Mission

“General David B. Birney Charter School was founded on the simple principles that: a first-rate education is the birthright of every individual, all children can learn, and every child will be challenged to reach his or her full potential. General David B. Birney Charter School will focus on building communities within each classroom, each grade level and school-wide, through the use of class meetings, buddy classes and monthly scholar assemblies. Class meetings provide teachers and scholars with a forum to get to know one another, discuss issues, identify and solve problems, and make decisions that affect the classroom and school climate.”

  • Apply Philly Charter Participant

    This school accepts applications through Apply Philly Charter only

  • Neighborhood Enrollment

    School enrolls from specific Philadelphia neighborhood

  • January 24, 2022

    Application Deadline

  • K-8

    Grades Served

  • Scaffolded Learning

    Some students are engaged in in-person learning, while others are distance learning (i.e., some grade levels in-person, other grade levels remote learning)

Reports

  • Annual Charter Evaluation (ACE)
    Developed annually by the Charter Schools Office (CSO) for all Philadelphia brick-and-mortar charter schools (except those up for renewal), these reports provide information on three main areas of charter school performance: academic success, organizational compliance and viability, and financial health and sustainability.
    2020 (Renewal) | 2019 | 2018 | 2017 | 2015
  • Annual Independent Financial Audits
    Financial audits are produced annually by independent auditors for all charter schools in Pennsylvania. All charter schools are required to have an independent financial audit completed every year. Charter school fiscal years (FY) span from July 1 to June 30th. For example, FY20 is July 1, 2019 to June 30, 2020.
    FY20 | Click here to access reports from prior years
  • Future Ready PA Index
    Developed annually by the Pennsylvania Department of Education (PDE), these reports provide an overview of student academic performance in every Pennsylvania public school, including traditional District schools, charter schools, cyber charter schools, and career and technology centers. 
    Link
  • School Progress Report (SPR)
    Developed annually by the School District of Philadelphia (SDP) for all traditional District and charter schools in the city, these reports provide information on schools’ achievement, progress, climate, and, for high schools, college and career readiness.
    2018-19 | Click here to access reports from prior years

Timeline

  • 2011

    Initial Charter

  • 2017

    Charter Renewal Recommended

  • 2017

    Charter Amendment: Name Change

  • 2022

    Next Renewal Review