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Chester A. Arthur School
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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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School Details

  • School TypePublic District Neighborhood
  • Grade LevelsK-8
  • Enrollment251
  • PrincipalMs Kimberly Newman
  • Phone Number215-400-4940
  • SEPTA RoutesBus (7, 17)
  • Address 2000 Catharine Street
    Philadelphia, PA 19146
  • NeighborhoodSouth Philadelphia
  • Application DeadlineNovember 2nd, 2018
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Mission

The members of the Chester A. Arthur Family will create a safe and supportive learning environment. We will provide all students with the educational skills and tools needed to be productive and engaged citizens.

The members of the Chester A. Arthur Family will create a safe and supportive learning environment. We will provide all students with the educational skills and tools needed to be productive and engaged citizens.

Points of Pride

Partnership with Children's Literacy Initiative; recipient of a Verizon grant to implement blended learning in all classrooms; students receive personalized Math, Science, and Literacy instruction.; iPads for students in grades K-2; every middle...

Partnership with Children's Literacy Initiative; recipient of a Verizon grant to implement blended learning in all classrooms; students receive personalized Math, Science, and Literacy instruction.; iPads for students in grades K-2; every middle school student receives his/her own Chromebook to utilize for instructional purposes;

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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 this application process happens early in the school year and...

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 this application process happens early in the school year and does not guarantee admission. See Choosing a Public Elementary/Middle School for more details. Find your neighborhood public school.

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Safety & Culture

Arthur School prides itself on having a warm and nurturing environment. All students and staff follow our 3 Bs: Be Respectful, Be Responsible, and Be a Learner. We frequently reward students for following our 3 Bs and demonstrating exemplary...

Arthur School prides itself on having a warm and nurturing environment. All students and staff follow our 3 Bs: Be Respectful, Be Responsible, and Be a Learner. We frequently reward students for following our 3 Bs and demonstrating exemplary citizenship. We received a 3 year grant to partner with Devereux to create and implement a Positive Behavior Support Program.

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Accreditations & Honors

Adequate Yearly Progress (2008-2009, 2009-2010, 2010-2011); PA Keystone Award

Adequate Yearly Progress (2008-2009, 2009-2010, 2010-2011); PA Keystone Award

School Details & Data

Demographics

Black 66.1%
White 14.7%
Hispanic 2.4%
Asian 3.6%
Other 13.2%

Female & Male Students

Female Students 51%
Male Students 49%

Special Education

Special Ed 21.9%

Economically Disadvantaged

Students who are economically disadvantaged 69%

English Language Learners

English Language Learner 2%

Students Per Grade

Kindergarten Students
39
1st Grade Students
39
2nd Grade Students
30
3rd Grade Students
23
4th Grade Students
27
5th Grade Students
24
6th Grade Students
18
7th Grade Students
33
8th Grade Students
18
Total Students
251

School Incidents

Incidents Per 100 Students
5.1

Activities & Programs

Arts Programs

  • Theater,
  • Dance Instr,
  • Drum Line,
  • Other Instrumental,
  • Dance,
  • Literature,
  • Other

Other Activities

Lego Robotics, Civil Engineering, Board Games, Spelling bee, Homework Club, Saturday School

Lego Robotics, Civil Engineering, Board Games, Spelling bee, Homework Club, Saturday School

Language Programs

  • Spanish

Parent Programs

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

Parent Involvement

Friends of Chester Arthur (FoCA), a community based non-profit organization supports the mission and vision of Arthur Elementary and helps to bring resources to the school.

Friends of Chester Arthur (FoCA), a community based non-profit organization supports the mission and vision of Arthur Elementary and helps to bring resources to the school.

Before and After Care

  • Extended Programming

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