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Philadelphia, PA
Students enrolled: 613

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6701 Callowhill Street
Philadelphia, PA 19139

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(215) 476-6471
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December 02, 2014
WPACES is an awesome school. My daughter is learning so much and she is so smart. I haven't any complaints. Her first grade teacher is so communicable unlike her Kindergarden teacher. It's a whole new year and it is wonderful when your child's teacher is responsive to your questions or concerns.

- submitted by a parent

September 01, 2014
I have been a WPACES parent for three years now. I am also a Drexel Undergraduate Student. That being said I understand what high level education is all about. This year I have kindergarten and second grader attending the school. I am originally from New Jersey and I believe that WPACES location and teaching environment is the safest that the city of Philadelphia could've provide. As far as academics the teachers give the children what they need to be successful and the parent (I) has to apply those techniques at home. Many parents think they can send their child to school to learn and it stops there. We'll it doesn't . I love WPACES !!!!! Any parent who is lucky enough to send their children here will equip them with the tools of success.

- submitted by a parent

October 01, 2013
WPACES is a diamond in the ruff. I have 3 children grades 5, 3, and 1 and my children come home with smiles everyday. It's a school that strives to make everyone feel apart of a family. Teachers and Administration are dedicated to the children and work well with the parents. The male security staff police the school as if the president's daughters attend w/o compromising the family atmosphere. I do think that the academics could be a little more challenging but, overall it is a great school with lots of potential.

- submitted by a parent

September 04, 2013
Don't even think of sending your child here. The administration cares only about the money they are making. Most of the hires are related to one another. My child is in a trailer without a working toilet. As soon as I can I am finding another place for him. I feel like i should send a letter to one of the news stations about this school.

- submitted by a parent

June 17, 2013
I have been a teacher at WPACES for the past three years. I feel fortunate to be part of such a positive learning community. We strive to raise the bar for our students and provide meaningful learning experinces. I would like to share some examples of our active learning apporach. In my fourth grade class students learn all about electricty and then apply their skills to build flashlights! Students build upon their knowledge of story elements by drafting their own plays.We master our multiplication facts by singing and chanting.We anlayze the work of authors to choose strategies to develop our own stories and essays. Our students are motivated and they understand that they must strive for personal learning goals. We provide an extended day reading and math intervention and after school tutoring to provide students with the tools they need to be successful. We also provide extra curricular sports and activities that will enhance our students socially and help foster friendships.

- submitted by a teacher

June 10, 2013
I am a parent of a 1st grader who currently attends this school. I feel in the upcoming years this school will acheive great things. I love the indiviual attention my son recives.

- submitted by a parent

June 10, 2013
I am a parent of a 1st grader who currently attends this school. I feel in the upcoming years this school will acheive great things. I love the indiviual attention my son recives.

- submitted by a parent

June 10, 2013
Almost 2 years now; I love the administrative staff and most of the teachers (I've had some contact with). Yes, they are a bit disorganized, and I feel they need to set a behavioral standard for admission. My 2 children love their school. I have more of an issue with the parents behavior....They don't follow request from the school, yet expect the children to. I can see the passion the staff and teachers have for the success of the children which in turn may be part of the BEHAVIOR issue, seems they want to give everyone a chance. My children are excited about all of the adults they spend most of their day with, they speak of them positively, outside of school. If more parents would parent, I believe WPACES could be a perfect LEARNING environment; one of my favorite things is that the male staff receive and relinquish the students, I view them as protectors and defenders, as this can be especially significant for a child who has no male head in their life. I think any child with a history of negative behavior should be rejected until their parent/parents are done training them (and/or themselves). I see greatness in the acronym W.P. ACES. :-)

- submitted by a parent
no rating
August 11, 2009
No diversity here, low standard, high teacher turnover, nestled in a congested dangerous area. Very little counselor support for students. School is a work in progress. Teachers are in constant fear of retribution from the CEO. Academic expectations for students are low.

- submitted by a parent
no rating
May 28, 2009
I am a parent. My son Keshon has been a part of the wpaces family since he was 9months old. Starting at PeeWee prep daycare center. I love this school. my son entered wpaces in kindergarten and now is currently about to graduate from the 5th grade. Wpaces is a very caring family oriented school. The teachers are very caring and do a great job with the students. Remember no school is perfect and has its ups and downs but overall I give Wpaces an At.. I wish the school went to the eight grade so my son can remain there. wpaces will surley be missed. thanks Mrs.Phillips for all you love and care for the past ten years..

- submitted by a parent

May 13, 2009
Although my child has learned alot during the past 6 months that she has been in this school, there should be more discipline and organization amongst the children and staff. Kids are always running through the halls and they dont seem to pay any attention to authority. The school seems disorganized as I have more than often received important notices the day before an event. The school grouds are in desperate need of care and the building itself could use a makeover. My daughter will be attending this school next year unless I get a miracle from above and she get accepted to Russell Byers.

- submitted by a parent

April 10, 2007
This is my child second year at WPACES. My child is currently in the fist grade. I found this is to be so much better than public schools. I am one of those parents that is always at the school constantly checking on my child progress. I have also noticed that my child which is in the first grade is learning the same thing as her older brother that goes to public school, and he is in the third grade. Would I recommend this school to someone ? Yes I would, as a matter of fact when my other child turns five next year I plan to enroll her in WPACES to attend kindergarten.

- submitted by a parent

March 07, 2007
Hi, my child is fairly new to this school and is in Kindergarten. I heard good things about the school from another parent and through reviews from other parents on the website; and this is how I made the decision to send my child to WPACES. Although, it's been a short amount of time since my daughter started I've already come to the conclusion that she will not be attending this school next year. There are some major safety concerns as well as the way the school is organized and structered. Every morning I drop my daughter off for breakfast children are ripping and running everywhere, screaming and talking to the top of their lungs while the aids or teachers look disoriented about how to handle the situation. There seems to be no organization and if it doesn't get taken care of someone is liable of getting hurt.

- submitted by a parent

February 13, 2007
As a parent of a first grader, I was a little leery about sending my child to a 'neighborhood school', but after meeting withe the faculty and staff all my fears were completely melted away. The teachers for the most part are very involved and strive to provide not only the basics but positive life lessons also. I would appreciate more field trips for the children though. Other than that, I would whole heartedly recommend WPACES.

- submitted by a parent

June 26, 2006
My Daughter has been Enrolled in this school for the past 4 years, I give this school 10 stars if I could, the teachers are so involved in the students and their lives, I was so sad when my daughter graduated from this school , I have seen my daughter grow into a beautiful young lady and I owe 75% of this to this great school, Yes! there is a great school in the city . WPACES I would reccomend this school to any parent that wants the best for there child

- submitted by a student

March 29, 2005
My son has been going to this school since kindergarden. I found that not only do the teachers involve themselves in every childs education, but they also provide help when needed. They have the best academic program than the original public school that my son attended. They also have a grandpals program for children that need assistance with reading. They are committed to making sure that all the children do exceedingly well in all areas. They did a testing assessment on all of the children at the school and found that the scores were not acceptable per their cirriculm and they put into affect a mandatory extended day program. The school hours are now 8am - 6pm. The work to provide your children with transportation or a buddy system. I would recommend this school to any parent looking for a highly successful academic school environment for thier child(ren).

- submitted by a parent
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West Phila. Achievement Ces
6701 Callowhill Street, Philadelphia, PA  19139
(215) 476-6471
Last modified West Phila. Achievement Ces is a Charter school that serves grades K-5. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 2 out of 10 based on academic quality.
West Phila. Achievement Ces Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 19 reviews. Top