Philadelphia Charter School Performance Framework – Key Findings

Posted 06.18.2018

In our previous blog post (Philadelphia Charter School Performance Framework – District and Charter Ratings) we presented the score for each public school in Philadelphia based on the Academic portion of the District’s Charter School Performance Framework (Framework) but what does this data tell us? The following are the key findings for this data set.

*Note: Schools may have multiple reports depending on their grade-spans and the grade configuration of the Framework reports (ES, K8, MS and HS). For this analysis we treated each Framework report as a separate school, which is why the follow data points, referencing the number of district and charter schools, is higher than the actual number of school buildings in the City (210 total district schools and 81 total charter schools).  

Key Findings:

  • Of the 317* public schools (district and charter) in Philadelphia, 136 schools (43 percent) fall below a Framework score of 45 percent and would not meet the Charter School Office’s (CSO) Academic standard for renewal.
  • Of the 102 charter schools, 22 schools (22 percent) earned a Framework score below 45 percent and do not meet the Academic standards set by the CSO.
  • Of the 215 district schools, 114 schools (53 percent) earned a Framework score below 45 percent and do not meet the Academic standards set by the CSO.
  • Of the 102 charter schools, 35 schools (34 percent) earned a Framework score above 75 percent and are meeting the Academic standard set by the CSO.
  • Of the 215 district schools, 40 schools (19 percent) earned a Framework score above 75 percent and are meeting the Academic standard set by the CSO.
  • Of the 215 district schools, only 37 schools (17 percent) of neighborhood schools (non-special admit schools) earned a Framework score above 75 percent and are meeting the Academic standard set by the CSO.
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