South Philadelphia High School

South Philadelphia High School serves 1,056 students in grades 9 - 12.
The student:teacher ratio of 13:1 is lower than the PA average of 15:1.
Minority enrollment is 93% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the state average of 31%.
South Philadelphia High School operates within the Philadelphia City School District.
The school district's 59% graduation rate is lower than the PA state average of 89%.

School Overview

The student population of 1056 students has declined by 11% over five years.
The teacher population of 79 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Grades Offered Grades 9-12
Total Students 1,056 students
South Philadelphia High School Total Students (1987-2014)
Gender % South Philadelphia High School Gender
Total Classroom Teachers 79 teachers
South Philadelphia High School Total Teachers (1987-2014)
Students by Grade South Philadelphia High School Student By Grade

School Comparison

The student:teacher ratio of 13:1 has decreased from 19:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.54 is more 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 13:1 15:1
South Philadelphia High School Student Teacher Ratio (1987-2014)
Asian
20%
3%
South Philadelphia High School Asian Students (1988-2014)
Hispanic
8%
9%
South Philadelphia High School Black Students (1988-2014)
Black
64%
15%
South Philadelphia High School Black Students (1988-2014)
White
7%
69%
South Philadelphia High School White Students (1988-2014)
Two or more races
1%
3%
South Philadelphia High School Two Or More Races Students (2011-2014)
All Ethnic Groups South Philadelphia 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.
0.54 0.24
South Philadelphia High School Diversity Score (1988-2014)
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.
97%
38%
South Philadelphia High School Eligible for Free Lunch (2000-2014)
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%
South Philadelphia High School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (2000-2009)

District Comparison

The district's student population of 135,175 students has decreased by 15% over five years.
The district's graduation rate of 59% has decreased from 91% over five years.
The district revenue/student of $17,088 is higher than the state average of $12,967. The district revenue/student has grown by 34% over four years.
The district spending/student of $17,807 is higher than the state average of $12,300. The district spending/student has grown by 26% over four years.
School District Name Philadelphia City School District
Number of Schools
Managed
250
3
Number of Students Managed 135,175 1,514
Philadelphia City   School District Students Managed (1988-2014)
Graduation Rate 59% 89%
Philadelphia City   School District Graduation Rate (1998-2010)
District Total Revenue $2,831 MM $21 MM
Philadelphia City   School District District Total Revenue (1990-2010)
District Spending $2,951 MM $20 MM
Philadelphia City   School District District Spending (1990-2010)
District Revenue / Student $17,088 $12,967
Philadelphia City   School District District Revenue / Student (1990-2010)
District Spending / Student $17,807 $12,300
Philadelphia City   School District District Spending / Student (1990-2010)
School Statewide Testing View Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2014 (latest year available) NCES, PA Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools:

The nearest high school is Philadelphia Performing Arts Charter School (0.4 miles away)
The nearest middle school is Philadelphia Performing Arts Charter School (0.4 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Girard Stephen School (0.3 miles away)
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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • PhiladelphiaGirard Stephen School
    0.3 miles | Grades: KG-4 | 576 students1800 Snyder Ave
    PhiladelphiaPA 19145
    (215)952-8554
    0.3KG-4576
  • PhiladelphiaJenks Abram School
    0.4 miles | Grades: KG-4 | 300 students2501 South 13th St
    PhiladelphiaPA 19148
    (215)952-6224
    0.4KG-4300
  • PhiladelphiaPhiladelphia Performing Arts Charter School
    Charter School
    0.4 miles | Grades: KG-12 | 1417 students2600 South Broad St
    PhiladelphiaPA 19145
    (215)551-4000
    0.4KG-121417
  • PhiladelphiaKey Francis Scott School
    0.5 miles | Grades: KG-6 | 535 students2230 South 8th St
    PhiladelphiaPA 19148
    (215)952-6216
    0.5KG-6535
  • PhiladelphiaSouthwark School
    0.5 miles | Grades: PK-8 | 578 students1835 South 9th St
    PhiladelphiaPA 19148
    (215)952-8606
    0.5PK-8578

School Reviews

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, 09/26/07

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