The Struggles Of Overbrook High School Essay

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The Struggles of Overbrook High School
I attended the Philly Schools Town Hall at Overbook High School on October 10, 2016 hosted by Council women Helen Gym and Principle Yvette Jackson. Its purpose was to educate parents and community members about the issues Overbrook and its students were facing and the efforts the schools administration team were taken to make improvements. Over all the Philadelphia Public High School isn’t doing too well, in the past the school has had the capacity to hold over 2,000 students at any given time. Today that number of students currently enrolled has decrease to around 500. Because the number of enrollment has dramatically decreased many believed it seemed cheap to just close the school. However, the purpose of the meeting was to reinsure everyone that the school was going to stay open, but changes were going to be made in hopes of improving the school productivity. Currently an assessment has been done which consists of the conditions of the overall school and the AP test schools of its students for the last four consecutive years. Once all of this data has been collected the super intended of the school district will make a ruling in regards to the best actions needed to be taken to get the school back on track. At this point no one knows what is going to happen, but they do know what possible options the superintendent may take. In the event the school fails the assessment there are four possible options in which action may be…

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