School Details

Delaware Valley Charter High School

Logan Place, Philadelphia, PA 19141
(215) 455-2550

(out of 10)

Charter Grades 9-12 659 students 16 students/teacher (PA avg is 15)

Test Scores by grade


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
  • Delaware Valley CHS average
  • Pennsylvania state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Delaware Valley Charter High School is a charter high school in Philadelphia. The principal of Delaware Valley Charter High School is Mr Ernest Holiday. 659 students go to Delaware Valley Charter High School and identify mostly as Black, non-Hispanic; Hispanic; and Asian/Pacific Islander. 69% of the 659 students here have subsidized lunches. The student to teacher ratio at Delaware Valley Charter High School is 16:1. Girls High School is one of the nearest high schools.

Extracurricular activities


  • Band
  • Chorus
  • Computer arts
  • Dance
  • Drawing painting
  • Theater drama
  • Video film production

Languages Taught

  • French
  • Mandarin
  • Spanish


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

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Black, non-Hispanic 99% 99%
Hispanic 1% 1%
Asian/Pacific Islander 0.3% 0%
Native American or Native Alaskan 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 69% 69%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    The school curriculum is great but most of the teenage girls including the Cheerleading Team and their gorilla miss thang coach leave a lot to be desired. The female security guards pick on the nice looking young ladies the ugly girls seem to have some type of secret code to mess with anyone who isn't dark skinned and nappy headed its a shame the school is trying its best but it has attracted most of the project hateful and jealous types to this Cell Block H. Please parents if your child isn't marked up with razor cuts or bald headed do not send her/him here. It is not a safe place to learn I called the school numerous times to settle an issue but ended up having to seek outside help no response from this school.

  • (2 years ago)

    I currently attend DVCHS and this is an amazing school all schools have problems and we have our share but we fix them and move on this is a great school and its a very safe place to learn if I could give more stars I would

  • (6 years ago)

    This school has not only helped me to build confidence in myself whenever i said i couldn't do it some how they managed to get me back on track & try again it also helped me to build skills in math science reading writing ocial studies & more.....Now i am an honor roll student who will be attending the 11th grade next year can't wait until i get the pssa in front of me! i can do it i believe in myself like del val taught me to be.....I love u del val !

  • (8 years ago)

    My academic progress did increase but the only extracurriculer activities they had were sports like basketball volleyball track and cheerleading and the parents were well involved with the progress of their children and other children.From what I saw the staff was very loving and helpful.But with this school as well as others you have your pick of kids who want to act up and that is reasonable.The shool promised when they moved to a new school in the 06-07 school year things would be better for us. Thanks!

  • (9 years ago)

    I am very pleased with my son's progress and the teaching staff. The teachers have taken time to help him and to make sure that I am aware of any problems that he maybe having.

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Overall score

(based on 12 ratings & reviews)

  • Teacher quality
  • Principal leadership
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