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February 2011 Vol. 18. No. 4 Focus on School Closings

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School District of Philadelphia facilities map

By Anonymous on Feb 15, 2011 01:16 PM

Click here for a larger version of the map.


This map of all School District facilities was created by Brian James Kirk of PlanPhilly with District and state data compiled and analyzed by the Notebook. This Excel spreadsheet, compiling our various data sources, was used to create the map.

We're still working on improving the display of data in this map. Please let us know if you have any feedback or suggestions. We hope in the future to add charter schools and the District's closed facilities. Also, please leave a comment or email us if you find any errors on the map. Thanks for your help in improving the map.

In addition to name and address, each facility includes the following information:

Facility type: As identified by the District
Built: Year of construction
Current status: Whether the facility is open or closed, whether it is owned or leased
Grades:  Current grade configuration
2010 school enrollment: Based on District figures for fall 2010
% increase in enrollment, 2005-2010: Based on District figures for 2005, 2010
% of school capacity in use:  Fall 2010 enrollment as a % of Feb. 2010 capacity*
AYP status in 2010: Based on state data
Keystone Achievement Award winner: School has met adequate yearly progress (AYP) for two consecutive years

*As part of the facilities master plan, the District and URS Corporation have updated capacity numbers for all District schools but have declined to release the new data.

UPDATE: The District released the updated data on April 8 and the Notebook is working to incoporate it into the map.

Comments (5)

Submitted by Terry (not verified) on March 6, 2011 12:10 pm

Can you add catchment boundaries?

Submitted by Erika Owens (not verified) on March 7, 2011 10:45 am

We've asked for that data in a format that would make it easy to implement on a map, but have not received it at this point (as far as I know). On many individual school profiles on the District's website there is a link to a PDF of a map of feeder boundaries, but that PDF format isn't easily translatable into a map-readable format. If anyone has any suggestions on how to deal with that issue though, please let me know! It would be a great thing to add.

Submitted by รับทำ seo (not verified) on September 27, 2013 5:52 am
It's difficult to find knowledgeable people in this particular topic, but you sound like you know what you're talking about! Thanks
Submitted by Carrie (not verified) on June 6, 2014 5:30 am
Didn't that data arrived? A map with catchment boundaries would be very helpful. There are websites that transform pdfs to docs. Maybe in this format is easier to use them and make a complete one. pdfburger is pretty good at this.
Submitted by Pheng Sui (not verified) on December 3, 2014 9:53 am

This map was much useful for me in this year 2014, thanks and hope it would be same usefule in new year 2015 too.

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