the christian atmosphere as well.

  • (8 years ago)

    I am thrilled with small class sizes individual attention and loving teachers. This school offers a lot of extra curricular activities. There is great parent envolvement and activities and events throughout the year from the Fall Fun Fest to the end of the year picnic! Our child loves this school and so do we!

  • (8 years ago)

    Calvary Temple Christian Academy is a great choice for children in the city of Philadelphia. The 2007-2008 year will be my fourth year going to C.T.C.A. Parents you will be happy with what you receive from this school. The teachers really have a heart for all the students that attend this school. I would recommend this school to anyone who wants a Christian atmosphere for their chilren.

  • (8 years ago)

    CTCA is a great school! The teachers are so caring. CTCA is a good school BYE NOW!

  • (8 years ago)

    Simply put The children of this school are kind to each other. (That's unique in any tax bracket!) They treat each other and adults with love and respect. The reason the discipline here is done firmly and with gentleness. Through the years I've seen a few children scolded-it is always done in a way that lifts the child up like parents would do themselves because these teachers are filled with Christian love. Add to that outstanding curriculum enhanced with science projects visiting professionals Spanish Art P.E. and Music before & after school care. There even is an strong program for children with Learning Disabilities. You would have to pay 2 or 3x more to get this in most private schools. It's the best kept secret in South Philly. My daughter loves it so much sometimes she asks to go to early care or after care just to hang out with her friends and teachers.

  • (9 years ago)

    A small school with a very caring nurturing but firm faculty strong Christian principles and great role models for the children.

  • (9 years ago)

    Small school that provides me with peace of mind while I am at work. It is a safe learning environment where Christian values are formed and valued. The academis program is outstanding and I am pleased and proud both of my sons attend CTCA.

  • (10 years ago)

    This school is a breath of fresh air compared to the inner city public schools. The children who attend ctca are happy and in a safe enviorment. The small class size allows for individual attention if needed for your child. I love this school and couldn't imagine my children any other place.

  • (10 years ago)

    My daughter has attended Calvary Temple Christian Academy since k3 she will be entering 3rd grade this year. Overall i have been very happy with her learning experience. The teachers who teach at ctca do it for the love of the children and for the love of teaching not for monetary compensation. When i compare what my daughter is learning academically to other children in the neighboorhood i know that she couldn't have gone anywhere else but ctca. Being a christian based school my daughter looks at life differently. She tries to resolve most conflicts in a christian way and i love that about her. I am grateful for calvary temple christian academy and each and every one of their teachers. I look forward to yeat another great year with them.

  • (10 years ago)

    My daugher attended the school for four years. Pulled her out to attend a school that was in proximity to my residence. Excellent school caring and committed staff. Organized office. Facility is clean. Security is well maintained. My daughter misses the morning devotions most of all (in additinal to her friends).

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