COLLEGIUM CS

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535 JAMES HANCE CT
EXTON, PA 19341
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Phone: 610-903-1300
School Information
  • GreatSchools Rating: 5
  • Educational Climate: Above Average
  • Technology Measure: Not Reported
  • Type: Public
  • Grades: Kindergarten - 12th Grade
  • District: Collegium Cs
  • Students/Teacher: 11:1
  • Students/Grade: 129.7
  • Number Students: 1686
  • Number Teachers: 200
  • Instructional Expense/Pupil: 9447
  • Poverty Level: 6 - 15.9 PERCENT
  • Principal: Mr Pat O'brien
  • CHARTER SCHOOL
  • GIFTED AND TALENTED PROGRAMS
  • ESL
  • SPECIAL EDUCATION
  • ADVANCED PLACEMENT
  • BEFORE AND AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAMS
  • ALTERNATIVE PROGRAMS
  • YEAR ROUND CLASSES
  • VOC-TECH
  • ADULT EDUCATION
  • NCLB SCHOOL
  • BLUE RIBBON SCHOOL
  • COALITION OF ESSENTIAL SCHOOLS
  • AYP SCHOOL
  • INTERNATIONAL BACCALAUREATE
  • MAGNET SCHOOL
School Ratings & Reviews

School Ratings (68 ratings)
Maximum Rating: 5




    School Reviews (55 Reviews)
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    Parent Review | Rating:
    Posted 2014-02-11
    "I have a child in kindergarten at this school. I think she needs a full day of school as she was already nearly 6 when she started K. However this school has unrealistic expectations for such young children to sit still all day with minimal recess time. I have volunteered inside the school and was not pleased with how many very young teachers there are in the K-1 building who do not appear very experienced with disciplining children. Too many of these teachers basically just yell at their students all day long. The discipline at this school is also non sensical, there are very firm rules that can not be adjusted. For example one day the main traffic light leading to the school was out causing a major delay in drop off. Therefore we had to get a late pass coming into the building and even after explaining about the traffic light being out they still gave my child a late pass and she had to have time off of recess as punishment. Overall the curriculum appears to be good however I will be pulling my child out for 1st grade and will enroll her in the West Chester school district."
    Parent Review | Rating:
    Posted 2013-10-15
    "I was contacted the first week of school by the school psychologist, who had done a previous evaluation on my daughter, with concerns of her behavior. I immediately contacted the guidance counselor and had a meeting set up by the end of the week. The school has worked very diligently with me to get my daughter what she needs to be successful in school. We now have an IEP, they are trying to gain other services and there is always open communication. My daughters new learning support teacher is wonderful and keeps us updated and I can always reach out to the guidance counselor when necessary. The whole team has been very understanding and supportive. I am very excited for my daughter to be here. She does have an above average intelligence and I believe this school will give her the focus and challenges she needs. The school days are long and she is exhausted at night, but I am ok with my energetic little girl being able to easily fall asleep at 8pm. As for the long bus rides, I am not sure what families expect when this school buses for districts within a 10 mile radius."
    Parent Review | Rating:
    Posted 2013-10-05
    "This school was a bad choice for my family. Teachers refuse to hear your concerns and administration labels you trouble when you provide them with your feedback or suggestions. The last straw was when our children were being builled by older students. They mix buildings with younger kids and older kids together which is highly unacceptable. We pulled our children out in the first two weeks of school and they are much happier in our neighborhood public school."
    Parent Review | Rating:
    Posted 2013-09-29
    "We have been a part of CCS since our son was in 3rd grade when we transferred into here. He is an above average IQ, which is why we came here. He has been challenged and thriving ever since. He is now in the 8th grade. We have found the teachers for the most part to be amazing. Firm but fair. The curriculum is challenging, and they put student with their peers at their same level starting in 4th grade. No other public or parochial school will do that for your child. Spanish is great to learn, it is US 2nd language, press 1 for Spanish!?! Also their music programs are stellar! Pros of Collegium are the curriculum, teachers, and programs. Our son is an athlete, but we challenge him with travel teams to meet those needs. Cons- Some principals (but they are making strides here), long days are hard, and the bussing is LONG. Academically you will find the challenge amazing. I have many friends in other public schools and their children are just not learning like our children. We also have 2 in the Elementary school. Again, equally challenging. Good luck with your choice. I always say, pick the school that is right for your family."
    Parent Review | Rating:
    Posted 2013-09-19
    "My child is struggling in this school. The school administrators refuse to listen to my concerns. My sons teacher recommends to my husband and I to hire a tutor from the school. The tutoring differs from teacher to teacher and can cost up to fifty dollars an hour. The principal is giving us the impression she wants us gone and to seek other options. Our tax dollars are in play and it creates serious flaws to look at. We don t have an option on what police officers come to our house. We don t have an option on who plows the street we live in. We don t have an option on how the public library is run. Reading other reviews and posting our own, its clear the school displays itself as a school of choice. You can not add choice on privatized education on the public s dime. Charter schools are alternative public schools. I feel the need to post our review because we think it is a real shame we allow the right wing to hijack the school choice issue."
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