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Overall
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William H. Loesche 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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High Academic Growth
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School Details

  • School TypePublic District Neighborhood
  • Grade LevelsPreK-5
  • Enrollment770
  • PrincipalSherin Philip Kurian
  • Phone Number215-961-2000
  • SEPTA Routes58
  • Address 595 Tomlinson Road
    Philadelphia, PA 19116
  • NeighborhoodSomerton
  • Application DeadlineNovember 2nd, 2018
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Mission

We are committed to providing high quality and challenging learning experiences that will allow our students to achieve their greatest potential and to adapt and succeed in a diverse and ever changing society. We are dedicated to serve our students...

We are committed to providing high quality and challenging learning experiences that will allow our students to achieve their greatest potential and to adapt and succeed in a diverse and ever changing society. We are dedicated to serve our students with the understanding that diversity is to be celebrated and that our Loesche Learners are Leaders!

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Points of Pride

1. Diverse student population that speaks over 30 languages 2. High performing academic focus in all grades 3. The Arts are Alive at Loesche: All students participate in art and music classes. 4. Technology initiatives have assisted in obtaining...

1. Diverse student population that speaks over 30 languages 2. High performing academic focus in all grades 3. The Arts are Alive at Loesche: All students participate in art and music classes. 4. Technology initiatives have assisted in obtaining SMART Boards in all homeroom classes.

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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 this application process happens early in the school year and...

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

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Safety & Culture

The school implements a School-wide Positive Behavior Support program (SWPBS). Students following the three school rules are awarded "golden tickets" and school, principal and parental recognition..

The school implements a School-wide Positive Behavior Support program (SWPBS). Students following the three school rules are awarded "golden tickets" and school, principal and parental recognition..

Accreditations & Honors

Top Scoring First in Math School in district 2011-12 & 2012-13 One Million Sticker School in First in Math for 2012 (Only 51 of 5,000 participating schools received this distinction.) Activity Works Recognized School for Student Fitness and...

Top Scoring First in Math School in district 2011-12 & 2012-13 One Million Sticker School in First in Math for 2012 (Only 51 of 5,000 participating schools received this distinction.) Activity Works Recognized School for Student Fitness and Performance 2012-13 2011 Top Scoring School In Pennsylvania for the 2011 Bullying Academy sponsored by Common Knowledge Scholarship Foundation

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School Details & Data

Demographics

Black 10%
White 53%
Hispanic 5.6%
Asian 20.8%
Other 10.5%

Female & Male Students

Female Students 47.3%
Male Students 52.7%

Special Education

Special Ed 10.3%

Economically Disadvantaged

Students who are economically disadvantaged 50%

English Language Learners

English Language Learner 27%

Students Per Grade

Kindergarten Students
121
1st Grade Students
146
2nd Grade Students
120
3rd Grade Students
137
4th Grade Students
135
5th Grade Students
111
Total Students
770

School Incidents

Incidents Per 100 Students
4.4

Activities & Programs

Arts Programs

  • Vocal,
  • Instrumental,
  • Theater,
  • Dance Instr,
  • Choir,
  • Other Vocal,
  • Drill Team,
  • Other Instrumental,
  • School Plays

Sports Programs

  • Basketball,
  • Cheerleading

Other Activities

Chess Literacy & Math Clubs Poetry Club Various EC clubs

Chess Literacy & Math Clubs Poetry Club Various EC clubs

Electives

1-World Cultures 2-Russian Math

1-World Cultures 2-Russian Math

Language Programs

  • Russian

Parent Programs

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

Parent Involvement

Parents are welcomed and encouraged to become a part of the Loesche School Community! Parents are asked to participate in Budget, Parent Involvement and School Improvement Committees, as well as encouraged to join the Home and School group. Parent...

Parents are welcomed and encouraged to become a part of the Loesche School Community! Parents are asked to participate in Budget, Parent Involvement and School Improvement Committees, as well as encouraged to join the Home and School group. Parent Workshops are held for Go Math Math and the Annual PSSA Parent Breakfast, & others. Loesche has been a District Parent University Site in 2011 and offered ESL classes for parents. Parents are encouraged to become actively involved at Loesche.

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Before and After Care

  • Before Care,
  • After Care

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