INDEPENDENCE CS

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1600 LOMBARD ST
PHILADELPHIA, PA 19146
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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 (37 ratings)
Maximum Rating: 5




    School Reviews (30 Reviews)
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    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."
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