The List: Proposed Philly School Closings & Consolidations

The following schools will be recommended for closure. If approved, the closure will be effective June 30, 2013.

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    NEWSLETTERS

    The decision to close or consolidate 37 schools has not been made yet, but the school district is behind the plan. The School Reform Commission will vote on the matter in March. (Published Thursday, Dec 13, 2012)

    The Philadelphia School District sent an email Thursday morning of their proposed plan to shut down or consolidate 37 schools.

    The following schools will be recommended for closure. If approved, the closure will be effective June 30, 2013.

    Elementary Schools

    1) Duckrey Elementary School (1501 W. Diamond Street, 19121): Duckrey is a K-8 Elementary School.  Students will be reassigned to:

    • MH Stanton Elementary School

    Planning Area: North-Central

    2) Meade Elementary School (1600 N. 18th Street, 19121): Meade is a K-8 Elementary School.  Students will be reassigned to:

    • (new) Vaux Elementary School

    Planning Area: North-Central

    3) Reynolds Elementary School (1429 N. 24th Street, 19121): Reynolds is a K-8 Elementary School.  Students will be reassigned to:

    • (new) Vaux Elementary School

    Planning Area: North-Central

    4) TM Peirce Elementary School (2300 W. Cambria Street, 19132): Peirce is a K-6 Elementary School.  Students will be reassigned to:

    • (new) Rhodes Elementary School

    Planning Area: North-Central

    5) Whittier Elementary School (3001 N. 27th Street, 19132): Whittier is a K-6 Elementary School.  Students will be reassigned to:

    • (new) Rhodes Elementary School

    Planning Area: North-Central

    6) Pratt Elementary School (2200 N. 22nd Street, 19132): Pratt is a K-6 Elementary School.  Students will be offered the following reassignment options:

    • William Dick Elementary School
    • MH Stanton Elementary School

    Note: Program closure only.  The facility will be repurposed as an Early Childhood/Pre-K Center. 

    Planning Area: North-Central

    7) Ferguson Elementary School (2000 N. 7th Street, 19122): Ferguson is a K-8 Elementary School.  Students will be offered the following reassignment options:

    • Hartranft Elementary School
    • McKinley Elementary School

    Planning Area: North-Central

    8) Fairhill Elementary School (601 W. Somerset Street, 19133): Fairhill is a K-8 Elementary School.  Students will be offered the following reassignment options:

    • Potter Thomas Promise Academy
    • Julia deBurgos Elementary School

    Planning Area: North-Central

    9) Taylor Elementary School (3698 N. Randolph Street, 19140): Taylor is a K-5 Elementary School.  Students will be reassigned to:

    • Roberto Clemente Promise Academy

    Planning Area: North-Central

    10) Morris Elementary School (2600 Thompson Street, 19121): Morris is a K-8 Elementary School.  Students will be offered the following reassignment options:

    • Vaux Elementary School
    • W.D. Kelley Elementary School

    Planning Area: North-Central

    11) LP Hill Elementary School (3133 Ridge Avenue, 19132): LP Hill is a K-8 Elementary School.  Students will be offered the following reassignment options:

    • Blaine Elementary School
    • Ethel Allen Promise Academy
    • Wright Elementary School

    Planning Area: North-Central

    12) Cooke Elementary School (1300 W. Louden Street, 19141): Cooke is a K-8 Elementary School.  Students will be offered the following reassignment options:

    • Logan Elementary School
    • Steel Elementary School
    • Grover Washington Middle School (grades 5-8 only)

    Planning Area: Northwest

    13) Fulton Elementary School (60 E. Haines Street, 19144): Fulton is a K-6 Elementary School.  Students presently enrolled in grades K through 4 will be offered the following reassignment options:

    • Emlen Elementary School
    • Wister Elementary School

    Students presently enrolled in grades 5 and 6 will be reassigned to:

    • Leeds Middle School

    Planning Area: Northwest

    14) Kinsey Elementary School (6501 Limekiln Pike, 19138): Kinsey is a K-8 Elementary School.  Students will be offered the following reassignment options:

    • Rowen Elementary School
    • Prince Hall Elementary School
    • Pastorius Elementary School
    • Pennell Elementary School
    • Wagner Middle School (grades 6-8 only)

    Planning Area: Northwest

    15) McCloskey Elementary School (8500 Pickering Street, 19150): McCloskey is a K-6 Elementary School. Students presently enrolled in grades K through 4 will be reassigned to:

    • FS Edmonds School
    • Students presently enrolled in grades 5 and 6 will be reassigned to:
    • Leeds Middle School

    Planning Area: Northwest

    16) Smith Elementary School (1900 Wharton Street, 19146): Smith is a K-8 Elementary School.  Students will be offered the following reassignment options:

    • Childs Elementary School
    • EM Stanton Elementary School
    • Arthur Elementary School

    Planning Area: South-Central

    17) George Washington Elementary School (1198 S. 5th Street, 19147): Washington is a K-8 Elementary School.  Students will be offered the following reassignment options:

    • Nebinger Elementary School
    • Vare Elementary School (will replace present program in Washington)

    Note: Program closure only. The Washington facility will remain open. 
    Planning Area: South-Central

    18)  Abigail Vare Elementary School (1621 E. Moyamensing Avenue, 19148): Vare is a K-8 Elementary School. The Vare building will close. The elementary school program will be relocated to the
    Washington Elementary School building located at 1198 S. 5th Street.

    Planning Area: South-Central

    19) Wilson Elementary School (1300 S. 46th Street, 19143): Wilson is a K-6 Elementary School.  Students will reassigned to:

    • Lea Elementary School

    Planning Area: Southwest

    20) Gompers Elementary School (5701 Wynnefield Avenue, 19131): Gompers is a K-6 Elementary School.  Students will be reassigned to:

    • New K-8 program at the Beeber Middle School building

    Planning Area: West

    21) Overbrook Elementary School (2032 N. 62nd Street, 19151): Overbrook is a K-5 Elementary School.  Students will be reassigned to:

    • New K-8 program at the Beeber Middle School building

    Planning Area: West

    22) Leidy Elementary School (1301 Belmont Avenue, 19104): Leidy is a K-8 Elementary School.  Students will be offered the following reassignment options:

    • Blankenburg Elementary School
    • Heston Elementary School

    Planning Area: West

    23) McMichael Elementary School (3543 Fairmount Avenue, 19104): McMichael is a K-8 Elementary School.  Students will be offered the following reassignment options:

    • Martha Washington Elementary School
    • Middle Years Alternative
    • Locke Elementary School

    Planning Area: West

    Middle Schools

    1) Pepper Middle School (2901 S. 84th Street, 19153): Pepper is a 5-8 middle school. This 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 reassigned to Tilden Middle School. Students attending Pepper will be given the following reassignment options:

    • Penrose Elementary School (grades 5-8 only)
    • Tilden Middle School

    Planning Area:  Southwest 

    2) Sheridan West Academy (3701 Frankford Avenue, 19124): Sheridan West Academy is a 7-8 middle school. This 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 reassigned to Penn Treaty Middle School. 

    Planning Area:  North-Central

    3) Carnell Annex at Fels (Devereaux Avenue and Langdon Street, 19111): The Carnell Middle Years annex will close December 2012. Students will be relocated to the St. Bernard Parish School for the remainder of the school year.  

    Planning Area:  Northeast 

    5) Roosevelt Middle School (430 E. Washington Lane, 19144): Roosevelt is a 7-8 middle school.  Students will be reassigned to:

    • Leeds Middle School

    Note: Program closure only. The Roosevelt facility will remain open. 

    Planning Area:  Northwest

    6)    Shaw Middle School (5400 Warrington Avenue, 19143): Shaw is a 7-8 middle school.  Students will be offered the following reassignment options:

    • Tilden Middle School
    • Longstreth Elementary School
    • Surrounding elementary schools  with grade 8

    Planning Area: Southwest

    High Schools

    1) Vaux Promise Academy (2300 W. Master Street, 19121): Students in grades 9 through 11 will be given the option to transfer to other high schools citywide. Students will have the following neighborhood option:

    • Benjamin Franklin High School
    • Students presently enrolled in the Health Related Technologies Career and Technical Education (CTE) program will be reassigned to Randolph Technical High School. 

    Note: Program closure only. The Vaux facility will remain open. 

    Planning Area:  North-Central

    2) Carroll High School (2700 E. Auburn Street, 19134): Students in grades 9 through 11 will be given the option to transfer to other high schools citywide. Students will have the following neighborhood options:

    • Kensington Business
    • Kensington Urban Education Academy
    • Kensington Health Sciences
    • Mastbaum AVTS High School 
    • Students presently enrolled in the Accounting and Marketing Career and Technical Education (CTE) programs will be reassigned to Kensington Business. 

    Planning Area:  North-Central

    3) Douglas High School (2700 E. Huntingdon Street, 19125): Students in grades 9 through 11 will be given the option to transfer to other high schools citywide.  Students will have the following neighborhood options:

    • Kensington Business
    • Kensington Urban Education Academy
    • Kensington Health Sciences
    • Students presently enrolled in the Commercial Art Career and Technical Education (CTE) program will be reassigned to Mastbuam AVTS High School.
    • Students presently enrolled the Building Maintenance Career and Technical Education (CTE) program will be offered reassignment into the Carpentry, Welding, or Electrical CTE programs at Mastbaum.

    Planning Area:  North-Central

    4) Strawberry Mansion High School (3133 Ridge Avenue, 19132): Students in grades 9 through 11 will be given the option to transfer to other high schools citywide. Students will have the following  neighborhood option:

    • Ben Franklin High School

    Planning Area:  North-Central

    5) Germantown High School (40 E. High Street, 19144): Students in grades 9 through 11 will be given the option to transfer to other high schools citywide. Students will have the following neighborhood options:

    • Martin Luther King Promise Academy
    • Roxborough High School
    • Students presently enrolled in the Culinary Arts, Commercial Advertising Art, and Business Technology Career and Technical Education (CTE) programs will be relocated to King Promise Academy.

    Planning Area:  Northwest

    6) University City High School (3601 Filbert Street, 19104): Students in grades 9 through 11 will be given the option to transfer to other high schools citywide.  Students may also choose to transfer to the following neighborhood options:

    • West Philadelphia High School
    • High School of the Future
    • Sayre High School
    • Overbrook High School

    Planning Area:  Southwest

    7) Bok Technical High School (1901 S. 19th Street, 19148): All Career and Technical Education (CTE) programs presently offered at Bok will be relocated to South Philadelphia High School. Those programs are the following:

    • Carpentry
    • Commercial Art 
    • Accounting 
    • Business Technology
    • Health Related Technology
    • Engineering Technology
    • Process Engineering
    • Computer Technology
    • Culinary Arts

    Planning Area:  South-Central

    8) Lamberton High School (7501 Woodbine Avenue, 19151): Students in grades 9 through 11 will be given the option to transfer to other high schools citywide. Students will have the following neighborhood option:

    • Overbrook High School
    • Students enrolled in the Architectural Design and Drafting Career and Technical Education (CTE) program will be relocated to Overbrook High School.

    Note: This is a program closure only. The Lamberton Elementary School will remain.

    Planning Area:  West