Parkway Northwest High School

7500 Germantown Ave,

Philadelphia, PA, 19119-1658

Tel: (215)248-6220
Grades: 9-12

295 students

Parkway Northwest High School serves 295 students in grades 9-12.
The student:teacher ratio of 22:1 is higher than the PA average of 14:1.
Minority enrollment is 100% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the state average of 29%.
Parkway Northwest High School operates within the Philadelphia City School District.
The school district's 54% graduation rate is lower than the PA state average of 88%.

Overview

The student population of 295 students has grown by 8% over five years.
The teacher population of 13 teachers has declined by 18% over five years.
School Type Magnet School
Grades Offered Grades 9-12
Total Students 295 students
Parkway Northwest High School Total Students (1989-2012)
Gender % 37% Male / 63%Female
Total Classroom Teachers 13 teachers
Parkway Northwest High School Total Classroom Teachers (1989-2012)
Students by Grade Parkway Northwest High School Students by Grade

School Comparison

The student:teacher ratio of 22:1 has increased from 17:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.10 is less than the state average of 0.83. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
This School (PA) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio 22:1 14:1
Parkway Northwest High School Student : Teacher Ratio (1989-2012)
American Indian
n/a
n/a
Asian
n/a
3%
Parkway Northwest High School Asian (1989-2004)
Hispanic
2%
8%
Parkway Northwest High School Hispanic (1989-2012)
Black
95%
16%
Parkway Northwest High School Black (1989-2012)
White
n/a
71%
Parkway Northwest High School White (1989-2012)
All Ethnic Groups Parkway Northwest High School Sch Ethnicity Parkway Northwest High School Sta Ethnicity
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 0.83
Parkway Northwest High School Diversity Score (1989-2012)
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.
34%
34%
Parkway Northwest High School Eligible for Free Lunch (2010-2012)
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 6%

District Comparison

The district's student population of 155,106 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The district's graduation rate of 54% has decreased from 90% over five years.
School District Name Philadelphia City School District
Number of Schools
Managed
253
3
Number of Students Managed 155,106 1,588
Philadelphia City   School District Number of Students Managed (1988-2012)
Graduation Rate 54% 88%
Philadelphia City   School District Graduation Rate (1998-2009)
District Total Revenue $2,671 MM n/a
Philadelphia City   School District Total Revenue (1990-2009)
District Spending $2,762 MM n/a
Philadelphia City   School District Spending (1990-2009)
District Revenue / Student $16,708 $0
Philadelphia City   School District Revenue / Student (1990-2009)
District Spending / Student $17,277 $0
Philadelphia City   School District Spending / Student (1990-2009)
School Statewide Testing View Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2012 (latest year available) NCES, PA Dept. of Education

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is Philadelphia Military Academy At Leeds (1.1 miles away).
The nearest middle school is Leeds Morris E Middle School (1.1 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Emlen Eleanor C School (1.2 miles away)
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  • School Location Miles Students Grades
  • Philadelphia Houston Henry E School
    7300 Rural Ln
    Philadelphia , PA , 19119
    (215)248-6608
    0.5  mi  |  500  students  |  Gr.  KG-8
  • Philadelphia Jenks John S School
    8301 Germantown Ave
    Philadelphia , PA , 19118
    (215)248-6604
    0.8  mi  |  490  students  |  Gr.  KG-8
  • Philadelphia Khepera Charter School
    Charter School
    144 West Carpenter Ln
    Philadelphia , PA , 19119
    (215)843-1700
    Charter School
    0.9  mi  |  448  students  |  Gr.  KG-8
  • Philadelphia Philadelphia Military Academy At Leeds
    Magnet School
    1100 East Mt. Pleasant Ave
    Philadelphia , PA , 19150
    (215)248-6602
    Magnet School
    1.1  mi  |  241  students  |  Gr.  9-12
  • Philadelphia Leeds Morris E Middle School
    1100 East Mount Pleasant Ave
    Philadelphia , PA , 19150
    (215)248-6602
    1.1  mi  |  260  students  |  Gr.  7-8

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  • Recommended September 12, 2012 - I graduated from parkway spring garden on 7500 Germantown ave in 1988. Great teachers and staff. - Posted by Student/Alumni

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