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5116 Pulaski Ave
Philadelphia, PA 19144

(215) 951-4011
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April 02, 2014
John b. Kelly is the worst school. My daughter is in the kindergarten the teacher she have no control of her class. The student pay her know mind, they run around the class and also the students do not know how to keep their hand to themselves. I never seen so many students sso disrespectful. I would not tell anybody to send their child to john b. Kelly.

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September 07, 2012
Nothing great about this school except a handful of great teachers. All of my children have attended this school because honestly of a lack of options. I tried to have my kids transferred and was denied. It really went downhill when the Principle who was there for many years retired. The majority of the children in the school are unruly, vulgar and violent and because it is on such a large scale it is difficult for the teachers to get a handle on it. Many parents are as bad as the students and discipline is seriously lacking from the school staff. So much of the day is wasted on dealing with conflict it is no wonder test scores are low. The one shining thing that saves this school is the fact that there are teachers there that genuinely care about the kids and put their all into teaching them particularly the kindergarten staff. My kids still have a relationship with there kindergarten teacher years after they were in that grade. Bottom line, if you are not a parent that can devote a lot of time into your child's education, continuously building on what they learn in class this school is a bad choice for your children.

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June 29, 2011
BEWARE, BEWARE, RUN FOR ANOTHER SCHOOL!! I highly recommend an alternative (if possible), to this DUMP, considering the inadequate teaching staff-the lack of leadership with the administration-coupled with the knucklehead kids that enjoy bullying and fighting-I wouldn't send a feral cat to that dump. As the person stated before me-2 years ago-NOTHING SPECTACULAR WITH ANYTHING ABOUT THIS SCHOOL!

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October 09, 2010
I love John B. Kelly because it seeks to empower students to grow, achieve and become great Americans who will change the world.

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April 16, 2009
My daughter is in kindergarten now. She has been there since the beginning of the school year. The teachers are average nothing spectacular. In order for your child to get the full potential there must definately be parent participation. She is above the average reading and writing level for her grade. They now have a reading book club for students who are either on or above the reading level and my daughter among few are members. There is really no communication on the teachers behalf. I really don't like that. Overall, it is an average school and need improvement.

- submitted by a parent
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Kelly John B School
5116 Pulaski Ave, Philadelphia, PA  19144
(215) 951-4011
Last modified Kelly John B School is a Public school that serves grades K-6. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 2 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Kelly John B School Rating: 2 out of 5 based on 7 reviews. Top