School Details

Hope CS

2116 East Haines St, Philadelphia, PA 19138
(267) 336-2730

(out of 10)

Charter Grades 9-12 397 students 15 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
  • Hope Cs average
  • Pennsylvania state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Hope CS is a charter high school in Philadelphia. The principal of Hope CS is Mr Richard Chapman. 397 students go to Hope CS and are mostly Black, non-Hispanic; Hispanic; and Asian. 49% of the 397 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at Hope CS is 15:1. King Martin Luther High School is one of the nearest high schools.

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Black, non-Hispanic 99% 99%
Hispanic 0.8% 1%
Asian 0.5% %
Native American or Native Alaskan 0% 0%
Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Multiracial 0% 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 49% 49%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (5 years ago)

    I transferred my child from another school to Hope Charter. Hope utilizes Study Island which helps children improve in math science and reading skills. This is a great school with small class sizes.

  • (5 years ago)

    Enjoyed how interactive and insightful the staff was at the back to school night. I truly think that keeping the parents informed and aware can only add to the education for our children. Very impressed.

  • (6 years ago)

    i think this school is the best school in the school system

  • (6 years ago)

    Hope Charter has come a long way in six years. The school went from riots to quiet and it was worth the wait for growth. What most people fail to realize is Hope is an alternative school that help reshape youth and renew their minds. Hope Charter has dedicated adminiswtrators teachers and support staff. Hope Chater is exactly what it states. Hope. What makes Hope an outstanding school is that Hope gives students what no other schools does a chance to start a new life they show other schools that there is Hope for the hopeless and that's one to grow on. Never give up Hope because hope are dreams for the future and everyone needs hope.

  • (7 years ago)

    Hello I was a student at hope charter that left to attend Martin Luther King high school for the school yeah of 2006-2007. and will be attending the same school in September. All i wanted to say was at Hope I didn't learn anything. There was many days of the school year where we wouldn't have a teaher at all. Teacher came and went in that school. yes! we did have a few teachers who did their jobs and tought us. The studets were out of control. The staff of the building let kids do what they wanted to and there was no kind of order. i'm sending the message hoping my voice can spark a change in the school because I see nothing but bad coming from that building. Ps; Please take this is someone who have been through it and not as a game.

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(based on 9 ratings & reviews)

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