School Details

Sheridan School

800 East Ontario St, Philadelphia, PA 19134
(215) 291-4724
1

(out of 10)

Public Grades K-4 777 students 17 students/teacher (PA avg is 15)

Test Scores by grade

35%
49%
80%
24%
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

38%
56%
83%
19%
42%
72%
30%
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

Sheridan School is a public elementary school in Philadelphia. The principal of Sheridan School is Ms Wanda Novales. 777 students go to Sheridan School and identify primarily as Multiracial; Hispanic; and Black, non-Hispanic. 100% of the 777 students here have subsidized lunches. The student to teacher ratio at Sheridan School is 17:1. Elkin Lewis School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Multiracial 7% 4%
Hispanic 59% 19%
Black, non-Hispanic 30% 56%
Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 7%
Asian 2% %
White, non-Hispanic 2% 14%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.5% 0%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% 0%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 100% 75%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (4 years ago)

    This school is very unorganized and philadelphia school officials needs to go there evaluate them and see whats going on in there. It's very unprofessional dis-structred and my child is not getting the proper help there.

  • (5 years ago)

    Sheridan is a great neighborhood school. It is the second oldest in Phila. and still continues in its quest to educate the children of Kensington. The people who work there are dedicated and enthusiastic.

  • (7 years ago)

    Sheridan has improved graetly since Mrs. Novales became the principal. The school is safer beautiful and many extra curricular activities are offered. The teachers go the extra mile for the students.

  • (9 years ago)

    Sheridan has alot of improving to do.there is no extracurricular activities no sports teams and my son gets gym class once a week for a half an hour. the only after school program I am aware of is an extended day program for 1 hour after school to do homework.A few teachers truly get involved for the most part the teachers rarely contact the parents and make them aware of issues and concerns.The principal is a principal to another school as well and is rarely there.There is no music or art classes and the quality of academic programs are low.

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