Proposed School Closures and Changes

This map shows Philadelphia public schools that are targeted for closure, grade reorganization, relocation, or other status changes.

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Bok, Edward (CTE)1901 South 9th St.
Philadelphia, PA 19148
Recommendation: Closure
Current status: High school
Plan: All CTE programs will be relocated to South Philadelphia High
Carroll, Charles2700 E. Auburn St.
Philadelphia, PA 19134
Recommendation: Closure
Current status: High school
Plan: Students in grades 9 through 11 can transfer to other high schools citywide. Students will have the following neighborhood options: Kensington Business, Kensington Urban Education Academy, Kensington Health Sciences, or Mastbaum AVTS High. Students currently enrolled in the Accounting and Marketing CTE programs will be reassigned to Kensington Business.
Cooke, Jay1300 W. Loudon St
Philadelphia, PA 19141
Recommendation: Closure
Current status: K-8 elementary
Plan: Students will be offered to be reassigned to Logan Elementary, Steel Elementary, or Grover Washington Middle (grades 5-8 only)
Douglas, Stephen A.2700 E Huntingdon St
Philadelphia, PA 19125
Recommendation: Closure
Current status: High school
Plan: Students in grades 9 through 11 can transfer to other high schools citywide. Students will have the following neighborhood options: Kensington Business, Kensington Urban Education Academy, Kensington Health Sciences, or Mastbaum AVTS High. Students currently enrolled in the Commercial Art program will be reassigned to Mastbaum AVTS High. Students currently enrolled in Building Maintenance will be offered reassignment into the Carpentry, Welding, and Electrical CTE programs at Mastbaum.
Duckrey, Tanner1501 W. Diamond St.
Philadelphia, PA 19121 - 2310
Recommendation: Closure
Current status: K-8 elementary
Plan: Students will be reassigned to M.H. Stanton
Fairhill601 W. Somerset St.
Philadelphia, PA 19133 - 2307
Recommendation: Closure
Current status: K-8 elementary
Plan: Students will be offered to be reassigned to Potter Thomas Promise Academy or Julia DeBurgos Elementary
Carnell Annex at Felx5500 Langdon St
Philadelphia, PA 19124
Recommendation: Closure
Current status: Middle
Plan: The Carnell Middle Years annex will close December 2012. Students will be relocated to St. Bernard Parish School for the remainder of the school year.
Ferguson, Joseph C.2000 N 7th St
Philadelphia, PA 19122 - 1302
Recommendation: Closure
Current status: K-8 elementary
Plan: Students will be offered to be reassigned to Hartranft Elementary or McKinley Elementary
Fulton, Robert60 East Haines st.
Philadelphia, PA 19144 - 2114
Recommendation: Closure
Current status: K-6 elementary
Plan: Students currently in grades K through 4 can be reassigned to Emlen Elementary or Wister Elementary; students currently in grades 5 and 6 will be reassigned to Leeds Middle
Germantown HS40 E. High St.
Philadelphia, PA 19144
Recommendation: Closure
Current status: High school
Plan: Students in grades 9 through 11 can transfer to other high schools citywide. Students will have the following neighborhood options: Martin Luther King Promise Academy, or Roxborough High. Students currently enrolled in the Commercial Advertising Art and Business Technologies programs will be relocated to King Promise Academy.
Gompers, Samuel5701 Wynnefield Ave.
Philadelphia, PA 19131 - 1237
Recommendation: Closure
Current status: K-6 elementary
Plan: Students will be reassigned to the new K-8 program at the Beeber Middle School building.
Hill, Leslie Pinckney3133 Ridge Ave.
Philadelphia, PA 19132 - 1196
Recommendation: Closure
Current status: K-8 elementary
Plan: Students will be offered to be reassigned to Blaine Elementary, Ethel Allen Promise Academy, or Wright Elementary
Kinsey, John L.6501 Limekiln Pike
Philadelphia, PA 19138 - 3102
Recommendation: Closure
Current status: K-8 elementary
Plan: Students will have the option to be reassigned to Rowen Elementary, Prince Hall Elementary, Pastorius Elementary, Pennell Elementary, or Wagner Middle (grades 6-8 only)
Leidy, Joseph1301 Belmont Ave.
Philadelphia, PA 19104 - 1042
Recommendation: Closure
Current status: K-8 elementary
Plan: Students will be offered to be reassigned to Blankenburg Elementary or Heston Elementary
McCloskey, John F.8500 Pickering St.
Philadelphia, PA 19150 - 1028
Recommendation: Closure
Current status: K-6 elementary
Plan: Students currently enrolled in grades K through 4 will be reassigned to F.S. Edmonds; students currently enrolled in grades 5 and 6 will be reassigned to Leeds Middle
McMichael, Morton3543 Fairmount Ave.
Philadelphia, PA 19104 - 1906
Recommendation: Closure
Current status: K-8 elementary
Plan: Students will be offered to be reassigned to Martha Washington Elementary, Middle Years Alternative, or Locke Elementary
Meade, General George G.1600 N 18th St.
Philadelphia, PA 19121 - 3232
Recommendation: Closure
Current status: K-8 elementary
Plan: Students will be reassigned to (new) Vaux Elementary
Morris, Robert2600 W.Thompson St.
Philadelphia, PA 19121 - 4630
Recommendation: Closure
Current status: K-8 elementary
Plan: Students will be offered to be reassigned to the new Vaux Elementary or W.D. Kelley Elementary
Overbrook Elem2032 N 62nd St
Philadelphia, PA 19151 - 3206
Recommendation: Closure
Current status: K-5 elementary
Plan: Students will be reassigned to the new K-8 program at the Beeber Middle School building.
Peirce, Thomas M.2300 W Cambria St
Philadelphia, PA 19132 - 2025
Recommendation: Closure
Current status: K-6 elementary
Plan: Students will be reassigned to (new) Rhodes Elementary
Pepper, George2901 S. 84th St.
Philadelphia, PA 19153
Recommendation: Closure
Current status: 5-8 middle
Plan: School was initially approved for closure with the intent to drop a grade each year. Closure will now be effective June 2013. Pepper's feeder elementary schools, Catherine and Patterson, will be reassinged to Tilden Middle. Students attending Pepper will be offered to be reassigned to Penrose Elementary (grades 5-8 only) or Tilden Middle.
Pratt, Anna2200 N 22nd St.
Philadelphia, PA 19132 - 4501
Recommendation: Closure
Current status: K-6 elementary
Plan: Students will be offered to be reassigned to William Dick Elementary or M.H. Stanton Elementary
Reynolds, General John1429 N. 24th St.
Philadelphia, PA 19121 - 3801
Recommendation: Closure
Current status: K-8 elementary
Plan: Students will be reassigned to (new) Vaux Elementary
Roosevelt, Theodore430 E Washington Lane
Philadelphia, PA 19144
Recommendation: Closure
Current status: 7-8 middle
Plan: Students will be reassigned to Leeds Middle
Shaw, Anna5401 Warrington Ave.
Philadelphia, PA 19143
Recommendation: Closure
Current status: 7-8 middle
Plan: Students will have the option to be reassigned to Tilden Middle, Longstreth Elementary, or surrounding elementary schools with grade 8
Sheridan West Academy3701 Frankford Ave.
Philadelphia, PA 19124
Recommendation: Closure
Current status: 7-8 middle
Plan: School was initially approved for closure with the intent to drop a grade each year. Closure will now be effective June 2013. Students attending Sheridan West will be offered to be reassigned to Penn Treaty Middle or Memphis Street Academy Charter (must complete application for admission; admissions is subject to space availability)
Smith, Walter George1900 Wharton St.
Philadelphia, PA 19146 - 4610
Recommendation: Closure
Current status: K-8 elementary
Plan: Students will have the option to be reassigned to Childs, E.M. Stanton, or Arthur Elementary Schools
Strawberry Mansion3133 Ridge Ave.
Philadelphia, PA 19132
Recommendation: Closure
Current status: High school
Plan: Students in grades 9 through 11 can transfer to other high schools citywide. Students will have the following neighborhood options: Ben Franklin High, or Mastery-Gratz High (must complete application for admission; admission is subject to space availability).
Taylor, Bayard3698 North Randolph St.
Philadelphia, PA 19140 - 4538
Recommendation: Closure
Current status: K-5 elementary
Plan: Students will be reassigned to Roberto Clemente Promise Academy
University City3601 Filbert St.
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Recommendation: Closure
Current status: High school
Plan: Students in grades 9 through 11 can transfer to other high schools citywide. Students will have the following neighborhood options: West Philadelphia High, High School of the Future, Sayre High, or Overbrook High.
Vare, Abigail1619 E Moyamensing Ave
Philadelphia, PA 19148 - 3207
Recommendation: Closure
Current status: K-8 elementary
Plan: The Vare building will close, and the school will relocate to the Washington Elementary building.
Whittier, John3001 N. 27th St.
Philadelphia, PA 19132 - 1215
Recommendation: Closure
Current status: K-6 elementary
Plan: Students will be reassigned to (new) Rhodes Elementary
Wilson, Alexander1300 South 46th St.
Philadelphia, PA 19143 - 3804
Recommendation: Closure
Current status: K-6 elementary
Plan: Students will be reassigned to Lea Elementary School
Beeber, Dimner5925 Malvern Ave.
Philadelphia, PA 19131
Recommendation: Grade change
Current status: 6-8 middle school
Plan: Changing to a K-8 elementary school; students currently enrolled at Beeber will remain. Students currently enrolled in grades K through 5 at Overbrook Elementary and grades K through 6 at Gompers Elementary will transition to the Beeber building.
Carnell, Laura H.6101 Summerdale Ave.
Philadelphia, PA 19111 - 5826
Recommendation: Grade change
Current status: K-8 elementary
Plan: Students in grades 5, 6, and 7 will transition to Harding Middle
Cassidy, Lewis C.6523 Landsdowne Ave.
Philadelphia, PA 19151 - 3315
Recommendation: Grade change
Current status: K-6 elementary
Plan: Students in grades 5 and 6 will transition to (new) Beeber Elementary
Clemente, Roberto122 W Erie Ave
Philadelphia, PA 19140
Recommendation: Grade change
Current status: 6-8 middle
Plan: Changing to a K-8 school; students currently enrolled in grades K-5 at Taylor Elementary will relocate to Clemente.
Comegys, Benjamin B.5001 Greenway Ave.
Philadelphia, PA 19143 - 5109
Recommendation: Grade change
Current status: K-6 elementary
Plan: Will become K-8 Elementary; students presently enrolled in grade 6 will remain at Comegys for grade 7
Cramp, William3449 N. Masher St.
Philadelphia, PA 19140
Recommendation: Grade change
Current status: K-6 elementary
Plan: Students in grades 5 and 6 will transition to ASPIRA Stetson Middle
Edmonds, Franklin S.8025 Thouron Ave.
Philadelphia, PA 19150 - 2424
Recommendation: Grade change
Current status: K-6 elementary
Plan: Students in grades 5 and 6 will transition to Leeds Middle
Emlen, Eleanor C.6501 Chew Ave.
Philadelphia, PA 19119 - 2006
Recommendation: Grade change
Current status: K-6 elementary
Plan: Students in grades 5 and 6 will transition to Leeds Middle
Hackett, Horatio B.2161 E York St
Philadelphia, PA 19125 - 2141
Recommendation: Grade change
Current status: K-6 elementary
Plan: Students in grades 5 and 6 will transition to Penn Treaty Middle
Harrington, Avery5300-34 Baltimore Ave.
Philadelphia, PA 19143 - 3117
Recommendation: Grade change
Current status: K-6 elementary
Plan: Will become K-8 Elementary; students presently enrolled in grade 6 will remain at Harrington for grade 7
Kelly, John B.5116 Pulaski Ave.
Philadelphia, PA 19144 - 4022
Recommendation: Grade change
Current status: K-6 elementary
Plan: Students in grades 5 and 6 will have the option to be reassigned to Leeds Middle or Mastery Charter School - Pickett Campus
Lawton, Henry W.6100 Jackson St.
Philadelphia, PA 19135 - 3614
Recommendation: Grade change
Current status: K-6 elementary
Plan: Students in grades 5 and 6 will transition to Harding Middle
Leeds, Morris E.1100 E. Mt. Pleasant Ave.
Philadelphia, PA 19150
Recommendation: Grade change
Current status: 7-8 middle
Plan: Will become a 6-8 middle school. The Philadelphia Military Academy at Leeds will merge with Philadelphia MilitaryAcademy at Elverson at Roosevelt Middle.
Logan, James1700 Lindley Ave.
Philadelphia, PA 19141 - 1545
Recommendation: Grade change
Current status: K-6 elementary
Plan: Students in grades 5 and 6 will transition to Wagner Middle
Mitchell, Weir5500 Kingsessing Ave
Philadelphia, PA 19143 - 5329
Recommendation: Grade change
Current status: K-6 elementary
Plan: Will become K-8 Elementary; students presently enrolled in grade 5 will remain at Mitchell for grade 6
Pennell, Joseph1800 Nedro Aves.
Philadelphia, PA 19141 - 1324
Recommendation: Grade change
Current status: K-6 elementary
Plan: Students in grades 5 and 6 will transition to Wagner Middle
Pennypacker, Samuel1850 E. Washington Lane
Philadelphia, PA 19138 - 1228
Recommendation: Grade change
Current status: K-6 elementary
Plan: Students in grades 5 and 6 will transition to Leeds Middle
Rhodes, E. Washington2900 W Clearfield St.
Philadelphia, PA 19132
Recommendation: Grade change
Current status: 7-8 middle school
Plan: Changing to a K-8 elementary school; students currently enrolled at Rhodes will remain. Students from Whittier Elementary and TM Peirce Elementary will transition to the Rhoades building.
Stearne, Allen M.1655 Unity St.
Philadelphia, PA 19124 - 4047
Recommendation: Grade change
Current status: K-6 elementary
Plan: Will become K-8 Elementary; students presently enrolled in grade 6 will remain at Stearne for grade 7
Tilden, William6601 Elmwood Ave
Philadelphia, PA 19142
Recommendation: Grade change
Current status: 6-8 middle
Plan: Will become a 5-8 middle school; new elementary feeder schools will be Patterson, Morton, and Catherine
Vaux, Roberts2300 Master St.
Philadelphia, PA 19121
Recommendation: Grade change
Current status: High school
Plan: Changing to a K-8 elementary school; high school students currently enrolled in Vaux will be reassigned. Students currently enrolled in Meade Elementary and Reynolds Elementary will transition to the Vaux building.
Wister, John67 E. Bringhurst St.
Philadelphia, PA 19144 - 2338
Recommendation: Grade change
Current status: K-6 elementary
Plan: Students in grades 5 and 6 will have the option to be reassigned to Leeds Middle or Mastery Charter School - Pickett Campus
Wright, Richard2700 W. Dauphin St.
Philadelphia, PA 19132 - 4638
Recommendation: Grade change
Current status: K-6 elementary
Plan: Students in grades 5 and 6 will transition to (new) Rhodes Elementary
Lamberton, Robert E.7501 Woodbine Ave.
Philadelphia, PA 19151 - 2709
Recommendation: Program closure
Current status: High school
Plan: Students in grades 9 through 11 can transfer to other high schools citywide. Students will have the following neighborhood option: Overbrook High. Students enrolled in the Architectural Design and Drafting program will be relocated to Overbrook High. The Lamberton Elementary School will remain.
Washington, George (EL)1198 S 05th St.
Philadelphia, PA 19147 - 5203
Recommendation: Program closure
Current status: K-8 elementary
Plan: Students will have the option to be reassigned to Nebinger Elementary or Vare Elementary (which will replace the current program at Washington). The building will remain open and house the relocated Vare Elementary.
AMY, at James MartinRichmond and Ontario Sts
Philadelphia, PA 19134
Recommendation: Program co-location
Current status: Citywide admission school
Plan: The program will be co-located at Penn Treaty Middle. AMY will retain its citywide admission status.
Lankenau201 Spring Lane
Philadelphia, PA 19128
Recommendation: Program co-location
Current status: Special-admission high school
Plan: The program will be co-located at Roxborough High. Lankenau will retain its special-admission status.
Parkway Northwest (New Covenant)7500 Germantown Ave.
Philadelphia, PA 19139
Recommendation: Program co-location
Current status: Citywide admission school
Plan: The program will be co-located at Leeds Middle. Parkway will retain its citywide admission status.
Philadelphia Military Academy at Elverson2118-60 N 13th St
Philadelphia, PA 19122
Recommendation: Program relocation
Current status: Military academy
Plan: The Philadelphia Military Academies at Leeds and Elverson will be merged as one high school. The new location for the Philadelphia Military Academy will be Roosevelt Middle School. The Elverson building will close.
Communications Technology HS8110 Lyons Ave.
Philadelphia, PA 19153
Recommendation: Program relocation
Current status: High school
Plan: All CTE programs will be relocated as citywide admission academies at Bartram High. The building will close.
Motivation HS78th & Buist Ave.
Philadelphia, PA 19153
Recommendation: Program relocation
Current status: High school
Plan: Program will relocate to Turner Middle School, and maintain its special-admission status.
Robeson, Paul HS for Human Services42nd & Ludlow
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Recommendation: Program relocation
Current status: High school
Plan: All Health Related Technologies and Human Services programs will be relocated as citywide admission academies at Sayre High. The Robeson bulding will close.
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