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601 Carpenter Ln

Philadelphia, PA 19119

(215) 951-4006

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Grades: K - 8

School Type: Public

Student Enrollment: 425

Students Per Teacher: 14

Parent Reviews

19 Parent Reviews for Henry Charles W School

I feel very lucky to have Henry as our public school. Our son is having a great experience there, and we know that he's getting an excellent education. Our daughter was accepted into Masterman after attending Henry for five years.

Posted by a parent on 11/01/13

I strongly believe that CW henry is highly over rated. My child is in the kindergarden classroom and I do a better job teaching my child at home. Also there is a lack of communication with principle and employees in the main office tend to be very rude and unprofessional at times. School can also use ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 02/06/13

We love Henry! It's a huge leap of faith sending your kid to a Philly public school these days, so glad we did. My daughter is happy, her teachers are great and always available, the new principal is aggresively pushing academic standards higher, keeping the arts a big focus, raising the bar on safety ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 09/24/12

Henry WAS a good school and over the last 6 years or so, it has gone down. Many parents left discussed as well as teachers. The children are picked on by the staff, they staff is unprofessional. Its the shadow of the leader --- and she is gone. Hopefully under the new leadership it could raise again. ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 09/18/12

Horrible. I have a daughter in second grade and its been a complete waste of school year. As a responsible parent I understand that the teacher can not do all of the work. Parents must supplement and provide additional work to help your child stay ahead in class. However, with the teacher my daughter ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 03/16/12

I have a son at Henry (as well as a daughter) and we've been very happy with how he's been treated and how behavior issues are handled. There was an incident early in the year involving my son and another boy fighting on the playground, and the teacher and principal handled the situation calmly, professionally, ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 06/03/11

The majority of the good reviews on here are about someone with a daughter. Well, I have a son, and I think that the boys are treated differently because they do not act like girls. Boys play more and are more rambunctious. This is a predominately black school in a predominately white neighborhood. ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 06/02/11

C.W.Henry is a school where teachers, administration and the community work together to help students achieve. My sons are learning and enjoying their experiences at Henry.

Posted by a parent on 03/19/11

Henry school is a safe school compared to other schools in the city. There is a biase that exist that has to do with race and stereotypes. There are some teachers who single out black male students and do their best to discourage them reaching their full learning potential. I have personally had 2 teachers ...  Read more

Posted by a other on 09/30/10

Every morning I walk into my son's school, and the teachers and staff look me in the eye and say, 'Good Morning'. Their attitude says, also, that this is our school, and here we know each other, look out for each other. It is a very reassuring atmosphere!

Posted by a parent on 10/08/09

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Test Year: 2012
Henry Charles W School
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 — Henry Charles W School is located at 601 Carpenter Ln, Philadelphia PA 19119. 601 Carpenter Ln is in the 19119 ZIP code in Philadelphia, PA The school district for Henry Charles W School is the Philadelphia City School District. Henry Charles W School is a Public school that serves grade levels K - 8.
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