A Message from the Superintendent

I’m proud to report the significant progress we have made in implementing our multi-year Action Plan.

Student academic achievement is improving faster than state averages, and our graduation rate is the highest it’s been in more than a decade.

We continue to invest in the best and brightest principals, teachers, and employees while maintaining steady management of our finances.

All of this has set the stage for something years in the making: the return of Philadelphia’s public schools to local control in 2018.

Now, we must continue building on our momentum to ensure every child has access to an excellent public education. Progress is rarely easy, but we’re moving forward thanks to the hard work and determination of so many.

With ceaseless energy and your ongoing support, we remain dedicated to advancing our Action Plan.

Our commitment to all our students—and our pride in them—is as limitless as their futures.

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