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1701 West Chelten Ave
Philadelphia, PA 19126

(215) 276-5252
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November 14, 2011
This school is okay. The children run rampant, while the teacher struggles to get the classroom's attention. The bullying is horrible, those students are some of the meanest children you will ever meet. Although, the teachers are very strict. But the students still feel the need to try the teacher. But, overtime the teachers feel somewhat like family. I've never been so close with any of my teachers in a long time! Not all of the kids are rude, some of them are really nice! I joke with them everyday. Although, I try to keep it at a minimum so I don't distract the class. Even though all the other kids are joking. So, I gave this school two stars. The student experience: Terrible, Teacher experience: excellent, Academic experience: Okay.....

- submitted by a community member

February 19, 2010
Wagner was just named a vanguard school by the School District of Philadelphia. It is one of only twenty-six schools in the district to receive this distinction.

- submitted by a teacher
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August 18, 2009
Wagner is the best school your child can go to i recommend your child to go there

- submitted by a teacher
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April 30, 2009
Wagner Middle School is a great school, they are strong on discipline which is a good thing it teaches how to take respondsibility for our actions.

- submitted by a student
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May 19, 2008
I graduated from Wagner in 2007. My three years at Wagner were not good. The kids run wild while the teachers sit around and do nothing

- submitted by a student

July 03, 2007
I love Wagner cause I just graduated frm there june 15, 2007

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June 07, 2007
I haven't had a good experience with Wagner, discipline is a big issue. The Dean is constantly suspending the children for nonsense. Which results in the children missing day's from school. Education is very important & this should be the last alternative. What ever happened to detention's? Wagner is a middle school, you have teenagers dealing with peer pressure,hormone changes, etc. I believe the staff at Wagner needs to attend training sessions that allows them to deal with teenagers in a positive way. You have to have a passion for working with children & I don't feel passion at Wagner.

- submitted by a parent

February 27, 2006
I've relocated from Absecon, NJ to Philadelphia, and my kids are in the 8th grade and the special needs program. I have mixed feelings about the schoolin that, just picking my kids up I get just a small sampling of what the teachers face for 7 hours a day. My concern is that there is such an emphasis on discipline, attendance, that education seems to be last on the list of priorities. Initially I was upset with what my daughter was bringing home, but after talking to the teacher, and observing myself, I have to admit that the school has an uphill batttle, at best. That said, I still have the problem of a child who I want to achieve to her potential, and I'm just not convinced that that can happen in this environment. I say that realizing that I have the choice, but how many of the other parents dont?

- submitted by a parent

March 12, 2004
There is a lack of communications between teachers and the parents. You don't get cooperation from the Principal. The district office do not want to help you about the problem and the administration building don't want to help either. This school suspends children on how they wear their clothes and how their hair looks. I think somebody from the higher ups need to keep an eye on them.

- submitted by a parent
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Wagner Gen Louis Middle School
1701 West Chelten Ave, Philadelphia, PA  19126
(215) 276-5252
Last modified Wagner Gen Louis Middle School is a Public school that serves grades 6-8. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 2 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Wagner Gen Louis Middle School Rating: 3 out of 5 based on 15 reviews. Top