Our data shows the majority of our grantees are meeting academic and school climate benchmarks even while adding capacity to serve more students. We judge four of five portfolio schools in operation during the 2015-2016 school year to be on track or within reach of achieving their performance goals.

Performance goals

Within 10 years, PSP expects students attending schools in our portfolio to achieve academic results roughly on par with schools from high-performing counties surrounding Philadelphia, and outperform Pennsylvania and the School District of Philadelphia on six key student outcomes. As a result, we expect twice as many Philadelphia students to go to college.

Growth investments

Schools selected for our growth grants outperform the District in reading and math, and our goal is for all of our grantees to outperform the state average.

Turnaround investments

Our turnaround investments have demonstrated dramatic improvement, and we expect the schools’ performance to ultimately exceed city and state averages.


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