FARRELL LOUIS H SCHOOL

Go back
8300 CASTOR AVE
PHILADELPHIA, PA 19152
Visit this school's website
Phone: 215-728-5009
School Information
  • GreatSchools Rating: 4
  • Educational Climate: Below Average
  • Technology Measure: Low
  • Type: Public
  • Grades: Kindergarten - 8th Grade
  • District: Philadelphia City School District
  • Students/Teacher: 15:1
  • Students/Grade: 111.1
  • Number Students: 1000
  • Number Teachers: 68
  • Instructional Expense/Pupil: 32306
  • Poverty Level: 30 PERCENT OR MORE
  • Number Computers: 30
  • Principal: Mr Nicholas Cirulli
  • 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 (17 ratings)
Maximum Rating: 5




    School Reviews (11 Reviews)
    Page 1 of 3
    Other Review | Rating:
    Posted 2013-09-02
    "I am a student at Louis H Farrell , and with school starting a week from today , I'm thinking about it . The school & staff are pretty good , they have their good points, but also their bad. The school has little to almost no heating in the winter, and only air conditioning in the office and few classrooms, (kindergarden mostly , and computer lab). Then we have the bathrooms, I know for a fact the one on the third floor can be rather nasty. Other than that, the principal and his staff are on point. And with bullying they try to put its to a stop .They try ."
    Parent Review | Rating:
    Posted 2013-08-09
    "My son has gone to Farrell since 2nd grade. He is going into the 7th grade this year. We have had a great experience until his 5th grade year. He had a teacher who was not professional, meaning she was lazy, did not give homework & when she did it was given to the kids as they were being dismissed from school at the end of the day. She was very unorganized & did not give book reports or projects. When we asked why she said it was because some kids don't have the support or help at home and it wouldn't be fair if some came in with great reports and some with not so good reports. WHAT? Never heard such a answer. It was a bad year & he did not learn much. Again in 6th grade nothing but issues. When I asked the principal what was going on he snapped at me. I felt like students & parents were hanging enough not knowing who their next sub was going to be & not knowing what the year had in store. Another school year wasted. Praying this year will be better. I think there could be a lot more communication between parents and staff. Just like all schools, there are a lot of great teachers & staff as well as average. He has been a honor student since 2nd grade & we plan to keep it that way!"
    Parent Review | Rating:
    Posted 2013-02-15
    "This school has the worst 3rd grade teachers as there is no criteria to judge the teacher performance and despite asking for what kids are doing in the class they blame kids for the mistake and don't take the responsibility of their own actions. Show a very good impression at first and then start picking up on kids and never communicate the improvements nor alert the parents for the tests. On the report card day, when you ask them why are they not communicating to us, their answer is blame game and sometimes rude behavior. Made a biggest mistake of my wife on sending my kid to this school and especially to this 3rd grade. I'll be making a call to school district of Philadelphia later Tuesday otherwise will switch the school for my kid. NEVER SEND YOUR KIDS TO 3RD GRADE TEACHERS AS THEY ARE THE WORST..."
    Other Review | Rating:
    Posted 2011-06-27
    "I went to Farrell for seventh & eighth grade and I think that based on my experience at Farrell, it is an overall good school. There are a few students who aren't willing to make an effort and learn much, but the good thing is that they get separated from the smart students. So there are no class distractions. Also, the teachers are awesome, I got all As and Bs in my seventh and eighth grade years at Farrell and I can honestly say that I worked for my grades and it wasn't "easy", it was a bit challenging, but not too challenging. Farrell is a great school, and most of the students in my eighth grade graduating class got accepted to Central High School, Northeast Magnet, Rush High School, and CAPA. Those are some of the best high schools in Philadelphia. Although, I only went to Farrell for seventh and eighth grade, so I do not know what the lower grades are like. But my experience at Farrell was better than at my old school. I strongly recommend you send your child to Farrell School."
    Parent Review | Rating:
    Posted 2008-06-06
    "This is one of the best elementary schools in Philadelphia. Both of my children attended from grades K-8 and both received a quality education that enabled them to attend magnet schools. The school is well-organized and has a caring principal and staff. It is also a safe and friendly place for students. In regard to the parent who complained about school lunches - ALL schools serve the same lunches in Philly. Talk to the district about that (I agree they are disgusting). But as an educator myself, I can say without question that the children who attend Farrell are lucky to do so."
    Page 1 of 3
    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
    Jie Chen
    CENTURY 21 Advantage Gold
    215.­722.7170
    7104 Castor Avenue
    Philadelphia, PA 19149
    Karen Rostmeyer
    CENTURY 21 Alliance
    215.­483.3131
    4370 Main Street
    Philadelphia, PA 19127
    David Lombardo
    CENTURY 21 Advantage Gold
    215.­465.1400
    2010 Oregon Avenue
    Philadelphia, PA 19145
    Yuhua Chung
    CENTURY 21 Target
    215.­218.0939
    612-36 Washington Avenue, Unit 1
    Philadelphia, PA 19147
    Colin Good of The Colin Good Team
    CENTURY 21 Alliance
    215.­483.3131
    4370 Main Street
    Philadelphia, PA 19127
    Kelee Loper-Collins
    CENTURY 21 Advantage Gold
    215.­465.1400
    2010 Oregon Avenue
    Philadelphia, PA 19145
    Danny Chen
    CENTURY 21 Target
    215.­218.0939
    612-36 Washington Avenue, Unit 1
    Philadelphia, PA 19147
    Linda Pietrzak
    CENTURY 21 Leibovitz, Realtors
    215.­634.0800
    330 East Girard Avenue
    Philadelphia, PA 19125
    Brian Lanoza
    CENTURY 21 Advantage Gold
    215.­722.7170
    7104 Castor Avenue
    Philadelphia, PA 19149
    Rhonda Hinton-Harris
    CENTURY 21 Advantage Gold
    215.­465.1400
    2010 Oregon Avenue
    Philadelphia, PA 19145
    Horing Dai
    CENTURY 21 Target
    215.­218.0939
    612-36 Washington Avenue, Unit 1
    Philadelphia, PA 19147
    Matthew Neducsin
    CENTURY 21 Alliance
    215.­483.3131
    4370 Main Street
    Philadelphia, PA 19127
    Jin Chen
    CENTURY 21 Target
    215.­218.0939
    612-36 Washington Avenue, Unit 1
    Philadelphia, PA 19147
    Carol Spina
    CENTURY 21 Forrester Real Estate
    215.­334.3333
    1608 East Passyunk Avenue
    Philadelphia, PA 19148
    Eddleve Obes
    CENTURY 21 Advantage Gold
    215.­722.7170
    7104 Castor Avenue
    Philadelphia, PA 19149
    Jackie Singer
    CENTURY 21 Advantage Gold
    215.­722.7170
    7104 Castor Avenue
    Philadelphia, PA 19149
    Ming K. Chan
    CENTURY 21 Forrester Real Estate
    215.­334.3333
    1608 East Passyunk Avenue
    Philadelphia, PA 19148
    Wayne M. Leibovitz
    CENTURY 21 Leibovitz, Realtors
    215.­634.0800
    330 East Girard Avenue
    Philadelphia, PA 19125
    Qing Hui Wang
    CENTURY 21 Advantage Gold
    215.­465.1400
    2010 Oregon Avenue
    Philadelphia, PA 19145
    Patricia DiGregorio
    CENTURY 21 Forrester Real Estate
    215.­334.3333
    1608 East Passyunk Avenue
    Philadelphia, PA 19148
    Li Gao
    CENTURY 21 Alliance
    215.­688.3288
    4370 Main Street
    Philadelphia, PA 19127
    Hui Zhang
    CENTURY 21 Target
    215.­218.0939
    612-36 Washington Avenue, Unit 1
    Philadelphia, PA 19147
    Rachel Nelson
    CENTURY 21 Alliance
    215.­621.7767
    4370 Main Street
    Philadelphia, PA 19127
    Jerry Jay
    CENTURY 21 Advantage Gold
    267.­808.9944
    7104 Castor Avenue
    Philadelphia, PA 19149