School Details

Moore J Hampton School

6900 Summerdale Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19111
(215) 728-5011
3

(out of 10)

Public Grades K-5 1151 students 19 students/teacher (PA avg is 15)

Test Scores by grade

58%
49%
80%
57%
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

76%
56%
83%
68%
42%
72%
69%
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

57%
45%
73%
45%
35%
65%
28%
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

Moore J Hampton School is a public elementary school in Philadelphia. The principal of Moore J Hampton School is Colleen Wisler. 1,151 children attend Moore J Hampton School and identify mostly as Black, non-Hispanic; Hispanic; and Asian/Pacific Islander. 69% of the 1,151 students here have subsidized lunches. The student to teacher ratio at Moore J Hampton School is 19:1. Solis-Cohen Solomon School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band
  • Computer arts
  • Dance
  • Drawing painting
  • Photography
  • Theater drama
  • Video film production

Languages Taught

  • Spanish

Sports

  • Cheerleading
  • Crew
  • Football
  • Gymnastics
  • P.E. classes
  • Soccer
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Volleyball

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Black, non-Hispanic 36% 56%
Hispanic 20% 19%
Asian/Pacific Islander 18% 7%
Asian 17% %
White, non-Hispanic 15% 14%
Multiracial 11% 4%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.3% 0%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% 0%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 69% 75%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    I am about to start on a new adventure teaching at the J.Hampton Moore Elementary School and I cannot wait to begin. I have heard such good things about the school and as an art teacher I am determined to provide the much needed outlet for these young people to express their creativity.

  • (3 years ago)

    My son is in the autistic support classroom at Moore. Ms. McKenzie and her aides along with Mr. Martino (3rd grade autistic support) are excellent teachers. They really care about the kids at Moore. I wish this school went up to 8th grade. I love this school. They have an excellent staff and great support team. They are both kind and friendly. As a parent I have had the opportunity to volunteer at the school the Home and School Association does great things with and for the children. Parents really get involved at this school and Mr. Glynn is great. He has made a great transition as the new principal. KUDOS to J. Hampton Moore Elementary for being one of the best elementary schools in Philadelphia.

  • (4 years ago)

    I just graduated Moore school June 2011. My experience at Moore was good. I liked that my teacher Mrs. Hendricks gave us hard work to do everyday. In the morning we had to write a 3 page journal in an hour. What I didnt like about the school was that the kids used alot of foul language. I enjoyed the extra curriculum activities. They had chess club computer club dance and tutoring. The only thing I didnt get to do was be a myp which I would have liked to experience. Also two thumbs up to the new principal Mr. Glynn who allowed us to have fun week!! We had water ice popcorn and a Dj all at the end of the year.He was awesome. Now off to St. Cecilia!! Mya Coleman

  • (6 years ago)

    My son attends the Moore School from last 6 years He wants to stay in moore because he likes his Principal and his all the teachers from K to 5th.For him this is best place.Yes some time he gets bored.As a parents if my child is happy in that place that is the best place for him.He wants to go to school everyday because he wants to his record clean.As parent i have to encourage my child many ways to keep your self busy not to depand on the teacher all the time.I don't have to talk about school dist financial i belive everybody knows.1100 kids in the building who you wants to blem. our parents involvement is poor but parents acpections is very high from Moore Home & School.I belive as a parents i have to do my job then i can blem to anybody in the school building.

  • (7 years ago)

    My daughter attends the school but she wants to do so much more but there is no activites to attend to after school. It's ashame back when I was younger there was so much to do after school. It's all due to budget cut and they need the afterschool activites to keep the kids interested. I try to do as much as I can going to my daughter school and putting her into different programs around the neighborhood. I just wish the school could do more. As she would say...I wish I could hang out with my friends from school and do more fun stuff like we do around the block mom!

  • (7 years ago)

    My son started Moore in Jan'07. He was welcomed with open arms. His teacher was great! In attending one of the few parent's meetings/events I saw that Parent involvement was minimal.

  • (8 years ago)

    I agree that there needs to be more activities for the children academic as well as athletic. However with severe budget cuts those activities are seemingly impossible to develop. The school receives less and less money each year to do the same--if not more--with the students. Many teachers donate their time without pay. It is unfair to expect that we can live up to every aspect of the 'perfect school' with those limitations. However having said that I believe that if parents were more involved throughout the school year rather than just in May and June when it's time to see if their child will pass or fail the entire academic experience would be vastly different from what it is. We each--parents teachers students administrators--need to take a look at our own accountability to make our school a success. Not just one entity can make it happen. Be realistic.

  • (8 years ago)

    I am disappointed in the Moore school. I feel that the parent involvement was there but the activities were poorly organized. Also I think most of the teachers at Moore need to stop and listen to themselves- do they hear the way they address the children? I am sure that they don't or the teachers would be just as appalled as I am! Come on Moore school get it together! Focus more on academics and real activities for the kids (not movies in the auditorium) are what the kids need. The children need to be allowed to express themselves sometimes too without fear of punishment!

  • (10 years ago)

    the overall rating of the school is average. i think that they could do more with the children to build their intellect do something more so that they are able to stand with children all over the country as it stands right now the schools in philadelphia are way behind most of the schools in the us. it shows when they do their testing the things that they should know they don't and then they try to cram that learning for the test in a matter of a week and exoect the children to retain that information. why not just teach them from the terranova test and then you know what they should be learning at a given age.

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