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“Our students are smarter
than what they know today,
and more powerful than
they can imagine…
Their future is limitless.”

—William R Hite, Jr., Ed. D.
Superintendent, School District of Philadelphia

Our Four Anchor Goals

Each of our anchor goals helps to define a high-quality school system. They underscore our belief that all students can achieve, and they focus our work to ensure that we are creating great schools in every neighborhood.

Our goals are set at 100% because every child deserves a high-quality education.

ANCHOR GOAL 1

100% of students
will graduate ready for
college or career.


For the third year in a row, Philadelphia’s public school graduation rate has continued to increase. Now, we’re focused on accelerating this trend.


ANCHOR GOAL 2

100% of 8-year-olds
will read on or above
grade level.


In the first year of full implementation of our early literacy plan, the percentage of 3rd graders reading on grade level increased by five points, surpassing statewide gains.


ANCHOR GOAL 3

100% of positions
are filled by great principals,
teachers, and employees.


Across the city, our principals, teachers, and school staff create safe, supportive, and academically-challenging environments.


ANCHOR GOAL 4

100% of funding
for great schools is secured
with zero deficit.


District-wide financial stability is allowing us to make investments to improve the education our students receive.

Last modified: May 17, 2018