West Oak Lane Charter School

Summary:

West Oak Lane Charter School is an elementary school in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, serving around 950 students in grades K-8. The school is part of the Philadelphia City School District, which is ranked 509 out of 606 districts in the state and has a 1-star rating.

West Oak Lane Charter School faces significant academic challenges, consistently ranking in the bottom quartile of Pennsylvania elementary schools. Only 11.7% of its students are proficient or better in Math, and 31.3% in English Language Arts, compared to state averages of 39.3% and 53.8%, respectively. The school's performance for African American, low-income, and disabled students is also well below state averages. Nearby Mastery Cs-Francis D. Pastorius Elementa, Rowen William School, and other local schools generally perform better, but still struggle, with most ranking in the bottom quartile as well.

West Oak Lane Charter School serves a predominantly low-income, African American student population, with 98.53% of its students being African American, compared to 83.7% to 95.64% at nearby schools. The school has seen an increase in its dropout rate, rising from 0% to 1.1% in recent years. However, the school has also seen a decrease in its student-teacher ratio, from 21 students per teacher to 15.9, which could potentially lead to more individualized attention for students. Addressing the school's academic challenges, lack of diversity, and high poverty rates will be crucial for improving educational outcomes for its students.


Detail:

Public, Charter K-8

 7115 Stenton Ave
       Philadelphia, PA  19138


(215) 927-7995

District: West Oak Lane Charter School

SchoolDigger Rank:
1329th of 1,534 Pennsylvania Elementary Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $18,794 Help


Student/teacher ratio:  15.9 Help
Number of students:  950

Racial breakdown:

African American:
98.5%
Hispanic:
0.6%
Two or more races:
0.5%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  99.8% Help


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Compare Details West Oak Lane Charter School ranks worse than 86.6% of elementary schools in Pennsylvania. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 11.65. (See more...)
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Compare Details West Oak Lane Charter School ranks worse than 71.6% of middle schools in Pennsylvania. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 27.02. (See more...)
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The high school dropout rate measures the percentage of students who do not complete their high school education.
Student Body
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Compare Details Racial makeup is: African American (98.5%), Hispanic (0.6%), two or more races (0.5%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 99.8% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at West Oak Lane Charter School is 15.9. (See more...)
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at West Oak Lane Charter School is $18,794.
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

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SchoolDigger ranks West Oak Lane Charter School 1329th of 1534 Pennsylvania public elementary schools. (See West Oak Lane Charter School in the ranking list.)

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SchoolDigger ranks West Oak Lane Charter School 639th of 893 Pennsylvania public middle schools. (See West Oak Lane Charter School in the ranking list.)

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SchoolDigger ranks West Oak Lane Charter School 509th of 606 Pennsylvania school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for West Oak Lane Charter School

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Rank History for all elementary school students at West Oak Lane Charter School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools PA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2003 1.40 1254th 1302 3.7%
2004 2.27 1238th 1308 5.4%
2005 1.16 1267th 1299 2.5%
2006 11.36 1412th 1545 8.6%
2007 5.85 1475th 1555 5.1%
2008 13.39 1401st 1551 9.7%
2009 27.36 1301st 1549 16.0%
2010 29.63 1302nd 1579 17.5%
2011 46.19 1096th 1597 31.4%
2012 39.18 1195th 1599 25.3%
2015 14.32 1251st 1474 15.1%
2016 14.54 1318th 1554 15.2%
2017 20.79 1246th 1547 19.5%
2018 21.01 1232nd 1530 19.5%
2019 21.93 1233rd 1544 20.1%
2021 14.17 1205th 1433 15.9%
2022 14.67 1274th 1534 16.9%
2023 11.65 1329th 1534 13.4%
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Rank History for elementary school Low Socio Economic Status students at West Oak Lane Charter School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools PA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2023 16.12 1216th 1414 14.0%
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Rank History for elementary school Disabled students at West Oak Lane Charter School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools PA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2023 27.99 777th 1043 25.5%
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Rank History for elementary school African American students at West Oak Lane Charter School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools PA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2023 43.82 219th 437 49.9%
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Data source: test scores: Pennsylvania Dept of Education, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

Rank History for West Oak Lane Charter School

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Rank History for all middle school students at West Oak Lane Charter School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools PA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2006 14.84 645th 736 12.4%
2007 9.14 686th 749 8.4%
2008 20.33 638th 753 15.3%
2009 34.29 591st 770 23.2%
2010 55.87 430th 805 46.6%
2011 58.22 420th 825 49.1%
2012 56.53 453rd 834 45.7%
2015 29.07 596th 835 28.6%
2016 17.10 696th 870 20.0%
2017 14.17 727th 877 17.1%
2018 16.04 706th 861 18.0%
2019 17.99 701st 891 21.3%
2021 23.26 604th 797 24.2%
2022 25.57 637th 883 27.9%
2023 27.02 639th 893 28.4%
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Rank History for middle school Low Socio Economic Status students at West Oak Lane Charter School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools PA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2023 43.23 509th 874 41.8%
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Rank History for middle school Disabled students at West Oak Lane Charter School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools PA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2023 46.79 296th 660 55.2%
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Rank History for middle school African American students at West Oak Lane Charter School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools PA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2023 59.80 129th 421 69.4%
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Data source: test scores: Pennsylvania Dept of Education, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

As you review the school rankings data, please be aware that some of the information from certain demographics is missing. The reason for this omission is that the data has been redacted from the source data itself due to low population samples in these specific demographic groups.

Redacting data from low population samples is a necessary step to ensure the reliability and accuracy of the results, as small sample sizes may not be representative of the broader population. Additionally, this measure helps protect the privacy of individuals belonging to these demographic groups.

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Enrollment information for West Oak Lane Charter School

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1999 2 546 0 0 0 n/a n/a 0 548
2000 2 619 0 0 0 n/a n/a 0 621
2001 0 560 0 0 0 n/a n/a 0 560
2002 0 546 0 0 0 n/a n/a 0 546
2003 0 546 0 0 0 n/a n/a 0 546
2004 0 618 0 0 0 n/a n/a 0 618
2005 0 694 0 3 0 n/a n/a 0 697
2006 0 721 1 4 0 n/a n/a 0 726
2007 0 641 0 2 0 n/a n/a 0 643
2008 0 668 0 2 0 n/a n/a 0 670
2009 0 731 0 2 0 n/a n/a 0 733
2010 0 735 0 2 0 n/a n/a 0 737
2011 0 733 0 2 0 0 0 0 735
2012 0 820 2 3 1 0 0 0 826
2013 0 899 0 2 1 0 0 0 902
2014 0 957 1 1 0 0 0 0 959
2015 0 1010 1 1 0 0 0 0 1012
2016 0 1013 2 2 0 0 20 0 1037
2017 0 1067 2 2 0 0 0 0 1071
2018 0 1075 0 1 0 0 0 0 1076
2019 0 1024 0 3 0 0 1 0 1028
2020 1 1029 1 2 0 0 4 0 1037
2021 1 1041 2 2 0 0 4 0 1050
2022 1 988 2 1 0 0 3 0 995
2023 1 936 2 6 0 0 5 0 950

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Enrollment/Ethnicity

For more information about how the Department of Education defines ethnicity, see Defining Race and Ethnicity Data, National Center for Education Statistics

Students eligible for free or discounted lunch at West Oak Lane Charter School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1999 548 26.0 21.1 n/a
2000 621 21.0 29.6 0
2001 560 32.0 17.5 0
2002 546 35.0 15.6 0
2003 546 35.0 15.6 0
2004 618 34.0 18.2 0
2005 697 47.0 14.8 0
2006 726 43.0 16.9 0
2007 643 40.0 16.1 0
2008 670 36.0 18.6 87
2009 733 38.0 19.3 83.1
2010 737 46.0 16.0 57.5
2011 735 47.0 15.6 49.9
2012 826 45.0 18.3 58.6
2013 902 43.0 20.9 75.5
2014 959 46.0 20.8 75.8
2015 1012 40.0 25.3 84.9
2016 1037 47.0 22.0 100
2017 1071 50.0 21.4 99.4
2018 1076 50.0 21.5 99.3
2019 1028 49.0 20.9 99
2020 1037 50.0 20.7 99
2021 1050 50.0 21.0 99.7
2022 995 48.5 20.5 98.7
2023 950 59.5 15.9 99.8

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Students eligible for discounted/free lunch:

The National School Lunch Program (NSLP) provides low-cost or free meals to students in U.S. public and nonprofit private schools based on household income. Those with incomes below 130% of the poverty line receive free lunch, while those between 130% and 185% qualify for reduced-price lunch. The percentage of students receiving free or reduced-price lunch serves as a marker for poverty, as it reflects the socioeconomic status of families in a given school or district. A higher FRPL rate typically indicates a higher concentration of low-income families, suggesting that the school or district may face additional challenges in providing adequate resources and support for student success.

Student/Teacher Ratio West Oak Lane Charter School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1999 548 26.0 21.1 n/a
2000 621 21.0 29.6 0
2001 560 32.0 17.5 0
2002 546 35.0 15.6 0
2003 546 35.0 15.6 0
2004 618 34.0 18.2 0
2005 697 47.0 14.8 0
2006 726 43.0 16.9 0
2007 643 40.0 16.1 0
2008 670 36.0 18.6 87
2009 733 38.0 19.3 83.1
2010 737 46.0 16.0 57.5
2011 735 47.0 15.6 49.9
2012 826 45.0 18.3 58.6
2013 902 43.0 20.9 75.5
2014 959 46.0 20.8 75.8
2015 1012 40.0 25.3 84.9
2016 1037 47.0 22.0 100
2017 1071 50.0 21.4 99.4
2018 1076 50.0 21.5 99.3
2019 1028 49.0 20.9 99
2020 1037 50.0 20.7 99
2021 1050 50.0 21.0 99.7
2022 995 48.5 20.5 98.7
2023 950 59.5 15.9 99.8

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Student-Teacher Ratio

Student/teacher ratio is calculated by dividing the total number of students by the total number of full-time equivalent teachers. Please note that a smaller student/teacher ratio does not necessarily translate to smaller class size. In some instances, schools hire teachers part time, and some teachers are hired for specialized instruction with very small class sizes. These and other factors contribute to the student/teacher ratio. Note: For private schools, Student/teacher ratio may not include Pre-Kindergarten.
Finances

Per Pupil Expenditures for West Oak Lane Charter School

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2019 $00 (NaN) $00 (NaN) $00
2020 $1,600 (10.6%) $13,454 (89.4%) $15,054
2021 $1,793 (13.0%) $12,012 (87.0%) $13,805
2022 $2,856 (15.2%) $15,939 (84.8%) $18,794

Data source: Pennsylvania Department of Education
Pre and Post Pandemic Data

Impact of COVID-19 on West Oak Lane Charter School

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Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Ranks 1233rd of 1544 Elementary schoolsRanks 1329th of 1534 Elementary schools
 6.8%
Ranks 701st of 891 Middle schoolsRanks 639th of 893 Middle schools
 7.1%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
3rd Grade Math (West Oak Lane Charter School)21.415.7
 5.7%
   3rd Grade Math (Pennsylvania)5651.7
 4.3%
3rd Grade English Language Arts (West Oak Lane Charter School)41.424.6
 16.8%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts (Pennsylvania)61.954
 7.9%
4th Grade Math (West Oak Lane Charter School)14.611.8
 2.8%
   4th Grade Math (Pennsylvania)46.246.5
 0.3%
4th Grade Science (West Oak Lane Charter School)64.141.8
 22.3%
   4th Grade Science (Pennsylvania)77.874.1
 3.7%
4th Grade English Language Arts (West Oak Lane Charter School)49.215.3
 33.9%
   4th Grade English Language Arts (Pennsylvania)63.651.8
 11.8%
5th Grade Math (West Oak Lane Charter School)23.712.6
 11.1%
   5th Grade Math (Pennsylvania)4342.7
 0.3%
5th Grade English Language Arts (West Oak Lane Charter School)44.721.4
 23.3%
   5th Grade English Language Arts (Pennsylvania)58.553.6
 4.9%
6th Grade Math (West Oak Lane Charter School)18.810
 8.8%
   6th Grade Math (Pennsylvania)3936.4
 2.6%
6th Grade English Language Arts (West Oak Lane Charter School)57.850.6
 7.2%
   6th Grade English Language Arts (Pennsylvania)6355.6
 7.4%
7th Grade Math (West Oak Lane Charter School)6.714.3
 7.6%
   7th Grade Math (Pennsylvania)38.233.2
 5%
7th Grade English Language Arts (West Oak Lane Charter School)36.849.4
 12.6%
   7th Grade English Language Arts (Pennsylvania)60.554.5
 6%
8th Grade Math (West Oak Lane Charter School)2.64.5
 1.9%
   8th Grade Math (Pennsylvania)32.226
 6.2%
8th Grade Science (West Oak Lane Charter School)21.828.1
 6.3%
   8th Grade Science (Pennsylvania)58.257
 1.2%
8th Grade English Language Arts (West Oak Lane Charter School)23.738.2
 14.5%
   8th Grade English Language Arts (Pennsylvania)57.952.8
 5.1%
All Grades Math (West Oak Lane Charter School)15.411.7
 3.7%
   All Grades Math (Pennsylvania)42.439.3
 3.1%
All Grades Science (West Oak Lane Charter School)47.135.9
 11.2%
   All Grades Science (Pennsylvania)6865.6
 2.4%
All Grades English Language Arts (West Oak Lane Charter School)43.231.3
 11.9%
   All Grades English Language Arts (Pennsylvania)60.953.8
 7.1%

Student Body

Number of students
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Number of students
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Total Students1028950
 7.6%
African American1024936
 8.6%
American Indian00
Asian02
Hispanic36
 100%
Pacific Islander00
White01
Two or More Races15
 400%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients99%99.8%
 0.8%


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Students at West Oak Lane Charter School are 99% African American.

West Oak Lane Charter School ranks in the bottom 13.4% of Pennsylvania elementary schools.

In the 2022-23 school year, 950 students attended West Oak Lane Charter School.


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