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Bartram John - Main

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Posted July 21, 2011

I love this school i learned alot there even tho i had some hardships there to but i did what i had to do and i was on my way class of 2006


Posted June 21, 2011

this is a great great school since the beggining , i love this school so much i hope everybody woud put 5 stars like i did , good luck guys
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 14, 2010

I went to Bartram and I believe it did not prepare me for college. The only good thing going for the school is the ROTC program and the 1 AP course.
—Submitted by a student


Posted December 6, 2009

I must say that I was also hesitant about sending my son to John Bartram, however I am quite surprised with the progress that my son has made. The teachers are great and principal Mcallister is wonderful. If more parents were involved in their childs education, then John Bartram would eventually become one of the greatest schools in the city. Parents...get involved!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 23, 2009

The problem lies not within this school's principal/administration nor on its teachers (the overwhelming majority of whom are very excellent teachers). The problems with this school stem from the less-than-ideal nature of the surrounding neighborhood and the startling lack of parental involvement.


Posted October 20, 2009

I am a parent who at some point and time had at least three daughters who attended John Bartram High School. One ended up at the Business School and the other at Kesingnton CAPA and both graduated. Leaving one daughter who stills attend the main building. Further, I can definitely say I have seen the high school grow from those past years. I was very skeptical about sending any of my children to this school but I ended up being satisfy in their educational system to prepare our children for the future. My daughter is currently in the 11th Grade and one of her academic classes is AP Literature. This class and others that she has will assist her when she is ready to attend college in two years. Lastly, I will like to thank the staff, security and the principle for all that they do for our children.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 13, 2006

This scool can do better. The principal is great but she needs to find better teachers.
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 2, 2006

School is what the parents make of it! I graduated from Bartram 17 years ago and it was a great experience for me. It was high school, you learn as much as kids with other things on their minds can. The city is a crazy place to live. That is why parents should be held a little bit more responsible than teachers. By the way when it came down to sports I had a blast. Yes, the facilities where horrible. But I made the most of my years at Bartram. I do agree things could be better.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 30, 2005

Bartram is a school that is improving greatly now that we have an great and dedicated principal. people misjudge are principal and overlook all the wonderful things she has and still doing to improve are school. I am a parent of a student at Bartram and i'm glad that Ms.Mclister is the principal.
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 16, 2004

They need to shutdown Bartram high school. Anyone can get in or out. The teachers and staff really don't care about the students. My son got jump and no one did anything about this matter. Please be advised where you send your child
—Submitted by a parent


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Grade level

Math

The state average for Math was 60% in 2012.

202 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
11%

2011

 
 
22%

2010

 
 
13%

2009

 
 
11%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 68% in 2012.

201 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
17%

2011

 
 
26%

2010

 
 
18%

2009

 
 
12%
Science

The state average for Science was 42% in 2012.

129 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
1%

2011

 
 
9%

2010

 
 
1%

2009

 
 
3%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 83% in 2012.

184 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
32%

2011

 
 
57%

2010

 
 
49%

2009

 
 
35%
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 Students11%
Female10%
Male12%
Black8%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged11%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learners26%

Reading

All Students17%
Female24%
Male11%
Black17%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged18%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learners5%

Science

All Students1%
Female2%
Male0%
Black0%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged1%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learners0%

Writing

All Students32%
Female36%
Male29%
Black30%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged32%
Students with disabilities (IEP)17%
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

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Black 91% 15%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 5% 3%
Hispanic 2% 9%
White 2% 71%
Two or more races 1% 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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Philadelphia, PA 19142
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