Posts Tagged ‘19147’

School Report Card: Christopher Columbus Charter School

Thursday, January 5th, 2012

Location: 916 Christian Street, Philadelphia, PA 19147 (North Site); 1242 S. 13th Street, Philadelphia, PA 19147 (South Site)

Enrollment: 775 students in grades K-8 in 2010-11

Student-teacher ratio: 15.3 in 2010

Demographics: African-American, 33.5%; White, 51.4%; Asian, 8.1%; Latino, 6.7%; all others, 0.3%. 66% of Christopher Columbus students came from economically disadvantaged backgrounds in the 2009-10 school year.


Attendance rate (2010-11) 96%.

PSSA performance (2011, percentage of students scoring proficient or advanced):

Subject This School District Public Schools State
Math 64.5% 58.6% 77.1%
Reading 70.8% 52.0% 73.5%
Science 65.3% 34.8% 60.9%
Writing 82.8% 51.2% 75.0%


Profile: While the Italian-American heritage of the Christopher Columbus Charter School (CCCS) and its neighborhood is reflected in its name, the school itself reflects the increasingly diverse community that surrounds its two buildings near the Italian Market and Passyunk Square. The school’s curriculum is based on Core Knowledge principles, with a strong emphasis on language arts: students are expected to learn at least one foreign language in addition to English. Use of the latest technology is also a core component of the school’s educational program. The school’s staff and faculty have also committed themselves to providing a “safe, orderly, disciplined and caring environment” in which learning can take place. As a Title I school, CCCS offers enhanced academic support to students who are educationally at risk of failing to meet state standards for performance.


School Report Card: William M. Meredith School

Wednesday, December 21st, 2011

Location: 725 South 5th Street (at Fitzwater), Philadelphia, PA 19147

Enrollment: 509 students in grades K-8 in 2011-12

Student-teacher ratio: 16.3 in 2010

Demographics: African-American, 22.2%; White, 61.7%; Asian, 6.1%; Latino, 5.1%; all others, 4.9%. 15.3% of Meredith students are classified as gifted, and 6.7% have learning disabilities. 49.1% are economically disadvantaged, and 0.2% are learning English as a second language.

Attendance area: The Meredith attendance area includes northern Queen Village and Bella Vista’s northeast quarter. It is bounded on the north by South Street, on the east by the Delaware River, on the west by 9th Street and on the south by Christian Street east of 5th and Catharine Street west of it.

Metrics: Attendance rate (2010-11) 96%.

PSSA performance (2011, percentage of students scoring proficient or advanced):

Subject School District State
Math 90.6% 58.6% 77.1%
Reading 86.1% 52.0% 73.5%
Science 72.1% 34.8% 60.9%
Writing 84.7% 51.2% 75.0%

Profile: Named for President Zachary Taylor’s Treasury secretary and a Civil War-era Pennsylvania attorney general, William M. Meredith School aims for high achievement for all its students. Its PSSA stats suggest it is succeeding – it is one of only a few public elementary schools in Philadelphia to surpass statewide scores across the board. Students are well-grounded in the core concepts of literacy, mathematics, science, social studies, computer science, health and physical education. The school’s expanded curriculum includes appreciation of and instruction in vocal and instrumental music, art, drama and dance. Leadership skills, development of a positive self image and problem solving skills are integrated across the curriculum.

School Report Card: Gen. George A. McCall School

Tuesday, December 20th, 2011

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):

Subject School District State
Math 90.8% 58.6% 77.1%
Reading 72.0% 52.0% 73.5%
Science 76.6% 34.8% 60.9%
Writing 73.6% 51.2% 75.0%

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.

School Report Card: Andrew Jackson School

Tuesday, December 20th, 2011

Location: 1213 South 12th Street (at Federal), Philadelphia, PA 19147

Enrollment: 398 students in grades K-8 in 2011-12

Student-teacher ratio: 12.4 in 2010

Demographics: African-American, 34.6%; White, 9.7%; Asian, 17.4%; Latino, 32.6%; all others, 5.6%. 0.3% of Jackson students are classified as gifted, and 11.8% have learning disabilities. 83.9% are economically disadvantaged, and 15.6% are learning English as a second language.

Attendance area: The Jackson attendance area encompasses the western edge of Bella Vista along with Hawthorne (Avenue of the Arts, east side of Broad) and Passyunk Square. It is bounded on the north by South Street, on the east by 9th Street, Catharine Street, 10th Street, Washington Avenue and 9th Street, on the south by East Passyunk Avenue and on the west by Broad Street.


Attendance rate (2010-11) 94.6%.

PSSA performance (2011, percentage of students scoring proficient or advanced):

Subject School District State
Math 84.4% 58.6% 77.1%
Reading 68.7% 52.0% 73.5%
Science 52.0% 34.8% 60.9%
Writing 50.0% 51.2% 75.0%

Profile: Named for the seventh President of the United States, Andrew Jackson School is one of the most ethnically diverse schools serving greater Center City. It boasts an up-to-date technology lab and a strong math curriculum. Jackson teachers provide Saturday School classes for students who need additional support to improve their skills, and the school has an active and involved Home and School Association. Extracurricular activities include Chess Club, Homework Club, Reading Olympics, Science Fairs, and Math 24 Club.

Queen Village and Bella Vista Market Stats

Wednesday, September 15th, 2010

In the Queen Village and Bella Vista Areas in 19147 zip code in 2010, through the month of August, there were 717 residential units listed for sale so far with an average listing price of $374,128361 units have gone pending (under contract) in 2010 and 336 have settled. Total sales volume in 19147 is $115,869,409, with an average sales price of $344,849. The average days on the market are 97. Currently there are 370 homes in inventory. There is an average of 43 sales per month in 19147, which means there is a 8 month supply of homes (inventory accumulation) on the market if no other homes are listed for sale.

Washington Square West: Restaurants, Schools, and Points of Interest

Wednesday, September 1st, 2010

Washington Square West

Washington Square West Real EstateThis charming and historical neighborhood lies between Walnut and South Streets to the north and south, respectively, and between 7th Street and Broad Street to the east and west, respectively. This neighborhood is full of young professionals, restaurants and bars, shops, and cafes. Residents dwell in row homes, and condominium-converted row homes, and there are a few mid-rise condo and apartment buildings, interspersed. The western portion of Washington Square West has become known as the Gayborhood for its many gay friendly establishments and for its annual OUTfest celebration.

Restaurants/Bars: Gayborhood Real Estate

Washington Square West Restaurants


Points of Interest:

Washington Square: Restaurants, Schools, Points of Interest

Tuesday, August 17th, 2010

Washington Square

Washington Square Real EstateWashington Square is one of the original squares laid out by William Penn and his surveyor in the planning of Philadelphia. The park is bordered between Walnut St & Washington Square South, and west of 6th Street. The square is located within the Washington Square West and Society Hill neighborhoods. There are several condo buildings bordering the park as well as many historical sights.


Schools: Walnut Street Theater

Points of Interest:

South Philly: Restaurants, Schools and Points of Interest

Thursday, August 12th, 2010

South Philadelphia

Citizens Bank ParkSouth Philadelphia is the district in Philadelphia encompassing South Street to the north, the Delaware River to the east and south, and the Schuylkill River to the west. Moyamensing, Point Breeze, Pennsport, Southwark, Grays Ferry, Passyunk Square, and Bella Vista are a few of the neighborhoods located within South Philly. Residents are largely those who have lived in the area for generations, and you can find large populations of Italian and Irish Americans. This diverse neighborhood has areas that are commercial, like Columbus Avenue, and residential like Pennsport.

Restaurants/Bars: Melrose Diner

Tony LukesSchools


Mummers Museum

Points of Interest

Condo Sales Double 2nd Quarter of 2010

Monday, August 9th, 2010

Philadelphia SkylineCondo sales in Philadelphia nearly doubled from the first quarter of this year to the second, and the numbers were better than at any time since the housing downturn began here in August 2007, according to

Data from the Recorder of Deeds Office analyzed by Econsult Corp. vice president Kevin Gillen show that 604 condo sales closed citywide between April 1 and June 30. Of those, 477 units sold for less than $500,000, the analysis shows.

More than 200 separate condo locations were recorded, including some in Northeast Philadelphia, South Philadelphia, and East Falls, according to Gillen’s analysis. The majority were in Center City and adjacent neighborhoods.

Bella Vista: Restaurants, Schools and much more

Wednesday, August 4th, 2010

Italian MarketBella Vista

Bella Vista is a South Philadelphia neighborhood located from South Street down to Washington Ave, and between 6th and 11th Streets. It is a historically Italian section of Philadelphia and is home to the famed Italian Market, an expanse of markets, delis, butcher shops, and bakeries. Bella Vista is a primarily residential and close-knit neighborhood of traditional brick row home. You can find generations of families here creating many community events. Residents can enjoy local bakeries, coffee houses, and shops, and are only blocks from the theaters and venues located on the Avenue of the Arts.

Restaurants/Bars: Geno's Steaks


Amenities & Points of Interest:Fleisher Art Museum

  • Palumbo Park
  • Palumbo Rec Center
  • Italian Market & Annual festival
  • Philadelphia Bella Vista B&B
  • Philadelphia’s Magic Gardens
  • Bardascino Park-Bocce League
  • Cianfrani Park
  • Triangle Park
  • Santore Library
  • Fleisher Art Memorial
  • Mew Gallery
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