Washington George High School

10175 Bustleon Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19116
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rank
2/
10
Bottom 50%
3.50 5 1 (2 reviews)
Washington George High School serves 1,257 students in grades 9-12.
Washington George High School placed in the bottom 50% of all schools in Pennsylvania for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%) for the 2017-18 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 25% (which is lower than the Pennsylvania state average of 45%) for the 2017-18 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 38% (which is lower than the Pennsylvania state average of 63%) for the 2017-18 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 17:1 is higher than the Pennsylvania state level of 15:1.
Minority enrollment is 63% of the student body (majority Black), which is higher than the Pennsylvania state average of 34% (majority Black and Hispanic).

Top Placements

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School Overview

Washington George High School's student population of 1,257 students has declined by 27% over five school years.
The teacher population of 73 teachers has declined by 7% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
Total Students1,257 students
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Total Classroom Teachers73 teachers
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School Comparison

Washington George High School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 2,820 schools in Pennsylvania (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2017-18 school year.
The diversity score of Washington George High School is 0.74, which is more than the diversity score at state average of 0.53. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2017-2018 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (PA)
Overall Testing Rank
#2396 out of 2820 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
25%
45%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
38%
63%
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Student : Teacher Ratio17:115:1
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American Indian
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Asian
17%
4%
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Hispanic
11%
11%
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Black
30%
15%
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White
37%
66%
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Hawaiian
n/a
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Two or more races
5%
4%
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Diversity Score
0.740.53
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Graduation Rate
68%
86%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
100%
46%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch (14-15)
2%
5%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NamePhiladelphia City School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, PA Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools

The nearest high school and middle school to Washington George High School is Philadelphia Academy Charter School (1.1 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Loesche William H School (0.5 miles away)
Show me:
  • School (Math and Reading Proficiency) Location Miles Grades Students
  • Philadelphia Loesche William H School Math: 51% | Reading: 58%
    Rank
    5/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: PK-5 | 875 students
    0.5 miles
    595 Tomlinson Rd
    Philadelphia, PA 19116
    (215) 961-2000
    0.5 PK-5 875
  • Philadelphia Philadelphia Academy Charter School Charter School
    Math: 57% | Reading: 71%
    Rank
    7/
    10
    Top 50%
    Grades: K-12 | 1,143 student
    1.1 miles
    11000 Roosevelt Blvd
    Philadelphia, PA 19116
    (215) 676-8320
    1.1 K-12 1,143
  • Philadelphia Mast Community Charter School Charter School
    Math: 65% | Reading: 80%
    Rank
    8/
    10
    Top 30%
    Grades: K-12 | 1,356 student
    1.2 miles
    1800 E Byberry Rd
    Philadelphia, PA 19116
    (267) 348-1100
    1.2 K-12 1,356
  • Philadelphia Comly Watson School Math: 54% | Reading: 69%
    Rank
    6/
    10
    Top 50%
    Grades: K-5 | 491 students
    1.3 miles
    1001 Byberry Rd
    Philadelphia, PA 19116
    (215) 961-2008
    1.3 K-5 491
  • Philadelphia Frank Anne School Math: 56% | Reading: 69%
    Rank
    6/
    10
    Top 50%
    Grades: PK-5 | 1,302 student
    1.3 miles
    2000 Bowler St
    Philadelphia, PA 19115
    (215) 961-2005
    1.3 PK-5 1,302

School Reviews

  3.50 out of 5  (2 reviews)
5  
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  
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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