Parkway West High School

4725 Fairmont Ave,

Philadelphia, PA, 19139-3536

Tel: (215)471-5007
Grades: 9-12

262 students

Parkway West High School serves 262 students in grades 9-12.
The student:teacher ratio of 18:1 is higher than the PA average of 14:1.
Minority enrollment is 99% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the state average of 29%.
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 262 students has declined by 9% over five years.
The teacher population of 15 teachers has declined by 16% over five years.
School Type Magnet School
Grades Offered Grades 9-12
Total Students 262 students
Parkway West High School Total Students (2005-2012)
Gender % 38% Male / 62%Female
Total Classroom Teachers 15 teachers
Parkway West High School Total Classroom Teachers (2005-2012)
Students by Grade Parkway West High School Students by Grade

School Comparison

The student:teacher ratio of 18:1 has increased from 16:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.08 is less 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 18:1 14:1
Parkway West High School Student : Teacher Ratio (2005-2012)
American Indian
n/a
n/a
Asian
n/a
3%
Parkway West High School Asian (2005-2012)
Hispanic
n/a
8%
Parkway West High School Hispanic (2005-2012)
Black
96%
16%
Parkway West High School Black (2005-2012)
White
1%
71%
Parkway West High School White (2005-2012)
All Ethnic Groups Parkway West High School Sch Ethnicity Parkway West 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.
0.08 0.23
Parkway West High School Diversity Score (2005-2012)
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.
43%
34%
Parkway West High School Eligible for Free Lunch (2010-2012)
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%

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 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 Students Grades
  • Philadelphia Middle Years Alternative
    4725 Fairmont Ave
    Philadelphia , PA , 19139
    (215)471-6400
    0  mi  |  257  students  |  Gr.  5-8
  • Philadelphia Locke Alain School
    4550 Haverford Ave
    Philadelphia , PA , 19139
    (215)823-8202
    0.2  mi  |  437  students  |  Gr.  KG-8
  • Philadelphia Rhoads James School
    4901 Parrish St
    Philadelphia , PA , 19139
    (215)581-5504
    0.2  mi  |  597  students  |  Gr.  KG-8
  • Philadelphia West Phila. Achievement Ces Elementary School
    Charter School
    111 North 49th St
    Philadelphia , PA , 19139
    (215)476-6471
    Charter School
    0.3  mi  |  437  students  |  Gr.  KG-5
  • Philadelphia Washington Martha School
    766 North 44th St
    Philadelphia , PA , 19104
    (215)823-8203
    0.3  mi  |  374  students  |  Gr.  PK-8

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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.