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535 Shawmont Ave

Philadelphia, PA 19128

(215) 487-4466

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Grades: PK - 8

School Type: Public

Student Enrollment: 630

Students Per Teacher: 18

Parent Reviews

24 Parent Reviews for Shawmont School

School is very convenient for my children and there doing lots of new things this year..

Posted by a parent on 01/25/15

I am a parent of a pre-schooler and the Bright Futures program is wonderful. The teacher, Mrs. Magdavitiz, is kind and caring and an overall great teacher.

Posted by a parent on 10/24/13

The years before leading up to when my own kids would go to school were good, positive, praising of how good the teachers are, the wonderful work that home and school Association does, and the principals hand on how well the school functioned. I only hope that with a lot of the school cuts.... things ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 09/27/13

My daughter is going to the Bright Futures program and I couldn't be happier with her teacher. Mrs. Magdovitz is a loving, caring teacher. I know my daughter is in wonderful hands when I drop my daughter off in her class.

Posted by a parent on 09/26/13

Shawmont is one of the best schools in Philadelphia. Our music program is wonderful. Our teachers truly care about the kids. Our Home and School is fantastic and we really support our kids and the teachers.

Posted by a parent on 09/26/13

Shawmont is a phenomenal school. The teachers and administration are top notch. The Home & School Association is extremely active and parents are always welcome at the school for any reason, from volunteering to observing.

Posted by a parent on 03/13/12

My children attended this school for 2 years. The teachers in the lower grades were wonderful, caring, and worked with my children to meet their needs. I found some of the administration to be unprofessional and lacking. For philadelphia county this was considered a great school, but the county is ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 01/22/12

When my child first attended Shawmont, I thought "now this is a great school". Teachers were hands on and the principal seemed to be very involved. Now 7 years later I am so disappointed in this school. If I had the money I would take my child out now and let him finish at a private school. The teachers ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 11/30/10

I feel the school lacks the leadership skill it needs to take it from a good school to a great school. Some of the teachers are the best you will find while others are just buying time. There are some parents that are very involved but we could use more parents cooperation to take this school to the ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 10/02/09

Shawmont is an awesome school because of the tremendous principal, caring and inspiring staff and administrators, and dedicated parents! I'm so thankful that my children are part of this wonderful community!

Posted by a parent on 10/01/09

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Test scores for Shawmont School

PSSA* Test Scores

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Test Year: 2012
Shawmont 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 — Shawmont School is located at 535 Shawmont Ave, Philadelphia PA 19128. 535 Shawmont Ave is in the 19128 ZIP code in Philadelphia, PA The school district for Shawmont School is the Philadelphia City School District. Shawmont School is a Public school that serves grade levels PK - 8.
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