Parkway West High School

Parkway West High School serves 317 students in grades 9 - 12.
The student:teacher ratio of 21:1 is higher than the PA average of 15:1.
Minority enrollment is 97% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the state average of 31%.
Parkway West High School operates within the Philadelphia City School District.
The school district's 59% graduation rate is lower than the PA state average of 89%.

School Overview

The student population of 317 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The teacher population of 15 teachers has declined by 16% over five years.
Grades Offered Grades 9-12
Total Students 317 students
Parkway West High School Total Students (2005-2014)
Gender % Parkway West High School Gender
Total Classroom Teachers 15 teachers
Parkway West High School Total Teachers (2005-2014)
Students by Grade Parkway West High School Student By Grade

School Comparison

The student:teacher ratio of 21:1 has stayed the same over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.10 is less than the state average of 0.24. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
This School (PA) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio 21:1 15:1
Parkway West High School Student Teacher Ratio (2005-2014)
Hispanic
2%
9%
Parkway West High School Black Students (2005-2014)
Black
95%
15%
Parkway West High School Black Students (2005-2014)
White
3%
69%
Parkway West High School White Students (2005-2014)
All Ethnic Groups Parkway West High School All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown PA All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown
Diversity Score
The chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body.
0.10 0.24
Parkway West High School Diversity Score (2005-2014)
Eligible for Free Lunch
Families meeting income eligibility guidelines may qualify for free and reduced price meals or free milk. These guidelines are used by schools, institutions, and facilities participating in the National School Lunch Program (and Commodity School Program), School Breakfast Program, Special Milk Program for Children, Child and Adult Care Food Program and Summer Food Service Program.
63%
38%
Parkway West High School Eligible for Free Lunch (2010-2014)
Eligible for Reduced
Lunch
Families meeting income eligibility guidelines may qualify for free and reduced price meals or free milk. These guidelines are used by schools, institutions, and facilities participating in the National School Lunch Program (and Commodity School Program), School Breakfast Program, Special Milk Program for Children, Child and Adult Care Food Program and Summer Food Service Program.
n/a
5%

District Comparison

The district's student population of 135,175 students has decreased by 15% over five years.
The district's graduation rate of 59% has decreased from 91% over five years.
The district revenue/student of $17,088 is higher than the state average of $12,967. The district revenue/student has grown by 34% over four years.
The district spending/student of $17,807 is higher than the state average of $12,300. The district spending/student has grown by 26% over four years.
School District Name Philadelphia City School District
Number of Schools
Managed
250
3
Number of Students Managed 135,175 1,514
Philadelphia City   School District Students Managed (1988-2014)
Graduation Rate 59% 89%
Philadelphia City   School District Graduation Rate (1998-2010)
District Total Revenue $2,831 MM $21 MM
Philadelphia City   School District District Total Revenue (1990-2010)
District Spending $2,951 MM $20 MM
Philadelphia City   School District District Spending (1990-2010)
District Revenue / Student $17,088 $12,967
Philadelphia City   School District District Revenue / Student (1990-2010)
District Spending / Student $17,807 $12,300
Philadelphia City   School District District Spending / Student (1990-2010)
School Statewide Testing View Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2014 (latest year available) NCES, PA Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools:

The nearest high school is The Workshop School (0.6 miles away)
The nearest middle school is Middle Years Alternative (0 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Locke Alain School (0.2 miles away)
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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • PhiladelphiaMiddle Years Alternative
    Grades: 5-8 | 300 students4725 Fairmont Ave
    PhiladelphiaPA 19139
    (215)471-6400
    05-8300
  • PhiladelphiaLocke Alain School
    0.2 miles | Grades: KG-8 | 485 students4550 Haverford Ave
    PhiladelphiaPA 19139
    (215)823-8202
    0.2KG-8485
  • PhiladelphiaRhoads James School
    0.2 miles | Grades: KG-8 | 597 students4901 Parrish St
    PhiladelphiaPA 19139
    (215)581-5504
    0.2KG-8597
  • PhiladelphiaWashington Martha School
    0.3 miles | Grades: KG-8 | 434 students766 North 44th St
    PhiladelphiaPA 19104
    (215)823-8203
    0.3KG-8434
  • PhiladelphiaWest Phila. Achievement Ces Elementary School
    Charter School
    0.3 miles | Grades: KG-5 | 664 students6701 Callowhill St
    PhiladelphiaPA 19151
    (215)476-6471
    0.3KG-5664

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