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The first day of school is Monday, August 27, 2018 for all grades including pre-Kindergarten and Kindergarten. For the first time, the school year is beginning in August.

We look forward to seeing your student as we begin the 2018 – 2019 school year.


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Would you like to help Ziegler become “World Class”?  Look at our ongoing projects and support our students in becoming a “World Class” neighborhood school.

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Our Mission

Ziegler Elementary exists to give students an education that allows them to choose their future.

Our Vision

We provide a world-class education to all students.

Core Values

We keep our core values simple. They apply to both staff and students.

We take care of ourselves.
We take care of each other.
We take care of our school
We work hard everyday.

If we live those values every day, there’s nothing that can stop us from being world-class.

William H. Ziegler: The Man and the School

Our school was named after Dr.William Henry Ziegler who was born April 4, 1855, in the Port Richmond section of Philadelphia. As a young man he worked in a hardware store to gain enough money to pay his tuition through medical school. He walked from Richmond to downtown Philadelphia every working day. Dr. Ziegler graduated from Jefferson Medical College in 1880. After graduation he became a physician for the Police Department. Dr. William Ziegler was elected to the Board of Education on October 5, 1923. He served as a member on the Philadelphia Board of Education for twenty-five years. William Henry Ziegler died in 1953. The William H. Ziegler Elementary School was dedicated in his honor on October 9, 1957.