Parkway West High School

4725 Fairmont Ave

Philadelphia, PA 19139-3536

Grades: 9-12

257 students

Parkway West High School serves 257 students in grades 9-12.
The student:teacher ratio of 17:1 is higher than the PA average of 15:1.
Minority enrollment is 98% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the state average of 30%.
Parkway West 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 257 students has declined by 29% over five years.
The teacher population of 15 teachers has declined by 21% over five years.
School Type Magnet School
Grades Offered Grades 9-12
Total Students 257 students
Parkway West High School Total Students (2005-2013)
Gender % 38% Male / 62%Female
Total Classroom Teachers 15 teachers
Parkway West High School Total Teachers (2005-2013)
Students by Grade Parkway West High School Student By Grade

School Comparison

The student:teacher ratio of 17:1 has decreased from 20:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.06 is less 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 17:1 15:1
Parkway West High School Student Teacher Ratio (2005-2013)
Hispanic
1%
9%
Parkway West High School Black Students (2005-2013)
Black
97%
16%
Parkway West High School Black Students (2005-2013)
White
2%
70%
Parkway West High School White Students (2005-2013)
All Ethnic Groups Parkway West High School All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown PA All Ethnic Groups 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.
0.06 0.24
Parkway West High School Diversity Score (2005-2013)
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.
57%
36%
Parkway West High School Eligible for Free Lunch (2010-2013)
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%

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
Philadelphia City   School District Students Managed (1988-2013)
Graduation Rate 54% 88%
Philadelphia City   School District Graduation Rate (1998-2009)
District Total Revenue $2,671 MM $21 MM
Philadelphia City   School District District Total Revenue (1990-2009)
District Spending $2,762 MM $20 MM
Philadelphia City   School District District Spending (1990-2009)
District Revenue / Student $16,708 $12,476
Philadelphia City   School District District Revenue / Student (1990-2009)
District Spending / Student $17,277 $11,944
Philadelphia City   School District 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 West Philadelphia High School (0.6 miles away)
The nearest middle school is Middle Years Alternative (0 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Locke Alain School (0.2 miles away)
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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • PhiladelphiaMiddle Years Alternative
    4725 Fairmont Ave
    PhiladelphiaPA 19139
    (215)471-6400
    0 mi | Gr. 5-8 | 302 students                      
  • PhiladelphiaLocke Alain School
    4550 Haverford Ave
    PhiladelphiaPA 19139
    (215)823-8202
    0.2 mi | Gr. KG-8 | 484 students                      
  • PhiladelphiaRhoads James School
    4901 Parrish St
    PhiladelphiaPA 19139
    (215)581-5504
    0.2 mi | Gr. KG-8 | 590 students                      
  • PhiladelphiaWest Phila. Achievement Ces Elementary School
    Charter School
    6701 Callowhill St
    PhiladelphiaPA 19151
    (215)476-6471
    Charter School

    0.3 mi | Gr. KG-5 | 613 students                      
  • PhiladelphiaWashington Martha School
    766 North 44th St
    PhiladelphiaPA 19104
    (215)823-8203
    0.3 mi | Gr. PK-8 | 384 students                      

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