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.
Points of Pride
Selected for the 1st Cohort of the Schools District of Philadelphia’s School Redesign Initiative
Featured in the School Redesign Initiative Case Study, by Operation Public Education, an organization based at the University of Pennsylvania
65% of Scholars said, “I like schoolwork,” according to the 2016 District-Wide Survey
Ranked 2nd among school peer group, as measured by the district’s 2014-2015 School Progress Report.
“Top 20 schools” – ranked 18th citywide, as measured by the district’s 2014-2015 School Progress Report.
Increased progress domain, which measures growth on standardized assessments, by 60% over three years, as measured by the district’s 2014-2015 School Progress Report.
Recognized two consecutive years for successful implementation of Response to Intervention and Instruction (2014-2015; 2015—2016)