Established in 1921 and named for Civil War hero General Philip P. Kearny, this elementary school educated many children of the Jewish immigrants of Marshall Street. Today the Kearny school is 99 percent African American, and although most of its students are classified as "high-poverty" by the school district, Kearny is defying the odds for inner-city minority schools. As a community school with about 350 students, Kearny actively cultivates a familial atmosphere via small classroom size, and intensive mentoring and tutoring programs. Kearny consistently boasts some of the highest test scores of any Philadelphia public elementary schools.
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- Herzog, Lisa. "Glimpses at success: great strides in some racially isolated schools: Edmonds, Kearny are among several predominantly nonwhite schools in Philadelphia showing strong student achievement." Philadelphia Public School Notebook, Summer 2005. Available at: http://www.thenotebook.org/editions/2005/summer/index.htm
- School District of Philadelphia. "School Profile: Gen. Philip Kearny School." School District of Philadelphia. https://sdp-webprod.phila.k12.pa.us/OnlineDirectory/Directory