Spruance Gilbert School

6401 Horrocks St, Philadelphia, PA 19149 | (215) 537-2514
  • Grades: PK-8
  • Student Enrollment: 1,294
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3.5 out of 5 | 2 Reviews
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School Description

School Summary and Highlights
  • Enrolls 1,294 preschool and elementary school students from grades PK-8
  • Ranks 728th out of 875 middle schools in PA.
  • 2010 Overall School AYP Met Status: Making Progress in Corrective Action 2 (first year)
Additional Contact Information
  • Principal or Admin: Betty Klear
School Operational Details
  • Title I Eligible
    All students of this school are eligible for participation in authorized programs.
School District Details

Faculty Details and Student Enrollment

Students and Faculty
  • Total Students Enrolled: 1,294
  • Total Full Time "Equivalent" Teachers: 77.5
  • Average Student-To-Teacher Ratio: 16.7
Students Gender Breakdown
  • Males: 676 (52.2%)
  • Females: 583 (45.1%)
Free Lunch Student Eligibility Breakdown
  • Eligible for Reduced Lunch: 71 (5.5%)
  • Eligible for Free Lunch: 1,011 (78.1%)
  • Eligible for Either Reduced or Free Lunch: 1,082 (83.6%)
Student Enrollment Distribution by Race / Ethnicity
Spruance Gilbert School Student Race Distribution
  Number Percent
American Indian10.08%
Number of Students Per Grade
Number of Students Per Grade For Spruance Gilbert School
  Number Percent
1st Grade13810.7%
2nd Grade14711.4%
3rd Grade14711.4%
4th Grade14411.1%
5th Grade13410.4%
6th Grade15411.9%
7th Grade13010.0%
8th Grade15612.1%
Low-Income Enrollment (2011)
Percent of Students from Low-Income Families
Graduation and Dropout Rates (2010)
Dropout Rate
Source: PA Department of Education, Source: NCES 2009-2010

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Overall Rating: 3.5

3.5 out of 5 | 2 Reviews
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2 reviews for Spruance Gilbert School

  • Reviewed by Parent/Guardian on February 06, 2010
  • Rating: 2 (2 / 5) Flag as inappropriate
  • I attended Spruance in the 1960's. My attendance there was a result of desegregation. I had 3 years of quality education there. It is sad to see this school is not up to par now. It was one of the best schools in the district when I attended there.
  • Reviewed by Parent/Guardian on September 03, 2008
  • Rating: 5 (5 / 5) Flag as inappropriate
  • unfortunately for all Philadelphia public school students the disaster started eight years ago when the superintendent of schools decided to experiment with children and sadly many students were never taught basic math or reading. you, and you know who you are should be jailed. i have four children and my youngest fell into this guinea pig experiment. thank goodness we moved to another state, one that teaches the children correctly. the Philadelphia teachers were never given the chance to teach as they did before. so sad...

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