Joseph H. Brown School

Joseph H. Brown Elementary School is an elementary school on Frankford Avenue at Stanwood Street in the Northeast Philadelphia area of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States, currently serving students from kindergarten to sixth grade.

The current school building was constructed in 1937, replacing an earlier building on the same site. The school building was designed by Irwin T. Catharine, then the Philadelphia School District's main architect, and is an exemplar of the Art Deco and Moderne schools of architecture.

School uniforms

Brown students are required to wear school uniforms.


Before 1973, J.H. Brown includes grades K through 8.


  • Ruth Brown to 1978
  • Sarah Peters to 1987
  • Kara Teachous to 1999
  • Ellen Denofa to 2010