South Philadelphia High School

South Philadelphia High School serves 658 students in grades 9-12.
The student:teacher ratio of 12:1 is lower than the PA average of 15:1.
Minority enrollment is 94% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the state average of 30%.
South Philadelphia 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 658 students has declined by 56% over five years.
The teacher population of 54 teachers has declined by 36% over five years.
Grades Offered Grades 9-12
Total Students 658 students
Gender % 55% Male / 45%Female
Total Classroom Teachers 54 teachers
Students by Grade

School Comparison

The student:teacher ratio of 12:1 has decreased from 24:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.61 is more 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 12:1 15:1
American Indian
1%
n/a
Asian
28%
3%
Hispanic
9%
9%
Black
55%
16%
White
6%
70%
Two or more races
1%
2%
All Ethnic Groups
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.
0.61 0.24
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.
95%
36%
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 152,045 students has decreased by 11% over five years.
The district's graduation rate of 54% has decreased from 91% over five years.
The district revenue/student of $16,708 is higher than the state average of $12,476. The district revenue/student has grown by 36% over four years.
The district spending/student of $17,277 is higher than the state average of $11,944. The district spending/student has grown by 28% over four years.
School District Name Philadelphia City School District
Number of Schools
Managed
253
3
Number of Students Managed 152,045 1,528
Graduation Rate 54% 88%
District Total Revenue $2,671 MM $21 MM
District Spending $2,762 MM $20 MM
District Revenue / Student $16,708 $12,476
District Spending / Student $17,277 $11,944
School Statewide Testing View Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2013 (latest year available) NCES, PA Dept. of Education

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is Bok Edw W Technical High School (0.5 miles away)
The nearest middle school is Gamp (0.7 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Girard Stephen School (0.3 miles away)
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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • PhiladelphiaGirard Stephen School
    1800 Snyder Ave
    PhiladelphiaPA 19145
    (215)952-8554
    0.3 mi | Gr. KG-4 | 590 students                      
  • PhiladelphiaJenks Abram School
    2501 South 13th St
    PhiladelphiaPA 19148
    (215)952-6224
    0.4 mi | Gr. KG-4 | 325 students                      
  • PhiladelphiaPhiladelphia Performing Arts Charter School
    Charter School
    2600 South Broad St
    PhiladelphiaPA 19145
    (215)551-4000
    Charter School

    0.4 mi | Gr. KG-8 | 1060 students                      
  • PhiladelphiaBok Edw W Technical High School
    Vocational School
    1901 South 9th St
    PhiladelphiaPA 19148
    (215)952-6200
    Vocational School

    0.5 mi | Gr. 9-12 | 873 students                      
  • PhiladelphiaSouthwark School
    1835 South 9th St
    PhiladelphiaPA 19148
    (215)952-8606
    0.5 mi | Gr. PK-8 | 569 students                      

School Reviews

  • Recommended September 26, 2007 - This school has a good quality of some subjects. For example, this school has a department for people who are not speaking English as first language. Moreover this school has JROTC program which teach student to become a better citizen and produced persons in their community. Also this school has foreign language classes (Spanish) which teach by professional teachers. SPHS also has varsity club which organized well. Parents in this school have a important role for their kids & involved to care of their kids education as the principle and school staff give more intense information through media such as letters and phone calls. - Posted by Student/Alumni

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