Center City

Center City includes the central business district and central neighborhoods of Philadelphia, in the U.S. state of Pennsylvania.

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Center City includes the central business district and central neighborhoods of Philadelphia, in the U.S. state of Pennsylvania. It is the former City of Philadelphia prior to the Act of Consolidation, 1854 which extended the city borders to be coterminous with Philadelphia County. Greater Center City has grown into the second-most populated downtown area in the United States, after Midtown Manhattan in New York City, with an estimated 183,240 residents in 2015.

Center City is bounded by Pine Street to the south, the Delaware River to the east, the Schuylkill River to the west, and Vine Street to the north. This means that Center City occupies the boundaries of the city before it was made coterminous with Philadelphia County in 1854. The Center City District, which has special powers of taxation, uses a complicated, irregularly shaped boundary that includes much but not all of this area, and also extends beyond it. The Philadelphia Police Department patrols three districts located within Center City.

Center City is home to most of Philadelphia's tallest buildings, including Philadelphia's City Hall, the second tallest masonry building in the world and until 1987 the tallest in Philadelphia, as well as the tallest building in the world for seven years. In March 1987, One Liberty Place broke the gentlemen's agreement not to exceed the height of the statue of William Penn atop City Hall. Since the completion of One Liberty Place, no Philadelphia major-league sports team had won a world championship for the next two decades, a phenomenon known as the "Curse of Billy Penn."

source: wikipedia.org


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RATING* SCHOOL NAME GRADES SCHOOL TYPE
1 Stanton Edwin M School Preschool - 8th Grade Public
1 Childs George W School Preschool - 8th Grade Public
1 Nebinger George W School Preschool - 8th Grade Public
2 Kirkbride Eliza B School Preschool - 8th Grade Public
1 Vare-Washington Elementary School Preschool - 8th Grade Public
2 Jackson Andrew School Preschool - 8th Grade Public
1 Russell Byers Charter School Kindergarten - 6th Grade Public
3 Greenfield Albert M School Kindergarten - 8th Grade Public
4 Mccall Gen George A School Kindergarten - 8th Grade Public
1 Universal Alcorn Charter Elementary School Kindergarten - 8th Grade Public
3 Independence Cs Kindergarten - 8th Grade Public
1 Arthur Chester A School Kindergarten - 8th Grade Public
1 Universal Institute Charter School Kindergarten - 8th Grade Public
5 Meredith William M School Kindergarten - 8th Grade Public
3 Christopher Columbus Cs Kindergarten - 8th Grade Public
N/A Philadelphia Performing Arts: A String Theory Charter School - Vine Street Campus 5th Grade - 12th Grade Public
2 Freire Charter School 5th Grade - 12th Grade Public
1 Mastery Charter High School - Lenfest Campus 7th Grade - 12th Grade Public
N/A World Communications Charter School 6th Grade - 12th Grade Public
1 Philadelphia Electrical And Technology Charter School 9th Grade - 12th Grade Public
4 Science Leadership Academy 9th Grade - 12th Grade Public
1 Constitution High School 9th Grade - 12th Grade Public
1 Architecture And Design Charter High School 9th Grade - 12th Grade Public
5 Academy At Palumbo 9th Grade - 12th Grade Public
3 Creative And Performing Arts 9th Grade - 12th Grade Public
N/A Jw Hallahan Catholic Girls' High School 9th Grade - 12th Grade Catholic/Religious
N/A Roman Catholic High School 9th Grade - 12th Grade Catholic/Religious
N/A Holy Redeemer School Kindergarten - 8th Grade Catholic/Religious
N/A St Gabriel School Preschool - 8th Grade Catholic/Religious
N/A St Mary Interparochial School Kindergarten - 8th Grade Catholic/Religious
N/A Greene Towne Montessori School Preschool - Kindergarten Private/Charter
N/A Friends Select School Preschool - 12th Grade Private/Charter
N/A Philadelphia Classical School Private/Charter
N/A The City School 9th Grade - 12th Grade Private/Charter
N/A Chesterbrook Academy Private/Charter
N/A Student Ed Center & Delaware Valley High School Cc 8th Grade - 12th Grade Private/Charter
N/A Philadelphia Free School Private/Charter
N/A The Philadelphia School Preschool - 8th Grade Private/Charter
N/A St. Peter's School Preschool - 8th Grade Private/Charter
N/A Beginnings Learning Center Private/Charter
N/A Settlement Music School Head Start Private/Charter
* School data provided by National Center for Education Statistics, Pitney Bowes, and GreatSchools. Intended for reference only. GreatSchools Ratings compare a school’s test performance to statewide results. To verify enrollment eligibility, contact the school or district directly.