INDEPENDENCE CS

Go back
1600 LOMBARD ST
PHILADELPHIA, PA 19146
Visit this school's website
Phone: 215-238-8000
School Information
  • GreatSchools Rating: 5
  • Educational Climate: Below Average
  • Technology Measure: Low
  • Type: Public
  • Grades: Kindergarten - 8th Grade
  • District: Independence Cs
  • Students/Teacher: 14:1
  • Students/Grade: 90.6
  • Number Students: 815
  • Number Teachers: 43
  • Instructional Expense/Pupil: 5009
  • Poverty Level: 30 PERCENT OR MORE
  • Principal: Mr Kareem Thomas
  • CHARTER SCHOOL
  • GIFTED AND TALENTED PROGRAMS
  • ESL
  • SPECIAL EDUCATION
  • ADVANCED PLACEMENT
  • BEFORE AND AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAMS
  • ALTERNATIVE PROGRAMS
  • YEAR ROUND CLASSES
  • VOC-TECH
  • ADULT EDUCATION
  • NCLB SCHOOL
  • BLUE RIBBON SCHOOL
  • COALITION OF ESSENTIAL SCHOOLS
  • AYP SCHOOL
  • INTERNATIONAL BACCALAUREATE
  • MAGNET SCHOOL
School Ratings & Reviews

School Ratings (33 ratings)
Maximum Rating: 5




    School Reviews (26 Reviews)
    Page 1 of 6
    Other Review | Rating:
    Posted 2014-02-13
    "I graduated last year from the immersion program fluent in Spanish. I also got into the best public school in Philadelphia. I grew bonds with my classmates and my wonderful teachers. This school deserves better than a 5 on their rating because the relationships with friends and staff plus all the knowledge you get is a 10. A simply amazing school."
    Parent Review | Rating:
    Posted 2014-01-29
    "Tremendous! The experiences the kids have at ICS are so valuable. They have a 3-day camping trip, an opportunity to travel to 2 South American countries, and an overnight at Heifer International. They are yearly winners at National History Day! They grow well-rounded independent global thinkers!"
    Parent Review | Rating:
    Posted 2013-08-05
    "I really enjoy the feeling of unity that is present when you enter the building. It feels as though we are all part of a team because, "We are. "Students are bright, polite, attentive, caring & thoughtful. We are a part of something wonderful! My son is just about fluent after 2 years of spanish immersion, I am proud of how hard he has worked, and of his teachers for challenging him."
    Parent Review | Rating:
    Posted 2010-04-27
    "I love ICS, the staff, the teachers, they have a great curriculm and really care about the children, they also have alot of opportunities for the children to grow, they do the National Spelling Bee, the Geographic Bee, Odyssey of the Mind and tons of cultural activities and don't forget about Spanish Immersion, my daughter has already taken Chinese, Japanese, Latin and is bilinigul from Spanish Immersion since Kindergarten and I can barely say Olah!"
    Parent Review | Rating:
    Posted 2010-04-19
    "If you want your child to learn Spanish, this is the place to go. Spanish immersion from Kindergarten through 5th grade, plus great teachers for whom Spanish is their native language--- really wonderful people. Plus a great commitment to learning and excellence. Independence Charter is certainly one of the top charter schools in Pennsylvania, and my personal favorite."
    Page 1 of 6
    Community information and market data Powered by Onboard Informatics. Copyright ©2014 Onboard Informatics. Information is deemed reliable but not guaranteed. * Based on a 30-year fixed rate of 4.75% with 20% down. The estimated payment is offered for convenience and is not an offer of credit. Due to market fluctuations, interest rates are subject to change at any time and without notice. Interest rates are also subject to credit and property approval based on secondary market guidelines. The rates shown are based on average rates for our best qualified customers. Your individual rate may vary. Rates may differ for FHA, VA or jumbo loans.
    C21 Properties In this Area C21 Offices Serving this Area C21 Agents Serving this Area
    View Agents
    Steve Ritter of The Steve and Andrea Ritter Team
    CENTURY 21 Alliance
    610.­586.1300
    200 Kedron Avenue
    Folsom, PA 19033
    Sandra McCulley
    CENTURY 21 Alliance
    610.­586.1300
    200 Kedron Avenue
    Folsom, PA 19033
    Karen Waters
    CENTURY 21 Alliance
    610.­524.4000
    709 East Gay Street
    West Chester, PA 19380
    Augustine Dijohn
    CENTURY 21 Forrester Real Estate
    215.­334.3333
    1608 East Passyunk Avenue
    Philadelphia, PA 19148
    John Fusco
    CENTURY 21 Alliance
    610.­350.3621
    709 East Gay Street
    West Chester, PA 19380
    Joseph Milani
    CENTURY 21 Alliance
    610.­853.2700
    1100-10 West Chester Pike
    Havertown, PA 19083
    Sharon Pearson
    CENTURY 21 Advantage Gold
    215.­722.7170
    7104 Castor Avenue
    Philadelphia, PA 19149
    Della Thompson
    CENTURY 21 Chapel Realty
    215.­473.7140
    6550 Lansdowne Avenue
    Philadelphia, PA 19151
    Kevin Hanlon
    CENTURY 21 Advantage Gold
    215.­722.7170
    7104 Castor Avenue
    Philadelphia, PA 19149
    Gladys Jones
    CENTURY 21 Alliance
    610.­931.1927
    200 Kedron Avenue
    Folsom, PA 19033
    Anna Han
    CENTURY 21 All Elite, Inc.
    610.­891.9100
    3900 Edgmont Avenue
    Brookhaven, PA 19015
    John Silvidio
    CENTURY 21 Advantage Gold
    215.­537.0200
    5267 Roosevelt Boulevard
    Philadelphia, PA 19124
    Michael Blessing
    CENTURY 21 Absolute Realty
    610.­328.4300
    512 Baltimore Pike
    Springfield, PA 19064
    John Ryan
    CENTURY 21 Alliance
    610.­853.8461
    1100-10 West Chester Pike
    Havertown, PA 19083
    Avard Thompson
    CENTURY 21 Advantage Gold
    215.­887.4653
    201 Yorktown Plaza
    Elkins Park, PA 19027
    Tracey Washington
    CENTURY 21 Advantage Gold
    215.­887.4653
    201 Yorktown Plaza
    Elkins Park, PA 19027
    Annette Thornton
    CENTURY 21 Advantage Gold
    215.­887.4653
    201 Yorktown Plaza
    Elkins Park, PA 19027
    Jerrold Baylor
    CENTURY 21 Absolute Realty
    267.­777.2928
    512 Baltimore Pike
    Springfield, PA 19064
    Azuka Amaefuna
    CENTURY 21 Advantage Gold
    215.­322.7050
    7104 Castor Avenue
    Philadelphia, PA 19149
    Kadija Sesay
    CENTURY 21 Alliance
    610.­586.1300
    200 Kedron Avenue
    Folsom, PA 19033
    Jean McCalla
    CENTURY 21 Alliance
    610.­853.8445
    3012 Township Line Road
    Drexel Hill, PA 19026
    Tish OMalley
    CENTURY 21 Alliance
    610.­449.6006
    3012 Township Line Road
    Drexel Hill, PA 19026
    Cara Brady
    CENTURY 21 Alliance
    610.­350.9567
    709 East Gay Street
    West Chester, PA 19380
    Michael Galdi
    CENTURY 21 Advantage Gold
    215.­537.0200
    5267 Roosevelt Boulevard
    Philadelphia, PA 19124