Arts Academy Charter School

Public, Charter 5-8

 1610 East Emmaus Avenue
       Allentown, PA  18103


(610) 351-0234

District: Arts Academy Charter School

SchoolDigger Rank:
637th of 893 Pennsylvania Middle Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $1,082 Help


Student/teacher ratio:  10.7 Help
Number of students:  312

Racial breakdown:

Hispanic:
45.2%
White:
29.5%
African American:
14.7%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  57.1% Help


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Compare Details Arts Academy Charter School ranks worse than 71.3% of middle schools in Pennsylvania. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 27.1. (See more...)
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Student Body
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Compare Details Student population at Arts Academy Charter School is diverse. Racial makeup is: Hispanic (45.2%), White (29.5%), African American (14.7%). (See more...)
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Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Arts Academy Charter School is 10.7. (See more...)
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Arts Academy Charter School is $1,082.
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

Arts Academy Charter School:

SchoolDigger ranks Arts Academy Charter School 637th of 893 Pennsylvania public middle schools. (See Arts Academy Charter School in the ranking list.)

Middle School Test Score Ratings by Student Subgroup:


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Arts Academy Charter School:

SchoolDigger ranks Arts Academy Charter School 472nd of 606 Pennsylvania school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Arts Academy Charter School

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Rank History for all students at Arts Academy Charter School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools PA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2015 39.35 536th 835 35.8%
2016 51.19 470th 870 46.0%
2017 55.10 420th 877 52.1%
2018 48.71 485th 861 43.7%
2019 48.63 499th 891 44.0%
2021 35.81 533rd 797 33.1%
2022 35.89 579th 883 34.4%
2023 27.10 637th 893 28.7%
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Rank History for Low Socio Economic Status students at Arts Academy Charter School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools PA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2023 37.08 564th 874 35.5%
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Rank History for Disabled students at Arts Academy Charter School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools PA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2023 54.64 232nd 660 64.8%
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Rank History for African American students at Arts Academy Charter School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools PA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2023 33.61 274th 421 34.9%
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Rank History for Hispanic students at Arts Academy Charter School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools PA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2023 38.55 217th 362 40.1%
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Rank History for White students at Arts Academy Charter School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools PA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2023 32.31 483rd 681 29.1%
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Data source: test scores: Pennsylvania Dept 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.

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by a parent
Friday, April 28, 2017

Open Quote My child loves this school. She is getting a better education than she was at public school and has her art everyday. Close Quote


by a parent
Monday, February 13, 2017

Open Quote Children would be better off at a normal public school than at this school! Close Quote


by a parent
Monday, February 13, 2017

Open Quote Teachers and staff have proven that they do not have students best interest in mind. This will be the last year my child is there. Close Quote



Enrollment information for Arts Academy Charter School

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
2013 224 41 9 76 1 0 18 0 369
2014 232 38 4 87 1 0 20 0 382
2015 216 39 5 72 2 0 39 0 373
2016 210 0 3 87 40 0 55 0 395
2017 209 43 2 74 2 0 51 0 381
2018 176 51 4 83 4 0 45 0 363
2019 149 49 3 105 4 0 48 0 358
2020 147 46 3 124 2 0 39 0 361
2021 118 49 3 152 1 0 11 0 334
2022 102 60 5 154 1 0 19 0 341
2023 92 46 3 141 1 0 29 0 312

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 Arts Academy Charter School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2013 369 27.8 13.2 32.8
2014 382 26.2 14.5 34
2015 373 28.0 13.3 34
2016 395 32.0 12.3 40.3
2017 381 31.0 12.2 n/a
2018 363 31.0 11.7 46
2019 358 31.0 11.5 49.4
2020 361 33.5 10.7 n/a
2021 334 32.5 10.2 52.4
2022 341 31.5 10.8 52.2
2023 312 29.0 10.7 57.1

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 Arts Academy Charter School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2013 369 27.8 13.2 32.8
2014 382 26.2 14.5 34
2015 373 28.0 13.3 34
2016 395 32.0 12.3 40.3
2017 381 31.0 12.2 n/a
2018 363 31.0 11.7 46
2019 358 31.0 11.5 49.4
2020 361 33.5 10.7 n/a
2021 334 32.5 10.2 52.4
2022 341 31.5 10.8 52.2
2023 312 29.0 10.7 57.1

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 Arts Academy Charter School

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2019 $570 (3.7%) $14,688 (96.3%) $15,258
2020 $04 (100.0%) $00 (0.0%) $04
2021 $343 (55.7%) $273 (44.3%) $616
2022 $1,082 (100.0%) $00 (0.0%) $1,082

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

Impact of COVID-19 on Arts Academy Charter School

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Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Ranks 499th of 891 Middle schoolsRanks 637th of 893 Middle schools
 15.3%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
5th Grade Math (Arts Academy Charter School)12.512.5
   5th Grade Math (Pennsylvania)4342.7
 0.3%
5th Grade English Language Arts (Arts Academy Charter School)56.343.8
 12.5%
   5th Grade English Language Arts (Pennsylvania)58.553.6
 4.9%
6th Grade Math (Arts Academy Charter School)12.38.2
 4.1%
   6th Grade Math (Pennsylvania)3936.4
 2.6%
6th Grade English Language Arts (Arts Academy Charter School)66.740
 26.7%
   6th Grade English Language Arts (Pennsylvania)6355.6
 7.4%
7th Grade Math (Arts Academy Charter School)15.65.9
 9.7%
   7th Grade Math (Pennsylvania)38.233.2
 5%
7th Grade English Language Arts (Arts Academy Charter School)53.240.9
 12.3%
   7th Grade English Language Arts (Pennsylvania)60.554.5
 6%
8th Grade Math (Arts Academy Charter School)19.82.4
 17.4%
   8th Grade Math (Pennsylvania)32.226
 6.2%
8th Grade Science (Arts Academy Charter School)69.145.2
 23.9%
   8th Grade Science (Pennsylvania)58.257
 1.2%
8th Grade English Language Arts (Arts Academy Charter School)76.350.6
 25.7%
   8th Grade English Language Arts (Pennsylvania)57.952.8
 5.1%
All Grades Math (Arts Academy Charter School)15.85.8
 10%
   All Grades Math (Pennsylvania)42.439.3
 3.1%
All Grades Science (Arts Academy Charter School)69.145.2
 23.9%
   All Grades Science (Pennsylvania)6865.6
 2.4%
All Grades English Language Arts (Arts Academy Charter School)63.944
 19.9%
   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 Students358312
 12.8%
African American4946
 6.1%
American Indian41
 75%
Asian33
Hispanic105141
 34.3%
Pacific Islander00
White14992
 38.3%
Two or More Races4829
 39.6%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients49.4%57.1%
 7.6%


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Students at Arts Academy Charter School are 45% Hispanic, 29% White, 15% African American, 9% Two or more races.

In the 2022-23 school year, 312 students attended Arts Academy Charter School.

Arts Academy Charter School ranks 637th of 893 Pennsylvania middle schools. SchoolDigger rates this school 1 star out of 5.


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