World Communications CS

51220 South Broad St, Philadelphia, PA 19146
(215) 735-3198
2

(out of 10)

Charter Grades 6-12 502 students 19 students/teacher (PA avg is 15)

Test Scores by grade

39%
77%
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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
  • World Communications Cs average
  • Pennsylvania state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

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80%
63%
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
  • World Communications Cs average
  • Pennsylvania state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

64%
76%
67%
80%
24%
60%
66%
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
  • World Communications Cs average
  • Pennsylvania state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

16%
60%
33%
68%
7%
42%
74%
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
  • World Communications Cs average
  • Pennsylvania state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

World Communications CS is a charter high school in Philadelphia. The principal of World Communications CS is Dr Martin Ryder. 502 students go to World Communications CS and identify as Black, non-Hispanic; Asian; and Asian/Pacific Islander. 84% of the 502 students here have subsidized lunches. The ratio of students to teachers at World Communications CS is 19:1. Creative and Performing Arts is one of the nearest high schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Chorus
  • Computer arts
  • Drawing painting
  • Photography

Languages Taught

  • French
  • German
  • Hebrew
  • Italian
  • Japanese
  • Korean
  • Latin
  • Russian
  • Spanish

Sports

  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross country
  • Field hockey
  • Football
  • Gymnastics
  • Martial arts self defense
  • P.E. classes
  • Rock climbing
  • Rugby
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Ultimate Frisbee

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Black, non-Hispanic 93% 93%
Asian 4% %
Asian/Pacific Islander 3% 3%
Hispanic 2% 2%
Multiracial 0.6% 1%
White, non-Hispanic 0.6% 1%
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 84% 84%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (9 months ago)

    This is my child`s last year in this school and I'm VERY happy. I still think the teachers DON'T CARE about our children learning. They favor the bad an punish the good students willing to learn. The NTA`S are even WORSE...NON PROFESSIONAL!!! They either need professional training or not work with children. One staff member was a nta one year then moved up to a higher position running the school...I HOPE SHE IS QUALIFIED. I WILL NOT SEND MY YOUNGER CHILD to this school.

  • (9 months ago)

    World Communications is a horrible school. I worked there as a substitute teacher. The students are some of the most disrespectful children I have ever worked with. They have a failing discipline system that does not address student behavior. Throughout the day you could hear teachers screaming for the students to quiet down. The school leadership is also extremely disorganized. The Principal does not have a good relationship with her staff and is extremely rude. I was so glad to secure a full time position at a private school. These Charter Schools are terrible.

  • (10 months ago)

    Worst school in the world. I graduated in 2012 and I would never reccomend this school to anyone they were so unorganized took our senior dues never took us on the originally planned trip and stole our yearbook money (never got a yearbook) the staff are a bunch of pervs always flirting with the young MINOR students. disgusting school overall I really hope it gets shut down.

  • (2 years ago)

    This school doesn't even deserve a one rating. I agree with the parent on this post; the school should have been the first to close. There is so much gross negligence with is school its too much to write about. Unfortunately charter schools have 5 years to mess things up before they come up for review. World Communications is not an academic institution that follows federal an state quidelines.

  • (2 years ago)

    Horrible school! Very chaotic and disrespectful school ever! I bet it's worst than South Philly High. Although the teachers are okay but the other staffs are horrid. I can't believe I attended this school. I thought it would be nice but now I learned my lesson. "Don't judge a book by it's cover"

  • (3 years ago)

    WCCS is making progress. The school has a new Principal and Assistant Principal. They have been there since 2011! The school has many clubs and spirits activities. I really like my school. WCCS is making moves.

  • (3 years ago)

    HAHA... I went to this school and let me tell you...IT WAS HORRIBLE! This School doesn't even have a principle! The teachers curse and the KIDS ARE SO MEAN! I NEVER looked forward to going to school each morning the kids are ghetto and rough and I got bullied EVERY SINGLE DAY! I told the teachers...they never did anything. If you don't understand anything in class they don't stop to explain it. Their attitude at that school is "OH WELL!" I HATE THAT SCHOOL. Im in eight grade and I'm now attending First Philadelphia Preparatory Charter School! I LOVE IT! BUT WCCS....IS A NO!

  • (4 years ago)

    i attended this school from 6th to 9th grade. i repeated 9th grade twice. but even with that the staff are full of disrespectful NTA'S that have nothing better to do than argue with children. Of course there are a few children that handle the staff with caution. some of the curriculum is good some isnt

  • (4 years ago)

    i moved from the suburbs into the city. although this wasn't my first choice this was the only charter school that had room to take both of them. to say that Im moving my daughter who is in the 10th grade out after the first yr. The school counsel is the worst I had ever seen. The school dist we can from looked like a privet school after dealing with this lady. For months I called her to get info about transferring my daughter with n success. I had to go make the changes I need myself. please look more closely where you children are goin to school. They would have been better going to a public school.

  • (5 years ago)

    this school is ok but it is not all crack up like it said it was. i am having second thoughts about removing my daughter its her 1st year .

  • (5 years ago)

    WCCS has a staff that is dedicated to the education of its youth. They give of their personal time and money. The students are challenged and they respond energetically.

  • (5 years ago)

    Caring knowledgable Faculty and staff broad-based educational program. educationally challanging curricula.

  • (5 years ago)

    My daughters is in the 9th grade at World and this is her first year. i talk with her daily for updates on how her day has gone. My daughter has nothing but great things to say about World. She enjoys her teachers and she enjoys her classmates. She is really excited about the classes she will be taking also. So as for me and my child......so far so good!

  • (5 years ago)

    My daughter is an 7th grader at WCCS. I have run into a few challenges with the Principal and his assistant who is very unprofessional. However my daughter teachers are great. they challenge the children and always lend a hand to help. So overall academically the school is good but with a principal and assistant principal that run this school I am unsure how long this school will be a good one. I will update my post Half way through the year..

  • (6 years ago)

    this school is pretty cool i been going to this school since 6th grade im now a freshmen in high school the NTAS are cool so are some of the teachers is also academics are first and if you dont understand the information you soon will i graduated 8th grade last year with honors overall the school is pretty good

  • (6 years ago)

    As a teacehr and educator at WCCS I would like to respond to the numerous negative remarks about WCCS. Like many schools WCCS does not run perfectly however our academics which are stringent are adhered to by the teachers who work here. Teachers challenge our students and are here long after school hours to help those students who are struggling to reach the required 80% to be considered passing. Our encore program functions as an extra class students can attend to obtain any help they need. Depsite the kinks in the system WCCS takes extreme care to follow academic standards and our discipline policy is adhered to by our Dean of Students. This is truly a safe place for children to learn and the teachers here go above and beyond to help those students who want to be helped.

  • (6 years ago)

    im am a seventh grader at wccs and all i can say is that world is a goos school. it keeps kids like myself challenged. i would recomend wccs to anyone .

  • (6 years ago)

    My daughter is a junior attending WCCS and says nothing upstanding about this school. Therefore I am in the process of transferring her out. This school is not good for high school students because they dont have transcripts for students and it is sad to hear my daughter come home distraught about these situations.

  • (6 years ago)

    I would not recommend this shool to anyone. Some of the teahers do not take the students education to heart. If you don't care about communication between parent and teachers then I say send you child but if you do don't send your child which ever way you go I wish you the best.

  • (6 years ago)

    World Communication Charter does offer advanced programs but overall lacks the academic atmosphere for students to progress from within. Very poor communication between counselors and parents. The culture of the school lacks discipline and parent involvement.

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