Parkway West

4725 Fairmont Ave
Philadelphia, PA 19139
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rank
3/
10
Bottom 50%
Parkway West serves 310 students in grades 9-12.
Parkway West placed in the bottom 50% of all schools in Pennsylvania for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%) for the 2017-18 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 30-39% (which is lower than the Pennsylvania state average of 45%) for the 2017-18 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 50-59% (which is lower than the Pennsylvania state average of 63%) for the 2017-18 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 21:1 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% (majority Black).

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School Overview

Parkway West's student population of 310 students has grown by 7% over five school years.
The teacher population of 15 teachers has grown by 114% over five school years.
School TypeMagnet School
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
Total Students310 students
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Total Classroom Teachers15 teachers
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School Comparison

Parkway West is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 2,820 schools in Pennsylvania (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2017-18 school year.
The diversity score of Parkway West is 0.12, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.53. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2017-2018 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (PA)
Overall Testing Rank
#2103 out of 2820 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
30-39%
45%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
50-59%
63%
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Student : Teacher Ratio21:115:1
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American Indian
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Asian
1%
4%
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Hispanic
2%
11%
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Black
94%
15%
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White
1%
66%
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Hawaiian
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n/a
Two or more races
2%
4%
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Diversity Score
0.120.53
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Graduation Rate
50-54%
86%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
100%
46%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch (14-15)
1%
5%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NamePhiladelphia City School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, PA Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools

The nearest high school to Parkway West is Philadelphia Learning Academy - South (0.5 miles away)
The nearest middle school and elementary school is Middle Years Alternative (0.0 miles away)
Show me:
  • School (Math and Reading Proficiency) Location Miles Grades Students
  • Philadelphia Middle Years Alternative Math: 19% | Reading: 49%
    Rank
    2/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: 5-8 | 271 students
    0.0 miles
    4725 Fairmont Ave
    Philadelphia, PA 19139
    (215) 471-6400
    0 5-8 271
  • Philadelphia Locke Alain School Math: 7% | Reading: 17%
    Rank
    1/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: K-8 | 426 students
    0.2 miles
    4550 Haverford Ave
    Philadelphia, PA 19139
    (215) 823-8202
    0.2 K-8 426
  • Philadelphia Rhoads James School Math: 4% | Reading: 16%
    Rank
    1/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: K-8 | 522 students
    0.2 miles
    4901 Parrish St
    Philadelphia, PA 19139
    (215) 581-5504
    0.2 K-8 522
  • Philadelphia Washington Martha School Math: 17% | Reading: 33%
    Rank
    2/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: K-8 | 350 students
    0.3 miles
    766 N 44th St
    Philadelphia, PA 19104
    (215) 823-8203
    0.3 K-8 350
  • Philadelphia West Phila. Achievement Ces Charter School
    Math: 8% | Reading: 21%
    Rank
    1/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: K-5 | 690 students
    0.3 miles
    6701 Callowhill Street
    Philadelphia, PA 19151
    (215) 476-6471
    0.3 K-5 690

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