About This School
Charter schools are public schools, but differ from traditional public schools in that they are independent and are operated by educators, parents, community leaders, educational entrepreneurs, or others. Funding for charter schools is based on designated local or state educational organizations. Those organizations are responsible for monitoring and assessing the quality and effectiveness of education, but permit the schools to operate outside of the traditional public school education system.
Kipp Academy Charter School did not make AYP in 2012. Under No Child Left Behind, a school makes Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP) if it achieves the minimum levels of improvement determined by the state of Pennsylvania in terms of student performance and other accountability measures. See Kipp Academy Charter School's test results to learn more about school performance.
In 2011, Kipp Academy Charter School had 15 students for every full-time equivalent teacher. The Pennsylvania average is 14 students per full-time equivalent teacher. Learn more about Kipp Academy Charter School's students and teachers. more
|School Name distance||TestRating||Community Rating|
|Clymer George School 0.2 miles|
|Stanton M Hall School 0.3 miles|
|Cep/Allegheny School 0.5 miles||n/a|
|Thankful Learning Center 0.6 miles||n/a|
|Hartranft John F School 0.6 miles|
Enrollment (2011)Total: 521
Student Economic Level (2011)In 2011, Kipp Academy Charter School had 83% of students eligible for free or reduced price lunch programs. Pennsylvania had 38% of eligible students for free or reduced price lunch programs. Eligibility for the National School Lunch Program is based on family income levels.
Student Ethnicity (2011)
Kipp Academy Charter School District Spending
In 2011, Kipp Academy Charter School had 15 students for every full-time equivalent teacher. The Pennsylvania average is 14 students per full-time equivalent teacher.Compare to other schools in Kipp Academy Charter School District
About the PSSA
What is it?
The PSSA is an annual test used to measure a student's mastery of the state's grade-level academic standards. The PSSA also evaluated how well school programs enable students to master the standards.
Which Grades and Subjects?
Students are assessed in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math, and in grades 5, 8 and 11 in writing.
How is it Scored?
Students are rated at one of four levels: below basic, basic, proficient and advanced. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.