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For the 2021 school year, there are 303 public schools serving 192,172 students in Philadelphia County, PA. Philadelphia County has one of the highest concentrations of top ranked public schools in Pennsylvania.
The top ranked public schools in Philadelphia County, PA are Central High School, Masterman Julia R Sec School and Franklin Towne Chs. Overall testing rank is based on a school's combined math and reading proficiency test score ranking.
Philadelphia County, PA public schools have an average math proficiency score of 22% (versus the Pennsylvania public school average of 45%), and reading proficiency score of 39% (versus the 63% statewide average). Schools in Philadelphia County have an average ranking of 1/10, which is in the bottom 50% of Pennsylvania public schools.
Minority enrollment is 86% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the Pennsylvania public school average of 34% (majority Black and Hispanic).

Top Philadelphia County Public Schools (2021)

  • 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: 96% | Reading: ≥99%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 1%
    1699 Spring Garden St
    Philadelphia, PA 19130
    (215) 299-4661

    Grades: 5-12 | 1,197 student
  • Rank: #33.
    Franklin Towne Chs Charter School
    Math: 89% | Reading: 94%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 1%
    5301 Tacony St Building 108, B
    Philadelphia, PA 19137
    (215) 289-5000

    Grades: 9-12 | 1,162 student
  • Rank: #44.
    High School Of Engineering & Science Carver High School Magnet School
    Math: 84% | Reading: 93%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 5%
    1600 W Norris St
    Philadelphia, PA 19121
    (215) 684-5079

    Grades: 7-12 | 889 students
  • Rank: #55.
    Academy At Palumbo Magnet School
    Math: 91% | Reading: 88%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 5%
    1100 Catharine St
    Philadelphia, PA 19147
    (215) 351-7618

    Grades: 9-12 | 916 students
  • Rank: #66.
    Gamp Magnet School
    Math: 80% | Reading: 92%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 5%
    23rd And Ritner Sts
    Philadelphia, PA 19145
    (215) 952-8590

    Grades: 5-12 | 614 students
  • Rank: #77.
    Girls High School Magnet School
    Math: 79% | Reading: 93%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 5%
    1400 W Olney Ave
    Philadelphia, PA 19141
    (215) 276-5258

    Grades: 9-12 | 983 students
  • Rank: #88.
    Science Leadership Academy Magnet School
    Math: 80-84% | Reading: 85-89%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 5%
    2130 Arch St.
    Philadelphia, PA 19103
    (215) 979-5620

    Grades: 9-12 | 498 students
  • Rank: #99.
    Parkway Center City Middle College Magnet School
    Math: 75-79% | Reading: 90-94%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 5%
    540 N 13th Street
    Philadelphia, PA 19123
    (215) 299-8801

    Grades: 9-12 | 476 students
  • Rank: #1010.
    Penn Alexander School Math: 78% | Reading: 86%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 10%
    4209 Spruce St
    Philadelphia, PA 19104
    (215) 823-5465

    Grades: K-8 | 576 students
  • Rank: #1111.
    Bodine William W High School Magnet School
    Math: 70-74% | Reading: 85-89%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 10%
    1101 N 4th St
    Philadelphia, PA 19123
    (215) 351-7332

    Grades: 9-12 | 513 students
  • Rank: #1212.
    Meredith William M School Math: 70% | Reading: 87%
    Rank
    9/
    10
    Top 20%
    725 S 5th St
    Philadelphia, PA 19147
    (215) 351-7360

    Grades: K-8 | 573 students
  • Rank: #1313.
    Greenberg Joseph School Math: 72% | Reading: 83%
    Rank
    9/
    10
    Top 20%
    600 Sharon Ln
    Philadelphia, PA 19115
    (215) 961-2002

    Grades: K-8 | 789 students
  • Rank: #1414.
    Arts Academy At Benjamin Rush Math: 70-74% | Reading: 80-84%
    Rank
    9/
    10
    Top 20%
    11081 Knights Rd
    Philadelphia, PA 19154
    (215) 281-2603

    Grades: 9-12 | 627 students
  • Rank: #1515.
    The Science Leadership Academy At Beeber Magnet School
    Math: 55-59% | Reading: 85-89%
    Rank
    9/
    10
    Top 20%
    5925 Malvern Ave
    Philadelphia, PA 19131
    (215) 979-5320

    Grades: 9-12 | 482 students
  • Rank: #1616.
    Mast Community Charter School Charter School
    Math: 65% | Reading: 80%
    Rank
    8/
    10
    Top 30%
    1800 E Byberry Rd
    Philadelphia, PA 19116
    (267) 348-1100

    Grades: K-12 | 1,356 student
  • Rank: #1717.
    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: #1818.
    Multicultural Academy Charter School Charter School
    Math: 50-59% | Reading: 80-89%
    Rank
    8/
    10
    Top 30%
    3821 N. Broad St.
    Philadelphia, PA 19140
    (215) 227-0513

    Grades: 9-12 | 279 students
  • Rank: #1919.
    Greenfield Albert M School Math: 59% | Reading: 80%
    Rank
    8/
    10
    Top 30%
    2200 Chestnut St
    Philadelphia, PA 19103
    (215) 299-3566

    Grades: K-8 | 614 students
  • Rank: #2020.
    Jenks Abram School Math: 55-59% | Reading: 70-74%
    Rank
    7/
    10
    Top 50%
    2501 S 13th St
    Philadelphia, PA 19148
    (215) 952-6224

    Grades: K-5 | 291 students
  • Rank: #2121.
    Franklin Towne Charter Elementary School Charter School
    Math: 58% | Reading: 71%
    Rank
    7/
    10
    Top 50%
    4259 Richmond Street
    Philadelphia, PA 19137
    (215) 289-3389

    Grades: K-8 | 936 students
  • Rank: #2222.
    Philadelphia Academy Charter School Charter School
    Math: 57% | Reading: 71%
    Rank
    7/
    10
    Top 50%
    11000 Roosevelt Blvd
    Philadelphia, PA 19116
    (215) 676-8320

    Grades: K-12 | 1,143 student
  • Rank: #2323.
    Mccall Gen George A School Math: 59% | Reading: 69%
    Rank
    7/
    10
    Top 50%
    325 S 7th St
    Philadelphia, PA 19106
    (215) 351-7350

    Grades: K-8 | 720 students
  • Rank: #2424.
    Folk Arts-cultural Treasures Charter School Charter School
    Math: 59% | Reading: 68%
    Rank
    7/
    10
    Top 50%
    1023 Callowhill St
    Philadelphia, PA 19123
    (215) 569-2600

    Grades: K-8 | 505 students
  • Rank: #2525.
    Frank Anne School Math: 56% | Reading: 69%
    Rank
    6/
    10
    Top 50%
    2000 Bowler St
    Philadelphia, PA 19115
    (215) 961-2005

    Grades: PK-5 | 1,302 student
  • Rank: #2626.
    Green Woods Charter School Charter School
    Math: 49% | Reading: 72%
    Rank
    6/
    10
    Top 50%
    468 Domino Lane
    Philadelphia, PA 19128
    (215) 482-6337

    Grades: K-8 | 695 students
  • Rank: #2727.
    Comly Watson School Math: 54% | Reading: 69%
    Rank
    6/
    10
    Top 50%
    1001 Byberry Rd
    Philadelphia, PA 19116
    (215) 961-2008

    Grades: K-5 | 491 students
  • Rank: #2828.
    Mast Community Cs Ii Charter School
    Math: 45-49% | Reading: 70-74%
    Rank
    6/
    10
    Top 50%
    6238 Rising Sun Avenue
    Philadelphia, PA 19116
    (267) 348-1215

    Grades: K-4 | 504 students
  • Rank: #2929.
    New Foundations Charter School Charter School
    Math: 52% | Reading: 68%
    Rank
    6/
    10
    Top 50%
    8001 Torresdale Ave
    Philadelphia, PA 19136
    (215) 624-8100

    Grades: K-12 | 1,471 student
  • Rank: #3030.
    Hill Freedman World Academy Magnet School
    Math: 42% | Reading: 73%
    Rank
    6/
    10
    Top 50%
    1100 E. Mt. Pleasant Ave.
    Philadelphia, PA 19150
    (215) 276-5260

    Grades: 6-12 | 634 students
  • Rank: #3131.
    Baldi C C A Middle School Math: 46% | Reading: 68%
    Rank
    5/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    8801 Verree Rd
    Philadelphia, PA 19115
    (215) 961-2003

    Grades: 6-8 | 1,422 student
  • Rank: #3232.
    Philadelphia Military Academy At Elverson Magnet School
    Math: 30-39% | Reading: 70-79%
    Rank
    5/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    2118-2160 N 13th Street
    Philadelphia, PA 19122
    (215) 684-5091

    Grades: 9-12 | 305 students
  • Rank: #3333.
    Christopher Columbus Charter School Charter School
    Math: 36% | Reading: 72%
    Rank
    5/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    South Building, 1242-46 S 13th
    Philadelphia, PA 19147
    (215) 389-6000

    Grades: K-8 | 859 students
  • Rank: #3434.
    Independence Charter School Charter School
    Math: 48% | Reading: 66%
    Rank
    5/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    1600 Lombard Street
    Philadelphia, PA 19146
    (215) 238-8000

    Grades: K-8 | 814 students
  • Rank: #3535.
    Loesche William H School Math: 51% | Reading: 58%
    Rank
    5/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    595 Tomlinson Rd
    Philadelphia, PA 19116
    (215) 961-2000

    Grades: PK-5 | 875 students
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