Philadelphia City School District - Pennsylvania - Niche

Overall
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  • Total Schools
    251
  • Students
    143,898
  • Grades
    PK, K-12
  • Reviews
    4,932 3.6
  • Ranking

Philadelphia City School District is centered in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. It has 143,898 students attending 251 schools in grades PK and K-12. According to state standards, 45% of students in this district are considered proficient in math and/or reading. The district has an annual budget of $2,813,912,000, spending an average of $18,241 per student. There have been 4,932 reviews written and they have been mostly positive.

440 North Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA 19130

Ratings and Reviews
3.6 from 4,932 reviews

    • Niche User
    • 4
    Overall Experience at Jules E. Mastbaum Area Vocational/Technical School: I really enjoyed the experience at this school.
    • Niche User
    • 4
    Overall Experience at Parkway Center City High School: First off, Parkway is a special admissions school. Kids who've had exceptional grades in elementary school are accepted into his specific high school. I love my years there due to the learning experience. The teachers at this school are very thorough when it comes to explaining new lessons in the class.
    • High School Sophomore
    • 5
    Overall Experience at Central High School: Central High School is currently above my expectations. It includes an extremely diverse community of over 2000, people who truly care for a future, and motivation through challenges, such as the work given. It is a great school, in which everyone is involved. The number of clubs grows each year, and most are student-run, with the students giving it their all although the budget is cut. My favorite experiences include working with the robotics team hours after school. It is a fun, yet academically difficult, school, and I am lucky to have met some great people there! This school pushes you to definitely work hard. It is a challenge helps many grow. This school WILL (and does) prepare many students for college!
    • High School Senior
    • 3
    Overall Experience at Swenson Arts & Technology High School: They're are always great and bad things about every school. Swenson is an okay school, I like the small community environment, and I made great, life-long friends quickly, and the food is half decent, some days they'e good, some days they're just barely edible, and some days you lose your appetite very quickly once you see what they have. The teachers at Swenson are also a hit and miss. You have the teachers that actually care about the student's education and walk you through the lessons, and you have the teachers that are almost college level, and then you have the teachers that just don't care about the students and give you a grade hat you deserve or not. What makes this school unique is I'd have to say that its one of the top vocational schools in Philadelphia, where you can get a quality education on the trade you choose, that's why I came to Swenson, to learn how to cook. I would choose to come back to Swenson if I could it all over again, but I would wish that a lot of things were different.
    • High School Junior
    • 3
    Overall Experience at Julia R. Masterman Secondary School: Having been at this school for almost 6 years, I have seen great things and bad things happen. My worst year has to be 6th grade, because my homeroom and literacy teacher was barely there to teach us anything, not even at the time that PSSA's were approaching. It felt like I had to teach myself, and that stress was unlike any other. Yet, my best year was 9th grade, because my teachers were understanding of the struggles of the avergae student, and my friends were n my classes. This school is different because of how small it is, so everyone knows everyone, yet class sizes are large. I would choose this school because of the academic opporutnities I have been given if I could do this all over again.

Academics Read more about this district's academics

Top Public Schools

Niche Grade Name Type Grades Grade Level
2.33 Abigail Vare School Public PK, K-8 Pre-K, Elementary
2.33 Abraham Stockton Jenks School Public K-4 Elementary
3.66 Academy at Palumbo Public, Magnet 9-12 High
2.00 Add B. Anderson School Public K-8 Elementary
2.00 Alain Locke School Public K-8 Elementary
2.33 Albert M. Greenfield School Public K-8 Elementary
2.33 Alexander Adaire School Public K-8 Elementary
2.00 Alexander K. McClure School Public K-5 Elementary
2.00 Alexander Wilson School Public PK, K-6 Pre-K, Elementary
2.00 Allen M. Stearne School Public PK, K-6 Pre-K, Elementary
2.33 Aloysius L. Fitzpatrick School Public K-8 Elementary
2.33 AMY at James Martin School (Alternative Middle Years) Public 6-8 Middle
3.00 AMY Northwest Middle School Public, Magnet 6-8 Middle
2.00 Andrew Hamilton School Public K-8 Elementary
2.66 Andrew Jackson Elementary School Public PK, K-8 Pre-K, Elementary
2.33 Andrew J. Morrison School Public K-8 Elementary
2.00 Anna B. Day School Public PK, K-8 Pre-K, Elementary
1.66 Anna B. Pratt School Public PK, K-6 Pre-K, Elementary
2.00 Anna H. Shaw Middle School Public 7-8 Middle
2.33 Anna L. Lingelbach School Public K-8 Elementary
2.66 Anne Frank School Public PK, K-5 Pre-K, Elementary
Arts Academy at Benjamin Rush Public 9-12 High
2.33 Austin Meehan Middle School Public 7-8 Middle
1.66 Avery D. Harrington School Public K-6 Elementary
2.33 Bache-Martin Elementary School Public PK, K-8 Pre-K, Elementary
2.00 Bayard Taylor School Public K-5 Elementary
2.00 Benjamin B. Comegys School Public PK, K-6 Pre-K, Elementary
1.66 Benjamin Franklin High School Public PK, 9-12 Pre-K, High
2.00 Benjamin Franklin School Public K-8 Elementary
2.00 Bridesburg School Public K-5 Elementary
3.66 Carver High School Public, Magnet 9-12 High
2.00 Cayuga Elementary School Public K-5 Elementary
2.66 CCA Baldi Middle School Public 6-8 Middle
4.33 Central High School Public, Magnet 9-12 High
2.00 Charles Carroll School Public, Magnet 9-12 High
2.66 Charles W. Henry School Public K-8 Elementary
2.33 Chester A. Arthur School Public K-8 Elementary
3.00 Clara Barton Elementary School Public PK, K-2 Pre-K, Elementary
2.00 Communications Technology High School Public 9-12 High
2.66 Constitution High School Public 9-12 High
2.66 Cook-Wissahickon School Public K-8 Elementary
3.33 Creative & Performing Arts High School Public, Magnet 9-12 High
2.00 Delaplaine McDaniel School Public PK, K-8 Pre-K, Elementary
2.00 Dimner Beeber Middle School Public 6-8 Middle
2.33 D. Newlin Fell School Public K-8 Elementary
2.00 Dr. Ethel Allen Elementary School Public PK, K-8 Pre-K, Elementary
1.66 Edison/Fareira High School Public 9-12 High
2.00 Edward Gideon School Public PK, K-8 Pre-K, Elementary
2.00 Edward Steel School Public PK, K-8 Pre-K, Elementary
2.00 Edward W. Bok Technical High School Public 9-12 High
2.33 Edwin Fitler Academics Plus School Public 1-8 Elementary
2.00 Edwin Forrest Elementary School Public K-6 Elementary
2.33 Edwin M. Stanton School Public PK, K-8 Pre-K, Elementary
1.66 Eleanor C. Emlen School Public PK, K-6 Pre-K, Elementary
2.33 Eliza B. Kirkbride School Public PK, K-8 Pre-K, Elementary
2.00 Ellwood School Public K-5 Elementary
2.33 Ethan Allen School Public K-8 Elementary
1.66 E. Washington Rhodes High School Public, All-Girls 7-8 Middle
2.00 Fairhill School Public PK, K-8 Pre-K, Elementary
2.00 F. Amedee Bregy School Public PK, K-8 Pre-K, Elementary
2.00 Feltonville Intermediate School Public 3-5 Elementary
2.00 Feltonville School of Arts & Sciences Public 6-8 Middle
2.33 Fox Chase School Public PK, K-5 Pre-K, Elementary
2.00 Frances E. Willard School Public PK, K-4 Pre-K, Elementary
2.00 Francis P. Pastorius School Public K-8 Elementary
2.00 Francis Scott Key School Public K-6 Elementary
1.66 Frankford High School Public 9-12 High
1.66 Franklin S. Edmonds School Public PK, K-6 Pre-K, Elementary
3.00 Gen. George A. McCall School Public K-8 Elementary
2.00 Gen. George C. Meade School Public PK, K-8 Pre-K, Elementary
2.00 Gen. John F. Reynolds School Public PK, K-8 Pre-K, Elementary
2.00 Gen. Louis Wagner Middle School Public 6-8 Middle
2.00 Gen. Philip Kearny Elementary School Public K-8 Elementary
2.00 George Pepper Middle School Public 5-8 Middle
2.33 George Sharswood School Public PK, K-8 Pre-K, Elementary
2.33 George Washington High School Public 9-12 High
2.33 George Washington School Public PK, K-8 Pre-K, Elementary
2.33 George W. Childs School Public PK, K-8 Pre-K, Elementary
2.33 George W. Nebinger School Public PK, K-8 Pre-K, Elementary
1.66 Germantown High School Public 9-12 High
2.33 Gilbert Spruance School Public PK, K-8 Pre-K, Elementary
3.33 Girard Academic Music Program (GAMP) Public, Magnet 5-12 High
3.33 Girls High School Public, Magnet, All-Girls PK, 9-12 Pre-K, High
3.00 Greenberg Elementary School Public K-8 Elementary
2.00 Grover Washington Jr. Middle School Public 5-8 Middle
2.33 Hamilton Disston Elementary School Public K-8 Elementary
2.00 Henry A. Brown School Public PK, K-8 Pre-K, Elementary
2.00 Henry C. Lea School Public PK, K-8 Pre-K, Elementary
2.00 Henry E. Houston School Public K-8 Elementary
2.00 Henry W. Lawton School Public K-6 Elementary
2.00 Heston Elementary School Public PK, K-8 Pre-K, Elementary
3.33 Hill-Freedman Middle School Public, Magnet PK, 6-8 Pre-K, Middle
2.00 Hon. Luis Munoz-Marin Elementary School Public PK, K-8 Pre-K, Elementary
2.00 Hopkinson Elementary School Public K-8 Elementary
2.66 Horace Furness high School Public 9-12 High
2.00 Horatio B. Hackett School Public K-6 Elementary
2.00 Isaac Sheppard School Public K-4 Elementary
1.66 James Alcorn School Public K-8 Elementary
2.33 James Dobson School Public K-8 Elementary
2.00 James G. Blaine School Public PK, K-8 Pre-K, Elementary
2.00 James J. Sullivan School Public K-5 Elementary
2.00 James Logan School Public PK, K-6 Pre-K, Elementary
1.66 James Rhoads School Public K-8 Elementary
2.00 James R. Lowell School Public PK, K-4 Pre-K, Elementary
2.33 James R. Ludlow School Public PK, K-8 Pre-K, Elementary
2.00 Jay Cooke Elementary School Public K-8 Elementary
2.00 J. Hampton Moore School Public K-5 Elementary
1.66 John Barry Elementary School Public K-8 Elementary
1.66 John Bartram High School Public 9-12 High
1.66 John B. Kelly School Public K-6 Elementary
2.00 John F. Hartranft School Public PK, K-8 Pre-K, Elementary
2.00 John F. McCloskey School Public PK, K-6 Pre-K, Elementary
1.66 John G. Whittier School Public K-6 Elementary
2.33 John H. Taggart School Public PK, K-8 Pre-K, Elementary
2.00 John L. Kinsey School Public PK, K-8 Pre-K, Elementary
2.00 John Marshall School Public K-5 Elementary
2.33 John Moffet School Public K-5 Elementary
2.00 John M. Patterson School Public PK, K-4 Pre-K, Elementary
2.33 John S. Jenks School Public K-8 Elementary
2.00 John Welsh School Public K-8 Elementary
2.00 John Wister School Public K-6 Elementary
2.00 Joseph Catharine School Public PK, K-5 Pre-K, Elementary
2.33 Joseph C. Ferguson School Public PK, K-8 Pre-K, Elementary
2.33 Joseph H. Brown School Public K-6 Elementary
2.00 Joseph Leidy Elementary School Public K-8 Elementary
2.00 Joseph Pennell School Public PK, K-6 Pre-K, Elementary
2.66 Jules E. Mastbaum Area Vocational/Technical School Public 9-12 High
2.00 Julia de Burgos School Public PK, K-8 Pre-K, Elementary
4.33 Julia R. Masterman Secondary School Public, Magnet 5-12 High
2.00 Julia Ward Howe Academics Plus School Public K-5 Elementary
2.00 Juniata Park Academy Public K-8 Elementary
2.00 Kenderton Elementary School Public K-8 Elementary
2.33 Kennedy C. Crossan School Public PK, K-5 Pre-K, Elementary
1.66 Kensington Business School Public 9-12 High
1.66 Kensington Creative & Performing Arts High School Public 9-12 High
2.00 Kensington Health Sciences Academy Public 9-12 High
Kensington Urban Education Academy Public 9-11 Middle
1.66 Lankenau High School Public, Magnet 9-12 High
2.00 Laura H. Carnell School Public K-8 Elementary
2.00 Laura W. Waring School Public PK, K-8 Pre-K, Elementary
2.00 Leslie P. Hill School Public PK, K-8 Pre-K, Elementary
2.00 Lewis C. Cassidy Academics Plus School Public K-6 Elementary
2.00 Lewis Elkin School Public K-4 Elementary
1.66 Lincoln High School Public PK, 9-12 Pre-K, High
2.33 Louis H. Farrell School Public K-8 Elementary
2.00 Martha Washington School Public PK, K-8 Pre-K, Elementary
1.66 Martin Luther King High School Public 9-12 High
2.00 Mary McLeod Bethune School Public K-8 Elementary
2.33 Mayfair Elementary School Public K-8 Elementary
2.00 M. Hall Stanton School Public PK, K-8 Pre-K, Elementary
2.33 Middle Years Alternative School Public 5-8 Middle
1.66 Mitchell Elementary School Public K-5 Elementary
2.00 Morris E. Leeds Middle School Public 7-8 Middle
2.00 Morton McMichael School Public PK, K-8 Pre-K, Elementary
3.00 Motivation High School Public, Magnet 9-12 High
2.33 Murrell Dobbins CTE High School Public 9-12 High
2.66 Northeast High School Public 9-12 High
2.00 Olney Elementary School Public K-8 Elementary
2.33 Overbrook Education Center Public K-8 Elementary
2.00 Overbrook Elementary School Public PK, K-5 Pre-K, Elementary
1.66 Overbrook High School Public 9-12 High
2.66 Parkway Center City High School Public, Magnet 9-12 High
1.66 Parkway Northwest High School Public, Magnet 9-12 High
2.66 Parkway West High School Public, Magnet 9-12 High
2.00 Paul L. Dunbar School Public PK, K-8 Pre-K, Elementary
2.00 Paul Robeson High School for Human Services Public, Magnet 9-12 High
3.33 Penn Alexander School Public PK, K-8 Pre-K, Elementary
2.00 Penn Treaty Middle School Public 5-8 Middle
2.00 Penrose School Public K-8 Elementary
1.66 Philadelphia Learning Academy - North Public 7-12 High
1.66 Philadelphia Learning Academy - South Public 7-12 High
2.33 Philadelphia Military Academy at Elverson Public, Magnet 9-12 High
2.33 Philadelphia Military Academy at Leeds Public, Magnet 9-12 High
2.00 Potter-Thomas School Public PK, K-8 Pre-K, Elementary
2.00 Prince Hall School Public PK, K-5 Pre-K, Elementary
2.00 Randolph Technical High School Public 9-12 High
2.33 Rhawnhurst School Public PK, K-5 Pre-K, Elementary
2.00 Richard R. Wright School Public PK, K-6 Pre-K, Elementary
2.00 Richmond School Public K-5 Elementary
2.33 Robert B. Pollock School Public K-6 Elementary
2.00 Robert E. Lamberton School Public K-8 Elementary
1.66 Robert Fulton School Public PK, K-6 Pre-K, Elementary
1.66 Robert Lamberton High School Public 9-12 High
2.00 Robert Morris School Public PK, K-8 Pre-K, Elementary
2.00 Roberto Clemente Middle School Public 6-8 Middle
1.66 Roberts Vaux High School Public 9-12 High
2.00 Roxborough High School Public 9-12 High
2.00 Rudolph Blankenburg School Public PK, K-8 Pre-K, Elementary
3.00 Russell Conwell Middle School Public, Magnet 5-8 Middle
2.00 Samuel B. Huey School Public K-8 Elementary
1.66 Samuel Fels High School Public 9-12 High
2.00 Samuel Gompers School Public K-6 Elementary
2.00 Samuel Pennypacker School Public PK, K-6 Pre-K, Elementary
2.33 Samuel Powel School Public K-4 Elementary
2.66 School of the Future Public, Magnet 9-12 High
4.33 Science Leadership Academy Public, Magnet 9-12 High
2.33 Shawmont School Public PK, K-8 Pre-K, Elementary
1.66 Sheridan School Public K-4 Elementary
2.00 Sheridan West Academy Public 7-8 Middle
2.33 Solomon Solis-Cohen School Public PK, K-6 Pre-K, Elementary
2.00 South Philadelphia High School Public 9-12 High
2.33 Southwark School Public PK, K-8 Pre-K, Elementary
2.00 Spring Garden School Public K-8 Elementary
2.00 Stephen A. Douglas School Public, Magnet 9-12 High
2.66 Stephen Decatur School Public K-8 Elementary
2.00 Stephen Girard School Public K-4 Elementary
1.66 Strawberry Mansion High School Public 9-12 High
1.66 Swenson Arts & Technology High School Public 9-12 High
2.00 Tanner Duckrey School Public PK, K-8 Pre-K, Elementary
2.33 The John Hancock Demonstration Elementary School Public K-5 Elementary
3.00 The John Hancock Demonstration Middle School - Gen. Harry LaBrum Campus Public 6-8 Middle
2.00 Theodore Roosevelt Middle School Public 7-8 Middle
1.66 Thomas G. Morton School Public K-5 Elementary
2.33 Thomas Holme Elementary School Public PK, K-6 Pre-K, Elementary
2.00 Thomas K. Finletter School Public K-8 Elementary
2.33 Thomas Mifflin School Public PK, K-8 Pre-K, Elementary
1.66 Thomas M. Peirce School Public PK, K-6 Pre-K, Elementary
2.00 Thurgood Marshall School Public PK, K-8 Pre-K, Elementary
2.00 University City High School Public 9-12 High
2.00 Walter G. Smith School Public K-8 Elementary
2.00 Warren G. Harding Middle School Public 6-8 Middle
2.66 Watson Comly School Public K-5 Elementary
2.66 W.B. Saul High School Public 9-12 High
2.00 Webster School Public PK, K-5 Pre-K, Elementary
2.00 West Philadelphia High School Public PK, 9-12 Pre-K, High
2.00 William C. Bryant School Public PK, K-8 Pre-K, Elementary
2.00 William C. Longstreth School Public K-8 Elementary
2.00 William Cramp School Public K-6 Elementary
2.00 William Dick School Public PK, K-8 Pre-K, Elementary
2.00 William D. Kelley School Public PK, K-8 Pre-K, Elementary
2.00 William H. Hunter School Public PK, K-8 Pre-K, Elementary
2.33 William H. Loesche School Public PK, K-5 Pre-K, Elementary
2.00 William H. Ziegler School Public K-8 Elementary
1.66 William L. Sayre Middle School Public 9-12 High
2.33 William McKinley School Public PK, K-8 Pre-K, Elementary
3.00 William M. Meredith School Public K-8 Elementary
2.00 William Rowen School Public K-5 Elementary
2.00 William T. Tilden Middle School Public 6-8 Middle
3.66 William W. Bodine High School Public, Magnet 9-12 High
2.33 Woodrow Wilson Middle School Public 6-8 Middle

Top Private Schools

Niche Grade Name Religion Grades Grade Level
4.33 Germantown Friends School Quaker K-12 Elementary, Middle, High
Wyncote Academy None 7-12 High
Pennsylvania School for the Deaf None PK, K-12 Pre-K, Elementary, High
Delta School None K-12 Elementary, Middle, High
4.00 Friends Select School Quaker PK, K-12 Pre-K, Elementary, High
ATG Learning Academy None 5-12 High
4.00 The Shipley School None PK, K-12 Pre-K, Elementary, High
4.00 The Agnes Irwin School None PK, K-12 Pre-K, Elementary, High
Holy Family Institute - Ambler Day School None 5-12 High
4.00 Friends Central School Quaker PK, K-12 Pre-K, Elementary, High
4.00 Abington Friends School Quaker PK, K-12 Pre-K, Elementary, High
4.00 Chestnut Hill Academy None PK, K-12 Pre-K, Elementary, High
3.66 The Haverford School None PK, K-12 Pre-K, Elementary, High
3.66 George School Quaker 9-12 High
3.66 Germantown Academy None PK, K-12 Pre-K, Elementary, High
3.66 Moorestown Friends School Quaker PK, K-12 Pre-K, Elementary, High
3.66 New Hope Academy None 7-12 High
3.66 Doane Academy Episcopal PK, K-12 Pre-K, Elementary, High
3.66 Springside Chestnut Hill Academy None PK, K-12 Pre-K, Elementary, High

Nearby School Districts

Niche Grade Name
2.00 Camden City Public Schools
2.66 Gloucester City Public Schools
National Park Boro School District
Westville Boro Public School District
1.66 William Penn School District
4.00 Cheltenham Township School District
4.33 Lower Merion School District
2.33 Southeast Delco School District
3.00 West Deptford Township Public Schools
3.00 Pennsauken Township Board of Education
3.00 Palmyra Public Schools
3.00 Gateway Regional School Dsitrict
4.00 Springfield Township School District
4.00 Haverford Township School District
3.00 Upper Darby School District
4.00 Abington School District
Riverton School District
3.00 Interboro School District
4.33 Colonial School District
4.00 Cinnaminson Township Public Schools
4.33 Lower Moreland Township School District
3.33 Delran Township School District
Delanco Township Schools
3.33 Neshaminy School District
2.66 Bensalem Township School District

Comparable School Districts

Niche Grade Name Distance Total Schools
3.33 Baltimore County Public Schools 87 mi. 174
1.66 Baltimore City Public Schools 89 mi. 195
3.66 Anne Arundel County Public Schools 101 mi. 121
2.00 Prince George's County Public Schools 116 mi. 209
4.00 Montgomery County Public Schools 122 mi. 207

Around Philadelphia City School District

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Student Demographics Read more about this district's student culture and diversity

Gender

Gender
Male 51%
Female 49%

Student Diversity

Philadelphia City School District United States Anne Arundel County Public Schools Baltimore City Public Schools Baltimore County Public Schools Montgomery County Public Schools Prince George's County Public Schools
African American 55.0% 15.0% 20.3% 84.7% 38.6% 21.3% 66.1%
Hispanic 18.5% 25.0% 10.1% 5.4% 6.6% 26.6% 24.2%
White 14.1% 51.0% 60.3% 8.0% 44.4% 33.0% 4.5%
Asian 7.6% 4.8% 3.5% 1.0% 6.3% 14.3% 2.9%
Multiracial 4.5% 2.8% 5.2% 0.4% 3.6% 4.6% 1.7%
Native American 0.2% 1.1% 0.3% 0.4% 0.4% 0.2% 0.4%
Pacific Islander 0.0% 0.4% 0.3% 0.2% 0.1% 0.1% 0.2%

Enrollment

Enrollment
PreK 3.1%
Kindergarten 8.6%
Grade 1 8.7%
Grade 2 8.3%
Grade 3 8.1%
Grade 4 7.9%
Grade 5 7.2%
Grade 6 6.9%
Grade 7 6.4%
Grade 8 6.5%
Grade 9 7.4%
Grade 10 7.1%
Grade 11 6.5%
Grade 12 5.9%

Educational Outcomes Read more about this district's educational outcomes