George W. Nebinger School

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George W. Nebinger School
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George W. Nebinger School, May 2010
George W. Nebinger School is located in Philadelphia
George W. Nebinger School
George W. Nebinger School is located in Pennsylvania
George W. Nebinger School
George W. Nebinger School is located in the United States
George W. Nebinger School
Location601 Carpenter St., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Coordinates39°56′12″N 75°09′14″W / 39.9366°N 75.1539°W / 39.9366; -75.1539Coordinates: 39°56′12″N 75°09′14″W / 39.9366°N 75.1539°W / 39.9366; -75.1539
Area1.5 acres (0.61 ha)
ArchitectCatharine, Irwin T.
Architectural styleArt Deco, Utilitarian
MPSPhiladelphia Public Schools TR
NRHP reference #88002303[1]
Added to NRHPNovember 18, 1988

George W. Nebinger Elementary School is a K-8 school located in the Bella Vista neighborhood of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. It is a part of the School District of Philadelphia.[2]

Its historic school building was designed by Irwin T. Catharine and built in 1924–1925. It is a four-story, nine bay, brick building on a raised basement in the Art Deco-style. The entrance portico features Doric order columns, and at the roofline is a brick parapet.[3] It was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1988.[1]


The School District of Philadelphia ended summer school, except for students who need to earn credits to receive high school diplomas, in 2012 due to budget cuts. As a result, Nebinger principal Ralph Burnley and Leslie Patterson-Tyler, the wife of the reverend of the Mother Bethel A.M.E. Church, established their own summer school program serving students from Nebinger and other area schools. It was financed by members of the church and the Queen Village Neighborhood Association.[4]


In 2012 85% of Nebinger's student body was considered economically disadvantaged. That year Kristen A. Graham of the Philadelphia Inquirer wrote that compared to the William M. Meredith School in Queen Village and the George A. McCall School in Society Hill, Nebinger "struggles more".[4]

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Neighborhoods assigned to Nebinger are also assigned to Furness High School.[5][6]



  1. ^ a b "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. July 9, 2010.
  2. ^ "George W. Nebinger Elementary School Geographic Boundaries" (Archive). School District of Philadelphia. Retrieved on November 28, 2015.
  3. ^ "National Historic Landmarks & National Register of Historic Places in Pennsylvania" (Searchable database). CRGIS: Cultural Resources Geographic Information System. Note: This includes Jefferson M. Moak (May 1987). "Pennsylvania Historic Resource Survey Form: George W. Nebinger School" (PDF). Retrieved 2012-07-03.
  4. ^ a b Graham, Kristen A. "Organizers raise funds to offer free summer school" (Archive). Philadelphia Inquirer. July 12, 2012. Retrieved on November 28, 2015.
  5. ^ "A Directory of High Schools for 2009 Admissions" (Archive). School District of Philadelphia. p. 15 (PDF p/ 17/40). Accessed November 6, 2008.
  6. ^ "Horace Furness High School Geographic Boundaries" (Archive). School District of Philadelphia. Retrieved on October 4, 2011.

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