Overall Niche Grade
- College ReadinessB
- Clubs & ActivitiesB+
- Health & SafetyB-
- Resources & FacilitiesB-
Philadelphia City School District Rankings
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- Temple University3,871Students
- University of Pennsylvania3,103Students
- Drexel University2,772Students
- Penn State2,456Students
- Community College of Philadelphia1,646Students
- La Salle University1,417Students
- Arcadia University1,160Students
- West Chester University of Pennsylvania1,094Students
- Penn State Abington912Students
- Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania824Students
- Very Good15
In the Philadelphia Public School District, I experienced a lot. Teachers are well rounded, and give lessons more personality involving real life connections. Students are diverse and mildly social. However individual attention in student counseling, its difficult. Half the time schools don't have counselors due to a limited budget, and if not they are not available on a daily basis, because they are just too busy. The same goes for some school nurses. Nurses are not available every hour, so if something happens the nurse it not there to help. The point is the districts BUDGET. There's not enough money to pay teachers correctly, as well as necessary counselors and nurses. My school just got a new nurse and counselor after getting enough money after three years. In other schools classes such as the arts, are sometimes limited due to the budget cuts and are removed (unless it's an art school). These schools just need a better budget and understanding of art importance.
- 2 months ago
At Northeast High School I like the different learning communities offered a my school, such as AP, IB, and Magnet programs. These programs allows students to have a learning experience more tailored to their interest. Also, there are a lot of clubs and extracurricular activities for students. I do not like that obeying rules is seemingly more important than our education, a student can be sent home, suspended, or denied entrance for not obeying the uniform policy. In addition, there are not enough resources in the school. Some students have to go without desk and textbooks. Several stalls in the girls bathroom are always out of order, we've gone days without soap and paper towel. Another thing that bothers me is teachers' style of teaching to the test, especially in AP classes. I feel as though we are learning or remembering, merely to pass a test, not to be better people and excel out side of school environments.
- 2 months ago
Being at Simon Gratz Mastery Charter was an excellent experience for me. Being enrolled there was like being at you favorite aunts house. The Staff made us feel so loved and you had fun while learning. The school had many resources, that was the best part. Everyone's parents were not involved, but that was okay because the teachers treated us like their own. They made sure we were very college ready. We had an entire class dedicated to getting college ready. Also, we had meetings with colleges of our choice. The school was very diverse, the clubs and activities they had were very interesting. The food wasn't always the best, but it had it's days. The people on the sports teams were very talented and they went a far way. They taught us very well. They had a good way of installing useful information into our heads and making them stick. The school was safe as a school in North Philadelphia could be. Maybe everyone's experience in the Philadelphia School District wasn't as good as mine.
- 19 days ago