Philadelphia City SD School District

440 North Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA 19130
(District boundaries shown in map)
3/
10
Bottom 50%

Top Rankings

Philadelphia City SD 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%)
For the 2024 school year, there are 218 public schools serving 113,327 students in Philadelphia City SD School District. This district's average testing ranking is 3/10, which is in the bottom 50% of public schools in Pennsylvania.
Public Schools in Philadelphia City SD School District have an average math proficiency score of 26% (versus the Pennsylvania public school average of 37%), and reading proficiency score of 31% (versus the 55% statewide average).
Minority enrollment is 85% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the Pennsylvania public school average of 38% (majority Black and Hispanic).

Overview

2021-2022 School Year Data
This School District
This State (PA)
# Schools
218 Schools
2,941 Schools
# Students
113,327 Students
1,670,866 Students
# Teachers
7,898 Teachers
120,617 Teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
14:1
14:1

District Rank

Philadelphia City SD School District, which is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 660 school districts in Pennsylvania (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2020-2021 school year.
The school district's graduation rate of 68% has decreased from 69% over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2021-2022 School Year Data
This School District
State Average (PA)
#517 out of 677 school districts
(Bottom 50%)
This chart display the overall district rank of Philadelphia City SD  School District, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
22%
38%
This chart display the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of Philadelphia City SD  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 2020-21 school year data.
28%
55%
This chart display the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Philadelphia City SD  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 2020-21 school year data.
68%
87%
This chart display public school graduation rate of Philadelphia City SD  School District and public school graduation rate of PA by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.

Students by Ethnicity:

0.70
0.57
# American Indian Students
234 Students
2,847 Students
% American Indian Students
n/a
n/a
# Asian Students
11,222 Students
72,843 Students
% Asian Students
10%
4%
# Hispanic Students
27,443 Students
227,380 Students
% Hispanic Students
24%
14%
# Black Students
52,630 Students
240,366 Students
% Black Students
47%
14%
# White Students
16,679 Students
1,044,106 Students
% White Students
15%
63%
# Hawaiian Students
141 Students
1,435 Students
% Hawaiian Students
n/a
n/a
# Two or more races Students
4,978 Students
81,301 Students
% of Two or more races Students
4%
5%

Students by Grade:

# Students in PK Grade:
918
6,075
# Students in K Grade:
8,201
118,975
# Students in 1st Grade:
8,269
117,721
# Students in 2nd Grade:
8,738
122,752
# Students in 3rd Grade:
8,896
123,313
# Students in 4th Grade:
8,957
124,259
# Students in 5th Grade:
8,764
126,511
# Students in 6th Grade:
8,317
127,241
# Students in 7th Grade:
8,360
131,426
# Students in 8th Grade:
8,561
134,903
# Students in 9th Grade:
10,413
145,107
# Students in 10th Grade:
8,977
134,246
# Students in 11th Grade:
8,040
128,592
# Students in 12th Grade:
7,916
129,745
# Ungraded Students:
-
-

District Revenue and Spending

The revenue/student of $33,645 is higher than the state median of $23,665. The school district revenue/student has grown by 15% over four school years.
The school district's spending/student of $34,412 is higher than the state median of $23,089. The school district spending/student has grown by 10% over four school years.
This School District
This State (PA)
Total Revenue
$3,813 MM
$39,541 MM
This chart display total revenue of Philadelphia City SD  School District and median value from total revenues of all school districts in PA by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
Spending
$3,900 MM
$38,578 MM
This chart display total spending of Philadelphia City SD  School District and median value from total spendings of all school districts in PA by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
Revenue / Student
$33,645
$23,665
This chart display average revenue per public school student in Philadelphia City SD  School District and average revenue per public school student of all school districts in PA by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
Spending / Student
$34,412
$23,089
This chart display average spending per public school student in Philadelphia City SD  School District and average spending per public school student of all school districts in PA by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.

Best Philadelphia City SD School District Public Schools (2024)

School
(Math and Reading Proficiency)
Location
Grades
Students
Rank: #1 - 21. - 2.
Central High School
Magnet School
(Math: ≥99% | Reading: ≥99% )
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
1700 W Olney Ave
Philadelphia, PA 19141
(215) 400-3590
Grades: 9-12
| 2,381 students
Rank: #1 - 21. - 2.
Masterman Julia R Sec School
Magnet School
(Math: 95% | Reading: ≥95%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
1699 Spring Garden St
Philadelphia, PA 19130
(215) 400-7580
Grades: 5-12
| 1,180 students
Rank: #33.
Girls High School
Magnet School
(Math: 83% | Reading: 96% )
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
1400 W Olney Ave
Philadelphia, PA 19141
(215) 400-3700
Grades: 9-12
| 819 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) 400-8130
Grades: 9-12
| 1,117 students
Rank: #55.
Parkway Center City Middle College
Magnet School
(Math: 80-84% | Reading: 90-94% )
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
540 N 13th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19123
(215) 400-7620
Grades: 9-12
| 447 students
Rank: #66.
Carver High School
Magnet School
(Math: 84% | Reading: ≥80%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
1600 W Norris St
Philadelphia, PA 19121
(215) 400-7380
Grades: 7-12
| 877 students
Rank: #77.
Penn Alexander School
(Math: 65-69% | Reading: 80-84%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
4209 Spruce St
Philadelphia, PA 19104
(215) 400-7760
Grades: K-8
| 572 students
Rank: #8 - 98. - 9.
Greenfield Albert M School
(Math: 60-64% | Reading: 80-84%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
2200 Chestnut St
Philadelphia, PA 19103
(215) 400-7819
Grades: K-8
| 646 students
Rank: #8 - 98. - 9.
Mccall Gen George A School
(Math: 60-64% | Reading: 80-84%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
325 S 7th St
Philadelphia, PA 19106
(215) 400-7840
Grades: K-8
| 653 students
Rank: #1010.
Gamp
Magnet School
(Math: 55-59% | Reading: 80-89%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
23rd And Ritner Sts
Philadelphia, PA 19145
(215) 400-8230
Grades: 5-12
| 592 students
Rank: #1111.
Meredith William M School
(Math: 55-59% | Reading: 80-84%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
725 S 5th St
Philadelphia, PA 19147
(215) 400-7990
Grades: K-8
| 518 students
Rank: #1212.
Science Leadership Academy
Magnet School
(Math: 70-74% | Reading: 80-84% )
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
1482 Green St
Philadelphia, PA 19130
(215) 979-5620
Grades: 9-12
| 498 students
Rank: #1313.
Arts At Benjamin Rush
(Math: 70-74% | Reading: 75-79% )
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
11081 Knights Rd
Philadelphia, PA 19154
(215) 400-3030
Grades: 9-12
| 635 students
Rank: #1414.
Bodine William W High School
Magnet School
(Math: 60-64% | Reading: 80-84% )
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
1101 N 4th St
Philadelphia, PA 19123
(215) 400-7630
Grades: 9-12
| 606 students
Rank: #1515.
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) 400-8140
Grades: 9-12
| 754 students
Rank: #1616.
Greenberg Joseph School
(Math: 40-44% | Reading: 65-69%)
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
600 Sharon Ln
Philadelphia, PA 19115
(215) 400-3080
Grades: K-8
| 745 students
Rank: #1717.
Arthur Chester A School
(Math: 50-59% | Reading: 50-59%)
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
2000 Catharine St
Philadelphia, PA 19146
(215) 400-7940
Grades: K-8
| 276 students
Rank: #1818.
Jenks Abram School
(Math: 21-39% | Reading: 60-79%)
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
2501 S 13th St
Philadelphia, PA 19148
(215) 400-8240
Grades: K-5
| 241 students
Rank: #1919.
Powel Samuel School
(Math: <50% | Reading: ≥50%)
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
3610 Warren St
Philadelphia, PA 19104
(215) 400-7740
Grades: K-4
| 242 students
Rank: #2020.
Comly Watson School
(Math: 35-39% | Reading: 55-59%)
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
1001 Byberry Rd
Philadelphia, PA 19116
(215) 400-3010
Grades: K-5
| 488 students
Rank: #21 - 3221. - 32.
Allen Ethan School
(Math: <50% | Reading: <50%)
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
6329 Battersby St
Philadelphia, PA 19149
(215) 400-3270
Grades: K-8
| 830 students
Rank: #21 - 3221. - 32.
Crossan Kennedy C School
(Math: <50% | Reading: <50%)
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
7350 Bingham St
Philadelphia, PA 19111
(215) 400-3160
Grades: K-5
| 300 students
Rank: #21 - 3221. - 32.
Girard Stephen School
(Math: <50% | Reading: <50%)
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
1800 Snyder Ave
Philadelphia, PA 19145
(215) 400-8180
Grades: K-4
| 316 students
Rank: #21 - 3221. - 32.
Lea Henry C School
(Math: <50% | Reading: <50%)
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
4700 Locust St
Philadelphia, PA 19139
(215) 400-7660
Grades: PK-8
| 470 students
Rank: #21 - 3221. - 32.
Mckinley William School
(Math: <50% | Reading: <50%)
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
2101 N Orkney St
Philadelphia, PA 19122
(215) 400-7440
Grades: PK-8
| 352 students
Rank: #21 - 3221. - 32.
Mifflin Thomas School
(Math: <50% | Reading: <50%)
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
3624 Conrad St
Philadelphia, PA 19129
(215) 400-3830
Grades: PK-8
| 356 students
Rank: #21 - 3221. - 32.
Patterson John M School
(Math: <50% | Reading: <50%)
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
7000 Buist Ave
Philadelphia, PA 19142
(215) 400-8190
Grades: PK-4
| 383 students
Rank: #21 - 3221. - 32.
Peirce Thomas M School
(Math: <50% | Reading: <50%)
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
2300 W Cambria St
Philadelphia, PA 19132
(215) 400-7020
Grades: PK-6
| 256 students
Rank: #21 - 3221. - 32.
Potter-thomas School
(Math: <50% | Reading: <50%)
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
3001 N 6th St
Philadelphia, PA 19133
(215) 400-7120
Grades: K-8
| 426 students
Rank: #21 - 3221. - 32.
Roosevelt Theodore MiddleSchool
(Math: <50% | Reading: <50%)
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
430 E Washington Ln
Philadelphia, PA 19144
(215) 400-3640
Grades: K-8
| 457 students
Rank: #21 - 3221. - 32.
Sullivan James J School
(Math: <50% | Reading: <50%)
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
5300 Ditman St
Philadelphia, PA 19124
(215) 400-3960
Grades: K-5
| 427 students
Rank: #21 - 3221. - 32.
Widener Memorial School
Special Education School
(Math: <50% | Reading: <50%)
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
1450 W Olney Ave
Philadelphia, PA 19141
(215) 400-3710
Grades: K-12
| 137 students
Rank: #33 - 3433. - 34.
Baldi C C A MiddleSchool
(Math: 30-34% | Reading: 55-59%)
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
8801 Verree Rd
Philadelphia, PA 19115
(215) 400-3090
Grades: 6-8
| 1,462 students
Rank: #33 - 3433. - 34.
Henry Charles W School
(Math: 30-34% | Reading: 55-59%)
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
601 Carpenter Ln
Philadelphia, PA 19119
(215) 400-3480
Grades: K-8
| 478 students
Rank: #3535.
Adaire Alexander School
(Math: 35-39% | Reading: 50-54%)
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
1300 E Palmer St
Philadelphia, PA 19125
(215) 400-7480
Grades: K-8
| 417 students
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Frequently Asked Questions

How many schools belong to Philadelphia City SD School District?
Philadelphia City SD School District manages 218 public schools serving 113,327 students.
What is the rank of Philadelphia City SD School District?
Philadelphia City SD School District is ranked #494 out of 660 school districts in Pennsylvania (bottom 50%) based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data for the 2020-2021 school year. This district ranks in the top 20% of Pennsylvania school districts for: Most diverse schools (Top 1%) and Largest student body (number of students) (Top 1%)
What is the racial composition of students in Philadelphia City SD School District?
47% of Philadelphia City SD School District students are Black, 24% of students are Hispanic, 15% of students are White, 10% of students are Asian, and 4% of students are Two or more races.
What is the student/teacher ratio of Philadelphia City SD School District?
Philadelphia City SD School District has a student/teacher ratio of 14:1, which is equal to the Pennsylvania state average of 14:1.
What is Philadelphia City SD School District's spending/student ratio?
The school district's spending/student of $34,412 is higher than the state median of $23,089. The school district spending/student has grown by 10% over four school years.

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • District size: 218 schools
  • Grades: PK-12
  • Enrollment: 113,327 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 14:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 85%
  • : 68% (Btm 50% in PA)
  • : Bottom 50%
  • : 22% (Btm 50%)
  • : 28% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), PA Dept. of Education

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