FAQ

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Who is the principal of Andrew Jackson School?

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Lisa Kaplan is the school`s principal. Here is an excerpt from her bio on the District’s website:

Lisa Ciaranca Kaplan is the proud Principal of the Andrew Jackson School. Lisa has been active in the field of teaching and the technical training of teachers, principals and support staff for many years prior to becoming a Principal herself. Lisa has been involved in education development for thirty years, focusing on effective teaching, Special Education, School to Career Readiness, English as a Second Language, Positive Behavior Support, and promoting community volunteerism in public schools. Lisa received her B.S. from Temple University and her Masters from Temple University. She received her Principal Certification from Cheney University and studied French at the Sorbonne. She is currently thinking about a Doctorate.

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Who is eligible to attend Andrew Jackson Elementary School?

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Jackson is a neighborhood school and has its own catchment area. To determine if you are in Jackson’s catchment, use the School District’s SchoolFinder.  If you are outside of the catchment, you should go to the School District’s website for information on voluntary transfer policies and procedures. These policies change periodically as do the catchment boundaries, depending on changing population numbers in the neighborhood. You can also contact the school directly to ask about voluntary transfer. (School phone number:  215-952-6223)

Click here to view all Philadelphia School District catchments.

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What is Friends of Jackson?

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The Friends of Jackson, a 501c3 nonprofit organization, was formed in 2013 in response to the continued resource crisis facing our city’s public schools, and in particular, our neighborhood school. We are made up of future and current parents of Jackson students and other interested community members and public school supporters. We are open to all who care about public education and want to positively impact Jackson’s present and future!

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How can I join Friends of Jackson?

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You can join Friends of Jackson simply by sending the Communications Committee an email. Make sure the subject title reads “Join Friends of Jackson.” You can also contact any committee directly via their email address on the Officers and Committees page.

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If I donate to Jackson, do I get a tax deduction?

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Yes, we are a 501c3 nonprofit organization with tax exempt status.  If you donate to FoJ, you will receive a letter detailing your tax deductible contribution to FoJ.

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How can I donate to Friends of Jackson?

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You can donate to us directly online by clicking here  or you can mail a check to Friends of Jackson at our mailing address:  Friends of Jackson, 1439 S. 13th Street, Philadelphia, PA 19147.

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Where is Andrew Jackson Elementary School located?

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1213 S. 12th Street

Philadelphia PA 19147 between Federal and Wharton Streets in South Philadelphia

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