The School District of Philadelphia is the eighth largest school district in the nation, by enrollment. Located in a historic and culturally rich setting, we are a racially and ethnically diverse community committed to education. We are students, parents, teachers, staff, and community members; we are the School District of Philadelphia.
The School District of Philadelphia will deliver on the civil right of every child in Philadelphia to an excellent public school education and ensure all children graduate from high school ready to succeed, fully engaged as a citizen of our world.
For all children, a great school, close to where they live.
The School District of Philadelphia is governed by a five-member School Reform Commission (SRC),
established in December 2001, when oversight of the School District shifted to the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.
The Governor of Pennsylvania appoints three of the SRC members, while the Mayor of Philadelphia appoints two members of the commission.
More about the School Reform Commission (SRC)
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A Snapshot of the District
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