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Fri Dec 13, 2013, 02:37 PM

Downingtown (PA) school ranks first in state performance scores

Downingtown STEM High School is the top-scoring public high school on the state's new School Performance Profiles, beating traditional academic powerhouses such as Masterman in Philadelphia and Lower Merion.

Students in the three-year-old magnet school, which focuses on science and technology, scored 100 percent proficiency in algebra I and language arts, and 97.8 percent on biology, in the new state Keystone Exams.

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The average score for traditional public schools statewide was 77.1. Brick-and-mortar charter schools averaged 66.4 and cyber charters 46.8.

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I cherry picked the last sentence but it's what stood out to me. Charter schools in PA, from everything I've seen, do not out perform their public counterparts. I must disclose that I graduated from this school district before it split; congrats on the good work to all involved.


Link: http://www.philly.com/philly/news/20131213_Downington_school_ranks_first_in_state_perfomance_scores.html

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Fri Jan 3, 2014, 05:33 PM

1. The performance of this one magnet school

will be touted as proof the whole process works.

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