Welcome, Welcome, Welcome!!!
Located in Northwest Philadelphia and situated in the Cedarbrook Neighborhood, Franklin Spencer Edmonds Elementary School (FSEES) serves more than 600 students from Pre-Kindergarten to the 8th grade. We are one of 16 schools in Learning Network 6. FSEES was, in 2016, designated as a City of Philadelphia Community School.
Our catchment area generally includes and extends to Cheltenham Avenue to the North; Stenton Avenue to the South; Limekiln Pike/Upsal Street to the East; and, Mount Airy Avenue/Easton Road/Wadsworth Avenue to the West. We welcome, on a limited, space-available basis, children and families from outside of our catchment area to join our school community.
At FSEES, we strive for continuous improvement in all that we do. In order for us to continue to do that and to do it well, we need for our students’ families, as well as members of various business, civic, educational, professional, public service, religious, and social organizations in and around our neighborhood and city to join with us to fulfill our charge of providing all of our students with a great public school close to where they live.
Will you join us?
A Message from The Principal…
To the Franklin Spencer Edmonds Elementary School Community:
I write to share that our school has been identified as an Additional Targeted Support and Improvement (A-TSI) school by the Pennsylvania Department of Education (PDE). Our school is one of roughly 200 A-TSI schools statewide and 17 in district that will receive targeted support for students who need additional help to succeed academically.
These changes are part of the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), which replaced No Child Left Behind (NCLB) in 2015. As part of ESSA, PDE changed the way it supports schools across the Commonwealth to ensure Pennsylvania’s students are prepared to enter college and the workforce.
Similar to The School District of Philadelphia’s School Progress Report (SPR), the Commonwealth is relying less on standardized tests and focusing more on what we know matters most to the success of our students. The SPR is still the best place for you to learn how our school is doing and follow our progress.
I will continue to share additional information as it becomes available. If you would like to learn more, you can visit the PDE website at www.futurereadypa.org.
Thank you for your continued support as we work to ensure that every child in our school succeeds.
Principal Y. N. Roundtree, Chief Learner and Teacher