Reported on Philly.com today, according to the School District school closing plan, Allen M. Stearne School, at 1655 Unity Street in Frankford, will become K-8 Elementary school. It is presently k-6, Students presently enrolled in grade 6 will remain at Stearne for grade 7.
Some schools would change grades, with a number of K-6 buildings becoming K-4 elementaries. In other cases, elementary schools that serve students up to fifth or sixth grade would become K-8 schools.
K-8 schools use space more efficiently, and parents told the district they prefer that model, Hite said.
“Our middle schools are one of our greatest challenges,” he said.
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