The school, which opened in 1962, says the closure is due to financial difficulties caused by declining student enrollment.
One notable school coming off of the school closure list is Strawberry Mansion High School, which will remain open.
The rally was organized by the Philadelphia Coalition Advocating for Public Schools and Juntos, a non-profit that works for equal rights for the Latino immigrant community.
As Philadelphia school officials finalize school closures and future plans for public schools, a local non-profit is offering low-income families another option for their children’s education.
“Corbett’s budget hurt education around the state, not just Philadelphia. And we need to come up with a unified strategy with other districts around the state and restore the funding formula from 2008.”
Protesters rallied outside of the Philadelphia School District’s headquarters on North Broad Street just hours after the district announced the closures.
The School District of Philadelphia has launched a series of public meetings as it explores permanently closing dozens of school buildings.
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The Archdiocese of Philadelphia on Thursday begins hearing appeals from those schools trying to stave off closure.
Superintendent Mary Rochford confirms the closings of Our Lady of Charity school in Brookhaven and St. Philomena in Lansdowne. She wouldn’t immediately identify the third.