Pollock Robert B School

  • Pollock Robert B School serves 665 students in grades Kindergarten-6.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is 30% (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 50% (which is lower than the Pennsylvania state average of 63%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 21:1 is higher than the Pennsylvania state level of 15:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 77% of the student body (majority Black), which is higher than the Pennsylvania state average of 34%.

Top Placements

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School Overview

  • Pollock Robert B School's student population of 665 students has declined by 10% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 31 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades Kindergarten-6
Total Students665 students
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Total Classroom Teachers31 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Pollock Robert B School's student:teacher ratio of 21:1 has decreased from 23:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Pollock Robert B School is 0.75, which is more than the diversity score at state average of 0.00. 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#2432 out of 2,835 schools
(Bottom 50%)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
30%
46%
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Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
50%
63%
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Student : Teacher Ratio21:115:1
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Asian
10%
4%
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Hispanic
15%
11%
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Black
39%
15%
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White
23%
66%
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Two or more races
13%
4%
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All Ethnic GroupsThis chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Pollock Robert B School.This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in PA.
Diversity Score0.75n/a
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Eligible for Free Lunch
100%
41%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunchn/a
3%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Pollock Robert B School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Pennsylvania by year, with the latest 2014-15 school year data.
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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  • Philadelphia Meehan Austin Middle School
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    1.5 miles
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School Reviews

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Pollock school has a reputation of being a very good neighborhood school. Unfortunately, I have to tell the truth and voice my opinion. I have spent a lot of time as a volunteer there. They put on a good dog & pony show, but there is so much lacking once you look past the façade that they want you to see. They are extremely disorganized all of the time. I think that they could recover if they just replaced the principal. They recently lost some of their best support staff, and the office people and lunch aides that remain are career former parents that for some reason just hung around; it must be an easy pay check. I have a very low opinion of them. They are frequently very mean to the kids. They are formerly career stay at home parents and hold no professional degrees. There are several very good teachers there. Some of the teachers have privately confided in me that they too are concerned with the irrational management style of the principal. The worst condition here is that the children are not happy to be here. One can feel the air of negativity here where the old adage of “children should be seen and not heard” is still in full force. This must have long term effects on the students. It would require effort by the adults to make it happy and interesting. There is this huge cloud of suppression that hangs over the entire campus. If there are any School District administrators reading this, I would strongly encourage them to save Pollock school and place a new energetic principal in this school.
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