Fewer Philly schools 'persistently dangerous'

Posted: September 07, 2012

THE NUMBER of "persistently dangerous" schools in the Philadelphia School District has dropped for the second year in a row, according to statistics released Wednesday by the state Department of Education.

The city's persistently dangerous schools have dwindled from 10 last year to six this year: Beeber Middle School, in Overbrook; Douglas High School, in Port Richmond; Frankford High School; Kensington Business High School; Lincoln High School, in Mayfair; and Strawberry Mansion High School.

Beeber and Douglas are new to the list. Six schools were removed from the list: Edison High School, in North Philly; Fels High School, in Northeast Philly; Northeast High School; Sayre High School, in West Philly; Shaw Middle School, in Kingsessing; and South Philadelphia High School.

The district also said that violent incidents in schools declined by 4 percent, from 4,220 to 4,059, in the 2011-12 school year.

Violent cases for every 100 students also dropped, from 2.71 to 2.66.


Contact Regina Medina at medinar@phillynews.com or 215-854-5985. Follow her on Twitter @ReginaMedina.

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