Roberto Clemente Charter School is a small, urban, public charter school located in Allentown, Pennsylvania, in the United States. The school is located at 4th and Walnut Streets in Allentown. It serves students in grades 6 through 12. It had 320 students enrolled in the 2007-08 school year. Approximately 94% of the students then enrolled at Roberto Clemente Charter School were Hispanic. In 2013, the school reported an enrollment of 308 pupils in grades 6th through 12th. Additionally, 92% of the pupils were eligible for a federal free or reduced-price lunch due to the family meeting the federal poverty level. Roberto Clemente Charter School administration reported that 8% of pupils received special education services. The school is a federally designated Title I school.

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  • Roberto Clemente Charter School is a small, urban, public charter school located in Allentown, Pennsylvania, in the United States. The school is located at 4th and Walnut Streets in Allentown. It serves students in grades 6 through 12. It had 320 students enrolled in the 2007-08 school year. Approximately 94% of the students then enrolled at Roberto Clemente Charter School were Hispanic. In 2013, the school reported an enrollment of 308 pupils in grades 6th through 12th. Additionally, 92% of the pupils were eligible for a federal free or reduced-price lunch due to the family meeting the federal poverty level. Roberto Clemente Charter School administration reported that 8% of pupils received special education services. The school is a federally designated Title I school. During the 2009-10 school year, the Roberto Clemente Charter School provided educational services to 320 pupils from the School District of the City of Allentown. It employed: 21 teachers, 13 full-time and part-time support personnel, and 8 administrators. The Charter School received $187,362 in tuition payments from school districts required to pay for their students attending the Charter School in school year 2007-08. In Pennsylvania, charter schools are initially approved and subsequently overseen by the local school board (Allentown School District). They make in depth, annual reports to the Pennsylvania Department of Education. In Pennsylvania, charter schools are a public school alternative the local public schools. Students may seek admission to a local charter school. The student's home public school district pays the tuition costs on the student's behalf. Additionally, when the local school district provides transportation to its students it must also provide transportation at no costs to charter school students when the receiving school is within 10 miles of the district's borders. Pennsylvania charter schools have the same academic accountability as traditional public schools and must give the PSSAs to their pupils each year, working to achieve AYP status. In 2011, Roberto Clemente Charter School applied to the Allentown School Board to broaden its program to include kindergarten through 5th grades. The application was denied by the Allentown School Board 5 against-4 vote. The Charter School's board appealed to the Pennsylvania Charter School Appeal Board, which in August 2013 reversed the Allentown School Board's denial decision, allowing the expansion of the charter school. In March 2014, Roberto Clemente Charter School reached an agreement to purchase a school building on Cedar Street in Allentown. Roberto Clemente Charter School is named for Roberto Clemente, a 12-time Gold Glove Award winner with the Pittsburgh Pirates whose Major League Baseball career was cut short by his 1972 death in a plane crash. Roberto Clemente Charter School is one of four public charter schools operating in Lehigh County in 2013. According to the Pennsylvania Department of Education, in 2012, there were 50,605 children in Lehigh County who were enrolled in public charter schools. (en)
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