World Communications Charter School

51220 South Broad St, Philadelphia, PA 19146 | (215) 735-3198
  • Grades: 6-12
  • Student Enrollment: 493
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2 out of 5 | 5 Reviews
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School Description

School Summary and Highlights
  • Enrolls 493 middle and high school students from grades 6-12
  • Ranks 446th out of 639 high schools in PA.
  • 2010 Overall School AYP Met Status: Made AYP
Additional Contact Information
  • Mailing Address: 512-20 S Broad St, Philadelphia, PA 19146
School Operational Details
  • Title I Eligible
    All students of this school are eligible for participation in authorized programs.
  • Charter School
School District Details

Faculty Details and Student Enrollment

Students and Faculty
  • Total Students Enrolled: 493
  • Total Full Time "Equivalent" Teachers: 31.0
  • Average Student-To-Teacher Ratio: 15.9
Students Gender Breakdown
  • Males: 207 (42.0%)
  • Females: 286 (58.0%)
Free Lunch Student Eligibility Breakdown
  • Eligible for Reduced Lunch: 43 (8.7%)
  • Eligible for Free Lunch: 411 (83.4%)
  • Eligible for Either Reduced or Free Lunch: 454 (92.1%)
Student Enrollment Distribution by Race / Ethnicity
World Communications Charter School Student Race Distribution
  Number Percent
American Indian20.4%
Black46995.1%
Asian102.0%
Hispanic112.2%
White10.2%
Number of Students Per Grade
Number of Students Per Grade For World Communications Charter School
  Number Percent
6th Grade306.1%
7th Grade6613.4%
8th Grade5912.0%
9th Grade13828.0%
10th Grade8417.0%
11th Grade6713.6%
12th Grade479.5%
Ungraded20.4%
Low-Income Enrollment (2011)
Percent of Students from Low-Income Families
School:
83.9%
District:
83.9%
Graduation and Dropout Rates (2010)
Graduation Rate
School:
92.5%
District:
92.5%
Post Graduate Profiles (2010)
Percent College Bound
School:
100.0%
State:
72.6%
Percent Enrolling in 2-Year or 4-Year College/University
School:
100.0%
State:
69.4%
Faculty Information (2010)
CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER: MARTIN RYDER
Source: PA Department of Education, Source: NCES 2009-2010

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5 reviews for World Communications Charter School

  • Reviewed by Parent or Guardian on May 09, 2011
  • Rating: 2 (2 / 5) Flag as inappropriate
  • My daughter attends this school. They are very ineffective in communicating with the parents until the eleventh hour. My daughter will be graduating from 8th grade and moving on to another school, thankfully. They staff also lie.
  • Reviewed by Community Member on April 13, 2011
  • Rating: 1 (1 / 5) Flag as inappropriate
  • Thank God, my children do not go to this school. I dont have much information about the principal or the other staff members, but I do know that when the school dismisses these students, they turn Broad Street into a (excuse the expression "a hell hole." They make their way up Broad Street going south in large numbers fighting, cursing, throwing things, and acting like a pack of wild animals. Not to mention, the times they've gotten put out of McDonalds at Broad & Carpenter. I was considering sending my children to this school at one time. Thank God I did not send them there. The school is called "World Communications," but what kind of communications are they teaching those students inside this school? I'll tell you what, it shows what they are teaching them when I see them out side of the school on Broad Street, and that is how to be "ignorant!" The school district and state is wasting its money on this charter school.
  • Reviewed by Parent or Guardian on March 24, 2011
  • Rating: 1 (1 / 5) Flag as inappropriate
  • Long story short, this school is the worst of the worst. The kids are terribly rude and obnoxious. Also, the (...) of the school is a poor excuse of a (...). He is an enabler of poor behavior within the kids and has no idea how to properly and effectively run the school. If you want your kids to have a decent education, then avoid this school at all costs.
  • Reviewed by Parent or Guardian on January 06, 2011
  • Rating: 1 (1 / 5) Flag as inappropriate
  • I regret enrolling my child in this school and cant wait until this year is over so i can get him out of here ASAP! The dean is very arrogant and does not handle situation appropriately. My son was being bullied and the Dean's response was...Boys will be boys and that my son was edgeing them on by responding to them.Of course I was livid and raised Hell! But relistically it is too late in the year to pull my son out, but i have been in contact with Phila. S.D. regarding these bullying situations so that if anything were to happen, I have all my documantation ready! I would NEVER recommend anyone that i know to send their child to this school. The children are ignorant (not all) but majority...I went to pick my son up from school, and was subjected to the worse language I had ever heard come out of a childs mouth! I realize that these kids are from all over (North, South, West, SW phila. etc.) but there is no excuse for how these children are allowed to behave in and on school property etc...I CANT STRESS IT ENOUGH...THAT I WOULD NEVER RECOMMEND THIS SCHOOL TO ANYONE!
  • Reviewed by Parent/Guardian on July 31, 2008
  • Rating: 5 (5 / 5) Flag as inappropriate
  • I think that WCCS is headed in a very positive direction. I also feel that WCCS has been very helpful with all the after school programs they have for the students. The students can achieve their maximum potential with this kind of help. Keep up the good work.

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