South Kensington is a neighborhood in Kensington, Philadelphia. Kensington is a neighborhood in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. It is between the Lower Northeast section of Philadelphia and North Philadelphia and is not part of either of these neighborhoods but is considered one of the Riverward neighborhoods. Modern Kensington is larger than the former Kensington District, and unlike Kensington District it does not include Fishtown. As with all neighborhoods in Philadelphia, the lack of any official designation means the boundaries of the area vary between sources and over time.
Traditionally, Kensington is known for its large working class Irish Catholic community. Kensington was the location of the Philadelphia Nativist Riots in the 19th century. Kensington is also the birthplace of the K&A Gang, (currently known as the Northeast Philly Irish Mob), an Irish American organized crime network. Kensington was also home to a large, and largely invisible, English American community. For example the five Episcopal parishes in the neighborhood (Emmanuel, Free Church of St. John, Good Shepherd, St. Ambrose, St. Luke's, and St. Nathanael's) were founded by 19th century immigrants from England.
Along with Irish Americans, Kensington is also home to a large population of Hispanic Americans (mainly Puerto Ricans, Dominicans), African Americans, and Polish Americans. The neighborhood has also recently seen a large influx of young urban professionals and gentrification.
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Data compiled using 2nd quarter 2018 data vs. same period from 2017
|RATING*||SCHOOL NAME||GRADES||SCHOOL TYPE|
|N/A||John H Webster Elementary School||Preschool - 5th Grade||Public|
|N/A||William Cramp School||Preschool - 5th Grade||Public|
|N/A||Philip H. Sheridan School||Kindergarten - 4th Grade||Public|
|1||First Philadelphia Preparatory Charter School||Kindergarten - 12th Grade||Public|
|2||Northwood Academy Charter School||Kindergarten - 8th Grade||Public|
|N/A||Ad Prima Charter School||Kindergarten - 6th Grade||Public|
|1||Mastery Cs-Smedley Campus||Kindergarten - 6th Grade||Public|
|N/A||John Marshall School||Kindergarten - 5th Grade||Public|
|1||The Philadelphia Charter School For Arts And Science||Kindergarten - 8th Grade||Public|
|N/A||The Philadelphia Charter School For Arts And Sciences At H.r. Edmunds||Kindergarten - 8th Grade||Public|
|N/A||Allen M Stearne School||Kindergarten - 8th Grade||Public|
|N/A||One Bright Ray Simpson Campus||9th Grade - 10th Grade||Public|
|N/A||Aspira Charter School At Stetson||5th Grade - 8th Grade||Public|
|N/A||John B. Stetson Charter School||5th Grade - 8th Grade||Public|
|1||Mariana Bracetti Academy Charter School||6th Grade - 12th Grade||Public|
|N/A||Harding Warren G Middle School||6th Grade - 8th Grade||Public|
|N/A||Holy Innocents Area Catholic Elementary School||Preschool - 8th Grade||Catholic/Religious|
|N/A||St Lucy Day School For Chldrn W Visual Impairment||Preschool - 8th Grade||Catholic/Religious|
|N/A||Kensington Christian Fellowship Academy||Preschool - 5th Grade||Private/Charter|
|N/A||Frankford Friends School||Preschool - 8th Grade||Private/Charter|
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