AMY Northwest 6-8


Jodan Floyd

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

AMY Northwest - Growing to Greatness

New Student Orientation Information

We would like to invite new students and parents to join us for orientation on June 16 at either 9:00 am or 6:00 pm. The program will begin promptly and run approximately 60 minutes. 


Please RSVP to your counselor by June 13 with the time you will attend and the number of attendees that will be coming for the event.


Please read more about New Student Orientation 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


Message from Superintendent Hite

As we approach the end of the school year, our schools begin to experience what's known as the "Spring Slide" and the "June Slump."  This is a troubling pattern in which student attendance rates drop in May and worsen in June. Please read the letter below about attendance and discuss with your child why attendance is so important for success in school. 


Instruction will continue and attendance will be recorded on a daily basis by the District and calculated through the last day of school, June 22, 2016.


Please read the entire letter from Dr. Hite here



Please see the letter below 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. 


Please read the entire letter from Dr. Hite here.  

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