Discovery Charter School

Public, Charter K-8

 4700 Parkside
       Philadelphia, PA  19131


 (215) 879-8182

District: Discovery Charter School

SchoolDigger Rank:
1299th of 1,547 Pennsylvania Elementary Schools


Student/teacher ratio:  20.8
Number of students:  749

Racial breakdown:
African American:
99.7%
Hispanic:
0.3%
White:
0.0%
Free/discounted lunch recipients:  79.8%

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Performance Trends
Compare Details In 2017, Discovery Charter School ranked worse than 84% of elementary schools in Pennsylvania. (See more...)
Compare Details In 2017 the calculated Average Standard Score was 15.35. (See more...)
Compare Details In 2017, Discovery Charter School ranked worse than 71% of middle schools in Pennsylvania. (See more...)
Compare Details In 2017 the calculated Average Standard Score was 28.62. (See more...)
Student Body
Compare Details Racial makeup is: African American (99.7%), Hispanic (0.3%). (See more...)
Compare Details 79.8% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Teachers
Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Discovery Charter School is 20.8. (See more...)
Compare Discovery Charter School employs 36 full-time teachers.
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Schooldigger 2017 Rankings:

Discovery Charter School:

SchoolDigger ranks Discovery Charter School 1299th of 1547 Pennsylvania public elementary schools. (See Discovery Charter School in the ranking list.)
SchoolDigger ranks Discovery Charter School 623rd of 877 Pennsylvania public middle schools. (See Discovery Charter School in the ranking list.)

Discovery Charter School:

SchoolDigger ranks Discovery Charter School 503rd of 593 Pennsylvania school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Discovery Charter School

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Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools PA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2004 1.06 1268th 1308 3.1%
2005 1.29 1263rd 1299 2.8%
2006 8.22 1434th 1545 7.2%
2007 1.72 1528th 1555 1.7%
2008 4.05 1495th 1551 3.6%
2009 15.05 1394th 1549 10.0%
2010 23.68 1349th 1579 14.6%
2011 40.57 1199th 1597 24.9%
2012 46.49 1103rd 1599 31.0%
2015 16.29 1231st 1474 16.5%
2016 13.60 1323rd 1554 14.9%
2017 15.35 1299th 1547 16.0%

Data source: test scores: Pennsylvania Dept of Education, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

Rank History for Discovery Charter School

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Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools PA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2006 11.39 665th 736 9.6%
2007 17.53 649th 749 13.4%
2008 12.52 673rd 753 10.6%
2009 30.10 615th 770 20.1%
2010 24.13 669th 805 16.9%
2011 26.80 676th 825 18.1%
2012 39.19 600th 834 28.1%
2015 31.59 576th 835 31.0%
2016 33.42 596th 870 31.5%
2017 28.62 623rd 877 29.0%

Data source: test scores: Pennsylvania Dept of Education, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

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Enrollment information for Discovery Charter School

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
2004 0 391 0 1 0 n/a n/a 0 392
2005 0 478 0 0 0 n/a n/a 0 478
2006 0 504 0 0 0 n/a n/a 0 504
2007 0 488 0 0 0 n/a n/a 0 488
2008 0 459 0 1 1 n/a n/a 0 461
2009 0 485 0 1 1 n/a n/a 0 487
2010 3 556 0 2 1 n/a n/a 0 562
2011 2 603 0 2 1 0 4 0 612
2012 2 643 0 4 1 0 4 0 654
2013 2 709 0 4 0 0 6 0 721
2014 0 759 0 1 0 0 0 0 760
2015 0 793 0 1 0 0 0 0 794
2016 0 747 0 2 0 0 0 0 749

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 Discovery Charter School

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Year # Students Fulltime Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2004 392 22.0 17.8 0.0
2005 478 25.0 19.1 0.0
2006 504 26.0 19.4 0.0
2007 488 28.0 17.4 0.0
2008 461 28.0 16.5 n/a
2009 487 27.0 18.0 n/a
2010 562 34.0 16.5 63.9
2011 612 33.0 18.5 54.6
2012 654 36.0 18.1 65.6
2013 721 35.0 20.6 54.4
2014 760 35.0 21.7 69.2
2015 794 36.0 22.0 79.3
2016 749 36.0 20.8 79.8

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 USDA Website

Student/Teacher Ratio Discovery Charter School

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Year # Students Fulltime Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2004 392 22.0 17.8 0.0
2005 478 25.0 19.1 0.0
2006 504 26.0 19.4 0.0
2007 488 28.0 17.4 0.0
2008 461 28.0 16.5 n/a
2009 487 27.0 18.0 n/a
2010 562 34.0 16.5 63.9
2011 612 33.0 18.5 54.6
2012 654 36.0 18.1 65.6
2013 721 35.0 20.6 54.4
2014 760 35.0 21.7 69.2
2015 794 36.0 22.0 79.3
2016 749 36.0 20.8 79.8

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.




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