School Details

Crossan Kennedy C School

7350 Bingham St, Philadelphia, PA 19111
(215) 728-5014
4

(out of 10)

Public Grades PK-5 377 students 17 students/teacher (PA avg is 15)

Test Scores by grade

82%
49%
80%
75%
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

87%
56%
83%
80%
42%
72%
83%
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

54%
45%
73%
46%
35%
65%
40%
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

Crossan Kennedy C School is a public elementary school in Philadelphia. The principal of Crossan Kennedy C School is Susan Waterford and can be contacted at bgriffin@phila.k12.pa.us. 377 students attend Crossan Kennedy C School and are mostly Asian; White, non-Hispanic; and Black, non-Hispanic. 75% of the 377 students here have subsidized lunches. The student to teacher ratio at Crossan Kennedy C School is 17:1. Immanuel Lutheran School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band
  • Ceramics sculpture
  • Chorus
  • Computer arts
  • Drawing painting
  • Orchestra

Sports

  • Badminton
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • P.E. classes
  • Soccer

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Asian 9% %
White, non-Hispanic 39% 14%
Black, non-Hispanic 21% 56%
Hispanic 18% 19%
Multiracial 12% 4%
Asian/Pacific Islander 10% 7%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.5% 0%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% 0%

Student Subgroups

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

Community ratings & reviews

  • (11 months ago)

    Crossan is a great school with awesome teachers and principal. With the budgets cuts this year it has somewhat put unnecessary stress on our school but the teachers and principal try there best to do whatever it takes for our kids to have a successful education. PLEASE CONSIDER OUR SCHOOL FOR THE 5000 AS WE ARE IN DESPERATE NEED FOR SUPPLIES AND PRO GRAMS THAT WERE TAKEN AWAY!

  • (1 year ago)

    Although my child and I both love Crossan this school is in desperate need of several things. For starters we need more parents involved with the school and each other. If there are 6 women that are stay at home moms w younger kids at home we can take turns babysitting so we can all be a part of our childs school day. Everyone needs to ATTEND home and school meetings and most important a new principal. Mrs. Millard has no concept of leadership does not utilize the gift of micro-managing doesn't get that as part of Home & School- she is just another member and hold ZERO authority. The ONLY thing Mrs. Millard cares about is what kind of numbers she can get out of Crossan to pump up her own resume we are just a stepping stone. The sad part is how blatantly obvious she makes it. She once told me her main concern is ( and I thought she was going to say the children so I kind of said it along with her...but she didnt say the kids- very awkward moment was made when she said in font of her whole staff) my job.

  • (1 year ago)

    Millard is a cold hearted woman. She ENJOYS making children cry. She is on a HUGE POWER TRIP. She has no respect for the teachers PTA or the students. Even when we are in the yard listening to her talk for 20 minutes you can see it on everyones face how much they hate her. She only cares about her image when its really the teachers that are doing the work. All she cares about is the PSSA's. So many staff members have quiet because of her over the last 3 years. They can NOT even hold a PTA president because no one wants be near that witch.

  • (1 year ago)

    Teachers are good. Ever since Mrs. Millard arrive there (3 years ago) not one teacher has a smile on their face when they see her. Mrs. Millard the principal has no heart. Loves the sound of her own voice. Not one teacher or PTA member likes her. She only cares about herself and how she looks not the students. Never has time to listen to any parent. Doesn't even care what the parents have to say. I do love how she doesnt allow any sugar/candy item in school but when the PSSAs are around they give candy to the kids to perk them up.

  • (1 year ago)

    I have three children at this school and have seen a big change in the last three years. This used to be a great school until Mrs. Millard took over as principal. She is too rough on the kids and does talk down to parents. When I requested to speak to her in regards to my 5th grader she did not even let me get two words in. Seems like her only concern is making "AYP" and the PSSA. She practically cancelled any fun events for the kids like the halloween parade which was a tradition since the school opened. Not one parent I talked to seemed to like her. Some teachers are great but some are terrible. PTA used to be strong but now it has gone downhill in my opinion.

  • (3 years ago)

    We moved to Philly last year from California and I was a little worried on what I would find in the public school system. To my surprise we had a great year at Crossan! The teacher was wonderful she communicated regularly with me and my son grew in leaps and bounds this year! They have a strings program that includes violin chello viola base ect... Not to mention a separate band and music class! They have computer labs a great P.E. teacher and the science teacher is great! If you are considering having your child go to Crossan make sure you join the Home and School! They need the support for fund raisers during the year and it's great seeing the kids achieve so much! Next year might me tight due to budget cuts so parents need to help as much as possible.

  • (3 years ago)

    Crossan is a great school. My son attended 4th and 5th grade there. I felt comfortable with the location and staff which is important in looking for a school. I felt like my son was in a safe environment and I never had to worry about the neighborhood bullies fighting etc. Teachers remain dedicated to their jobs throughout the years and really work with the students. The principal is a no nonsense principal and she gets things done. I like the school and I am a very picky parent!!

  • (4 years ago)

    My son is in his second year at Crossan and has grown by leaps and bounds in his academics. He loves going to school and doesn't hesitate to share with us the things he learned each day. I couldn't feel more confident in the teaching staff faculty and especially the Principal who is a real straight shooter....that gets results! I am proud to say that my son is a Crossan Cheetah!

  • (5 years ago)

    It's a nice school that cares about it's students.

  • (6 years ago)

    My daughter studied for 2 years in this school. The principal the teachers and the office staff are all great and just wonderfull. The best of the best.

  • (7 years ago)

    This is my daughter's third year here and I am very pleased with it. The principal is great and my daughter is also doing very well with her work. She has liked all of her teachers so far and they do a good job to accomodate all of the students and their needs.

  • (7 years ago)

    My oldest son was in a catholic school for two years so I was nervous about putting my children in a public school. We have no complaints about this school. The principle is very much involved the teachers are wonderful. When I had a concern they addressed it the same day. The only thing is that it only goes up to 5th grade.

  • (8 years ago)

    I'm very happy to have my son attending this school. The teacher's and principal are behind the children 110%. When children feel that these teachers care they do amazing things. I just wish that the school would be k-12 so that my son wouldn't have to attend any other school. I worry that I won't find a school to match the quality caring and support that Crossan offers it's families.

  • (9 years ago)

    My child attends Kennedy Crossan elementary school.During his three years he became independent and responseble.The teachers was caring and made sure the student stayed on task with their work. For the three years my child attended Crossan he always recieved good grades as well as bringing home honor roll awards and awards for achievements. My son was always one of the top students of the class and he never fail behind.

  • (9 years ago)

    Very nice little school with a good principal.

  • (10 years ago)

    I love Crossan we have great teachers and students

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