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 11% over five years.
  • The teacher population of 40 teachers has grown by 8% over five years.
School TypeVocational school
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
Total Students615 students
Swenson Arts & Technology High School Total Students (2003-2015)
Gender %Swenson Arts & Technology High School Gender
Total Classroom Teachers40 teachers
Swenson Arts & Technology High School Total Teachers (2003-2015)
Students by GradeSwenson Arts & Technology High School Student By Grade

School Comparison

This School(PA) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio15:115:1
Swenson Arts & Technology High School Student Teacher Ratio (2003-2015)
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)
Two or more races
2%
3%
Swenson Arts & Technology High School Two Or More Races Students (2011-2015)
All Ethnic GroupsSwenson Arts & Technology 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.
0.710.51
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.
60%
41%
Swenson Arts & Technology High School Eligible for Free Lunch (2003-2015)
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.
6%
5%
Swenson Arts & Technology High School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (2003-2015)

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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