Northeast High School in Philadelphia, PA - Niche

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Northeast High School is a public school in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. It has 3,075 students in grades 9-12. According to state standards, 49% of students at this school are considered proficient in math and/or reading. There have been 377 reviews written and they have been mostly positive.

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

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3.6 from 377 reviews
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    • Niche User
    • 3
    Overall Experience: One thing that is unique about this school is the history of it. There is so much pride from everyone who attends or attended the school and the alumni always come and give back to the school. If I could do it all over again, I would because of the program that I was in which was IB. I met so many people who became like family members even my teachers.
    • Niche User
    • 3
    Teachers: Some teachers actually try, but there is only so much they can do. Some students simply do not want to learn. However there are some teachers that really do not care and barely teach the students.
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    • 3
    Extracurriculars: There are a lot of extracurricular activities, but they do not have the proper funds for it. For most activities, students have to pay out of pocket and it can actually be very pricey.
    • Niche User
    • 3
    Educational Outcomes: It honestly is not the greatest high school. They focus more on uniform than actually giving the students the education they need. It barely prepared me for the real world.
    • Niche User
    • 5
    Teachers: Teachers do the best they can to assist students when they are struggling in a particular subject and are even willing to help you outside of class, if they can. The grading is usually quite consistent and fair. If a student has trouble pulling their grade up, they will try to do what they can to help you bring it up if they offer extra credit. The teaching styles vary, depending on the teacher, but if the student can figure out what method works best for them, the student should be able to maintain a good grade. Teachers are knowledgeable in their subject. I've never had a teacher that wasn't engaging or didn't know what they were teaching.

Academics Read more about this school's academics

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Niche Grade Name Distance Total Students
1.66 Lincoln High School 2 mi. 1,858
1.66 Frankford High School 2 mi. 1,609
2.33 George Washington High School 4 mi. 1,921
4.33 Central High School 4 mi. 2,360
4.00 Abington Senior High School 5 mi. 1,822

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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 33.0% 15.2% 24.0% 32.0% 56.0% 28.0% 38.0%
Asian 22.0% 4.7% 5.0% 30.0% 1.0% 16.0% 5.0%
White 21.0% 51.6% 66.0% 26.0% 8.0% 41.0% 33.0%
Hispanic 17.0% 24.5% 3.0% 7.0% 32.0% 13.0% 20.0%
Multiracial 3.0% 2.6% 0% 2.0% 1.0% 0% 2.0%
Native American 0% 1.1% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Pacific Islander 0% 0.4% 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 36 responses

  • 58% Yes
  • 25% Not sure.
  • 17% No

What are the best things about this school?     Based on 21 responses

  • 42% The SLC programs and Clubs
  • 24% Magnet Program
  • 12% Nothing
  • 9% Extracurricular activities
  • 9% National Honors Society
  • 3% IB

What are the worst things about this school?     Based on 19 responses

  • 24% School District of Philadelphia budget cuts
  • 24% Too much focus on uniforms instead of academics
  • 16% School lunch
  • 16% 4000 kids in a 1000 kid space
  • 10% Worn down building
  • 10% No air conditioning

What one thing distinguishes this school from other schools?     Based on 22 responses

  • 59% The different SLC programs.
  • 41% A diverse community

What one word or phrase best describes this school?     Based on 21 responses

  • 67% Diversity
  • 14% Strict
  • 10% Sanitation is very poor
  • 10% Definitely not the best

What is the most helpful tip for a student to know before coming to this school?     Based on 23 responses

  • 43% Hard work, is expected.
  • 26% Take advantage of available extracurricular
  • 9% Don't worry. High school is easy if you attend NE
  • 9% Stay on task, and keep yourself motivated
  • 9% 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 18 responses

  • 6% I love everything about this school.
  • 78% I like mostly everything about this school, but there are some things I wish were different.
  • 11% I like a few things about this school, but I'm disappointed in general.
  • 6% I hate everything about this school.