A Message from the Superintendent

Dr. Hite Reading to Children

Welcome to the School District of Philadelphia!

As the largest school district in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, we strive to create strong learning environments that are supportive, vibrant and welcoming. Ultimately, we want to empower our students to be successful and engaged members of society for life beyond our schools.

If you’re curious about what’s going on in our schools or want to hear about our students’ successes, I encourage you to visit and follow us on social media! You’ll see students actively engaged in their own learning, teachers and counselors encouraging and supporting students, and school leadership empowering staff to be their best.

We will continue to do our best to keep you informed about all District happenings. As circumstances and news may change quickly, we encourage you to check our website regularly for timely insight on our pressing and urgent work as a District and follow me on Twitter @SDPHite.


William R. Hite, Jr., Ed.D.

Superintendent, School District of Philadelphia

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