School Details

Peirce Thomas M School

2300 West Cambria St, Philadelphia, PA 19132
(215) 227-4411
1

(out of 10)

Public Grades PK-6 454 students 19 students/teacher (PA avg is 15)

Test Scores by grade

31%
49%
80%
35%
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

40%
56%
83%
33%
42%
72%
43%
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

23%
45%
73%
10%
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

46%
52%
77%
24%
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

Peirce Thomas M School is a public elementary school in Philadelphia. The principal of Peirce Thomas M School is Mr Terrell Parris. 454 students attend Peirce Thomas M School and identify mostly as Black, non-Hispanic; Hispanic; and Multiracial. 86% of the 454 students here get reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at Peirce Thomas M School is 19:1. Whittier John G School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Black, non-Hispanic 96% 61%
Hispanic 2% 17%
Multiracial 1% %
White, non-Hispanic 0.4% 13%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0% 0.2%
Asian 0% %
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 86% 73%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (3 years ago)

    The principal seems more interested in the uniforms than whether the students are learning as much as they can absorb. The teachers over all seem like they are trapped in the system but want to teach so much more than the slim curriculum they have been given.

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