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Do you feel this school develops honesty, integrity, and fairness in its students?
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Currently, most people answered Strongly disagree (1 response)
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Do you feel this school develops compassion, caring, and empathy in its students?
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Currently, most people answered Strongly disagree (1 response)
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Do you feel this school develops respect in its students?
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Do you feel this school develops persistence, grit, and determination in its students?
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Currently, most people answered Strongly disagree (1 response)
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How do you feel about the amount of homework given at this school?
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Currently, most people answered Don't know (1 response)
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How effective do you feel the teachers are at this school?
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Currently, most people answered Somewhat effective (1 response)
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Is there someone at this school who you want to say "thanks" to?
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There are 17 reviews about all of the school topics.

Review comments


Potter-Thomas School
Grateful to: Staff member

Posted July 18, 2016
- a community member
The parent liaison is wonderful. Also a number of the teachers are really great and go out of their way to support the students, even going to their homes.

Potter-Thomas School
Develops respect: Strongly disagree

Posted July 18, 2016
- a community member
In general, the relationships between all students, teachers, administrators and staff is one of disrespect. It is an unhealthy culture.


Potter-Thomas School
Develops empathy: Strongly disagree

Posted July 18, 2016
- a community member
No. It is an angry place. The general atmosphere is better when the principal is absent but when the teachers know she's nearby everyone gets nervous and short-tempered. Teachers are likely to yell instead of deescalating a situation because of lack of training and lack of leadership in that area.

Potter-Thomas School
Develops honesty: Strongly disagree

Posted July 18, 2016
- a community member
Since the leadership does not have those traits in their personalities, it would be impossible for them to foster those traits.

Potter-Thomas School 2

Posted June 16, 2009
- a community member
The comments about how horrible Potter-Thomas are hurtful to the teachers and staff that work there. I bet the parents leaving postings don't mention there is MINIMAL support at home for the students. Children come to school hungry, without supplies, homework incomplete, and with little social skills. The teachers have to feed, discipline, groom AND teach these children. The neighborhood is full of Social Security hungry parents that do not work and use their children's 'disabilities' as a source of income.


Potter-Thomas School 2

Posted January 17, 2009
- a student
this school is a mockery it is filty but the teachers are great pople and educaters that do not deserve to be in that school the principal tania kukulski is a educater that is doing her best for a lost cause she is trying to do the best she can but has to work hard in order to get the school to be the monument to learing i know it can be she is a good woman and so is ms.alvelo, ms.prado, and so on......ext they are all good and deserve the best in the loocation that they work in. i speak this as a gradute that has been in the school for years

Potter-Thomas School
no rating

Posted March 12, 2008
- a parent
The school had a new principal this year. However she went out on leave by Dec. What does this say for a principal in a new position. It just addss to the chaos at this school. The admisitarion doesn't seem very concerned with the discipline problems at the school. If the students were given consequences every time they did something maybe things would change. Sweep the problems under the rug and avoid reporting them to make the school look better doesn't help the studets or the teachers.

Potter-Thomas School 1

Posted December 12, 2007
- a teacher
The school is poorly run and mismanaged. Parental involvement is not encouraged, and resources are mismanaged. The students in the school are great kids, however many have disciplinary problems that many of the staff does not handle in a productive manner. The potential is there, but the leadership is weak.


Potter-Thomas School 2

Posted January 26, 2007
- a teacher
The problem here is there is not enough support staff, and classes are overcrowded. Children who are below level are not able to receive the proper attention because teachers are too busy dealing with disciplinary problems.

Potter-Thomas School 2

Posted May 26, 2006
- a teacher
The school facility is not the greatest but there is a North Atar After School Program and a Summer Freedom School Program that you can enroll your children in for free.

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Potter-Thomas School
3001 North 6th St, Philadelphia, PA  19133
Rating: 2 out of 5 based on 17 reviews. (215) 227-4423
Last modified Potter-Thomas School is a Public school that serves grades K-8. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 1 out of 10 based on academic quality.
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