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Facilities Master Plan

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Latest FMP news

FMP Reassignment Form Deadline 

The deadline to submit a Facilities Master Plan Student Reassignment form was Friday, April 19, 2013.  If you missed the deadline, please call the Office of Student Placement at 215-400-4290 to discuss next steps.


SRC Vote on M. Hall Stanton Closure 

On Thursday, April 18, 2013, The School Reform Commission (SRC) of The School District of Philadelphia voted to close M. Hall Stanton Elementary School.  Students from M. Hall Stanton will be reassigned to Tanner Duckrey Elementary School for the 2013-14 school year.  For more information about student transition, please call the Office of Student Placement at 215-400-4290.


District withdraws recommendation to close Beeber 

On Tuesday, April 16, the School District of Philadelphia withdrew the recommendation to close Dimner Beeber Middle School.  For more information, please click here


Roosevelt to convert from middle school to K-8 elementary

At the start of the 2013-14 school year, Theodore Roosevelt Middle School will convert from a 7-8 middle school to a K-8 elementary school.  As a result, students currently enrolled in grade 7 at Roosevelt will remain at the school for grade 8.




SRC Vote on March 7, 2013

On Thursday, March 7, 2013, The School Reform Commission (SRC) approved several program relocations, mergers and consolidations along with the closure of 23 schools as part of District’s commitment to better align programs and resources with student needs. 

The District began work in 2010 on developing a long-range Facilities Master Plan to standardize grade configurations, increase school utilization and reduce excess building capacity. 

Last December 2012, the District initially recommended 37 schools for closure. As a result of extensive community feedback and comments, more than a dozen recommendations were modified in February. The District’s final recommendation was to close 29 buildings, including 15 elementary schools, five middle schools, nine high schools and one lease termination. Two recent recommendations to close Dimner Beeber Middle School and M.H. Stanton Elementary School were not put up for a vote on March 7, 2013.


The following schools will close at the end of the 2012-13 school year: 

Elementary Schools (12) – Fairhill, Joseph C. Ferguson, Robert Fulton, Leslie P. Hill, Joseph Leidy, John L. Kinsey, Anna B. Pratt, General John F. Reynolds, Walter G. Smith, George Washington, John G. Whittier, Alexander Wilson 

Middle Schools (3) – George Pepper, Anna H. Shaw, Sheridan West Academy 

High Schools (8) – Edward Bok Technical, Charles Carroll, Communications Technology, Stephen A. Douglas, Germantown, Robert E. Lamberton, University City, Roberts Vaux 

Four schools that were recommended for closure will remain open: Thomas M. Peirce and Bayard Taylor elementary schools, Theodore Roosevelt Middle School and Paul Robeson High School. 


The following recommendations will take effect at the start of the 2013-14 school year: 

  • The Philadelphia Military Academies will merge as one high school at the Elverson building, 2118 N. 13th St. Parkway Northwest High School will relocate to the Leeds Middle School facility. 
  • Motivation High School will relocate to Turner Middle School, 5900 Baltimore Ave. 
  • Abigail Vare Elementary School will be relocated to the George Washington Elementary School building, 1198 S. 5th St.
  • The Carnell Middle Years Annex at Fels will close. 


The commissioners’ decision concludes three months of community engagement meetings to notify, inform and gather feedback from stakeholders. Approximately 5,000 people attended the District’s 21 community meetings. More than 40 community proposals from principals, students, parents and organizations were submitted to the District.  

The SRC also took an active role in the public process, attending community meetings and hosting three consecutive days of hearings in February for testimony from students, parents, and community members about the recommendations. 

In the coming weeks, District officials will work with the school communities affected by the changes to support parents, students and staff throughout the transition process. There will be a citywide principals meeting on March 13, 2013, followed by meetings at individual schools. 


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