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7300 Rural Ln

Philadelphia, PA 19119

(215) 248-6608

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Grades: K - 8

School Type: Public

Student Enrollment: 500

Students Per Teacher: 17

Parent Reviews

10 Parent Reviews for Houston Henry E School

I pulled my daughter out of Houston after a terrible first six months. Her teacher was Ms. Spalding for the second grade. She was a deplorable teacher. She was not organized, she gossiped about the students, she was rude and ignorant. I met with the principal about her but the principal seemed to not ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 07/09/13

I attended this school in the 80's and my child attended Houston as well. I must say that I still love this school. Ms. Newman is an awesome principal and she genuinely cares about her students. I love the front office staff as well as the teachers. Each year my child had an amazing teacher. I definitely ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 01/14/13

I attended Houston for nine years in the 50's. I don't know how the school has changed since then but I would pit my education against anyone in my age group. Even then the school was outdated and yet the staff always put the needs of the students first. I hope that this tradition continues to live on.

Posted by a other on 03/14/11

my daughter attends. my sister, cousins and myself attended in the 70's and 80's. we have history and a legacy at henry h houston with a future to come.

Posted by a parent on 10/19/10

above average we have great things in our school like art music gym computers. But the only thing our school is missing is Spanish and other languages.

Posted by a student on 02/16/10

I have been at Houston for 3 administrations, each were valuable for what they accomplished. Everyone should send their children to Houston for the dedicated teachers and staff. Under the new Principal there is new energy, enthusiasm of students, and great staff morale. Houston has now risen to ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 12/03/07

Neighborhood school has deteriorated since current principal took over in '99. Reputation had been on the upswing until then.

Posted by a parent on 11/30/05

This school is a great school and strives to teach children.

Posted by a former student on 10/07/05

I think the curriculum is great and the classes offered will make the kids well-rounded individuals. However, some of the staff need to be more personable and more understanding of the different needs that each child has.Some staff members also need to be more professional in their approach to the children ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 09/06/05

My child is in the gifted program at Houston. I feel that this program has enchanced my childs vocabulary as well as expose him to different cultures. I would also like to commend my sons teacher for the fabulous job she did with my son along with her other students this 03-04 school year. Mrs. Warren ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 08/17/04

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Test scores for Houston Henry E School

PSSA* Test Scores

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Test Year: 2012
Houston Henry E 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 — Houston Henry E School is located at 7300 Rural Ln, Philadelphia PA 19119. 7300 Rural Ln is in the 19119 ZIP code in Philadelphia, PA The school district for Houston Henry E School is the Philadelphia City School District. Houston Henry E School is a Public school that serves grade levels K - 8.
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