Elementary Schools in Russell Byers Charter School


Russell Byers Charter School is the sole elementary school located in this area, serving students from pre-kindergarten through 8th grade. This school faces significant challenges, with a student population that is 96.43% African American and 100% qualifying for free or reduced-price lunch, indicating very high levels of poverty.

Academically, Russell Byers Charter School performs well below the state average on standardized tests, with only 9.2% of students scoring proficient or better in Math compared to the state average of 39.3%. Despite these academic struggles, the school has maintained an impressive 0.0% dropout rate.

While the school's spending per student of $16,882 is relatively high, this does not appear to be translating into better academic outcomes for the students. Further investigation would be needed to understand the root causes of the school's challenges and identify potential strategies for improvement to better support the high-poverty student population served by Russell Byers Charter School.

District Detail

 1911 Arch St
Philadelphia, PA 19103

 (215) 972-1700

SchoolDigger Rank:
544th of 606 Pennsylvania districts

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Grades served: PK, KG-8
Students: 701

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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