Niche Grade
  • Grades
    PK, 9-12
  • Students
  • Type
    Public, Magnet, All-Girls
  • Reviews
    373 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 373 reviews written and they have been mostly positive.

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

Ratings and Reviews
3.6 from 373 reviews
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    • Niche User
    • 4
    Teachers: Friendly, intelligent, and always willing to help.
    • Niche User
    • 4
    Health & Safety: Security always make sure the students are safe.
    • Niche User
    • 5
    Educational Outcomes: I went and graduated college with a BA in Psychology. Now currently working at a university myself and getting ready to go back to college for a masters degree
    • Niche User
    • 5
    Extracurriculars: You had enough time to enjoy the activity, go and do homework, and still have time to relax. Since going to an all girls high school I was involved in the student council club. We would help create and make sure all dances and fundraisers would happen.
    • 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.

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 34 responses

  • 16% Traditions
  • 16% Clubs and organizations
  • 14% Learning experience
  • 13% Advanced Placement classes
  • 12% Talent shows
  • 11% Traditions in girls high are the best overall
  • 11% Wonderful teachers
  • 7% International Baccalaureate classes
  • 1% Track

What are the worst things about this school?     Based on 29 responses

  • 35% Uniform
  • 27% 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 33 responses

  • 45% The workload is good & enhances general knowledge
  • 42% The traditions and community are fun and welcoming
  • 9% 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 27 responses

  • 7% I love everything about this school.
  • 78% 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.