John B. Kelly Elementary School K-6

Kala Johnstone

5116 Pulaski Avenue
Philadelphia PA 19144
Phone: 215-951-4011

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

John B. Kelly Elementary School

Message from the Principal

Welcome to the John B. Kelly School home page.  Our school is located in the Germantown Section of Philadelphia and the Northwest Region of the Philadelphia School District.


It is with great enthusiasm that I welcome you to the John B. Kelly website. Kelly has a combination of caring staff members and hard-working students. We recognize that together we can make a difference in the lives of our children.


The goal of Kelly Elementary School is to create an engaging and empowering learning environment in which our students develop into lifelong learners and contributing members of our school and the Philadelphia community. Enjoy your journey of the Kelly experience as you navigate through our website.


Points of Pride

Student Achievement:

  • We made AYP for the 2010-2011 School Year!!!
  • Project Eat, Right Now – nutrition program for students
  • First-in-Math (Grades 1-5)
  • Achieve 3000 (Grades 3-5)
  • Student Performances: Choir, Talent Show, Spring Musical and more...


School Climate:

  • Progressive Discipline
  • Positive Behavior Supports


Parental Involvement:

  • Parent Volunteers Program
  • Back-To-School Night
  • Parent Workshops


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  • Breakfast is served daily from 8:00-8:20 AM for all students in grades 1-5.  Students in Kindergarten have breakfast in their classrooms at 8:30 AM.
  • School starts promptly at 8:30 AM every day.  Students are late for school if they are not in line with their class at 8:30 AM. 
  • Students can order pretzels every Friday for $1.  Pretzels are then delivered on Tuesdays.
  • No Early Dismissals after 2:30 PM.

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