Vision Academy Charter School

Summary:

Vision Academy Charter School is an elementary school located in East Lansdowne, Pennsylvania, serving grades PK-8 with a total enrollment of 499 students. The school has a predominantly African American student population, with over 94% of students identifying as African American in the 2022-2023 school year.

While Vision Academy Charter School's overall performance is lower than the state averages, the school has some unique characteristics. It has a significantly higher percentage of African American students compared to nearby schools, which range from 50% to 94% African American. The school's African American students perform relatively well, ranking 108 out of 437 Pennsylvania elementary schools with a 4-star rating from SchoolDigger. However, the school's proficiency rates on the PSSA tests are generally lower than the state averages and the nearby schools, such as Anderson Add B School and Stonehurst Hills Elementary School.

The high percentage of students from low-socioeconomic backgrounds at Vision Academy Charter School, with 99.3% of students qualifying for free or reduced-price lunch, likely contributes to the school's lower overall academic performance. However, the school's strong performance for its African American student subgroup and its low dropout rate of 0% suggest that there are areas of strength that can be built upon to improve the educational outcomes for all students. By identifying and replicating the strategies that are working for the African American subgroup, the school may be able to raise the academic achievement of all its students.


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Public, Charter PK, KG-8

 716 Emerson Avenue East
       Lansdowne, PA  19050


(484) 466-2124

District: Vision Academy Charter School

SchoolDigger Rank:
1147th of 1,534 Pennsylvania Elementary Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $16,059 Help


Student/teacher ratio:  12.4 Help
Number of students:  499

Racial breakdown:

African American:
94.8%
Hispanic:
2.4%
Two or more races:
1.8%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  99.3% Help


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Performance Trends
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Compare Details Vision Academy Charter School ranks worse than 74.8% of elementary schools in Pennsylvania. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 27.68. (See more...)
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Compare Details Vision Academy Charter School ranks worse than 60.2% of middle schools in Pennsylvania. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 41.95. (See more...)
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The high school dropout rate measures the percentage of students who do not complete their high school education.
Student Body
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Compare Details Racial makeup is: African American (94.8%), Hispanic (2.4%), two or more races (1.8%). (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Vision Academy Charter School is 12.4. (See more...)
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Compare Vision Academy Charter School employs 40 full-time teachers.
Finance
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Vision Academy Charter School is $16,059.
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

Vision Academy Charter School:

SchoolDigger ranks Vision Academy Charter School 1147th of 1534 Pennsylvania public elementary schools. (See Vision Academy Charter School in the ranking list.)

Elementary School Test Score Ratings by Student Subgroup:


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African American students:

SchoolDigger ranks Vision Academy Charter School 538th of 893 Pennsylvania public middle schools. (See Vision Academy Charter School in the ranking list.)

Middle School Test Score Ratings by Student Subgroup:


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Vision Academy Charter School:

SchoolDigger ranks Vision Academy Charter School 457th of 606 Pennsylvania school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Vision Academy Charter School

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Rank History for all elementary school students at Vision Academy Charter School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools PA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 16.19 1278th 1530 16.5%
2019 25.36 1199th 1544 22.3%
2021 12.68 1222nd 1433 14.7%
2022 11.06 1322nd 1534 13.8%
2023 27.68 1147th 1534 25.2%
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Rank History for elementary school Low Socio Economic Status students at Vision Academy Charter School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools PA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2023 41.14 908th 1414 35.8%
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Rank History for elementary school African American students at Vision Academy Charter School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools PA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2023 65.29 108th 437 75.3%
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Data source: test scores: Pennsylvania Dept of Education, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

Rank History for Vision Academy Charter School

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Rank History for all middle school students at Vision Academy Charter School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools PA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2019 25.86 648th 891 27.3%
2021 20.95 617th 797 22.6%
2022 28.79 616th 883 30.2%
2023 41.95 538th 893 39.8%
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Rank History for middle school Low Socio Economic Status students at Vision Academy Charter School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools PA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2023 58.37 328th 874 62.5%
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Rank History for middle school African American students at Vision Academy Charter School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools PA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2023 75.49 63rd 421 85.0%
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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.

Vision Academy Charter School Test Scores
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Enrollment information for Vision Academy Charter School

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
2016 4 182 4 8 0 0 0 0 198
2017 8 218 4 7 0 0 0 0 237
2018 8 251 4 8 0 0 1 0 272
2019 17 288 3 8 0 0 3 0 319
2020 19 339 3 8 0 0 5 0 374
2021 17 338 5 6 0 0 7 0 373
2022 2 406 4 7 1 0 6 0 426
2023 2 473 2 12 1 0 9 0 499

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 Vision Academy Charter School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2016 198 15.0 13.2 86.9
2017 237 15.0 15.8 91.1
2018 272 22.0 12.3 79.8
2019 319 24.0 13.2 61.1
2020 374 31.0 12.0 99.5
2021 373 28.0 13.3 99.2
2022 426 33.0 12.9 99.3
2023 499 40.0 12.4 n/a

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 Vision Academy Charter School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2016 198 15.0 13.2 86.9
2017 237 15.0 15.8 91.1
2018 272 22.0 12.3 79.8
2019 319 24.0 13.2 61.1
2020 374 31.0 12.0 99.5
2021 373 28.0 13.3 99.2
2022 426 33.0 12.9 99.3
2023 499 40.0 12.4 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.
Finances

Per Pupil Expenditures for Vision Academy Charter School

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2019 $600 (4.5%) $12,873 (95.5%) $13,473
2020 $789 (5.9%) $12,490 (94.1%) $13,278
2021 $1,131 (9.7%) $10,480 (90.3%) $11,612
2022 $1,875 (11.7%) $14,184 (88.3%) $16,059

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

Impact of COVID-19 on Vision Academy Charter School

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Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Ranks 1199th of 1544 Elementary schoolsRanks 1147th of 1534 Elementary schools
 2.9%
Ranks 648th of 891 Middle schoolsRanks 538th of 893 Middle schools
 12.5%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
3rd Grade Math (Vision Academy Charter School)41.526.6
 14.9%
   3rd Grade Math (Pennsylvania)5651.7
 4.3%
3rd Grade English Language Arts (Vision Academy Charter School)48.850
 1.2%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts (Pennsylvania)61.954
 7.9%
4th Grade Math (Vision Academy Charter School)28.231.8
 3.6%
   4th Grade Math (Pennsylvania)46.246.5
 0.3%
4th Grade Science (Vision Academy Charter School)64.165.9
 1.8%
   4th Grade Science (Pennsylvania)77.874.1
 3.7%
4th Grade English Language Arts (Vision Academy Charter School)56.538.6
 17.9%
   4th Grade English Language Arts (Pennsylvania)63.651.8
 11.8%
5th Grade Math (Vision Academy Charter School)256.7
 18.3%
   5th Grade Math (Pennsylvania)4342.7
 0.3%
5th Grade English Language Arts (Vision Academy Charter School)5022.2
 27.8%
   5th Grade English Language Arts (Pennsylvania)58.553.6
 4.9%
6th Grade Math (Vision Academy Charter School)6.54.9
 1.6%
   6th Grade Math (Pennsylvania)3936.4
 2.6%
6th Grade English Language Arts (Vision Academy Charter School)38.763.4
 24.7%
   6th Grade English Language Arts (Pennsylvania)6355.6
 7.4%
7th Grade Math (Vision Academy Charter School)8.626.1
 17.5%
   7th Grade Math (Pennsylvania)38.233.2
 5%
7th Grade English Language Arts (Vision Academy Charter School)62.841.3
 21.5%
   7th Grade English Language Arts (Pennsylvania)60.554.5
 6%
All Grades Math (Vision Academy Charter School)23.120.9
 2.2%
   All Grades Math (Pennsylvania)42.439.3
 3.1%
All Grades Science (Vision Academy Charter School)64.148.8
 15.3%
   All Grades Science (Pennsylvania)6865.6
 2.4%
All Grades English Language Arts (Vision Academy Charter School)51.643.9
 7.7%
   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 Students319499
 56.4%
African American288473
 64.2%
American Indian01
Asian32
 33.3%
Hispanic812
 50%
Pacific Islander00
White172
 88.2%
Two or More Races39
 200%


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Vision Academy Charter School ranks 1147th of 1534 Pennsylvania elementary schools. SchoolDigger rates this school 1 star out of 5.

In the 2022-23 school year, 499 students attended Vision Academy Charter School.

Students at Vision Academy Charter School are 95% African American, 2% Hispanic, 2% Two or more races.


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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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