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Christopher Columbus CS

Charter | K-8 | 805 students

CCCS is best know for a challenging curriculum and safe environment.

 

Living in Philadelphia

Situated in an inner city neighborhood. The median home value is $285,000. The average monthly rent for a 2 bedroom apartment is $1,030.

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4 stars

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2014:
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2013:
Based on 23 ratings
2012:
Based on 2 ratings
2011:
Based on 4 ratings

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Posted August 4, 2013

One of the best in the city! Our teachers/staff are among the best in the city.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted May 27, 2013

My daughter has attended Christopher Columbus Charter since kindergarten! This school is excellent! The school is very safe and the staff is very caring! I have been extremely pleased with the quality of education that my daughter has been receiving!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 29, 2013

I am very dissapointed with the lack of parental envolvement as dictated by the school. I was looking foreward volunteering at my daughter's school. She is in kindergarten, and I was looking forward to going on Field Trips and volunteering in the library or at lunch. I was told by her teacher that there isn't a need for parent volunteers at school. I feel robbed and my daughter feels dissapointed, too. I was very active at her pre-school. I am also unsettled that I do not know any of her other teachers. There is no way to meet any of her other teachers. The back to school night in Sept. only envolved meeting my daughter's homeroom teacher. I wouldn't know the other teachers if I tripped over them. The kindergarten school work is very advanced. My daughter is very stressed now. How will she feel by the 8th grade?????
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 26, 2012

It's definitely not what I expected. I've heard wonderful coments about this school, and I have no complaints about the clean environment, no bullies, but there's not much parent involvement allowed, and if you come from a different background, (specifically Hispanic) they will make you feel worthless. And totally agreed with the past coments about kids with IEP, they just make the work easier for them. I really wanted my kids to finish in one school, but after I've seen and lived with my kids in this school I've had to make a tough decision....
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 25, 2012

Horrible school, PSA testing scores are way below normal. Ranking is 1376 or 1655 at an elementary level. I ll pass on this one. I m surprised their charter did not get revoked.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 29, 2011

It's hard to get help for children with IEP's. My child is making great grades because they have made all my child's work easier. My question is "Wouldn't it make since to just help my child with their disability, than to make everything easier . I don't seem to be able to get much help. They just want me to say Ok, and go away. The school is clean, there are no bullies. Only friends and family of the admin. is allow to participate in school activities
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 19, 2011

A great school for children without disabilities. If your child is naturally smart, this is the school for you. Rules are only enforced for select students. Only traditional learning allowed. Not much room for children to explore their individualism. Not much parent involvement allowed, inless you are in the click. Children with disabilities, be prepared to fight for your child's education.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 20, 2011

christopher columbus charter school is a very great educational.... and very easily located in the philadelphia area..... the school is in fact a charter school.... the rules are phenominal and the way of the structure of the kids... are great... im the age of 17 and my name is bria.... i have been attending christopher columbus charter school.... ever since the 1rst grade... until the 8th grade... the school is very small... and you find friends quickly... the teachers were okay... but some of them can be a bit greater.... they do have uniform,... which is the best part of the school.


Posted April 7, 2011

I am a parent of a child in 7th grade who has been at CCCS since kindergarten. This is an excellent school. Academically challenging and disciplined - no nonsense - which is how it should be. I've heard of students that have transferred from other schools (catholic and public) and needed tutoring in order to catch up and stay in their current grade level. This is a wonderful school. I wish it went to 12th grade.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 31, 2010

I am a parentof afourth grade honor student and my daughter is a graduate from cccs .The principal is strict but she has high standards and brings out the best in our children.I would like to see them start a gifted program. I am grateful to Ms.D,Mrs.Porshia and the entire staff at Christopher Columbus Charter for pushing my son and daughter to reach for the stars.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 27, 2010

My children have been at CCCS since 1995. I think that the school is excellent. But some of the teacher are not for the children. One teacher will talk about one child to another teacher and that child is label in the school which is not fare. Some teacher need to respect others. What they say and how they say thing are important. Respect children they do have opinion. Some taecher can not come from six grade and teach third grade. Teachers need to take the time and teach, patient is the key word with student .
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 28, 2009

My DD is in the kindergaten class of 2008-09 :-) When she entered school this past fall she couldn't read one word yet now in just a few short months she is reading with confidence & pride :-) We were so fortunate to have her name picked in the lottery last year, otherwize our special girl would have gone to a poorly rated school in our dist. CCCS is a wonderful school with a loving caring staff, it's a fantastic choice(IMHO) esp if you want that private school feel without paying the private school tuition.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 3, 2008

My son has been in this school since kindergarten, he is now in 6th grade. We love this school. I am so grateful he has this opportunity. Yes, they are strict, but in a good way, they care. Any issues over the years, whether it was academic or behavior, the staff handled it in a loving and knowledgable way. I would recommend anyone that can apply here.. do so It is the best move you can make for your child--- what am I going to do when he graduates 8th grade :(
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 22, 2008

My son recently graduated from CCCS. The first class that went from K-8. So imagine your child being in the same school since kindergarten and not ever having one problem? I love CCCS for the structure they have given him to prepare for life after CCCS. I only wish that Ms D would have made it K-12 so he could stay longer!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 16, 2008

Excellent school & academic program - I forgot to check the five stars!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 16, 2006

Excellent school. Great opportunity for children to learn. Excellent staff
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 5, 2006

I am a mom whose daughter is in the 3rd grade. We both love this school. The only problem I hav is that there are not many after school activities for the children. Otherwise, the school and staff are great!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 21, 2006

My Daughter is 8 yrs old and was diagnosed with ADD, not only the school but the teachers are helping my child in every way possile for her to reach her goal in her academics. I walk in the morning or after school and all the staff at CCCS know each and every child, as the kids approach the staff with a big hello and hug. I have no worries about sending her to school if anything or anyone is going to bother her. I look forward to my 4 year old attending as well. Thank you all for the help and support you have given me and my daughter.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 2, 2006

CCCS offers a solid academic program that includes skill development and reinforcement at all grade levels. There are several extracurricular activities for Grades 5 to 8, such as art club, homework club, chess club, student council, etc. The school atmosphere is pleasant, safe and caring. The teachers and parents who are involved at CCCS are caring, enthusiastic and helpful. Students who attend this charter school are very fortunate.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted February 21, 2006

I agree with the September 2005 comments. I agree that a school needs to be strict but I also beleive that the rules should apply to every student in the school including relatives of the principal and teachers. The school has it's cliques and unless you are a member of the 'Premier Clique' your child will be treated differently.
—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.

About these ratings

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.

88 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
78%

2009

 
 
69%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 74% in 2012.

88 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
71%

2009

 
 
79%
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.

77 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
66%

2010

 
 
65%

2009

 
 
70%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 72% in 2012.

77 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
63%

2010

 
 
58%

2009

 
 
74%
Science

The state average for Science was 82% in 2012.

84 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
75%

2009

 
 
82%
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.

80 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
34%

2011

 
 
49%

2010

 
 
54%

2009

 
 
69%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 65% in 2012.

77 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
51%

2011

 
 
56%

2010

 
 
60%

2009

 
 
64%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 64% in 2012.

82 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
68%

2010

 
 
81%

2009

 
 
68%
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.

82 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
57%

2011

 
 
63%

2010

 
 
68%

2009

 
 
58%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 69% in 2012.

81 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
64%

2011

 
 
63%

2010

 
 
66%

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

The state average for Math was 80% in 2012.

79 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
68%

2009

 
 
83%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 76% in 2012.

79 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
79%

2009

 
 
79%
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 76% in 2012.

76 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
54%

2010

 
 
66%

2009

 
 
53%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 80% in 2012.

77 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
92%

2009

 
 
89%
Science

The state average for Science was 60% in 2012.

76 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
54%

2011

 
 
51%

2010

 
 
53%

2009

 
 
53%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 73% in 2012.

76 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
98%

2010

 
 
95%

2009

 
 
91%
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 Students68%
Female72%
Male65%
Black62%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White72%
Economically disadvantaged67%
Students with disabilities (IEP)40%
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students65%
Female77%
Male53%
Black48%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White70%
Economically disadvantaged60%
Students with disabilities (IEP)30%
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 Students70%
Female65%
Male78%
Black48%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White79%
Economically disadvantaged63%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students65%
Female65%
Male66%
Black43%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White74%
Economically disadvantaged63%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students76%
Female83%
Male67%
Black67%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White78%
Economically disadvantaged77%
Students with disabilities (IEP)42%
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 Students34%
Female29%
Male39%
Black31%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White30%
Economically disadvantaged29%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students51%
Female48%
Male54%
Black36%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White51%
Economically disadvantaged50%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a

Writing

All Students68%
Female72%
Male64%
Black65%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White65%
Economically disadvantaged67%
Students with disabilities (IEP)36%
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 Students57%
Female49%
Male68%
Black55%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White61%
Economically disadvantaged53%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students64%
Female59%
Male70%
Black64%
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

Math

All Students86%
Female81%
Male92%
Black74%
Asian100%
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White94%
Economically disadvantaged83%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students84%
Female84%
Male83%
Black81%
Asian91%
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White82%
Economically disadvantaged80%
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 Students71%
Female62%
Male80%
Black52%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White78%
Economically disadvantaged71%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students90%
Female92%
Male88%
Black75%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White98%
Economically disadvantaged87%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students54%
Female47%
Male60%
Black44%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White58%
Economically disadvantaged54%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a

Writing

All Students97%
Female100%
Male95%
Black96%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White98%
Economically disadvantaged97%
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 53% 71%
Black 28% 15%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 10% 3%
Hispanic 7% 9%
Two or more races 3% 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Female 51%N/A49%
Male 49%N/A51%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Assistant principal(s)
Art teacher(s)
Computer specialist(s)
ELL/ESL Coordinator
Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
Librarian/media specialist(s)
Music teacher(s)
PE instructor(s)
Nurse(s)
Reading specialist(s)
School social worker/counselors(s)
Special education coordinator
Speech and language therapist(s)
Teacher aid/assistant teacher
Foreign languages spoken by school staff None
Read more about programs at this school
Source: Provided by a school official.

Awards

Academic awards received in the past 3 years
  • AYP from state (2012)
Community service awards received in the past 3 years
  • St. Jude Mathathon (2012)
  • Red Cross Acknowledgement (2012)
  • Local community service to various agencies (2012)

Special education / special needs

Specific academic themes or areas of focus
  • Special education
Level of special education programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students
Staff resources available to students
  • Special education coordinator
  • Speech and language therapist(s)

Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

Specific academic themes or areas of focus
  • Technology
Staff resources available to students
  • Computer specialist(s)
School facilities
  • Computer lab
Clubs
  • Science club

Arts & music

Specific academic themes or areas of focus
  • Arts (all)
  • Music
Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
School facilities
  • Art room
  • Music room
Visual arts
  • Ceramics
  • Design
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Painting
  • Sculpture
Music
  • Band
  • Bell / Handbell choir
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Instrumental music lessons
Performing and written arts
  • Creative writing
  • Dance
  • Drama
Clubs
  • Arts and crafts
  • Dance club
  • Drama club
  • Sewing/knitting club

Language learning

Specific academic themes or areas of focus
  • Foreign languages
Foreign languages taught
  • Italian
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students
Staff resources available to students
  • ELL/ESL Coordinator
  • Speech and language therapist(s)

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Kitchen
  • Multi-purpose room ("cafegymatorium")

Gifted & talented

Clubs
  • Forensics club
School leaders can update this information here.

School basics

School start time
  • 8:30 am
School end time
  • 3:45 pm
Before school or after school care / program onsite
  • Before school: starts at 7:00 a.m.
  • After school: ends at 6:00 p.m.
School Leader's name
  • Ms Rosemary Dougherty
Best ways for parents to contact the school
  • Email
Gender
  • Coed
Is there an application process?
  • Yes
Fax number
  • (215) 389-3732

Programs

Instructional and/or curriculum models used

Don't understand these terms?
  • Standards-based
  • Title 1 School. SWP
Specific academic themes or areas of focus

Don't understand these terms?
  • Arts (all)
  • Foreign languages
  • Music
  • Special education
  • Technology
  • Writing
Bi-lingual or language immersion programs offered

Don't understand these terms?
  • No
Level of special education programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students
Foreign languages taught
  • Italian
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Assistant principal(s)
  • Computer specialist(s)
  • ELL/ESL Coordinator
  • Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
  • Librarian/media specialist(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • Reading specialist(s)
  • School social worker/counselors(s)
  • Special education coordinator
  • Speech and language therapist(s)
  • Teacher aid/assistant teacher
Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • None
Extra learning resources offered
  • Counseling
  • Remediation
  • Tutoring
Transportation options
  • None
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Art room
  • Cafeteria
  • Computer lab
  • Internet access
  • Kitchen
  • Library
  • Multi-purpose room ("cafegymatorium")
  • Music room
  • Playground
Partnerships with local resources and organizations
  • Drexel University
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Basketball
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Softball

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Ceramics
  • Design
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Painting
  • Sculpture
Music
  • Band
  • Bell / Handbell choir
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Instrumental music lessons
Performing arts
  • Creative writing
  • Dance
  • Drama
Media arts
  • None

Student clubs

Clubs (distinct from courses)
  • Arts and crafts
  • Book/reading club
  • Chess club
  • Community service
  • Dance club
  • Drama club
  • Forensics club
  • Homework help/study buddy club
  • Science club
  • Sewing/knitting club
  • Student council/government
School leaders can update this information here.

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School culture

Dress Code
  • Uniforms
Bullying policy
  • This school has a bullying and/or cyber bullying policy in place.
Parent involvement
  • Attend parent nights
  • Chaperone school trips
  • Join PTO/PTA
  • Organize fundraising events (school auction, bake sales, etc.)
  • Serve on school improvement team or governance council
  • Volunteer in the classroom
  • Volunteer time after school
More from this school
  • Thank you for entrusting your children to our care.
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2 out of 10students were accepted for the 2013-2014 school year.


Students accepted for the 2013-2014 school year
70
Applications received for the 2013-2014 school year
462
Students typically come from these schools
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Students typically attend these schools after graduating
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Magnet
Charter High Schools
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South Building / North Building
Philadelphia, PA 19147
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Phone: (215) 389-6000

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