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Overall
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Watson T. Comly 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 District Neighborhood
  • Grade LevelsK-5
  • Enrollment468
  • PrincipalKate Sylvester
  • Phone Number215-400-3010
  • SEPTA RoutesBus (84)
  • Address 1001 Byberry Road
    Philadelphia, PA 19116
  • NeighborhoodSomerton
  • Application DeadlineNovember 2nd, 2018
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Mission

Our mission is to inspire students to be confident, critical thinkers by creating a nurturing, collaborative learning environment enabling them to successfully navigate the 21st century. We understand that our children come to us with unique...

Our mission is to inspire students to be confident, critical thinkers by creating a nurturing, collaborative learning environment enabling them to successfully navigate the 21st century. We understand that our children come to us with unique experiences, interests and learning styles. Our goal is to know our children and use this knowledge to guide, support and motivate students to their fullest potential. We incorporate the arts and technology into academics to give students a well-rounded education with real-world connections.

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Points of Pride

Parent involvement. Research and design makerspace. Google apps. Eat.Right.Now. Hype Council. Imagination Club. Choir and chorus. Instrumental music.

Parent involvement. Research and design makerspace. Google apps. Eat.Right.Now. Hype Council. Imagination Club. Choir and chorus. Instrumental music.

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 that this application process happens early in the school...

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 that this application process happens early in the school year and does not guarantee admission.

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Safety & Culture

Comly is a home for our community and prepares our students to love learning at an early age so they are ready for future educational experiences. We ensure that all students' gifts and talents are cultivated by providing them the opportunity to...

Comly is a home for our community and prepares our students to love learning at an early age so they are ready for future educational experiences. We ensure that all students' gifts and talents are cultivated by providing them the opportunity to acquire the knowledge to succeed in a global society.

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Accreditations & Honors

Comly School has made AYP since its inception. We continue to exceed expectations academically.

Comly School has made AYP since its inception. We continue to exceed expectations academically.

School Details & Data

Demographics

Black 13%
White 56.2%
Hispanic 7.9%
Asian 12%
Other 10.8%

Female & Male Students

Female Students 45.6%
Male Students 54.4%

Special Education

Special Ed 13.9%

Economically Disadvantaged

Students who are economically disadvantaged 39%

English Language Learners

English Language Learner 13.4%

Students Per Grade

Kindergarten Students
84
1st Grade Students
73
2nd Grade Students
63
3rd Grade Students
93
4th Grade Students
68
5th Grade Students
87
Total Students
468

School Incidents

Incidents Per 100 Students
1.4

Activities & Programs

Arts Programs

  • Vocal,
  • Instrumental,
  • Visual Arts,
  • Choir

Language Programs

  • Spanish,
  • Russian,
  • Arabic,
  • Other

Parent Programs

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

Parent Involvement

Parents volunteer in classrooms. The school has an active Home and School Association.

Parents volunteer in classrooms. The school has an active Home and School Association.

Before and After Care

  • After Care,
  • Extended Programming

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