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Universal Daroff 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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School Details

  • School TypePublic Charter Neighborhood
  • Grade LevelsK-8
  • Waiting List Size0
  • Enrollment728
  • PrincipalMr. James Ruffin-Jr
  • Phone Number215-471-2905
  • School Emailjruffin-jr@universalcompanies.org
  • SEPTA RoutesRoutes G, 30
  • Address 5630 Vine Street
    Philadelphia, PA 19139
  • NeighborhoodHaddington
  • TuitionN/A
  • Application DeadlineJanuary 28th, 2019
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Mission

To provide an exemplary program for grades K-8. We take a holistic approach that focuses on academics, self-sufficiency, civic responsibility physical well being, and community linkages where the values of self, family, and community will be...

To provide an exemplary program for grades K-8. We take a holistic approach that focuses on academics, self-sufficiency, civic responsibility physical well being, and community linkages where the values of self, family, and community will be incorporated in all aspects of the educational process. Universal’s mission: to prepare children to be future leaders and build the foundation for superb student academic achievement while supporting students and families in becoming life long learners.

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Points of Pride

Personal responsibility rules at Daroff. We are an oasis in the desert. We take pride in our students' efforts. Parents are our partners.

Personal responsibility rules at Daroff. We are an oasis in the desert. We take pride in our students' efforts. Parents are our partners.

Admissions Policy

Eligible students must live in our catchment area. Submit an application through Apply Philly Charter for the 2019-20 school year. To register, students must submit the following documentation: school records, updated immunization records, updated...

Eligible students must live in our catchment area. Submit an application through Apply Philly Charter for the 2019-20 school year. To register, students must submit the following documentation: school records, updated immunization records, updated physical and dental record and a copy of the student's IEP (if applicable).

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School Details & Data

Demographics

Black 98.1%
Hispanic 1.2%
Asian 0.3%
Other 0.4%

Female & Male Students

Female Students 51.3%
Male Students 48.7%

Special Education

Special Ed 11.3%

Economically Disadvantaged

Students who are economically disadvantaged 80%

English Language Learners

English Language Learner 2.2%

Students Per Grade

Kindergarten Students
108
1st Grade Students
98
2nd Grade Students
96
3rd Grade Students
105
4th Grade Students
81
5th Grade Students
71
6th Grade Students
70
7th Grade Students
47
8th Grade Students
52
Total Students
728

School Incidents

Incidents Per 100 Students
0.2

Activities & Programs

Arts Programs

  • Vocal,
  • Instrumental,
  • Theater,
  • Visual Arts,
  • Dance Instr,
  • Choir,
  • Other Vocal,
  • Dance,
  • School Plays,
  • Poetry

Sports Programs

  • Basketball,
  • Soccer,
  • Track and Field,
  • Tennis,
  • Wrestling,
  • Dance,
  • Cheerleading,
  • Girls Basketball,
  • Volleyball

Language Programs

  • Spanish,
  • Chinese

Parent Programs

  • Parents School Advisory,
  • Parents Classroom Volunteers,
  • Parents After School Volunteers

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