Pennsylvania Leadership Charter School

Public, Charter, Alternative K-12

 1332 Enterprise Dr
       West Chester, PA  19380


(610) 701-3333

District: Pennsylvania Leadership Charter School

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $13,206 Help

Student/teacher ratio:  17.2
Number of students:  3,055

Racial breakdown:

White:
64.8%
African American:
16.1%
Hispanic:
7.7%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  44.5%

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Compare Details Pennsylvania Leadership Charter School ranks worse than 72.2% of elementary schools in Pennsylvania. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2019 the calculated Average Standard Score was 34.5. (See more...)
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Compare Details Pennsylvania Leadership Charter School ranks worse than 50.7% of middle schools in Pennsylvania. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2019 the calculated Average Standard Score was 53.86. (See more...)
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Compare Details Pennsylvania Leadership Charter School ranks worse than 62.5% of high schools in Pennsylvania. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2019 the calculated Average Standard Score was 49.86. (See more...)
Student Body
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Compare Details Racial makeup is: White (64.8%), African American (16.1%), Hispanic (7.7%). (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Pennsylvania Leadership Charter School is 17.2. (See more...)
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Finance
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Pennsylvania Leadership Charter School is $13,206.
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Schooldigger 2019 Rankings:

Pennsylvania Leadership Charter School:

SchoolDigger ranks Pennsylvania Leadership Charter School 1115th of 1544 Pennsylvania public elementary schools. (See Pennsylvania Leadership Charter School in the ranking list.)
SchoolDigger ranks Pennsylvania Leadership Charter School 452nd of 891 Pennsylvania public middle schools. (See Pennsylvania Leadership Charter School in the ranking list.)
SchoolDigger ranks Pennsylvania Leadership Charter School 433rd of 693 Pennsylvania public high schools. (See Pennsylvania Leadership Charter School in the ranking list.)



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Rank History for Pennsylvania Leadership Charter School

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Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools PA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2006 27.82 1274th 1545 17.5%
2007 12.88 1407th 1555 9.5%
2008 25.25 1302nd 1551 16.1%
2009 13.90 1400th 1549 9.6%
2010 26.32 1326th 1579 16.0%
2011 22.14 1379th 1597 13.7%
2012 30.79 1290th 1599 19.3%
2015 16.71 1224th 1474 17.0%
2016 24.25 1225th 1554 21.2%
2017 25.36 1206th 1547 22.0%
2018 30.36 1151st 1530 24.8%
2019 34.50 1115th 1544 27.8%

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

Rank History for Pennsylvania Leadership Charter School

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Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools PA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2006 29.31 587th 736 20.2%
2007 22.55 624th 749 16.7%
2008 36.39 559th 753 25.8%
2009 30.83 610th 770 20.8%
2010 30.48 646th 805 19.8%
2011 34.82 635th 825 23.0%
2012 47.96 540th 834 35.3%
2015 44.04 511th 835 38.8%
2016 40.92 551st 870 36.7%
2017 48.33 490th 877 44.1%
2018 54.02 442nd 861 48.7%
2019 53.86 452nd 891 49.3%

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

Rank History for Pennsylvania Leadership Charter School

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Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools PA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2006 18.14 542nd 604 10.3%
2007 14.60 550th 615 10.6%
2008 19.68 548th 621 11.8%
2009 20.88 551st 632 12.8%
2010 27.98 537th 649 17.3%
2011 35.18 519th 660 21.4%
2012 31.50 527th 664 20.6%
2015 44.79 459th 680 32.5%
2016 47.24 454th 677 32.9%
2017 37.32 485th 663 26.8%
2018 46.27 457th 673 32.1%
2019 49.86 433rd 693 37.5%

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

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by a parent
Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Open Quote BEST decision we've EVER made for our child's academic and performing arts education! More importantly, our child really likes this school and never wants to return to any other school setting despite the challenging format of the curriculum. He is especially fond of PA Leadership's Center for Performing and Fine Arts (CPFA). Since being at CPFA, a snow day is more of an aggravation than a celebration; he doesn't like to miss a day! As a parent, we like PALCS/CPFA because it allows us to be involved in our child's academics. We now know what's going on with his studies! We see what he's learning on a daily basis instead of blindly waiting to hear what teachers have to say during conferences. Also, we are practically giddy over the fact that we can communicate with our son's teachers anytime during the day via email or even at our convenience during evening hours. Lastly, the school's "homework help" program is like none I'd ever seen. We don't have to pay for outside tutors because PALCS teachers are available to assist during most evening hours including Sundays. I'm so glad we found PALCS and CPFA! So glad! Close Quote


by a parent
Friday, August 8, 2014

Open Quote Pennsylvania Leadership Charter School continues to provide a positive learning environment for both of my children. They began attending this school while they were in Middle School. Now, as high schoolers, both my son and daughter have found the teachers to be very supportive, encouraging, and academically engaging. An added benefit to this school is that it offers two other programs which have met the educational needs of my children. The Center for Performing and Fine Arts Program has allowed my son and daughter to develop their music and art abilities, while The University Scholars Program has positively challenged them academically. As a family, we feel blessed to be a part of this progressive and outstanding educational community. Close Quote


by a parent
Friday, August 1, 2014

Open Quote Our children were not being challenged in their home district, so we looked for an alternative option for their education. PALCS is a unique program, offers challenges, but with solid support to help the student achieve their personal best. The flexibility of this cyber education has opened many opportunities to our family that we could not have explored if our children were in a traditional school. Thanks to all of the teachers, support staff, & administration at PALCS for providing our children with a high quality education option in PA! Close Quote


by a parent
Thursday, July 31, 2014

Open Quote We will be starting our 11th year here in September. We couldn't be happier with the education. Everyone from administration to teachers to students services are wonderful. Great group of parents and kids, too. Close Quote


by a parent
Thursday, July 31, 2014

Open Quote My children love the school. The teachers are all fabulous and dedicated. Moving to PALCS was the best decision for our family. Close Quote


by a parent
Thursday, July 31, 2014

Open Quote My daughter enrolled in PALCS and CPFA last year (7th grade) and she was very happy with the curriculum and enjoyed attending online courses and the loved the center of performing and fine arts program. she completed the year with high honors (advanced courses) and was able to take multiple languages. My son was fascinated with the arts that he decided to attend both PACLS and CPFA as well.

I was able to follow the progress on a daily basis and get faster feed back than brick and mortar public schools and felt more connected even though I work full time. My daughter required little assistance from me and always kept up with her work. I enjoyed the year tremendously with her. The teachers have always responded quickly to my questions/concerns, etc. Close Quote


by a parent
Thursday, July 31, 2014

Open Quote Our family has been part of PA Leadership Charter School since 2006 and our four sons have received a very good quality education here. We have experienced all grades from 1 through 12, many multiple times. The school has gone through growing opportunities through the years (as it should) and only gets better. The teachers are very caring and available for support when needed. When questions arise during lessons, they have been responsive and return calls in a timely manner when we've had to leave a phone message. Online live chats are available for all classes. The school has a great parent support network available for all facilitators if they choose to take advantage of it. Blended options (onsite and at home education) is an added benefit for some students. These blended options include the Center for Performing and Fine Arts, an excellent onsite program that is located in West Chester where three of our sons have had the opportunity to learn from highly qualified and caring teachers of the arts including acting, fine arts, instrumental and vocal music and dance. This has been an amazing supplement to the cyber-based academics that are required of all students. Another of our sons has had the privilege of studying in the University Scholars Program, another excellent on-site opportunity in West Chester which provides an amazing educational and social environment for gifted students to be appropriately challenged in their education by highly qualified teachers. We couldn't ask for a better educational option for our children. Close Quote


by a parent
Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Open Quote The University Scholars Program at PALCS is outstanding! We have been there for nine years and all three of my children have gone through the program with great success. The teachers are wonderful, class sizes are low and the fellow students are great. A very encouraging environment that celebrates students of all learning styles and embraces them. Could not recommend them highly enough! Close Quote


by a parent
Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Open Quote Our seventh grade son transferred to PALCS at the start of the 2011-2012 school year. He attends the University Scholars Program for gifted students. Our son participates in the cyber blended option. Therefore, he works from home some days and attends a center based program in West Chester other days. He had an excellent experience and will continue in this program next year. The experience was so positive for our family, that our other son is transferring into the University Scholars cyber blended program at PALCS for eleventh grade in the 2012-2013 school year. Close Quote



Enrollment information for Pennsylvania Leadership Charter School

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
2005 279 21 1 5 3 n/a n/a 0 309
2006 884 121 7 34 12 n/a n/a 0 1058
2007 1326 236 21 100 20 n/a n/a 0 1703
2008 1436 226 17 93 20 n/a n/a 31 1823
2009 1611 214 10 87 7 n/a n/a 63 1992
2010 1608 198 19 98 5 n/a n/a 92 2020
2011 1692 225 24 107 6 1 100 0 2155
2012 1715 255 33 142 7 4 86 0 2242
2013 1777 275 43 140 6 5 78 0 2324
2014 1734 409 46 162 5 6 66 0 2428
2015 1645 471 43 191 9 3 82 0 2444
2016 1608 422 84 166 10 5 95 0 2390
2017 1602 370 100 170 6 5 100 0 2353
2018 1766 411 112 183 12 2 108 0 2594
2019 1949 444 159 205 13 3 154 0 2927
2020 1981 492 158 235 12 5 172 0 3055

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 Pennsylvania Leadership Charter School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2005 309 8.5 36.4 0
2006 1058 42.9 24.7 0
2007 1703 80.8 21.1 0
2008 1823 120.1 15.2 n/a
2009 1992 114.3 17.4 n/a
2010 2020 134.5 15.0 50.8
2011 2155 132.9 16.2 47.6
2012 2242 140.9 15.9 48.2
2013 2324 139.3 16.6 47.6
2014 2428 142.9 16.9 51.4
2015 2444 140.0 17.4 53.5
2016 2390 140.0 17.0 n/a
2017 2353 135.5 17.3 n/a
2018 2594 143.0 18.1 n/a
2019 2927 167.1 17.5 44.5
2020 3055 177.3 17.2 n/a

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 Pennsylvania Leadership Charter School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2005 309 8.5 36.4 0
2006 1058 42.9 24.7 0
2007 1703 80.8 21.1 0
2008 1823 120.1 15.2 n/a
2009 1992 114.3 17.4 n/a
2010 2020 134.5 15.0 50.8
2011 2155 132.9 16.2 47.6
2012 2242 140.9 15.9 48.2
2013 2324 139.3 16.6 47.6
2014 2428 142.9 16.9 51.4
2015 2444 140.0 17.4 53.5
2016 2390 140.0 17.0 n/a
2017 2353 135.5 17.3 n/a
2018 2594 143.0 18.1 n/a
2019 2927 167.1 17.5 44.5
2020 3055 177.3 17.2 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 Pennsylvania Leadership Charter School

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2019 $316 (2.4%) $12,889 (97.6%) $13,206

Data source: Pennsylvania Department of Education




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