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Overall
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Universal Bluford Charter 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-6
  • Waiting List Size169
  • Enrollment525
  • PrincipalMs. Crystal Gary-Nelson
  • Phone Number215-581-5502
  • SEPTA RoutesBus (46, G), Trolley (10)
  • Address 5720 Media Street
    Philadelphia, PA 19131
  • NeighborhoodOverbrook
  • Fax267-292-3970
  • TuitionN/A
  • Application DeadlineJanuary 28th, 2019

Mission

Universal Bluford Charter School (UBCS) is a community enriched educational institution serving West Philadelphia students in grades K through 6th. One of Universal Bluford Charter School's central goals is enriching the community through the...

Universal Bluford Charter School (UBCS) is a community enriched educational institution serving West Philadelphia students in grades K through 6th. One of Universal Bluford Charter School's central goals is enriching the community through the provision of resources and valuable community partnerships.

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Points of Pride

All Universal Bluford Charter School students will be provided with daily academic rigor, community-enriched resources and extra-curricular opportunities designed to nurture their development into well-balanced adolescents who are empowered with...

All Universal Bluford Charter School students will be provided with daily academic rigor, community-enriched resources and extra-curricular opportunities designed to nurture their development into well-balanced adolescents who are empowered with positive self-images. We have partnerships with Police Athletic League (PAL), Families and Schools Together (FAST), St. Mary’s Episcopal Church and Wordsworth’s School Therapeutic Service (STS).

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Admissions Policy

Our school accepts applications through Apply Philly Charter for the 2019-20 school year.

Our school accepts applications through Apply Philly Charter for the 2019-20 school year.

Safety & Culture

One of our core values is that all schools can and will be a safe and nurturing environment, a place where everyone is valued and respected.

One of our core values is that all schools can and will be a safe and nurturing environment, a place where everyone is valued and respected.

School Details & Data

Demographics

Black 97.8%
Hispanic 2%
Other 0.2%

Female & Male Students

Female Students 50.6%
Male Students 49.4%

Special Education

Special Ed 15.8%

Gifted Education

Gifted 0.2%

Economically Disadvantaged

Students who are economically disadvantaged 77%

English Language Learners

English Language Learner 1.7%

Students Per Grade

Kindergarten Students
75
1st Grade Students
75
2nd Grade Students
80
3rd Grade Students
72
4th Grade Students
75
5th Grade Students
75
6th Grade Students
73
Total Students
525

School Incidents

Incidents Per 100 Students
1.6

Activities & Programs

Before and After Care

  • Extended Day,
  • Extended Programming

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