University City is the easternmost portion of West Philadelphia, encompassing several Philadelphia universities. It is situated directly across the Schuylkill River from Center City. The University of Pennsylvania was instrumental in coining the name "University City" as part of a 1950s urban-renewal and gentrification effort. Today, Drexel University and the University of the Sciences also call University City home.
The eastern side of University City is home to the Penn and Drexel campuses, several medical institutions, independent centers of scientific research, 30th Street Station, Cira Centre, and Cira Centre South. The western side contains Victorian and early 20th-century housing stock and is primarily residential.
University City's boundaries, as defined by the non-profit University City District organization and the City of Philadelphia, are the Schuylkill River to the east; Spring Garden Street, Powelton Avenue, and Market Street to the north; 52nd Street to the west; and Woodland Avenue, University Avenue, and Civic Center Boulevard to the south. Within these boundaries are the local neighborhoods of Cedar Park, Garden Court, Spruce Hill, Squirrel Hill, Powelton Village, Walnut Hill, and Woodland Terrace.
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Data compiled using 2nd quarter 2019 data vs. same period from 2018
|RATING*||SCHOOL NAME||GRADES||SCHOOL TYPE|
|N/A||Mcmichael Morton School||Preschool - 8th Grade||Public|
|N/A||Science Leadership Academy Middle School||5th Grade - 5th Grade||Public|
|5||Penn Alexander School||Kindergarten - 8th Grade||Public|
|1||Martha Washington Academics Plus School||Kindergarten - 8th Grade||Public|
|2||Powel Samuel School||Kindergarten - 4th Grade||Public|
|1||Belmont Charter School||1St Grade - 8th Grade||Public|
|N/A||School Of The Future||9th Grade - 12th Grade||Public|
|1||Paul Robeson High School For Human Services||9th Grade - 12th Grade||Public|
|N/A||Islamic Education School||Preschool - 8th Grade||Private/Charter|
|N/A||Jubilee School||Preschool - 6th Grade||Private/Charter|
|N/A||Spruce Hill Christian School||Kindergarten - 5th Grade||Private/Charter|
|N/A||Hms School For Children With Cerebral Palsy||Private/Charter|
|N/A||Caring Center||Preschool - Kindergarten||Private/Charter|
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