• According to Niche.com, a Pittsburgh-based ranking and review website, charter schools in Centre County didn't receive a ranking higher than Bellefonte Area School District for the 2018-19 school year — which is in the A’s. The same can be said for the other charter schools from around the commonwealth funded in part by the district.

    Niche works on rankings by rigorously analyzing dozens of public data sets and millions of reviews to produce comprehensive rankings, report cards and profiles for every K-12 school, college and neighborhood in the country. To learn more, visit this link: https://www.niche.com/about/data/
  • Niche ratings of charter schools where funding was contributed by Bellefonte Area School District in the 2018-19 school year:

    21st Century Cyber Charter School
    Future Ready PA Index: School Performance Profile.

    • Overall rating: B-

    Agora Cyber Charter School
    Future Ready PA Index: School Performance Profile.

    • Overall rating: C+

    Central Pennsylvania Digital Learning Foundation Charter School
    Future Ready PA Index: School Performance Profile.

    • Overall rating: C-

    Commonwealth Charter Academy
    Future Ready PA Index: School Performance Profile.

    • Overall rating: B-

    Pennsylvania Cyber Charter School
    Future Ready PA Index: School Performance Profile.

    • Overall rating: C+

    Pennsylvania Leadership Charter School
    Future Ready PA Index: School Performance Profile.

    • Overall rating: B+

    Pennsylvania Virtual Charter School
    Future Ready PA Index: School Performance Profile.

    • Overall rating: C+

    Sugar Valley Rural Charter School in nearby Loganton, Clinton County was not given a score. Niche stops ranking schools less than a grade of a D. Sugar Valley is among 15 charter schools in the commonwealth that fall below that rank. Information reported also shows that only 38 percent of students are at least proficient in reading and 21 percent of students are at least proficient in math. To see information about the school's Future Ready PA Index, visit this link: School Performance Profile.