E.M. Stanton Elementary

E.M. Stanton Elementary School is a high-performing pre- kindergarten through eighth grade elementary school that is effectively integrated with its community.

Stanton has proven its ability to inspire its students to be creative and academically successful. Over the past decade Stanton has almost always reached the School District’s benchmarks for academic progress and has grown from offering a single visual arts class to having one of the District’s most comprehensive Cultural Arts programs. In eight of the past nine years Stanton has achieved Annual Yearly Progress on standardized tests and has continually increased the number of its graduates that are admitted to “special admission” high schools. Stanton offers its students one of the longest lasting purely volunteer Mentoring Programs of any school in the city. 




SUCCESS: 80% of our students scored Advanced or Proficient in reading or math on the state-wide test (PSSA) in 2010.

GRADUATION: 90% of the 2010 graduating class was accepted into Magnet or Special Admission high schools.

IMPROVEMENT: We keep getting better. E. M. Stanton has achieved Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP) for 8 straight years.


SAFETY: 81% of our parents and 87% of our teachers say that E. M. Stanton is safe.

SATISFACTION: E. M. Stanton’s parents rate our school 3.2 out of a possible 4.0

EXPECTATIONS: Our student attendance rate is 92%.

CARING: E. M. Stanton has the longest running Mentoring Program in the city – 17 years.

ENVIRONMENT: Come visit our school and see for yourself its family-like atmosphere.


COMMUNITY: E. M. Stanton has over a dozen partnerships with local organizations and artists.

CULTURE: We work with many of the institutions on the nearby Avenue Of The Arts.

AFTER SCHOOL: Our school is one block from the after-school programs at the YMCA, Marian Anderson Recreation Center and Mighty Writers.


For more information contact:

Mrs. Stacey Burnley, Principal 215.875.3711 | sburnley@philasd.org

17th and Christian Streets | Philadelphia, PA 19146