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: 88.9
  • Number Students: 800
  • Number Teachers: 43
  • Instructional Expense/Pupil: 5917
  • 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 (37 ratings)
Maximum Rating: 5




    School Reviews (30 Reviews)
    Page 1 of 6
    Parent Review | Rating:
    Posted 2014-06-10
    "Dedicated teachers, great staff, amazing parents and kids. Since my son won the lottery for a spot in ICS I feel like I never need to win another thing. This school looks and feels like the city of Philadelphia, with a diverse student body made of kids from every neighborhood. We're very lucky to be part of it."
    Parent Review | Rating:
    Posted 2014-06-06
    "I am the parent of a 4th grader and 2nd grader at this school. My girls could not be more different when it comes to learning and I could not be happier with how both have thrived at ICS!! Not only are the academic standards high, the community of teachers, parents and support staff are beyond anything we could have hoped for. When my youngest daughter was struggling with reading, I did not have to request help, a reading specialist started taking her out of the classroom to work with her before I knew she needed it and still works with her today, she is now reading at grade level and is confident enough to raise her hand and read aloud in class!! This is a very special place and we are so lucky to be able to send our girls here!"
    Other Review | Rating:
    Posted 2014-06-02
    "Highly overrated. It's a glorified public school at best. Faculty and staff are out of touch w/ inner city kids of Philadelphia."
    Parent Review | Rating:
    Posted 2014-04-28
    "ICS continues to be a winner for our 6th grade daughter. The dedicated teachers and staff encourage the students to be intelligent, informed, and contributing citizens of our world. It's my hope they add high school grades before she moves into 9th grade."
    Teacher Review | Rating:
    Posted 2014-04-03
    "Independence Charter School (ICS) is a welcoming place where student learning is valued and supported through strong community connections, dynamic educators, committed families and parents. The 800 students in grades K-8 come from all parts of the city Philadelphia and participate in a school of academic excellence. The school is located in Center City Philadelphia and serves a diverse community of learners. ICS provides an intellectually stimulating curriculum with a global focus. Students participate in classes in Spanish language programs as well as classes in art, music, drumming."
    Page 1 of 6
    Community information and market data Powered by Onboard Informatics. Copyright ©2015 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
    Gregory Weiss
    CENTURY 21 Rauh & Johns
    856.­582.0366
    508 Hurffville-Crosskeys Road
    Suites 2 & 3
    Sewell, NJ 08080
    Karen Wittock
    CENTURY 21 Rauh & Johns
    856.­582.0366
    508 Hurffville-Crosskeys Road
    Suites 2 & 3
    Sewell, NJ 08080
    Charles Joseph
    CENTURY 21 All-Elite, Inc.
    610.­872.1600
    3900 Edgmont Avenue
    Brookhaven, PA 19015
    Carol Hilliard
    CENTURY 21 Rauh & Johns
    856.­582.0366
    508 Hurffville-Crosskeys Road
    Suites 2 & 3
    Sewell, NJ 08080
    Yvonne Wilson
    CENTURY 21 Rauh & Johns
    856.­582.0366
    508 Hurffville-Crosskeys Road
    Suites 2 & 3
    Sewell, NJ 08080
    Marjorie Dabu
    CENTURY 21 Rauh & Johns
    856.­582.0366
    508 Hurffville-Crosskeys Road
    Suites 2 & 3
    Sewell, NJ 08080
    Danielle Perry
    CENTURY 21 Rauh & Johns
    856.­582.0366
    508 Hurffville-Crosskeys Road
    Suites 2 & 3
    Sewell, NJ 08080
    Judith C. Fini
    CENTURY 21 Rauh & Johns
    856.­582.0366
    508 Hurffville-Crosskeys Road
    Suites 2 & 3
    Sewell, NJ 08080
    Qing Hui Wang
    CENTURY 21 Advantage Gold
    215.­465.1400
    2010 Oregon Avenue
    Philadelphia, PA 19145
    Cariann Ollek
    CENTURY 21 Rauh & Johns
    856.­582.0366
    508 Hurffville-Crosskeys Road
    Suites 2 & 3
    Sewell, NJ 08080
    Robert Tully
    CENTURY 21 Advantage Gold
    215.­322.7050
    494 Second Street Pike
    Southampton, PA 18966
    Caroline Pellicano
    CENTURY 21 Rauh & Johns
    856.­582.0366
    508 Hurffville-Crosskeys Road
    Suites 2 & 3
    Sewell, NJ 08080
    Evelyn Ferrara
    CENTURY 21 Advantage Gold
    215.­322.7050
    494 Second Street Pike
    Southampton, PA 18966
    Elizabeth Vitello
    CENTURY 21 All-Elite, Inc.
    610.­891.9100
    3900 Edgmont Avenue
    Brookhaven, PA 19015
    Richard Brandau Jr
    CENTURY 21 Advantage Gold
    215.­322.7050
    494 Second Street Pike
    Southampton, PA 18966
    Jian Tang
    CENTURY 21 Cornerstone
    610.­624.1818
    485 Devon Park Drive
    Suite 100
    Wayne, PA 19087
    Stephanie Schultz
    CENTURY 21 Cornerstone
    610.­624.1818
    485 Devon Park Drive
    Suite 100
    Wayne, PA 19087
    Rachel Simon
    CENTURY 21 Rauh & Johns
    856.­582.0366
    508 Hurffville-Crosskeys Road
    Suites 2 & 3
    Sewell, NJ 08080
    Jessica Burk
    CENTURY 21 Rauh & Johns
    856.­582.0366
    508 Hurffville-Crosskeys Road
    Suites 2 & 3
    Sewell, NJ 08080
    Althea Jeanty
    CENTURY 21 Absolute Realty
    484.­995.6209
    512 Baltimore Pike
    Springfield, PA 19064
    Paul Gellert
    CENTURY 21 Advantage Gold
    215.­275.2102
    494 Second Street Pike
    Southampton, PA 18966
    Ming K. Chan
    CENTURY 21 Forrester Real Estate
    215.­334.3333
    1608 East Passyunk Avenue
    Philadelphia, PA 19148
    Stephanie Capocci
    CENTURY 21 Forrester Real Estate
    215.­334.3333
    1608 East Passyunk Avenue
    Philadelphia, PA 19148
    Augustine Dijohn
    CENTURY 21 Forrester Real Estate
    215.­334.3333
    1608 East Passyunk Avenue
    Philadelphia, PA 19148