Bear Creek Community Charter School

Public, Charter K-8

 30 Charter School Way
       Bear Creek Township, PA  18702


 (570) 820-4070

 School Website

District: Bear Creek Community Charter School

SchoolDigger Rank:
790th of 1,530 Pennsylvania Elementary Schools


Student/teacher ratio:  16.4
Number of students:  465

Racial breakdown:

White:
82.4%
Hispanic:
7.5%
African American:
6.9%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  43.0%

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We updated the 2017-18 rankings and test scores for this school on Friday, November 30, 2018.


Performance Trends
Compare Details In 2018, Bear Creek Community Charter School ranked worse than 51.6% of elementary schools in Pennsylvania. (See more...)
Compare Details In 2018 the calculated Average Standard Score was 56.98. (See more...)
Compare Details In 2018, Bear Creek Community Charter School ranked better than 60.3% of middle schools in Pennsylvania. (See more...)
Compare Details In 2018 the calculated Average Standard Score was 63.25. (See more...)
Student Body
Compare Details Racial makeup is: White (82.4%), Hispanic (7.5%), African American (6.9%). (See more...)
Compare Details 43% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Teachers
Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Bear Creek Community Charter School is 16.4. (See more...)
Compare Bear Creek Community Charter School employs 28.2 full-time teachers.
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Schooldigger 2018 Rankings:

Bear Creek Community Charter School:

SchoolDigger ranks Bear Creek Community Charter School 790th of 1530 Pennsylvania public elementary schools. (See Bear Creek Community Charter School in the ranking list.)
SchoolDigger ranks Bear Creek Community Charter School 342nd of 861 Pennsylvania public middle schools. (See Bear Creek Community Charter School in the ranking list.)

Bear Creek Community Charter School:

SchoolDigger ranks Bear Creek Community Charter School 291st of 603 Pennsylvania school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Bear Creek Community Charter School

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Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools PA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2006 61.44 685th 1545 55.7%
2007 57.57 797th 1555 48.7%
2008 53.07 920th 1551 40.7%
2009 60.39 736th 1549 52.5%
2010 57.00 858th 1579 45.7%
2011 49.52 1041st 1597 34.8%
2012 65.30 681st 1599 57.4%
2015 55.82 797th 1474 45.9%
2016 57.39 815th 1554 47.6%
2017 55.93 818th 1547 47.1%
2018 56.98 790th 1530 48.4%

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

Rank History for Bear Creek Community Charter School

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Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools PA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2006 90.66 20th 736 97.3%
2007 83.72 56th 749 92.5%
2008 70.28 222nd 753 70.5%
2009 73.50 191st 770 75.2%
2010 48.47 522nd 805 35.2%
2011 50.58 508th 825 38.4%
2012 61.44 397th 834 52.4%
2015 74.29 194th 835 76.8%
2016 77.72 165th 870 81.0%
2017 72.44 226th 877 74.2%
2018 63.25 342nd 861 60.3%

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

Bear Creek Community Charter School Test Scores
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Data source: Pennsylvania Dept of Education

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by a parent
Friday, February 22, 2019

Open Quote Unique learning experience, safe environment, and caring staff. Close Quote


by a parent
Saturday, February 9, 2019

Open Quote As a parent, I am very satisfied with Bear Creek Community Charter School. They consistently seem to look for ways to improve, create a climate that makes school interesting for students, and emphasizes respect and responsibility. Appreciate the opportunity for my children to attend. Close Quote


by a parent
Saturday, February 9, 2019

Open Quote Both of my children attended Bear Creek Community Charter School, one of which still attends and one who graduated. The charter school staff and administration go out of their way to create a safe and supportive atmosphere. They offer unique programs for not only students, but for families and the community. I couldn't imaging my children attending traditional public school. Our oldest graduated, and is doing very well academically, which I attribute to the strong foundation received at Bear Creek. Close Quote


by a parent
Saturday, September 15, 2018

Open Quote Best school in the Wilkes-Barre school district, by far. The teachers and administration care about the students and the school really has that community feel. Close Quote


by a parent
Tuesday, May 8, 2018

Open Quote They were a very good school. One of the best in the area until they moved to the bigger newer school. Now they treat teachers and students like they're running a business. They don't care about the opinions of teacher, parents or their child. They were a small community school that cared about the kids now it seems like they want to get them in and push them out. I'm saddened and disturbed by this immensely. Good bye to our once wonderful charter school. Close Quote


by a parent
Saturday, April 23, 2011

Open Quote Just wanted to say that we truely love this school.It is great to see enviromental issues being taught and enjoyed.We love that the school has gotten involved with a bully program.But most of all,we love that our daughter enjoys going to school every day.That is great all in itself.Thank You Bear Creek for all that you do. Close Quote


by a student
Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Open Quote Best school I have ever gone to. I'm sad that I can't go next year for I'll be in 9th grade. I was at this school before it became a charter school for kindergarten and 1st grade. Then the school board closed it even though its student were doing much better than the other schools. Then I worked with my dad, brother, and other families to work on the school to make it operational. Then I went back in 4th grade and kepted on coming till 8th grade. Those teachers are the best I've ever had. They could go to other schools for a much better pay, but they stay there because they care. Mr. Usher, Mr. Snieder, Mrs. Longo, Mrs. Figura, Mrs. Wood, Mrs. Rogers, Mrs. Piccoti, Mr. Wascavage, Mr. Meck, Mrs. Duffy, Mrs. Tolbert, and all the others, including Mr. Zeller, were all awsome teachers. I hope Coughlin will be ok.

David H****
(the flexible one) Close Quote


by a student
Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Open Quote I attend Bear Creek and I think it's a pretty good school. The staff are nice and students receive a great education. In fact, we were voted #1 charter school in the country in 2007. Close Quote



Enrollment information for Bear Creek Community Charter School

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
2005 143 3 3 1 0 n/a n/a 0 150
2006 248 5 5 1 0 n/a n/a 0 259
2007 308 22 4 5 1 n/a n/a 0 340
2008 344 28 2 9 0 n/a n/a 0 383
2009 364 31 2 6 0 n/a n/a 0 403
2010 378 35 2 4 0 n/a n/a 0 419
2011 373 37 3 7 0 0 0 0 420
2012 366 44 5 11 0 0 0 0 426
2013 365 38 4 13 1 0 0 0 421
2014 369 43 5 19 1 0 0 0 437
2015 380 35 8 28 1 0 0 0 452
2016 388 36 6 30 0 0 1 0 461
2017 383 32 8 35 0 2 5 0 465

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 Bear Creek Community Charter School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2005 150 8.8 17.0 0.0
2006 259 16.6 15.6 0.0
2007 340 18.4 18.5 0.0
2008 383 24.2 15.8 30.0
2009 403 25.6 15.7 33.3
2010 419 26.6 15.7 34.4
2011 420 26.3 15.9 37.1
2012 426 27.0 15.7 31.9
2013 421 26.0 16.1 36.8
2014 437 26.0 16.8 41.0
2015 452 26.0 17.3 42.0
2016 461 27.0 17.0 41.4
2017 465 28.2 16.4 43.0

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 Bear Creek Community Charter School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2005 150 8.8 17.0 0.0
2006 259 16.6 15.6 0.0
2007 340 18.4 18.5 0.0
2008 383 24.2 15.8 30.0
2009 403 25.6 15.7 33.3
2010 419 26.6 15.7 34.4
2011 420 26.3 15.9 37.1
2012 426 27.0 15.7 31.9
2013 421 26.0 16.1 36.8
2014 437 26.0 16.8 41.0
2015 452 26.0 17.3 42.0
2016 461 27.0 17.0 41.4
2017 465 28.2 16.4 43.0

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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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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