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About This School

D. Newlin Fell School is a public middle school in Philadelphia. The principal of D. Newlin Fell School is Dr Eleanor Walls. 501 children attend D. Newlin Fell School and identify mostly as Multiracial; White, non-Hispanic; and Asian. 99% of the 501 students here have subsidized lunches. The student to teacher ratio at D. Newlin Fell School is 16:1. Mastery CS - Thomas Campus is one of the nearest middle schools.

Extracurricular Activities

  • Arts

    • Band
    • Chorus
    • Computer arts
    • Dance
    • Drawing painting
    • Orchestra
    • Photography
    • Theater drama
  • Languages Taught

    • Korean
    • Latin
    • Mandarin
    • Spanish
  • Sports

    • Badminton
    • Baseball
    • Basketball
    • Field hockey
    • Golf
    • P.E. classes
    • Tennis
    • Track
    • Volleyball

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Multiracial 6% %
White, non-Hispanic 32% 13%
Asian 31% %
Asian/Pacific Islander 27% 6%
Hispanic 16% 17%
Black, non-Hispanic 14% 61%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.8% 0.2%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 99% 73%

Community Rating & Reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    D. Newlin Fell must be a very progressive school. If you are considering this school for your child please Google the school name and see what pops up. Sorry to be so criptic but I want to comply with the guidlines here.

  • (1 year ago)

    I've been going to this school for about a week or two now. The school is a very small school they have no elevators and the school stair case is too small the lunch room is about the size of a average living room. The principal never came around to introduce her self to the new students.Now if your child have the older lady thats the reading teacher her name start with a C she's a okay teacher but she give to much work at a time and if you make a mistake she gets a little upset but she do teach her students.All classrooms are a learning place. The only staff i really no is the teachers i have the dean of students Mr.Matthew and the lunch room worker. thats not good they do give every child a chance there.

  • (2 years ago)

    i love the school great teachers and principle is great they teach my kids so good i love fell all my kids go there and my specail ed is great to mrs carter mrs livingston

  • (2 years ago)

    my son and daughter are in the 8th grade. they have been doing great at this school. people have been giving this school a bad name. they came from A.S Jenks school and have learned more at this school. the teachers are great here there pssa score are also great.

  • (3 years ago)

    This School has to be one of the worst schools in South Philly. My Son attended this school this year and he is always getting bullied. All the kids there seem to be rude disrespectful little brats. One day when I came to pick my son up I saw a kid get sucked into a fight! I also remember when I came to pick him up early I saw little kindergardeners cursing with very foul words! This school has got to be terrible! there's always fights lazy staff disrespectful students and no parent should bring their child to this school.

  • (5 years ago)

    I think D.Newlin Fell School is a great school my daughter came here from Catholic school and is doing so much better academically. There are more resourses here for children with Reading problems. I would recommend this school to all parents who care about there childs education..

  • (6 years ago)

    I am a parent of a prior student who graduated with high honors from this school. The staff there is second to none. I have never had any problems with this school. I have 2 children who atteded there and i would reccomend this school to anybody. This school is the best kept secret in south philly.

  • (7 years ago)

    My son is treated great here. The teachers and the staff have always answered my questions. His teachers always have kept me informed of any difficulties he may be having. I am very pleased with this school and would recommend it to othere parents.

  • (7 years ago)

    Unsafe school Security is a joke. Accident waiting to happen at that school.

  • (7 years ago)

    I am a parent of an exstudent of this school. I just want to caution others to make sure that you monitor your children's grades. I had to have my son's report card grade corrected due to an incorrect entry. It would not have come to light if I hadn't been watching his average throughout the school year. As for the fighting and management problems inthis school..get to know the School Reform Commission and the Office of School Management Departments- together we can bring change.

  • (7 years ago)

    They should be ashamed of how they run this school. Very unsafe atmosphere.

  • (7 years ago)

    Inattentive staff. Fighting in the school. Slow response time from the staff with regards to discipline and emergency matters. Good teachers and location are this school's redeeming qualities.

  • (7 years ago)

    It appears to be very organized and secure however the staff are very inattentive.

  • (8 years ago)

    I am disappointed at the discipline level at this school. It has a lot of fights and not even an officer there would do anything. I saw a fight and food fight occur in the cafeteria with my own eyes when i came to give my son his lunch. The school police officer just sat and watched it all. Also the students only got 3days with no recess I think that much more could and should have been done.

  • (10 years ago)

    The discipline must be stronger across the board. So all children can reach the proper level of learning and not be held back cause of the few problem children. One apple can spoil the bunch.

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