HOUSTON HENRY E SCHOOL

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7300 RURAL LN
PHILADELPHIA, PA 19119
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Phone: 215-248-6608
School Information
  • GreatSchools Rating: 2
  • Educational Climate: Average
  • Technology Measure: High
  • Type: Public
  • Grades: Kindergarten - 8th Grade
  • District: Philadelphia City School District
  • Students/Teacher: 14:1
  • Students/Grade: 55.6
  • Number Students: 500
  • Number Teachers: 30
  • Instructional Expense/Pupil: 48162
  • Poverty Level: 30 PERCENT OR MORE
  • Number Computers: 100
  • Principal: Mr Reginald Johnson
  • 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 (16 ratings)
Maximum Rating: 5




    School Reviews (13 Reviews)
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    Parent Review | Rating:
    Posted 2015-02-11
    "Houston is DEFINITELY going from good to GREAT! The new Home & School Association is really active and involved with the school, students and community. The new principal, Mr. Hall, hit the ground running upon appointment!"
    Teacher Review | Rating:
    Posted 2015-02-10
    "I'm a proud parent of a Houston 2nd grader. Although the school has gone through changes in these past couple years, they've all been for the better. Mr. Hall, the new Principal, is energetic, ambitious and results driven. He has high expectations for his teaching staff and firmly believes that EVERY student can learn. The parents are engaged, the community is involved and there is a general excitement about the school. Please attend one of our open house tours the second Monday of each month at 9:30 a.m."
    Parent Review | Rating:
    Posted 2015-01-14
    "We feel lucky to have this great school right in our neighborhood! Our oldest child is in her second year and we look forward to our younger child starting next year. The teaching staff are very experienced and caring - they look out for the children's emotional well being as well as academic. The parents and community are very engaged. The halls are bright, attractive and clean. The Music Program is a great asset to the school and includes instrumental instruction, a band and special school trips. The full-size gym is a critical component as well."
    Parent Review | Rating:
    Posted 2014-11-05
    "Houston is a school on the rise! We have excellent teachers and dedicated volunteers (both parents and area residents). The new principal is energetic and open to new ideas. We have an amazing music program that starts with vocals in K and includes many instrumental options for the upper grades. Foreign language is also available. The halls are clean and orderly. My oldest daughter is in 1st grade at Houston. She attended Kindergarten as well. Her classmates are very sweet with each other and when I've visited the classroom they are eager to raise their hand and participate. Morning drop-off is orderly and pleasant - I get to see all of the classes and teachers at one time - very good overall impression."
    Parent Review | Rating:
    Posted 2014-08-12
    "Houston has had a reputation as one of the remaining good public elementary schools in the Philadelphia Public School system. The school seems to be failing quickly. I have experienced inconsistency in the 3 years that I have been part of the Houston family. It is difficult to help students develop with constant personnel changes. My child had a whole school year without a consistent teacher. Substitute after substitute. Most mornings there was no teacher present to meet the children. Safety then became an issue. The staff didn't see this as a problem until I attempted to bring the children in. They told me that I couldn't, but failed to tell me what they were going to do. Receiving A's & B's from random teachers throughout the school year and then failing to meet the qualifications to test out into a charter school, indicates that children are being passed thru without proper evaluation. We never received a final report card from the previous year. Considering that the teachers changed so frequently, we didn't bother to pursue it given that it was likely inaccurate. We are entering year 4 and guess what? The 3rd principal. We need to do better."
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