Washington George High School

  • Washington George High School serves 1,339 students in grades 9-12.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is 29% (which is lower than the Pennsylvania state average of 46%) for the 2016-17 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 2016-17 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 16:1 is higher than the Pennsylvania state level of 15:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 58% of the student body (majority Black), which is higher than the Pennsylvania state average of 34%.

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School Overview

  • Washington George High School's student population of 1,339 students has declined by 11% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 83 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
Total Students1,339 students
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Total Classroom Teachers83 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Washington George High School's student:teacher ratio of 16:1 has decreased from 18:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Washington George High School is 0.71, which is more than the diversity score at state average of 0.26. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2016-2017 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (PA)
Overall School Rank#2141 out of 2,835 schools
(Bottom 50%)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
29%
46%
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Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
38%
63%
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Student : Teacher Ratio16:115:1
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Asian
15%
4%
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Hispanic
11%
11%
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Black
29%
15%
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White
42%
66%
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Two or more races
3%
4%
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All Ethnic GroupsThis chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Washington George High School.This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in PA.
Diversity Score0.710.26
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Graduation Rate
68%
86%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
99%
41%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunchn/a
3%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Washington George High School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Pennsylvania by year, with the latest 2014-15 school year data.
School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NamePhiladelphia City SD School District
Source: 2016-2017 (latest school year available) NCES, PA Dept. of Education

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  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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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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