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James Dobson Elementary School
4667 Umbria St, Philadelphia, PA 19127
The only elementary school to serve entirely Manayunk students, James Dobson bills itself as offering a private schoolMore education at a public school price. Located on Umbria Street in the northern section of town, Dobson has met federal adequate yearly progress standards for a decade, and boasts having the highest standardized test scores in the west region of Philadelphia. Led by Principal Patricia Cruice, Dobson attributes its unique nature to its diverse after-school offerings and community involvement. 
School District of Philadelphia
440 N Broad St, Philadelphia, PA 19130

Overseeing 284 schools from the Northeast to Roxborough, and from Kensington to Manayunk, the School District ofMore Philadelphia has its headquarters in Center City. The district is responsible for 163,000 Kindergarten to 12th grade students, and operates with a nearly $2.2 billion budget. Dr. Arlene C. Ackerman is the superintendent of the nation's eighth largest school district.

In Roxborough and Manayunk, there are seven public schools:

  • Roxborough High School
  • WB Saul High School
  • Lankenau High School
  • Levering Elementary
  • Dobson Elementary
  • Shawmont Elementary
  • Cook-Wissahickon Elementary
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