School Details

Philadelphia Academy CS

11000 Roosevelt Blvd, Philadelphia, PA 19116
(215) 676-8320
7

(out of 10)

Charter Grades K-12 1189 students 13 students/teacher (PA avg is 15)

Test Scores by grade

91%
80%
81%
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
  • Philadelphia Academy Cs average
  • Pennsylvania state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

96%
83%
83%
72%
94%
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
  • Philadelphia Academy Cs average
  • Pennsylvania state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

94%
73%
69%
65%
50%
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
  • Philadelphia Academy Cs average
  • Pennsylvania state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

92%
77%
81%
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
  • Philadelphia Academy Cs average
  • Pennsylvania state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

98%
80%
89%
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
  • Philadelphia Academy Cs average
  • Pennsylvania state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

90%
76%
89%
80%
71%
60%
62%
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
  • Philadelphia Academy Cs average
  • Pennsylvania state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

50%
60%
54%
68%
18%
42%
85%
83%

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
  • Philadelphia Academy Cs average
  • Pennsylvania state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Philadelphia Academy CS is a charter high school in Philadelphia. The principal of Philadelphia Academy CS is Mr Brien Gardiner. 1,189 students attend Philadelphia Academy CS and identify mostly as White, non-Hispanic; Black, non-Hispanic; and Hispanic. 26% of the 1,189 students here have subsidized lunches. The ratio of students to teachers at Philadelphia Academy CS is 13:1. Mast Community Charter School is one of the nearest high schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

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

Languages Taught

  • Arabic
  • French
  • German
  • Japanese
  • Spanish

Sports

  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross country
  • Field hockey
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Lacrosse
  • P.E. classes
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Volleyball

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 87% 88%
Black, non-Hispanic 5% 5%
Hispanic 5% 4%
Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 2%
Asian 2% %
Multiracial 0.5% %
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.2% 0.3%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 26% 0%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (8 months ago)

    The grade school is great the HS still continues to lag behind in test scores. CEO is leaving in June hoping for HS improvements after that.

  • (8 months ago)

    I think it is a great school. I didn't have chance to send my child to this school but keep playing a lottery. I hope one day my child will go this school!

  • (9 months ago)

    The Philadelphia Academy Charter School is a great learning experience for all children from grades K-12. With the latest technology the Philadelphia Academy Charter School gives on hand learning for all students. The atmosphere is wonderful and everyone gets along with each other. The Administration dedicate their time to make the Philadelphia Academy Charter School how it is today.

  • (2 years ago)

    This is an awesome school!!! My child love this school and so do I and I also want my children to go to HS here too!!! Thanks

  • (3 years ago)

    I am very happy with the school so far. This is our first year at pacs and am looking forward to many more years to come. The staff is excellent they really do care about the students.

  • (3 years ago)

    My daughter attends the PACS grade school and I am so impressed! True they did not make "AYP" by a slight special education margin but know that academics is strong. The thing that I find most impressive is their mind body and spirit approach. There are musicals for every grade yoga on Tuesdays Tutoring clubs fundraisers charity drives a giving tree field trips and wonderful teachers. They have so many supports including an occupational therapist on staff! My daughter absolutely loves school my toddler can't wait to go and have her teachers (he already has a crush on one) and her grades show it. PACS is wonderful!

  • (3 years ago)

    I researched this school before applying. I had many many parents tell me that it was fabulous. So I put my child in PACS. I think that it is better than a public school however as long as you dont mind your child getting an hour morning detention for simple mistakes. My child has had an hour morning detention for forgetting his math book and for writing his homework down wrong and did only part of a math page. He is a good kid and does not have behavior problems. So as long as your child is completly perfect and never messes anything up it is the perfect school for you.

  • (4 years ago)

    My son attends PACHS coming from a Phila public school and I have seen such a wonderful change in his personal demeaner He has told me that the feeling of unity within the school is something he has never experienced in the past. The students all tend to look out for each other and make sure no one feels alone. In his last school he was feeling very depressed and felt left out like he was an outcast and he didn't fit in also the bullying within the last school was overwhelming. He has had nothing but good things to say about PACHS and it has been very refreshing to hear that my child actually looks forward to going to school last year every day was scary never knowing what was going to happen.With him attending PACHS I do not feel the need to worry about my childs safety when I take him to school in the morning.

  • (4 years ago)

    Because it's a great school that allows my son to be the best he can be.

  • (4 years ago)

    My children have been doing so much better than in the Catholic school system. PACS has so much more to offer students and the teachers and staff are excellent.

  • (4 years ago)

    This school really cares about education and really makes the kids the top priority. A real A+

  • (4 years ago)

    Terrific faculty and staff. We are very happy with this school.

  • (4 years ago)

    I LOVE THE TEACHERS AND THINK OUR STUDENTS GET A GREAT EDUCATION HERE

  • (4 years ago)

    I love this school because of the fantastic faculty and staff. Each one is a treasure!

  • (4 years ago)

    I am a teacher at PACHS and the staff and students make it a great place to come everyday. The students here are respectful excited about learning and enjoy the school. We do not have many behavior issues and we are able to create a fun environment. We are trying to get new things in school so students have greater opportunities to succeed and they seem to really appreciate this. The staff is so helpful for each other in sharing ideas and just supporting each other so nicely.

  • (4 years ago)

    My son attended this school and received an excellent education. The teachers are very knowledgeable caring and committed. The academic instruction is outstanding and the school has a wide variety of extracurricular activities to suit every child. I would highly recommend the school to any parent.

  • (4 years ago)

    The teachers staff and volunteers make this school a great place! A+++++

  • (4 years ago)

    The staff is wonderful. I feel my son is getting a great education there.

  • (4 years ago)

    I am very impressed with the academics and the techonology at PACS. The school spirit and teachers are amazing.

  • (4 years ago)

    PACS is an amazing school. The school is safe and welcoming. Not only are the academic programs excellent but there are a wide variety of activities for students to participate in. My child was very shy entering kindergarten and by the end of the year was participating in the school play. He is in fourth grade now and we have never regretted choosing PACS for one second.

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