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School Closures Coming in June. Here's a Map to Help you Cope.

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This June, the School District of Philadelphia will shut down 23 of its 240 schools, eliminating almost 10% of its schools and displacing 7,600 of its students. The map below charts out the locations of shuttering schools, and provides pictures and performance ratings.

Citing extreme financial hardship, the district insists that closures are the only way to improve its ailing economic health and the downward trend of student enrollment over the past several years. Charter school enrollment has nearly tripled over the past ten years, leaving many public schools crumbling and under-enrolled. However, the district does not plan to eliminate any teacher positions since student population is expected to remain near its current total of 150,000.

A note about the school ratings included in the map: the SPI Rank (School Performance Index) rates schools from 1-10, where 1 is the best rating, and 10 is the worst. The profusion of 10/10s is not a positive indicator in this case.

[All photos courtesy of Great Philly Schools]

· The School District of Philadelphia [Official Site]
— Zach Patten

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1. Robert Fulton Elementary

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60 East Haines Street
Philadelphia, PA 19144

2012-2013 Enrollment: 367, SPI Rank: 4/10

2. Leslie P. Hill Elementary

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3133 Ridge Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19121

2012-2013 Enrollment: 293 | SPI Rank: 10/10

3. Joseph Leidy Elementary

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1301 Belmont Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19131

2012-2013 Enrollment: 312 | SPI Rank: 9/10

4. John L. Kinsey Elementary

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6501 Limekiln Pike
Philadelphia, PA 19138

2012-2013 Enrollment: 487 | SPI Rank: 8/10

5. Anne B. Pratt Elementary

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2200 North 22nd Street
Philadelphia, PA 19121

2012-2013 Enrollment: 325, SPI Rank: 7/10

6. General John F. Reynolds Elementary

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2300 West Jefferson Street
Philadelphia, PA 19121

2012-2013 Enrollment: 367 Overall Rating: 9/10

7. Walter G. Smith Elementary

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1300 South 19th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19146

2012-2013 Enrollment: 402 | SPI Rank: 10/10

8. George Washington Elementary

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1198 South 5th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19147

2012-2013 Enrollment: 277 | SPI Rank: 3/10

9. John G. Whittier Elementary School

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2600 West Clearfield Street
Philadelphia, PA 19132

2012-2013 Enrollment: 365 | SPI Rank: 9/10

10. Alexander Wilson Elementary

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4514 Woodland Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19143

2012-2013 Enrollment: 225 | SPI Rank: 7/10

11. George Pepper Middle School

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2901 South 84th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19153

2012-2013 Enrollment: 416 | SPI Rank: 7/10

12. Anna H. Shaw Middle School

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5401 Warrington Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19143

2012-2013 Enrollment: 191 | SPI Rank: 8/10

13. Sheridan West Academy

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3701 Frankford Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19124

2012-2013 Enrollment: 103 | SPI Rank: 7/10

14. Edward Bok Technical High School

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1901 South 9th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19148

2012-2013 Enrollment: 904 | SPI Rank: 4/10

15. Charles Carroll High School

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2826 Salmon Street
Philadelphia, PA 19134

2012-2013 Enrollment: 342 | SPI Rank: 6/10

16. Communications Technology High School

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2900 South 81st Street
Philadelphia, PA 19153

2012-2013 Enrollment: 295 | SPI Rank: 3/10

17. Stephen A. Douglas High School

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2700 East Huntingdon Street
Philadelphia, PA 19125

2012-2013 Enrollment: 251, SPI Rank: 10/10

18. Germantown High School

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40 East High Street
Philadelphia, PA 19144

2012-2013 Enrollment: 676 | SPI Rank: 10/10

19. Robert E. Lamberton High School

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7501 Woodbine Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19151

2012-2013 Enrollment: 197 | SPI Rank: 7/10

20. University City High School

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3601 Filbert Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104

2012-2013 Enrollment: 517 | SPI Rank: 10/10

21. Roberts Vaux High School

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2300 West Master Street
Philadelphia, PA 19121

2012-2013 Enrollment: 278 | SPI Rank: 10/10

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1. Robert Fulton Elementary

60 East Haines Street, Philadelphia, PA 19144

2012-2013 Enrollment: 367, SPI Rank: 4/10

60 East Haines Street
Philadelphia, PA 19144

2. Leslie P. Hill Elementary

3133 Ridge Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19121

2012-2013 Enrollment: 293 | SPI Rank: 10/10

3133 Ridge Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19121

3. Joseph Leidy Elementary

1301 Belmont Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19131

2012-2013 Enrollment: 312 | SPI Rank: 9/10

1301 Belmont Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19131

4. John L. Kinsey Elementary

6501 Limekiln Pike, Philadelphia, PA 19138

2012-2013 Enrollment: 487 | SPI Rank: 8/10

6501 Limekiln Pike
Philadelphia, PA 19138

5. Anne B. Pratt Elementary

2200 North 22nd Street, Philadelphia, PA 19121

2012-2013 Enrollment: 325, SPI Rank: 7/10

2200 North 22nd Street
Philadelphia, PA 19121

6. General John F. Reynolds Elementary

2300 West Jefferson Street, Philadelphia, PA 19121

2012-2013 Enrollment: 367 Overall Rating: 9/10

2300 West Jefferson Street
Philadelphia, PA 19121

7. Walter G. Smith Elementary

1300 South 19th Street, Philadelphia, PA 19146

2012-2013 Enrollment: 402 | SPI Rank: 10/10

1300 South 19th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19146

8. George Washington Elementary

1198 South 5th Street, Philadelphia, PA 19147

2012-2013 Enrollment: 277 | SPI Rank: 3/10

1198 South 5th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19147

9. John G. Whittier Elementary School

2600 West Clearfield Street, Philadelphia, PA 19132

2012-2013 Enrollment: 365 | SPI Rank: 9/10

2600 West Clearfield Street
Philadelphia, PA 19132

10. Alexander Wilson Elementary

4514 Woodland Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19143

2012-2013 Enrollment: 225 | SPI Rank: 7/10

4514 Woodland Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19143

11. George Pepper Middle School

2901 South 84th Street, Philadelphia, PA 19153

2012-2013 Enrollment: 416 | SPI Rank: 7/10

2901 South 84th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19153

12. Anna H. Shaw Middle School

5401 Warrington Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19143

2012-2013 Enrollment: 191 | SPI Rank: 8/10

5401 Warrington Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19143

13. Sheridan West Academy

3701 Frankford Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19124

2012-2013 Enrollment: 103 | SPI Rank: 7/10

3701 Frankford Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19124

14. Edward Bok Technical High School

1901 South 9th Street, Philadelphia, PA 19148

2012-2013 Enrollment: 904 | SPI Rank: 4/10

1901 South 9th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19148

15. Charles Carroll High School

2826 Salmon Street, Philadelphia, PA 19134

2012-2013 Enrollment: 342 | SPI Rank: 6/10

2826 Salmon Street
Philadelphia, PA 19134

16. Communications Technology High School

2900 South 81st Street, Philadelphia, PA 19153

2012-2013 Enrollment: 295 | SPI Rank: 3/10

2900 South 81st Street
Philadelphia, PA 19153

17. Stephen A. Douglas High School

2700 East Huntingdon Street, Philadelphia, PA 19125

2012-2013 Enrollment: 251, SPI Rank: 10/10

2700 East Huntingdon Street
Philadelphia, PA 19125

18. Germantown High School

40 East High Street, Philadelphia, PA 19144

2012-2013 Enrollment: 676 | SPI Rank: 10/10

40 East High Street
Philadelphia, PA 19144

19. Robert E. Lamberton High School

7501 Woodbine Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19151

2012-2013 Enrollment: 197 | SPI Rank: 7/10

7501 Woodbine Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19151

20. University City High School

3601 Filbert Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104

2012-2013 Enrollment: 517 | SPI Rank: 10/10

3601 Filbert Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104

21. Roberts Vaux High School

2300 West Master Street, Philadelphia, PA 19121

2012-2013 Enrollment: 278 | SPI Rank: 10/10

2300 West Master Street
Philadelphia, PA 19121