School Details

Catharine Joseph School

6600 Chester Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19142
(215) 727-2155
2

(out of 10)

Public Grades PK-5 623 students 16 students/teacher (PA avg is 15)

Test Scores by grade

63%
49%
80%
59%
45%
74%

Pennsylvania System of State Assessments (PSSA)

In 2011-2012 Pennsylvania used the Pennsylvania System of State Assessments (PSSA) to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in math and reading, in grades 5, 8 and 11 in writing, and in grades 4, 8 and 11 in science. The results for reading, writing and math are displayed on GreatSchools profiles. The PSSA is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Pennsylvania. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.
  • This school in 2012
  • Philadelphia City School District average
  • Pennsylvania state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

57%
56%
83%
52%
42%
72%
64%
49%
82%

Pennsylvania System of State Assessments (PSSA)

In 2011-2012 Pennsylvania used the Pennsylvania System of State Assessments (PSSA) to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in math and reading, in grades 5, 8 and 11 in writing, and in grades 4, 8 and 11 in science. The results for reading, writing and math are displayed on GreatSchools profiles. The PSSA is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Pennsylvania. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.
  • This school in 2012
  • Philadelphia City School District average
  • Pennsylvania state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

49%
45%
73%
47%
35%
65%
34%
32%
64%

Pennsylvania System of State Assessments (PSSA)

In 2011-2012 Pennsylvania used the Pennsylvania System of State Assessments (PSSA) to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in math and reading, in grades 5, 8 and 11 in writing, and in grades 4, 8 and 11 in science. The results for reading, writing and math are displayed on GreatSchools profiles. The PSSA is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Pennsylvania. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.
  • This school in 2012
  • Philadelphia City School District average
  • Pennsylvania state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Catharine Joseph School is a public elementary school in Philadelphia. The principal of Catharine Joseph School is Ms Carol Weick. 623 students go to Catharine Joseph School and identify as Black, non-Hispanic; Multiracial; and Hispanic. 94% of the 623 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at Catharine Joseph School is 16:1. Greater Hope Christian Academy is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Black, non-Hispanic 78% 56%
Multiracial 4% 4%
Hispanic 2% 19%
White, non-Hispanic 2% 14%
Asian/Pacific Islander 14% 7%
Asian 13% %
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.3% 0%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% 0%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 94% 75%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    This school is definitely a diamond in the ruff. My son attended this school for 5th grade year and he has improved greatly. He was attending a public school which influenced him not to be the best that he could be and I made the switch to Catherine and it was the best decision I have ever made. The teachers principals and supporting staff are wonderful. The students were well behaved coming out the building during dismissal. Just a great atmosphere.

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