Lewis Elkin Elementary School is dedicated to engaging our students and their families in academically challenging and culturally relevant instruction. Through collaboration with community partners, we commit to creating a safe, nurturing environment that values the social emotional well-being of our community. Our students are empowered and motivated to accept and embrace who they are and appreciate the differences in others, realizing their true potential as life-long learners.
Best Practices that support the school mission:
· Students actively engaged in hands-on and cooperative learning activities
· Teamwork and Collegial sharing of best practices (Weekly Grade Group)
· Ongoing Data analysis that drives instruction
· An environment where there is respect for oneself and others
· Peer coaching staff / Modeling / Behavioral Health Partnerships
· Positive Behavior Intervention and Support (Year 2)
· Personalized Development Plans
· Technology integration / SMART / CHROME CARTS·
· Teaching the whole child (Social/Emotional)·
Elkin staff and parents envision a school where all children learn and reach
academic proficiency. Our teachers engage students in explicit instruction and use
data to make educational decisions. Our parents are ourpartners who support
their children, the school and the community. Our students come to school to
learn, and prepare themselves for the world of work as leaders and good citizens.
The school administrators value all stakeholders and the cultural diversity of our
school. Everyone works to ensure that students meet and exceed school, state and
The Lewis Elkin Elementary School is located at “D” Street and Allegheny Ave., in the
Kensington section of the city of Philadelphia. Between the Main Building and Little School
House, we serve approximately 700 students in grades K thru 4th. Our racially diverse
population is composed of 16.6 % African American, 2.2 % White, .2 % Asian, 71.5 % Latino
and 9.4 % Other/Multicultural subgroups. In addition, the Elkin student population consists of
8% Special Education and 22.5% English Language Learners.