Discovery Charter School

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5070 Parkside Ave

Philadelphia, PA 19131

(215) 879-8182

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Grades: K - 8

School Type: Public, Charter

Student Enrollment: 700

Students Per Teacher: 20

Parent Reviews

13 Parent Reviews for Discovery Charter School

Discovery is a school where teachers come in early and stay late. It's a home away from home for both faculty and students. DCS offers its students experiences that few other public schools in the city offer. Travel is integrated into the curriculum and students are expected to be well read, well spoken, ...  Read more

Posted by a other on 10/07/13

I am a "2012" graduate of discovery charter school . I was with DCS from the very beginning in 2003 In 9 years of being there it made me a better student and young lady . They devote there lives to teach us to make sure that we succeed . I was a type of student that got in trouble all time but by the ...  Read more

Posted by a other on 04/16/13

I've been an active parent of a student at DCS for 7years, also a part of the Home and School Assoc. Words cannot express the appreciation for the education and experience DCS has/is providing for my child. I am presently preparing another child for possible enrollment. Couldn't see my children anywhere ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 03/08/13

DCS is a great community school with certified teachers who are up to date in the best teaching methods. The special education and student support staff is growing quantitatively and qualitatively. There is a general family style effort to help students succeed. 8th grader travel to Spain, 5th grade ...  Read more

Posted by a teacher on 03/08/12

This is my daughter's 4th year at DCS, and she is flourishing! The teachers are easy to get a hold of and keep me abreast with my daughter's education. The entire staff gives the school a "family" feel.

Posted by a parent on 11/29/10

I'm pleased with the overall culture of this school. Our assistant principal is always around and is extremely helpful.

Posted by a teacher on 11/28/10

Presently, I have two children attending DCS. Last year my oldest child graduated from 8th grade. DCS is great! DCS staff stretch beyond the call of duty for the benefit of the children. The staff is excellent and so is the parents. DCS is a very good choose academically and also for the enviornment. ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 03/02/10

I have found that since my son has been attending Discovery he has really stepped up his game in behavior and his subjects. He is still sturggling somewhat but his outlook on his academic subjects thanks to the teachers have improved a whole alot. The teachers their really help the students to achieve ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 05/19/09

This is an excellent school for academics. With a strong support system.

Posted by a parent on 03/27/09

DCS has a great family feel to it. The teachers really cares about the students and the academic studies are great, my children truly loves this school, they have attended DCS for 3 years. I have a daughter who completed 8th grade and one going into the 6th. Thanks for helping my daughters Discovery ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 06/28/07

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Test scores for Discovery Charter School

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Test Year: 2012
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* In 2011-2012 Pennsylvania used the Pennsylvania System of State Assessments (PSSA) to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in math and reading, in grades 5, 8 and 11 in writing, and in grades 4, 8 and 11 in science. The results for reading, writing and math are displayed on GreatSchools profiles. The PSSA is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Pennsylvania. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

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Philadelphia schools — Discovery Charter School is located at 5070 Parkside Ave, Philadelphia PA 19131. 5070 Parkside Ave is in the 19131 ZIP code in Philadelphia, PA The school district for Discovery Charter School is the Discovery Charter School. Discovery Charter School is a Public school that serves grade levels K - 8.
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