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Darlene, Both Buyer and Seller in Durham, NC

What are the schools like in Prospect Park? We'll be relocating to the Philly area in a couple of months and

Asked by Darlene, Durham, NC Thu Apr 3, 2008

we have a soon-to-be five year old entering Kindergarten in the fall. Any thoughts on public elementary schools.

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I went to Interboro and all the children in my family have attended Interboro. The schools have been award winning schools. There are many sites that will provide you with information regarding school districts. I will send the links to you. I am the process of compiling all the links that might be helpful to buyers and sellers.
Please feel free to contact me @610-532-7000. Gwen Skalish agent, Prudential Fox and Roach Realtors-Media. Have a great Day!
0 votes Thank Flag Link Wed Feb 9, 2011
Prospect Park schools are not very good. If you're looking for the best education for your children you should consider spending slightly more and going to Springfield, Rose Tree/Media or Wallingford-Swarthmore. The houses are a little more money but the level and quality of education is far superior.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Sun Apr 25, 2010
I lived in Prospect Park for 10 years, then moved to Ridley Park for 9 years. I found the people in PP very friendly and enjoyed the neighborhood. RP (next town down) was VERY stuck-up and didn't want to meet anybody that didn't grow up there. RP people say that 100 years ago, the rich lived in RP while their servents lived in PP. I miss PP very much. They have a Fantastic Pool.

Its the people that make the school.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Mon Feb 16, 2009
The Philadelphia Inquirer's "Report Card on the Schools" was recently released (11th edition). This annual report provides an in-depth look at schools in the Philadelphia region, with a focus on test scores, teacher/student ratios, spending and programs. The link to their report site is http://media.philly.com/video/report_card4.swf. You can also access the Standard & Poor's school reports from my website at http://www.HouseHuntPa.com by selecting the "School Reports" button on the left-hand side. I am associated with Century 21 Alliance in nearby Ridley, the largest agency for units sold in Delaware County for over 10 years. Feel free to contact me if I can assist you in your relocation to our area.
Web Reference: http://www.HouseHuntPa.com
0 votes Thank Flag Link Wed Apr 23, 2008
Please visit my website http://www.evelync21.com where you will find a "Schools" link on the left hand side of the page. This will take you to a very informative website provided by Standard & Poors with tons of information for parents regarding schools in the location of your choice. Feel free to contact me if you have any questions.
Web Reference: http://www.evelync21.com
0 votes Thank Flag Link Mon Apr 21, 2008
Hi Darlene,
I have lived in Delaware County all of my life. I went to the catholic schools, my cousins went to Interboro. It was very family oriented. They have all grown, have graduated college, and have gone on to good careers. All schools have some issues, but for the most part, Delaware County has good schools. I would say there are only 3 or 4 districts to stay away from. And Interboro is not one of them. I have sold a few homes in the school district and they have been very happy with the area, the schools and my services. If I can be of any help, please contact me. Barbara 610-513-8900
0 votes Thank Flag Link Mon Apr 21, 2008
Prospect Park is nice but just a mile or two further west and you're in one of the nicest areas of delaware county and in one of the best, most advanced school districts (Ridley) with higher expenditures per student than most other districts in the county. As a result of having good schools you have higher taxes but they arent THAT bad. Its a good trade off I think. Lovely Victorian homes. Not as expensive an area as people are led to believe and lots of interesting history there....
0 votes Thank Flag Link Fri Apr 11, 2008
you can also check
http://www.greatschools.net
Web Reference: http://onestepuprealty.com
0 votes Thank Flag Link Fri Apr 4, 2008
Her is another link that might help:
http://www.psk12.com/rating/USindexphp/STATE_PA.html
There is a fee for recent info but it could be worth your while.
Hope it helps.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Thu Apr 3, 2008
Here's a direct link to the crime rates for Philly schools. The rates are given in per 100 kids, so it's basically a straight percentage rate.

Welcome to Philadelphia "The City of Brotherly Love".

Terrence Charest
0 votes Thank Flag Link Thu Apr 3, 2008
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