Belmont Charter School

Summary:

Belmont Charter School is a public charter school in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, serving 926 students from kindergarten through 12th grade. The school has a predominantly African American student population, with 95.36% of students identifying as such.

One of Belmont Charter School's strengths is its relatively high four-year graduation rate, ranging from 86.3% to 94.5% in recent years. However, the school's test scores, particularly in mathematics, are significantly lower than the state averages. For example, in the 2022-2023 school year, only 5.1% of Belmont students were proficient or better in PSSA/Math for All Grades, compared to the state average of 39.3%. This trend is consistent across all grade levels and subject areas, with Belmont Charter School consistently underperforming the state benchmarks. In comparison, nearby schools like Philadelphia Performing Arts Charter School and Mastery Charter School - Thomas Campus have significantly higher proficiency rates in mathematics, science, and English language arts.

Belmont Charter School also serves a predominantly low-income student population, with 84.11% to 99.69% of students receiving free or reduced-price lunch in recent years. Despite the high per-student spending, which has increased from $16,453 in 2019-2020 to $21,586 in 2021-2022, the school's academic performance remains a concern. Addressing these challenges will be crucial for Belmont Charter School to provide a high-quality education and better prepare its students for future success.


Detail:

Public, Charter, Alternative K-12

 4030 Brown Street
       Philadelphia, PA  19104


(215) 823-8208

District: Belmont Charter School

SchoolDigger Rank:
1459th of 1,534 Pennsylvania Alternative Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $21,586 Help


Student/teacher ratio:  9.4 Help
Number of students:  926

Racial breakdown:

African American:
95.4%
Hispanic:
3.1%
Asian:
0.8%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  84.1% Help


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Performance Trends
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Compare Details Belmont Charter School ranks worse than 95.1% of elementary schools in Pennsylvania. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 5.43. (See more...)
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Compare Details Belmont Charter School ranks worse than 88.1% of middle schools in Pennsylvania. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 10.73. (See more...)
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Compare Details Belmont Charter School ranks worse than 96.9% of high schools in Pennsylvania. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 4.01. (See more...)
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The Adjusted Cohort Graduation Rate (ACGR) measures the percentage of Belmont Charter School freshmen who graduate within four years, adjusting for students who transfer in or out.
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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 (95.4%), Hispanic (3.1%), Asian (0.8%). (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Belmont Charter School is 9.4. (See more...)
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Finance
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Belmont Charter School is $21,586.
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

Belmont Charter School:

SchoolDigger ranks Belmont Charter School 1459th of 1534 Pennsylvania public elementary schools. (See Belmont Charter School in the ranking list.)

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SchoolDigger ranks Belmont Charter School 787th of 893 Pennsylvania public middle schools. (See Belmont Charter School in the ranking list.)

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SchoolDigger ranks Belmont Charter School 653rd of 674 Pennsylvania public high schools. (See Belmont Charter School in the ranking list.)

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Rank History for Belmont Charter School

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Rank History for all elementary school students at Belmont Charter School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools PA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2003 1.30 1258th 1302 3.4%
2004 1.97 1246th 1308 4.7%
2005 0.74 1282nd 1299 1.3%
2006 4.44 1483rd 1545 4.0%
2007 10.61 1429th 1555 8.1%
2008 8.58 1453rd 1551 6.3%
2009 4.28 1497th 1549 3.4%
2010 12.15 1443rd 1579 8.6%
2011 6.22 1532nd 1597 4.1%
2012 7.03 1495th 1599 6.5%
2015 7.37 1350th 1474 8.4%
2016 7.79 1411th 1554 9.2%
2017 4.23 1468th 1547 5.1%
2018 9.08 1369th 1530 10.5%
2019 9.49 1371st 1544 11.2%
2021 5.75 1343rd 1433 6.3%
2022 6.83 1422nd 1534 7.3%
2023 5.43 1459th 1534 4.9%
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Rank History for elementary school Low Socio Economic Status students at Belmont Charter School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools PA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2023 8.38 1337th 1414 5.4%
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Rank History for elementary school Disabled students at Belmont Charter School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools PA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2023 12.83 999th 1043 4.2%
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Rank History for elementary school African American students at Belmont Charter School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools PA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2023 24.31 355th 437 18.8%
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Data source: test scores: Pennsylvania Department of Education, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

Rank History for Belmont Charter School

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Rank History for all middle school students at Belmont Charter School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools PA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2006 6.87 689th 736 6.4%
2007 14.15 659th 749 12.0%
2008 14.78 661st 753 12.2%
2009 17.29 667th 770 13.4%
2010 32.30 637th 805 20.9%
2011 12.19 744th 825 9.8%
2012 23.55 682nd 834 18.2%
2015 14.20 690th 835 17.4%
2016 12.26 733rd 870 15.7%
2017 8.91 775th 877 11.6%
2018 9.30 767th 861 10.9%
2019 9.00 797th 891 10.5%
2021 11.25 705th 797 11.5%
2022 10.56 779th 883 11.8%
2023 10.73 787th 893 11.9%
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Rank History for middle school Low Socio Economic Status students at Belmont Charter School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools PA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2023 15.44 752nd 874 14.0%
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Rank History for middle school Disabled students at Belmont Charter School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools PA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2023 18.51 603rd 660 8.6%
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Rank History for middle school African American students at Belmont Charter School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools PA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2023 30.00 298th 421 29.2%
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Data source: test scores: Pennsylvania Department of Education, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

Rank History for Belmont Charter School

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Rank History for all high school students at Belmont Charter School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools PA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2021 18.92 470th 537 12.5%
2022 2.51 626th 634 1.3%
2023 4.01 653rd 674 3.1%
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Rank History for high school Low Socio Economic Status students at Belmont Charter School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools PA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2023 4.52 638th 652 2.1%
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Rank History for high school Disabled students at Belmont Charter School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools PA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2023 14.42 478th 502 4.8%
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Rank History for high school African American students at Belmont Charter School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools PA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2023 13.94 236th 260 9.2%
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Data source: test scores: Pennsylvania Department 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.

Belmont Charter School Test Scores
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Enrollment information for Belmont Charter School

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
2002 0 63 0 0 0 n/a n/a 0 63
2003 0 63 0 0 0 n/a n/a 0 63
2004 1 381 1 6 0 n/a n/a 0 389
2005 0 397 1 3 0 n/a n/a 0 401
2006 1 436 1 3 0 n/a n/a 0 441
2007 0 369 0 7 0 n/a n/a 0 376
2008 2 389 0 2 0 n/a n/a 1 394
2009 2 396 0 4 0 n/a n/a 3 405
2010 1 412 0 3 0 n/a n/a 3 419
2011 0 435 2 5 0 0 3 0 445
2012 1 471 1 7 0 0 1 0 481
2013 1 477 2 6 0 0 1 0 487
2014 1 522 3 7 0 0 0 0 533
2015 0 569 4 14 0 0 4 0 591
2016 0 670 5 18 0 1 0 0 694
2017 0 649 7 19 0 1 0 0 676
2018 0 711 9 21 0 1 1 0 743
2019 2 772 8 24 0 1 1 0 808
2020 2 901 5 28 0 1 1 0 938
2021 3 930 5 33 0 1 1 0 973
2022 1 749 3 19 0 1 1 0 774
2023 0 883 7 29 0 0 7 0 926

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 Belmont Charter School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2002 63 23.0 2.7 95.2
2003 63 23.0 2.7 95.2
2004 389 43.0 9.0 97.2
2005 401 43.5 9.2 88.5
2006 441 53.4 8.3 95
2007 376 39.5 9.5 n/a
2008 394 40.0 9.9 n/a
2009 405 52.0 7.8 n/a
2010 419 43.6 9.6 98.6
2011 445 44.0 10.1 99.3
2012 481 43.2 11.1 n/a
2013 487 46.7 10.4 72.5
2014 533 46.6 11.4 99.4
2015 591 41.0 14.4 99.5
2016 694 49.0 14.1 100
2017 676 42.7 15.8 n/a
2018 743 54.0 13.7 98.7
2019 808 65.5 12.3 99.6
2020 938 76.5 12.2 n/a
2021 973 101.5 9.5 99.7
2022 774 92.5 8.3 84.1
2023 926 97.9 9.4 n/a

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 Belmont Charter School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2002 63 23.0 2.7 95.2
2003 63 23.0 2.7 95.2
2004 389 43.0 9.0 97.2
2005 401 43.5 9.2 88.5
2006 441 53.4 8.3 95
2007 376 39.5 9.5 n/a
2008 394 40.0 9.9 n/a
2009 405 52.0 7.8 n/a
2010 419 43.6 9.6 98.6
2011 445 44.0 10.1 99.3
2012 481 43.2 11.1 n/a
2013 487 46.7 10.4 72.5
2014 533 46.6 11.4 99.4
2015 591 41.0 14.4 99.5
2016 694 49.0 14.1 100
2017 676 42.7 15.8 n/a
2018 743 54.0 13.7 98.7
2019 808 65.5 12.3 99.6
2020 938 76.5 12.2 n/a
2021 973 101.5 9.5 99.7
2022 774 92.5 8.3 84.1
2023 926 97.9 9.4 n/a

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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Per Pupil Expenditures for Belmont Charter School

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2019 $1,446 (8.3%) $16,061 (91.7%) $17,507
2020 $1,927 (11.7%) $14,526 (88.3%) $16,453
2021 $2,677 (16.2%) $13,858 (83.8%) $16,534
2022 $4,998 (23.2%) $16,587 (76.8%) $21,586

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

Impact of COVID-19 on Belmont Charter School

The coronavirus has had a profound impact on education in America. Learning shifted online overnight, attendance numbers dwindled, and enrollment decreased. SchoolDigger.com is making it easier for you to better assess how COVID-19 has impacted your school. Through the collection of pre-pandemic (2019) and current data, SchoolDigger.com is sharing test scores, enrollment numbers and school demographics from schools across the country – and we make it easy to see how impacted schools compare locally and statewide.

Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Ranks 1371st of 1544 Elementary schoolsRanks 1459th of 1534 Elementary schools
 6.3%
Ranks 797th of 891 Middle schoolsRanks 787th of 893 Middle schools
 1.3%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
3rd Grade Math (Belmont Charter School)23.88.5
 15.3%
   3rd Grade Math (Pennsylvania)5651.7
 4.3%
3rd Grade English Language Arts (Belmont Charter School)34.626.3
 8.3%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts (Pennsylvania)61.954
 7.9%
4th Grade Math (Belmont Charter School)19.65.8
 13.8%
   4th Grade Math (Pennsylvania)46.246.5
 0.3%
4th Grade Science (Belmont Charter School)62.329.6
 32.7%
   4th Grade Science (Pennsylvania)77.874.1
 3.7%
4th Grade English Language Arts (Belmont Charter School)45.99.7
 36.2%
   4th Grade English Language Arts (Pennsylvania)63.651.8
 11.8%
5th Grade Math (Belmont Charter School)4.32.9
 1.4%
   5th Grade Math (Pennsylvania)4342.7
 0.3%
5th Grade English Language Arts (Belmont Charter School)11.612.8
 1.2%
   5th Grade English Language Arts (Pennsylvania)58.553.6
 4.9%
6th Grade Math (Belmont Charter School)7.19.4
 2.3%
   6th Grade Math (Pennsylvania)3936.4
 2.6%
6th Grade English Language Arts (Belmont Charter School)18.118.9
 0.8%
   6th Grade English Language Arts (Pennsylvania)6355.6
 7.4%
7th Grade Math (Belmont Charter School)13.81.7
 12.1%
   7th Grade Math (Pennsylvania)38.233.2
 5%
7th Grade English Language Arts (Belmont Charter School)26.717.6
 9.1%
   7th Grade English Language Arts (Pennsylvania)60.554.5
 6%
8th Grade Math (Belmont Charter School)11.73.4
 8.3%
   8th Grade Math (Pennsylvania)32.226
 6.2%
8th Grade Science (Belmont Charter School)18.726.3
 7.6%
   8th Grade Science (Pennsylvania)58.257
 1.2%
8th Grade English Language Arts (Belmont Charter School)20.930.5
 9.6%
   8th Grade English Language Arts (Pennsylvania)57.952.8
 5.1%
All Grades Math (Belmont Charter School)13.55.1
 8.4%
   All Grades Math (Pennsylvania)42.439.3
 3.1%
All Grades Science (Belmont Charter School)44.228.1
 16.1%
   All Grades Science (Pennsylvania)6865.6
 2.4%
All Grades English Language Arts (Belmont Charter School)26.318.7
 7.6%
   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 Students808926
 14.6%
African American772883
 14.4%
American Indian00
Asian87
 12.5%
Hispanic2429
 20.8%
Pacific Islander10
 100%
White20
 100%
Two or More Races17
 600%


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In the 2022-23 school year, 926 students attended Belmont Charter School.

Belmont Charter School ranks in the bottom 4.9% of Pennsylvania alternative schools.

Students at Belmont Charter School are 95% African American, 3% Hispanic.


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