PFPCS"""" Only thin good about this school, and the best thing that happened here in the last 5 years, IS... tune Up Philly. The school has no good leadership, they have no in forcement oh If one child get abused, and tell the teacher, there is no punishment for the abuser, if the abused fight back, suspension, for 4 years , my child has been abused, this year he fought back, got suspended, was told he should have told someone.(not fair) the school need professional help, ASAP !!!
PFPCS is not a good charter school. In reviewing the post by the prior teacher, October 2012, the school does have ample technology. However, is it all for the students or is it more for the organization. The school was given several notebook carts for the students, but only was shown and presented to teachers for use. The administration gets rid of staff members at the last resort without any warning. Yes, there are plenty of Teach for America teachers, but they are there merely for their prestige or school they attended. The school lacks professional development, the principal is never seen as he only communicates to teachers via cell phone. Since when does a principal perform this type of duty? Clearly, the school is second nature in comparison to People for People, Inc. Staff will continue to change often as the administrator will continue to fire teachers who have voice and who refuse to put up foolishness and unprofessionalism by the administrator, particularly the principal.
This is my fourth child to attend PFPCS and its not the same. Staff changes so often and without warning. The school bus service stinks. PFPCS used to pick up the students in PFPCS owned buses where the bus drivers also worked in the school . That was much safer because you knew the person who was driving your child to school . The old principal said they stopped using their own buses to save money but, PFP inc. is always involved in other programs through out the city so why couldnt they have afforded to keep their own bus . the school had more after school programs and now there's only 2. I only keep my child here because the neighborhood school is worse. PFPCS needs to get it together.
Hello everyone, I teach at this school and am wondering if parents get to see some of the very positive things going on at this school. For example: The school has partnered with a local retauranteur to serve healthy meals for lunch everyday. I'm talking restaurant-grade food that very few other places get to enjoy! It has also partnered with Teach for America to hire young, bright teachers with energy and modern teaching styles and methods who have mentors who provide ample training for them. I also wonder if people know how much technology is used in each class. Every classroom has either a smart board, or a projector. I can also tell you that the teachers care deeply about the students and have a strong sense of urgency about their needs and their academic success. To be clear, I'm not advocating it's a perfect place - no place is; In fact, the challenges we face as teachers are daunting (any person who has taught kids in an urban city school can attest to this) I'm just wondering if our contributors (parents) have really given consideration to all the services they get at this school. Sometimes we take for granted what is good and given to us.
PFPCS stinks!!!! It doesn't make any sense that the school went down this bad in a short time. My son went to this school in Kindergarten and I LOVE IT THEN... all of the great teachers left and went to other schools. He has a learning disability, but I think some of the teachers have the same problem. They don't know how to inform parents of staff change or school policy change. I'm just really tired of being a full time parent and a full time teacher. I already have a job and I don't get paid to teach him. Helping him to understand what the teacher is teaching but not teaching the whole lesson. That's just crazy. So sad to see a school go down like this. A word to parents: "DON'T EVEN APPLY!!!"
I am a former parent of this horrible school I removed my daughter out of this school four months ago and it is the best thing I could of ever done at her new school she is now playing catch up because a lot of things they are doing there she did not get at People For People I would never recommend anyone to attend this school THIS SCHOOL IS A JOKE!!!!!!!!!!!
i think whoever gave this school 3 out of 5 stars was being extremly generous. Althought the teachers are great the rest of the staff is mediocre at best. my kids have been there for some years i have watched it go from ok to bad to worst. i am actually trying my best to get my children away from this school as soon as possible. the students run the halls, there is a lack in supervision and the discipline is awful and unfair. the people in charge are family members without the best creditionals or no creditionals at all. like i said, the best part about the school is the teachers, the parents are angry, there has been a number of times where my children or other peoples children have had a run in with an adult with foul language. this school is a horrible school i would never recommend it to any parent and there are alot of changes that needs to be made.
My child attended this school for a period of 5 months. In this short period of time I reported three unsatisfactory incidents to the director and was provided with no follow up about any of the situations. Some of the teachers are very unprofessional in the manner that they speak to and discipline the children. I would NOT recommend this school to anyone.
i am a former people for people student. people for people is the worst school ever. they have no discipline they cant keep teachers. the kids are very disrespectful. the teachers cant teach anything. it has just went downhill since the year it opened./
The staff & teachers are great. My child is bullied daily and I've been to the office to complain and nothing is done. They basically tell the kids involved including your child that if it happens again they'll be suspended. Nothing happens. My child has been hit, threatened & talked about by other kids w/o doing anything to them in the first place. There is no order in the lunch room & the staff there is overwhelmed. Even when the Principal is there, the kids are still out of control. I can't wait to get my child out of here! I had no idea is was like this. He has managed to learn here but I can help but think how much more he'd learn w/o the daily distractions from other kids. It's the same kids all the time. Thank God for the staff and teachers who stick around.
The school is good my daughter like the school very much. She learn so much better then public school and she get the attention she need from the teachers.
I wish I had never placed my child in this school he has went down hill since he started this school three years ago.
I have three girls who currently attend this school and i also think that the teacher are in dire need of learning to teach these kids in a way that they can learn. Another thing my oldes daughter is an 'A', 'B' student. Why do they have a sub that comes in one day a weed and can tell a child that they aren't doing what they are supposed to. PFP need more organization in the class rooms especially when it comes to teaching. For instance my girls come home with mathwork that they haven't even went over with them in class. Don't get me wrong I did graduate from high school but these new ways to do math are just confusing to these kids. Teachers should take more time.
I have 1 child attending this school. She has been here since Kindergarten and is now in second grade. I love the curriculum the school has continued to provide. But, the Staff is in dire need of Staff Development Training. I find most of the staff very rude, unpleasant, non-professional and lacking in customer service skills.
My daughter has been at People for People for the last 5 years. Since she started in kindergarten there have beena total of four principals. Staff has had a tremendous turnover and only one of the original teachers are still there. I have been moderatly pleased with the school but they lack in several araes: strong and concisistent leadership, challenging students, and extra-curricular activities. I think that it is a good school but not a great one. It was a good choice for the first years of her eductaion but I am moving her because she needs more than what I feel they can offer as she approaches middle school.
My son has attended this school since they first began in 2001. He started in the 3rd grade and each year they have gotten better. He is now in the 7th grade and I see improvement in him each year. The school offers afterschool programs to help children with homework and study skills. They also evaluate the childrens test scores and help them to prepare for the annual testing. They work hard to teach the children how to not only do the work but to understand what and why they are doing. My son was also a peer mediator where children are taught the skills to resolve disputes without the use of violence. He also was a upper class reader where some upper class students were selected to be readers to the K - 3 grades. They offer a basketball team and chearleader squad.
I think that this is a good school it is defineetly better than public school. I would like to see more parent involment because they have really enthusiastic teachers who love what they do. I do belive that the school is a safe place and will grow into one of the top schools in Philadelphia. My only problem is that they need to offer more extracurricilar activities and make the parents more involved.
The security is great I always felt safe when dropping off my son. I feel like he learned a lot but there weren't any extracurricular activites to chose from. The only language was french it it's only once a week as if it were music or physcial education. The principal is great and I expect great improvements under his guidance.
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