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Universal Institute 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 Citywide
  • Grade LevelsPreK-8
  • Waiting List Size70
  • Enrollment690
  • PrincipalMr. Jeffrey Williams
  • Phone Number215-732-2876
  • SEPTA RoutesBSL (Lombard-South), Bus (2, 4, 27, 32)
  • Address 1415 Catherine Street
    Philadelphia, PA 19146
  • NeighborhoodSouth Philadelphia
  • TuitionN/A
  • Application DeadlineJanuary 28th, 2019
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Mission

The mission of Universal Institute Charter School is to provide a School to Career Academic Program that emphasizes self-suffiency, civic responsibility, and problem solving. The educational program utilizes community resources within the school'...

The mission of Universal Institute Charter School is to provide a School to Career Academic Program that emphasizes self-suffiency, civic responsibility, and problem solving. The educational program utilizes community resources within the school's immediate neiborhood through a variety of before, during, and after school partnerships with families, businesses, social agencies, civic groups and community organizations to enhance the academic program and support students and their families.

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Points of Pride

Diverse student population. Outstanding academic achievement. Highly motivated and qualified staff. Extremely supportive educational management organization.

Diverse student population. Outstanding academic achievement. Highly motivated and qualified staff. Extremely supportive educational management organization.

Admissions Policy

Students are welcome to apply for admissions for grades K-4 through Apply Philly Charter for the 2019-20 school year. Students are selected for admissions based on a lottery held in the spring, prior to each academic year. Students not selected for...

Students are welcome to apply for admissions for grades K-4 through Apply Philly Charter for the 2019-20 school year. Students are selected for admissions based on a lottery held in the spring, prior to each academic year. Students not selected for admissions are placed on a waiting list.

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Accreditations & Honors

UICS is recognized for attaining AYP for the past seven years (2005-2012).

UICS is recognized for attaining AYP for the past seven years (2005-2012).

School Details & Data

Demographics

Black 93.6%
White 0.1%
Hispanic 3.9%
Asian 1.9%
Other 0.4%

Female & Male Students

Female Students 49.1%
Male Students 50.9%

Special Education

Special Ed 8.6%

Economically Disadvantaged

Students who are economically disadvantaged 73%

English Language Learners

English Language Learner 5.7%

Students Per Grade

Kindergarten Students
62
1st Grade Students
69
2nd Grade Students
87
3rd Grade Students
90
4th Grade Students
145
5th Grade Students
67
6th Grade Students
54
7th Grade Students
61
8th Grade Students
55
Total Students
690

School Incidents

Incidents Per 100 Students
1.1

Activities & Programs

Arts Programs

  • Instrumental,
  • Other Instrumental,
  • Dance,
  • Poetry

Sports Programs

  • Basketball,
  • Sports Other

Other Sports

African Dance; Jazz Ensemble; African Drum Group; Drama

African Dance; Jazz Ensemble; African Drum Group; Drama

Parent Programs

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

Parent Involvement

Parents participate in school fund raisers, parent workshops, and a variety of activities sponsored by our Family Student Resource Center

Parents participate in school fund raisers, parent workshops, and a variety of activities sponsored by our Family Student Resource Center

Before and After Care

  • Extended Day,
  • Extended Programming

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