Arts Academy Elementary Charter School

Public, Charter K-5

 601 W Union Street
       Allentown, PA  18101


(610) 841-4560

District: Arts Academy Elementary Charter School

SchoolDigger Rank:
1317th of 1,534 Pennsylvania Elementary Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $1,345 Help


Student/teacher ratio:  11.5 Help
Number of students:  414

Racial breakdown:

Hispanic:
59.9%
African American:
22.7%
White:
10.6%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  75.6% Help


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Compare Details Arts Academy Elementary Charter School ranks worse than 85.9% of elementary schools in Pennsylvania. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 12.09. (See more...)
Student Body
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Compare Details Racial makeup is: Hispanic (59.9%), African American (22.7%), White (10.6%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 75.6% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Arts Academy Elementary Charter School is 11.5. (See more...)
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Arts Academy Elementary Charter School is $1,345.
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

Arts Academy Elementary Charter School:

SchoolDigger ranks Arts Academy Elementary Charter School 1317th of 1534 Pennsylvania public elementary schools. (See Arts Academy Elementary Charter School in the ranking list.)

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Arts Academy Elementary Charter School:

SchoolDigger ranks Arts Academy Elementary Charter School 545th of 606 Pennsylvania school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Arts Academy Elementary Charter School

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Rank History for all students at Arts Academy Elementary Charter School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools PA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 12.42 1321st 1530 13.7%
2019 7.83 1396th 1544 9.6%
2021 16.22 1181st 1433 17.6%
2022 9.07 1369th 1534 10.8%
2023 12.09 1317th 1534 14.1%
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Rank History for English Language Learner students at Arts Academy Elementary Charter School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools PA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2023 47.83 84th 196 57.1%
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Rank History for Low Socio Economic Status students at Arts Academy Elementary Charter School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools PA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2023 15.88 1222nd 1414 13.6%
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Rank History for Disabled students at Arts Academy Elementary Charter School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools PA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2023 24.44 823rd 1043 21.1%
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Rank History for African American students at Arts Academy Elementary Charter School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools PA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2023 38.69 255th 437 41.6%
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Rank History for Hispanic students at Arts Academy Elementary Charter School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools PA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2023 33.11 303rd 432 29.9%
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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
Thursday, March 21, 2019

Open Quote Awful experience. We Decided to send my son here. We live near Allentown/Bethlehem boarder Ms. McCollum has no business being around children. Her attitude and experience with staff is unprofessional. Please reconsider your choice in choosing a place like this. Close Quote



Enrollment information for Arts Academy Elementary Charter School

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
2016 55 80 0 241 0 0 0 0 376
2017 58 81 0 258 2 0 9 0 408
2018 64 82 2 244 6 0 12 0 410
2019 75 87 2 247 0 0 12 0 423
2020 46 102 0 266 0 0 11 0 425
2021 40 101 0 276 0 0 15 0 432
2022 41 88 1 264 0 0 16 0 410
2023 44 94 3 248 0 0 25 0 414

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 Elementary Charter School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2016 376 23.0 16.3 99.2
2017 408 25.0 16.3 n/a
2018 410 25.0 16.4 99.3
2019 423 33.0 12.8 80.1
2020 425 32.0 13.2 75.5
2021 432 29.0 14.8 75.5
2022 410 40.0 10.2 81.7
2023 414 36.0 11.5 75.6

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 Elementary Charter School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2016 376 23.0 16.3 99.2
2017 408 25.0 16.3 n/a
2018 410 25.0 16.4 99.3
2019 423 33.0 12.8 80.1
2020 425 32.0 13.2 75.5
2021 432 29.0 14.8 75.5
2022 410 40.0 10.2 81.7
2023 414 36.0 11.5 75.6

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 Elementary Charter School

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2019 $843 (6.2%) $12,813 (93.8%) $13,656
2020 $03 (100.0%) $00 (0.0%) $03
2021 $559 (59.8%) $376 (40.2%) $935
2022 $1,345 (100.0%) $00 (0.0%) $1,345

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

Impact of COVID-19 on Arts Academy Elementary Charter School

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Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Ranks 1396th of 1544 Elementary schoolsRanks 1317th of 1534 Elementary schools
 4.6%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
3rd Grade Math (Arts Academy Elementary Charter School)20.218.9
 1.3%
   3rd Grade Math (Pennsylvania)5651.7
 4.3%
3rd Grade English Language Arts (Arts Academy Elementary Charter School)33.838
 4.2%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts (Pennsylvania)61.954
 7.9%
4th Grade Math (Arts Academy Elementary Charter School)16.713.5
 3.2%
   4th Grade Math (Pennsylvania)46.246.5
 0.3%
4th Grade Science (Arts Academy Elementary Charter School)43.144.6
 1.5%
   4th Grade Science (Pennsylvania)77.874.1
 3.7%
4th Grade English Language Arts (Arts Academy Elementary Charter School)3821.6
 16.4%
   4th Grade English Language Arts (Pennsylvania)63.651.8
 11.8%
5th Grade Math (Arts Academy Elementary Charter School)7.714.3
 6.6%
   5th Grade Math (Pennsylvania)4342.7
 0.3%
5th Grade English Language Arts (Arts Academy Elementary Charter School)26.929.1
 2.2%
   5th Grade English Language Arts (Pennsylvania)58.553.6
 4.9%
All Grades Math (Arts Academy Elementary Charter School)15.515.4
 0.1%
   All Grades Math (Pennsylvania)42.439.3
 3.1%
All Grades Science (Arts Academy Elementary Charter School)43.144.6
 1.5%
   All Grades Science (Pennsylvania)6865.6
 2.4%
All Grades English Language Arts (Arts Academy Elementary Charter School)33.528.8
 4.7%
   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 Students423414
 2.1%
African American8794
 8%
American Indian00
Asian23
 50%
Hispanic247248
 0.4%
Pacific Islander00
White7544
 41.3%
Two or More Races1225
 108.3%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients80.1%75.6%
 4.5%


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Arts Academy Elementary Charter School ranks in the bottom 14.1% of Pennsylvania elementary schools.

Students at Arts Academy Elementary Charter School are 60% Hispanic, 23% African American, 11% White, 6% Two or more races.

In the 2022-23 school year, 414 students attended Arts Academy Elementary Charter School.


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