South Philadelphia High School

South Philadelphia High School serves 966 students in grades 9-12.
The student:teacher ratio of 16:1 is higher than the PA average of 14:1.
Minority enrollment is 92% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the state average of 29%.
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 966 students has grown by 5% over five years.
The teacher population of 61 teachers has declined by 21% over five years.
Grades Offered Grades 9-12
Total Students 966 students
South Philadelphia High School Total Students (1987-2012)
Gender % 55% Male / 45%Female
Total Classroom Teachers 61 teachers
South Philadelphia High School Total Classroom Teachers (1987-2012)
Students by Grade South Philadelphia High School Students by Grade

School Comparison

The student:teacher ratio of 16:1 has increased from 12:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.59 is more than the state average of 0.23. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
This School (PA) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio 16:1 14:1
South Philadelphia High School Student : Teacher Ratio (1987-2012)
American Indian
n/a
n/a
Asian
25%
3%
South Philadelphia High School Asian (1988-2012)
Hispanic
5%
8%
South Philadelphia High School Hispanic (1988-2012)
Black
59%
16%
South Philadelphia High School Black (1988-2012)
White
8%
71%
South Philadelphia High School White (1988-2012)
All Ethnic Groups South Philadelphia High School Sch Ethnicity South Philadelphia 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.
0.59 0.23
South Philadelphia High School Diversity Score (1988-2012)
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.
75%
34%
South Philadelphia High School Eligible for Free Lunch (2000-2012)
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%
South Philadelphia High School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (2000-2009)

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 1,682
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 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
  • Philadelphia Girard Stephen School
    1800 Snyder Ave
    Philadelphia , PA 19145
    (215)952-8554
    0.3  mi  |  561  students  |  Gr.  KG-4
  • Philadelphia Jenks Abram School
    2501 South 13th St
    Philadelphia , PA 19148
    (215)952-6224
    0.4  mi  |  357  students  |  Gr.  KG-4
  • Philadelphia Philadelphia Performing Arts Charter School
    Charter School
    2600 South Broad St
    Philadelphia , PA 19145
    (215)551-4000
    Charter School
    0.4  mi  |  642  students  |  Gr.  KG-8
  • Philadelphia Bok Edw W Technical High School
    Vocational School
    1901 South 9th St
    Philadelphia , PA 19148
    (215)952-6200
    Vocational School
    0.5  mi  |  889  students  |  Gr.  9-12
  • Philadelphia Southwark School
    1835 South 9th St
    Philadelphia , PA 19148
    (215)952-8606
    0.5  mi  |  530  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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Did You Know?
Philadelphia, PA public schools have a diversity scoreThe 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. of 0.02, which is lower than the Pennsylvania average of 0.25. The most diverse school in Philadelphia is Rhawnhurst School. Read more about public school diversity statistics in Pennsylvania or national school diversity statistics.