School Details

Preparatory Cs Of Mathematics Science Tech And

1928 Point Breeze Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19145
(215) 334-6144
8

(out of 10)

Charter Grades 9-12 591 students 19 students/teacher (PA avg is 15)

Test Scores by grade

69%
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83%
68%
35%
42%
99%
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
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  • Pennsylvania state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Preparatory Cs Of Mathematics Science Tech And is a charter high school in Philadelphia. The principal of Preparatory Cs Of Mathematics Science Tech And is Mr John Badagliacco. 591 students go to Preparatory Cs Of Mathematics Science Tech And and identify primarily as Black, non-Hispanic; Hispanic; and White, non-Hispanic. 62% of the 591 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at Preparatory Cs Of Mathematics Science Tech And is 19:1. Gamp is one of the nearest high schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

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

Languages Taught

  • Italian
  • Spanish

Sports

  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Football
  • Gymnastics
  • P.E. classes
  • Soccer
  • Track
  • Volleyball

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Black, non-Hispanic 47% 47%
Hispanic 4% 4%
White, non-Hispanic 29% 29%
Multiracial 2% 2%
Asian/Pacific Islander 19% 19%
Asian 19% %
Native American or Native Alaskan 0% 0%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% 0%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 62% 62%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (2 years ago)

    My son graduated in the top 10% of his class and has gone on to well known college. Prep Charter prepared him college and I must say his first semester went very well thanks to Prep!

  • (2 years ago)

    Do not go to this school if you expect to enter a competitive career field in the future. This school does not offer ANY advance placement (AP) courses and it does not offer electives either. Every single student follows the same curriculum so there is no distinguishing the best from the worst. The school itself is a friendly work-orientated all around but it just is not rigorous enough. This is coming from a student who graduated from the top 5% and have plans to enter the medical field.

  • (3 years ago)

    I am a proud parent of a prep charter student and I have always felt it takes a village to rise a child and prep charter is my extended village. The support they give their students is outstanding. I would and have recommend this school to everyone.

  • (3 years ago)

    Prep Charter is very good school my son will be graduating this year and I am happy to say I have not had one problem with anyone or anything with this school.

  • (3 years ago)

    Prep is a great school with great teachers. I had graduated from Prep with a lot of help from the teachers. There is no way to fail unless you don't look for help and don't do your work. They could have a few other classes such as economics and higher math and english classes. Overall this school is great.

  • (4 years ago)

    i LOVE PREP CHARTER! prep charter is a good school it helps me alot with all my work and the teachers really care about my school work. I like Prep the most because they done set you up to fail the only way you will fail in Prep Charter is if you dont do your work. Other than that its an awesome school. its like a BIG and Happy family!

  • (5 years ago)

    When i sighned my daughter up for prep i was impressed by the school i love it already one thing that i dont like is this school is a lottery school and with this some good students from her school were not accepted and the bad ones did i was very dissapointed. The school is very diverse very goos school

  • (6 years ago)

    This school is really easy however some kids still manage to fail. If you send your child here they will do fine or even exceptionally well if they put in the effort. Prep Charter will give your child a free high school education but in terms of getting them ready for college its curriculum fails to introduce any type of needed difficulty or discipline required for your child to excel at the college level. Then again Prep Charter is my alumni and I am doing quite well in college after a couple of rough semesters. Another big problem is the recruiting procedure any student can get in if they 'get picked in the drawing.' The issue with this is that students with higher intelligence are constantly being held back by the students that think education is a joke. If you still think you want to send you child here thats fine.

  • (6 years ago)

    This school is hard. My classmates tell me the same when they were in elementary school they get A's and B's. In this school expect your child to get C's and D's and the teachers hand out zero's like it's a normal thing. I like this school because of the students. All of them are respectable and no fights (or at least physical fights). Other than that they won't ask me back to this school. I know it.

  • (6 years ago)

    I resently graduated from preparatory charter school with 12 college credit. attending prep charter gave me a extended look on life beyond tommorrow. I can actually say graduating from there payed my way to a better life

  • (7 years ago)

    Prep Charter by far is exceeding my expectations! My daughter is a freshman this year and I'm very pleased with the quality of education she is receiving. The teachers think 'outside of the box' and make learning fun! Prep is preparing my daughter for college. Great School. I recommend Prep to any parent who is looking for a school which will prepare their children for college. Parents would be very happy sending their children here!

  • (8 years ago)

    Prep Charter is one of the best schools in all of Philadelphia...Mrs. Gabris is very involved with each of the students and all of the teachers are extrodinary! Any parent would be lucky to send their child there!

  • (11 years ago)

    This Was One of the best school's that my daughter could have gone to it was college bound and the teachers were reliable

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