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
    A
Address
11081 Knights Rd
Philadelphia, PA 19154
Telephone
(215) 281-2603

Arts Academy at Benjamin Rush Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
87%
Percent Proficient - Math
72%
Average Graduation Rate
95%
Average SAT
1030
115 responses
Average ACT
23
15 responses
AP Enrollment
5%
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Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
A+
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
100%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.16 responses
Poll
81%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.16 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 35 responses
Report
  • All the shows
    49%
  • Shows
    20%
  • African American history month
    11%
  • Sporting events
    9%
  • Project Beautiful:loving notes on all lockers
    6%
  • Spirit Week
    3%
  • The social justice presentation
    3%

Students

Diversity
A
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
601
Free or Reduced Lunch
48%
75%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.20 responses
100%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.20 responses
50%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.20 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
20:1
National
16:1
Average Teacher Salary
Teachers in First/Second Year
7.1%
94%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.32 responses
94%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.32 responses
91%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.32 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
53%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.34 responses
21%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.34 responses
59%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.34 responses
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During my time attending Benjamin Rush I found this high school to serve as a creative space for many diverse people. Not only did I feel safe in my environment, I felt well supported by staff members and teachers that provided me with flexibility to do my work so I could participate in the numerous extracurricular activities I engage in such as sports and music programs. Furthermore, with the school having a smaller amount of students we are able to receive individual attention that contributes to the quality of our work. However, the smaller staff of teachers does sometimes limit our classes, clubs and activities we can be offered. I hope one day that Rush expands so it can reach its full potential and offer several programs to prospective students. My experience there has been unforgettable and I have definitely perfected my craft in vocal singing and piano playing. In conclusion, I am proud to be an alumni of the Arts Academy at Benjamin Rush!
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Teachers were very personal with the students. Since I went to a very small high school, everyone knew everyone. Teachers knew every student personally and it was very easy to get help and talk about your struggles. Students were very nice and accepting of everyone. I really loved the free environment of my performing arts school and I would honestly do those four years over again! I met some amazing people! I also learned from the best teachers who made sure everyone was on the same page.
I love the teachers here and believe that they are all wonderful in what they do and how they help provide for the students here. The different art shows from dance, theatre and vocal always make me happy especially the annual Spring Musical. There are so many wonderful and bright-hearted people that I have met here in my grade, I just wish more than anything there was an AP History class at this school. That seems weird, but history is something I love more than anything and it's my strongest subject. More choices in a school schedule and electives would be great, too, but there isn't much I can say about that anymore since I am in my senior year, and I do love all of the classes I am in now regardless.