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Overall
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The Laboratory Charter School of Communication and Languages (59th and Woodbine Campus)
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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 Charter Citywide
  • Grade LevelsK-4
  • Enrollment397
  • PrincipalMr. Sterling Garris
  • Phone Number215-452-5580
  • SEPTA RoutesBus (5, 57)
  • Address 5901 Woodbine Ave
    Philadelphia, PA 19131
  • NeighborhoodOverbrook
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Mission

The mission of the Laboratory Charter School of Communication and Languages is to provide a program that will prepare students to communicate effectively in more than one language and to see the world from three perspectives: global, international...

The mission of the Laboratory Charter School of Communication and Languages is to provide a program that will prepare students to communicate effectively in more than one language and to see the world from three perspectives: global, international and national. The school will promote excellence in oral and written communication, mastery of more than one language, proficiency in computer issues, appreciation of cultural diversity, concern for international and global issues, and commitment to lifelong learning. It will be characterized by excellence in teaching; instructional methods that connect learning to the real world and practical applications; and close cooperation among communities, parents and teachers.

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Points of Pride

1. Top-ranked school in terms of PSSAs a. 2013 PSSA Results: 94.2% of students Proficient and Advanced in math; 90.4% Proficient and Advanced in reading; 89.6% Proficient and Advanced in science; 81.3% Proficient and...

1. Top-ranked school in terms of PSSAs a. 2013 PSSA Results: 94.2% of students Proficient and Advanced in math; 90.4% Proficient and Advanced in reading; 89.6% Proficient and Advanced in science; 81.3% Proficient and Advanced in writing. 2. Blue Ribbon school with Middle States accreditation. 3. Focus on health and wellness. 4. Students receive 30 minutes of French instruction and 30 minutes of Spanish instruction daily.

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Admissions Policy

Admission to the school is open to all eligible students who live in Philadelphia. We do not discriminate based on prior academic achievement when recruiting or admitting students. It is recommended that a parent attend an open house before...

Admission to the school is open to all eligible students who live in Philadelphia. We do not discriminate based on prior academic achievement when recruiting or admitting students. It is recommended that a parent attend an open house before submitting an application. We are a school of choice, and it is important for both parents and applicants to know the level of academia offered. Open houses are offered at all three of our sites.

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Safety & Culture

With a zero-tolerance policy, we provide students with a safe and structured environment conducive to learning.

With a zero-tolerance policy, we provide students with a safe and structured environment conducive to learning.

School Details & Data

Demographics

Black 82.7%
White 1.3%
Hispanic 4.6%
Asian 2.7%
Other 8.6%

Female & Male Students

Female Students 51.7%
Male Students 48.3%

Special Education

Special Ed 5.6%

Economically Disadvantaged

Students who are economically disadvantaged 59%

Students Per Grade

Kindergarten Students
99
1st Grade Students
85
2nd Grade Students
77
3rd Grade Students
70
4th Grade Students
66
Total Students
397

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