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
|Abductions & Attempts||14||9||-36%|
|Drugs & Alcohol||342||370||+8%|