West Philadelphia

West Philadelphia, nicknamed West Philly, is a section of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Though there is no official definition of its boundaries, it is generally considered to reach from the western shore of the Schuylkill River, to City Avenue to the northwest, Cobbs Creek to the southwest, and the SEPTA Media/Elwyn Line to the south.

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West Philadelphia, nicknamed West Philly, is a section of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Though there is no official definition of its boundaries, it is generally considered to reach from the western shore of the Schuylkill River, to City Avenue to the northwest, Cobbs Creek to the southwest, and the SEPTA Media/Elwyn Line to the south. An alternate definition includes all city land west of the Schuylkill; this would also include Southwest Philadelphia and its neighborhoods. The eastern side of West Philadelphia is also known as University City.

Most of the houses in West Philadelphia are row houses, although there are areas of semi-detached and detached houses. The earliest developments began in 1850 and the final period of mass construction ended in 1930. Development was enabled by the creation of the horsecar, which pushed development to about 43rd Street, and, after the arrival of the electrified streetcar in 1892, accelerated to the west and southwest. (See West Philadelphia Streetcar Suburb Historic District and the Market Street Line.)

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RATING* SCHOOL NAME GRADES SCHOOL TYPE
N/A Mcmichael Morton School Preschool - 8th Grade Public
1 Powel Samuel School Kindergarten - 4th Grade Public
N/A Gompers Samuel School Kindergarten - 7th Grade Public
2 Discovery Charter School Kindergarten - 8th Grade Public
N/A Science Leadership Academy Middle School 5th Grade - 5th Grade Public
1 Overbrook Edu Center Kindergarten - 8th Grade Public
N/A Universal Bluford Charter School Kindergarten - 6th Grade Public
N/A Overbrook High School 9th Grade - 12th Grade Public
N/A Kipp Dubois Collegiate Academy 9th Grade - 12th Grade Public
1 School Of The Future 9th Grade - 12th Grade Public
N/A The Workshop School 9th Grade - 12th Grade Public
N/A West Philadelphia High School 9th Grade - 12th Grade Public
N/A Kids World Christian Ed Center Preschool - 2Nd Grade Private/Charter
N/A Beulah Baptist Christian Day School Kindergarten - 8th Grade Private/Charter
N/A City School - Walnut Street Private/Charter
N/A Community Council Learning Academy Private/Charter
N/A Jubilee School Preschool - 6th Grade Private/Charter
N/A Overbrook Preschool And Kindergarten Preschool - Kindergarten Private/Charter
N/A Woodbine Academy Inc Preschool - 6th Grade Private/Charter
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