Philadelphia Inquirer: Website offers range of information about Philly schools

By Kristen A. Graham, Inquirer Staff Writer

Call it Consumer Reports for Philadelphia schools.

On Monday, officials launched, a website where families can get information about every city school, public, charter, Catholic, and private – details from extracurricular activities offered to violent incidents per 100 students.

The site was created by the Philadelphia Schools Partnership (PSP) – a city nonprofit that aims to raise $100 million to expand strong schools of all types – in conjunction with other local organizations.


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PSP has invested in 64 schools of all types (public district, public charter, and private) across Philadelphia


Since 2011, PSP has invested over $65 million in schools of all types to improve educational outcomes of children in Philadelphia


Annually, over 100,000 people learn about and apply to great schools through the free resources provided by GreatPhillySchools


As a result of PSP’s investments, more than 26,000 students are enrolled in better schools