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Samuel Powel Elementary School

PHONE: (215) 823-8201 SCHOOL TYPE: Public District Neighborhood GRADES: K-4 ENROLLMENT: 242

Fast Facts

  • Principal

    Ms. Kimberly Ellerbee

  • Phone Number

    (215) 823-8201

  • Website

  • Neighborhood


  • SEPTA Routes

    MFL (34th Street), Bus (31), Trolley (10)

  • Preschool/Daycare

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  • Tuition

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  • Extended Day

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The mission of Powel School is to lay a foundation that will prepare students for success as adults by ensuring that they have the academic and social skills to thrive at the next level. Our collective purpose is to work with integrity as a team to prepare every child for scholarship, leadership and citizenship.

Points Of Pride

Thriving Home and School Association that supports the school through advocacy, fund-raising, volunteers, programs and special events--Well-established School Advisory Council, a team of parents, partners and school staff who collaborate in school governance decisions affecting the budget and school improvement efforts. --Staff of committed, experienced, highly qualified and highly effective teachers.--Children's Literacy Initiative model school.--Drexel University partnership school.

Admissions Policy

Students must live within designated catchment boundaries; students may apply to a school(s) outside of their neighborhood and will be considered via lottery based on a available space.

Accreditations and Honors

Adequate Yearly Progress . Keystone Award School. PennCan Award for Student Achievement. Ranked in top 10% of Philadelphia schools.

Hours of Operation

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