Washington George High School

Washington George High School serves 1,921 students in grades 9-12.
The student:teacher ratio of 19:1 is higher than the PA average of 14:1.
Minority enrollment is 59% of the student body (majority Black and Asian), which is more than the state average of 29%.
Washington George 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 1921 students has declined by 5% over five years.
The teacher population of 101 teachers has declined by 17% over five years.
Grades Offered Grades 9-12
Total Students 1,921 students
Washington George High School Total Students (1987-2012)
Gender % 55% Male / 45%Female
Total Classroom Teachers 101 teachers
Washington George High School Total Classroom Teachers (1987-2012)
Students by Grade Washington George High School Students by Grade

School Comparison

The student:teacher ratio of 19:1 has increased from 17:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.72 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 19:1 14:1
Washington George High School Student : Teacher Ratio (1987-2012)
American Indian
n/a
n/a
Asian
16%
3%
Washington George High School Asian (1988-2012)
Hispanic
13%
8%
Washington George High School Hispanic (1988-2012)
Black
28%
16%
Washington George High School Black (1988-2012)
White
41%
71%
Washington George High School White (1988-2012)
All Ethnic Groups Washington George High School Sch Ethnicity Washington George 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.
0.72 0.23
Washington George 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.
36%
34%
Washington George 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.
3%
6%
Washington George High School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (2000-2012)

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 Philadelphia Academy Charter School (1.1 miles away).
The nearest middle school is Philadelphia Academy Charter School (1.1 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Loesche William H School (0.5 miles away)
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Show me:
  • School Location Miles Students Grades
  • Philadelphia Loesche William H School
    595 Tomlinson Rd
    Philadelphia , PA , 19116
    (215)961-2000
    0.5  mi  |  816  students  |  Gr.  PK-5
  • Philadelphia Philadelphia Academy Charter School
    Charter School
    11000 Roosevelt Blvd
    Philadelphia , PA , 19116
    (215)676-8320
    Charter School
    1.1  mi  |  1188  students  |  Gr.  KG-12
  • Philadelphia Mast Community Charter School
    Charter School
    1800 East Byberry Rd
    Philadelphia , PA , 19116
    (267)348-1100
    Charter School
    1.2  mi  |  1247  students  |  Gr.  KG-12
  • Philadelphia Frank Anne School
    2000 Bowler St
    Philadelphia , PA , 19115
    (215)961-2005
    1.3  mi  |  1048  students  |  Gr.  PK-5
  • Philadelphia Comly Watson School
    1001 Byberry Rd
    Philadelphia , PA , 19116
    (215)961-2008
    1.3  mi  |  466  students  |  Gr.  KG-5

School Reviews

  • Recommended October 06, 2012 - I recently graduated from this school last year. I would have to so say that George Washington is a great school in comparison to other Philadelphia school. we have an awesome IB program and AP teachers. although there are many fights it is a nice safe environment for students who aren''t in the mix of the drama. As well the vice principals put forth a great effort to help students, better than the counselors. The diversity in the school created for a better environment with less segregation and racism within the school. But i will admit outside of the school isn''t very safe for students lots of smoking in fighting. - Posted by Student/Alumni
  • Recommended July 11, 2011 - George Washington High School is the worst school you could send your kid to. There are constanly problems with them giving you credits even when you are a straight A student, and nearly all the teachers lack interest in their students. Theyre unwilling to help you succeed, and lack the attention needed in a classroom. For example, one of the teachers, I wont name who, was totally oblivious to the fact that a kid was smoking a cigerett in her classroom during class; the kid was barley three feet away from her. There are fights everyday, without fail, and instead of security gaurds breaking it up, they sit back and enjoy the entertainment. Then the people you are suppose to be able to talk to and help you with your problems; the counselors; couldnt care less about your problems. Students may go a hole year without a even meeting their counselor. Even if you go down to see them, they rarley give you the time of day. Students are marked late when theyre early; and they marked absent when theyre present. Over all George Washington is the worst school to help a student succeed. - Posted by Student/Alumni

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