Swenson Arts & Technology High School

2750 Red Lion Rd,

Philadelphia, PA, 19114-1014

Tel: (215)961-2009
Grades: 9-12

738 students

Swenson Arts & Technology High School serves 738 students in grades 9-12.
The student:teacher ratio of 18:1 is higher than the PA average of 14:1.
Minority enrollment is 59% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the state average of 29%.
Swenson Arts & Technology 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 738 students has declined by 7% over five years.
The teacher population of 40 teachers has declined by 28% over five years.
School Type Vocational school
Grades Offered Grades 9-12
Total Students 738 students
Swenson Arts & Technology High School Total Students (2002-2012)
Gender % 61% Male / 39%Female
Total Classroom Teachers 40 teachers
Swenson Arts & Technology High School Total Classroom Teachers (2002-2012)
Students by Grade Swenson Arts & Technology High School Students by Grade

School Comparison

The student:teacher ratio of 18:1 has increased from 14:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.71 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 18:1 14:1
Swenson Arts & Technology High School Student : Teacher Ratio (2002-2012)
American Indian
n/a
n/a
Asian
5%
3%
Swenson Arts & Technology High School Asian (2002-2012)
Hispanic
22%
8%
Swenson Arts & Technology High School Hispanic (2002-2012)
Black
28%
16%
Swenson Arts & Technology High School Black (2002-2012)
White
41%
71%
Swenson Arts & Technology High School White (2002-2012)
All Ethnic Groups Swenson Arts & Technology High School Sch Ethnicity Swenson Arts & Technology 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.
0.71 0.83
Swenson Arts & Technology High School Diversity Score (2002-2012)
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.
41%
34%
Swenson Arts & Technology High School Eligible for Free Lunch (2002-2012)
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.
3%
6%
Swenson Arts & Technology High School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (2002-2012)

District Comparison

The district's student population of 147,349 students has decreased by 7% 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 147,349 1,682
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 $21 MM
Philadelphia City   School District Total Revenue (1990-2009)
District Spending $2,762 MM $20 MM
Philadelphia City   School District Spending (1990-2009)
District Revenue / Student $16,708 $12,476
Philadelphia City   School District Revenue / Student (1990-2009)
District Spending / Student $17,277 $11,944
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 Academy Charter School (0.7 miles away).
The nearest middle school is Philadelphia Academy Charter School (0.7 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Philadelphia Academy Charter School (0.7 miles away)
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  • School Location Miles Students Grades
  • Philadelphia Philadelphia Academy Charter School
    Charter School
    11000 Roosevelt Blvd
    Philadelphia , PA , 19116
    (215)676-8320
    Charter School
    0.7  mi  |  1188  students  |  Gr.  KG-12
  • Philadelphia Frank Anne School
    2000 Bowler St
    Philadelphia , PA , 19115
    (215)961-2005
    0.9  mi  |  1048  students  |  Gr.  PK-5
  • Philadelphia Washington George High School
    10175 Bustleon Ave
    Philadelphia , PA , 19116
    (215)961-2001
    1.3  mi  |  1921  students  |  Gr.  9-12
  • Philadelphia La Brum Gen J Harry Middle School
    10800 Hawley St
    Philadelphia , PA , 19154
    (215)281-2607
    1.5  mi  |  186  students  |  Gr.  6-8
  • Philadelphia Mast Community Charter School
    Charter School
    1800 East Byberry Rd
    Philadelphia , PA , 19116
    (267)348-1100
    Charter School
    1.6  mi  |  1247  students  |  Gr.  KG-12

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