Only 54.7 Percent of Philadelphia Charter Schools Are Making AYP

by Christopher Paslay

Last year’s PSSA results prove what multiple studies have already shown: Charter schools perform no better on PSSA exams than traditional public schools. 

According to data on the Pennsylvania Department of Education’s website, only 40 out of 73 charter schools in Philadelphia (54.7%) are making Annual Yearly Progress (AYP) under the federal No Child Left Behind law.  They breakdown as follows:     

 (40) Making AYP

Made AYP for two consecutive years: 2010 & 2011

AD PRIMA; ALLIANCE FOR PROGRESS; ANTONIA PANTOJA COMMUNITY; BOYS LATIN OF PHILADELPHIA; DELAWARE VALLEY; DISCOVERY CHARTER SCHOOL;  EASTERN UNIVERSITY ACAD; EUGENIO MARIA DE HOSTOS; FIRST PHILA CS FOR LITERACY; FOLK ARTS-CULTURAL TREASURES; FRANKLIN TOWNE CHARTER EL; FRANKLIN TOWNE; FREIRE; GLOBAL LEADERSHIP ACADEMY; GREEN WOODS; IMHOTEP INSTITUTE; INDEPENDENCE; KHEPERA; KIPP PHILADELPHIA; KIPP WEST PHILADELPHIA PREP; LABORATORY CHARTER; MAST COMMUNITY; MASTERY CS – LENFEST CAMPUS; MASTERY CS – SHOEMAKER CAMPUS; MATH CIVICS & SCIENCES; MULTI-CULTURAL ACADEMY; NEW FOUNDATIONS; PAN AMERICAN ACADEMY; PHILA ELEC & TECH; PHILADELPHIA PERF ARTS; PLANET ABACUS; PREPARATORY MATH SCIENCE TECH; RICHARD ALLEN PREP; RUSSELL BYERS; SOUTHWEST LEADERSHIP ACADEMY; UNIVERSAL INSTITUTE; WEST OAK LANE CHARTER; WISSAHICKON; WORLD COMMUNICATIONS; YOUNG SCHOLARS   

 (6) Making Progress

Made AYP for one year: 2011

ARCH AND DESIGN (in Corrective Action II); HARDY WILLIAMS (in Corrective Action I); MARIANA BRACETTI ACAD (in Corrective Action II); PEOPLE FOR PEOPLE (in School Improvement I); PHILADELPHIA ACAD (in Corrective Action II); WEST PHILA ACHIEVEMENT (in School Improvement II)

 (15) Warning

Did not make AYP in 2011

ASPIRA BILINGUAL CYBER CHARTER; BELMONT; CHRISTOPHER COLUMBUS; IMANI EDUCATION CIRCLE; JOHN B STETSON; MARITIME ACADEMY; MASTERY CS HARRITY CAMPUS; MASTERY CS MANN CAMPUS; MASTERY CS SMEDLEY CAMPUS; MASTERY CS PICKETT CAMPUS; MASTERY CS THOMAS CAMPUS; NORTHWOOD ACADEMY; TRUEBRIGHT SCIENCE ACADEMY; UNIVERSAL BLUFORD; YOUNG SCHOLARS FREDERICK DOUGLASS

 (5) School Improvement I

Did not make AYP for two consecutive years

ARISE ACADEMY CHARTER; NEW MEDIA TECHNOLOGY; PHILADELPHIA HARAMBEE INST; SANKOFA FREEDOM ACADEMY; TACONY ACADEMY     

 (1) School Improvement II

Did not make AYP for three consecutive years

 NUEVA ESPERANZA ACAD

 (1) Corrective Action I

Did not make AYP for four consecutive years

 PHILADELPHIA MONTESSORI

(5) Corrective Action II

Did not make AYP for at least five consecutive years

COMM ACAD OF PHILA (5th year in Corrective Action II); HOPE CS (5th year in Corrective Action II); UNIVERSAL DAROFF (2nd year in Corrective Action II); WAKISHA (3rd year in Corrective Action II); WALTER PALMER LDRSHP LEARNING PRTNRS (4th year in Corrective Action II)

Click here to see the data on the PA Dept. of Ed’s website.

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2 responses to “Only 54.7 Percent of Philadelphia Charter Schools Are Making AYP

  1. LIsa Haver

    Is the SRC on your email list, Chris? The charter school owners were down there the other day telling them that enrollment caps should be lifted. Nueva Esperanza was one of them. The SRC also passed the compact with the Gates Foundation which will send 5,000 public school students to charters.

  2. LIsa Haver

    Sorry: that’s 5,000 students a year for at least the next five years.

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