Independence Charter School


Independence Charter School is the sole public charter school serving grades K-8 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, with a total enrollment of 781 students. The school stands out for its racial diversity, with a student population that is 43.15% African American, 21.9% Hispanic, 4.1% Asian, and 27.27% white. While the school's academic performance on PSSA tests is mixed, with some grades exceeding state averages and others falling below, it maintains a 0.0% dropout rate and serves a predominantly low-income student population, with 99.87% of students qualifying for free or reduced-price lunch.

Despite the school's high spending per student of $18,814, which is relatively high compared to the state average, Independence Charter School has consistently ranked in the bottom third of Pennsylvania elementary schools over the past three years, with a 2-star rating out of 5 from School Digger. This suggests that the school may need to implement more effective strategies and interventions to improve student learning and achievement, particularly in areas where academic performance is lagging behind state averages.

Overall, Independence Charter School faces significant challenges in serving its high-poverty student population, but its diverse student body and commitment to low dropout rates are positive aspects that could be leveraged to drive better outcomes for the school and its community.

District Detail

 1600 Lombard Street
Philadelphia, PA 19146

 (215) 238-8000

SchoolDigger Rank:
307th of 606 Pennsylvania districts

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Grades served: K-8
Students: 781

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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