School Details

Frank Anne School

2000 Bowler St, Philadelphia, PA 19115
(215) 961-2005
6

(out of 10)

Public Grades PK-5 1045 students 19 students/teacher (PA avg is 15)

Test Scores by grade

80%
49%
80%
73%
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

98%
56%
83%
83%
42%
72%
90%
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

80%
45%
73%
68%
35%
65%
69%
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

Frank Anne School is a public elementary school in Philadelphia. The principal of Frank Anne School is Ms Ellen Cooper. 1,045 students attend Frank Anne School and are mostly Hispanic; Multiracial; and White, non-Hispanic. 49% of the 1,045 students here have subsidized lunches. The student to teacher ratio at Frank Anne School is 19:1. Politz Hebrew Academy is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Extracurricular activities

Languages Taught

  • Russian

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Hispanic 8% 17%
Multiracial 7% %
White, non-Hispanic 48% 13%
Asian/Pacific Islander 24% 6%
Asian 23% %
Black, non-Hispanic 13% 61%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.3% 0.2%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 49% 73%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (7 months ago)

    Anne Frank is a great school - a diamond in the rough. Given the School District's finances it is remarkable that this school has continued to improve. It's due in large part to steady leadership and a strong sense of community among administration teachers and parents. I can only imagine what the administration and teachers would be able to achieve with adequate funding. If you're looking to move into or within Philadelphia I would strongly recommend the Anne Frank catchment area.

  • (1 year ago)

    This school is overcrowded. They don't care about the children like they claim.My kid's teacher is unorganized and has a sarcastic attitude. My kid gets picked on almost every day. Teachers act nice and change when parents aren't around. My child complains every single day that either a child or adult was mean. My child will be transferring to a private school asap. Academics is good but as far as everything else this school is the worst. Not all it's cracked up to be.

  • (1 year ago)

    this the first years for my daughter we are very happy. the principal call every time we the information.

  • (1 year ago)

    Anne Frank is an AWESOME school. The Principal Teachers and home & school association are wonderful. It s a family atmosphere and the teachers are greatly involved. This school reminds of the old "Philadelphia" public schools; back when education was a priority people cared and no separation between private & public. It's truly a pleasure sending my child to school every day here and I only hope with all that s going on with the school district it doesn t alter with the education my child is receiving here. If you live in the area this school is truly a Gem .

  • (1 year ago)

    I have worked at Anne Frank for several years now and I am proud to be a member of such a professional knowledgable and dedicated staff of teachers and lifelong learners. We work very hard to meet the needs of all of our students and take a personal interest in each and every one of them. It is true that our classrooms are crowded meaning that we may have up to 33-34 students per classroom but I have not seen any difference in the success of my students. We hold high academic standards and encourage our students to reach their highest potential. I work very hard to maintain constructive communication with my learners as well as their parents and I know that my respected co-workers do the same. I would have no problem sending my own children to this school because I know they would be safe respected and well-educated.

  • (2 years ago)

    Please note i will only reviewing this school based on a kindergarden. My son went to Anne Frank from September to Fenruary and i can only say wonderful things about his teacher Mrs Bailey- Dixon and about a program in general. I have not reilized how great this school is until we moved and my son went to Chatham park elementary in havertown. It is suppose to be a really good one but so far i have been very disappointed because my son can read and write coming out of Anne Frank and Chatham park kindergarden is learning letter "I" this week. ??? May be we were lucky with out experienced and kind teacher but looking at how good everything is orginized at this school and how responsible and knolegeble stuff is i cant relate to below reviews and say no one helped my child. Despite the fact that classes are more then 30 students my son got all the attention that he needed and more and would come home very happy. Thank you so much Anne Frank stuff and our teacher that we dearly miss - Mrs. Bailey - Dixon!!!!

  • (2 years ago)

    I made a horrible mistake. I transferred my child from private to this school. I thought I was doing a good thing. One of the worst decisions I've made regarding my child. My child went from an honor student to barely passing. The teacher talks a good story but could not be the least bit interested. She is never available to assist when a child needs some clarification or help as she states she is too busy or she's not to be bothered. She has no control over her classroom which is at most times way too noisy for any child to focus or concentrate. I have waited over four weeks for my child to get some help with a subject and I am still waiting. Nobody truly cares at this some though they tout themselves as teaching in the best elementary school in Philadelphia. If this is the best I wouldn't want to see the worst. Do your self and your child a big favor find the money do what you need to do and send them to a private school you won't regret it. You will regret sending them here to this school. I will be transferring my child out at the end of this school year and back to the private school.

  • (3 years ago)

    My daughter was hit by the teacher bad school. I would not recomand this school for anyone.

  • (3 years ago)

    Awesome Philly Public School. Anne Frank has children from so many different countries which I love! My daughter's teacher Mrs. Weightman is such a great teacher. Can't believe she has given her the gift of reading and it is only December! I highly recommend this school ) Wonderful caring staff!

  • (4 years ago)

    My older son has been attending this school since Kindergarten. He is in second grade now and has had excellent teachers all the way. My younger son has been attending since the beginning of this year and although he attended a great school last year is doing much better at Anne Frank. The community of teachers are very interested in helping your child to reach there full potential. Staff is excellent to work with and my only wish is that they went all the way to 9th grade instead of grade 5. I would recommend this school to anyone.

  • (5 years ago)

    Anne Frank is a caring community of teachers parents and students. We are one of the most diverse schools in the country! Our students come from every continent except Australia speak over 40 languages and practice numerous (or no) religions. We are all different but we recognize that we are all the same. The goal of the school is for every student to achieve at high levels to feel safe and respected and to learn.

  • (6 years ago)

    I have twin girls in kindergarden. They love going to school everyday. Their teacher Ms. Shayhorn is wonderful. The class size is probably to large but she does an outstanding job of keeping order and helping them learn all of the basics.

  • (7 years ago)

    This school is severely overcrowded. My son had close to 40 kids in his class last year. I wonder if a lot of the kids that go to this school actually live in the neighborhood

  • (8 years ago)

    I really like Anne Frank. The teachers have alot to accomplish in a day and really could use an extra pair of hands in the rooms. Overall I did like the school

  • (8 years ago)

    good school but teachers need to be more receptive/responsive to new students son transferred there and teacher did not even inquire as to where he was in lessons etc from his old school

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