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2230 S 8th St

Philadelphia, PA 19148

(215) 952-6216

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Grades: K - 6

School Type: Public

Student Enrollment: 536

Students Per Teacher: 13

Parent Reviews

4 Parent Reviews for Key Francis Scott School

One of the best schools in South Philadelphia. This school has made some major changes and tremendous progress and is one of the top schools in the entire district. They are competing with Masterman for the National Title 1 Distinguished School Awards for PA. The school offers a whole host of opportunities ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 11/21/10

Francis Scott Key school is definitely one of the best kept secrets in the Philly. It is easy to be number one when you enroll only the cream of the crop, yet this school does well despite the obstacles thanks to hard work and determination by the teachers, principal, volunteers and parents. The school ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 11/21/10

I wish I could say this is a great school - but unfortunately, it is not. I am not sure where the ratings for extracurricular activities come - they have NONE! Power Hr must be their after school activity!! There are no clubs, no groups, nothing. Parents don't get involved because the principal doesn't ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 10/10/09

The school is older and is NOT maintained. Class sizes are entirely too high. One teacher with 30-31 students is unacceptable. There is no support staff and parent volunteers are not wanted by the principal. The staff literally seems to be afraid of the principal which makes a person question his ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 10/07/08

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Test scores for Key Francis Scott School

PSSA* Test Scores

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Test Year: 2012
Key Francis Scott 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 — Key Francis Scott School is located at 2230 S 8th St, Philadelphia PA 19148. 2230 S 8th St is in the 19148 ZIP code in Philadelphia, PA The school district for Key Francis Scott School is the Philadelphia City School District. Key Francis Scott School is a Public school that serves grade levels K - 6.
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