FREIRE CS

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2027 CHESTNUT ST
PHILADELPHIA, PA 19103
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Phone: 215-557-8555
School Information
  • GreatSchools Rating: 6
  • Educational Climate: Above Average
  • Technology Measure: High
  • Type: Public
  • Grades: 9th Grade - 12th Grade
  • District: Freire Cs
  • Students/Teacher: 21:1
  • Students/Grade: 118
  • Number Students: 472
  • Number Teachers: 55
  • Instructional Expense/Pupil: 5016
  • Poverty Level: 30 PERCENT OR MORE
  • Principal: Mr Christopher Zagacki
  • 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 (22 ratings)
Maximum Rating: 5




    School Reviews (14 Reviews)
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    Teacher Review | Rating:
    Posted 2009-07-15
    "As has been said, Freire is a good school for students wanting free college preparation. Every student gets a chance to enter the admissions lottery. Once accepted, we assume that college is their goal and our standards reflect that. Many students thrive and are accepted to 4-year colleges with scholarships. Some students struggle to catch up academically to college-prep level work, and they must be motivated to take advantage of the supports in place. I can say that the staff members genuinely care about students and want to help them succeed. Yes, the rules are strict, but they prepare kids for professional opportunities and create a safe learning environment."
    Parent Review | Rating:
    Posted 2009-01-28
    "This is a great school. The rules are a little tight ,but in the end they are worth it. My daughter was from catholic school and knowing that I didn't have to pay for a decent education took alot of stress off of me. If your child is not serious about their education do not send them there,but if your child is serious , this is the place."
    Parent Review | Rating:
    Posted 2008-10-02
    "This is my sons first year, he is an 11th grader, so far I have been impressed, my son has long term goals set up and one of them is to get into a good college. He has plenty of homework, and he says that he is challenged and that is a plus, the feedback from both the teachers and staff is really on point and you are treated in a respectfully manner, which is always a plus in my eye. I attended the parents night event and was totally blown away because of the high attendance rate of parents and that was truly awesome."
    Student Review | Rating:
    Posted 2008-09-06
    "I love Freire. It's great school to me. The only bad thing about it is how ridiculous some of the rules are. The teachers always care about how you're doing and if you need help, they give it. I highly recommend this school."
    Parent Review | Rating:
    Posted 2008-08-13
    "My daughter attends this school. She was struggling in the 8th Grade. When she attended freire, she been a straight A student. I tell other parents about sending their kids to Freire."
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