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Posted June 17, 2014

What a gem in South Philadelphia! Carol Domb is a leader with integrity and vision. She is passionate about education AND the music that is an integral part of the GAMP experience. Yes, this is one of the competitive Special Admissions Schools, but if your child passes the rigorous academic criteria and has an apptitude for music, consider GAMP. Fabulous music program, top notch academics, and amazing teachers - what more could a parent ask for?
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 1, 2014

To sum it all up, the school is AWESOME; Ms. Domb is TERRIBLE. Nuff said.


Posted September 5, 2013

GAMP has been a second family to me and my children for the past several years. The teachers and staff dedicate countless hours, week after week, to ensure that their pupils are receiving a valuable education and a respect for society. This is a school that CARES about the future generation(s) of our city! Graduating classes are always sad to go, but they are well prepared and have years of strength, knowledge, and confidence to fulfill their dreams. I can honestly say, there's no other school in the city of Phila, that can do what GAMP does!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 3, 2013

GAMP is leaps and bounds better than most Philadelphia public schools, but that's not saying much. The school leaves a lot to be desired in terms of nurturing the children. Like most schools the classrooms are overcrowded so the teachers do not get know each child individually. In my opinion, the 5th graders are thrown to the wolves and the teachers show little interest in getting to know the children unless they have exceptional musical talent. I have been made to feel like a nuisance when I have requested one on one feedback regarding my child's progress. It's a good school comparatively, but it lacks what it takes to be a great school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 23, 2012

i want to register for gamp, and pray he is accepted, he is a very nice respectfull child, love music, play the violin with tune up philly, have his own violin, and is very good at playing, he is 9, and in 4th grade., i wonder if there is on line application.?
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 1, 2012

I am just starting to get to know GAMP because as have applied for 5th grade. The feedback I hear from other parents is almost uniformly positive. We love the "feel" of the place.


Posted October 13, 2011

My daughter graduated GAMP this year (2011). GAMP was the best experience she had. Their standards are very high and the support for students is impressive. She is now a freshman atTemple University and sees how her training at GAMP prepared her for college academic challenges. We shall miss the school and its wondeful students, teachers, support staff and administration. I Do agree with an earlier comment that the school has its hands into the pockets of parents entirely too frequently.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 31, 2010

I attended this school and I can say that there I received the fundamental tools and motivation I needed to gear me in the right direction. GAMP principals, staff anf students all build great student minds and tap into a student's inquisitiveness and ability to question, learn and create results, be it on a test or out in the real world. (submitted by an alumnus)


Posted March 21, 2010

Compared to many many schools Gamp is leading. The overall objective is what I appreciated, exposure, education, safety and discipline. Any other annoyances are such in life. My daughter attended Gamp for 4 years and did outstanding socially and academically. Gamp has these children performing at the Mann, doing historical walking tours, concerts all on public dollars and donations here in Philadelphia. I was impressed that they don't allow the students to take control of the school like so many failing schools here in the city. Overall they are doing what it takes.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 19, 2010

GAMP asks for to much money on a daily basis. I go there and it's pretty ok but the administration has a attitude with everybody everyday. I still recommond this school
—Submitted by a student


Posted November 29, 2009

I went to this school in freshman year and transferred to CAPA. GAMP is a great school but they have their flaws. GAMP asks for donations on a virtually daily basis to the point where you have to donate. Also the dances at GAMP are rather expensive $12 and above. The teachers range from absolutely awesome to downright horrible. Some teachers appreciate hard work and basically do their job. Others will see you as a line or space on a sheet and will never really care who you are, but will do anything for the student beside you. Overall GAMP is really a great school. But I personally didn't like it there too much.
—Submitted by a student


Posted November 6, 2009

I was very pleased with the educational and artistic opportunities afforded my son while attending GAMP. He has gone on to college with a great foundation. Thanky you to all for your tireless efforts in preparing our children for life.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 17, 2009

I am very proud to have my son attend GAMP. I belive in the educational principles, as well as the discipline being offered. I think GAMP is unique in it approach to teaching by combining the arts with its curriculum. I would and do recommend this school to all my friends. Thank you for doing what you do!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 6, 2008

I LOVE this School, my sons who are students...well, what child LOVES school? I thank all the Teachers and Administrative staff for being the Best and for taking such excellent care of our children's minds, spirits, souls and safety! Thank you!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 19, 2008

I am a former student at Gamp and I feel as though its a school that you can depend on for a good education. My three years at gamp have been very informing and I am most excitied for the seventh grade. I love it here at Gamp. I wanna say thank you Dr.Carr for givng me and my mom(who attened Gamp for her high school years )a great muscical education.
—Submitted by a student


Posted July 29, 2008

As a former professional at GAMP, I really feel that the school's high rating is both deserved and also a misrepresentation. I say this because my experience at GAMP was one of frustration. While the school does get exceptional test scores, it is my opinion that there is a lot more to be desired from this school. As a music school, I think it plays its role very well. However, as a magnet school, I believe that when it comes to academics, a lot more is to be desired. The teachers are highly qualified (at least on paper), but their practices are often not effective with a majority of students, and I have seen this first hand.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted April 22, 2008

I am a student at GAMP and I have been since 5th grade. I love it there. The teachers and my fellow students are great. I get a great education in academics AND music. There are so many talented people. It is also very safe. If you are thinking about going to GAMP, I would defiantly try out.
—Submitted by a student


Posted November 30, 2007

This school is wonderful, they strive for nothing better than academic excellence. The teachers are wonderful, but a little strict. The school is very serious about music, they have 4 concerts and 1 show every year, and they are big sucesses, and just outstanding performances by these children. GAMP truly is a school for you if you share a love for music, and are academically talented.
—Submitted by a student


Posted November 14, 2007

This school is very great. I love how my children learn music in here. After they went there, they improve so much.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 5, 2007

I currently attend GAMP, and I must say, I absolutely love my school! I am going into 7th grade now, and even though I have not had every teacher yet, I can confidently say they are very dedicated to thier job and care for thier students as if they were thier own children.
—Submitted by a student


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 73% in 2012.

66 students were tested at this school in 2012.

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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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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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73%

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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.

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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

 
 
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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.

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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.

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78%

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89%

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79%

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73%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 73% in 2012.

59 students were tested at this school in 2012.

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95%

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97%

2010

 
 
84%

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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%

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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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Arts & music

Music
  • Vocal lessons / coaching
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  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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Sports

Girls sports
  • Track

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Music
  • Vocal lessons / coaching
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23rd and Ritner Sts
Philadelphia, PA 19145
Phone: (215) 952-8590

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