Philadelphia School District releases 2016-2017 school progress report

January 31, 2018

The Philadelphia School District this week released a report that shows a second consecutive year of progress among most of the 164 Philadelphia public schools.

The 2016-2017 School Progress Report (SPR) shows increasing scores among the city’s lowest performing schools.

Now in its fifth year, the SPR evaluates district and charter schools in multiple areas, including student achievement, school climate, and college- and career-readiness among high school students. There are four report types: Elementary, K-8, Middle and High. Each school receives an overall score, as well as a score for each of four SPR “performance areas”: Achievement, Progress, Climate, and College and Career (high schools only). A school’s overall and domain scores are categorized into one of four performance tiers: Intervene (lowest), Watch, Reinforce and Model (highest). 

Anne Frank (Elementary), Penn Alexander (K-8), Masterman (Middle) and Central High School received the highest SPR scores citywide for their grade levels.

2016-2017 SPR Peer Leaders:

• Elementary – Feltonville Intermediate School, Universal Bluford, Holme Elementary, and Anne Frank (City Leader)
• K8 – Pan American, Universal Alcorn, Universal Creighton, Antonia Pantoja, Discovery Charter, Penn Alexander (City Leader),  Philadelphia Academy, Kirkbride, and Keystone Academy
• Middle School – Esperanza Academy, Young Scholars, and Masterman (City Leader)
• High School – Central High School (City Leader), Master Pickett, Mariana Bracetti, Multicultural Academy Charter School, Academy at Palumbo, and Carver

Here are some more 2016-2017 SPR data on West Philadelphia/University City schools:

• Penn Alexander School has returned as the City Leader among K-8 schools after being ranked 3rd in the 2015-2016 School Progress Report;
• At Sayre High School, the percentage of on-track students earning credits required for promotion rose by 15 percentage points, from 71 percent to 86 percent;
• John Barry and Morton McMichael elementary schools moved up from Intervene to Watch;
• Henry C. Lea Elementary School scored 83 percent in the Progress area (Model). Its overall performance has increased from 34 percent in the 2015-2016 school year to 41 percent last year.

To download all available School Progress Reports, follow this link:

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