Pollock Robert B School

  • Pollock Robert B School serves 726 students in grades Kindergarten-6.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is 19% (which is lower than the Pennsylvania state average of 46%) for the 2015-16 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Reading/Language Arts is 42% (which is lower than the Pennsylvania state average of 62%) for the 2015-16 school year.
  • Pollock Robert B School placed in the bottom 50% of all schools in Pennsylvania for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%) for the 2015-16 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 25:1 is higher than the Pennsylvania state level of 15:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 76% of the student body (majority Black), which is higher than the Pennsylvania state average of 32%.

Top Placements

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School Overview

  • Pollock Robert B School's student population of 726 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 29 teachers has grown by 7% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades Kindergarten-6
Total Students726 students
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Total Classroom Teachers29 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Pollock Robert B School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 2,835 schools in Pennsylvania (based off of combined Math and Reading proficiency testing data) for the 2015-16 school year.
  • The school's student:teacher ratio of 25:1 has decreased from 28:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Pollock Robert B School is 0.76, which is more than the diversity score at state average of 0.26. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2015-2016 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (PA)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
19%
46%
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Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
42%
62%
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Student : Teacher Ratio25:115:1
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Asian
13%
4%
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Hispanic
12%
10%
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Black
37%
15%
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White
24%
68%
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Two or more races
14%
3%
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Diversity Score0.760.26
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Eligible for Free Lunch
100%
44%
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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 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 School District
Source: 2015-2016 (latest school year available) NCES, PA Dept. of Education

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School Reviews

  2.00 out of 5  (2 reviews)
2  
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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I believe that Pollock school is riding on its reputation. It has many good teachers, but the leadership is in need of change. This school has been a big disappointment. It seems that each year we loose the teachers or programs that once made this school special. Its outstanding reading intervention program dramatically deteriorated last year when the teacher who ran the program left the school. Now that program is currently mediocre at best. The people who run this school seem to be frequently very disorganized and unmotivated. I feel very strongly that they are lacking in the key elements of creativity and intellect required to capture the attention of the students. Too many of the students soon tired of the boring and predictable routine and became restless and unmotivated. We could do so much better if we didn’t have to follow this principal’s antiquated methods. It seems that all she cares about is the standardized test scores. Other members of our staff have questioned whether the testing methods and conditions are legitimate and have offered astounding eyebrow-raising supporting anecdotal accounts. With all of that shady behavior going on, I just don’t feel that this is the best learning environment for children. There are some potentially outstanding teachers at this school. They should be allowed to teach without all of this administrations restrictions. Our children do have exposure to music, however the music teacher is overworked and non-creative in my view. We once had a real musician as a teacher but he moved on. The visiting band teacher is the exception, but only a handful of students are lucky to see him. The principal frowns on children running and getting excited, so sports are not even on the radar here. The students only get gym once a week, and any special-ed services and other enrichment programs are scheduled during the PE period so those children just loose out on gym altogether. Their recess period is a disgrace. A bunch of lazy and bothered old women who borderline bully the children and who make no effort to organize any kind of recreational activities. I've known this principal for several years. I believe that she truly dislikes children. She is the stereotypical old maid with the credo “children should be seen and not heard". I regret the professional time that I have spent here. Our children deserve better. I strongly advise that you find a better school.
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