The School District of Philadelphia
The School District of Philadelphia is the eighth-largest school district in the nation and educates more than 135,00 students in 212 schools. Established in 1818, the School District is located in a historically-and culturally-rich community with a passionate commitment to education. The mission of the School District of Philadelphia is to provide a high-quality education that empowers all students to become lifelong learners and productive members of society, guided by high-performing educators and administrators. District schools aspire to offer a rigorous course of study in traditional neighborhood settings, career academies, magnet and specialty programs.