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Posted May 30, 2007

My children love this school! I have never seen so many loving and caring teachers all in one place before. Our experience with public schools haven't always been great, once in a while you get a good teacher, but overall you feel frustrated. GAMP is so much different! These teachers help our children to grow. They care and they give our kids 100% of themselves. At GAMP, my children are not just a student, they are part of a family! I didn't believe it, I thought the Principal just says that to parents to get their kids to go there but it's true! From the principals' office to each and every classroom, I trust that my kids are getting a wonderful education, the individual attention they deserve, and an experience that will stay with them throughout their adulthood.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 1, 2007

The principal and vice principal are very much involved with the children....it is a smaller school so everyone gets to know you. My son is very timid and this is perfect for him. the teachers are great.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 19, 2006

The school is fantastic! The academic programs are excelent as well. The school is a specialized music school so if your child is interested in music this is the place. The faculty are all certified and experienced teachers. The school is public but it is run like a private school. The students and teachers seem to have good relationships and because the the school is so small the faculty know each student by name. One of the unfortunate draw backs is the fact that the school is so old. I beleive there are plans to build an addition to the already exsititng school sturcture in the near future that will be a good change!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 18, 2006

My view on GAMP is on the negative side. The students in the high school are taught to only pass the structured tests given by the city and state. They will tell you that it is not a music school, but half of the time they spend there is in music classes. There is no tolerance for the 'average' student
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 23, 2006

This is a fantastic school that my nephew excelled at. Highly recommend!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 22, 2005

I, myself, attended GAMP from 5th until graduating high school. I then attended Temple University, where I graduated with honors. I am now 24 years old and the mother of a kindergarten girl. I am currently employed by Urban Outfitter Inc as an Accountant and feel that my foundation at GAMP provided me with fundamentals I have used throughout my schooling and career. The teachers are wonderful and caring. The curriculum is personalized and the wide variety of available extra curricular activities from sports to music is immense. I know GAMP broadened my horizons and my love for music and musical theatre. The level of parent and student involvement in each activity GAMP does is tremendous. This reflects everyone s love for this outstanding program. Now that I am a mother, I would be proud to send my daughter to GAMP!
—Submitted by a former student


Posted July 20, 2005

GAMP is a terrific school, with children from all over the city,in a beautiful setting in the city of Philadelphia. It's small population and the ability to attend GAMP for 8 years gives it a home-like feeling. Outstanding teachers work with top students in the city at a fast pace, which makes it one of the best. It's has an extremely unique music program that teaches anywhere from beginning to advance. With lots of work done it creates music that sounds nearly professional. Talent shows or plays occur every year. Though this school offers a great music program, it falls very short on all other aspects because the building in which they are located in is just too small. Students are often cramped into the tiny rooms of what was once an elementary school. Parents are allowed to volunteer in anyway, but it is uncommon.
—Submitted by a student


Posted April 22, 2005

I can honestly say that GAMP is a great school. I'm not be baised because I am extremely affiliated with GAMP but I love everything about. Its a small school, with gives the students the upper hand. Everyone knows everyone, everyone watches out and cares for everyone ele. The close knit communtity is definitely a plus. You don't have worry about you child attending a school where they are in fear of losing they're lives. Academically, the school is wondeful. It seem as if it was a burden but through out the years my child has definaltey grew and developed into a young adult who is now ready for college. The home and school association is superb and the parents help in any and every way possible. TOP QUALITY.. Gamp is often said to be one of Philly's best kept secret and it truely is.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 25, 2004

This school is wonderful! The teachers care so much about every child. The principal is a wonderful person. They teach so much here. They also have an awesome music program. I love it.
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 26, 2003

This is a great school for kids who love to sing and play musical instruments. Every grade does choir and has the option of play a musical instrument. Gamp has sports and cheerleading, also. The academics in this school are outstanding. They teach so much in one year. The teachers are nice and believe in every child. In this school they allow you to be you and don't force you to be them.


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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 73% in 2012.

66 students were tested at this school in 2012.

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87%

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Reading

The state average for Reading was 65% in 2012.

66 students were tested at this school in 2012.

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93%

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87%

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Writing

The state average for Writing was 64% in 2012.

66 students were tested at this school in 2012.

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71%

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82%

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73%

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80%
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.

64 students were tested at this school in 2012.

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95%

2011

 
 
97%

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100%

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Reading

The state average for Reading was 69% in 2012.

64 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
99%

2009

 
 
97%
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.

66 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
100%

2010

 
 
100%

2009

 
 
100%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 76% in 2012.

66 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
99%

2010

 
 
98%

2009

 
 
98%
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.

60 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
100%

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
97%

2009

 
 
92%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 80% in 2012.

60 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
100%

2011

 
 
100%

2010

 
 
100%

2009

 
 
99%
Science

The state average for Science was 60% in 2012.

60 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
79%

2009

 
 
73%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 73% in 2012.

59 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
84%

2009

 
 
92%
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 60% in 2012.

66 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
90%

2009

 
 
80%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 68% in 2012.

66 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
87%

2009

 
 
93%
Science

The state average for Science was 42% in 2012.

65 students were tested at this school in 2012.

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52%

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57%

2010

 
 
60%

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30%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 83% in 2012.

66 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
93%

2009

 
 
96%
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 Students91%
Female91%
Male90%
Black100%
Asian100%
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White79%
Economically disadvantaged88%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students93%
Female96%
Male85%
Black100%
Asian89%
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White90%
Economically disadvantaged83%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a

Writing

All Students71%
Female74%
Male65%
Black69%
Asian68%
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White72%
Economically disadvantaged75%
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 Students95%
Female97%
Male93%
Black88%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White97%
Economically disadvantaged87%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students91%
Female97%
Male83%
Black88%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White91%
Economically disadvantaged83%
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 Students97%
Female98%
Male96%
Black94%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White98%
Economically disadvantaged100%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students96%
Female98%
Male92%
Black100%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White92%
Economically disadvantaged96%
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 Students100%
Female100%
Male100%
Black100%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged100%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students100%
Female100%
Male100%
Black100%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged100%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students78%
Female78%
Male80%
Black82%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White70%
Economically disadvantaged95%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a

Writing

All Students95%
Female100%
Male85%
Black94%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White97%
Economically disadvantaged95%
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%
Female73%
Male82%
Black74%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White81%
Economically disadvantaged82%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students86%
Female85%
Male88%
Black91%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White81%
Economically disadvantaged91%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students52%
Female49%
Male56%
Black35%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White59%
Economically disadvantaged48%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a

Writing

All Students97%
Female97%
Male97%
Black91%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged95%
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

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 50% 71%
Black 28% 15%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 15% 3%
Hispanic 4% 9%
Two or more races 2% 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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Music
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Philadelphia, PA 19145
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