Discovery Charter School



Discovery Charter School Enrollment, Ranking, and Statistics

Discovery Charter School Students by Grade
PK 0
K 82
1 81
2 82
3 80
4 81
5 79
6 80
7 79
8 77
9 0
10 0
11 0
12 0

Discovery Charter School is a public elementary school located in Philadelphia, PA in the Discovery Charter School District. It enrolls 721 students in grades 1st through 12th. Discovery Charter School is the 178th largest public school in Pennsylvania and the 6,745th largest nationally. It has 20.6 students to every teacher.

Total Students: 721
Pupil/Teacher Ratio: 20.6:1
Full Time Teachers: 35
Enrollment Rank Nationally: 6,745th out of 56,229
Enrollment Rank in Pennsylvania: 178th out of 1,834
Student/Teacher Rank in Pennsylvania: 1,799th out of 1,834
Full Time Teacher Rank in Pennsylvania: 545th out of 1,834

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Discovery Charter School Students by Gender

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  School District
 Female 377
(52%)
377
(52%)
 Male 344
(48%)
344
(48%)

Discovery Charter School Students by Ethnicity

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  School District
 Black 709
(98%)
709
(98%)
 Two or More 6
(1%)
6
(1%)
 Hispanic 4
(1%)
4
(1%)
 White 2
(0%)
2
(0%)
 Asian 0
(0%)
0
(0%)
 Pacific Islander 0
(0%)
0
(0%)
 American Indian 0
(0%)
0
(0%)

Discovery Charter School Free and Reduced Lunch Assistance

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  School District*
 Free Lunch Eligible 337
(47%)
337
(47%)
 Not Eligible 329
(46%)
329
(46%)
 Reduced-Price Lunch Eligible 55
(8%)
55
(8%)
* School District values based on schools that reported lunch assistance data

Out of 1,788 ranked schools in Pennsylvania, Discovery Charter School is ranked 267th for total students on lunch assistance.

The percentage of Discovery Charter School students on free and reduced lunch assistance (54.4%) is slightly higher than the state average of 45.4%. This may indicate that the area has a higher level of poverty than the state average.

Students at a participating school may purchase a meal through the National School Lunch Program. Families with incomes between 130% and 185% of the federal poverty level are eligible for reduced price meals. Schools may not charge more than 40¢ for reduced-price lunches, nor more than 30¢ for reduced-price breakfasts. Students from families with incomes at or below 130% of the federal poverty level are eligible for free meals.

For 2014, a family of two needs to make an annual income below $20,449 to be eligible for free meals or below $29,100 for reduced price meals. A family of four needs to make an annual income below $31,005 for free meals or $44,122 for reduced price meals.

Discovery Charter School Trends Over Time

Total Students Over Time

Total Students Over Time
Year Total Students
2005 504
2006 488
2007 461
2008 487
2009 562
2010 612
2011 654
2012 721

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time
Year Student Teacher Ratio
2005 19.4
2006 17.4
2007 16.5
2008 18
2009 16.5
2010 18.5
2011 18.2
2012 20.6

Lunch Assistance Over Time

Lunch Assitance Over Time
Year Lunch Assitance
2005 N/A
2006 N/A
2007
2008
2009 0.63879003558719
2010 0.54575163398693
2011 0.65596330275229
2012 0.54368932038835

Compare Discovery Charter School to Other Elementary Schools

Student Teacher Ratio Comparison
1,407.3% 14.1:1
 
1,610.2% 16.1:1
 
2,060.0% 20.6:1
 
Free and Reduced Lunch Comparison
State Average 45.4%
 
This School 54.4%
 
National Average 55.2%
 

Top Nearby Elementary Schools

School Type Grades Students Student Teacher Ratio Distance
Discovery Charter School
Philadelphia, PA
Public KG - 08 721 20.6:1  
Our Mother of Sorrows/St Ignatius Schools
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Private PK - 08 267 12:1 1 miles
Heston Edward School
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Public PK - 08 486 18.6:1 1 miles
Quba Institute Day School
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Private KG - 08 62 7:1 1 miles
Cockrell Christian School
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Private KG - 08 54 13:1 1 miles
St Rose of Lima Elementary School
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Private PK - 08 221 20:1 1 miles
Universal Bluford Charter School
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Public KG - 06 506 21.1:1 1 miles
Bibleway Academy
Philadelphia, PA
Private PK - 12 60 9:1 1 miles
Rhoads James School
Philadelphia, PA
Public KG - 08 590 21.2:1 1 miles
Barry Comm John School
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Public KG - 08 852 18.3:1 1 miles
Leidy Joseph School
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Public KG - 08 314 15.8:1 1 miles
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Public elementary school and private elementary school data obtained from the National Center for Education Statistics in the United States. The data displayed is from the most current sources available. For public schools this is the 2012-2013 school year. For private schools this is the 2011-2012 school year.

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