Philly Schools Safer This Year: Report

A new report from the Pennsylvania Department of Education reveals that Philadelphia schools are safer this year than last.

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    The Department’s 2012-2013 list of Persistently Dangerous Schools shows that the number of “persistently dangerous” schools in the Philadelphia School District dropped from ten to six.

    A new report from the Pennsylvania Department of Education reveals that Philadelphia schools are safer this year than last.

    The Department’s 2012-2013 list of Persistently Dangerous Schools shows that the number of “persistently dangerous” schools in the Philadelphia School District dropped from ten to six. The School District says this is the second straight year there has been a reduction of at least 40% in the number of schools listed.

    The following Philadelphia schools are in the 2012-2013 Persistently Dangerous List:

    • Beeber Middle School
    • Douglas High School
    • Frankford High School
    • Kensington Business High School
    • Lincoln High School
    • Strawberry Mansion High School

    According to the report, the total number of violent incidents in the School District dropped from 4,220 to 4,059 in the 2011-2012 school year. The report also states the rate of violent incidents per 100 students dropped from 2.71 to 2.66 compared to last year. Student enrollment dropped however from 155,376 to 152,411.

    Violent Crime Index District Wide

    Classification  2010-2011  2011-2012  % Change
    Abductions & Attempts  14  9  -36%
    Assaults  2696  2529  -6%
    Drugs & Alcohol  342  370  +8%
    Fires-Incendiary  132  86  -35%
    Moral Offenses  231  320  +38%
    Robberies 138 132  -4%
    Weapons 667  613  -8%
    Totals 4220  4059  -4%