University City High School (Closed 2014)

3601 Filbert St
Philadelphia, PA 19104
(School attendance zone shown in map)
University City High School served 506 students in grades 9-12.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math was ≤5% (which was lower than the Pennsylvania state average of 73%) for the 2012-13 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts was 15-19% (which was lower than the Pennsylvania state average of 70%) for the 2012-13 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 9:1 was lower than the Pennsylvania state level of 14:1.
Minority enrollment was 99% of the student body (majority Black), which was higher than the Pennsylvania state average of 34% (majority Black).

School Overview

Grades Offered
Grades 9-12
Total Students
506 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
54 teachers
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Students by Grade
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School Rankings

Definition of Terms 2013-2014 School Year Data
This School
State Level (PA)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
(12-13)
≤5%
73%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
(12-13)
15-19%
70%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
9:1
14:1
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American Indian
n/a
n/a
Asian
2%
4%
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Hispanic
3%
11%
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Black
93%
15%
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White
1%
66%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
1%
4%
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All Ethnic Groups
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This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in PA.
Diversity Score
0.13
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Graduation Rate
(12-13)
75-79%
85%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
99%
46%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for free lunch in University City High School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for free lunch in Pennsylvania by year, with the latest 2012-13 school year data.
Eligible for Reduced Lunch (08-09)
7%
7%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in University City High School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Pennsylvania by year, with the latest 2008-09 school year data.
Source: 2013-2014 (latest school year available) NCES, PA Dept. of Education

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