Joseph Pennell Elementary School PreK- 5

Jason W. Harris

1800 Nedro Avenue
Philadelphia PA 19141
Phone: 215-276-5267

Pennell P.R.I.D.E.

Joseph Pennell Elementary School

"For these are all our children...We will profit by, or pay for, whatever they become..." - James Baldwin


  • The School District has a school closing hotline. In the event of inclement weather or emergency closings, please call: 215-400-INFO (4643)
  • Emergency closing information is also posted on The School District's website.
  • Be sure to check your child's 'Wednesday Folder.' This is Pennell's way of sending home written communication to families. 




Picture of Principal, Mr. Jason Harris


Principal, Jason W. Harris, M.Ed.



A Message from the Principal


Dear Pennell Elementary School Students, 


Welcome to the Pennell Elementary School! It is my mission to ensure that you have the best school experience possible filled with rigorous academics, exciting enrichment opportunties, and meaningful community service projects/activities that will promote and ensure a well rounded educational experience.


I promise to give my all to you and expect that you do the same. If you promise to yourselves and family that you will give the very best of yourselves, you are sure to be successful in life and will have many opportunities available to you. The Pennell Elementary School staff will give you its very best and rigorously engage you so that you will have the opportunity to achieve at high levels.


I extend to you my best wishes for a very successful school year.




Jason W. Harris


Pennell P.R.I.D.E.


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