Swenson Arts & Technology High School

Tel: (215)961-2009
  • Swenson Arts & Technology High School serves 615 students in grades 9-12.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 15:1 is equal to the PA average of 15:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 66% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the state average of 32%.
  • Swenson Arts & Technology 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 615 students has declined by 16% over five years.
  • The teacher population of 40 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
School Type Vocational school
Grades Offered Grades 9-12
Total Students 615 students
Swenson Arts & Technology High School Total Students (2003-2015)
Gender % Swenson Arts & Technology High School Gender
Total Classroom Teachers 40 teachers
Swenson Arts & Technology High School Total Teachers (2003-2015)
Students by Grade Swenson Arts & Technology High School Student By Grade

School Comparison

  • The student:teacher ratio of 15:1 has decreased from 18:1 over five years.
  • The school's diversity score of 0.71 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 15:1 15:1
Swenson Arts & Technology High School Student Teacher Ratio (2002-2014)
Asian
6%
4%
Swenson Arts & Technology High School Asian Students (2003-2015)
Hispanic
23%
10%
Swenson Arts & Technology High School Black Students (2003-2015)
Black
35%
15%
Swenson Arts & Technology High School Black Students (2003-2015)
White
34%
68%
Swenson Arts & Technology High School White Students (2003-2015)
Hawaiian
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Swenson Arts & Technology High School Hawaiian Students (2009-2010)
Two or more races
2%
3%
Swenson Arts & Technology 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.
0.71 0.25
Swenson Arts & Technology High School Diversity Score (2003-2015)
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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Swenson Arts & Technology High School Eligible for Free Lunch (2004-2014)
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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Swenson Arts & Technology High School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (2004-2014)

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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