In December of 2012, and in order to address a $1.1 billion deficit in its five year plan, the Philadelphia School District released its Facilities Master Plan. The plan originally recommended the closure of 37 District school buildings, however after being amended by the School District in February the plan was altered to propose the closure of 29 District schools including 15 elementary schools, five middle schools, nine high schools and one lease termination. On March 7th the SRC voted on 27 proposals resulting in the closure of 23 District schools with 2 proposed closures yet to be voted on.
The Philadelphia School District has projected receiving schools for students in all closing schools. To read the details of the Facilities Master Plan including those schools voted to close, proposed closures, their receiving schools, as well as utilization rates, facility condition and academic achievement dataDownload »