NBC Philadelphia: New Tool to Help Philly Parents Find Best Schools

Figuring out which Philadelphia school would provide a student with the best education used to require hours of research. Now the data is available in one spot.

By Jackie Gailey and Vince Lattanzio

A new tool is available to parents with children in Philadelphia Schools to help them make a more informed decision about where their child should get an education.

Greatphillyschools.org allows parents to find the best and worst performing schools in the city.

The site offers data for more than 400 K-12 public, charter and private schools quickly and easily with a zip code or neighborhood search.

Read more and watch online at NBC Philadelphia

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