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Frank Anne School

Public | PK-5 | 54 students

 

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Posted April 9, 2014

Anne Frank is a great school - a diamond in the rough. Given the School District's finances, it is remarkable that this school has continued to improve. It's due, in large part, to steady leadership and a strong sense of community among administration, teachers and parents. I can only imagine what the administration and teachers would be able to achieve with adequate funding. If you're looking to move into or within Philadelphia, I would strongly recommend the Anne Frank catchment area.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 21, 2013

This school is overcrowded. They don't care about the children like they claim.My kid's teacher is unorganized and has a sarcastic attitude. My kid gets picked on almost every day. Teachers act nice and change when parents aren't around. My child complains every single day that either a child or adult was mean. My child will be transferring to a private school asap. Academics is good but as far as everything else this school is the worst. Not all it's cracked up to be.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 24, 2013

this the first years for my daughter we are very happy. the principal call every time we the information.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 28, 2013

Anne Frank is an AWESOME school. The Principal, Teachers and home & school association are wonderful. It s a family atmosphere and the teachers are greatly involved. This school reminds of the old "Philadelphia" public schools; back when education was a priority, people cared and no separation between private & public. It's truly a pleasure sending my child to school every day here and I only hope with all that s going on with the school district it doesn t alter with the education my child is receiving here. If you live in the area this school is truly a Gem .
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 13, 2013

I have worked at Anne Frank for several years now and I am proud to be a member of such a professional, knowledgable and dedicated staff of teachers and lifelong learners. We work very hard to meet the needs of all of our students and take a personal interest in each and every one of them. It is true that our classrooms are crowded, meaning that we may have up to 33-34 students per classroom, but I have not seen any difference in the success of my students. We hold high academic standards and encourage our students to reach their highest potential. I work very hard to maintain constructive communication with my learners as well as their parents and I know that my respected co-workers do the same. I would have no problem sending my own children to this school because I know they would be safe, respected, and well-educated.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted February 28, 2012

Please note i will only reviewing this school based on a kindergarden. My son went to Anne Frank from September to Fenruary and i can only say wonderful things about his teacher Mrs Bailey- Dixon and about a program in general. I have not reilized how great this school is until we moved and my son went to Chatham park elementary in havertown. It is suppose to be a really good one, but so far i have been very disappointed because my son can read and write coming out of Anne Frank and Chatham park kindergarden is learning letter "I" this week. ??? May be we were lucky with out experienced and kind teacher, but looking at how good everything is orginized at this school and how responsible and knolegeble stuff is, i cant relate to below reviews and say no one helped my child. Despite the fact that classes are more then 30 students my son got all the attention that he needed and more and would come home very happy. Thank you so much Anne Frank stuff and our teacher that we dearly miss - Mrs. Bailey - Dixon!!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 8, 2012

I made a horrible mistake. I transferred my child from private to this school. I thought I was doing a good thing. One of the worst decisions I've made regarding my child. My child went from an honor student to barely passing. The teacher talks a good story but could not be the least bit interested. She is never available to assist when a child needs some clarification or help, as she states she is too busy or she's not to be bothered. She has no control over her classroom which is at most times way too noisy for any child to focus or concentrate. I have waited over four weeks for my child to get some help with a subject and I am still waiting. Nobody truly cares at this some though they tout themselves as teaching in the best elementary school in Philadelphia. If this is the best I wouldn't want to see the worst. Do your self and your child a big favor find the money do what you need to do and send them to a private school you won't regret it. You will regret sending them here to this school. I will be transferring my child out at the end of this school year and back to the private school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 22, 2011

My daughter was hit by the teacher, bad school. I would not recomand this school for anyone.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 27, 2010

Awesome Philly Public School. Anne Frank has children from so many different countries, which I love! My daughter's teacher, Mrs. Weightman, is such a great teacher. Can't believe she has given her the gift of reading and it is only December! I highly recommend this school:) Wonderful, caring staff!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 26, 2010

My older son has been attending this school since Kindergarten. He is in second grade now and has had excellent teachers all the way. My younger son has been attending since the beginning of this year and although he attended a great school last year is doing much better at Anne Frank. The community of teachers are very interested in helping your child to reach there full potential. Staff is excellent to work with and my only wish is that they went all the way to 9th grade instead of grade 5. I would recommend this school to anyone.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 3, 2009

Anne Frank is a caring community of teachers, parents, and students. We are one of the most diverse schools in the country! Our students come from every continent except Australia, speak over 40 languages, and practice numerous (or no) religions. We are all different, but we recognize that we are all the same. The goal of the school is for every student to achieve at high levels, to feel safe and respected, and to learn.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted March 26, 2008

I have twin girls in kindergarden. They love going to school everyday. Their teacher, Ms. Shayhorn is wonderful. The class size is probably to large, but she does an outstanding job of keeping order and helping them learn all of the basics.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 4, 2007

This school is severely overcrowded. My son had close to 40 kids in his class last year. I wonder if a lot of the kids that go to this school actually live in the neighborhood
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 19, 2006

I really like Anne Frank. The teachers have alot to accomplish in a day and really could use an extra pair of hands in the rooms. Overall I did like the school
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 25, 2006

good school but teachers need to be more receptive/responsive to new students son transferred there and teacher did not even inquire as to where he was in lessons etc from his old school
—Submitted by a parent


Community ratings and reviews do not represent the views of GreatSchools nor does GreatSchools check their accuracy or verify the reviewers' identities. Use your discretion when evaluating these reviews.

About these ratings

The Community Rating is the school’s average rating from its community members (e.g., parents, students, and school staff). The highest possible rating is five stars; the lowest is one star.

The test results by subgroup show how the designated group of students is performing in comparison to the general population.
Math

The state average for Math was 80% in 2012.

166 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
92%

2009

 
 
77%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 74% in 2012.

166 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
81%

2009

 
 
77%
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2011-2012 Pennsylvania used the Pennsylvania System of State Assessments (PSSA) to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in math and reading, in grades 5, 8 and 11 in writing, and in grades 4, 8 and 11 in science. The results for reading, writing, science and math are displayed on GreatSchools profiles. The PSSA is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Pennsylvania. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

Source: Pennsylvania Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 83% in 2012.

123 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
98%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
91%

2009

 
 
89%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 72% in 2012.

120 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
87%

2009

 
 
81%
Science

The state average for Science was 82% in 2012.

135 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
83%

2009

 
 
87%
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2011-2012 Pennsylvania used the Pennsylvania System of State Assessments (PSSA) to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in math and reading, in grades 5, 8 and 11 in writing, and in grades 4, 8 and 11 in science. The results for reading, writing, science and math are displayed on GreatSchools profiles. The PSSA is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Pennsylvania. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

Source: Pennsylvania Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 73% in 2012.

142 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
80%

2009

 
 
84%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 65% in 2012.

138 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
68%

2010

 
 
71%

2009

 
 
60%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 64% in 2012.

146 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
72%

2009

 
 
62%
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2011-2012 Pennsylvania used the Pennsylvania System of State Assessments (PSSA) to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in math and reading, in grades 5, 8 and 11 in writing, and in grades 4, 8 and 11 in science. The results for reading, writing, science and math are displayed on GreatSchools profiles. The PSSA is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Pennsylvania. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

Source: Pennsylvania Department of Education

Math

All Students80%
Female77%
Male83%
Black72%
Asian87%
Hispanic71%
Multi-ethnic62%
White84%
Economically disadvantaged74%
Students with disabilities (IEP)39%
English language learners58%

Reading

All Students73%
Female74%
Male72%
Black68%
Asian70%
Hispanic88%
Multi-ethnic69%
White73%
Economically disadvantaged67%
Students with disabilities (IEP)23%
English language learners25%
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2011-2012 Pennsylvania used the Pennsylvania System of State Assessments (PSSA) to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in math and reading, in grades 5, 8 and 11 in writing, and in grades 4, 8 and 11 in science. The results for reading, writing, science and math are displayed on GreatSchools profiles. The PSSA is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Pennsylvania. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

The different student groups are identified by the Pennsylvania Department of Education. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Pennsylvania Department of Education

Math

All Students98%
Female97%
Male98%
Black87%
Asian100%
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White98%
Economically disadvantaged95%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learners92%

Reading

All Students83%
Female85%
Male82%
Black67%
Asian90%
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White86%
Economically disadvantaged76%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learners50%

Science

All Students90%
Female88%
Male94%
Black87%
Asian95%
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White88%
Economically disadvantaged85%
Students with disabilities (IEP)84%
English language learners69%
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2011-2012 Pennsylvania used the Pennsylvania System of State Assessments (PSSA) to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in math and reading, in grades 5, 8 and 11 in writing, and in grades 4, 8 and 11 in science. The results for reading, writing, science and math are displayed on GreatSchools profiles. The PSSA is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Pennsylvania. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

The different student groups are identified by the Pennsylvania Department of Education. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Pennsylvania Department of Education

Math

All Students80%
Female79%
Male82%
Black71%
Asian84%
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White82%
Economically disadvantaged78%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students68%
Female72%
Male64%
Black61%
Asian74%
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White70%
Economically disadvantaged70%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a

Writing

All Students69%
Female84%
Male57%
Black63%
Asian78%
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White71%
Economically disadvantaged69%
Students with disabilities (IEP)33%
English language learnersn/a
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2011-2012 Pennsylvania used the Pennsylvania System of State Assessments (PSSA) to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in math and reading, in grades 5, 8 and 11 in writing, and in grades 4, 8 and 11 in science. The results for reading, writing, science and math are displayed on GreatSchools profiles. The PSSA is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Pennsylvania. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

The different student groups are identified by the Pennsylvania Department of Education. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Pennsylvania Department of Education

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GreatSchools Ratings for this school are based on 2011-2012 test results. Use the breakdown ratings below to compare types of students at this school. Learn more »


Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 47% 71%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 22% 3%
Black 14% 15%
Two or more races 9% 2%
Hispanic 8% 9%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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2000 Bowler St
Philadelphia, PA 19115
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