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 declined by 19% over five years.
  • The teacher population of 63 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Grades Offered Grades 9-12
Total Students 778 students
South Philadelphia High School Total Students (1988-2015)
Gender % South Philadelphia High School Gender
Total Classroom Teachers 63 teachers
South Philadelphia High School Total Teachers (1988-2015)
Students by Grade South Philadelphia High School Student By Grade

School Comparison

  • The student:teacher ratio of 12:1 has decreased from 16:1 over five years.
  • The school's diversity score of 0.61 is more than the state average of 0.25. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
This School (PA) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio 12:1 15:1
South Philadelphia High School Student Teacher Ratio (1988-2014)
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)
Hawaiian
n/a n/a
South Philadelphia High School Hawaiian Students (2009-2010)
Two or more races
2%
3%
South Philadelphia High School Two Or More Races Students (2011-2015)
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.
0.61 0.25
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.
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South Philadelphia High School Eligible for Free Lunch (2000-2014)
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.
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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 14% over five years.
  • The district's graduation rate of 59% has increased from 54% over five years.
  • The revenue/student of $19,065 is higher than the state average of $13,538. The district revenue/student has grown by 11% over four years.
  • The district's spending/student of $25,209 is higher than the state average of $13,526. The district spending/student has grown by 41% over four years.
School District Name Philadelphia City School District
Number of Schools
Managed
215
3
Number of Students Managed 131,666 1,497
Philadelphia City School District Students Managed (1990-2015)
Graduation Rate 59% 89%
Philadelphia City School District Graduation Rate (1999-2015)
District Total Revenue $2,743 MM $20 MM
Philadelphia City School District District Total Revenue (1995-2015)
District Spending $3,628 MM $20 MM
Philadelphia City School District District Spending (1995-2015)
District Revenue / Student $19,065 $13,538
Philadelphia City School District District Revenue / Student (1992-2015)
District Spending / Student $25,209 $13,526
Philadelphia City School District District Spending / Student (1992-2015)
School Statewide Testing View 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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