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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
    B
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C+
Academy at Palumbo is a highly rated, public, magnet school located in Philadelphia, PA. It has 900 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 22 to 1. According to state test scores, 82% of students are at least proficient in math and 92% in reading.
Address
1100 Catharine St
Philadelphia, PA 19147
Telephone
(215) 351-7618
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Academy at Palumbo Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
92%
Percent Proficient - Math
82%
Average Graduation Rate
97%
Average SAT
1060
345 responses
Average ACT
20
15 responses
AP Enrollment
27%

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Living in the Area
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Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    C
  2. Good for Families
    B+
  3. Housing
    C
Median Household Income
$67,823
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,268
National
$949
Median Home Value
$379,182
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
98%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.46 responses
Poll
85%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.46 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 152 responses
Report
  • Halloween Parade of Horrors
    29%
  • Thanksgiving feast
    24%
  • Assemblies
    13%
  • Drama Shows/Rock Concerts
    11%
  • Foodball games
    5%
  • Basketball games
    5%
  • Fashion Show
    5%

Students

Diversity
A+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
900
Free or Reduced Lunch
100%
83%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.54 responses
89%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.54 responses
81%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.54 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
22:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$72,219
Teachers in First/Second Year
4.9%
86%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.70 responses
90%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.70 responses
81%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.70 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
$19,716/ year
National
$12,239
91%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.78 responses
41%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.78 responses
73%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.78 responses
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My experience at Academy at Palumbo was a very memorable one! The school has a lot to offer, such as clubs and sports. You also have the opportunities to start your won club. There are many staff/administration that is available to help you with whatever you may need. The school is also in an overall, good (safe)/welcoming neighborhood.
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I love the Academy at Palumbo's environment, both academic and social. The teachers are always willing to help students with any area they are capable. They are well-qualified, professional, and friendly as well. The classes are rigorous but not unyielding. The students are not mean, and I found that making friends has never been easier. The after school activities are plentiful and fun. Making your own club has never been easier than at Palumbo, and I would know since I did so myself. I cannot think of a better high school to attend to pursue one's intellectual, social, and personal goals.
Palumbo is an amazing school, I fell in love with it the first day I walked in. The school's atmosphere is super welcoming and there is someone for everyone here. I have met some of the most unique and beautiful people ever due to the fact that Palumbo allows everyone to be their selves. Teachers are also amazing individuals with vibrant personalities. They actually care about the well being of their students both inside and outside of the classroom. Palumbo is a fairly new school and sometimes lack some of the school-wide social charms that other schools have. However, I believe that that leaves room for newcomers to implement activities or clubs that they would like to see. It's really a place that is forever growing and can only be made better by the wonderful ideas of the unique individuals that attend.