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3200 Dickinson St
Philadelphia, PA 19146-3397
p. 215-952-6219

Alcorn James School
in Philadelphia, PA

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District & State Agencies

School District:
Philadelphia City Sd
State Agency:
Pennsylvania Department Of Education

Information Summary

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School Demographics and Characteristics

School TypeRegular school
Grades offeredKindergarten – 8th Grade
LevelPrimary School
Teacher FTEs34.1
Surrounding communityCity, Large Territory inside an urbanized area and inside a principal city with population of 250,000 or more.
Title I Eligible
School-wide Title I
Magnet School
Charter School
Shared-time School

Demographics of Surrounding Area

Reported area around or near Philadelphia, PA 19146-3397
Total Population35,783 (35,783 urban / N/A rural)
Households14,854 (2.38 people per house)
Median Household Income$24,803
Families7,780 (3.25 people per family)
Pop. — African American26,377
Pop. — Asian1,151
Pop. — Pacific Islander50
Pop. — American Indian / Alaskan Native278
Pop. — White (incl. Hispanic)8,017
Pop. — Other565

Special Student Programs

What portion of students are enrolled in special programs?
  # in School % of School % of District
Free Lunch Students 505 89%  
Reduced-Price Lunch Students 27 5%  
Low-Cost Lunch Students 532 94%  
Migrant Students
Special Ed. Students     15%
English Language Learners     7%

Averaged Freshmen Graduation Rate (AGFR)

The averaged freshman graduation rate is the number of graduates with regular diplomas compared to the size of the incoming freshman class.
  District State
Black Non-HispanicN/A64%
Asian / Pacific IslanderN/A68%
American Indian / Alaskan NativeN/A65%
White Non-HispanicN/A87%
All Students<54%83%

Completion / Diploma Recipients

Senior students that successfully complete through High-School and receive either a diploma or other completion certificate. Note: %'s are based on total population and do not imply dropout rates.
  # in District % of Seniors
in District
% of Seniors
in State
H.S. Diploma Recipients 8,663 91.91%
GED Recipients     2.90%
Other Completers N/A

Student Demographics

How many students enroll at Alcorn James School?
  # in School % of School % of State
Black Non-Hispanic528>94%15%
Asian / Pacific Islander8<1%2%
American Indian / Alaskan Native1N/AN/A
White Non-Hispanic6<1%73%
Kindergarten 65 1 1 1 68
1st Grade 72 1 2 75
2nd Grade 62 3 65
3rd Grade 55 2 1 1 59
4th Grade 59 1 1 61
5th Grade 56 5 61
6th Grade 50 2 2 54
7th Grade 60 4 64
8th Grade 49 1 2 52
Total 528 16 8 1 6 559

Philadelphia City Sd – District Faculty and Staff

Faculty and Staff FTEs (Full-Time Equivalents) for Alcorn James School's local district.
  FTEs % of District % of State
Instructional Aides1,760.0<16%23%
Instructional Coordinators &amp; Supervisors36.0<0%1%
Library / Media Specialist64.5<1%2%
Library / Media Support30.0<0%2%
Guidance Staff (Elementary)199.1>2%1%
Guidance Staff (Secondary)138.5<1%2%
Guidance Staff Total337.6<3%4%
District Admins66.0<1%2%
Dist. Admin/Sppt294.5<3%6%
School Admins498.0<4%5%
School Admin/Sppt585.0<5%8%
Other Support6,019.5>53%37%
  FTEs % of District % of State

Philadelphia City Sd Financial Summary

General district financials with comparisons to all districts in state.
  District State Ave.
  Amount Per Student Per Student
Payments to Private Schools  $89
Payments to Charter Schools   
Long–Term Debt
 Outstanding at Beginning of Fiscal Year$2,147,483,647>$12,434$11,149
 Issued During Fiscal Year$1,009,225,000>$5,843$2,543
 Retired During Fiscal Year$1,009,225,000>$5,843$2,543
 Outstanding at End of Fiscal Year$2,147,483,647>$12,434$11,449
Short–Term Debt
 Outstanding at Beginning of Fiscal Year  $348
 Outstanding at End of Fiscal Year  $487
 Sinking Fund  $876
 Bond Fund$491,292,000<$2,844$3,035
 Other Funds$90,463,000<$523$2,995
Total Revenues$2,147,483,647<$12,434$12,591
Total Expenses$2,147,483,647<$12,434$12,461

Philadelphia City Sd Teacher / Support Staff Salaries & Benefits

District compensation packages for teachers, instructional aides, and support staff.
  District † State Ave. †
† Limited to Teacher Salaries
Regular Education Programs$496,654,000$8,755,731
Special Education Programs$119,000$2,317,167
Vocational Education Programs$157,000$670,938
Other Education Programs$11,413,000$487,605
  District State Ave.
  Salary Benefits Salary Benefits
Instruction (incl. Teachers)$517,561,000$220,016,000$11,334,616$4,049,649
Support Services
 Instructional Staff$39,850,000$16,512,000$652,855$241,363
 General Administration$25,031,000$9,831,000$429,790$167,429
 School Administration$57,408,000$24,739,000$931,749$330,602
 Operation &amp; Maintenance of Plant$111,156,000$56,729,000$1,172,682$499,258
 Student Transportation$7,533,000$4,982,000$464,312$186,997
 Business / Central / Other$26,012,000$10,988,000$484,495$194,819
Food Services$21,101,000$13,037,000$391,134$160,124

Local District Expense Detail

Expense categories and state-level comparison for Philadelphia City Sd.
  District State Ave.
  Amount Per Student Per Student
Elementary / Secondary Education
  Support Services
  Instructional Staff$72,956,000>$422$331
  General Administration$68,945,000>$399$337
  School Administration$91,238,000<$528$599
  Operation &amp; Maintenance of Plant$268,105,000>$1,552$1,139
  Student Transportation$52,100,000<$301$593
  Business / Central / Other$59,186,000<$342$354
  Other Expenses
  Food Services$81,118,000>$469$410
  Enterprise Operations  $254
Non-Elementary / Non-Secondary Education
 Community Services$61,567,000>$356$54
 Adult Education$855,000<$4$82
 Other  $47
Capital Outlay
 Land &amp; Existing Structures  $296
 Instructional Equipment$6,771,000<$39$87
 Other Equipment$3,088,000<$17$102
 Non-Specified Equipment   
Payments to State Govt's   
Payments to Local Govt's$33,805,000>$195$153
Payments to Other School Systems$534,284,000>$3,093$765
Debt Interest$121,014,000>$700$443

Local District Revenue Detail

Revenue categories and state-level comparison for Philadelphia City Sd.
  District State Ave.
  Amount Per Student Per Student
Federal Revenue
  Through State
  Title I$153,577,000>$889$260
  Children with Disabilities Idea$26,000 $127
  Math, Science, and Teacher Quality$22,136,000>$128$60
  Safe and Drug Free Schools$2,007,000<$11$27
  Title V, Part A$649,000<$3$3
  Vocational and Tech Education$6,612,000<$38$87
  Bilingual Education$2,319,000>$13$11
  Child Nutrition Act$62,723,000>$363$170
    Direct from Federal Government
  Impact Aid$249,000<$1$20
  Indian Education   
State Revenue
 General Formula Assistance$851,646,000>$4,931$3,233
 Staff Improvement Programs$71,962,000<$416$419
 Special Education Programs$120,329,000>$696$538
 Compensatory and Basic Skills Programs$517,000<$2$34
 Bilingual Education Programs   
 Gifted and Talented Programs   
 Vocational Education Programs$87,000 $56
 School Lunch Programs$5,807,000>$33$24
 Capital Outlay and Debt Services Programs$14,758,000<$85$219
 Transportation Programs$28,016,000<$162$370
 Other Programs$210,509,000>$1,218$291
  On Behalf
  Employee Benefits   
  Not Employee Benefits   
Local Revenue
 Parent Government Contributions   
 Property Taxes$563,652,000<$3,263$5,622
 General Sales Taxes$34,965,000>$202$110
 Public Utility Taxes$1,123,000<$6$10
 Individual and Corporate Income Taxes  $720
 All Other Taxes$119,145,000>$689$192
 From Other School Systems$236,000<$1$2,192
 From Cities and Counties  $31
 Tuition Fees from Pupils and Parents$200,000<$1$70
 Transportation Fees from Pupils and Parents   
 School Lunch$5,086,000<$29$214
 Textbook Sales and Rentals   
 District Activity Receipts  $27
 Students Fees, Non-Specified   
 Other Sales and Services$603,000<$3$47
 Interest Earnings$49,273,000>$285$170

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