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 28% over five years.
The teacher population of 54 teachers has declined by 30% over five years.
Grades Offered Grades 9-12
Total Students 658 students
South Philadelphia High School Total Students (1987-2013)
Gender % 55% Male / 45%Female
Total Classroom Teachers 54 teachers
South Philadelphia High School Total Classroom Teachers (1987-2013)
Students by Grade South Philadelphia High School Students by Grade

School Comparison

The student:teacher ratio of 12:1 has stayed the same 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
South Philadelphia High School Student : Teacher Ratio (1987-2013)
American Indian
1% n/a
Asian
28%
3%
South Philadelphia High School Asian (1988-2013)
Hispanic
9%
9%
South Philadelphia High School Hispanic (1988-2013)
Black
55%
16%
South Philadelphia High School Black (1988-2013)
White
6%
70%
South Philadelphia High School White (1988-2013)
Two or more races
1%
2%
All Ethnic Groups South Philadelphia High School Ethnicity Breakdown Public School Average 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.
0.61 0.24
South Philadelphia High School Diversity Score (1988-2013)
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%
South Philadelphia High School Eligible for Free Lunch (2000-2013)
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%
South Philadelphia High School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (2000-2009)

District Comparison

The district's student population of 152,045 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 152,045 1,528
Philadelphia City   School District Number of Students Managed (1988-2013)
Graduation Rate 54% 88%
Philadelphia City   School District Graduation Rate (1998-2009)
District Total Revenue $2,671 MM $21 MM
District Spending $2,762 MM $20 MM
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: 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 Students Grades
  • PhiladelphiaGirard Stephen School
    1800 Snyder Ave
    PhiladelphiaPA 19145
    (215)952-8554
    0.3 mi | 590 students | Gr. KG-4                      
  • PhiladelphiaJenks Abram School
    2501 South 13th St
    PhiladelphiaPA 19148
    (215)952-6224
    0.4 mi | 325 students | Gr. KG-4                      
  • PhiladelphiaPhiladelphia Performing Arts Charter School
    Charter School
    2600 South Broad St
    PhiladelphiaPA 19145
    (215)551-4000
    Charter School

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

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

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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