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Public district
Philadelphia, PA
Students enrolled: 1,045

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3001 Princeton Ave
Philadelphia, PA 19149

(215) 335-5651
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October 03, 2013
has very good behavior and very good teachers. All the parents are also very involved with all things that happen.

- submitted by a parent

September 05, 2013
This is a great school! The teachers are very good and help a lot. They have sports and after school clubs. But there is no art room or music room.

- submitted by a community member

September 03, 2013
I am a student at Mayfair.I think that Mayfair is an average school. This year since we have a new principle, my parents tend to be more relieved and happy about the safety changes. I love how Mr. Lowery has made it a much safer school. But there are some negatives, too. What is am very not happy about were some of the changes. During the Mustang trip, there was no sudden announcement that we were supposed to line outside instead of the auditorium. We have to stay informed. Also, I personally think it was better when we we had announcements at the end of the day instead of in the morning. For example, since I was in one of the clubs afterschool, how was I supposed to tell her that it was cancelled? Also the bad thing about this school, is that there are a lot of fights and cursing around at lunch time and recess, but the lunch teachers dont tend to care. There a lot of students who say inappropriate things and they are disturbing!!!! BUT, Mayfair does have hardworking teachers who want to teach the students the best!!!

- submitted by a community member

August 31, 2013
I have 2 daughters in 5th & 6th grade, and both attended Mayfair since kindergarten. I think that with the recent staff changes, Mayfair has the potential to become an excellent school. The former principal, Ms. Besden, was HORRIFIC! I ve had numerous problems during her service, some of which were of a very serious nature. Of the times that I was actually informed of an issue as it developed, she always seemed to make light of the situation & attempt to sweep it under the rug , instead of taking a professional approach & provide us with a solution. I am, however, still satisfied with the quality education that my children have received, considering they consistently receive honors, with very little effort on my part. (I have a full time job, working long hours & am not always available to help with homework/projects.) The teachers that I ve met are great! The teachers are what make Mayfair a great school for my children. The new principal, Guy Lowery, has this school heading in the right direction. He already made several positive changes that affect the students, teachers, parents & community. I am now proud to say my children are students at Mayfair School!

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January 10, 2013
I'm a student at Mayfair. I am mentally gifted, so I'm in the MG program. The teachers are patient if you don't understand something. There aren't any real behavior problems because the teachers do there job, making sure everyone's safe and everyone's on the same track. No child is rushed everyone goes at there own speed. There are A LOT of kids in MG. Which is great! Every year they do a talent show. But, the thing that bothers me about the talent show is that it is only for kids in 5th grade and up. That's annoying to me because I love to sing and 3rd and 4th grade I was so excited about the talent show and I couldn't wait! I love Mayfair Elementary School! I would suggest that you send you're kid there!

- submitted by a community member

September 26, 2012
I have two children in Mayfair. Both students are advanced and receive honors. I am extremely pleased with the quality education that my children receive at Mayfair. The administration and staff of Mayfair provide enriched curriculum coupled with fundamentals and goals, preparing students for high school and beyond. Mayfair is an excellent school. Education is dependent on a strong parent / school relationship. As the parent I am ultimately responsible for insuring that my children are receiving a quality education and that the school is meeting the needs of the students.I do not assume that my school is meeting local and national educational standards, I have researched it and I can confirm that Mayfair is meeting above any other local schools public, private and parochial. I encourage all parents research their schools information. And I recommend that all parents take part in school activities and volunteer. I have found that doing so has provided me with first hand experience to gauge my overall satisfaction with both the school and my childrens progress.

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July 12, 2010
this school is the best school in the 19149 area I wish i was at that school

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November 18, 2008
i have 3 kids that means i tried a lot of schools including the private ones. but mayfair school is the best one i tried so far. i love it and my kids do too . i don't think i'm switching them again not even for a charter school.

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August 23, 2007
My son recently went to mayfair for one month from a Catholic school. The first week he thought was great. no dicipline and plenty of bad examples from other kids that he nicely picked up. let's just say he is back in a Catholic school. My son actually wanted to be diciplined again he said the teachers are night and day from Catholic school teachers from their attitudes down to their dress codes, this is comming from my sons mouth, not mine. And i definitly agree with the parent that said the principle and teachers have no control over those students . It's like a zoo. I as a parent never experienced anything like it.

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June 26, 2007
This school is so great! My daughter transferred here in September and every one welcomed her with open arms. Her reading and math skills improved immediately. Way to go Mayfair School!!!!!

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January 09, 2007
Mayfair is wonderful! My stepson has ADHD and has been attending Mayfair elementary for the past 2 years and has thrived. The teachers are great and work with the kids.

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September 08, 2005
My daughter just started third grade here because we just moved. Only to find out Phila grants teachers based on sets of grades total students not per grade. Example if there are 130 3rd graders, school will give one teacher to every 30, so that would give one extra teacher for the 10 over 120 therefore allowing smaller classes. Philadelphia groups for example, 3rd and 4th numbers together to provide teachers. This leaves one grade short somewhere and allows split classes as my daughter has. She is being taught her work them givin an assignment so the teacher can slide to the 4th grade and teach them. Bad system

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June 08, 2005
The school is great. My son is in kindergarden and is reading on a 1st grade level already. The teachers try to involve you in everything going on.

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May 20, 2005
Teachers are very caring. Students are well behaved. Test scores are highest in the area.

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April 13, 2004
This school is great my 7th grader is reading above her reading level and my kindergarten child is reading at a mid 1st grade level. Another thing that is really good is there is a lot of parent involvment and they also encourage it. Another plus is that they let parents of students work in the building so you can see how your children are doing and how well the school deals with the few problems they have if thay have any.

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February 06, 2004
Mayfair is an excellent elementary school. My child is in kindergarten and is already reading at a mid-1st grade level. Their reading and writing programs are great, and the teachers are really dedicated to making sure all of the children do well. I've compared this school's test scores with others in the district and Mayfair is one of the top schools. I'd recommend this school to everyone!

- submitted by a parent

August 26, 2003
The leadership at this school is very poor. The present administration is poor in discipline, poor in principal/teacher relations and is more concerned about teacher absences than quality education. Teacher morale is very low.The atmoosphere is very negative as opposed to the atmosphere ten years ago.

- submitted by a community member

August 26, 2003
Mayfair is a great school and they care about their children.

- submitted by a parent

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Mayfair School
3001 Princeton Ave, Philadelphia, PA  19149
(215) 335-5651
Last modified Mayfair School is a Public school that serves grades K-8. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 4 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Mayfair School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 20 reviews. Top