Peirce Thomas M School

  • Peirce Thomas M School serves 472 students in grades Prekindergarten-6.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is 4% (which is lower than the Pennsylvania state average of 46%) for the 2016-17 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Reading/Language Arts is 15% (which is lower than the Pennsylvania state average of 63%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 18:1 is higher than the Pennsylvania state level of 15:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 99% of the student body (majority Black), which is higher than the Pennsylvania state average of 34%.

Top Placements

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School Overview

  • Peirce Thomas M School's student population of 472 students has grown by 11% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 26 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-6
Total Students472 students
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Total Classroom Teachers26 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Peirce Thomas M School's student:teacher ratio of 18:1 has increased from 16:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Peirce Thomas M School is 0.10, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.27. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2016-2017 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (PA)
Overall School Rank#2800 out of 2,835 schools
(Bottom 50%)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
4%
46%
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Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
15%
63%
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Student : Teacher Ratio18:115:1
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Hispanic
1%
11%
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Black
95%
15%
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White
1%
66%
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Two or more races
3%
4%
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Diversity Score0.100.27
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Eligible for Free Lunch
100%
41%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunchn/a
3%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NamePhiladelphia City SD School District
Source: 2016-2017 (latest school year available) NCES, PA Dept. of Education

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School Reviews

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I graduated T.M. Peirce 1943/1944 it then went to 8th grade. It was in the area that was called Little Italy. It was an excellent school. The teachers were super. My 1st grade teacher was Ms Stansbury, my 5th grade teacher was Miss Heck and my 7th grade teacher was Ms Maslin. The fact that at the age of 88 I still remember these teachers. They all made a big impact on my entire education experience. In my day, when you graduated H.S., most of us had to go right to work. There were some of the most fortunate enough to go to college. I am still working and am very appreciative of my school days at T.M Peirce
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