A-
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
    C
  9. Food
    A
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B
Address
1100 Catharine St
Philadelphia, PA 19147
Telephone
(215) 351-7618

Academy at Palumbo Rankings

Niche ranks nearly 100,000 schools and districts based on statistics and millions of opinions from students and parents.

Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
82%
Percent Proficient - Math
77%
Average Graduation Rate
95%
Average SAT
1010
163 responses
Average ACT
20
9 responses
AP Enrollment
40%

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.29 responses
Poll
86%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.29 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 100 responses
Report
  • Halloween Parade of Horrors
    28%
  • Thanksgiving feast
    22%
  • Assemblies
    16%
  • Drama Shows/Rock Concerts
    11%
  • Fashion Show
    7%
  • Basketball games
    6%
  • Foodball games
    5%

Students

Diversity
A
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
857
Free or Reduced Lunch
60%
84%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.37 responses
86%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.37 responses
81%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.37 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
21:1
National
16:1
Average Teacher Salary
Teachers in First/Second Year
0%
83%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.53 responses
89%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.53 responses
79%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.53 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
B+
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Boys Athletic Participation
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.61 responses
36%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.61 responses
74%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.61 responses
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Academy at Palumbo Reviews

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My experience at Academy At Palumbo had to be one of the best time of my life! There was so much diversity students wise & teacher wise. With every teacher you come in contact with ensures you that you will have a hard time adjusting at first but will surely end up on top. The school as whole supports anything that you want to do & will do anything to help your dreams come true. For example, say that you would want to become a doctor or nurse or anything in the medical field they will find internships for you & help get an interview for. Overall, the schools area is a great environment. Helping you set goals and achieve them accordingly
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I really love how diverse the school is. I get to learn different cultures other than the Asian Culture. Teachers and staff are really awesome because they really care for students! I built a really special bond with friends and staffs. The school does a awesome job in letting people fit in. People are able to speak out their problems and staffs are there to solve it.
I am a senior and love everything about Palumbo. Between diversity, activities, academics, and atmosphere Palumbo has everything I was looking for in a high school. The teachers are amazing and carry multiple degrees. They are very friendly and understanding. I can actually talk to them if something is bothering me. When it comes to academics Palumbo is outstanding. They provide a bunch of AP courses for students to take as well as electives. I liked that I had decisions and could actually choose classes that I liked. Palumbo also has multiple opportunities and partnerships which I am very grateful for. When I was in 10th I went to Italy with the school. It was a once in a lifetime experience. As far as clubs go Palumbo has their own traditions, and that's what I think makes it feel like home. It relieves some of the stress and allows us to enjoy our time with the school and faculty. Last but not least Palumbo provides a safe environment. I have never felt in danger or threatened.