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Overall
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George W. Childs Elementary School
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Overall
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Math
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Science
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School Incidents
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Reading
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Attendance
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College Bound
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High Academic Growth
High Academic Growth
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School Details

  • School TypePublic District Neighborhood
  • Grade LevelsPreK-8
  • Enrollment555
  • PrincipalDr Eileen Coutts
  • Phone Number215-400-7950
  • SEPTA RoutesBSL (Ellsworth- Federal) Bus (2,4)
  • Address 1599 Wharton Street
    Philadelphia, PA 19146
  • NeighborhoodNewbold
  • Application DeadlineNovember 2nd, 2018
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Mission

Our mission as educators is to help every child become a more active, engaged, committed, and skillful learner, not just for a test, but for a lifetime.

Our mission as educators is to help every child become a more active, engaged, committed, and skillful learner, not just for a test, but for a lifetime.

Points of Pride

Former art teacher named as one of the eleven teacher of the year finalists for the state of Pennsylvania; Career Day; Art Expo; Rodeph Shallom Mentorship; fully functioning library accessible to students for research and taking books home.

Former art teacher named as one of the eleven teacher of the year finalists for the state of Pennsylvania; Career Day; Art Expo; Rodeph Shallom Mentorship; fully functioning library accessible to students for research and taking books home.

Admissions Policy

Follows School District policy for neighborhood schools. Students must live within designated boundaries; if they don't, they may apply to the school if space is available. Please note this application process happens early in the school year and...

Follows School District policy for neighborhood schools. Students must live within designated boundaries; if they don't, they may apply to the school if space is available. Please note this application process happens early in the school year and does not guarantee admission.

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Safety & Culture

Childs partners with CHOP's Preventing Relational Aggression in Schools Everyday (PRAISE) Program: A classroom-based prevention program that teaches third to fifth grade youth problem-solving strategies for multiple forms of bullying, empathy and...

Childs partners with CHOP's Preventing Relational Aggression in Schools Everyday (PRAISE) Program: A classroom-based prevention program that teaches third to fifth grade youth problem-solving strategies for multiple forms of bullying, empathy and perspective taking skills, and strategies for bystanders of bullying.

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School Details & Data

Demographics

Black 49%
White 2.5%
Hispanic 13.3%
Asian 23.9%
Other 11.3%

Female & Male Students

Female Students 51.5%
Male Students 48.5%

Special Education

Special Ed 17.5%

Economically Disadvantaged

Students who are economically disadvantaged 77%

English Language Learners

English Language Learner 19.2%

Students Per Grade

Kindergarten Students
61
1st Grade Students
69
2nd Grade Students
72
3rd Grade Students
50
4th Grade Students
74
5th Grade Students
66
6th Grade Students
54
7th Grade Students
60
8th Grade Students
49
Total Students
555

School Incidents

Incidents Per 100 Students
5.1

Activities & Programs

Arts Programs

  • Vocal,
  • Instrumental,
  • Visual Arts

Sports Programs

  • Sports Other

Other Sports

Bicycle Club and Bike to School Days

Bicycle Club and Bike to School Days

Parent Programs

  • Parents Home and School Association,
  • Parents School Advisory,
  • Parents Classroom Volunteers

Parent Involvement

Parents volunteer in establishing and maintaining the schoolyard garden (One Love Garden), help with bake sales to sponsor class trips, and with the safe corridor and Walking School Bus, being the eyes and ears in the neighborhood to ensure students...

Parents volunteer in establishing and maintaining the schoolyard garden (One Love Garden), help with bake sales to sponsor class trips, and with the safe corridor and Walking School Bus, being the eyes and ears in the neighborhood to ensure students are safe traveling to and from school. Childs has a neighborhood group, Neighbors Investing in Childs Elementary (NICE), that lends extra support and resources to the schools through fundraising, volunteer recruitment, and more.

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Before and After Care

  • Extended Programming

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