Lead Safe Certification Program

The School District of Philadelphia works daily to ensure that our students and staff have a safe, healthy environment in which to learn and work. Lead Safe Certification Assessments will be performed in all schools constructed prior to 1978 likely to contain lead-based paint. The assessments will be conducted in accordance with Section A-703 of Subcode “A” of Title 4 of The Philadelphia Code. The goal is to reduce lead-based paint hazards and to obtain a Lead Safe Certificate for every school. The assessments will start in May 2019 and will continue through the 2019/2020 school year.  A team of Certified Lead Inspectors will assess school buildings to identify conditions of loose, peeling, flaking and crumbling paint and plaster. With student safety our main priority, the work performed in response to the assessments to address damaged paint will be completed or supervised by individuals who are trained and certified in United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) lead-based paint renovation, repair and painting work practices. These work practices ensure that classrooms and other areas are free of paint chips, dust and debris after the project is completed. Routine cleaning of schools by staff who were trained in the District’s lead safe cleaning standards will also take place to ensure that schools are safe for students on a daily basis.

A Notification Letter will be sent to each school community a minimum of 10-days prior to an assessment being conducted.  A full report containing the results of each school’s Lead Safe Certification Assessment will be posted to the District’s website within 10-days of the District’s receipt of the Lead Inspector’s report. Assessment reports will be shared on the District’s website on a rolling basis as the assessments are completed starting in May 2019.  For more information about lead, please contact the Lead Prevention Unit of the Philadelphia Department of Health at (215) 685-2788 or visit phila.gov/health/childhoodlead.


Please check back for letters as they are continually being updated through 2019.


Head Start Programs

Admin Rivera CenterCarino Head StartCatherine Annex Head StartFeltonville Head StartHarrington Annex
Hartranft Community CenterHaverford Center - Bright FuturesLudlow Community CenterMorton Annex (Our Lady of Loreto)Pratt Head Start
Trinidad Head StartWillard Annex


Elementary Schools

Alexander AdaireDr. Ethel AllenEthan AllenAdd B. AndersonChester A. Arthur
Arthur Annex
Bache-MartinJohn BarryBartonMary McLeod BethuneJames G. Blaine
Rudolph BlankenburgAmedee F. BregyBridesburgHenry A. BrownJoseph H. Brown
William C. BryantLaura H. CarnellLewis C. CassidyJoseph Catharine
Catharine Annex
George W. ChildsBenjamin B. ComegysWatson ComlyCook-WissahickonJay Cooke
William CrampKennedy C. CrossanAnna B. DayJ. DeBurgosStephen Decatur
William DickHamilton DisstonJames DobsonTanner DuckreyPaul L. Dunbar
Franklin S. EdmondsLewis ElkinElwoodEleanor C. EmlenLouis H. Farrell
D. Newlin FellFeltonville IntermediateThomas K. FinletterFitler Academics PlusA. L. Fitzpatrick
Edwin ForrestFox ChaseAnne FrankBenjamin FranklinEdward Gideon
Stephen GirardSamuel GompersJoseph GreenbergAlbert M. GreenfieldHoratio B. Hackett
Andrew HamiltonHancock DemonstrationAvery D. HarringtonJohn F. HartranftCharles W. Henry
Edward HestonThomas HolmeFrancis HopkinsonHenry H. HoustonJulia Ward Howe
William H. HunterAndrew JacksonJenks Academy Arts & SciencesAbram JenksJuniata Park Academy
Gen. Philip KearnyWilliam D. KelleyJohn B. KellyKendertonFrancis Scott Key
Eliza B. KirkbrideRobert E. LambertonHenry W. LawtonHenry C. LeaAnna L. Lingelbach
Alain LockeWilliam H. LoescheJames LoganWilliam C. LongstrethJames R. Lowell
James R. Ludlow
Ludlow Community Center
John MarshallThurgood MarshallMayfairGen. George A. McCall
Alexander K. McClureMorton McMichaelJohn F. McCloskeyDelaplaine McDanielWilliam McKinley
Gen, George G. MeadeWilliam M. MeredithThomas MifflinMitchellJohn Moffet
J. Hampton MooreRobert MorrisAndrew J. MorrisonThomas G. MortonHon. Luis Munoz-Marin
George W. NebingerOlney
Olney Annex
Overbrook Educational CenterOverbrookJohn M. Patterson
Thomas M. PeirceFollow-Up SamplingJospeh PennellSamuel PennypackerPenrose
Robert B. PollockPotter-ThomasSamuel PowelPrince HallRhawnhurst
James RhoadsRhodesRichmondRooseveltWilliam Rowen
George SharswoodShawmontIsaac A. SheppardPhilip H. SheridanSolomon Solis-Cohen
SouthwarkSpring GardenGilbert SpruanceEdwin M. StantonAllen M. Stearne
Edward SteelJames J. SullivanJohn H. TaggartBayard TaylorVare-Washington
Laura W. WaringMartha WashingtonJohn H. WebsterJohn WelshWidener Memorial
Frances E. WillardRichard R. WrightWilliam H. Ziegler


Middle Schools

AMY 5 @ James MartinAMY NorthwestBaldiDimner BeeberRoberto Clemente
Russell ConwellFeltonville Arts & SciencesHancock Demo @ LaBrumWarren G. HardingAustin Meehan
MYA - Middle Years AltScience Leadership AcademyTildenGen. Louis WagnerGrover Washington Jr.
Woodrow Wilson


High Schools

Academy @ PalumboArts Academy @ Benjamin RushJohn BartramWilliam W. BodineBuilding 21
CentralConstitutionCreative & Performing ArtsMurrell DobbinsThomas A. Edison
Engineering & ScienceSamuel FelsFrankfordFranklin Learning CenterBenjamin Franklin
Horace FurnessGirard Academic Music ProgramPhila. HS for GirlsHigh School of the FutureHill-Freedman World Academy
Kensington CAPAKensington Health SciencesKensingtonMartin Luther KingLankenau
Abraham LincolnJules E. MastbaumJulia R. MastermanMotivationNortheast
OverbrookParkway Center CityParkway WestParkway NorthwestPenn Treaty
Philadelphia Military AcademyPhiladelphia Virtual AcademyRandolph TechnicalPaul RobesonRoxborough
Walter B. SaulWilliam L. SayreScience Leadership Academy @ BeeberScience Leadership AcademySouth Philadelphia
Strawberry MansionSwenson Arts/TechThe LINCThe U SchoolThe Workshop School
George WashingtonWest Philadelphia