Expanding Bache-Martin Catchment
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With the proposed closure of Robert Morris Elementary by the Philadelphia School District, I support the proposal by the Bache-Martin
Home and School Association (HSA), Bache-Martin Elementary School, and the
Center City Schools Coalition to expand the current catchment for Bache-Martin
to include the entire Fairmount neighborhood,creating a true“neighborhood” school. This expansion wouldaffect all households living south of Girard Avenue down to Pennsylvania Avenue.
There are several benefits for the students:
Safety – children would not have to cross a
major road (Girard Avenue) to walk to school
Distance – for most of the proposed area to be
added, Bache-Martin is located closer to these families than W.D. Kelley and
the new Vaux Elementary
Adding more seats at a high performing school –
Bache-Martin has an SPI of 6; W.D. Kelley is a 10, and the new Vaux Elementary
(Meade and Reynolds) would be a 9. This
would give students from Robert Morris (SPI 8) the opportunity to attend a
higher performing school.
Bache-Martin Home and School Association
Bache-Martin Elementary School
Center City Schools Coalition