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PK-8
Public district
Philadelphia, PA
Students enrolled: 609
 

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535 Shawmont Ave
Philadelphia, PA 19128

(215) 487-4466
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January 25, 2015
School is very convenient for my children and there doing lots of new things this year..

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October 24, 2013
I am a parent of a pre-schooler and the Bright Futures program is wonderful. The teacher, Mrs. Magdavitiz, is kind and caring and an overall great teacher.

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September 27, 2013
The years before leading up to when my own kids would go to school were good, positive, praising of how good the teachers are, the wonderful work that home and school Association does, and the principals hand on how well the school functioned. I only hope that with a lot of the school cuts.... things won't change for my children. We have been very pleased to experience Shawmonts good reputation. We feel the good structure happening at this school.

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September 26, 2013
My daughter is going to the Bright Futures program and I couldn't be happier with her teacher. Mrs. Magdovitz is a loving, caring teacher. I know my daughter is in wonderful hands when I drop my daughter off in her class.

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September 26, 2013
Shawmont is one of the best schools in Philadelphia. Our music program is wonderful. Our teachers truly care about the kids. Our Home and School is fantastic and we really support our kids and the teachers.

- submitted by a parent

March 13, 2012
Shawmont is a phenomenal school. The teachers and administration are top notch. The Home & School Association is extremely active and parents are always welcome at the school for any reason, from volunteering to observing.

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January 22, 2012
My children attended this school for 2 years. The teachers in the lower grades were wonderful, caring, and worked with my children to meet their needs. I found some of the administration to be unprofessional and lacking. For philadelphia county this was considered a great school, but the county is a mess so that isn't saying much. No grass, swings, slides or fields just a cement yard for the kids to play and a few basketball hoops with chain nets. Parking is terrible and my request for a specialist was ignored. Children in the upper grades are bused in from West Philly and some of them are pretty rough around the edges. The teachers are trying but the admin is lacking. This school is better than most in the county, but you could definitely do better elsewhere.

- submitted by a parent

November 30, 2010
When my child first attended Shawmont, I thought "now this is a great school". Teachers were hands on and the principal seemed to be very involved. Now 7 years later I am so disappointed in this school. If I had the money I would take my child out now and let him finish at a private school. The teachers don't care anymore and principal is so out of touch with the students and parents, it's pathetic. The whole Phila. School System stinks and Shawmont has definitely gone downhill. Keep your eyes and ears open because they won't tell you anything as far as your child is concerned. Can't wait until graduation.

- submitted by a parent

October 02, 2009
I feel the school lacks the leadership skill it needs to take it from a good school to a great school. Some of the teachers are the best you will find while others are just buying time. There are some parents that are very involved but we could use more parents cooperation to take this school to the next level. I would love to see this school become a 5 star school its just not there yet. Many things go unaddressed do to weak leadership.

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October 01, 2009
Shawmont is an awesome school because of the tremendous principal, caring and inspiring staff and administrators, and dedicated parents! I'm so thankful that my children are part of this wonderful community!

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September 29, 2009
Shawmont is probably the most family oriented school I've ever been apart if!! Great staff great students! Very respectful which you don't find too much anymore in schools! It's just plain great!!

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September 29, 2009
Because the teachers are the best in Philadelphia and I know my son will get a great education.

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September 29, 2009
Shawmont is a wonderful diversified, family-oriented, community and neighborhood school and I am so happy and proud that my son has attended there since Kindergarten! The teachers are magnificent and dedicated beyond any teachers I've met professionally/personally. The prinicipal Mr Graff is hands-on, accessible and tries his best to met my needs. The music department is fabulous! Most important is my ability to be an active/involved parent because it is encouraged and welcomed by all. I had been a social work/case manager for thirteen years in Philadelphia area and had many opportunities to hear about Shawmont and be a part of different ways they help and support kids with regular and specials needs. The Home & School Assoc is also a dedicated and involved group and most members made me feel very welcomed and appreciated. Shawmont is a great school and I have referred many families to send their children to this great school and they are also very happy so I'm told. I feel like part of a family...and so does my son!

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September 29, 2009
The school is really dedicated to teaching about the state requirement.Children learning progressively, lead in the furture progressively.

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September 29, 2009
I have been very impressed with Shawmont and what it has done for my grandson, niece and nephew and many other local children. I feel it has a great family atmosphere and encurages family involvement and I feel known! My grandson has learned so much here. I see his progression each year and I am happy with every teacher he's had and how they embrace the children with their special needs. I am so glad my daughter chose Shawmont!

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September 29, 2009
They have a great music program they put on a wonderful play every year! Everyone is so kind and helpful! Its a fun and safe school I just love it!

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September 18, 2009
The teachers and staff are great!

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September 18, 2009
The faculty and staff at Shawmont go the extra mile to make everyone feel important and to make sure that everyone has a chance to succeed.

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August 24, 2009
My daughter started Shawmont in the 5th and is now going to the 8th and she came from a private school. I have not been disappointed; infact I have been quite please and my husdand and I are looking forward to our son attending this year 9/2009 in the 1st grade. My daughter has had distinguish honor since the 5th grade and attended the Carver Science Fair twice and placed once. They have a strong home and school association and parent participation. No school is perfect and there is always room for improvement but the staff and principal work with you to make your childrens education meaningful, eventfull and exciting. The school main focus of course is education and they keep up with the best of the best schools in Philadelphia.

- submitted by a parent

May 15, 2007
Shawmont is a school that has maintained a strong academic environment for many years. I feel that this will soon change with many established veteran teachers soon to retire. Additionally, the principle lacks focus for the future. All in all, a great public school, however, watch your child closely in his/her 7th and 8th grade years as the teachers are uninvolved.

- submitted by a student

August 22, 2006
I would have to say that Shawmont is a great school. Its teachers are wonderful. I have 2 children attending this school and they are very happy, and are doing very well grade wise. My children entered into this school from a private school 3yrs ago and I feel they have learned more at Shawmont then they did at the private school. So this goes to show that paying a few thousand a year doesn't mean it's better. Overall I am very pleased with the school and its teachers.I must not leave out my gripes...I feel that the Principal needs to keep on top of things. There where many times when things have happened to my kids at school and I was not aware of it until they came home hours later.Including injuries. Poor communication,lack of information, and his people skills also need to be improved. But he has a tuff job

- submitted by a parent

April 28, 2006
Shawmont is the best school for any child they make learning fun and easy it is the best school

- submitted by a student

October 27, 2004
The school has been a big disapointment. The principal lacks leadership, humbleness, loyalty, and kindness. Shawmont used to be a great school but, over the years has seemed to lessen their stsndards. They need a new curriculum that isn't just review from previous years.

- submitted by a parent

February 26, 2004
Shawmonts academics standards are superb. However, there is a greater need for the principal and the school to make more of an effort to make the outer district children and their families feel welcome and apart of Shawmont. I believe that the needs of the outer district children are seriously neglected. I also feel that the principal lacks compassion and humanity.

- submitted by a parent

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Shawmont School
535 Shawmont Ave, Philadelphia, PA  19128
(215) 487-4466
Last modified Shawmont School is a Public school that serves grades PK-8. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 4 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Shawmont School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 30 reviews. Top