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  1. Academics
    C
  2. Diversity
    A
  3. Teachers
    B
  4. College Prep
    C+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    C
  6. Health & Safety
    B
  7. Administration
    C+
  8. Sports
    C
  9. Food
    B
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B-
First Philadelphia Preparatory Charter School is a public, charter school located in Philadelphia, PA. It has 1,859 students in grades K-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 18 to 1. According to state test scores, 13% of students are at least proficient in math and 38% in reading.
About First Philadelphia Preparatory Charter School...
Address
4300 Tacony St
Philadelphia, PA 19124
Telephone
(215) 743-3100
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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
38%
Percent Proficient - Math
13%
Average Graduation Rate
87%
Average SAT
980
22 responses
Average ACT
AP Enrollment

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Living in the Area
C-
Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Cost of Living
    B-
  2. Good for Families
    C-
  3. Housing
    D
Area Feel
Urban Suburban Mix
Median Household Income
$24,166
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$823
National
$949
Median Home Value
$76,773
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
B
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Students

Diversity
A
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,859
Free or Reduced Lunch
84%
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Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
18:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
Teachers in First/Second Year
27.1%
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Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
C
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Very Low
Boys Athletic Participation
Low
Expenses Per Student
National
$12,239
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First Philly has a very close-knit community the relationships between students and staff are really strong. The overall atmosphere is great they have an effective student government program that plans a lot of fun activities. The overall academics are pretty good the only weakness is not having AP-Courses for each subject area there is only one and is for English. Besides the lack of rigorous course, everything else is fine they are many opportunities to get help if you are struggling teachers are always are willing to support.
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My experience at first Philadelphia was great, I got to meet a lot of wonderful people. I made a lot of friends while attending there. I kinda liked first Philadelphia because there was some teachers that do care about your future and that is important. One thing I wish they can change is that they could be more organized becasue sometimes they are all over the place.
My First Philadelphia Preparatory Charter School experience was like no other. I truly believe this is the best school for grades K-12 to come. I attended First Philly for my four years of high school. I'm currently a senior their and I really can say it was an amazing four years. I have friends who have been here since kindergarten. This says a lot about the school. The staff is amazing. Also we have teachers who really care about our school, and their students. We are a family and we learn and grow together as individuals.