Fast Facts about Russell Byers Charter School

    • Only school in Philadelphia area to offer Expeditionary Learning 
    • Only school in Philadelphia to partner with EL Education
    • Only school to offer Ours for Life, a program which keeps connection with our students through high school and college or career, offering scholarships, assistance in filling out applications, and guidance
    • Public elementary school with grades 4k through 8th  with admittance by public lottery
    • 710 students from 41 zip codes in Philadelphia
    • Operating in our 19th year
    • Located in center city Philadelphia within easy walking distance of museums and other partners
    • Offering robust arts and music programs; annual theatrical musical performance
    • Class size 26
    • Full time nurse on staff
    • Students receiving free or reduced lunch– 98%
    • Demographics:  91% African American, 2 % Hispanic; 3.5 % Caucasian, 1.1% mixed race; 1.1%Asian; 1.3% other
    • Clubs: Chess, Improv, Robotics, Choir, Drama, Zumba, Hip Hop Dance, Cooking, Ball room dancing, bells and chimes, Mindfulness
    • To see our school profile visit: https://dashboards.philasd.org/extensions/philadelphia/index.html#/ then scroll down on school profiles to find Byers, Russell Charter School
    • Media Center in partnership with WHYY new this year
Photo: Ryan Brandenberg
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