Need to register your student for school, this fall?
We will be opening registration for all grades K-12, on August 17. More information coming soon!

On August 13 at 4 p.m., the Board will hold a joint meeting of the Student Achievement and Support Committee and the Finance and Facilities Committee. Find materials here. Register to speak here.

Learn more about the District’s updated reopening plan.
View the 2020-2021 Academic Calendar.

Interested in joining our team? The District is now
hiring for Cleaners, Bus Drivers, and Teachers. Learn more and apply HERE!

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Welcome to Laura H. Carnell Elementary School

Back to School Information

Chromebooks will be available for pickup at two distribution sites: the District’s Education Center (440 N. Broad Street, 1st Floor Lobby) and the Fitzpatrick Annex Building (4101 Chalfont Drive, in the back of Fitzpatrick Elementary School). For day and time please see below. Please bring your Guardian ID and Student ID Number.

Parents and Community Members,

Please complete the School Improvement Feedback Form below and read about our Vision for Learning in our school plan.  Thank you! We appreciate you!

2020-2021 School Improvement Plan Feedback Form

Philly HopeLine

Support will be available by phone at 1-833-PHL-HOPE (1-833-745-4673) and by text at the same number.










Hey Scholars! The Carnell Staff wanted to say something special to you! Click HERE!

The School District of Philadelphia’s Digital Learning Page HERE.

Here is a youtube video in Spanish showing how to connect to Google Classroom from the SDP student portal. Click HERE.

The Green Playspace Project

The Green Playspace project is a partnership that seeks to transform Carnell’s empty asphalt schoolyard at 1100 Devereaux Ave. into a more welcoming community-centric space that engages students and families in safe, accessible creative exercise. OCCCDA and school officials have worked with the Community Design Collaborative to develop conceptual plans that include a central ground mural, “language” running path, a “rock” wall for climbing, rubber play surfaces and mounds, basketball and soccer goals, and numerous other components. The plan further includes accessibility features meeting ADA standards, and utilizes green products such a recycled rubber.

Read more about Carnell’s Green Playspace project here.

Green Playspace Project picture

Points of Pride

  • Recognized as a “High Academic Growth” school that has shown significant student growth on state assessments over the most recent three years (2015-16, 2016-17, 2017-18)
  • Within six years (2012-2018) the school advanced three performance tiers in the progress domain and moved into the highest performance tier “Model,” increasing student growth on standardized assessments by 73% as measured by the District’s SPR
  • The SPR Parent Survey (2017-2018) results returned a 71% positive response for school climate rating
  • Achieved recognition as a top school for student intervention plans in the Multi-Tier Support System – Response to Intervention and Instruction in 2015 and 2016
  • Parent and Community Engagement
  • Established a partnership with the Oxford Circle Christian Community Development Association (OCCCDA) to create the Carnell Family Resource Center, the school’s community and family support services hub
  • Worked closely with the Community Design Collaborative to plan open space improvements and creation of an interactive outdoor learning space; helped raise $250,000 towards development
  • Engaged parents in the school life and teaching and learning opportunities through the School Advisory Council, Academic Parent Teacher Teams, and monthly five-minute learning walks
  • Featured in the School Redesign Initiative Case Study, by Operation Public Education, an organization based at the University of Pennsylvania