C+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    C-
  2. Diversity
    A
  3. Teachers
    B
  4. College Prep
    B-
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B
  6. Health & Safety
    B
  7. Administration
    B-
  8. Sports
    C+
  9. Food
    B
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B-
Address
440 North Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA 19130
Telephone
(215) 400-4000

Philadelphia City School District Rankings

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

Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
34%
Percent Proficient - Math
19%
Average Graduation Rate
65%
Average SAT
1020
3,507 responses
Average ACT
23
423 responses

Students

Diversity
A
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
134,241
Free or Reduced Lunch
86.2%

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
18:1
National
16:1
Average Teacher Salary
$63,512
Teachers in First/Second Year

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

248 reviews
All Categories
I love the School my children attend, but the district itself needs an overhaul! The budget cuts shouldn't affect the students and teachers! The lunch options need to be upgraded to edible items and supplies like copy paper shouldn't be on the back to school supply list.

Most teachers love their job and deserve pay that's enough to enjoy life, not just live paycheck to paycheck, afterall their in charge of making sure our future generations succeed!
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My experience with the Philadelphia school district has been pretty good! The teaching staffs are great, the resources are amazing and they take excellent care of their schools! Although I would like to see some improvement in getting my child ready for college, because in high school it is extremely vital to make sure that not just my child, but that all of the students are 100% prepared for college if they choose to go.
Since I've moved to Philadelphia during my early elementary school years, I've experienced numerous public schools throughout the Philadelphia School District. Most of them were rather similar, in terms of a plentiful amount of disruptive students and a lack of adequate disciplinary action due to poor leadership amongst instructors. The School District, however, is not completely hopeless, although the future may look bleak for a number of its students. There are a few "hidden gems", or schools that continue to raise the bar of academic excellence, scattered throughout the School District of Philadelphia that give me a sense of hope for the entire School District. The average elementary and high school within the School District of Philadelphia, however, makes me realize that the School District has a long way to go, in order to improve.