Stearne School to Gain 7th and 8th Grades

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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