Christopher Columbus Charter School


Christopher Columbus Charter School is the sole elementary school in this analysis, serving grades K-8 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. As a charter school, it provides a unique educational option for families in the area. With a diverse student population and a mix of academic strengths and challenges, the school offers both opportunities and areas for improvement.

Academically, Christopher Columbus Charter School performs unevenly compared to state averages on PSSA tests. While the school excels in certain grade levels and subjects, such as 5th grade math and 4th/8th grade science, it struggles in other areas, particularly in lower grade math proficiency. The school's English Language Arts performance is generally stronger, with several grade levels exceeding the state average. However, the school's overall ranking of 834 out of 1,534 Pennsylvania elementary schools suggests there is room for improvement.

Despite its academic challenges, Christopher Columbus Charter School serves a diverse student population, with a mix of White, African American, Hispanic, and Asian students. This diversity could provide valuable learning opportunities for the students. However, the school's limited funding, with a spending of $164 per student, may be a contributing factor to its academic performance and the resources available to students and teachers. As the school's ranking has improved slightly over the past few years, it suggests the school may be making progress in addressing its academic challenges.

District Detail

 916 Christian St
Philadelphia, PA 19147

 (215) 925-7400

SchoolDigger Rank:
282nd of 606 Pennsylvania districts

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Grades served: K-8
Students: 862

Primary Schools: 1
Middle Schools: 0
High Schools: 0
Alternative Schools: 0

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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