Furness Horace High School

  • Furness Horace High School serves 684 students in grades 9-12.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is 15-19% (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 15-19% (which is lower than the Pennsylvania state average of 63%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 15:1 is equal to the Pennsylvania state level of 15:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 91% of the student body (majority Asian), which is higher than the Pennsylvania state average of 34%.

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School Overview

  • Furness Horace High School's student population of 684 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 47 teachers has grown by 27% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
Total Students684 students
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Total Classroom Teachers47 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Furness Horace High School's student:teacher ratio of 15:1 has decreased from 19:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Furness Horace High School is 0.67, which is more than the diversity score at state average of 0.27. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2016-2017 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (PA)
Overall School Rank#2651 out of 2,835 schools
(Bottom 50%)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)15-19%
46%
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Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)15-19%
63%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Furness Horace High School and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Pennsylvania by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Student : Teacher Ratio15:115:1
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Asian
49%
4%
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Hispanic
21%
11%
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Black
20%
15%
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White
9%
66%
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Two or more races
1%
4%
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All Ethnic GroupsThis chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Furness Horace High School.This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in PA.
Diversity Score0.670.27
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Graduation Rate
62%
86%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
99%
41%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunchn/a
3%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Furness Horace High School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Pennsylvania by year, with the latest 2008-09 school year data.
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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