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Math
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Science
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Reading
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Attendance
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School Details

  • School TypePublic District Neighborhood
  • Grade LevelsK-5
  • Enrollment486
  • PrincipalRobert Caroselli
  • Phone Number215-400-3170
  • SEPTA RoutesBus (18, 24, 28, 67), RR (Fox Chase)
  • Address 500 Rhawn Street
    Philadelphia, PA 19111
  • NeighborhoodRhawnhurst
  • Application DeadlineNovember 2nd, 2018
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Mission

To provide a safe and nurturing learning environment for all students. We strive to enable students to reach their full potential. We believe that for children to succeed, they must be engaged in various activities and programs within the school...

To provide a safe and nurturing learning environment for all students. We strive to enable students to reach their full potential. We believe that for children to succeed, they must be engaged in various activities and programs within the school community. This is done by identifying and building on our students' strengths while supporting them in any areas of academic or social need.

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Points of Pride

Diverse student population. Small, nurturing school environment. State-of-the-art computer, agriculture and electronic piano labs. Lego club and archery club. Partnerships with Temple University, Arcadia University, Holy Family University and Manor...

Diverse student population. Small, nurturing school environment. State-of-the-art computer, agriculture and electronic piano labs. Lego club and archery club. Partnerships with Temple University, Arcadia University, Holy Family University and Manor College.

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Admissions Policy

Fox Chase is a neighborhood school in the School District of Philadelphia. Any student living within our designated boundaries is welcome to enroll.

Fox Chase is a neighborhood school in the School District of Philadelphia. Any student living within our designated boundaries is welcome to enroll.

Safety & Culture

Positive discipline approach. Character development programming. Student safety patrol program. Parent-staffed sign-in desk. Strong partnerships within the community. D.A.R.E. partnership with local police. Partnerships with local colleges.

Positive discipline approach. Character development programming. Student safety patrol program. Parent-staffed sign-in desk. Strong partnerships within the community. D.A.R.E. partnership with local police. Partnerships with local colleges.

Accreditations & Honors

First in Math: Top Elementary School in the City 2014 First in Math: Awardee 2012-2014 Reading Olympics: Gold Medal Teams, 2007-2014 Made Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP), 2002-2014

First in Math: Top Elementary School in the City 2014 First in Math: Awardee 2012-2014 Reading Olympics: Gold Medal Teams, 2007-2014 Made Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP), 2002-2014

School Details & Data

Demographics

Black 21.2%
White 44%
Hispanic 13.4%
Asian 6.8%
Other 14.6%

Female & Male Students

Female Students 49.8%
Male Students 50.2%

Special Education

Special Ed 15.6%

Economically Disadvantaged

Students who are economically disadvantaged 47%

English Language Learners

English Language Learner 8.9%

Students Per Grade

Kindergarten Students
82
1st Grade Students
90
2nd Grade Students
78
3rd Grade Students
62
4th Grade Students
89
5th Grade Students
85
Total Students
486

School Incidents

Incidents Per 100 Students
1.3

Academics

AP Class Offerings

  • AP Class Other

Activities & Programs

Arts Programs

  • Instrumental,
  • Visual Arts,
  • Choir,
  • Other Instrumental,
  • School Musicals,
  • Literature

Sports Programs

  • Track and Field

Other Activities

Bingo/movie night (monthly family-oriented activities), Scholastic book fair, Children's Book Week, living history museum, peer mediation, Multicultural Festival, Farm Week.

Bingo/movie night (monthly family-oriented activities), Scholastic book fair, Children's Book Week, living history museum, peer mediation, Multicultural Festival, Farm Week.

Parent Programs

  • Parents Home and School Association,
  • Parents Classroom Volunteers

Parent Involvement

Parent workshops, Back to School Night, parent-teacher conferences, Title I meetings; fund-raising, Play Day; Lunch with the Principal.

Parent workshops, Back to School Night, parent-teacher conferences, Title I meetings; fund-raising, Play Day; Lunch with the Principal.

Before and After Care

  • After Care,
  • Extended Day,
  • Extended Programming

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