Date Submitted: 9/10/2010
What school did you decide on? Andrew Jackson
Calendar year your child entered/will enter 2010/2011
Grade your child entered/will enter kindergarten
What neighborhood are you in? South Philly
What schools did you consider? we tried the transfer form for meredith, mccall, greenfield, jenks; we applied to folk arts charter, russell byers, ics, performing arts, christopher columbus, and i’m sure others i can’t remember. we weren’t accepted by anyone, and actually transfered into jackson from our catchment school, which is southwark.
What factors were most important to you? Tuition, Location, Teaching Philosophy, School Performance (test scores, success of graduates), Teacher Quality, Principal Quality, Diversity, Special Programs (language immersion, music, etc.)
What first attracted you to the school? the neighborhood movement to improve the school.
Did you relocate in order to choose this school? No
On the political spectrum, I consider myself to be very liberal