Our Impact: A Record of Success
Breakthrough raises academic achievement levels, facilitates access to the best high schools, and guides students steadily along the path to higher education.
How do students' skills improve?
Across middle school, Breakthrough of Greater Philadelphia students show significant increases in proficiency levels in math and reading on standardized test scores. These scores play a key role in students' eligibility for enrollment in the city's top high schools.
Where do Breakthrough students attend high school?
of Breakthrough Greater Philadelphia middle school students gain competitive slots in the city's selective, college-preparatory high schools. These schools graduate approximately 96% of their students and send the majority to college.
How many students go straight to college?
of Breakthrough of Greater Philadelphia students enroll in college right after high school. This compares with approximately 15% overall of students in the School District of Philadelphia.
Where do Breakthrough students attend college?
Breakthrough students have been accepted to, and attend, a wide range of colleges across the country. Below is a list of schools attended by our recent graduates.
- Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania
- Bowdoin College
- Bucknell University
- Cabrini College
- Cheyney University
- Clarion University of Pennsylvania
- College of the Holy Cross
- College of New Jersey
- DePaul University
- Dickinson College
- Drexel University
- Eastern University
- Hampton University
- Howard University
- Indiana University of Pennsylvania
- Kutztown University
- La Salle University
- Lincoln University
- Mansfield University
- Millersville University of Pennsylvania
- Mount Ida College
- Neumann University
- Pennsylvania State University
- Philadelphia University
- Princeton University
- Providence College
- Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
- Saint Joseph's University
- Shippensburg University
- St. Johns University
- Susquehanna University
- Syracuse University
- Temple University
- University of Maryland Eastern Shore
- University of Pennsylvania
- University of Pittsburgh
- West Chester University
- Widener University
"As a public school teacher,
I wish I could emulate the scope and intensity your after school program affords, but there is just no substitute for small group sizes and the individual student attention it allows."
Valerie Van Pham, M.Ed., NBCT
World Art Teacher
Hill Freedman Middle School