Niche Grade
  • Grades
    PK, 9-12
  • Students
  • Type
    Public, Magnet, All-Girls
  • Reviews
    349 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 349 reviews written and they have been mostly positive.

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

Ratings and Reviews
3.6 from 349 reviews
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    • High School Junior
    • 3
    Overall Experience: the school is filled with gay girls showing affection throughout the halls
    • High School Junior
    • 3
    Teachers: some teachers live for their students and others can care less
    • High School Junior
    • 3
    Resources & Facilities: we dont have air conditioning and the heat is always blasted food is nasty
    • High School Junior
    • 3
    Health & Safety: some students have been getting pregnant a lot now and since they have a child they drop out of school
    • High School Junior
    • 3
    Extracurriculars: I do eco club after school help clean the school and the community

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%


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 41 responses

  • 68% Yes
  • 27% Not sure.
  • 5% No

What are the best things about this school?     Based on 30 responses

  • 19% Clubs and organizations
  • 17% Traditions
  • 13% Advanced Placement classes
  • 13% Learning experience
  • 12% Talent shows
  • 9% Traditions in girls high are the best overall
  • 8% Wonderful teachers
  • 7% International Baccalaureate classes
  • 1% Track

What are the worst things about this school?     Based on 26 responses

  • 35% Uniform
  • 26% The students
  • 24% It's an all girls school
  • 15% The cliques

What one thing distinguishes this school from other schools?     Based on 33 responses

  • 39% Traditions
  • 33% 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 32 responses

  • 81% College preparatory
  • 12% Excellence
  • 6% Annoying

What is the most helpful tip for a student to know before coming to this school?     Based on 29 responses

  • 52% The workload is good & enhances general knowledge
  • 45% The traditions and community are fun and welcoming
  • 3% Some lessons are hard some teachers dont care

What is your overall opinion of this school?     Based on 23 responses

  • 9% I love everything about this school.
  • 74% I like mostly everything about this school, but there are some things I wish were different.
  • 17% I like a few things about this school, but I'm disappointed in general.
  • 0% I hate everything about this school.