Girls High School in Philadelphia, PA - Niche

Overall
Niche Grade
Details
  • Grades
    9-12
  • Students
    1,110
  • Type
    Public, All-Girls
  • Reviews
    447 3.7
  • Ranking

Girls High School is a public all-girls school in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. It has 1,110 students in grades 9-12. According to state standards, 90% of students at this school are considered proficient in math and/or reading. There have been 447 reviews written and they have been mostly positive.

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

Ratings and Reviews
3.7 from 447 reviews
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    • High School Senior
    • 3
    Extracurriculars: We have many extra curricular activities. Although we have many, they are not high quality. Due to the school district not having money to fund schools, most clubs have to be creative.
    • High School Senior
    • 3
    Overall Experience: The school has many great traditions. The traditions allow you to form a bond with other girls. Although some students don't care about class, you have to take certain classes to challenge yourself.
    • High School Senior
    • 3
    Teachers: The teachers here knowledgeable, and know what they're talking about. Very few teachers give me the impression that they genuinely care about their students.
    • Niche User
    • 3
    Health & Safety: They are okay. I know when I was there for any little thing whether there was an unwanted guy in the school we had a lock down. We were very careful when it came with safety of the students because they wanted us safe at all times. Also, it was not easy to cut school, attendance was marked even if you scanned in.
    • Niche User
    • 3
    Extracurriculars: The extracurricular opportunity are vary. They are there but you have to find them, but once you are settle they are the best.

Academics Read more about this school's academics

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Niche Grade Name Distance Total Students
1.66 Delaware Valley Charter High School 0 mi. 680
2.66 Imhotep Institute Charter High School 1 mi. 624
1.66 Martin Luther King High School 1 mi. 1,066
1.66 Mastery Charter School - Gratz Campus 2 mi. 1,335
2.66 Esperanza Academy Charter High School 2 mi. 928

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

Gender

Gender
Female 100%
Male 0%

Student Diversity

Girls High School United States Pennsylvania Delaware Valley Charter High School Esperanza Academy Charter High School Imhotep Institute Charter High School Martin Luther King High School Mastery Charter School - Gratz Campus
African American 64.0% 15.0% 13.3% 99.0% 3.0% 100% 97.0% 95.0%
Asian 16.0% 4.8% 3.5% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Hispanic 10.0% 25.0% 9.2% 0% 96.0% 0% 1.0% 2.0%
White 5.0% 51.0% 71.2% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Multiracial 2.0% 2.8% 2.7% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Native American 0% 1.1% 0.2% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Pacific Islander 0% 0.4% 0.1% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%

Enrollment

Enrollment
Grade 9 25.1%
Grade 10 34.0%
Grade 11 18.4%
Grade 12 22.5%

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 73 responses

  • 66% Yes
  • 30% Not sure.
  • 4% No

What are the best things about this school?     Based on 61 responses

  • 17% Clubs and organizations
  • 14% Traditions in girls high are the best overall
  • 14% Traditions
  • 13% Talent shows
  • 12% Learning experience
  • 11% Advanced Placement classes
  • 11% Wonderful teachers
  • 6% International Baccalaureate classes
  • 1% Track

What are the worst things about this school?     Based on 44 responses

  • 31% Uniform
  • 22% The students
  • 17% It's an all girls school
  • 16% Students who hold other student back from learning
  • 11% The cliques
  • 3% Principal

What one thing distinguishes this school from other schools?     Based on 61 responses

  • 38% Traditions
  • 38% All of the above
  • 13% Intangible Spirit
  • 8% All girls school
  • 3% Primary focus isn't just on academics, but arts

What one word or phrase best describes this school?     Based on 60 responses

  • 67% College preparatory
  • 22% Excellence
  • 7% Clings to old glory
  • 3% Annoying
  • 2% Complicated

What is the most helpful tip for a student to know before coming to this school?     Based on 51 responses

  • 44% The traditions and community are fun and welcoming
  • 35% The workload is good & enhances general knowledge
  • 17% If you're going to come here, be prepared to work.
  • 4% Some lessons are hard some teachers dont care

What is your overall opinion of this school?     Based on 59 responses

  • 10% I love everything about this school.
  • 78% I like mostly everything about this school, but there are some things I wish were different.
  • 12% I like a few things about this school, but I'm disappointed in general.
  • 0% I hate everything about this school.