Julia Ward Howe Academics Plus Elementary K-5

Doaquin Jessup

5800 N. 13th Street
Philadelphia PA 19141
Phone: 215-276-5270

Providing all students with the academic, technological & social skills needed to be productive & contributing citizens in our society.

Julia Ward Howe

Message from the Principal

Welcome Julia Ward Howe Academic Plus students to another year of excellence.  Our vision for the school has not changed; it has become more focused.  As in the past excellence is Howe’s only option.  We strive to create a learning environment that is safe and academically rigorous. To this end, it takes collaboration and team effort.  We believe parents/guardians and the community are all vital partners in ensuring the success of our children.  As principal it is my responsibility to set the tone, model my expectations, and keep the standards of instruction high.  As parents, it is your responsibility to provide a nurturing and positive attitude and equip them with the tools for success.  The community has the responsibility to support the school and home’s efforts to better prepare our students for the challenges and competitiveness they face.  Our children are clay and we must mold and guide them to becoming productive citizens.   Please carefully read the Parent/Student Handbook, as it will provide a clear picture of policies and procedures for this school year that will help maximize your child’s performance.  Keep this book handy and use it as a quick reference.


Mrs. Jessup


“Persistence is the twin sister of excellence.  One is a matter of quality; the other, a matter of time."   - Marabel Morgan


Important Dates

  • School Closed on Tuesday May 21st,2013 and Monday May 27th,2013.
  • 5th grade Graduation,Thursday June 20th, 10:00-11:00am
  • Howe's 100th year anniversary,Friday June 7th, 2013
  • Benchmarks grades 3rd-5th in ELA, Math 
  • PSSA reading and math, April 8th-16th, 2013
  • PSSA writing ,March 11th-March 13th, 2013
  • PSSA science, April 22-24th, 2013
  • For complete listing of district events, please visit the District Calendar.

District Calendar