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Samuel Powel Elementary School
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Safety
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Reading
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School Details

  • School TypePublic District Neighborhood
  • Grade LevelsK-4
  • Waiting List Size70
  • Enrollment298
  • PrincipalMs. Kimberly Ellerbee
  • Phone Number215-400-7740
  • SEPTA RoutesMFL (34th Street), Bus (31), Trolley (10)
  • Address 301 N. 36th Street
    Philadelphia, PA 19104
  • NeighborhoodPowelton
  • Tuitionn/a
  • Application DeadlineNovember 13th, 2017
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Mission

The mission of Powel School is to lay a foundation that will prepare students for success as adults, by ensuring that they have the academic and social skills to thrive at the next level. Our collective purpose is to work with integrity as a team...

The mission of Powel School is to lay a foundation that will prepare students for success as adults, by ensuring that they have the academic and social skills to thrive at the next level. Our collective purpose is to work with integrity as a team to prepare every child for scholarship, leadership, and citizenship.

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Points of Pride

Thriving Home and School Association, that supports the school through advocacy, fundraising, volunteers, programs, and special events Well established School Advisory Council - a team of parents, partners and school staff that collaborate in school...

Thriving Home and School Association, that supports the school through advocacy, fundraising, volunteers, programs, and special events Well established School Advisory Council - a team of parents, partners and school staff that collaborate in school governance decisions impacting the budget and school improvement efforts. Staff of committed, experienced, highly qualified, and highly effective teachers Children's Literacy Initiative - Model School Drexel University Partnership School

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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.

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Safety & Culture

Implementation of the following: School-wide positive behavior supports Restorative Practices Playworks program Junior Coaches Mentorship program After school clubs (e.g. Chess, Track and Field, Drama, Cheerleading) School safety...

Implementation of the following: School-wide positive behavior supports Restorative Practices Playworks program Junior Coaches Mentorship program After school clubs (e.g. Chess, Track and Field, Drama, Cheerleading) School safety committee

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Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate 35%

Accreditations & Honors

-Adequate Yearly Progress -Keystone Award School -PennCan Award for Student Achievement -Ranked in top 10% of Philadelphia schools

-Adequate Yearly Progress -Keystone Award School -PennCan Award for Student Achievement -Ranked in top 10% of Philadelphia schools

School Details & Data

Demographics

Black 70.2%
White 10.1%
Hispanic 2.3%
Asian 5.4%
Other 12%

Female & Male Students

Female Students 53.1%
Male Students 46.9%

Special Education

Special Ed 10.5%

Gifted Education

Gifted 2.7%

Economically Disadvantaged

Students who are economically disadvantaged 67.8%

English Language Learners

English Language Learner 2.3%

Students Per Grade

Kindergarten Students
60
1st Grade Students
60
2nd Grade Students
65
3rd Grade Students
54
4th Grade Students
59
Total Students
298

Safety Incidents

Incidents Per 100 Students
1.1

Activities & Programs

Arts Programs

  • Vocal,
  • Instrumental,
  • Theater,
  • Visual Arts,
  • School Musicals

Sports Programs

  • Basketball,
  • Track and Field

Other Activities

Drama Club, Gardening Club, Chess Team

Drama Club, Gardening Club, Chess Team

Electives

Enrichment program for mentally gifted students

Enrichment program for mentally gifted students

Parent Programs

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

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