School Details

Fox Chase School

500 Rhawn St, Philadelphia, PA 19111
(215) 728-5016
4

(out of 10)

Public Grades K-5 460 students 16 students/teacher (PA avg is 15)

Test Scores by grade

69%
49%
80%
70%
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

83%
56%
83%
64%
42%
72%
78%
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

79%
45%
73%
60%
35%
65%
70%
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

Fox Chase School is a public elementary school in Philadelphia. The principal of Fox Chase School is Rob Caroselli and can be contacted at robcaroselli@philasd.org. 460 students attend Fox Chase School and identify primarily as Asian; White, non-Hispanic; and Multiracial. 44% of the 460 students here have subsidized lunches. The student to teacher ratio at Fox Chase School is 16:1. Crossan Kennedy C School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band
  • Chorus
  • Computer arts
  • Orchestra

Sports

  • P.E. classes

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Asian 9% %
White, non-Hispanic 53% 13%
Multiracial 5% %
Black, non-Hispanic 24% 61%
Asian/Pacific Islander 13% 6%
Hispanic 10% 17%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0% 0.2%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 44% 73%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (2 years ago)

    My son IS in secod grade. He likes the school. Mentally gifted program needs to expanded.

  • (4 years ago)

    Both of my children attend this school however I do wish this school went up to eigth grade I believe they have the room as well. I do help out in the classrooms but I agree that there needs to be more parents to help out if they can.

  • (8 years ago)

    My son has attended this school since kindergarten and very pleased with the school. The only thing would be to expand the mentally gifted program.

  • (9 years ago)

    My son has attended Fox Chase for about 3 years now. The curriculum is great as well as the music program. I just feel the mentally gifted programs need to be expanded.

  • (10 years ago)

    My child attends this school. Overall I like the school however they really need to work harder with the kids to get the pssa scores up. I rate this school a 3.5.

  • (10 years ago)

    I taught at this school and wish that I have never left. The atmosphere is very friendly and the children are lovely. I would say that about 85- 90% of the children there are eager to learn and enjoy their time while in class. The principal is always willing to help the children achieve as well as the teachers. The children will be missed deeply.

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Overall score

(based on 8 ratings & reviews)

  • Teacher quality
  • Principal leadership
  • Parent involvement

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