Hardy Williams Academy Charter School

Public, Charter, Alternative K-12

 1712 South 56th St
       Philadelphia, PA  19143


 (215) 724-2343

District: Hardy Williams Academy Charter School


Student/Teacher Ratio:  16.7
Number of students:  1,045

Racial breakdown:

African American:
98.9%
Hispanic:
0.5%
Two or more races:
0.4%
Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients:  75.0%

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Compare Details In 2016, Hardy Williams Academy Charter School ranked worse than 87.7% of elementary schools in Pennsylvania. (See more...)
Compare Details In 2016 the calculated Average Standard Score was 10.5. (See more...)
Compare Details In 2016, Hardy Williams Academy Charter School ranked worse than 77.9% of middle schools in Pennsylvania. (See more...)
Compare Details In 2016 the calculated Average Standard Score was 19.73. (See more...)
Compare Details In 2016, Hardy Williams Academy Charter School ranked worse than 84.2% of high schools in Pennsylvania. (See more...)
Compare Details In 2016 the calculated Average Standard Score was 18.82. (See more...)
Student Body
Compare Details Racial makeup is: African American (98.9%), Hispanic (0.5%), two or more races (0.4%). (See more...)
Compare Details 75% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Teachers
Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Hardy Williams Academy Charter School is 16.7. (See more...)
Compare Hardy Williams Academy Charter School employs 62.2 full-time teachers.
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Schooldigger 2016 Rankings:

Hardy Williams Academy Charter School:

SchoolDigger Ranks Hardy Williams Academy Charter School 1360th of 1551 Pennsylvania public elementary schools. (See Hardy Williams Academy Charter School in the ranking list.)
SchoolDigger Ranks Hardy Williams Academy Charter School 671st of 861 Pennsylvania public middle schools. (See Hardy Williams Academy Charter School in the ranking list.)
SchoolDigger Ranks Hardy Williams Academy Charter School 569th of 676 Pennsylvania public high schools. (See Hardy Williams Academy Charter School in the ranking list.)



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Rank History for Hardy Williams Academy Charter School

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Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools PA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2003 0.76 1286th 1305 1.5% 0 star ranking
2004 0.54 1291st 1310 1.5% 0 star ranking
2005 1.11 1262nd 1292 2.3% 0 star ranking
2006 4.47 1453rd 1516 4.2% 0 star ranking
2007 5.90 1443rd 1526 5.4% 0 star ranking
2008 2.03 1491st 1522 2.0% 0 star ranking
2009 5.01 1457th 1519 4.1% 0 star ranking
2010 4.13 1501st 1544 2.8% 0 star ranking
2011 10.26 1447th 1556 7.0% 0 star ranking
2012 32.45 1234th 1557 20.7% 1 star ranking
2015 12.85 1225th 1430 14.3% 1 star ranking
2016 10.50 1360th 1551 12.3% 1 star ranking

Test score data source: test scores: Pennsylvania Department of Education, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

Rank History for Hardy Williams Academy Charter School

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Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools PA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2004 1.97 639th 665 3.9% 0 star ranking
2005 0.49 683rd 689 0.9% 0 star ranking
2006 12.13 666th 738 9.8% 0 star ranking
2007 6.57 709th 751 5.6% 0 star ranking
2008 12.83 672nd 755 11.0% 1 star ranking
2009 5.32 733rd 772 5.1% 0 star ranking
2010 9.38 745th 807 7.7% 0 star ranking
2011 23.07 693rd 827 16.2% 1 star ranking
2012 42.79 585th 837 30.1% 2 star ranking
2015 23.09 632nd 833 24.1% 1 star ranking
2016 19.73 671st 861 22.1% 1 star ranking

Test score data source: test scores: Pennsylvania Department of Education, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

Rank History for Hardy Williams Academy Charter School

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Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools PA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2015 15.50 573rd 681 15.9% 1 star ranking
2016 18.82 569th 676 15.8% 1 star ranking

Test score data source: test scores: Pennsylvania Department of Education, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

Hardy Williams Academy Charter School Test Scores

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Test score data source: Pennsylvania Department of Education

About the Keystone Exams: Keystone Exams are end–of-course assessments in designated content areas. The Keystone Exams serve two purposes: (1) high school accountability assessments for federal and state purposes, and (2) high school graduation requirements for students beginning with the class of 2017. The Algebra I and Literature Keystone Exams include items written to the Assessment Anchors/Eligible Content aligned to the Pennsylvania Core Standards in Mathematics and English Language Arts. The Biology Keystone Exam includes items written to the Assessment Anchor/Eligible Content aligned to the enhanced Pennsylvania Academic Standards for Science.

Source: Pennslyvania Department of Edcuation - Assessment and Accountablility

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by a parent
Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Open Quote I am a grandmother also. I read the review from the grandmother who was not satisfied with the handling of her granddaughter; however I disagree with her findings. I do not understand what the child did but I do understand that if you catch behavior problems early, they can be solved. Children at age 6 will be playful but should not have gum to stick under a desk and should not write on a desk or a wall or anything but paper, so these things have to be shown to a child who apparently does not know or understand that these behaviors are unacceptable.

I have educated two of my three grandchildren at this school. One is going into 5th grade, the other the 2nd grade. The kindergarten teacher, Ms. Suchadowski gave both children an excellent start. The 1st grade teacher for my oldest grandchild, I was not pleased with but I worked with her to get the behavior situation corrected. However in all of the grades up to 5, my oldest has achieved academic success - grades as well as the yearly tests are excellent. The younger grandchild has achieved academic success as well as being an obedient child.

I am a retired Judicial Administrative Assistant and behavior no matter how petty can escalate into a child being problematic when they become older; as well as the disruption of a class of students who may not be disobedient. However normal you may feel behavior problems by age are - they will not stop, even at a different charter school, a regular public school or a private school - and some private schools still have very harsh punishments. So be patient with the school and administrators. Personally, I think they are doing an excellent job. Close Quote


by a parent
Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Open Quote I have several concerns regarding Hardy Williams Acadamey aka Renaissance Advantage.

The first few are as follows:

Ms. Perry, Major attitude adjustment (asap)
Mr. Williams, Exaggerates the matter to the full-capacity.
Ms. Bellamy, Lacks principal skills.

Being the grandmother to a 1st grader, I'm somewhat confused as to the nature of being a six year old. At six writing on the desk happens. In addition, to sticking gum under the desk, as well as, cutting up papers. It is not acceptable. And certainly NOT grounds for "destroying school property" and being suspended. I am furious at the way in which my granddaughter is labeled. Also, the way in which staff handled the situation. Not only is it unprofessional, it's unacceptable.

The school lacks structure. The way in which they enforce policy and procedures(s)is totally unfounded.

I asked Ms. Bellamy, why is there NO school counselor on staff to inter-act with a child to avoid misbehaving? What happened to in-house suspension? What happened to stay after-school just a few minutes, not an all nighter, in order that a 1st grader could appreciate their own punishment? What happened to NO recess? What happened to making them clean-up their own mess? Because you have NO staff to supervise child misbehaving, you suspend? Wrong. Suspension punishes me.

I can stand with you to say 1st graders must learn to respect and accept fault and failure.

The above-aforementioned staff has just taken authority to a whole other level.

The many changes, in conjunction, with the inconsistencies at the school are just not satisfying enough for this grandmother.

As you know, the state grants the school(s) so many days a year to achieve a high level of enrichment for the weak areas. And while they use these days very well. I can't say that I see improvement.

Having shared my thoughts, feelings and concerns, I rate this school as poor.

When my granddaughter is old enough, I will be transferring her to someplace that has consideration and what is optimistic with young scholars.

On this day, I called School District central office, Mr. Ben Rarer, 400-6484, oversees chartered school. I was tranferred to Mr. Travis Larrier, under Mr. Rarer, 400-6966. Left message for his return dialogue.

Sincerely,

Pamela A. James Close Quote


Enrollment information for Hardy Williams Academy Charter School

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
2000 2 468 0 2 0 n/a n/a 0 472
2001 0 628 2 3 0 n/a n/a 0 633
2002 0 557 0 1 0 n/a n/a 0 558
2003 0 557 0 1 0 n/a n/a 0 558
2004 0 621 0 0 0 n/a n/a 0 621
2005 0 798 0 0 0 n/a n/a 0 798
2006 0 860 0 0 0 n/a n/a 0 860
2007 0 837 2 1 0 n/a n/a 0 840
2008 0 861 1 3 0 n/a n/a 0 865
2009 2 866 5 2 4 n/a n/a 0 879
2010 1 842 4 1 0 n/a n/a 2 850
2011 2 813 2 3 0 2 6 0 828
2012 1 809 3 5 0 0 6 0 824
2013 1 935 2 5 0 0 5 0 948
2014 1 1033 2 5 0 0 4 0 1045

Test score 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 Hardy Williams Academy Charter School

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Year # Students Fulltime Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2000 472 24.0 19.7 0.0
2001 633 27.0 23.4 0.0
2002 558 29.0 19.2 43.0
2003 558 29.0 19.2 43.0
2004 621 34.0 18.3 0.0
2005 798 38.0 21.0 30.1
2006 860 47.0 18.3 61.0
2007 840 47.0 17.9 n/a
2008 865 45.0 19.2 n/a
2009 879 51.0 17.2 n/a
2010 850 48.0 17.7 99.9
2011 828 45.0 18.4 99.6
2012 824 52.5 15.6 65.0
2013 948 61.5 15.4 43.1
2014 1045 62.2 16.7 75.0

Test score data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Students eligible for discounted/free lunch
For information about the National School Lunch Program, see the FRAC Website

Student/Teacher Ratio Hardy Williams Academy Charter School

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Year # Students Fulltime Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2000 472 24.0 19.7 0.0
2001 633 27.0 23.4 0.0
2002 558 29.0 19.2 43.0
2003 558 29.0 19.2 43.0
2004 621 34.0 18.3 0.0
2005 798 38.0 21.0 30.1
2006 860 47.0 18.3 61.0
2007 840 47.0 17.9 n/a
2008 865 45.0 19.2 n/a
2009 879 51.0 17.2 n/a
2010 850 48.0 17.7 99.9
2011 828 45.0 18.4 99.6
2012 824 52.5 15.6 65.0
2013 948 61.5 15.4 43.1
2014 1045 62.2 16.7 75.0

Test score 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.




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