Washington George High School

  • Washington George High School serves 1,508 students in grades 9-12.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 18:1 is higher than the PA average of 15:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 56% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the state average of 32%.
  • Washington George 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 1508 students has declined by 19% over five years.
  • The teacher population of 82 teachers has declined by 17% over five years.
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
Total Students1,508 students
Washington George High School Total Students (1988-2015)
Gender %Washington George High School Gender
Total Classroom Teachers82 teachers
Washington George High School Total Teachers (1988-2015)
Students by GradeWashington George High School Student By Grade

School Comparison

This School(PA) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio18:115:1
Washington George High School Student Teacher Ratio (1988-2015)
Asian
14%
4%
Washington George High School Asian Students (1988-2015)
Hispanic
11%
10%
Washington George High School Black Students (1988-2015)
Black
27%
15%
Washington George High School Black Students (1988-2015)
White
44%
68%
Washington George High School White Students (1988-2015)
Two or more races
4%
3%
Washington George High School Two Or More Races Students (2012-2015)
All Ethnic GroupsWashington George 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
Washington George 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.
58%
41%
Washington George High School Eligible for Free Lunch (2001-2015)
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.
2%
5%
Washington George High School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (2001-2015)

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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School Reviews

  3.50 out of 5  (2 reviews)
5  5/17/2016
I recently graduated from this school last year. I would have to so say that George Washington is a great school in comparison to other Philadelphia school. we have an awesome IB program and AP teachers. although there are many fights it is a nice safe environment for students who aren't in the mix of the drama. As well the vice principals put forth a great effort to help students, better than the counselors. The diversity in the school created for a better environment with less segregation and racism within the school. But i will admit outside of the school isn't very safe for students lots of smoking in fighting.
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2  7/11/2011
George Washington High School is the worst school you could send your kid to. There are constanly problems with them giving you credits even when you are a straight A student, and nearly all the teachers lack interest in their students. Theyre unwilling to help you succeed, and lack the attention needed in a classroom. For example, one of the teachers, I wont name who, was totally oblivious to the fact that a kid was smoking a cigerett in her classroom during class; the kid was barley three feet away from her. There are fights everyday, without fail, and instead of security gaurds breaking it up, they sit back and enjoy the entertainment. Then the people you are suppose to be able to talk to and help you with your problems; the counselors; couldnt care less about your problems. Students may go a hole year without a even meeting their counselor. Even if you go down to see them, they rarley give you the time of day. Students are marked late when theyre early; and they marked absent when theyre present. Over all George Washington is the worst school to help a student succeed.
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