- 5200 Pine Street
- West Philadelphia
- Grades: K to 8
- Enrollment: 578 (authorized 600)
- Converted to Renaissance charter: 2016
- Projected cost to District over 5 years: $42,195,474
When lobbying for control of Huey in 2016, GLA promised to improve the school. In its first renewal evaluation, however, GLA fails to meet standards in any category. Despite that, the CSO recommends GLA Huey for 5-year renewal with conditions.
GLA Huey did not meet Academic Proficiency standards in any core subject in any of the years tested; thus it received zero points in that area. The school scored significantly below both District and similar schools in all subjects in all years measured; Math scores were in single digits for all years. SPR Achievement scores–1% in SY 2016-17; 0% in SY 2017-18; 1% in SY 2018-19–places GLA Huey in Intervene for all years. How with this data does the school not receive a “Does Not Meet” in Academics?
The school does not meet Organizational standards for a number of reasons. Eleven of twenty student enrollment files lacked parent registration statements. Regarding GLA Huey’s role as a neighborhood school, the CSO evaluation reports: In the 2016-2017 school year, 19% of newly enrolled students did not meet the Renaissance Enrollment Process criteria. In the 2017-2018 school year, 37% of newly enrolled students did not meet the Renaissance Enrollment Process criteria. In the 2018-2019 school year, 42% of newly enrolled students did not meet the Renaissance Enrollment Process criteria. In the 2019 2020 school year, 18% of newly enrolled students did not meet the Renaissance Enrollment Process criteria. The most recent data from the District’s school profile showed that only 54% of GLA Huey’s students lived within the school’s catchment area.
The school did not meet the required health screenings in most of the observed years. Expulsions were not carried out in the required manner. GLA Huey was not in compliance with food safety standards in all years of the evaluation.
GLA Huey failed to meet the standard for employee background checks.
The 2020 SY was the first time in the last four years that GLA Hey met the requirement for submitting financial interest statements.
GLA Huey CEO Tamika Evans received $270, 819 in salary and compensation per 2019 990. (The CEO of the original GLA received over $400,000 that year.) “Independent Contractors” Spectrum Staffing Solutions received payments totaling $223,595. GLA Huey’s teacher tenure is 1.7 years compared to the District’s 13.2 years.