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The Lewis Elementary School is dedicated to work in collaboration with all stakeholders

(in) providing all students with differentiated (academic) instruction by effectively using

technology and research based practices in order for them to become life long learners and

exemplary citizens.

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

national goals.


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 over 800 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.


Last modified: October 2, 2018