Award Year: 2018

Albert M. Greenfield Elementary School

2200 Chestnut Street
Philadelphia, PA, 19103-4307

(215) 400-7810

Dr. Dan Lazar, Principal at time of Nomination

Philadelphia City School District

School Website


Our neighborhood public school fosters rigorous academics and mindful students in an engaged, diverse, environmentally-conscious community. With the surrounding city as our extended classroom, teaching and learning at Greenfield takes full advantage of Philadelphia's vibrant culture and rich history.

Student Demographics
  • Black/African American: 20%
  • White: 54%
  • Hispanic: 5%
  • Asian: 9%
  • Two or more races: 12%
  • ELL: 4%
  • Economically Disadvantaged: 100%
Entrance mural for the Greenfield School.

Entrance mural for the Greenfield School.

Albert M. Greenfield School sits in the heart of Center City, Philadelphia, and draws on the cultural and historical offerings of its surrounding neighborhoods. Greenfield is part of the School District of Philadelphia and is one of 200 schools in the district. It is a neighborhood that draws students from its surrounding neighborhood as well as from across the city.

Greenfield is a school that believes in the success of all students. Students are successful because every partner - principal, parent, teachers, and community - is committed to ensuring that every students meets or exceeds the social and academic objectives set for them. Directed by an instructional leader who sets a tone of high expectations for all, Greenfield invests in the whole child. The work done to close the achievement gap would not be possible without each partner and the belief that education is not limited to classroom-based interactions. Students and teachers are supported in moving beyond the classroom-based learning through partnerships with academic and cultural organizations throughout the city of Philadelphia. The Greenfield community works to ensure that every child receives what he or she needs both academically and socially, so that the school can maximize the academic and personal growth of all students to become successful life long learners and individuals who critically interact with their world, analyzing it to make their own meaning of it.