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Overall
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Penn Alexander School
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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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High Academic Growth
High Academic Growth
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School Details

  • School TypePublic District Neighborhood
  • Grade LevelsK-8
  • Waiting List Size
  • Enrollment566
  • PrincipalMr. Michael Farrell
  • Phone Number215-400-7760
  • SEPTA RoutesBus (21, 30, 42)
  • Address 4209 Spruce Street
    Philadelphia, PA 19104
  • NeighborhoodUniversity City
  • Application DeadlineNovember 2nd, 2018
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Mission

The school provides a rich academic program for the children of the neighborhood with a curriculum that is based on best research evidence about successful teaching and learning strategies for children of diverse strengths, backgrounds, and learning...

The school provides a rich academic program for the children of the neighborhood with a curriculum that is based on best research evidence about successful teaching and learning strategies for children of diverse strengths, backgrounds, and learning needs.

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Points of Pride

* Primary focus on academic excellence with equal access of learning opportunities for all students * Development of students' passion for learning * Using the community as a context for real-world learning * Opportunities for students to...

* Primary focus on academic excellence with equal access of learning opportunities for all students * Development of students' passion for learning * Using the community as a context for real-world learning * Opportunities for students to exercise choice

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Admissions Policy

**NOTE: No applications will be accepted from residents outside of the catchment area. As of the 2014-2015 kindergarten enrollment, parents within the Penn Alexander catchment may enroll in the lottery. Students not selected via the lottery will be...

**NOTE: No applications will be accepted from residents outside of the catchment area. As of the 2014-2015 kindergarten enrollment, parents within the Penn Alexander catchment may enroll in the lottery. Students not selected via the lottery will be reassigned to the closest school with space in Kindergarten. Parents are strongly encouraged to participate in the Elementary and Middle School Selection Process to increase their district school options.

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Safety & Culture

We are a community school that draws upon, and contributes to, the vitality of the neighborhood through an innovative community-focused curriculum, and is a vibrant center for educational, recreational, cultural, and social programs for adults and...

We are a community school that draws upon, and contributes to, the vitality of the neighborhood through an innovative community-focused curriculum, and is a vibrant center for educational, recreational, cultural, and social programs for adults and children in the community.

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Accreditations & Honors

2016 National Blue Ribbon School of Excellence

2016 National Blue Ribbon School of Excellence

School Details & Data

Demographics

Black 21.2%
White 39.6%
Hispanic 6.4%
Asian 20.5%
Other 12.4%

Female & Male Students

Female Students 47.7%
Male Students 52.3%

Special Education

Special Ed 4.6%

Gifted Education

Gifted 0.5%

Economically Disadvantaged

Students who are economically disadvantaged 27%

English Language Learners

English Language Learner 9.9%

Students Per Grade

Kindergarten Students
73
1st Grade Students
72
2nd Grade Students
73
3rd Grade Students
72
4th Grade Students
72
5th Grade Students
52
6th Grade Students
49
7th Grade Students
51
8th Grade Students
52
Total Students
566

Activities & Programs

Arts Programs

  • Vocal,
  • Instrumental,
  • Choir,
  • School Musicals

Language Programs

  • Spanish

Parent Programs

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

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