Philadelphia Montessori Charter School

Public, Charter PK, KG-6

 2227 Island Rd
       Philadelphia, PA  19142-1009


(215) 365-4011

District: Philadelphia Montessori Charter School

SchoolDigger Rank:
1186th of 1,433 Pennsylvania Elementary Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $16,968 Help

Student/teacher ratio:  7.3
Number of students:  190

Racial breakdown:

African American:
89.5%
Hispanic:
4.2%
Two or more races:
4.2%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  98.4%

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We updated the 2020-21 rankings and test scores for this school on Monday, March 7, 2022.

*Please note that the COVID-19 pandemic has had a profound impact on standardized testing and the number of schools reporting results are lower.


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Compare Details Philadelphia Montessori Charter School ranks worse than 82.8% of elementary schools in Pennsylvania. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2021 the calculated Average Standard Score was 15.5. (See more...)
Student Body
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Compare Details Racial makeup is: African American (89.5%), Hispanic (4.2%), two or more races (4.2%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 98.4% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Philadelphia Montessori Charter School is 7.3. (See more...)
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Finance
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Philadelphia Montessori Charter School is $16,968.
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Schooldigger 2021 Rankings:

Philadelphia Montessori Charter School:

SchoolDigger ranks Philadelphia Montessori Charter School 1186th of 1433 Pennsylvania public elementary schools. (See Philadelphia Montessori Charter School in the ranking list.)

Philadelphia Montessori Charter School:

SchoolDigger ranks Philadelphia Montessori Charter School 497th of 579 Pennsylvania school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Philadelphia Montessori Charter School

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Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools PA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2003 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
2004 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
2005 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
2006 0.20 1544th 1545 0.1%
2007 0.90 1546th 1555 0.6%
2008 1.12 1536th 1551 1.0%
2009 0.44 1544th 1549 0.3%
2010 1.05 1566th 1579 0.8%
2011 4.62 1546th 1597 3.2%
2012 9.38 1458th 1599 8.8%
2013 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
2014 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
2015 12.44 1274th 1474 13.6%
2016 9.76 1373rd 1554 11.6%
2017 11.71 1337th 1547 13.6%
2018 10.25 1355th 1530 11.4%
2019 12.75 1325th 1544 14.2%
2021 15.50 1186th 1433 17.2%

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

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by a parent
Friday, October 20, 2017

Open Quote This school year is starting out good and the teachers are very attentive to the students. I have observed as a participant teachers teaching life skills and ways for students to assist each other to work as a team. More active play in gym and the mobile classroom where Science and Music is held appears innovative for students to learn. The teachers are dedicated to teaching students and not leaving any student behind. I as a parent would encourage this to continue. Close Quote


by a parent
Saturday, September 17, 2011

Open Quote I have two daughters at the Philadelphia Montessori Charter School. We have had a great experience there.

The school's philosophy emphasizes allowing the child's curiosity guide their education. We have noticed that the teachers pay attention to each child as an individual, his or her learning style and personality, as well as academic skills. Teachers brought in special materials just for our one daughter when she had exhausted the kindergarten work.

The school has been through some difficult transitions over the past couple of years, part of which included trying to figure out how to fulfill their philosophy in an atmosphere of pressure to increase test scores. You have to look past the facilities, to some extent. However, I have two daughters who are truly excited about learning. I can see it in their play. They are happy to go to school and seem to have a real connection with their teachers and other staff. I feel like my kids benefit so much from their interactions with their teachers, as both educators and role models. Close Quote


Facebook Profile Picture by a parent on FaceBook
Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Open Quote If you know anything about the Montessori educational system, then you know that this school is a multi-aged class room setting. with emphasis on individualistic learning. Close Quote



Enrollment information for Philadelphia Montessori Charter School

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
2005 7 130 0 2 0 n/a n/a 0 139
2006 6 158 1 3 1 n/a n/a 0 169
2007 3 131 0 2 0 n/a n/a 0 136
2008 1 148 1 2 n/a n/a n/a 10 162
2009 4 148 0 2 0 n/a n/a 8 162
2010 3 147 0 3 0 n/a n/a 4 157
2011 0 143 0 2 0 0 0 0 145
2012 5 199 0 2 1 0 2 0 209
2013 5 159 0 1 1 0 3 0 169
2014 6 166 0 1 1 0 4 0 178
2015 3 167 3 2 2 0 6 0 183
2016 3 163 1 1 0 0 4 0 172
2017 4 156 3 1 1 0 4 0 169
2018 4 163 2 7 1 2 5 0 184
2019 4 155 5 5 1 2 7 0 179
2020 2 171 4 8 2 1 10 0 198
2021 3 170 1 8 0 0 8 0 190

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 Philadelphia Montessori Charter School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2005 139 7.0 19.9 0
2006 169 6.0 28.2 77.5
2007 136 11.0 12.4 97.8
2008 162 14.0 11.6 104.6
2009 162 13.0 12.5 96.8
2010 157 11.0 14.2 67.3
2011 145 16.1 9.0 77.9
2012 209 15.6 13.3 58.4
2013 169 12.8 13.2 69.2
2014 178 14.2 12.5 79.8
2015 183 15.0 12.2 79.8
2016 172 13.0 13.2 n/a
2017 169 10.0 16.9 n/a
2018 184 8.1 22.7 n/a
2019 179 10.6 16.8 98.3
2020 198 13.0 15.2 n/a
2021 190 26.0 7.3 98.4

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Students eligible for discounted/free lunch
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Student/Teacher Ratio Philadelphia Montessori Charter School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2005 139 7.0 19.9 0
2006 169 6.0 28.2 77.5
2007 136 11.0 12.4 97.8
2008 162 14.0 11.6 104.6
2009 162 13.0 12.5 96.8
2010 157 11.0 14.2 67.3
2011 145 16.1 9.0 77.9
2012 209 15.6 13.3 58.4
2013 169 12.8 13.2 69.2
2014 178 14.2 12.5 79.8
2015 183 15.0 12.2 79.8
2016 172 13.0 13.2 n/a
2017 169 10.0 16.9 n/a
2018 184 8.1 22.7 n/a
2019 179 10.6 16.8 98.3
2020 198 13.0 15.2 n/a
2021 190 26.0 7.3 98.4

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.
Finances

Per Pupil Expenditures for Philadelphia Montessori Charter School

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2019 $1,192 (8.7%) $12,555 (91.3%) $13,747
2020 $1,089 (6.4%) $15,879 (93.6%) $16,968

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

Impact of COVID-19 on Philadelphia Montessori 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
Pandemic (2020-2021)
Change (%)
Ranks 1325th of 1544 Elementary schoolsRanks 1186th of 1433 Elementary schools
 3.1%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Pandemic (2020-2021)
Change (%)
3rd Grade Math (Philadelphia Montessori Charter School)20.713
 7.7%
   3rd Grade Math (Pennsylvania)5647.3
 8.7%
3rd Grade English Language Arts (Philadelphia Montessori Charter School)34.527.3
 7.2%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts (Pennsylvania)61.958.3
 3.6%
4th Grade Math (Philadelphia Montessori Charter School)284.5
 23.5%
   4th Grade Math (Pennsylvania)46.235.5
 10.7%
4th Grade Science (Philadelphia Montessori Charter School)6068.1
 8.1%
   4th Grade Science (Pennsylvania)77.875.8
 2%
4th Grade English Language Arts (Philadelphia Montessori Charter School)4426.1
 17.9%
   4th Grade English Language Arts (Pennsylvania)63.656.6
 7%
All Grades Math (Philadelphia Montessori Charter School)18.38.9
 9.4%
All Grades Science (Philadelphia Montessori Charter School)6068.1
 8.1%
All Grades English Language Arts (Philadelphia Montessori Charter School)35.526.6
 8.9%

Student Body

Number of students
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Number of students
Pandemic (2020-2021)
Change (%)
Total Students179190
 6.1%
African American155170
 9.7%
American Indian10
 100%
Asian51
 80%
Hispanic58
 60%
Pacific Islander20
 100%
Two or More Races78
 14.3%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients98.3%98.4%
 0.1%




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