Northeast High School in Philadelphia, PA - Niche

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Northeast High School is a public school in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. It has 3,004 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 387 reviews written and they have been mostly positive.

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

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3.6 from 387 reviews
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    • High School Senior
    • 4
    Overall Experience: Its a great school where i am learning many things which will help me a lot in my future. Specially the teachers are very friendly, they are always there for helping their students.
    • Niche User
    • 4
    Overall Experience: It is a great school and you will love every minute being there if you make it that way.
    • Niche User
    • 3
    Overall Experience: This high school was a very good high school especially if you had the right teacher who would help you through journey even in applying for colleges I wish that there was more work that was given for us to be more ready for college and what to expect. The school district of Philadelphia budget cut really was bad in our school they were really close in cutting off the sparc project that is conducted every year there. The uniform is given more focused upon from the principle and not really education a lot of strictness. But otherwise this high school was really great.
    • Niche User
    • 4
    Overall Experience: Northeast high school is the largest public school in the Philadelphia School District. This quality has both good and bad effects. Bad being classes are overcrowded and teachers are not able to give each student the attentions he/she needs to succeed in the class. The good being that Northeast is one of the most diverse places in Philadelphia. You are going to meet people from all walks of life, from different countries and that speak different languages. It is a microcosm of culture, food and diversity. It opened my eyes to what the world is and how much of an effect education can have on the world.
    • High School Senior
    • 4
    Overall Experience: Classes are more harder each year when you go in a higher grade, but it suppose to be like that. When I was a freshmen, what I feel as a freshmen is difficult, some classes are hard for me, so I already think that its difficult for me in freshmen year. But when I was in sophomore and junior year, I changed my mind, I missed freshmen year so much, it was the most relaxable year. But I can see the difference in these three years, I can see that I challenge myself, I took more advanced classes and become more hard-working on each class. So I think even though high school gave me lots of challeges and more hard works, but it also gave me the courage to challege myself.

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. 1,614
2.00 Olney Charter High School 3 mi. 1,735
2.33 George Washington High School 4 mi. 1,683
4.33 Central High School 4 mi. 2,311
3.66 Abington Senior High School 5 mi. 1,745

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


Female 44%
Male 55%

Student Diversity

Northeast High School United States Abington Senior High School Central High School George Washington High School Lincoln High School Olney Charter High School
African American 32.0% 15.0% 23.0% 30.0% 25.0% 37.0% 37.0%
Asian 21.0% 4.8% 4.0% 30.0% 14.0% 6.0% 3.0%
Hispanic 20.0% 25.0% 4.0% 8.0% 11.0% 20.0% 57.0%
White 19.0% 51.0% 65.0% 25.0% 45.0% 31.0% 1.0%
Multiracial 5.0% 2.8% 1.0% 3.0% 3.0% 3.0% 0%
Native American 0% 1.1% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Pacific Islander 0% 0.4% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%


Grade 9 31.9%
Grade 10 25.0%
Grade 11 22.3%
Grade 12 20.8%

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 45 responses

  • 64% Yes
  • 22% Not sure.
  • 13% No

What are the best things about this school?     Based on 30 responses

  • 33% The SLC programs and Clubs
  • 26% Magnet Program
  • 14% Extracurricular activities
  • 14% National Honors Society
  • 7% Nothing
  • 3% NHS, Extracurricular, slc programs
  • 3% IB

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

  • 25% School District of Philadelphia budget cuts
  • 20% Too much focus on uniforms instead of academics
  • 17% 4000 kids in a 1000 kid space
  • 16% School lunch
  • 11% No air conditioning
  • 8% Worn down building

What one thing distinguishes this school from other schools?     Based on 30 responses

  • 60% The different SLC programs.
  • 40% A diverse community

What one word or phrase best describes this school?     Based on 30 responses

  • 77% Diversity
  • 10% Strict
  • 7% Sanitation is very poor
  • 7% Definitely not the best

What is the most helpful tip for a student to know before coming to this school?     Based on 32 responses

  • 31% Hard work, is expected.
  • 25% Take advantage of available extracurricular
  • 22% Stay on task, and keep yourself motivated
  • 6% Know exactly what you want after graduation
  • 6% Don't worry. High school is easy if you attend NE
  • 6% Your success matter to everyone at NEHS.
  • 3% Do your best and show anticipation in your studies

What is your overall opinion of this school?     Based on 28 responses

  • 7% I love everything about this school.
  • 82% I like mostly everything about this school, but there are some things I wish were different.
  • 7% I like a few things about this school, but I'm disappointed in general.
  • 4% I hate everything about this school.