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Overall
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West Philadelphia Achievement Charter Elementary School
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Overall
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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 Citywide
  • Grade LevelsK-5
  • Waiting List Size80
  • Enrollment699
  • PrincipalKaren Toomer
  • Phone Number215-476-6471
  • SEPTA RoutesBus (30, 31, 65, 105)
  • Address 6701 Callowhill Street
    Philadelphia, PA 19151
  • NeighborhoodOverbrook
  • TuitionTuition-Free
  • Application DeadlineMay 1st, 2017
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Mission

WPACES is a loving environment where the whole child will flourish. Our staff is dedicated to ensuring that all children blossom through effective and passionate instruction. Teachers are also committed to growing professionally. We integrate the...

WPACES is a loving environment where the whole child will flourish. Our staff is dedicated to ensuring that all children blossom through effective and passionate instruction. Teachers are also committed to growing professionally. We integrate the arts and technology as we teach to the multiple intelligences of our students through differentiated instruction.

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Points of Pride

1. We provide a school where children are free to learn and teachers are free to teach. 2. We foster a loving environment where the whole child can grow. 3. Our teachers are committed to growing professionally. 4. Our families and our community play...

1. We provide a school where children are free to learn and teachers are free to teach. 2. We foster a loving environment where the whole child can grow. 3. Our teachers are committed to growing professionally. 4. Our families and our community play an integral part in helping our children grow.

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Admissions Policy

WPACES admission is based on a lottery. Students who are not selected are placed on a waiting list.

WPACES admission is based on a lottery. Students who are not selected are placed on a waiting list.

Safety & Culture

WPACES is a student-centered environment dedicated to the well-being of all stakeholders, especially students. Staff members are trained on de-escalation strategies and emergency response procedures. Families and communities are also an integral part...

WPACES is a student-centered environment dedicated to the well-being of all stakeholders, especially students. Staff members are trained on de-escalation strategies and emergency response procedures. Families and communities are also an integral part of our school's mission to enrich students' lives.

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Accreditations & Honors

Adequate Yearly Progress: 2005-2006, 2007-2008, 2008-2009 and 2010-2011.

Adequate Yearly Progress: 2005-2006, 2007-2008, 2008-2009 and 2010-2011.

School Details & Data

Demographics

Black 98.6%
Hispanic 1.1%
Other 0.3%

Female & Male Students

Female Students 47.8%
Male Students 52.2%

Special Education

Special Ed 6.7%

Economically Disadvantaged

Students who are economically disadvantaged 100%

Students Per Grade

Kindergarten Students
151
1st Grade Students
125
2nd Grade Students
123
3rd Grade Students
103
4th Grade Students
102
5th Grade Students
95
Total Students
699

School Incidents

Incidents Per 100 Students
1.4

Activities & Programs

Arts Programs

  • Vocal,
  • Instrumental,
  • Dance Instr,
  • Other Vocal,
  • Dance,
  • School Plays,
  • School Musicals

Sports Programs

  • Football,
  • Basketball,
  • Sports Other

Other Sports

Ballet club, basketball club, volleyball club.

Ballet club, basketball club, volleyball club.

Other Activities

Girls' Club, Boys' Club, Boy Scouts, Ballet and Drama

Girls' Club, Boys' Club, Boy Scouts, Ballet and Drama

Parent Programs

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

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