School Details

Jenks Abram School

2501 South 13th St, Philadelphia, PA 19148
(215) 952-6224
4

(out of 10)

Public Grades K-4 358 students 17 students/teacher (PA avg is 15)

Test Scores by grade

81%
49%
80%
76%
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

81%
56%
83%
76%
42%
72%
80%
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

Jenks Abram School is a public elementary school in Philadelphia. The principal of Jenks Abram School is Mrs. Siouda Douglas. 358 students go to Jenks Abram School and identify primarily as Asian/Pacific Islander; White, non-Hispanic; and Multiracial. 99% of the 358 students here have subsidized lunches. The ratio of students to teachers at Jenks Abram School is 17:1. Epiphany of Our Lord School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Asian/Pacific Islander 9% 6%
White, non-Hispanic 65% 13%
Multiracial 6% %
Hispanic 3% 17%
Asian 14% %
Black, non-Hispanic 11% 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 99% 73%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (2 years ago)

    My daughters are going into first grade at Jenks. Our experience has been exceptional. The principal and teachers are caring and top notch the academics are challenging (my Kindergartners were reading at a second grade level by the time the year ended) and the Home and School is very active. The school asks a lot of parents which is what I believe makes it such a great school. I considered a charter but decided to give Jenks a try through family members with direct experience and I am very glad I did. It's also one of the top performing schools in our district despite the low score here (I blame the SDP for that though). Great school truly.

  • (3 years ago)

    I absolutely love this school. There are both committed teachers and parents which make everything work

  • (3 years ago)

    Great school principal not the same as a few years ago Ms. Chestnut is great very caring and doesn't show favortism. My grandchild is in 1st grade and came from a catholic school where favortism was constantly shown plus public school is more advanced and you can get all the help you need not be pushed to the side.

  • (4 years ago)

    I cant say a bad thing about this school. Its wonderful! My daughter is in kindergarten and is learning more than i ever imagined. The teachers are great and influence the kids to do their best while having fun. We are extremely happy that we chose this school. We only wish it went through to 8th grade.

  • (5 years ago)

    This is the best school I have ever been in--and I've been in plenty. We do not have a big budget but we can do amazing things with what we do have. My own child went here and so did a lot of other teachers' children. We have a lot of learning support and an excellent staff.

  • (6 years ago)

    I have to say that this school has done nothing but great things for my kindergarten child. Upon entering this school he needed extra attention in which he received and I am proud to say that he is doing fabulous. He even went up two levels in reading. Great school and wonderful teachers.

  • (7 years ago)

    This school is very umfair to the children. First of all they let to many children into to the school that do not belong in the school. Most of the children that go to this school live out of the school district which hurts hurts the kids that live in the school district because the school would be able to go up to higher grades like 6th or even 8th grade and that would be great for the kids that live here.

  • (7 years ago)

    This has got to be the worst school. I had two older children attend this school when it really was a good school. Now the principal has no idea had to treat young children and has not had the respect to get proper teachers.

  • (9 years ago)

    Jenks is most likely the best K-4 grade public school in the city. My son attended Jenks and was able to read very well by the end of Kindergarden. (Unbelievable) The teachers are excellent the classrooms are a nice size all of which have an literacy intern. Individualize attention is what your looking for..well look no more..The office staff even knew my childs name...I love this school.

  • (10 years ago)

    The school is into being #1 and the children are being hurt because they all are not getting the proper time they need to learn. They have no proper L/S for the children that can't keep up with the school's goal.

  • (11 years ago)

    I dont think the teachers have much say where the kids are concerned. The principal is not involved enough with the teachers. My child has been there for 4 years and i have never seen anything like this.

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