Russell Byers Charter School


Russell Byers Charter School is the sole school in the Russell Byers Charter School District, serving grades PK-8 with a total enrollment of 701 students. The school is located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and is part of a district ranked 544 out of 606 in the state with a 1-star rating.

Despite the school's high spending per student of $16,882, Russell Byers Charter School consistently ranks in the bottom 10% of Pennsylvania elementary schools, with a 1-star rating from SchoolDigger. The school's academic performance, as measured by PSSA test scores, is significantly below the state average in both math and English language arts across all grade levels. For example, in grade 3 math, only 23.7% of students were proficient or better, compared to the state average of 51.7%.

The school's student population is predominantly African American (96.43%), with very low representation of other racial/ethnic groups. Additionally, 100% of the students qualify for free or reduced-price lunch, indicating a high level of economic disadvantage. While the school has a 0.0% dropout rate, the consistently low academic performance and lack of diversity suggest that the Russell Byers Charter School District may benefit from targeted interventions and support to address the specific challenges faced by the school and its students.

District Detail

 1911 Arch St
Philadelphia, PA 19103

 (215) 972-1700

SchoolDigger Rank:
544th of 606 Pennsylvania districts

See the 2023 Pennsylvania District rankings!
Grades served: PK, KG-8
Students: 701

Primary Schools: 1
Middle Schools: 0
High Schools: 0
Alternative Schools: 0
We found 1 school.

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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