Lead Safe Certification Program

Overview: Lead Safe Certification

The goal of the Lead Safe Certification Program is to reduce lead-based paint hazards in every school building and ensure that classrooms and other areas are free of paint chips, and lead-containing dust and debris on a daily basis and after every facilities, maintenance or capital project.

What you should know about the District’s Lead Safe Certification Program:

  • Student safety is out first priority!
  • Lead Safe Certification Assessments will be begin in all schools constructed prior to 1978, and other buildings deemed likely to contain lead-based paint.
  • Before a Lead Safe project begins in a school, Certified Lead Inspectors will assess the building to identify conditions of loose, peeling, flaking and crumbling paint and plaster.
  • Families and school communities will be notified at least 10 days prior to an assessment. Assessment results will be posted on this page (below) within 10 days of receipt.
  • The damage found as a result of the assessments will be managed and controlled by the school’s facilities staff until a Lead Safe repairs can be completed.
  • Lead Safe projects are completed and/or supervised by individuals who are trained and certified in United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) lead-based paint renovation, repair and painting (RRP) work practices.
  • Facilities cleaning staff are trained in the District’s lead safe cleaning standards. Routine cleaning will take place in every school to ensure that schools are safe for students on a daily basis.

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.

Test Results: Please search for the most recent assessment results. Check back for letters as the results are continually being updated.

How to read the results: 

  • Click on a link below
  • Use the definitions to the right to interpret the information
  • *Note: Only schools that have been evaluated for a lead safe project have a link. If there is no link, that school has not been evaluated yet. Please check back often for updates.


  • Element = Some campuses have multiple buildings (main building, annex, little school house, etc.). Element denotes the structure that the information is referring to. The main building is typically denoted as “1”.
  • On-Site Room Name = The present day room label/number/assignment as observed the day of the evaluation.
  • Primary Component = The surface being described: W1, W2, W3, W4, Ceiling or Floor. W1, W2, W3, W4 refer to the door wall, left wall, front wall, and right wall respectively upon entering the room.
  • Substrate Material = The type of material underneath the painted surface.
  • Primary Component Damage Quantity (sf) = Total area, in square feet, of damaged paint on any assessed surface.
  • XRF Reading = Our consultants use X-Ray Fluorescence (XRF) to test surfaces for lead presence.  This column shows the results of the XRF tests. The tests produce milligrams per square centimeter measurements.  In Philadelphia, the threshold for whether or not a surface is considered to contain lead presence is 0.7 mg/cm2.  Any reading above that threshold indicates lead presence and anything below indicates no lead presence.
  • Additional Component = Every painted surface in a space beyond the walls, including: doors, frames, rails, radiators, baseboards, window sills, etc.
Alexander AdaireDr. Ethel AllenEthan AllenAdd B. Anderson
Chester A. Arthur
Bache-Martin (Martin Building)
Bache-Martin (Bache Building)
BartonMary McLeod BethuneJames G. BlaineRudolph Blankenburg
Amedee F. BregyBridesburgBridesburg AnnexHenry A. BrownJoseph H. Brown
William C. BryantLaura H. CarnellJoseph CatharineCayugaChilds

Benjamin B. Comegys
Watson ComlyCook-WissahickonJay CookeWilliam Cramp
Kennedy C. CrossanAnna B. DayStephen DecaturWilliam DickHamilton Disston
James DobsonTanner DuckreyPaul L. DunbarFranklin S. EdmondsLewis Elkin
EllwoodEleanor C. EmlenLouis H. FarrellD. Newlin FellFeltonville Intermediate
Thomas K. FinletterFitler A. L. FitzpatrickEdwin ForrestFox Chase
Anne FrankBenjamin FranklinEdward GideonStephen GirardSamuel Gompers
Joseph GreenbergAlbert M. GreenfieldHoratio B. HackettAndrew HamiltonJohn Hancock
Avery D. HarringtonJohn F. HartranftCharles W. HenryEdward HestonThomas Holme
Francis HopkinsonHenry HoustonJulia HoweFanny Jackson CoppinJ.S. Jenks Academy Arts Sciences
Abram JenksGen. Philip KearnyWilliam D. KelleyJohn B. KellyKenderton
Francis Scott KeyEliza B. KirkbrideRobert E. LambertonHenry W. LawtonHenry C. Lea
Anna L. LingelbachAlain LockeWilliam H. LoescheJames LoganWilliam C. Longstreth
James R. LowellJames R. LudlowJohn MarshallDaroffBluford
MayfairGen. George A. McCallAlexander K. McClureMorton McMichaelJohn F. McCloskey
Delaplaine McDanielMcDaniel AnnexWilliam McKinleyGen, George G. MeadeWilliam M. Meredith
Thomas MifflinMitchellJohn Moffet J. Hampton MooreRobert Morris
Andrew J. MorrisonThomas G. MortonGeorge W. NebingerOlney

Olney Annex
Overbrook Educational Center
OverbrookPattersonJospeh PennellSamuel PennypackerPenrose
Robert B. PollockPotter-ThomasSwing Space (Previously Samuel Powel)Prince HallRhawnhurst
James RhoadsE.W. RhodesRichmondRooseveltWilliam Rowen
George SharswoodShawmontIsaac A. SheppardPhilip H. Sheridan
SouthwarkSpring GardenGilbert SpruanceEdwin M. StantonAllen M. Stearne
Edward SteelJames J. SullivanJohn H. TaggartBayard TaylorVare-Washington
Laura W. WaringMartha WashingtonJohn H. WebsterJohn WelshWidener Memorial
Richard R. WrightWilliam H. Ziegler
AMY 5 @ James MartinAMY Northwest @ LeveringBaldiRussell ConwellFeltonville Arts & Sciences
Hancock Demonstration @ LaBrumWarren G. HardingAustin MeehanMYA - Middle Years AltTilden
Gen. Louis WagnerWoodrow Wilson
Academy @ PalumboArts Academy @ Benjamin RushJohn Bartram
John Bartram Field House
William W. BodineBuilding 21
ConstitutionCreative & Performing ArtsMurrell Dobbins
Frankford Field House
Franklin Learning Center
Benjamin FranklinHorace FurnessGirard Academic Music ProgramPhila. HS for GirlsHill-Freedman World Academy
Kensington CAPAKensington Health SciencesKensingtonMartin Luther KingLankenau
Jules E. MastbaumJulia R. MastermanMotivationNortheastOverbrook
Parkway Center CityParkway WestParkway NorthwestPenn TreatyPhiladelphia Military Academy
Philadelphia Virtual AcademyRandolph TechnicalPaul RobesonRoxboroughWalter B. Saul
William L. SayreScience Leadership Academy @ BeeberSouth Philadelphia
South Philadelphia Field House
Strawberry MansionSwenson Arts/Tech
The U School @ FergusonThe Workshop SchoolGeorge WashingtonWest Philadelphia Field House

Community Resources

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