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John Hancock Demonstration Elementary 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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High Academic Growth
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School Details

  • School TypePublic District Neighborhood
  • Grade LevelsK-5
  • Enrollment503
  • PrincipalMr William Griffin
  • Phone Number215-281-2604
  • SEPTA RoutesBus (66, 84)
  • Address 3700 Morrell Avenue
    Philadelphia, PA 19114
  • Application DeadlineNovember 2nd, 2018
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Mission

The John Hancock Demonstration Elementary School’s vision is "Together we make a difference," and our mission statement is "Parents, teachers, staff and community will create and sustain an outstanding educational program to ensure...

The John Hancock Demonstration Elementary School’s vision is "Together we make a difference," and our mission statement is "Parents, teachers, staff and community will create and sustain an outstanding educational program to ensure that all children achieve at high levels and reach their full potential." Together we make a difference in our students' future.

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Points of Pride

Family Math Night. Home and school association. Morning exercises in the schoolyard. Tuesday communication folders. School website. Partnerships with Holy Family University, Temple University, West Chester University, Liberty Bell Athletic Club,...

Family Math Night. Home and school association. Morning exercises in the schoolyard. Tuesday communication folders. School website. Partnerships with Holy Family University, Temple University, West Chester University, Liberty Bell Athletic Club, Morrell Park ShopRite, Eighth Police District and Mitchell Playground.

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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 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

Parents are welcome to use the Hancock car loop every morning to drop off their children and every afternoon to pick up their children.

Parents are welcome to use the Hancock car loop every morning to drop off their children and every afternoon to pick up their children.

Accreditations & Honors

Demonstration school, First in Math program, Dancing Classrooms, Fresh Artists.

Demonstration school, First in Math program, Dancing Classrooms, Fresh Artists.

School Details & Data

Demographics

Black 10.3%
White 64.8%
Hispanic 9.5%
Asian 3.1%
Other 12.3%

Female & Male Students

Female Students 45.1%
Male Students 54.9%

Special Education

Special Ed 24.3%

Gifted Education

Gifted 0.8%

Economically Disadvantaged

Students who are economically disadvantaged 50%

Students Per Grade

Kindergarten Students
86
1st Grade Students
67
2nd Grade Students
77
3rd Grade Students
79
4th Grade Students
96
5th Grade Students
98
Total Students
503

School Incidents

Incidents Per 100 Students
1.7

Activities & Programs

Arts Programs

  • Vocal,
  • Instrumental,
  • Theater,
  • Dance Instr,
  • Choir,
  • School Plays,
  • School Musicals,
  • Literature

Sports Programs

  • Sports Other

Other Sports

Art club, computer club, school safety, knitting club, sports club, drama club, tutoring, Saturday school.

Art club, computer club, school safety, knitting club, sports club, drama club, tutoring, Saturday school.

Parent Programs

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

Parent Involvement

School trips, spirit week, special activities.

School trips, spirit week, special activities.

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