Philadelphia City School District

For the 2022 school year, there are 217 public schools serving 127,202 students in Philadelphia City School District. This district's average testing ranking is 2/10, which is in the bottom 50% of public schools in Pennsylvania.
Public Schools in Philadelphia City School District have an average math proficiency score of 23% (versus the Pennsylvania public school average of 45%), and reading proficiency score of 37% (versus the 62% statewide average).
The top ranked public schools in Philadelphia City School District are Central High School, Masterman Julia R Sec School and Girls High School. Overall testing rank is based on a school's combined math and reading proficiency test score ranking. Philadelphia City School District has one of the highest concentrations of top ranked public schools in Pennsylvania.
Minority enrollment is 85% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the Pennsylvania public school average of 34% (majority Black and Hispanic).

Top Rankings

Philadelphia City School District ranks among the top 20% of public school district in Pennsylvania for:

Category
Attribute
Diversity
Most diverse schools (Top 1%)
Community Size
Largest student body (number of students) (Top 1%)

Overview

School District Name
Philadelphia City School District
School District Website
School District Phone Number
School District Grades Offered
PK - 12
2018-2019 School Year Data
This School District
This State (PA)
# Schools
217 Schools
2,981 Schools
# Students
127,202 Students
1,705,456 Students
# Teachers
7,167 Teachers
117,508 Teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
18:1
18:1

District Rank

Philadelphia City School District, which is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 706 school districts in Pennsylvania (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2018-2019 school year.
The school district's graduation rate of 66% has decreased from 68% over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2018-2019 School Year Data
This School District
State Average (PA)
Overall District Rank
#597 out of 707 school districts
(Bottom 50%)
This chart display the overall district rank of Philadelphia City   School District, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
23%
45%
This chart display the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of Philadelphia City   School District and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of PA by year, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.
Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
37%
62%
This chart display the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Philadelphia City   School District and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of PA by year, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.
Graduation Rate
66%
86%
This chart display public school graduation rate of Philadelphia City   School District and public school graduation rate of PA by year, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.

Students by Ethnicity:

Diversity Score
0.69
0.53
# American Indian Students
256 Students
2,610 Students
% American Indian Students
n/a
n/a
# Asian Students
10,835 Students
66,991 Students
% Asian Students
9%
4%
# Hispanic Students
25,519 Students
194,375 Students
% Hispanic Students
20%
11%
# Black Students
62,605 Students
247,656 Students
% Black Students
49%
15%
# White Students
18,683 Students
1,124,325 Students
% White Students
15%
66%
# Hawaiian Students
87 Students
1,444 Students
% Hawaiian Students
n/a
n/a
# Two or more races Students
9,217 Students
66,941 Students
% of Two or more races Students
7%
4%

Students by Grade:

# Students in PK Grade:
1,887
7,800
# Students in K Grade:
10,515
120,153
# Students in 1st Grade:
10,961
125,768
# Students in 2nd Grade:
11,026
125,945
# Students in 3rd Grade:
10,994
129,030
# Students in 4th Grade:
11,051
133,005
# Students in 5th Grade:
10,417
133,737
# Students in 6th Grade:
9,167
132,610
# Students in 7th Grade:
8,842
132,085
# Students in 8th Grade:
8,382
133,317
# Students in 9th Grade:
9,510
139,322
# Students in 10th Grade:
9,301
133,615
# Students in 11th Grade:
7,967
130,154
# Students in 12th Grade:
7,182
128,915
# Ungraded Students:
-
-

District Revenue and Spending

The revenue/student of $26,863 is higher than the state median of $16,289. The school district revenue/student has stayed relatively flat over four school years.
The school district's spending/student of $26,089 is higher than the state median of $15,665. The school district spending/student has stayed relatively flat over four school years.
This School District
This State (PA)
Total Revenue
$3,417 MM
$24 MM
This chart display total revenue of Philadelphia City   School District and median value from total revenues of all school districts in PA by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Spending
$3,319 MM
$23 MM
This chart display total spending of Philadelphia City   School District and median value from total spendings of all school districts in PA by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Revenue / Student
$26,863
$16,289
This chart display average revenue per public school student in Philadelphia City   School District and median value from average revenue per public school student of all school districts in PA by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Spending / Student
$26,089
$15,665
This chart display average spending per public school student in Philadelphia City   School District and median value from average spending per public school student of all school districts in PA by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.

Best Philadelphia City School District Public Schools (2022)

School (Math and Reading Proficiency)
Location
Grades
Students
Rank: #11.
Central High School
Magnet School
Math: ≥99% | Reading: ≥99%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
1700 W Olney Ave
Philadelphia, PA 19141
(215) 276-5262
Grades: 9-12
| 2,371 students
Rank: #22.
Masterman Julia R Sec School
Magnet School
Math: 97% | Reading: ≥99%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
1699 Spring Garden St
Philadelphia, PA 19130
(215) 299-4661
Grades: 5-12
| 1,197 students
Rank: #33.
Girls High School
Magnet School
Math: 83% | Reading: 96%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
(2)
1400 W Olney Ave
Philadelphia, PA 19141
(215) 276-5258
Grades: 9-12
| 983 students
Rank: #44.
Academy At Palumbo
Magnet School
Math: 80-84% | Reading: ≥95%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
1100 Catharine St
Philadelphia, PA 19147
(215) 351-7618
Grades: 9-12
| 916 students
Rank: #55.
Parkway Center City Middle College
Magnet School
Math: 80-84% | Reading: 90-94%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
(1)
540 N 13th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19123
(215) 299-8801
Grades: 9-12
| 476 students
Rank: #66.
High School Of Engineering & Science Carver High School
Magnet School
Math: 77% | Reading: 93%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
1600 W Norris St
Philadelphia, PA 19121
(215) 684-5079
Grades: 7-12
| 889 students
Rank: #77.
Gamp
Magnet School
Math: 77% | Reading: 90%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
23rd And Ritner Sts
Philadelphia, PA 19145
(215) 952-8590
Grades: 5-12
| 614 students
Rank: #88.
Meredith William M School
Math: 76% | Reading: 86%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
725 S 5th St
Philadelphia, PA 19147
(215) 351-7360
Grades: K-8
| 573 students
Rank: #99.
Penn Alexander School
Math: 76% | Reading: 85%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
4209 Spruce St
Philadelphia, PA 19104
(215) 823-5465
Grades: K-8
| 576 students
Rank: #1010.
Science Leadership Academy
Magnet School
Math: 70-74% | Reading: 80-84%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
2130 Arch St.
Philadelphia, PA 19103
(215) 979-5620
Grades: 9-12
| 498 students
Rank: #1111.
Greenberg Joseph School
Math: 71% | Reading: 79%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
600 Sharon Ln
Philadelphia, PA 19115
(215) 961-2002
Grades: K-8
| 789 students
Rank: #1212.
Arts Academy At Benjamin Rush
Math: 70-74% | Reading: 75-79%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
11081 Knights Rd
Philadelphia, PA 19154
(215) 281-2603
Grades: 9-12
| 627 students
Rank: #1313.
Greenfield Albert M School
Math: 66% | Reading: 82%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
2200 Chestnut St
Philadelphia, PA 19103
(215) 299-3566
Grades: K-8
| 614 students
Rank: #1414.
Mccall Gen George A School
Math: 67% | Reading: 78%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
325 S 7th St
Philadelphia, PA 19106
(215) 351-7350
Grades: K-8
| 720 students
Rank: #1515.
Bodine William W High School
Magnet School
Math: 60-64% | Reading: 80-84%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
(2)
1101 N 4th St
Philadelphia, PA 19123
(215) 351-7332
Grades: 9-12
| 513 students
Rank: #1616.
Creative And Performing Arts
Magnet School
Math: 60-64% | Reading: 75-79%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
901 S Broad St
Philadelphia, PA 19147
(215) 952-2462
Grades: 9-12
| 703 students
Rank: #1717.
Jenks Abram School
Math: 65-69% | Reading: 70-74%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
2501 S 13th St
Philadelphia, PA 19148
(215) 952-6224
Grades: K-5
| 291 students
Rank: #1818.
Frank Anne School
Math: 61% | Reading: 73%
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
2000 Bowler St
Philadelphia, PA 19115
(215) 961-2005
Grades: PK-5
| 1,302 students
Rank: #1919.
Comly Watson School
Math: 55% | Reading: 70%
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
1001 Byberry Rd
Philadelphia, PA 19116
(215) 961-2008
Grades: K-5
| 491 students
Rank: #2020.
Loesche William H School
Math: 55% | Reading: 63%
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
595 Tomlinson Rd
Philadelphia, PA 19116
(215) 961-2000
Grades: PK-5
| 875 students
Rank: #2121.
Powel Samuel School
Math: 45-49% | Reading: 65-69%
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
301 N 36th St
Philadelphia, PA 19104
(215) 823-8201
Grades: K-4
| 264 students
Rank: #2222.
Baldi C C A Middle School
Math: 42% | Reading: 67%
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
8801 Verree Rd
Philadelphia, PA 19115
(215) 961-2003
Grades: 6-8
| 1,422 students
Rank: #2323.
Hill Freedman World Academy
Magnet School
Math: 34% | Reading: 69%
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
(2)
1100 E. Mt. Pleasant Ave.
Philadelphia, PA 19150
(215) 276-5260
Grades: 6-12
| 634 students
Rank: #2424.
Constitution High School
Math: 50-54% | Reading: 50-54%
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
18 S 7th St
Philadelphia, PA 19106
(215) 351-7310
Grades: 9-12
| 391 students
Rank: #2525.
Kirkbride Eliza B School
Math: 41% | Reading: 59%
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
1501 S 7th St
Philadelphia, PA 19147
(215) 952-6214
Grades: PK-8
| 577 students
Rank: #2626.
Hackett Horatio B School
Math: 40-44% | Reading: 50-54%
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
2161 E York Street
Philadelphia, PA 19125
(215) 291-4706
Grades: PK-5
| 404 students
Rank: #2727.
Franklin Learning Center
Magnet School
Math: 35-39% | Reading: 55-59%
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
616 N 15th St
Philadelphia, PA 19130
(215) 684-5916
Grades: 9-12
| 879 students
Rank: #2828.
The Science Leadership Academy At Beeber
Magnet School
Math: 25-29% | Reading: 60-64%
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
5925 Malvern Ave
Philadelphia, PA 19131
(215) 979-5320
Grades: 9-12
| 482 students
Rank: #2929.
John Hancock Demonstration School
Math: 36% | Reading: 59%
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
3700 Morrell Ave
Philadelphia, PA 19114
(215) 281-2604
Grades: K-8
| 734 students
Rank: #3030.
Nebinger George W School
Math: 41% | Reading: 53%
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
601 Carpenter St
Philadelphia, PA 19147
(215) 952-6202
Grades: PK-8
| 403 students
Rank: #3131.
Fell D Newlin School
Math: 38% | Reading: 56%
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
900 W Oregon Ave
Philadelphia, PA 19148
(215) 952-6237
Grades: K-8
| 552 students
Rank: #3232.
Adaire Alexander School
Math: 37% | Reading: 56%
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
1300 E Palmer St
Philadelphia, PA 19125
(215) 291-4712
Grades: K-8
| 349 students
Rank: #3333.
Decatur Stephen School
Math: 37% | Reading: 54%
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
3500 Academy Rd
Philadelphia, PA 19154
(215) 281-2606
Grades: K-8
| 1,026 students
Rank: #3434.
Dobson James School
Math: 30-34% | Reading: 55-59%
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
4667 Umbria St
Philadelphia, PA 19127
(215) 487-4460
Grades: K-8
| 269 students
Rank: #3535.
Crossan Kennedy C School
Math: 35-39% | Reading: 50-54%
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
7350 Bingham St
Philadelphia, PA 19111
(215) 728-5014
Grades: K-5
| 354 students
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Quick Stats (2022)

  • Philadelphia City School District
  • 440 North Broad Street, Philadelphia, PA, 19130-4015
  • (215) 400-4000
  • philasd.org
  • Grades: PK - 12
  • Students: 127,202 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 18:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 85%
  • Graduation Rate
    : 66% (Btm 50% in PA)
  • Overall District Rank
    : Bottom 50%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 23% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 37% (Btm 50%)
  • Diversity Score
    : 0.69

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