Eliza Butler Kirkbride K-8

Victoria Magness

1501 S. 7th Street
Philadelphia PA 19147
Phone: 215-952-6214

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

Eliza B. Kirkbride

Welcome to Kirkbride School's Website!

Message from the Principal

Dear Kirkbride Family,


Eliza Butler Kirkbride Elementary School is a very special learning place where staff members take pride in providing students with a compassionate, nurturing, and encouraging atmosphere that is conducive to learning.


Kirkbride School is student-centered with an emphasis on teamwork, and students can be seen working together, along with teachers, in fun learning activities.


Our school community is very diverse, and Kirkbride students uphold the philosophy of respect for all cultures at all times. We believe that it is our responsibility to educate and nurture all students through the collective efforts of teachers, parents and community members. Parents are invited to join us as we help students become proficient in reading, writing and math.


I hope you enjoy exploring our website.




Dr. Magness


Important Dates

Wed, Apr 1 - Fri, Apr 3

Schools Closed- Spring Break

Wed, Apr 812:09pm Student Dismissal
Fri, Apr 10 . Kirkbride School Picture Retake Day
. Pretzel Sale
Mon, Apr 13 - Fri, Apr 17PSSA- English/ Language Arts, Grades 3-8
Mon, Apr 20 - Fri, Apr 24PSSA- Mathematics, Grades 3-8
Mon, Apr 27 - Tue, Apr 28 PSSA- Science, Grades 4 & 8
Wed, Apr 29 - Fri, May 1
. 12:09pm Student Dismissal
. Report Card Conferences, 1:30-3:00pm

Kirkbride Is A Distinguished Title I School!


Study Island

All students in grades 3-8 should log on to Study Island and  practice the skills and strategies on the PSSA. 


What is Ticket To Read?

Ticket to Read lets your students practice important
reading skills at school, home, or the library--anywhere
they can get on the web.  Students can work independently on reading skills. Exciting texts, continuous feedback, and opportunities to earn points for prizes makes Ticket to Read your student-friendly ticket to success. 


Please log on to Ticket to Read and practice your reading skills. 



Kirkbride Selected Best Practices School-Wide for Students with Autism

Congratulations to Ms. Visco and Ms. Cahill and their support staff! The Office of Specialized Instructional Services has selected Kirkbride's Autistic Support Program as model autistic support classrooms for best practices.

Ms. Cahill's Blog informs parents and teachers about the benefits of research studies. 


Kirkbride Named Best Practices School

School District of Philadelphia rewards Best Practices at schools, programs and offices. 


Kirkbride received the Best Practices Award and Best Program for Fast Forword Computerized Reading Intervention.  Read more....


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Dr. Magness & Students 


Kirkbride School made Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP) for the school year 2010-2011.


Kirkbride Recognized as a Keystone School in 2008-2009 School Year

Congratulations!  Our principal, Dr. Magness was honored for our school's achievement by the Department of Education with a Keystone Achievement Award in recognition for the school's outstanding academic performance.


Dr. Magness received a blue and gold keystone shaped placard, from Pennsylvania Deputy Secretary of Education Diane Castlebuono.