UNIVERSAL INSTITUTE CS

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800 S 15TH ST
PHILADELPHIA, PA 19146
Phone: 215-732-7988
School Information
  • GreatSchools Rating: 3
  • Educational Climate: Below Average
  • Technology Measure: Not Reported
  • Type: Public
  • Grades: Kindergarten - 8th Grade
  • District: Universal Institute Cs
  • Students/Teacher: 19:1
  • Students/Grade: 69
  • Number Students: 621
  • Number Teachers: 39
  • Instructional Expense/Pupil: 6612
  • Poverty Level: 30 PERCENT OR MORE
  • Principal: Dr Jala Pearson
  • 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 (45 ratings)
Maximum Rating: 5




    School Reviews (38 Reviews)
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    Parent Review | Rating:
    Posted 2014-09-06
    "This school is a prelude to sending your child to prison. Older children playing football before school starts, in a lot adjacent to the auditorium, is ok but their language is horrible, using the F*** word loudly as parents walk by. These boys are not being supervise by school officials, principal is not present to meet and welcome students to a new day at school. A bell in ring and the children head toward a large auditorium and take a seat. The noise level is unbelievable and administration is taking zero steps to solve this issue. Daroff's test scores are in the 30% to 50% for math and reading forget about the test scores for science, its too low to discuss. The administration is during a disservice to this West Philadelphia community by not educating its children. If you want want your child to be in the fast for prison, go ahead and sent them to Daroff School."
    Teacher Review | Rating:
    Posted 2014-02-18
    "This school was improving for a while, but over the past 2-3 years it has gone into a downward spiral. The school climate used to a little chaotic but positive, now the climate is very negative. Many talented longtime teachers are leaving to teach elsewhere, and some have quit mid year. It is very sad to see a school that once had so much potential failing the students."
    Other Review | Rating:
    Posted 2013-09-25
    "my school is fun and awesome. I have gone to universal for 6 years, im in the 7th now and i just love the teachers. i can't decide my favorite between the three wonderful teachers i have."
    Parent Review | Rating:
    Posted 2012-04-19
    "My child has attended this school since Pre-K, and is currently in 3rd grade. In my opinion the school has changed for the worst with each passing year, and I am currently looking into transferring my child ASAP. A lot of the staff that were orignally there when my child started have now moved on to other schools, and I can see why. The staff are unprofessional and at times have said unappropriate things to the children on several occasions. Not only has the staff gotten worst so have the children. Frankly the school is becoming very "GHETTO""
    Parent Review | Rating:
    Posted 2012-02-24
    "My son attended Universal for kindergarten and it was a horrible experience. I had to pull him out halfway through the year and send him to a private school. In my son's class, I observed children constantly hitting and fighting.. there was so much anger and aggression. I saw children leaving the classroom without permission, yelling, cursing, being defiant, hitting adults and the list goes on and on. The administration provided the teacher with very little support for her problem children, she was left to deal with it. It is very important to visit your child's classroom because you never fully know what's going on unless you visit. I predict that Universal will continue to go down because they are tolerating too many problem children. Be careful about sending your child to this school.. I would prefer to pay then to have my child at Universal. I did like the curriculum a lot.. but if the class is out of control, it takes away from the instructional time. So to sum up everything, the school lacks discipline.. I do not recommend it at all."
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