Girls High School

  • Girls High School serves 1,151 students in grades 9-12.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is 79% (which is higher than the Pennsylvania state average of 46%) for the 2015-16 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Reading/Language Arts is 94% (which is higher than the Pennsylvania state average of 62%) for the 2015-16 school year.
  • Girls High School placed in the top 5% of all schools in Pennsylvania for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 10%, and reading proficiency is top 1%) for the 2015-16 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 24:1 is higher than the Pennsylvania state level of 15:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 96% of the student body (majority Black), which is higher than the Pennsylvania state average of 34%.

Top Placements

Girls High School places among the top 20% of public schools in Pennsylvania for:

School Overview

  • Girls High School's student population of 1,151 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 48 teachers has grown by 9% over five school years.
School TypeMagnet School
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
Total Students1,151 students
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Gender %This chart display gender of Girls High School
Total Classroom Teachers48 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Girls High School is ranked within the top 5% of all 2,835 schools in Pennsylvania (based off of combined Math and Reading proficiency testing data) for the 2015-16 school year.
  • The school's student:teacher ratio of 24:1 has decreased from 25:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Girls High School is 0.53, which is more than the diversity score at state average of 0.26. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2015-2016 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (PA)
Overall School Rank#120 out of 2,835 schools
(Top 5%)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
79%
46%
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Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
94%
62%
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Student : Teacher Ratio24:115:1
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Asian
17%
4%
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Hispanic
10%
11%
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Black
66%
16%
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White
4%
66%
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Two or more races
3%
3%
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All Ethnic GroupsThis chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Girls High School.This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in PA.
Diversity Score0.530.26
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Graduation Rate
94%
86%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
100%
44%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunchn/a
3%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Girls High School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Pennsylvania by year, with the latest 2014-15 school year data.
School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NamePhiladelphia City School District
Source: 2015-2016 (latest school year available) NCES, PA Dept. of Education

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