Location: 325 South 7th Street, Philadelphia, PA 19106
Enrollment: 615 students in grades K-8 in 2011-12
Student-teacher ratio: 12.7 in 2010
Demographics: African-American, 18.9%; White, 17.9%; Asian, 56.3%; Latino, 1.6%; all others, 5.3%. 7.2% of Greenfield students are classified as gifted, and 6% have learning disabilities. 49.6% are economically disadvantaged, and 24.4% are learning English as a second language.
Attendance area: The McCall attendance area takes in all of Center City east of Broad Street, including Chinatown, Old City, Society Hill and Washington Square West. It is bounded on the north by the Vine Street Expressway, on the south by South Street, on the east by the Delaware River and on the west by Broad Street.
Attendance rate (2010-11) 96.7%.
PSSA performance (2011, percentage of students scoring proficient or advanced):
Profile: Named for the Army general who organized the Pennsylvania Reserves during the Civil War, Gen. George A. McCall School boasts up-to-date learning technology, a committed teaching staff and an active and involved Home and School Association that provides additional resources for the school. Instruction at McCall takes place in small learning communities in which teachers serve as coaches and mentors rather than lecturers. The school celebrates its ethnic diversity as well; as might befit a school where more than half the students are of Asian descent, its Chinese New Year celebration is a high point of the school year. Faculty and administrators work closely with parents, both individually and through the Home and School Association, to ensure that every child’s educational and developmental needs are met. The school ranks among the city’s top grade schools in academic performance. Extracurricular activities at McCall include Chess Club, Yoga Club, Yearbook, Drama Club, Choir, Homework Club, Computer Club, Math 24 Club, Competitive Cup Stacking Club and a basketball team.