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Universal Alcorn 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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College Bound
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High Academic Growth
High Academic Growth
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School Details

  • School TypePublic Charter Neighborhood
  • Grade LevelsK-5
  • Enrollment362
  • PrincipalAaron Starke
  • Phone Number215-952-6219
  • School Emailinfo@universalalcompanies.org
  • SEPTA RoutesBus (12, 29, 64)
  • Address 3200 Dickinson Street
    Philadelphia, PA 19146
  • Application DeadlineJanuary 28th, 2019
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Mission

The Universal Education mission is to provide a rich and high-quality education to prepare every scholar for college, technical school or entrepreneurship and build altruistic alumni who contribute to the transformation of their communities as future...

The Universal Education mission is to provide a rich and high-quality education to prepare every scholar for college, technical school or entrepreneurship and build altruistic alumni who contribute to the transformation of their communities as future leaders and positive members of society.

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Points of Pride

- According to the 2014-2015 School Progress report, Universal Alcorn demonstrated academic growth. - PowerSchool allows parents to access their child's academic progress at any time. - RTI provides small group instruction for scholars who need...

- According to the 2014-2015 School Progress report, Universal Alcorn demonstrated academic growth. - PowerSchool allows parents to access their child's academic progress at any time. - RTI provides small group instruction for scholars who need additional support. - After-school programs: boys and girls basketball, chess, tutoring, enrichment. - Teachers take great pride in displaying student work and projects and creating an inviting space for scholars and parents. - Summer enrichment programs available. - Family Student Resource Center provides resources for families, scholars and community members, such as job workshops, computer use and access to food pantries.

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Admissions Policy

Eligible students must live in our catchment area. Students should submit an application to the school through Apply Philly Charter and provide the following documentation: immunization records, physical and dental records, and IEP information (if...

Eligible students must live in our catchment area. Students should submit an application to the school through Apply Philly Charter and provide the following documentation: immunization records, physical and dental records, and IEP information (if applicable).

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Safety & Culture

Universal Alcorn's goal is to provide scholars with a safe and welcoming environment. Our climate staff works diligently monitoring and assisting scholars. All teachers and support staff have high expectations for scholars and hold them to the...

Universal Alcorn's goal is to provide scholars with a safe and welcoming environment. Our climate staff works diligently monitoring and assisting scholars. All teachers and support staff have high expectations for scholars and hold them to the main tenets of the school. Frequent professional development sessions encourage teacher collaboration to ensure that we are meeting the needs of our scholars.

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School Details & Data

Demographics

Black 94.2%
White 0.9%
Hispanic 2.1%
Asian 2.1%
Other 0.6%

Female & Male Students

Female Students 52.9%
Male Students 47.1%

Special Education

Special Ed 12.8%

Economically Disadvantaged

Students who are economically disadvantaged 99%

Students Per Grade

Kindergarten Students
28
1st Grade Students
62
2nd Grade Students
65
3rd Grade Students
80
4th Grade Students
58
5th Grade Students
69
Total Students
362

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