Swenson Arts & Technology High School

  • Swenson Arts & Technology High School serves 665 students in grades 9-12.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is 25-29% (which is lower than the Pennsylvania state average of 46%) for the 2016-17 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Reading/Language Arts is 35-39% (which is lower than the Pennsylvania state average of 63%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 16:1 is higher than the Pennsylvania state level of 15:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 63% of the student body (majority Black and Hispanic), which is higher than the Pennsylvania state average of 34%.

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School Overview

  • Swenson Arts & Technology High School's student population of 665 students has grown by 8% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 42 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
School TypeVocational school
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
Total Students665 students
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Total Classroom Teachers42 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Swenson Arts & Technology High School's student:teacher ratio of 16:1 has increased from 15:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Swenson Arts & Technology High School is 0.72, which is more than the diversity score at state average of 0.00. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2016-2017 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (PA)
Overall School Rank#2161 out of 2,835 schools
(Bottom 50%)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)25-29%
46%
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Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)35-39%
63%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Swenson Arts & Technology High School and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Pennsylvania by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Student : Teacher Ratio16:115:1
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Asian
5%
4%
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Hispanic
26%
11%
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Black
29%
15%
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White
37%
66%
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Two or more races
3%
4%
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Diversity Score0.72n/a
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Graduation Rate90-94%
86%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
100%
41%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunchn/a
3%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Swenson Arts & Technology High School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Pennsylvania by year, with the latest 2014-15 school year data.
School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NamePhiladelphia City SD School District
Source: 2016-2017 (latest school year available) NCES, PA Dept. of Education

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