William D. Kelley School K-8

Mrs. Crystal M. Edwards

1601 North 28th Street
Philadelphia PA 19121
Phone: 215-684-5071

Moving Towards Greatness.......

Kelley, William D

Message from the Principal

Dear Parents/Caregivers



Greetings and welcome to the 2016-2017 school year at William D. Kelley Elementary School! 


I would like to extend a warm welcome to all the members of our partnership community-our scholars, caregivers, and our many outside supporters that continue to champion our success! 


As your school leader, I remain personally committed to ensuring that all students of the W.D. Kelley Elementary School Move towards Greatness!   I will continue working to foster and support a positive school culture where educators, scholars, and educational leaders understand their roles and assume them.  I still remain firm in my beliefs; students have an obligation to learn, educators to educate, and in partnership, caregivers and school leaders must always support the role of both scholars and educators. 


It is the mission of every Kelley Staff member to ensure that every Kelley scholar feels cared for, and recognize that they are capable of getting smart enough to compete with their peers everywhere!


As always, please remember that parent voices are encouraged to remain part of the dialogue centered on student achievement.  We will continue working in partnership with each you as we work collaboratively to move our school towards greatness. To that end, we look forward to your presence at many of school-wide meetings, celebrations, and information sessions including our Parent Information Session on August 22, 2016 3:30 pm to 4:30pm and Back to School Night on Thursday, September 8, 2016 beginning at 5pm.


 Please pay close attention to the cell phone and uniform policy, as they will be enforced daily.  Scholars are to dress in the full school uniform every day!


We are looking forward to a productive school year as we continue Moving towards Greatness!


In Partnership

Principal Brown

Points of Pride


  • Math 24 Club
  • Wednesday Extended Learning
  • Saturday School
  • Boys Mentoring Program
  • Girls Mentoring Program
  • 6th-8th Writing Club
  • Chess Club (6th - 8th)
  • Cub Scouts (1st-5th)
  • Student Safety Program
  • Nutrition Program (EAT RIGHT NOW)
  • Campaign for the Healthier Schools
  • Gardening Program
  • Track Team
  • Equiette Classes
  • Spelling Bee
  • Annual Health and Safety Fair 


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Kelley's Core Values


Leaders, Teachers, Learners, and Parents


Leaders, Teachers, Learners, and Parents


Leaders, Teachers, Learners, and Parents