School Details

Stanton Edwin M School

1700 Christian St, Philadelphia, PA 19146
(215) 875-3185
4

(out of 10)

Public Grades PK-8 244 students 14 students/teacher (PA avg is 15)

Test Scores by grade

57%
49%
80%
39%
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

56%
56%
83%
48%
42%
72%
41%
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

27%
45%
73%
7%
35%
65%
60%
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

71%
52%
77%
82%
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

82%
56%
80%
71%
52%
76%

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

79%
52%
76%
100%
58%
80%
11%
24%
60%
100%
48%
73%

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

Stanton Edwin M School is a public middle school in Philadelphia. The principal of Stanton Edwin M School is Ms Diane Highsmith. 244 children attend Stanton Edwin M School and identify as Black, non-Hispanic; Hispanic; and Multiracial. 92% of the 244 students here get reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at Stanton Edwin M School is 14:1. Universal Institute CS is one of the nearest middle schools.

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Black, non-Hispanic 89% 61%
Hispanic 6% 17%
Multiracial 2% %
White, non-Hispanic 2% 13%
Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 6%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.4% 0.2%
Asian 0.4% %
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 92% 73%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    My son recently completed first grade at Stanton and we adore this school. Effective caring teachers outstanding leadership from the principal small class sizes and an incredible focus on the arts (hard to come by in public school these days). There is a very committed group of parents and community members that mentor students write grants and raise funds for our arts programs. It's a really special place.

  • (1 year ago)

    Academics + Arts = Excellence. This is the motto that says it all about this small K - 8 elementary school in southwest center city Philadelphia. Dedicated teachers long standing community and parent involvement and an unusual arts program combine to create a family type atmosphere where every child is known by all the staff. In addition to the rigorous curriculum in reading mathematics and science students are exposed to visual arts music drama and dance. Stanton is located within a short walking distance to Philadelphia's Avenue of the Arts and boasts several dozen longstanding arts partnerships which enrich the climate and culture of the school. Teaching artists in residence provide consistent experiences and instruction during the school day and students take advantage of many cultural institutions in the city. Through strong parent and community involvement Stanton has emerged as a star in the universe of desirable schools in Philadelphia. It's a "come and see" kind of school - so come and see us.

  • (1 year ago)

    Our son just finished 1st grade at Stanton and had a fantastic experience. The staff is great and the school is small enough that each teacher knows every kid. It has a great community of parents and neighbors who volunteer in the school as well as raise funds for extra curricular programs including cultural arts instruction. The principal is fantastic and she has always made herself available to parents.

  • (5 years ago)

    We've earned AYP 6 years in a row have a highly acclaimed cultural arts enrichment program and have integrated technology throughout the school. The staff has been there for a long time and care about the students.

  • (8 years ago)

    This school is en-route to becoming a very good school.It is an inner city school but the principal holds high expectations for every student. I have 3 children in the scchool and it will be on of the top schools. The thing that bothers me though is because of budget(I guess) they dont alot alot of thing that non inner city schools have. I beleive thing like that would really boost confidence in alot of the inner city school children.But all-in-all the school is trying their best with what they have available to them.

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