School Details

McCloskey John F School

8500 Pickering St, Philadelphia, PA 19150
(215) 248-6600
3

(out of 10)

Public Grades PK-6 454 students 15 student/teacher

Test Scores by grade

56%
49%
80%
53%
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

61%
56%
83%
61%
42%
72%
76%
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

58%
45%
73%
54%
35%
65%
52%
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

50%
52%
77%
42%
42%
69%

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

McCloskey John F School is a public elementary school in Philadelphia. The principal of McCloskey John F School is John Underwood. 454 children attend McCloskey John F School and identify primarily as Black, non-Hispanic; Multiracial; and Hispanic. 51% of the 454 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at McCloskey John F School is 15:1. Edmonds Franklin S School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band
  • Chorus
  • Computer arts
  • Dance
  • Drawing painting

Languages Taught

  • Spanish

Sports

  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Football
  • Gymnastics
  • P.E. classes
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Swimming
  • Track

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Black, non-Hispanic 98% 61%
Multiracial 1% %
Hispanic 0.9% 17%
Asian/Pacific Islander 0.3% 6%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0% 0.2%
Asian 0% %
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 51% 73%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (3 years ago)

    This school is great. This is a neighborhood school worth looking into. Just came back from Back to School Night. There was a great attendance by parents. Lots of information were available for parents to take home. As the principal stated in addition to academics and extra curricular activities they are also placing value on some of the old school values such as having respect saying please thank you etc. In my opinion these values are so important for today's generation in order for them to succeed in life. The principal and the staff were very well prepared and it was an organized event. I am really looking forward to this school year.

  • (3 years ago)

    I'm glad I took the time to meet and greet the staff before deciding to transfer my kids. Clean friendly neighbourhood. Very family-oriented community. I love the fact that the school is small so there is a greater chance my kids can get individualised attention when needed. Its a team effort with the parents and staff to keep the kids in line and it works.

  • (3 years ago)

    I have seen a huge change for the better since the new principal. There are new programs and she seems to have a real interest in the children. She greets them every morning in the yard.

  • (4 years ago)

    In the first report period I have seen a drastic change in my kids report cards. Besides teaching what's in the the educational tools needed in today's society the teachers also instill good moral behavior in the kids and give up or share their lunch time to spend time tutoring our kids. Nowadays most teacher don't have the time or feel the need. even the way they handle the kids when there is a disruptive student(s) there's a mediator to help dissolve the problem and work it out. All of this makes me feel good with the decision I made to transfer my kids to such a school. Located in a great clean neighborhood was also a plus in my decision.

  • (5 years ago)

    This school has a principal and staff that really cares about the children they educate. It is an excellent school that keeps parents well informed about their children's education level.

  • (5 years ago)

    i think that this school is wonderful !! thye teacher's are very attentive & patient with the students my son has did a 360 since starting there !!!

  • (6 years ago)

    My Granddaughter attends McCloskey Prekindergarten Head Start Program. This is a wonderful program with dynamic staff. My Granddaughter cries to go to school everyday. If she could go on the weekends she would.

  • (10 years ago)

    John F Mccloskey is great. For neighborhood schools this is the best there is.

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Overall score

(based on 7 ratings & reviews)

  • Teacher quality
  • Principal leadership
  • Parent involvement

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