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Edmonds Academic Year 2023/2024

On March 13, 2024, Edmonds Elementary and Juvenile Justice Center hosted the first family forum! The family Forum consisted of 5 individuals who shared information with our families and discussed the trending topics of our school.
Shout out to Counselor Berry for organizing this wonderful event for our Edmonds Community!



We need parent and family engagement to ensure effective involvement of parents and to support a partnership among the school and the community to improve student academic achievement and overall success in school.



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 15 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?



We’re So Excited and We Just Can’t Hide It!

  • Early Literacy: Children’s Literacy Initiative (CLI) has partnered with us to support our English Language Arts and Literacy instructional programming in Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, and 3rd grades.  CLI works with our school leaders and classroom teachers so that our students can become powerful readers, writers, and thinkers.
  • Mathematics: Our school is the recipient of a grant from MathCounts through Carnegie Learning.  As a part of this project, classroom teachers in all grades will receive additional supports intended to assist them in developing their content knowledge while also enhancing their capacity to deliver mathematics instruction infused with the Standards for Mathematical Practice.
  • Climate and Culture: We are the recipient of a School Transformation grant to implement a schoolwide Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS) program.  As a part of our PBIS program, our students show respect, demonstrate responsibility, and always think about safety first.
  • The Arts: Edmonds Elementary School was selected to receive a benevolent donation of original artworks created by acclaimed artist Purvis Young, as well as a wide variety of informational booklets, teaching materials, posters, framing, and hardware valued in excess of $500,000 due to the generosity of the Janet Fleisher Investment Corporation..


FSEES is and will continue to be “On the Rise!”



School Immunization Information
~ An Important Message from the Office of Student Health Services ~


Every year schools are required to assess all students’ immunization records to determine compliance with the Pennsylvania school immunization regulations.  Effective September 3rd, all School District of Philadelphia students will have 30 calendar days to be properly immunized with the vaccines required to attend school and/or provide the appropriate documentation of immunization or a signed medical plan or exemption.  Starting on the 31st day, non-compliant students will not be able to attend school if the required proof is not submitted.

For more information, please contact the school’s Main Office at 215.400.3370 at which time you should ask to speak to our School Nurse, Ms. Stevens-Graves.  In addition to our School Nurse, you may also contact the School District of Philadelphia’s Office of Student Health Services at 215.400.4920.

Thank you, in advance, for your partnership in assuring that all children who attend Franklin S. Edmonds Elementary School are properly immunized against potentially harmful illnesses.