Fast Facts about Russell Byers Charter School

  • Public elementary school with students in 4K through middle school with admittance by public lottery.
  • Operating in our 18th school year, RBCS is located in the heart of Center City at 19th and Arch Streets within easy walking distance of museums and other partners.
  • RBCS’ academic performance as judged by 2013 PSSA results was in the top 10% of charter and district elementary schools in Philadelphia.
  • RBCS has achieved No Child Left Behind’s Adequate Yearly Progress benchmark for 7 consecutive years (accomplished by only 9% of all Philadelphia public schools).
  • RBCS maintains a peaceful school community that fosters a safe and nurturing learning environment.
  • 100% of our teachers are certified.
Photo: Ryan Brandenberg
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