Girard Stephen School

1800 Snyder Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19145
(215) 952-8554
1

(out of 10)

Public Grades K-4 561 students 18 students/teacher (PA avg is 15)

Test Scores by grade

47%
49%
80%
39%
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

60%
56%
83%
44%
42%
72%
44%
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

About this school

Girard Stephen School is a public elementary school in Philadelphia. The principal of Girard Stephen School is Ms Jacqueline Wolf. 561 students go to Girard Stephen School and identify primarily as White, non-Hispanic; Hispanic; and Black, non-Hispanic. 99% of the 561 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at Girard Stephen School is 18:1. St Monica School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 7% 14%
Hispanic 6% 19%
Black, non-Hispanic 58% 56%
Multiracial 5% 4%
Asian 26% %
Asian/Pacific Islander 25% 7%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.2% 0%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% 0%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 99% 75%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    A great school with great teachers. The school has extra curriculars and helping student for more in study.

  • (4 years ago)

    This is my sons 2nd year at this school and it seems to me that there's no communication between the teachers & the parents . My sons teacher is telling me she's making him repeat 1st gr. due to his reading level. Well on his 3rd report card he received all A & B's & I think 1 C. Which was a GREAT improvment on his behalf he worked hard to bring up his grade in Reading & Math ! I want to know why ??? They never put anything about him being in danger of failing on it. As a matter of fact in all of his subjects everything was Satisfactory! That alone confuses me .... PLEASE HELP

  • (5 years ago)

    A great school that is concerned about helping all children achieve their academic goals.

  • (8 years ago)

    My son has attended Stephen Girard for one year. They have a new principal and have added new staff. The teacher quality is great as is the administration. However Stephen Girard is suffering from the lack of funding prevelant in most urban public schools. Parent involvement could be greatly improved.

  • (9 years ago)

    The quality of the acedemic programs leave alot to be desired. Both of my children attended Stephen Girard and both are way below the academic criteria even after extra-carricular help was taken. Most of the children are violent & children who want to learn are too scared to speak up.The teachers try real hard but the lack of parent participation and effort has the school failing miserably.

  • (10 years ago)

    Poor academics in that there are no extra curriculars other than PE.

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(based on 7 ratings & reviews)

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