South Philadelphia High School

  • South Philadelphia High School serves 778 students in grades 9-12.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 12:1 is lower than the PA average of 15:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 91% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the state average of 32%.
  • South Philadelphia High School operates within the Philadelphia City School District.
  • Philadelphia City School District's 59% graduation rate is lower than the PA state average of 89%.

School Overview

  • The student population of 778 students has grown by 18% over five years.
  • The teacher population of 63 teachers has grown by 16% over five years.
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
Total Students778 students
South Philadelphia High School Total Students (1988-2015)
Gender %South Philadelphia High School Gender
Total Classroom Teachers63 teachers
South Philadelphia High School Total Teachers (1988-2015)
Students by GradeSouth Philadelphia High School Student By Grade

School Comparison

This School(PA) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio12:115:1
South Philadelphia High School Student Teacher Ratio (1988-2015)
Asian
21%
4%
South Philadelphia High School Asian Students (1988-2015)
Hispanic
10%
10%
South Philadelphia High School Black Students (1988-2015)
Black
58%
15%
South Philadelphia High School Black Students (1988-2015)
White
9%
68%
South Philadelphia High School White Students (1988-2015)
Two or more races
2%
3%
South Philadelphia High School Two Or More Races Students (2011-2015)
All Ethnic GroupsSouth Philadelphia High School All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity BreakdownPA All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown
Diversity Score
The chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body.
0.610.51
South Philadelphia High School Diversity Score (1988-2015)
Eligible for Free Lunch
Families meeting income eligibility guidelines may qualify for free and reduced price meals or free milk. These guidelines are used by schools, institutions, and facilities participating in the National School Lunch Program (and Commodity School Program), School Breakfast Program, Special Milk Program for Children, Child and Adult Care Food Program and Summer Food Service Program.
99%
41%
South Philadelphia High School Eligible for Free Lunch (2001-2015)
Eligible for Reduced
Lunch
Families meeting income eligibility guidelines may qualify for free and reduced price meals or free milk. These guidelines are used by schools, institutions, and facilities participating in the National School Lunch Program (and Commodity School Program), School Breakfast Program, Special Milk Program for Children, Child and Adult Care Food Program and Summer Food Service Program.
n/a
5%
South Philadelphia High School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (2000-2009)

District Comparison

  • Philadelphia City School District's student population of 131,666 students has decreased by 8% over five years.
  • The district's graduation rate of 59% has decreased from 90% over five years.
  • The revenue/student of $19,677 is higher than the state average of $12,967. The district revenue/student has stayed relatively flat over four years.
  • The district's spending/student of $20,504 is higher than the state average of $12,300. The district spending/student has stayed relatively flat over four years.
School District NamePhiladelphia City School District
Number of Schools
Managed
215
3
Number of Students Managed131,6661,497
Philadelphia City School District Students Managed (1990-2015)
Graduation Rate59%89%
Philadelphia City School District Graduation Rate (2000-2015)
District Total Revenue$2,831 MM$21 MM
Philadelphia City School District District Total Revenue (1996-2015)
District Spending$2,951 MM$20 MM
Philadelphia City School District District Spending (1996-2015)
District Revenue / Student$19,677$12,967
Philadelphia City School District District Revenue / Student (1995-2015)
District Spending / Student$20,504$12,300
Philadelphia City School District District Spending / Student (1995-2015)
School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2015 (latest year available) NCES, PA Dept. of Education

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School Reviews

5  9/26/2007
This school has a good quality of some subjects. For example, this school has a department for people who are not speaking English as first language. Moreover this school has JROTC program which teach student to become a better citizen and produced persons in their community. Also this school has foreign language classes (Spanish) which teach by professional teachers. SPHS also has varsity club which organized well. Parents in this school have a important role for their kids & involved to care of their kids education as the principle and school staff give more intense information through media such as letters and phone calls.
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