Planet Abacus Charter School
Philadelphia, PA 19135
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. See Planet Abacus Charter School's test results to learn more about school performance.
In 2011, Planet Abacus Charter School had 18 students for every full-time equivalent teacher. The Pennsylvania average is 14 students per full-time equivalent teacher.
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Planet Abacus Charter School Reviews
Planet abacus is a good school, like any other school they don't have recess which is good because it keeps the kids mind focus.I have two kids who attend this school k-1.I want my kids to continue to get a good education,so they can be something when they grow up.it's my kids future so I'm going to be there for them even though it can be overwhelming sometimes. it takes a lot of patient but I can do it and so are they.
The school is tough. But my kids are recieving a top notch education. There are many other schools if recess is your priority
I absolutely love this school... It is excellent!!! My children and nieces are going to be geniuses when the graduate.. Thank You Planet Abacus
I have been at this school since the beginning and this year is the worst year we have had. The lower grades are fantastic but once your kids gets into 4th-8th grade get ready for a lot of work. We struggle for our kids to be in any other activities. The testing and homework is excessive to say the least. We have lost another principal which says a lot. This is a man who has been there since the school started as a teacher and is now sadly gone. They pick and choose what parents can be involved in the school, which I do not like! The technology part of the school is not what it should be or what we were promised in the beginning. In my eyes it is more focused on reading and writing then science and math. If it could go back to how it was it would continue to be a great school but there have been too many changes to the staff and NOT for the better!!
In regards to Jocyln's comment, this school is preparing our children for the future. I love this school and everything about it. You have to push kids to do some things in life or they won't be good adults. This type of caring ang educating you can't buy NO WHERE and I am speaking from a personal standpoint. I took my children out of private school where I thought they were learning, due to the cost in tuition, and I was amazed to see all of the things mine and your children can learn if the teachers/schools really care like this one does! Go Planet Abacus!
Fantastic School - you can't buy this type of education in any private/catholic school. They got rid of Mr. Goulding and the new principal is great and always approachable, the staff are so highly educated and nice. I wish we had school like this when I was younger.
I prefere that my kids attending to Planet Abacus Boot Camp, than Jungle Public School,where the kids do not have respect for aduls and classmate , you see fights all the time specially during and after recess, students going without homework, pencils etc .Children going to school to learn, school is business not any social club.
I think kids need to be pushing during their childhood, later will be late, when you got not control .
I have 3 children at Planet and they are happy and I do too.
Again, tests, test, test, work,work,work, project, report, spelling bee and extras will provide successful in live.
My kids attend Planet abacus currently and I agree with Jocyln - it is a stressful enviroment for my 6 and 9 year old. It is great academicly BUT the kids ave no social/leisure time to interact with their classmates, I plan on switching schools this year coming, for my daughter and son. Planet Abacus is loosing tewo bright and intellegant kids!
Well again - kids do need to be kids they have their whole life to be pushed to the max, this is more or less a boot camp for kids, PARENTS this is not high school or college... remember this is elementary school!!!!!! You only get one childhood. There is no social activities here either. Recess, lunch recess etc... NO No NO... TESTS TESTS TESTS WORK WORK WORK PROJECT REPORTS Ect...what if you were the 5-12 year old getting pushed into adult hood way before their time.. NOT FAIR PARENTS. Let the kids be kids.
Children have to be push a lot to be successful in live. Our children are lucky to be in Planet Abacus.
I have two kids on this school, education is excellent but they push the kids a little bit too much....I like quality education like theirs but kids are kids they also need to be kids.
The Absolute Best School Ever....