Girls High School in Philadelphia, PA - Niche

Niche Grade
  • Grades
    PK, 9-12
  • Students
  • Type
    Public, Magnet, All-Girls
  • Reviews
    381 3.6
  • Ranking

Girls High School is a public, magnet, all-girls school in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. It has 1,170 students in grades PK and 9-12. According to state standards, 90% of students at this school are considered proficient in math and/or reading. There have been 381 reviews written and they have been mostly positive.

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

Ratings and Reviews
3.6 from 381 reviews
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    • Niche User
    • 4
    Overall Experience: If I had to go back to high school I would go back here. Girls High fully prepared me for college and I earned so much scholarship money from them when I left.
    • Niche User
    • 3
    Overall Experience: The traditions are great and make you want be apart of something. Also, other students make the school unpleasant.
    • High School Senior
    • 4
    Overall Experience: Overall, it's a very good school. It's fun and very welcoming. The traditions at this school are very interesting and make the school unique.
    • Niche User
    • 3
    Overall Experience: For the most part, the teachers care and try really hard; they're super passionate and capable. But the administration is what makes the school only okay. In an effort to keep the school at a good public standing, they force teachers to dumb down AP and Honors class so more students take them and pass, and ignore problems entirely.
    • Niche User
    • 3
    Overall Experience: Was able to reunite with the friend that I've met in kindergarten in high school.

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. 666
3.00 Imhotep Institute Charter High School 1 mi. 668
1.66 Martin Luther King High School 1 mi. 760

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


Female 100%
Male 0%

Student Diversity

Girls High School United States Delaware Valley Charter High School Imhotep Institute Charter High School Martin Luther King High School
African American 66.0% 15.0% 96.0% 99.0% 96.0%
Asian 15.0% 4.8% 1.0% 0% 0%
Hispanic 10.0% 25.0% 2.0% 0% 2.0%
White 6.0% 51.0% 0% 0% 0%
Multiracial 1.0% 2.8% 0% 0% 0%
Pacific Islander 0% 0.4% 0% 0% 0%
Native American 0% 1.1% 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 48 responses

  • 71% Yes
  • 25% Not sure.
  • 4% No

What are the best things about this school?     Based on 40 responses

  • 17% Traditions
  • 16% Clubs and organizations
  • 13% Learning experience
  • 12% Traditions in girls high are the best overall
  • 12% Talent shows
  • 12% Advanced Placement classes
  • 11% Wonderful teachers
  • 6% International Baccalaureate classes
  • 1% Track

What are the worst things about this school?     Based on 35 responses

  • 32% Uniform
  • 23% The students
  • 19% It's an all girls school
  • 13% The cliques
  • 11% Students who hold other student back from learning
  • 2% Principal

What one thing distinguishes this school from other schools?     Based on 39 responses

  • 41% Traditions
  • 33% All of the above
  • 18% Intangible Spirit
  • 5% Primary focus isn't just on academics, but arts
  • 3% All girls school

What one word or phrase best describes this school?     Based on 40 responses

  • 75% College preparatory
  • 15% Excellence
  • 5% Annoying
  • 2% Complicated
  • 2% Clings to old glory

What is the most helpful tip for a student to know before coming to this school?     Based on 41 responses

  • 49% The traditions and community are fun and welcoming
  • 39% The workload is good & enhances general knowledge
  • 10% If you're going to come here, be prepared to work.
  • 2% Some lessons are hard some teachers dont care

What is your overall opinion of this school?     Based on 34 responses

  • 12% I love everything about this school.
  • 74% 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.