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Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B
  2. Diversity
    A+
  3. Teachers
    A-
  4. College Prep
    B
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B
  6. Health & Safety
    A+
  7. Administration
    A+
  8. Sports
    B-
  9. Food
    A
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C
Academy at Palumbo is a highly rated, public, magnet school located in Philadelphia, PA. It has 883 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 68 to 1. According to state test scores, 92% of students are at least proficient in math and 97% in reading.
Address
1100 Catharine St
Philadelphia, PA 19147
Telephone
(215) 351-7618

Academy at Palumbo Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
97%
Percent Proficient - Math
92%
Average Graduation Rate
95%
Average SAT
1040
253 responses
Average ACT
20
11 responses
AP Enrollment
27%
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Living in the Area
B
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    B-
  2. Good for Families
    B-
  3. Housing
    C
Area Feel
Urban
Median Household Income
$39,770
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$943
National
$949
Median Home Value
$147,300
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
A+
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
97%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.35 responses
Poll
89%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.35 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 126 responses
Report
  • Halloween Parade of Horrors
    26%
  • Thanksgiving feast
    21%
  • Assemblies
    13%
  • Drama Shows/Rock Concerts
    11%
  • Foodball games
    6%
  • Fashion Show
    6%
  • Basketball games
    6%

Students

Diversity
A+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
883
Free or Reduced Lunch
100%
86%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.43 responses
88%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.43 responses
84%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.43 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
68:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$63,512
Teachers in First/Second Year
4.9%
85%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.59 responses
88%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.59 responses
80%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.59 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
B
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Low
Boys Athletic Participation
Average
Expenses Per Student
$19,916/ year
National
$12,239
90%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.67 responses
36%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.67 responses
75%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.67 responses
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I love the teacher support from PAlumbo. The teachers at Palumbo go above and beyond to make themselves available to students in and out of the class. What could be improved upon are the physical conditions of our school, we don't have air conditioning, which often proves a problem with the 80 degree days we have in the beginning and end of the year. Additionally we've gone months at a time without basic necessities such as toilet paper, soap, and paper towels in the student bathrooms. Our building, being as old as it is, has many things wrong with it, an estimated 2 million dollars worth of repairs are needed that we just don't have.
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To be honest, palumbo is probably one of the best decisions I made in my life. I transferred during my sophomore year just because I needed a change in environment. To have different people and new beliefs and ideas surround me was a good change. I learned to work differently compared to normal conventions. I was introduced to online submission and completing and a more rigorous course. I learned a lot and even though I had a rough sophomore and junior due to different things happening in my life, I wouldn’t change my school for anything else. My senior year has been great to me so far and I intend to make up for my losses for the previous two years. The only thing I would really change about my school is a change in building or an expansion of some sort. Our school is very small for such a upcoming school that has been widely known for middle schoolers. We’ve become very popular and a lot of kids have came in.
When I came to Palumbo on Orientation day I made friends and memories that have stuck with me even now in my senior year. This school is diverse not only in the people, traditions, and culture, but also in extracurricular activities. Palumbo made me a more musical individual, a tech nerd, a book worm, an athlete, a leader, and a true scholar. In my four years at Palumbo I’ve enhanced my violin skill level, learned how to play the drum kit and Trumpet, and won several awards in Wrestling, Debate, Running, and Coding/Tech Competitions. Palumbo brought out sides of me that I didn’t know I had. In whole, they made me a very well-rounded individual that caught the eyes of many Universities and employers.