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Overall
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Overall
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Math
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Science
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School Incidents
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Reading
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Attendance
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College Bound
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School Details

  • School TypePublic District Neighborhood
  • Grade LevelsK-5
  • Waiting List Size15
  • Enrollment308
  • PrincipalMs Siouda Chestnut
  • Phone Number215-400-8240
  • SEPTA RoutesBSL (Oregon), Bus (23, 4)
  • Address 2501 South 13th Street
    Philadelphia, PA 19148
  • NeighborhoodSouth Philadelphia
  • Application DeadlineNovember 2nd, 2018
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Mission

To promote success for every student. Each student deserves a holistic education that addresses his or her individual needs. We believe in developing a healthy school climate, helping children build self-esteem while developing positive interpersonal...

To promote success for every student. Each student deserves a holistic education that addresses his or her individual needs. We believe in developing a healthy school climate, helping children build self-esteem while developing positive interpersonal relationships, creating partnerships with the community in the education of our students, working in cooperation with families, and helping all children develop relevant skills for success in today's society.

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Points of Pride

Strong parental involvement. Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP) every year (10 years). Instrumental and vocal music programs. Extracurricular clubs (chess, math, newspaper, etc.). Dedicated teachers. Mentally gifted program.

Strong parental involvement. Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP) every year (10 years). Instrumental and vocal music programs. Extracurricular clubs (chess, math, newspaper, etc.). Dedicated teachers. Mentally gifted program.

Admissions Policy

Follows School District policy for neighborhood schools. Students must live within designated boundaries; if they don't, they may apply to the school if space is available. Please note that this application process happens early in the school...

Follows School District policy for neighborhood schools. Students must live within designated boundaries; if they don't, they may apply to the school if space is available. Please note that this application process happens early in the school year and does not guarantee admission.

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Safety & Culture

The school offers supportive counseling groups, art-based psychoeducational classroom lessons and the Student Education Program to foster awareness and empathy for other students regarding health-related conditions (such as diabetes). We believe in a...

The school offers supportive counseling groups, art-based psychoeducational classroom lessons and the Student Education Program to foster awareness and empathy for other students regarding health-related conditions (such as diabetes). We believe in a collaborative team with high accessibility to parents, students and staff.

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Accreditations & Honors

PA Dept. of Education Keystone Award 2005-2011; School Performance Index Rated #1 2010 & 2011

PA Dept. of Education Keystone Award 2005-2011; School Performance Index Rated #1 2010 & 2011

School Details & Data

Demographics

Black 6.2%
White 39.6%
Hispanic 6.5%
Asian 34.7%
Other 13%

Female & Male Students

Female Students 58.4%
Male Students 41.6%

Special Education

Special Ed 8.8%

Economically Disadvantaged

Students who are economically disadvantaged 58%

English Language Learners

English Language Learner 14%

Students Per Grade

Kindergarten Students
59
1st Grade Students
62
2nd Grade Students
53
3rd Grade Students
55
4th Grade Students
50
5th Grade Students
29
Total Students
308

School Incidents

Incidents Per 100 Students
1.3

Activities & Programs

Arts Programs

  • Vocal,
  • Instrumental,
  • Visual Arts,
  • School Plays,
  • School Musicals

Sports Programs

  • Sports Other

Other Sports

First in Math, chess, newspaper, reading enrichment, writing, science, reader's theater.

First in Math, chess, newspaper, reading enrichment, writing, science, reader's theater.

Parent Programs

  • Parents Home and School Association,
  • Parents School Advisory,
  • Parents Classroom Volunteers,
  • Parents After School Volunteers

Parent Involvement

Trip chaperones, fund-raising, building community relationships, volunteering at school events.

Trip chaperones, fund-raising, building community relationships, volunteering at school events.

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