Philadelphia Schools

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.

  • On this map, different school types (District, Charter, Archdiocese) can be viewed individually or combined by school types by clicking the “Layers” function on the top of the map. Each school type is identified by a different symbol in the map legend on the left of the map.
  • Click on a school for additional information including receiving schools voted to close as well as proposed closures.
  • Enter an address into the search bar to narrow your search.
This map is a resource for Philadelphia families and features schools that have been voted to close, proposed school closures, receiving schools and the portfolio of all schools. The map identifies schools by neighborhood and as District-run, Charter and Archdiocese.
* This map does NOT include independently operated private schools.


Mayor Nutter’s statement on the Master Plan

Closing Details and Full Master Plan

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 »