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Philadelphia Harambee Inst Charter School

Preschool | Grades K-8 | Philadelphia Harambee Inst CS
640 North 66TH St
Philadelphia, PA 19151
(215) 472-8770

About This School

Philadelphia Harambee Inst Charter School is located in Philadelphia, PA and is in Philadelphia Harambee Inst Cs School District. It is a charter school that serves 453 students in grades K-8.

Charter schools are public schools, but differ from traditional public schools in that they are independent and are operated by educators, parents, community leaders, educational entrepreneurs, or others. Funding for charter schools is based on designated local or state educational organizations. Those organizations are responsible for monitoring and assessing the quality and effectiveness of education, but permit the schools to operate outside of the traditional public school education system. See Philadelphia Harambee Inst Charter School's test results to learn more about school performance.

In 2011, Philadelphia Harambee Inst Charter School had 19 students for every full-time equivalent teacher. The Pennsylvania average is 14 students per full-time equivalent teacher.

Student Ethnicity (2011)

Students (2011)


Students Per Teacher (2011)

Female/Male (2011)

52% 48%

Subsidized Lunch (2011)


District Spending (2010)

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Philadelphia Harambee Inst Charter School Reviews

By , a Parent on

My daughter (Kaylah Livingston) has attended this school for six years and I now have her two siblings attending and I love it!! There has been some challenges when the CEO John Skief passed however, there back on target and making learning an awesome experience!!!!! (KUDOS)

By a Parent on

This is one of the worst schools in the city of Philadelphia. The teachers are not held accountable for their actions. My child attended and was harassed by a teacher to the point where she no longer wanted to go to school and I was forced to sign a "voluntary transfer" or she would be expelled. Children have attitudes every day for one reason or another but when adults are incapable of remembering that they were once children they, at that point, need to take a seat. The untimely death of Baba John Skief brought this school's morals and principles to a screeching halt. I wanted my child there to experience being with people who looked like her, who were in leadership roles, and they turned their back on her. She is thriving now but a word to the wise: if your child attends this school and is complaining it's definitely worth looking into.

By a Parent on

Corrupt from the top to the bottom.  CEO lacks understanding of the very same principles they teach the children.  They ruin families not edify them.

By a Parent on

It's an awful place. A lot of corruption. Misleading data and lies about children doing well academically.

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