Pepper George Middle School

Pepper George Middle School serves 480 students in grades 5-8.
The student:teacher ratio of 14:1 is equal to the PA average of 14:1.
Minority enrollment is 97% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the state average of 29%.
Pepper George Middle School operates within the Philadelphia City School District.

Overview

The student population of 480 students has declined by 13% over five years.
The teacher population of 35 teachers has declined by 25% over five years.
Grades Offered Grades 5-8
Total Students 480 students
Gender % 54% Male / 46%Female
Total Classroom Teachers 35 teachers
Pepper George Middle School Total Classroom Teachers (1987-2013)
Students by Grade Pepper George Middle School Students by Grade

School Comparison

The student:teacher ratio of 14:1 has increased from 12:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.22 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 14:1 14:1
Asian
5%
3%
Hispanic
1%
8%
Black
88%
16%
White
3%
71%
All Ethnic Groups Pepper George Middle School Sch Ethnicity Pepper George Middle 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.
0.22 0.23
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.
99%
34%
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%
Pepper George Middle 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.
School District Name Philadelphia City School District
Number of Schools
Managed
253
3
Number of Students Managed 155,106 1,682
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: 2013 (latest year available) NCES, PA Dept. of Education

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is Communications Technology High School (0.3 miles away)
The nearest middle school is Penn Wood Middle School (1.7 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Penrose School (0.7 miles away)
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  • School Location Miles Students Grades
  • PhiladelphiaCommunications Technology High School
    Vocational School
    8110 Lyons Ave
    PhiladelphiaPA 19153
    (215)492-6958
    Vocational School

    0.3 mi | 346 students | Gr. 9-12                      
  • PhiladelphiaMotivation High School
    Magnet School
    78th St And Buist Ave
    PhiladelphiaPA 19153
    (215)492-6451
    Magnet School

    0.7 mi | 215 students | Gr. 9-12                      
  • PhiladelphiaPenrose School
    2515 South 78th St
    PhiladelphiaPA 19153
    (215)492-6455
    0.7 mi | 605 students | Gr. KG-8                      
  • ColwynColwyn Elementary School
    211 Pine St
    ColwynPA 19023
    (610)957-5470
    1.1 mi | 174 students | Gr. KG-6                      
  • Sharon HillAcademy Park High School
    300 Calcon Hook Rd
    Sharon HillPA 19079
    (610)522-4330
    1.3 mi | 1130 students | Gr. 9-12                      

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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.