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Philadelphia, PA
Students enrolled: 808
Before care: No

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5301 North Water St
Philadelphia, PA 19120

(215) 456-3003
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October 08, 2012
Ever since the former principal left due to medical concerns, the new principal is just a figure who is just following "school district policy." Teachers are to each file out an objective sheet for the week - having it sent to the principal and have most if not all objectives executed within the classroom. There's a no hug policy, due to the students inappropriate contact with each other. There is absolutely no tolerance for school bullying. The teachers are not preparing students to learn - everything is busy work and based on moral education (meaning it depends on the teacher your child will have in means of building character). Lack of a music and art program. There's a selected few able to play an instrument, and there's even no strong enforcement of it. In terms of reading and writing - their teachers build good structure to teach it to children. Often going out of their way to find books that the students will be able to relate to when enforcing the subjects. There is lack of understanding math or science. The teachers are horrible in these aspects and need to reevaluate who is teaching the students rather than them having the slip and also teach another subject.

- submitted by a community member

June 12, 2011
school need to put some gym and sports to the program. if better get some music and arts after school programs to help the kids activities

- submitted by a parent

May 23, 2006
Lacking any music or arts programs but the staff seem compatent and dependable. Administration seems concerned and diligent with any concerns that arise.

- submitted by a teacher

April 24, 2006
Olney offers limited access to music, art, sports, and other extra curricular activities.

- submitted by a parent

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Olney El School
5301 North Water St, Philadelphia, PA  19120
(215) 456-3003
Last modified Olney El School is a Public school that serves grades K-8. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 2 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Olney El School Rating: 3 out of 5 based on 8 reviews. Top