RUSSELL BYERS CS

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1911 ARCH ST
PHILADELPHIA, PA 19103
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Phone: 215-972-1700
School Information
  • GreatSchools Rating: 5
  • Educational Climate: Above Average
  • Technology Measure: Not Reported
  • Type: Public
  • Grades: Kindergarten - 6th Grade
  • District: Russell Byers Cs
  • Students/Teacher: 15:1
  • Students/Grade: 69.7
  • Number Students: 488
  • Number Teachers: 28
  • Instructional Expense/Pupil: 7303
  • Poverty Level: 30 PERCENT OR MORE
  • Principal: Drew Smith
  • 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 (43 ratings)
Maximum Rating: 5




    School Reviews (46 Reviews)
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    Parent Review | Rating:
    Posted 2015-05-11
    "I never thought that I would be saying something negative about a facility that I use to believe in. I once believed in their style of learning (Expeditionary Learning, which has become weak by the way) and love what they provided for my children foundationally. My daughter, who is now 17, started there when she was four years old. She had some of the most talented teachers who were not afraid to challenge students and instill dignity, hope, inspiration and excitement in their learning. My daughter has moved on and I have my youngest child there, who is getting ready to graduate and he has overcome many obstacles within his school and I can see how different he is treated in relation to how his sister was treated. Over time, I have seen constant turnover rate. Inconsistent implementation of administrative rules. I have seen 7 principles, plenty of teachers and support staff come and go. Frankly, It's been a mess and it has definitely changed. If you decide to go to this school, please investigate other options as well. The school is nothing like it used to be. Remember, All that glitters is not gold. Check their ratings and look at the trends of the test scores."
    Parent Review | Rating:
    Posted 2015-01-15
    "If you are thinking of sending your child to school here, RUN. Inflexible, irrational administration, constant staffing changes, ridiculous policies. They seem determined to make kids hate going to school."
    Parent Review | Rating:
    Posted 2013-09-24
    "My daughter just turned 4 in April, she was selected in the lottery. Her father and I were so please because early childhood education is imperative to our children's future. School has only been in a few weeks and we see such growth in Naomi already. She wants to learn, she wants to sit in her special table to sit and do her homework. She strives to do everything well so that Mr. Ivery will be happy. This school hands down is giving Naomi a wonderful start to her educational journey. I am please to be apart of the RBCS family!"
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    Posted 2013-08-20
    "well this will be my son first year at russell byers but just hearing different stories and talking to staff im excited as well as my son ...the teachers /student ratio is great and they offer great after school programs too..and the concience of a school bus...we cant wait til the year begins ..i also have another son who is currently in the 3rd grade and didint get in ..but we are quite sure now that his brother is in we should beokay...thumbs up to russell byers and two thumbs up to a great school year"
    Parent Review | Rating:
    Posted 2013-06-18
    "My children started Russell Byers in 4k, my last child is just graduating..While I was sort of satisfied with the progress of my children there, the teaching was average to say the least. The staff turnover is too much, and the student, teacher diversity is lacking..I appreciate the dedication of some of the staff, but the leadership has a lot to be desired..They deal fine with perfect students but lack in areas of dealing with problem students, which spills over into other areas of the school. They dont always follow the rules that they put in place fairly, which causes division with the student population. I wish there was a different approach to dealing with some things...I would have recommended RBCS a few years ago, but not today...Its the same as the public school at this point..Pretty building but lacking in substance...."
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