Niche Grade
  • Grades
    PK, 9-12
  • Students
  • Type
    Public, Magnet, All-Girls
  • Reviews
    369 3.6
  • Ranking

Girls High School is a public, magnet, all-girls school in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. It has 993 students in grades PK and 9-12. According to state standards, 72% of students at this school are considered proficient in math and/or reading. There have been 369 reviews written and they have been mostly positive.

1400 West Olney Ave
Philadelphia, PA 19141
(215) 276-5258

Ratings and Reviews
3.6 from 369 reviews
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    • Niche User
    • 5
    Overall Experience: At first, some may be sketchy of the idea of going to an all girls' school but after being there for four years, you will definitely wish it was longer. It is four years of building friendships, sisterhood, getting along with teachers and who can forget, the traditions. This school allows everyone to have an open mind and no one is judgmental to anyone. We treat each other like sisters and when graduation comes, we wish each other the best of luck knowing we will all achieve our dreams. So, if I had the chance to go back to high school, I will definitely pick this school no matter what. It has taught me a lot of life lessons and it help me to this day in college and the choices I make.
    • Niche User
    • 4
    Teachers: The teachers at Girls' High are willing to teach teachers and help us to achieve our dreams. Whether it is to give more examples that will help us understand or they will stay afternoon until we understand the materials. It is easy to approach a teacher and a teacher is very helpful and understanding of students' situations. But there will be times that calls for seriousness and control in a classroom. The grading is consistent and if a student believes their grades are unfit or unjust-able, the teacher will be happy to make a meeting to discuss your grades.
    • Niche User
    • 4
    Resources & Facilities: There is no air condition because the school has been there for a very long time and there is a heating system instead. Even though the building is old, it still functions as a school and everything is available for everyone. Going to classes, cafeteria, gym are easy to find and a lot of activity is also provided which is college prep resources, tutoring, Parents Teachers Associations.
    • Niche User
    • 4
    Administration & Policies: The time I have spent at this school, I rarely saw any bullying because everybody treat everyone like a sister. This high school taught us that there are people out there who are willing to share the same burdens as us and to continue a long lasting sisterhood. The principal, teachers, counselors, staff were always there if someone need a helping hand or just someone to listen to them. Help was never limited, it was always there and always provided.
    • Niche User
    • 4
    Educational Outcomes: During the last two years of high school, I participated in a program called International Baccalaureate and this program definitely helped me to make the choices I make now. The program designed for students to take advance college courses which would prepare us for college or other real life situations. I felt prepared for college because this program showed me to never give up on something that I am willing to achieve. There have been times I wanted to quit the program because it was too much work and I could not believe that college will be like this if you want your Bachelor's degree. So instead of quitting, I realized that in the end, everything is going to be worth it.

Academics Read more about this school's academics

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Comparable Schools

Niche Grade Name Distance Total Students
2.00 Delaware Valley Charter High School 0 mi. 659
2.00 Gen. Louis Wagner Middle School 1 mi. 537
3.00 Imhotep Institute Charter High School 1 mi. 582
2.00 James R. Lowell School 1 mi. 1,008
Olney High School - West 1 mi. 841

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


Male 0%
Female 100%

Student Diversity

Girls High School United States Delaware Valley Charter High School Gen. Louis Wagner Middle School Imhotep Institute Charter High School James R. Lowell School Olney High School - West
African American 65.0% 15.2% 98.0% 96.0% 100% 60.0% 58.0%
Asian 16.0% 4.7% 0% 0% 0% 18.0% 3.0%
Hispanic 8.0% 24.5% 1.0% 1.0% 0% 13.0% 36.0%
White 7.0% 51.6% 0% 0% 0% 1.0% 0%
Multiracial 1.0% 2.6% 0% 0% 0% 5.0% 0%
Native American 0% 1.1% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Pacific Islander 0% 0.4% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%


Grade 9 24.4%
Grade 10 28.6%
Grade 11 26.9%
Grade 12 20.1%

Educational Outcomes Read more about this school's educational outcomes

Student Opinions

If you could do it all over again, would you still want to go to this school?     Based on 42 responses

  • 69% Yes
  • 26% Not sure.
  • 5% No

What are the best things about this school?     Based on 33 responses

  • 17% Clubs and organizations
  • 16% Traditions
  • 13% Advanced Placement classes
  • 13% Learning experience
  • 13% Talent shows
  • 10% Traditions in girls high are the best overall
  • 10% Wonderful teachers
  • 7% International Baccalaureate classes
  • 1% Track

What are the worst things about this school?     Based on 28 responses

  • 33% Uniform
  • 28% The students
  • 22% It's an all girls school
  • 14% The cliques
  • 3% Students who hold other student back from learning

What one thing distinguishes this school from other schools?     Based on 34 responses

  • 38% Traditions
  • 35% All of the above
  • 18% Intangible Spirit
  • 6% Primary focus isn't just on academics, but arts
  • 3% All girls school

What one word or phrase best describes this school?     Based on 33 responses

  • 82% College preparatory
  • 12% Excellence
  • 6% Annoying

What is the most helpful tip for a student to know before coming to this school?     Based on 32 responses

  • 47% The workload is good & enhances general knowledge
  • 44% The traditions and community are fun and welcoming
  • 6% If you're going to come here, be prepared to work.
  • 3% Some lessons are hard some teachers dont care

What is your overall opinion of this school?     Based on 26 responses

  • 8% I love everything about this school.
  • 77% I like mostly everything about this school, but there are some things I wish were different.
  • 15% I like a few things about this school, but I'm disappointed in general.
  • 0% I hate everything about this school.