Water Testing

Safe Drinking Water Program

To guarantee that students have access to safe drinking water at school, we conduct water testing at every school on a five year cycle.   We have set an action level of 10 ppb when testing 250 milliliter of first draw samples from water outlets in schools.  Outlets are removed from service immediately if results show lead levels above 10 ppb.  An action plan is developed for each outlet that exceeds 10 ppb.  Principals are provided with letters and water results to send home with students.  All water testing results are posted on line for public view.

Blood lead testing for children is free at two Philadelphia Department of Public Health Centers, specifically at Health Center # 3 located at 43rd Street, between Baltimore and Woodland Avenues, and at Health Center # 4 located at 44th Street and Haverford Avenue. This information and more is available at the Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention website.

To view our 2017 School Water Testing Data, click here.


Please check back for new testing results as they are continually being updated though April 2019.

Elementary Schools

Alexander AdaireDr. Ethel AllenEthan AllenAdd B. Anderson
Follow-Up Sampling
Chester A. Arthur
Bache-MartinJohn BarryBartonMary McLeod BethuneJames G. Blaine
Rudolph BlankenburgAmedee F. BregyBridesburgHenry A. BrownJoseph H. Brown
William C. BryantLaura H. CarnellLewis C. CassidyJoseph CatharineCayuga
George W. ChildsBenjamin B. Comegys
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Watson 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
Follow-Up Sampling
Andrew HamiltonHancock DemonstrationAvery D. Harrington
Follow-Up Sampling
John F. HartranftCharles W. Henry
Edward HestonThomas HolmeFrancis HopkinsonHenry H. HoustonJulia Ward Howe
William H. HunterAndrew JacksonJenks Academy Arts & SciencesAbram JenksJuniata Park Academy
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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. LudlowJohn 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. NebingerOlneyOverbrook Educational CenterOverbrookJohn M. Patterson
Thomas M. PeircePenn Alexander
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Jospeh PennellSamuel PennypackerPenrose
Robert B. PollockPotter-ThomasSamuel PowelPrince HallRhawnhurst
James RhoadsRhodesRichmondRooseveltWilliam Rowen
George SharswoodShawmontIsaac A. SheppardPhilip H. Sheridan
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Solomon Solis-Cohen
SouthwarkSpring GardenGilbert SpruanceEdwin M. StantonAllen M. Stearne
Follow-Up Sampling
Edward SteelJames J. SullivanJohn H. TaggartBayard TaylorVare-Washington
Laura W. WaringMartha WashingtonJohn H. Webster
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John 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 Sciences
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KensingtonMartin Luther KingLankenau
Abraham LincolnJules E. MastbaumJulia R. MastermanMotivation
Follow-Up Sampling
OverbrookParkway Center CityParkway WestParkway NorthwestPenn Treaty
Follow-Up Sampling
Philadelphia Military AcademyPhiladelphia Virtual AcademyRandolph TechnicalPaul RobesonRoxborough
Walter B. SaulWilliam L. Sayre
Follow-Up Sampling
Science Leadership Academy @ BeeberScience Leadership AcademySouth Philadelphia
Strawberry MansionSwenson Arts/TechThe LINCThe U School
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The Workshop School
George WashingtonWest Philadelphia