Girls High School in Philadelphia, PA - Niche

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    Public, All-Girls
  • Reviews
    423 3.7
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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 423 reviews written and they have been mostly positive.

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

Ratings and Reviews
3.7 from 423 reviews
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    • 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.
    • Niche User
    • 5
    Teachers: During my time at Girls High, the teachers were absolutely amazing. They were very enthusiastic and provided great lessons / advice for college. They were willing to help students in and outside the classroom. Some were even coaches for our sports teams. The teachers stretched themselves far and wide to ensure we got the best support physically, mentally and academically. I do not think I would have been as successful as I am now if I had not gone to Girls High.
    • High School Senior
    • 5
    Health & Safety: Girls high is good with safety because we have metal detectors, the teachers and students have IDS, the school don't let any one in until they let them know what they are here for.
    • High School Senior
    • 4
    Teachers: Most of the teachers would help any students that need assistance and teaches their lessons very well and some may not teach a certain way where everybody understands but still find a way
    • High School Senior
    • 5
    Overall Experience: My experience at Girls High was good because the school have events for all the parents to enjoy with their kid or kids. The clubs that they have, the staff and students are involve and making memories. The activities are very fun for example contest, sports day.

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 66 responses

  • 67% Yes
  • 30% Not sure.
  • 3% No

What are the best things about this school?     Based on 56 responses

  • 17% Clubs and organizations
  • 15% Traditions
  • 14% Traditions in girls high are the best overall
  • 13% Learning experience
  • 12% Talent shows
  • 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 56 responses

  • 38% Traditions
  • 38% All of the above
  • 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 55 responses

  • 67% College preparatory
  • 22% Excellence
  • 5% 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 54 responses

  • 11% I love everything about this school.
  • 76% I like mostly everything about this school, but there are some things I wish were different.
  • 13% I like a few things about this school, but I'm disappointed in general.
  • 0% I hate everything about this school.