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  1. Academics
    C-
  2. Diversity
    A
  3. Teachers
    C+
  4. College Prep
    C+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B-
  6. Health & Safety
    C+
  7. Administration
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  8. Sports
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  9. Food
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  10. Resources & Facilities
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Philadelphia City School District is a public school district located in Philadelphia, PA. It has 134,044 students in grades PK, K-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 21 to 1. According to state test scores, 21% of students are at least proficient in math and 35% in reading.
About Philadelphia City School District...
Address
440 N Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA 19130
Telephone
(215) 400-4000

Philadelphia City School District Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
35%
Percent Proficient - Math
21%
Average Graduation Rate
69%
Average SAT
1050
4,937 responses
Average ACT
24
494 responses

Students

Diversity
A
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
134,044
Free or Reduced Lunch
100%
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Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
21:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$63,512
Teachers in First/Second Year
5.3%

Finances

Total Expenses
$3,627,516,000
Expenses Per Student
$19,916/ student
National
$12,239
Education Expenses
  • Instruction
    59%
  • Support Services
    36%
  • Other
    5%

Philadelphia City School District Reviews

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I loved the Challange whil I was in school the different activities we engaged in daily! In a perfect world I would have succeeded, unfortunately I developed a brain tumor had surgery and my high school dreams of college and dream career went down hill! I just wished the support could have been stronger from my teachers and administrators while I was experiencing my adverse situations! I experienced unstable housing, and could not always complete my homework. I still graduated yet somewhat behind all of my class mates! I think School District of Philadelphia need to better support students outside of the academic community and also in the social life.
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My experience as a student in The School District of Philadelphia hasn’t been the best but I am satisfied.I am also grateful because I receive great education academically.In school,education is key and higher learning plays a big role;however,because of that the school district does a exceptional job hiring well performed teachers that get their job done.My experience educationally has landed me in two AP classes which is great because it gives me hope towards college and my future career.Yet,the school district can use many changes but school safety is the main one.I believe all schools in the district should have metal detectors and armed security at all times.In the U.S, there were many incidents when horrible school shooting occurred.Most were obviously unexpected, that shows that anything could happen.Following my belief could save multiple lives which is important because it really hurts to lose loved ones.Everyone has a future ahead of them and they should be alive to see it.
Overall, my daughters experience was wonderful! I think it helped her to the person she is today. She came from the catholic school system, we she was not growing at all. It covered academics, but nothing else. Academics, Diversity and Parent Involvement is always a plus; Philadelphia School District provided that for my child.