In the Far Northeast, within city lines but long its own sprawling world, the traditional neighborhood public elementary school remains a popular option for families with young children.
Take William H. Loesche Elementary at Tomlinson Road and Bustleton Avenue.
The school serves nine of every 10 public school students living within in its attendance zone.
Just 6 percent of families choose to send their children to charter schools. The school, like most others in that section of the city, has remained untouched by the district’s multi-year push to close dozens of schools and convert others to charters.
Across a large swath of North, West and South Philadelphia, however, it’s another story.
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