School Details

Howe Julia Ward School

5800 North 13th St, Philadelphia, PA 19141
(215) 276-5270
1

(out of 10)

Public Grades K-5 322 students 14 students/teacher (PA avg is 15)

Test Scores by grade

36%
49%
80%
31%
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

37%
56%
83%
23%
42%
72%
36%
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

60%
45%
73%
30%
35%
65%
40%
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

Howe Julia Ward School is a public elementary school in Philadelphia. The principal of Howe Julia Ward School is Ms Claudette Williams-Stone. 322 students go to Howe Julia Ward School and identify as Black, non-Hispanic; Multiracial; and Hispanic. 99% of the 322 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at Howe Julia Ward School is 14:1. Pennell Joseph School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Black, non-Hispanic 94% 61%
Multiracial 3% %
Hispanic 2% 17%
Asian 0.3% %
Native American or Native Alaskan 0% 0.2%
White, non-Hispanic 0% 13%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 99% 73%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (6 years ago)

    My child attended kindergartner and frist grade their.Her kindergartner teacher was very nice and I must say my daghter and i enjoyed her. However the next year there our experince was horrible. My experince with the princple was horrible she is the most disrespectful/ unaware a person and has no idea what really goes on in he school.My child was detained after school and she was more then 15 minutes late to catch her bus. So the drive called me to see where she was and told me that she hadn't come out. I called the school and the said they where aware of it. But they never informed me.I went to the school the next day to speak with her and got very nasty with me I was just a concerned parent

  • (7 years ago)

    My son attends this school as a Kindergartner and I love his teacher the amount of work the principal's firm and encouraging hand. This school has consistently made AYP three years running. The neighborhood ranges from low to middle class single and two parent households.

  • (8 years ago)

    It seems to me that everything in this school is backwards. Students behave like wild animals in the classroom. The principle has time and again sided with rude poorly behaved students and their parents over her own staff when settling disputes. The principal consistently undermines the authority of professional level teachers/instructors/and staff in and out of the classroom. Staff moral is low as a result of this. The expectations of students entering the building are so low as a direct result of the principal's uncanny ability to undermine the frontline forces - the teachers - in their ability to perform the duties of their job. If you send your child to this school support your son or daughter's teacher in their attempt to educate/cultivate the future of this great and historic city of Philadelphia.

  • (9 years ago)

    This school is located in an economically dsadvantaged neighborhood which leaves resources at a low. They are trying very hard to promote high reading scores and leave little to extracurricular activities. Afterschool programs don't seem to be available at this time. Standardized Tests are stressed. It seems as though there is less parent involvement due to the working parent/single family home issues.

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(based on 4 ratings & reviews)

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