Northeast High School in Philadelphia, PA - Niche

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Northeast High School is a public school in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. It has 2,965 students in grades 9-12. According to state standards, 55% of students at this school are considered proficient in math and/or reading. There have been 382 reviews written and they have been mostly positive.

1601 Cottman Ave
Philadelphia, PA 19111
(215) 728-5018

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3.6 from 382 reviews
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    • High School Senior
    • 4
    Overall Experience: The amount of respect within our diversity community, pushing our students to move forward, challenging them, to succeed as our future leaders.
    • Niche User
    • 3
    Overall Experience: I was enrolled in the Northeast magnet program, so my experience was different than others. Magnet students were more well-mannered, cared more about studies, and were more well-behaved. We generally had classes in the basement while "regular" northeast students took over the upper floors. I liked how we were separated because the students upstairs were unfocused and the classes I had with them were distracting. One thing I definitely noticed was that magnet teachers cared more about the success of the students, while regular northeast teachers barely cared.

    I would definitely recommend incoming students to take advantage of all the extra-curricular activities. Many other high schools don't have a band, sports, or cheer leading team. Students should try to make their time worthwhile by joining clubs and social groups. This is the best way to meet new people. If I could do it all over again I would definitely strive to be more involved. Overall, I think if I was more involved I would have had a better experience. However, I'm still friends with some of the students I met at Northeast, so I'm grateful.
    • High School Senior
    • 3
    Overall Experience: Northeast High School is a good school with lots of programs and clubs. It have a variety of teachers with a lots of different background to help and support the students.
    • High School Senior
    • 4
    Overall Experience: I would choose Northeast again because it is a unique high school full of interesting events. Northeast is a good school. It has wonderful programs for each individual. I like it there.
    • High School Junior
    • 4
    Overall Experience: Offers many challenging courses which constantly push you to work harder. Many extra curricular activities in all sorts of areas. This school gives students many opportunities.

Academics Read more about this school's academics

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Comparable Schools

Niche Grade Name Distance Total Students
1.66 Lincoln High School 2 mi. 1,817
1.66 Frankford High School 2 mi. 1,387
2.33 George Washington High School 4 mi. 1,866
4.33 Central High School 4 mi. 2,329
4.00 Abington Senior High School 5 mi. 1,799

Around Northeast High School

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


Male 56%
Female 43%

Student Diversity

Northeast High School United States Abington Senior High School Central High School Frankford High School George Washington High School Lincoln High School
African American 32.0% 15.0% 23.0% 30.0% 54.0% 27.0% 36.0%
Asian 22.0% 4.8% 5.0% 32.0% 1.0% 14.0% 5.0%
White 20.0% 51.0% 65.0% 25.0% 8.0% 44.0% 33.0%
Hispanic 19.0% 25.0% 4.0% 8.0% 34.0% 11.0% 21.0%
Multiracial 4.0% 2.8% 0% 2.0% 1.0% 1.0% 2.0%
Pacific Islander 0% 0.4% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Native American 0% 1.1% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%


Grade 9 28.7%
Grade 10 25.3%
Grade 11 25.0%
Grade 12 21.0%

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 41 responses

  • 61% Yes
  • 24% Not sure.
  • 15% No

What are the best things about this school?     Based on 26 responses

  • 34% The SLC programs and Clubs
  • 28% Magnet Program
  • 13% Extracurricular activities
  • 13% National Honors Society
  • 9% Nothing
  • 4% IB

What are the worst things about this school?     Based on 24 responses

  • 24% School District of Philadelphia budget cuts
  • 23% Too much focus on uniforms instead of academics
  • 17% 4000 kids in a 1000 kid space
  • 15% School lunch
  • 9% Worn down building
  • 9% No air conditioning

What one thing distinguishes this school from other schools?     Based on 27 responses

  • 63% The different SLC programs.
  • 37% A diverse community

What one word or phrase best describes this school?     Based on 26 responses

  • 73% Diversity
  • 12% Strict
  • 8% Definitely not the best
  • 8% Sanitation is very poor

What is the most helpful tip for a student to know before coming to this school?     Based on 28 responses

  • 36% Hard work, is expected.
  • 29% Take advantage of available extracurricular
  • 18% Stay on task, and keep yourself motivated
  • 7% Don't worry. High school is easy if you attend NE
  • 7% Your success matter to everyone at NEHS.
  • 4% Know exactly what you want after graduation

What is your overall opinion of this school?     Based on 23 responses

  • 4% I love everything about this school.
  • 83% I like mostly everything about this school, but there are some things I wish were different.
  • 9% I like a few things about this school, but I'm disappointed in general.
  • 4% I hate everything about this school.