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Hours 8:45 AM - 3:25 PM
School leader Karen L. Thomas
District Philadelphia City School District
Transportation options Yes

Programs

Classes

4
Visual Arts
including: Painting
2
Music
including: Instrumental and theory music lessons
0
Languages
Music Choir / Chorus
Instrumental and theory music lessons
Performing & written arts None
Media arts Graphics
Visual arts Design
Drawing / Sketching
Painting
Textiles
World languages taught None
Academic themes / Areas of focus Environmental
Academic themes / Areas of focus (misc.) Sustainability
Instructional / curriculum models used Gifted / High performing
Individually guided instruction
Project-based
Bi-lingual or language immersion programs offered No
Early childhood program offered Yes
Early childhood starting age 4 years old

Support

15
Facilities
including: Garden / Greenhouse
Extra learning resources Acceleration
Counseling
Differentiated learning programs
Mentoring
Remediation
Tutoring
Extra learning resources (misc.) Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
Level of ESL/ELL programming Moderate - school consistently offers a full program for particular ESL/ELL needs
Level of special education programming Intensive - school offers a full program for many needs and/or offers at least one very comprehensive program for very challenging needs
Specialized programs for specific types of special education students Autism
Speech and language impairments
Facilities Art room
Audiovisual aids
Cafeteria
Computer lab
Garden / Greenhouse
Gym
Internet access
Kitchen
Library
Multi-purpose room ("Cafegymatorium")
Music room
Outdoor learning lab
Performance stage
Playground
Science lab

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Students

Student diversity

  This school State average
White 44% 71%
Black 42% 15%
Two or more races 9% 2%
Hispanic 3% 9%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: See notes

Students by group

  This school State average
Students participating in free or reduced-price lunch program 93% 39%
Female 48% 49%
Male 52% 51%
Source: See notes

Extracurriculars

5
Girls Sports
including: Tennis
4
Boys Sports
including: Tennis
9
Clubs
including: Community service
Girls sports Basketball
Cheerleading
Golf
Softball
Tennis
Boys sports Baseball
Basketball
Golf
Tennis
Clubs (misc.) LGBT
  Girls' Group (7-8)
Clubs Art club
Boy Scouts
Community service
Cub Scouts
Drum line
Girl Scouts
Homework help / Study buddy club
Student council / government
Yearbook
Extended care / Extended programs Before
After
After school end time 5:30 PM
Before school start time 7:30 AM

Culture

Dress code Uniforms
Parent involvement Attend parent nights
Chaperone school trips
Coach sports teams or extracurricular activities
Monitor the playground
Organize cultural events
Organize fundraising events
Present special topics during curricular units
Serve on school improvement team or governance council
Tutor
Volunteer in the classroom
Volunteer time after school
Bullying / cyber bullying policy Yes
Students typically come from these schools Head Start
  Preschool
  Levering School or Other District School
Students typically continue on to these schools Central High School and similar admission-only schools
  Saul High School
  Roxborough High School

Awards

Academic award AYP
Year received 2012
Academic award AYP
Year received 2011
Academic award AYP
Year received 2010

Teachers

4
Staff
including: Art teacher
Staff Art teacher
Computer specialist
Gifted Specialist
Instructional aide / coach
World languages spoken by staff Spanish
World languages spoken by staff (misc.) Chinese dialect

Neighborhood

Transportation options Passes / tokens provided for public transportation
Buses / vans provided for students
Partnerships with local resources and organizations Yes
Partner Progressive Business Publications
Partner website Http://www.pbp.com
Partner Northlight Community Center
Partner website Http://http://www.northlightcommunitycenter.org/
Partner Philadelphia University
Partner website Http://www.philau.edu

Enrollment

Learn more Http://philasd.org
Application or enrollment process Yes
Type of application deadline Rolling
# of applications received 100
For the year 2012-2013
# of students accepted 100
For the year 2012-2013

Sources

Student diversity NCES, 2011-2012
Students by group NCES, 2011-2012