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2021 Summer Programs in SDP:  Offerings, Attendance, Survey Results, and Recommendations

2021 Summer Programs in SDP: Offerings, Attendance, Survey Results, and Recommendations

In summer 2021, the School District of Philadelphia (SDP) offered a series of virtual and in person summer programs for students who had completed grades PreK-12. In response to students experiencing digital and hybrid learning from March 2020 – June 2021, summer 2021 programming offerings were expanded from previous summers. Nearly 16,000 students enrolled in summer programming, over 12,000 students attended a program for at least one day, and nearly 6,000 students attended at least one program for 75% or more of days.

School-Level Student Attendance Patterns During Digital Learning, 2020-21

School-Level Student Attendance Patterns During Digital Learning, 2020-21

This report examines student attendance during in-person learning (September 2019 through February 2020) and compares it to student attendance during digital learning (September 2020 through February 2021).

Barriers to On-Time Kindergarten Registration

Barriers to On-Time Kindergarten Registration

An overview of five factors identified by parents and school staff as major barriers to on-time kindergarten registration.

Selected Results from the 2017-18 Kindergarten Registration Secretary Survey

Selected Results from the 2017-18 Kindergarten Registration Secretary Survey

Results from a December 2018 survey of SDP school secretaries about the kindergarten registration process.

Pre-K Survey Results 2016-17: Summary Report

Pre-K Survey Results 2016-17: Summary Report

A snapshot of survey responses from District and partner Pre-K parents.

Kindergarten Attendance and Reading On Grade Level

Kindergarten Attendance and Reading On Grade Level

The more days a child comes to kindergarten, the more likely they are to read on grade level at the end of the year and in first grade.

9th Grade Attendance and Graduation

9th Grade Attendance and Graduation

Five 9th-grade absences mean a lower graduation rate.