School Details

Chester Co Family Academy Cs

323 E Gay Street, West Chester, PA 19380
(610) 696-5910

(out of 10)

Charter Grades K-2 60 students 18 students/teacher (PA avg is 15)

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About this school

Chester Co Family Academy Cs is a charter elementary school in West Chester. The principal of Chester Co Family Academy Cs is Mrs Lorraine Andersen. 60 children attend Chester Co Family Academy Cs and identify as Hispanic; Black, non-Hispanic; and Multiracial. 90% of the 60 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at Chester Co Family Academy Cs is 18:1. West Chester Friends School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Extracurricular activities


  • Ceramics sculpture
  • Chorus
  • Computer arts
  • Dance
  • Drawing painting
  • Orchestra

Languages Taught

  • Spanish


  • Gymnastics
  • Martial arts self defense
  • P.E. classes
  • Swimming
  • Yoga

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Hispanic 48% 48%
Black, non-Hispanic 43% 43%
Multiracial 3% 3%
White, non-Hispanic 3% 3%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 2% 2%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0% 0%
Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Asian 0% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 90% 90%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (7 months ago)

    As a recent visitor to the school my visit was handled totally unprofessionally. The Director who needed to focus on Me "chatted" on her cell phone rather than asking the caller to call back. During one particular call she got up "tossed" a brochure at me and left the room talking on the phone leaving me wondering why did I bother coming in. The brochure she gave me was "useless" and didn't pertain to our conversation. She even sent staff in who just looked at me. They probably were wondering why they were there. I actually thought of doing a quick dance to get some reaction out of the staff. Eventually the Director came back to the room and said I'd have to come back and left. What an experience! If they are this disorganized with a "guest" can you imagine how disorganized they are with their students?!?!?! No thanks.

  • (1 year ago)

    I strongly disagree with the posting dated March 1 2013. CCFA is filled with dedicated educators and amazing children. The new CEO and staff are working hard to ensure that every student is prepared for the challenges of education beyond CCFA. The students enjoy wonderful opportunities within their community as well as in the classroom.

  • (2 years ago)

    Sadly this school does not actually educate children. CCFA is good for a full day kindergarten but nothing else. The students attending are extremely below grade level. This K-2 school does not prepare students for 3rd grade (when they enter another charter school or attend school in their neighborhood district). I would not send my child to CCFA nor would I recommend this school to any parent.

  • (4 years ago)

    Great school love it!!! Lots of extra curricular things for students violin guitar singing swimming and more

  • (5 years ago)

    CCFA is one of greatest schools out there. Great teachers great staff. They truely care about there students. They do everything for there students.

  • (6 years ago)

    My daughter was haveing trouble in regular public school she is in 2nd grade. Since she has been at CCFA her reading has improved 100% as well as her attitude towards school.

  • (6 years ago)

    This school is good for for kindergarten but not much else. The Director is a control freak and treats parents as if they haven't any rights. She is queen of her castle so to speak. I do not recommend this school unless you are okay with not having a say in your child's education.

  • (7 years ago)

    CCFA is great!!!! My son has learned so much and is levels ahead of peers in public school. The teachers are fabulous !!! and the karate lessons music and swimming lessons speak for them selves....Swim

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