Childs George W School

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Childs George W School is an elementary school in Philadelphia, PA, serving 425 students in grades PK-8. The school is part of the Philadelphia City School District, which is ranked 494 out of 606 districts in Pennsylvania and has a 1-star rating from SchoolDigger. The student population is diverse, with 39.76% African American, 28.24% Hispanic, and 16.47% Asian students.

Childs George W School consistently ranks in the bottom quartile of Pennsylvania elementary schools, with significantly below-average performance on PSSA standardized tests. In 2022-2023, only 16.7% of students were proficient or better in Math, compared to 39.3% statewide and 20.4% in the Philadelphia district. The school's performance is particularly low for its Asian, Hispanic, and English Language Learner student subgroups. Additionally, Childs George W School has experienced relatively high dropout rates in recent years, ranging from 0.8% to 3.3%, which is concerning for an elementary school.

Nearby schools in the Philadelphia City School District, such as Girard Stephen School and Fanny Jackson Coppin School, generally outperform Childs George W School on academic metrics, but they still struggle compared to the state averages. Despite spending significantly more per student ($20,188 in 2021-2022) than the state average, the school's underperformance suggests that factors beyond just funding and resources, such as teacher quality, curriculum, and school leadership, may be contributing to the challenges faced by Childs George W School.


Detail:

Public PK, KG-8

 1599 Wharton St
       Philadelphia, PA  19146-4716


(215) 400-7950

District: Philadelphia City School District

SchoolDigger Rank:
1267th of 1,534 Pennsylvania Elementary Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $20,188 Help


Students who attend Childs George W School usually attend:

High:    South Philadelphia High School

Student/teacher ratio:  10.8 Help
Number of students:  425

Racial breakdown:

African American:
39.8%
Hispanic:
28.2%
Asian:
16.5%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  100% Help


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Compare Details Childs George W School ranks worse than 82.6% of elementary schools in Pennsylvania. It also ranks 54th among 147 ranked elementary schools in the Philadelphia City School District. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 15.77. (See more...)
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Compare Details Childs George W School ranks worse than 78.3% of middle schools in Pennsylvania. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 18.3. (See more...)
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The high school dropout rate measures the percentage of students who do not complete their high school education.
Student Body
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Compare Details Student population at Childs George W School is diverse. Racial makeup is: African American (39.8%), Hispanic (28.2%), Asian (16.5%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 100% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Childs George W School is 10.8, which is the 29th best among 147 elementary schools in the Philadelphia City School District. (See more...)
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Childs George W School is $20,188. 82 elementary schools in the Philadelphia City School District spend more per student.
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

Childs George W School:

SchoolDigger ranks Childs George W School 1267th of 1534 Pennsylvania public elementary schools. (See Childs George W School in the ranking list.)

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SchoolDigger ranks Childs George W School 699th of 893 Pennsylvania public middle schools. (See Childs George W School in the ranking list.)

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Philadelphia City School District:

SchoolDigger ranks Philadelphia City School District 494th of 606 Pennsylvania school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Childs George W School

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Rank History for all elementary school students at Childs George W School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools PA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2006 12.40 1405th 1545 9.1%
2007 10.80 1427th 1555 8.2%
2008 19.74 1348th 1551 13.1%
2009 37.45 1188th 1549 23.3%
2010 46.73 1079th 1579 31.7%
2011 42.86 1164th 1597 27.1%
2012 13.73 1418th 1599 11.3%
2013 11.00 1344th 1519 11.5%
2014 9.67 1314th 1467 10.4%
2015 14.65 1249th 1474 15.3%
2016 15.80 1299th 1554 16.4%
2017 12.53 1331st 1547 14.0%
2018 13.56 1307th 1530 14.6%
2019 10.25 1362nd 1544 11.8%
2021 5.81 1340th 1433 6.5%
2022 10.83 1328th 1534 13.4%
2023 15.77 1267th 1534 17.4%
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Rank History for elementary school English Language Learner students at Childs George W School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools PA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2023 34.69 124th 196 36.7%
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Rank History for elementary school Low Socio Economic Status students at Childs George W School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools PA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2023 22.31 1129th 1414 20.2%
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Rank History for elementary school Asian students at Childs George W School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools PA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2023 3.76 157th 160 1.9%
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Rank History for elementary school African American students at Childs George W School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools PA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2023 30.58 303rd 437 30.7%
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Rank History for elementary school Hispanic students at Childs George W School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools PA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2023 30.89 315th 432 27.1%
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Data source: test scores: Pennsylvania Dept of Education, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

Rank History for Childs George W School

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Rank History for all middle school students at Childs George W School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools PA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2009 55.17 426th 770 44.7%
2010 55.84 431st 805 46.5%
2011 52.15 494th 825 40.1%
2012 26.14 663rd 834 20.5%
2013 22.64 611th 758 19.4%
2014 9.45 643rd 728 11.7%
2015 13.49 695th 835 16.8%
2016 18.85 681st 870 21.7%
2017 25.64 641st 877 26.9%
2018 22.78 648th 861 24.7%
2019 19.65 688th 891 22.8%
2021 22.31 609th 797 23.6%
2022 19.41 682nd 883 22.8%
2023 18.30 699th 893 21.7%
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Rank History for middle school English Language Learner students at Childs George W School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools PA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2023 50.69 52nd 143 63.6%
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Rank History for middle school Low Socio Economic Status students at Childs George W School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools PA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2023 19.29 716th 874 18.1%
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Rank History for middle school African American students at Childs George W School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools PA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2023 39.44 227th 421 46.1%
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Rank History for middle school Hispanic students at Childs George W School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools PA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2023 26.46 275th 362 24.0%
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Data source: test scores: Pennsylvania Dept of Education, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

As you review the school rankings data, please be aware that some of the information from certain demographics is missing. The reason for this omission is that the data has been redacted from the source data itself due to low population samples in these specific demographic groups.

Redacting data from low population samples is a necessary step to ensure the reliability and accuracy of the results, as small sample sizes may not be representative of the broader population. Additionally, this measure helps protect the privacy of individuals belonging to these demographic groups.

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Enrollment information for Childs George W School

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1988 8 494 104 2 0 n/a n/a 0 608
1989 5 329 131 1 0 n/a n/a 0 466
1990 1 377 164 4 0 n/a n/a 0 546
1991 12 372 160 6 0 n/a n/a 0 550
1992 10 373 147 2 0 n/a n/a 0 532
1993 10 392 142 6 0 n/a n/a 0 550
1994 5 420 143 4 1 n/a n/a 0 573
1995 4 517 145 7 0 n/a n/a 0 673
1996 4 517 145 7 0 n/a n/a 0 673
1997 1 534 151 2 0 n/a n/a 0 688
1998 3 518 141 9 0 n/a n/a 0 671
1999 9 539 135 16 0 n/a n/a 0 699
2000 3 557 119 8 0 n/a n/a 0 687
2001 3 480 116 5 1 n/a n/a 0 605
2002 3 349 104 4 1 n/a n/a 0 461
2003 3 349 104 4 1 n/a n/a 0 461
2004 2 325 109 9 1 n/a n/a 0 446
2005 1 328 87 11 1 n/a n/a 0 428
2006 2 289 85 12 2 n/a n/a 0 390
2007 0 355 100 21 1 n/a n/a 0 477
2008 2 378 126 30 2 n/a n/a 8 546
2009 0 393 155 38 2 n/a n/a 9 597
2010 0 396 171 46 3 n/a n/a 17 633
2011 0 368 150 57 3 0 18 0 596
2012 7 386 157 85 1 0 18 0 654
2013 4 351 161 77 1 0 25 0 619
2014 11 383 166 74 1 0 27 0 662
2015 9 358 152 83 3 1 36 0 642
2016 10 334 141 88 2 1 51 0 627
2017 15 291 142 79 1 2 64 0 594
2018 19 251 140 82 0 2 56 0 550
2019 30 236 139 103 0 1 46 0 555
2020 27 222 141 118 0 1 37 0 546
2021 20 203 130 117 0 1 31 0 502
2022 20 175 101 124 0 1 24 0 445
2023 34 169 70 120 0 1 31 0 425

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Enrollment/Ethnicity

For more information about how the Department of Education defines ethnicity, see Defining Race and Ethnicity Data, National Center for Education Statistics

Students eligible for free or discounted lunch at Childs George W School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 608 33.0 18.4 n/a
1989 466 27.0 17.2 n/a
1990 546 27.0 20.2 0
1991 550 32.0 17.1 n/a
1992 532 31.0 17.1 n/a
1993 550 33.0 16.7 n/a
1994 573 35.0 16.4 n/a
1995 673 39.0 17.3 n/a
1996 673 39.0 17.3 n/a
1997 688 42.0 16.4 n/a
1998 671 41.0 16.4 n/a
1999 699 37.0 18.9 n/a
2000 687 39.0 17.6 95.6
2001 605 39.0 15.5 67.8
2002 461 24.0 19.2 95.4
2003 461 24.0 19.2 95.4
2004 446 23.8 18.7 99.3
2005 428 21.4 20.0 99.3
2006 390 19.3 20.2 94.6
2007 477 24.3 19.6 88.7
2008 546 31.1 17.6 85.7
2009 597 35.2 16.9 87.1
2010 633 44.3 14.2 96.8
2011 596 38.3 15.5 93.5
2012 654 41.3 15.8 92.5
2013 619 41.5 14.9 90.3
2014 662 44.3 14.9 97.1
2015 642 41.0 15.6 99.5
2016 627 34.0 18.4 100
2017 594 37.0 16.0 99.7
2018 550 32.3 17.0 100
2019 555 42.3 13.1 100
2020 546 40.2 13.5 100
2021 502 38.7 12.9 99.4
2022 445 36.7 12.1 99.3
2023 425 39.0 10.8 100

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Students eligible for discounted/free lunch:

The National School Lunch Program (NSLP) provides low-cost or free meals to students in U.S. public and nonprofit private schools based on household income. Those with incomes below 130% of the poverty line receive free lunch, while those between 130% and 185% qualify for reduced-price lunch. The percentage of students receiving free or reduced-price lunch serves as a marker for poverty, as it reflects the socioeconomic status of families in a given school or district. A higher FRPL rate typically indicates a higher concentration of low-income families, suggesting that the school or district may face additional challenges in providing adequate resources and support for student success.

Student/Teacher Ratio Childs George W School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 608 33.0 18.4 n/a
1989 466 27.0 17.2 n/a
1990 546 27.0 20.2 0
1991 550 32.0 17.1 n/a
1992 532 31.0 17.1 n/a
1993 550 33.0 16.7 n/a
1994 573 35.0 16.4 n/a
1995 673 39.0 17.3 n/a
1996 673 39.0 17.3 n/a
1997 688 42.0 16.4 n/a
1998 671 41.0 16.4 n/a
1999 699 37.0 18.9 n/a
2000 687 39.0 17.6 95.6
2001 605 39.0 15.5 67.8
2002 461 24.0 19.2 95.4
2003 461 24.0 19.2 95.4
2004 446 23.8 18.7 99.3
2005 428 21.4 20.0 99.3
2006 390 19.3 20.2 94.6
2007 477 24.3 19.6 88.7
2008 546 31.1 17.6 85.7
2009 597 35.2 16.9 87.1
2010 633 44.3 14.2 96.8
2011 596 38.3 15.5 93.5
2012 654 41.3 15.8 92.5
2013 619 41.5 14.9 90.3
2014 662 44.3 14.9 97.1
2015 642 41.0 15.6 99.5
2016 627 34.0 18.4 100
2017 594 37.0 16.0 99.7
2018 550 32.3 17.0 100
2019 555 42.3 13.1 100
2020 546 40.2 13.5 100
2021 502 38.7 12.9 99.4
2022 445 36.7 12.1 99.3
2023 425 39.0 10.8 100

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Student-Teacher Ratio

Student/teacher ratio is calculated by dividing the total number of students by the total number of full-time equivalent teachers. Please note that a smaller student/teacher ratio does not necessarily translate to smaller class size. In some instances, schools hire teachers part time, and some teachers are hired for specialized instruction with very small class sizes. These and other factors contribute to the student/teacher ratio. Note: For private schools, Student/teacher ratio may not include Pre-Kindergarten.
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Per Pupil Expenditures for Childs George W School

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2019 $1,874 (15.5%) $10,188 (84.5%) $12,062
2020 $1,858 (13.7%) $11,656 (86.2%) $13,515
2021 $3,765 (25.1%) $11,258 (74.9%) $15,024
2022 $9,415 (46.6%) $10,773 (53.4%) $20,188

Data source: Pennsylvania Department of Education
Pre and Post Pandemic Data

Impact of COVID-19 on Childs George W School

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Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Ranks 1362nd of 1544 Elementary schoolsRanks 1267th of 1534 Elementary schools
 5.6%
Ranks 688th of 891 Middle schoolsRanks 699th of 893 Middle schools
 1.1%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
3rd Grade Math (Childs George W School)17.734.3
 16.6%
   3rd Grade Math (Pennsylvania)5651.7
 4.3%
3rd Grade English Language Arts (Childs George W School)2234.3
 12.3%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts (Pennsylvania)61.954
 7.9%
4th Grade Math (Childs George W School)12.723.7
 11%
   4th Grade Math (Pennsylvania)46.246.5
 0.3%
4th Grade Science (Childs George W School)32.740
 7.3%
   4th Grade Science (Pennsylvania)77.874.1
 3.7%
4th Grade English Language Arts (Childs George W School)26.526.5
   4th Grade English Language Arts (Pennsylvania)63.651.8
 11.8%
5th Grade Math (Childs George W School)21.322.2
 0.9%
   5th Grade Math (Pennsylvania)4342.7
 0.3%
5th Grade English Language Arts (Childs George W School)23.430.4
 7%
   5th Grade English Language Arts (Pennsylvania)58.553.6
 4.9%
6th Grade Math (Childs George W School)22.34.8
 17.5%
   6th Grade Math (Pennsylvania)3936.4
 2.6%
6th Grade English Language Arts (Childs George W School)42.633.4
 9.2%
   6th Grade English Language Arts (Pennsylvania)6355.6
 7.4%
7th Grade Math (Childs George W School)22.92.8
 20.1%
   7th Grade Math (Pennsylvania)38.233.2
 5%
7th Grade English Language Arts (Childs George W School)31.332.4
 1.1%
   7th Grade English Language Arts (Pennsylvania)60.554.5
 6%
8th Grade Math (Childs George W School)9.710.3
 0.6%
   8th Grade Math (Pennsylvania)32.226
 6.2%
8th Grade Science (Childs George W School)26.935.9
 9%
   8th Grade Science (Pennsylvania)58.257
 1.2%
8th Grade English Language Arts (Childs George W School)33.335.9
 2.6%
   8th Grade English Language Arts (Pennsylvania)57.952.8
 5.1%
All Grades Math (Childs George W School)17.916.7
 1.2%
   All Grades Math (Pennsylvania)42.439.3
 3.1%
All Grades Science (Childs George W School)30.238.3
 8.1%
   All Grades Science (Pennsylvania)6865.6
 2.4%
All Grades English Language Arts (Childs George W School)29.931.7
 1.8%
   All Grades English Language Arts (Pennsylvania)60.953.8
 7.1%

Student Body

Number of students
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Number of students
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Total Students555425
 23.4%
African American236169
 28.4%
American Indian00
Asian13970
 49.6%
Hispanic103120
 16.5%
Pacific Islander11
White3034
 13.3%
Two or More Races4631
 32.6%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients100%100%


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Childs George W School ranks in the bottom 17.4% of Pennsylvania elementary schools.

Students who attend Childs George W School usually go on to attend:

High : South Philadelphia High School

Students at Childs George W School are 40% African American, 28% Hispanic, 16% Asian, 8% White, 7% Two or more races.

In the 2022-23 school year, 425 students attended Childs George W School.


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