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About This School

Hopkinson Francis School is a public middle school in Philadelphia. The principal of Hopkinson Francis School is Ms Candace Straff. 889 students go to Hopkinson Francis School and identify mostly as Hispanic; White, non-Hispanic; and Multiracial. 100% of the 889 students here have subsidized lunches. The student to teacher ratio at Hopkinson Francis School is 16:1. Sheridan West is one of the nearest middle schools.

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Hispanic 60% 17%
White, non-Hispanic 6% 13%
Multiracial 5% %
Asian/Pacific Islander 4% 6%
Asian 4% %
Black, non-Hispanic 25% 61%
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 100% 73%

Community Rating & Reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    need more security on yard because many student not respect the person and other student. much bulling in there

  • (5 years ago)

    School need more parent involvement. Staff can use organization skills

  • (6 years ago)

    My daughter's been there since Kindergarden and it's nothing like it was before. First thing the classes are over crowded with students. With only one teacher. My daughter had more problems in school this year then any other year there. With the bullying and disrespect it makes it harder for kids to learn and teachers are having a hard time teaching. Parents we need to improve our kids behavior to better their education.

  • (7 years ago)

    The school is very overcrowded causing many discipline problems. The staff do their best despite having many students in their classes. There is a new school being built which will hopefully relieve some of the overcrowding and bring more structure and organization to HOPO.

  • (8 years ago)

    There are programs but many parents dont support. There are programs in place to help students with their accademic needs There is music class but teachers also give music class in their classroom. I sincerely dont see many sport activities other than gym. Parents do come to CSAP meetings but not many come to report card conference.

  • (8 years ago)

    Parent involvement is as much as you make of it. The school as great extracurricular activites and a lot of programs to help the kids in terms of studying and getting focused.

  • (10 years ago)

    This school is a disgrace. I am so afraid for my son who has no choice but to go here since the catholic school in the neighborhood is so overpriced for non-catholics. I also worked in the school and it is so out of control. The students are so disrespectful and don't listen to anyone. The lunch room is the worst you can't even sit down without being in the middle of a fight or getting hit with food. I think the school should be shut down or completely revamped with new administration and teachers. This school is horrible.

  • (10 years ago)

    Hopo has a hard working dedicated staff they provide the kids with more than an education. wouldnt want my daughter to go anywhere else. The school is supported not only by te teaches bt by a dedicated home and school association.

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