West Oak Lane Charter School


West Oak Lane Charter School is the sole elementary school serving grades K-8 in the West Oak Lane area of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. With an enrollment of 950 students, the school stands out for its overwhelmingly African American student population (98.53%), which is significantly higher than the state average. However, the school's academic performance, as measured by PSSA test scores, is consistently well below the state averages across all grade levels and subject areas, raising concerns about the quality of education provided to its students.

Despite the school spending significantly more per student ($18,794) than the state average, the academic outcomes remain poor, with only 15.7% of 3rd graders and 4.5% of 8th graders scoring proficient or better in math, compared to 51.7% and 26% statewide, respectively. The school also has a higher dropout rate (1.1%) than the state average, further highlighting the challenges it faces in supporting student success. The high poverty rate, with 99.79% of students qualifying for free or reduced-price lunch, may be a contributing factor to the school's academic struggles.

Overall, the data paints a concerning picture of West Oak Lane Charter School, with significant disparities in academic performance, high poverty rates, and questions about the efficient use of resources. Further investigation would be needed to understand the root causes of these issues and develop targeted interventions to improve outcomes for the school's students.

District Detail

 7115 Stenton Ave
Philadelphia, PA 19138

 (215) 927-7995

SchoolDigger Rank:
509th of 606 Pennsylvania districts

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Grades served: K-8
Students: 950

Primary Schools: 1
Middle Schools: 0
High Schools: 0
Alternative Schools: 0
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SchoolDigger data sources: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Department of Education, the U.S. Census Bureau and the Pennsylvania Department of Education.

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