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1122 Catharine St

Philadelphia, PA 19147

(215) 351-7618

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Grades: 9 - 12

School Type: Public, Magnet

Student Enrollment: 1,550

Students Per Teacher: 44

Parent Reviews

26 Parent Reviews for Academy At Palumbo

The perfectest school ever!!! it's the friendliest and funest school. I am a ninth grader and didn't plan to attend but I am loving it.

Posted by a teacher on 11/30/14

Contrary to it being touted as an academically high achieving school and the various rankings, when you look at the actual PA testing, academic performance, and standards, IT IS ONE OF THE MOST OVER-RATED AND UNDER-PERFORMING SCHOOLS n the Philly School District. In fact, the Pa. Department of Education, ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 10/23/14

This school is beast... Sooo sad i have to move... Mrs. Tuff n ms. miner are the best

Posted by a student on 04/03/14

I love teaching at the Academy at Palumbo. I have been here for three years, and hope to never leave! We have a great community of educators here who strive to do our best every day and prepare our students for college (P.S. I'm not sure where the parent below got her numbers, but we do NOT have a ...  Read more

Posted by a teacher on 03/12/14

i am a 10th grader who attends academy at palumbo. i was not planning on writing a review but the negative ones i read made me angry. this is a great school. in elementary school, i got straight As without trying. at palumbo i am being challenged in so many ways. one parent wrote that we dont get enough ...  Read more

Posted by a student on 12/07/13

This school is outstanding. I really enjoy the student/teacher connection. My child graduated last year and was accepted to YALE university. I was so proud that Academy at Palumbo had bred another winner. My youngest is a sophomore and is FLUENT in spanish. I am so proud that Palumbo strives to teach ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 10/11/13

It's a great school that has a family atmosphere with caring teachers and counselors who are very dedicated to their students.

Posted by a parent on 08/22/13

I am a student of the 2014 Graduating Class and to be honest, I am happy that I am getting out of this place. Don't get me wrong, I don't hate the school but I don't love it either. I more so tolerate it than anything. The teachers are BRILLIANT but the students and administrative staff, including the ...  Read more

Posted by a student on 07/13/13

Academy at Palumbo is truly not what we expected and I am considering transferring my child soon. The school is unsafe and allows too much nonsense. My student has to be a different person in order to not be harrassed or bullied and this has affected her academically in more ways than i am willing to ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 06/26/13

When my daughter first was accepted here I was so excited...I truly thought this was a school for academia but it seems to have taken a left turn...The front office knows nothing about anything so dont waste your time...My daughter is learning but she does tell us stories about school that just wasnt ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 06/20/13

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Test scores for Academy At Palumbo

PSSA* Test Scores

Grade Level: 11

Test Year: 2012
Academy At Palumbo
Philadelphia City School District
* 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.

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Philadelphia schools — Academy At Palumbo is located at 1122 Catharine St, Philadelphia PA 19147. 1122 Catharine St is in the 19147 ZIP code in Philadelphia, PA The school district for Academy At Palumbo is the Philadelphia City School District. Academy At Palumbo is a Public school that serves grade levels 9 - 12.
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