Girls High School

458 reviews
  1. Philadelphia City School District
  2. 9-12
  3. Public, Magnet, All-Girls
A-
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    B+
  2. Diversity
    B
  3. Teachers
    A
  4. College Readiness
    A-
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A-
  6. Health & Safety
    A
  7. Administration
    A-
  8. Sports
    A-
  9. Food
    A
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B-
Address
1400 West Olney Ave
Philadelphia, PA 19141
Telephone
(215) 276-5258

Girls High School Rankings

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Outcomes

Average Graduation Rate
96%
Average SAT
980
151 responses
Average ACT
23
17 responses

Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
89%
Percent Proficient - Math
73%
AP Enrollment
16%
AP Exam Pass Rate
20%
Advanced Math Enrollment
Low
Poll
How challenging are academics at this school?
  • This school is nationally recognized.
    25%
  • This school is the best in the area.
    53%
  • Probably like most other schools.
    22%
  • This school doesn't challenge anyone.
    0%

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
A
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
82%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.51 responses
Poll
78%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.51 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 224 responses
  • Two Senior Days, Freshman, Sophomore, Junior Days
    21%
  • Contest
    20%
  • Songs of the Season
    17%
  • County Fair
    11%
  • Dance Show
    11%
  • Multicultural Day
    6%
  • Career Day
    5%

Students

Diversity
B
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,110
Free or Reduced Lunch
74%
90%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.59 responses
81%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.59 responses
88%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.59 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
25:1
National
16:1
Average Teacher Salary
$72,464
Teachers in First/Second Year
0%
78%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.69 responses
77%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.69 responses
71%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.69 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
A-
Based on expenses per student, number of sports offered, and student and parent reviews.
Girls Athletic Participation
Data not available
Boys Athletic Participation
Data not available
Expenses Per Student
$25,209/ year
National
$11,890
90%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.51 responses
35%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.51 responses
65%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.51 responses

Reviews

458 reviews
  • Excellent
    77
  • Very Good
    181
  • Average
    177
  • Poor
    16
  • Terrible
    7
Overall my high school was a good school. Despite the lack of funds to keep up the facility and lack of quality in the food, the academic nature of the school is very good. Many teachers are devoted to helping students prepare for college and their lives overall as independent adults. I specially enjoyed the Advanced Placement classes, which were rigorous but very enjoyable. These classes and teachers helped prepare me a lot for the upcoming work load and quality of work the my college demands.
  • Alum
  • 2 months ago
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.
  • Niche User
  • 8 months ago
The Philadelphia high school for girls is full of tradition, life, amazing students and helpful teachers. This environment is very comfortable and welcoming for all the girls attending the school. It's easy to make friends and learn to build your confidence amongst the student body. My favorite school thus far!
  • Niche User
  • Aug 13 2015