Girls High School in Philadelphia, PA - Niche

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    Public, All-Girls
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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 427 reviews written and they have been mostly positive.

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

Ratings and Reviews
3.7 from 427 reviews
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    • High School Senior
    • 4
    Health & Safety: The health and safety policies are very good at my school. The nurse ans security officers are great and they make us feel safe and at home.
    • High School Senior
    • 3
    Extracurriculars: The Extracurricular Opportunities at school could be better and there could be more of a variety at school.
    • High School Senior
    • 5
    Overall Experience: My experience at Girls High is one I will never forget. We have a unity at this school that you will not find at any other school. I believe since we have all girls that we had to find the sisterhood and come together. This school taught us to lean on the people next to us or all around us. We have a big spirit week that brings us together even though were against each other it strengthens our bond. I love my school and the experience I was given.
    • High School Senior
    • 3
    Teachers: The teachers at my school are great but sometimes they can be bad. The teaching styles are not the adequate teaching styles you expect. The grades are always put in late, and sometimes the interest to help students is not always there.
    • Niche User
    • 5
    Overall Experience: There were many parents involved in the school. Some were alumni and came back to support the school. Some just loved the schools' energy and strong push for women empowerment as well as sisterhood. If I could go back, I would choose Girls High again and love every minute of it. The support was great, thanks to the staff and parents.We were strongly motivated and confident within our work and abilities.The was pride for every girl of every race and each girl was honored for her strengthens. I honestly don't believe another school could install such confidence, pride, and motivation within such young women.

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


Female 100%
Male 0%

Student Diversity

Girls High School United States 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% 99.0% 3.0% 100% 97.0% 95.0%
Asian 16.0% 4.8% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Hispanic 10.0% 25.0% 0% 96.0% 0% 1.0% 2.0%
White 5.0% 51.0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Multiracial 2.0% 2.8% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Native American 0% 1.1% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Pacific Islander 0% 0.4% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%


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 67 responses

  • 66% Yes
  • 31% Not sure.
  • 3% No

What are the best things about this school?     Based on 57 responses

  • 17% Clubs and organizations
  • 14% Traditions in girls high are the best overall
  • 14% Traditions
  • 12% Talent shows
  • 12% Learning experience
  • 12% Wonderful teachers
  • 11% Advanced Placement classes
  • 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 57 responses

  • 39% All of the above
  • 37% Traditions
  • 14% Intangible Spirit
  • 7% All girls school
  • 4% Primary focus isn't just on academics, but arts

What one word or phrase best describes this school?     Based on 56 responses

  • 66% College preparatory
  • 21% Excellence
  • 7% Clings to old glory
  • 4% 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 55 responses

  • 11% I love everything about this school.
  • 77% 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.