Henry Charles W School

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Henry Charles W School is an elementary school in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, serving 489 students in grades K-8 and part of the Philadelphia City School District. This diverse school has shown strong academic performance, particularly in math, science, and English language arts, outpacing both the district and state averages.

Henry Charles W School stands out for its diverse student population, with 35.79% White, 48.47% African American, and smaller percentages of other racial groups. The school has performed exceptionally well on state assessments, with proficiency rates of 48.1% in math, 77.9% in science, and 67.8% in English language arts - significantly higher than the district and state averages. The school's academic success is especially notable among specific student subgroups, with the school ranking 69th out of 437 Pennsylvania elementary schools for African American students and 30th out of 1,236 for White students.

Despite the school's strong performance, it faces challenges related to socioeconomic status, with a 100% free and reduced-price lunch rate. However, Henry Charles W School has shown a trend of improvement over time, moving from a 1-star rating to a 3-star rating in recent years. When compared to nearby schools like Cook-Wissahickon School, Day Anna B School, and Lingelbach Anna L School, Henry Charles W School consistently outperforms its peers in academic measures, making it a standout institution within the Philadelphia City School District.


Detail:

Public K-8

 601 Carpenter Ln
       Philadelphia, PA  19119-3405


(215) 400-3480

District: Philadelphia City School District

SchoolDigger Rank:
515th of 1,534 Pennsylvania Elementary Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $18,285 Help


Students who attend Henry Charles W School usually attend:

High:    Roxborough High School

Student/teacher ratio:  14.6 Help
Number of students:  489

Racial breakdown:

African American:
48.5%
White:
35.8%
Two or more races:
8.6%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  100% Help


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Compare Details Henry Charles W School ranks better than 66.4% of elementary schools in Pennsylvania. It also ranks 9th among 147 ranked elementary schools in the Philadelphia City School District. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 69.09. (See more...)
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Compare Details Henry Charles W School ranks better than 77.3% of middle schools in Pennsylvania. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 74.55. (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 (48.5%), White (35.8%), two or more races (8.6%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 100% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Henry Charles W School is 14.6. 111 elementary schools in the Philadelphia City School District have better student/teacher ratios. (See more...)
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Henry Charles W School is $18,285. 116 elementary schools in the Philadelphia City School District spend more per student.
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

Henry Charles W School:

SchoolDigger ranks Henry Charles W School 515th of 1534 Pennsylvania public elementary schools. (See Henry Charles W School in the ranking list.)

Elementary School Test Score Ratings by Student Subgroup:


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SchoolDigger ranks Henry Charles W School 203rd of 893 Pennsylvania public middle schools. (See Henry Charles W School in the ranking list.)

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Philadelphia City School District:

SchoolDigger ranks Philadelphia City School District 494th of 606 Pennsylvania school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Henry Charles W School

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Rank History for all elementary school students at Henry Charles W School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools PA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2003 14.45 1125th 1302 13.6%
2004 35.05 960th 1308 26.6%
2005 41.66 919th 1299 29.3%
2006 36.61 1194th 1545 22.7%
2007 31.54 1241st 1555 20.2%
2008 44.03 1092nd 1551 29.6%
2009 36.28 1203rd 1549 22.3%
2010 54.59 920th 1579 41.7%
2011 45.84 1105th 1597 30.8%
2012 37.36 1218th 1599 23.8%
2013 18.10 1294th 1519 14.8%
2014 23.07 1215th 1467 17.2%
2015 21.16 1177th 1474 20.1%
2016 22.64 1235th 1554 20.5%
2017 25.69 1203rd 1547 22.2%
2018 36.65 1097th 1530 28.3%
2019 50.54 916th 1544 40.7%
2021 36.71 1008th 1433 29.7%
2022 64.78 597th 1534 61.1%
2023 69.09 515th 1534 66.4%
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Rank History for elementary school Low Socio Economic Status students at Henry Charles W School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools PA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2023 32.69 1030th 1414 27.2%
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Rank History for elementary school African American students at Henry Charles W School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools PA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2023 75.39 69th 437 84.2%
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Rank History for elementary school White students at Henry Charles W School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools PA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2023 92.41 30th 1236 97.6%
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Data source: test scores: Pennsylvania Dept of Education, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

Rank History for Henry Charles W School

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Rank History for all middle school students at Henry Charles W School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools PA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2003 70.91 201st 643 68.7%
2004 52.22 394th 663 40.6%
2005 66.71 258th 687 62.4%
2006 53.35 421st 736 42.8%
2007 49.07 468th 749 37.5%
2008 48.60 471st 753 37.5%
2009 45.02 531st 770 31.0%
2010 60.54 374th 805 53.5%
2011 54.04 471st 825 42.9%
2012 65.94 334th 834 60.0%
2013 29.94 585th 758 22.8%
2014 33.95 542nd 728 25.5%
2015 26.37 619th 835 25.9%
2016 19.96 674th 870 22.5%
2017 23.62 652nd 877 25.7%
2018 15.23 712th 861 17.3%
2019 18.61 694th 891 22.1%
2022 48.69 482nd 883 45.4%
2023 74.55 203rd 893 77.3%
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Rank History for middle school Low Socio Economic Status students at Henry Charles W School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools PA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2023 62.10 295th 874 66.2%
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Rank History for middle school African American students at Henry Charles W School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools PA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2023 86.92 32nd 421 92.4%
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Rank History for middle school White students at Henry Charles W School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools PA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2023 96.95 14th 681 97.9%
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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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Enrollment information for Henry Charles W School

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1988 259 382 6 10 0 n/a n/a 0 657
1989 272 384 5 9 0 n/a n/a 0 670
1990 279 389 8 6 2 n/a n/a 0 684
1991 276 414 9 13 2 n/a n/a 0 714
1992 266 442 8 13 5 n/a n/a 0 734
1993 278 466 10 20 4 n/a n/a 0 778
1994 275 506 8 18 4 n/a n/a 0 811
1995 247 501 3 11 3 n/a n/a 0 765
1996 247 501 3 11 3 n/a n/a 0 765
1997 238 504 3 13 4 n/a n/a 0 762
1998 223 527 2 15 2 n/a n/a 0 769
1999 197 567 2 15 3 n/a n/a 0 784
2000 160 574 2 12 5 n/a n/a 0 753
2001 141 579 1 11 4 n/a n/a 0 736
2002 96 545 5 6 5 n/a n/a 0 657
2003 96 545 5 6 5 n/a n/a 0 657
2004 79 458 6 7 4 n/a n/a 0 554
2005 54 464 6 6 2 n/a n/a 0 532
2006 59 488 4 4 1 n/a n/a 0 556
2007 51 459 5 8 1 n/a n/a 0 524
2008 57 412 2 12 0 n/a n/a 16 499
2009 55 412 3 12 0 n/a n/a 17 499
2010 75 392 4 13 0 n/a n/a 17 501
2011 68 341 3 9 0 0 17 0 438
2012 59 335 3 8 0 0 23 0 428
2013 51 303 5 11 0 0 36 0 406
2014 50 355 7 14 0 0 45 0 471
2015 51 351 2 16 0 0 56 0 476
2016 55 358 4 15 1 0 67 0 500
2017 62 333 2 13 1 0 66 0 477
2018 74 325 3 11 1 0 66 0 480
2019 117 332 2 20 0 1 39 0 511
2020 141 314 6 22 1 1 35 0 520
2021 149 278 6 19 2 2 33 0 489
2022 159 255 6 15 5 1 37 0 478
2023 175 237 10 21 4 0 42 0 489

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 Henry Charles W School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 657 38.0 17.2 n/a
1989 670 38.0 17.6 n/a
1990 684 42.0 16.2 0
1991 714 42.0 17.0 n/a
1992 734 43.0 17.0 n/a
1993 778 42.0 18.5 n/a
1994 811 44.0 18.4 n/a
1995 765 44.0 17.4 n/a
1996 765 44.0 17.4 n/a
1997 762 41.0 18.6 n/a
1998 769 41.0 18.8 n/a
1999 784 41.0 19.1 n/a
2000 753 41.0 18.4 23.9
2001 736 41.5 17.7 23.4
2002 657 34.0 19.3 29.4
2003 657 34.0 19.3 29.4
2004 554 36.6 15.1 36.6
2005 532 32.7 16.3 36.3
2006 556 32.7 17.0 44.1
2007 524 33.8 15.5 38.7
2008 499 32.8 15.2 35.8
2009 499 31.5 15.8 37.8
2010 501 32.7 15.2 44.4
2011 438 32.7 13.3 40
2012 428 27.7 15.4 41.8
2013 406 30.2 13.4 52.7
2014 471 29.4 16.0 56.7
2015 476 28.0 17.0 52.5
2016 500 30.0 16.6 100
2017 477 32.6 14.5 100
2018 480 31.3 15.3 99.8
2019 511 27.3 18.7 100
2020 520 30.1 17.2 100
2021 489 33.1 14.7 99.4
2022 478 33.9 14.0 99.4
2023 489 33.3 14.6 100

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 Henry Charles W School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 657 38.0 17.2 n/a
1989 670 38.0 17.6 n/a
1990 684 42.0 16.2 0
1991 714 42.0 17.0 n/a
1992 734 43.0 17.0 n/a
1993 778 42.0 18.5 n/a
1994 811 44.0 18.4 n/a
1995 765 44.0 17.4 n/a
1996 765 44.0 17.4 n/a
1997 762 41.0 18.6 n/a
1998 769 41.0 18.8 n/a
1999 784 41.0 19.1 n/a
2000 753 41.0 18.4 23.9
2001 736 41.5 17.7 23.4
2002 657 34.0 19.3 29.4
2003 657 34.0 19.3 29.4
2004 554 36.6 15.1 36.6
2005 532 32.7 16.3 36.3
2006 556 32.7 17.0 44.1
2007 524 33.8 15.5 38.7
2008 499 32.8 15.2 35.8
2009 499 31.5 15.8 37.8
2010 501 32.7 15.2 44.4
2011 438 32.7 13.3 40
2012 428 27.7 15.4 41.8
2013 406 30.2 13.4 52.7
2014 471 29.4 16.0 56.7
2015 476 28.0 17.0 52.5
2016 500 30.0 16.6 100
2017 477 32.6 14.5 100
2018 480 31.3 15.3 99.8
2019 511 27.3 18.7 100
2020 520 30.1 17.2 100
2021 489 33.1 14.7 99.4
2022 478 33.9 14.0 99.4
2023 489 33.3 14.6 100

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 Henry Charles W School

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2019 $1,278 (10.6%) $10,806 (89.4%) $12,083
2020 $1,439 (10.6%) $12,076 (89.4%) $13,514
2021 $3,466 (22.9%) $11,670 (77.1%) $15,136
2022 $8,345 (45.6%) $9,940 (54.4%) $18,285

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

Impact of COVID-19 on Henry Charles W School

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Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Ranks 916th of 1544 Elementary schoolsRanks 515th of 1534 Elementary schools
 25.8%
Ranks 694th of 891 Middle schoolsRanks 203rd of 893 Middle schools
 55.2%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
3rd Grade Math (Henry Charles W School)6863.4
 4.6%
   3rd Grade Math (Pennsylvania)5651.7
 4.3%
3rd Grade English Language Arts (Henry Charles W School)7071.2
 1.2%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts (Pennsylvania)61.954
 7.9%
4th Grade Math (Henry Charles W School)51.567.9
 16.4%
   4th Grade Math (Pennsylvania)46.246.5
 0.3%
4th Grade Science (Henry Charles W School)73.588.4
 14.9%
   4th Grade Science (Pennsylvania)77.874.1
 3.7%
4th Grade English Language Arts (Henry Charles W School)69.179.2
 10.1%
   4th Grade English Language Arts (Pennsylvania)63.651.8
 11.8%
5th Grade Math (Henry Charles W School)36.524.3
 12.2%
   5th Grade Math (Pennsylvania)4342.7
 0.3%
5th Grade English Language Arts (Henry Charles W School)59.635.1
 24.5%
   5th Grade English Language Arts (Pennsylvania)58.553.6
 4.9%
6th Grade Math (Henry Charles W School)19.242.2
 23%
   6th Grade Math (Pennsylvania)3936.4
 2.6%
6th Grade English Language Arts (Henry Charles W School)5166.7
 15.7%
   6th Grade English Language Arts (Pennsylvania)6355.6
 7.4%
7th Grade Math (Henry Charles W School)4.551.3
 46.8%
   7th Grade Math (Pennsylvania)38.233.2
 5%
7th Grade English Language Arts (Henry Charles W School)43.283.7
 40.5%
   7th Grade English Language Arts (Pennsylvania)60.554.5
 6%
8th Grade Math (Henry Charles W School)7.520.6
 13.1%
   8th Grade Math (Pennsylvania)32.226
 6.2%
8th Grade Science (Henry Charles W School)2561.7
 36.7%
   8th Grade Science (Pennsylvania)58.257
 1.2%
8th Grade English Language Arts (Henry Charles W School)27.563.9
 36.4%
   8th Grade English Language Arts (Pennsylvania)57.952.8
 5.1%
All Grades Math (Henry Charles W School)33.648.1
 14.5%
   All Grades Math (Pennsylvania)42.439.3
 3.1%
All Grades Science (Henry Charles W School)55.577.9
 22.4%
   All Grades Science (Pennsylvania)6865.6
 2.4%
All Grades English Language Arts (Henry Charles W School)55.467.8
 12.4%
   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 Students511489
 4.3%
African American332237
 28.6%
American Indian04
Asian210
 400%
Hispanic2021
 5%
Pacific Islander10
 100%
White117175
 49.6%
Two or More Races3942
 7.7%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients100%100%


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Henry Charles W School ranks 515th of 1534 Pennsylvania elementary schools. SchoolDigger rates this school 3 stars out of 5.

Students who attend Henry Charles W School usually go on to attend:

High : Roxborough High School

In the 2022-23 school year, 489 students attended Henry Charles W School.

Students at Henry Charles W School are 48% African American, 36% White, 9% Two or more races, 4% Hispanic, 2% Asian.


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