School Details

Fitler Academics Plus

140 West Seymour St, Philadelphia, PA 19144
(215) 951-4009
3

(out of 10)

Public Grades 2-9 270 students 20 students/teacher (PA avg is 15)

Test Scores by grade

77%
49%
80%
63%
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

71%
56%
83%
51%
42%
72%
57%
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

51%
45%
73%
20%
35%
65%
14%
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

68%
52%
77%
66%
42%
69%

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

55%
56%
80%
55%
52%
76%

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%
52%
76%
91%
58%
80%
17%
24%
60%
72%
48%
73%

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

Fitler Academics Plus is a public middle school in Philadelphia. The principal of Fitler Academics Plus is Mr. Anthious Boone and can be contacted at aboone@philasd.org. 270 students attend Fitler Academics Plus and identify mostly as Black, non-Hispanic; Hispanic; and Multiracial. 57% of the 270 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at Fitler Academics Plus is 20:1. The DePaul Catholic School is one of the nearest middle schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band

Sports

  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • P.E. classes
  • Track

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Black, non-Hispanic 95% 56%
Hispanic 3% 19%
Multiracial 1.0% 4%
Asian/Pacific Islander 0.3% 7%
White, non-Hispanic 0.3% 14%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0% 0%
Asian 0% %
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% 0%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 57% 75%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (11 months ago)

    This school used to be great it lost alot of great teachers and does not have enough programs for the kids.

  • (1 year ago)

    its a school that needs a lot of work in certain areas like a good music and art program

  • (2 years ago)

    My daughter attends Fitler and she loves it. She is in the 1st grade and there are only 14 other students in her class. Her teacher is awesome and she really knows her students. She has been teaching for over 20 years and her experience is really makes a difference. My child is excited about learning and was elated when she made honor roll and won the "who takes the cake" award. I am glad that I choose Fitler Academic Plus for my child. I was afraid that she might not get in at first because I applied so late but they put her at the top of the list and once they received their enrollment for the year the secretary notified me that there was a spot for my child. The principle and other administrative staff are very attentive and caring and parental involvement is highly encouraged. So far I love Fitler.

  • (5 years ago)

    I am a student a Fitler Academics Plus school this is still a good school. I got higher test scores and better grades. I am in the 8th grade this is my last year at Fitler I came in the 6th grade and I knew this school was about there business. Teachers help you when you need it they take out there breaks to help you. I hope when a parent or a student reads this they would be blessed to be a such a wonderful loving and caring place of learning. If you look back in time you will see that most of the students that went to fitler went to collage and became something in life. One more thing just by having Fitler Academics Plus on you high school application you will get into every school u apply too.

  • (10 years ago)

    I must say the teachers at this school are awesome. They have been a great inspiration to my children since 1st grade. I have seen and heard of many schools and their teachers never have I seen such a beautiful set of teachers like the ones at fitler. The parents and teachers work together and I feel this is what make this school so exceptional. The high grades and high test scores are because these teachers want to see their students succeed and they look for nothing less than the best from their students. This is truly a school where no child is left behind because the teachers will not except it. Fitler teacher please keep up the good work. And thank you for pushing my children to succeed in all that they do.

  • (11 years ago)

    So far the experience has been excellent. My ten year old daughter has been attending the school since the 1st grade. She is now entering into the 5th grade. She has been an honor roll student for 3 years straight. The curriculum has been challenging for her as well as me sometimes. The majority of the teachers that she has had have been truly caring teachers. Parent involement was expected and I liked that about this school. My daughter has been able to learn an instument compliments of the school. It's truly been a great experience.

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Overall score

(based on 8 ratings & reviews)

  • Teacher quality
  • Principal leadership
  • Parent involvement

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