AMY Northwest 6-8


Jodan Floyd

6000 Ridge Avenue
Philadelphia PA 19128
Phone: 215-487-7600

AMY Northwest - Growing to Greatness

Thank you to our wonderful students, parents, and staff who volunteered their time to help clean up our schoolyard on April 23, 2016 in the rain!  Collectively, we cleaned up over 100 bags of leaves, compost and trash!


To see more images from the day, visit our School Events page here!


To keep up with the latest news on AMY NW's Schoolyard redesign project, visit our Schoolyard Project page here


Welcome Parents and Students!



It is an honor and a privilege to be your principal. Although our school is small and our budget is limited, we are mighty in so many ways. With the help of our parents we will create new and varied experiences for our students. 

AMY is a special place.  Your classmates come from all over the city in order to learn in an integrated setting.  We are fortunate to have various backgrounds of race, gender and heritage.

Many challenges await all of us this school year; however, I know that together we will make a difference in our students' lives.   Students, plan now to make a difference in our school. Study to the best of your ability and prepare yourselves wisely for your future.  We have high expectations for our students, parents, and for ourselves because as the Northwest Region's motto states:  "Excellence Is Our Only Option!" Once again, it is my honor to be your principal and to serve you.



Jodan Floyd


PSSA Testing Information



The 2016 English Language Arts PSSA for Grades 6-8 will begin on Tuesday, April 12, 2016 until Friday, April 15, 2016. 


The 2016 Mathematics PSSA for Grades 6-8 will begin on Monday, April 18, 2016 until Wednesday, April 20, 2016. 


The 2016 Science PSSA for Grade 8 only will begin on Monday, April 25, 2016 and Wednesday, April 27, 2016. 

Message from Superintendent Hite

Please see the attached letter from Dr. Hite regarding student safety dated March 17, 2016. District policy requires students to conduct themselves politely and respectfully when traveling to and from school and while using district provided transportation. Please be aware if your child's conduct, while using a transportation pass, is determined to be disorderly it will result in your child losing their SEPTA transportation pass privileges. Please stress to children the important of representing themselves and the school community in the most positive light at all times. 


Read the entire letter from Dr. Hite here.  

Chelsea Clinton with AMY NW Principal Jodan Floyd in October 2015.