Building 21

  • Building 21 serves 351 students in grades 9-11.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is 10-14% (which is lower than the Pennsylvania state average of 46%) for the 2016-17 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Reading/Language Arts is 25-29% (which is lower than the Pennsylvania state average of 63%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 17:1 is higher than the Pennsylvania state level of 15:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 99% of the student body (majority Black), which is higher than the Pennsylvania state average of 34%.

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School Overview

  • Building 21's student population of 351 students has grown by 21% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 21 teachers has grown by 162% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 9-11
Total Students351 students
Total Classroom Teachers21 teachers
Students by GradeThis chart display the students of Building 21 by grade.

School Comparison

Definition of Terms 2016-2017 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (PA)
Overall School Rank--
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)10-14%
46%
Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)25-29%
63%
Student : Teacher Ratio17:115:1
Hispanic
32%
11%
Black
65%
15%
White
1%
66%
Two or more races
2%
4%
All Ethnic GroupsThis chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Building 21.This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in PA.
Diversity Score0.480.27
Eligible for Free Lunch
98%
41%
School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NamePhiladelphia City SD School District
Source: 2016-2017 (latest school year available) NCES, PA Dept. of Education

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