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Hackett Horatio B School

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Posted April 29, 2014

Great school....has great teachers...produces great kids..proud mom of 2 hackett kids one is now in a great high school filling her dream of becoming a becoming a vet !!! And one moves up too middle school this year ..but has excelled im anything he puts his mind too including taking hackett thru march madness into 2nd place ..and that is cause with great teachers and involved parents u get great results ..!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 29, 2014

Horatio B. Hackett Elementary School - A great school with caring parents, dedicated staff and wonderful students who all understand that learning comes first. Hackett also has an exceptional special education program to serve many different needs.


Posted April 29, 2014

This is an amazing school. My 4 children have attended for the last 10 years. I love the level of care all of the staff & teachers have always provided to the children & families!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 29, 2014

Hackett Elementary School is a wonderful school with a dedicated staff. Everyone is invested in giving the students the very best education possible!
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted April 29, 2014

Horatio B. Hackett Elementary School is an amazing learning environment with a dedicated and caring staff.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted April 29, 2014

I am a Hackett graduate of 1977! I had some of the best teachers in the Philadelphia SD at Hackett. It was during my time there that I decided I would become a teacher too. I have had the privilege of returning to Hackett in 1988 as a teacher to work with my former teachers! I have also been a Hackett parent as my two children attended and graduated from Hackett. The Hackett staff is hardworking and dedicated to helping all students succeed, become problem solvers and life long learners. In the 27 years I've been teaching, I have taught children of my former classmates from my time at Hackett and children of my former students. What a joy it is for me to have students come back to visit and tell me about their lives and careers. Some even register their children at Hackett and I get to have them in my class too. Come and visit Hackett !! See for yourself the great programs and opportunities we have available for our students.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted April 29, 2014

Hacket is an awesome school, they are a great contributer to the neighborhood and the kids are great!!


Posted April 28, 2014

Hackett has an amazing principal, fantastic teachers, and a dedicated staff. Everyone I meet in our community that goes to or went to Hackett has nothing but good things to say about it. Hackett has persevered through the budget shortfalls with remarkable resourcefulness to provide the students a learning atmosphere. Great things are happening at Hackett.


Posted April 7, 2014

Hackett is a wonderful neighborhood school and an asset to the community. The teachers and staff are so caring and really give the children that individual attention that they need. My daughter is thriving there and loves the art and music programs.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 6, 2014

Hackett is a vibrant learning community and neighborhood school! They have dedicated staff and teachers and care deeply about improving the face of public education in Philadelphia.


Posted April 21, 2011

I went to this school when i was 7 years old. It was a great school because no other school would accept me because of my disability. But i had to leave after i finished my 2nd grade year to move to other house. But in the end, this was the best school i went to.


Posted September 8, 2010

I like the school but the meals should be improved.Also parent's should be involved in more activities with there children.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 12, 2007

Excellent Life Skills classrooms. The school suffers from the same lack of funds and support that almost all Philadelphia schools suffer from.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 1, 2007

I have two disabled children in Hackett. Both of the teachers and classroom aides take good care of them. My older child was bounced around for two years,before he was finally admitted to Hackett. I feel better now that he is learning again.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 28, 2006

I have a child in the fourth grade as well as the second grade. My children are eager to learn but there are some teachers that just don't want to work with the children. I am a parent with a special needs child and I am very into my children's education. The are no extracurricular activities for children in the grade below the third and I feel that this is unfair to the children that want to do more at the school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 22, 2004

As a parent of a special needs child I have had a hard time getting my child assessed. The school has not followed thru with the request for age not grade placement.
—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.

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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.

51 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
87%

2009

 
 
75%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 74% in 2012.

50 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
81%

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

The state average for Math was 83% in 2012.

43 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
69%

2010

 
 
84%

2009

 
 
73%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 72% in 2012.

43 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
56%

2011

 
 
56%

2010

 
 
48%

2009

 
 
60%
Science

The state average for Science was 82% in 2012.

43 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
71%

2009

 
 
83%
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.

46 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
54%

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
73%

2009

 
 
39%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 65% in 2012.

46 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
33%

2011

 
 
50%

2010

 
 
52%

2009

 
 
42%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 64% in 2012.

46 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
48%

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
47%

2009

 
 
28%
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 77% in 2012.

44 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
77%

2009

 
 
71%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 69% in 2012.

45 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
70%

2010

 
 
59%

2009

 
 
66%
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 Students73%
Female78%
Male70%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White76%
Economically disadvantaged73%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students66%
Female67%
Male66%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White67%
Economically disadvantaged66%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
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

Math

All Students77%
Female80%
Male72%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White74%
Economically disadvantaged77%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students56%
Female72%
Male33%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White57%
Economically disadvantaged56%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students68%
Female80%
Male50%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White69%
Economically disadvantaged68%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
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

Math

All Students54%
Female69%
Male47%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White48%
Economically disadvantaged54%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students33%
Female50%
Male23%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White38%
Economically disadvantaged33%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a

Writing

All Students48%
Female81%
Male30%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White45%
Economically disadvantaged48%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
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

Math

All Students89%
Female90%
Male88%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White91%
Economically disadvantaged89%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students65%
Female65%
Male64%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White68%
Economically disadvantaged65%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
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

Breaking down the GreatSchools Rating

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 67% 71%
Hispanic 17% 9%
Black 9% 15%
Two or more races 5% 2%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Teacher resources

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Computer specialist(s)
Music teacher(s)
Nurse(s)
PE instructor(s)
Reading specialist(s)
School social worker/counselors(s)
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Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

Staff resources available to students
  • Computer specialist(s)

Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
School facilities
  • Art room
  • Music room
Music
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Instrumental music lessons

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
School facilities
  • Gym
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Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Computer specialist(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • Reading specialist(s)
  • School social worker/counselors(s)
Extra learning resources offered
  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
School facilities
  • Art room
  • Auditorium
  • Cafeteria
  • Gym
  • Internet access
  • Library
  • Music room
  • Parent center
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Arts & music

Music
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Instrumental music lessons
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Parent involvement
  • Attend parent nights
  • Chaperone school trips
  • Join PTO/PTA
  • Organize fundraising events (school auction, bake sales, etc.)
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2161 East York St
Philadelphia, PA 19125
Phone: (215) 291-4706

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