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B
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B
  2. Diversity
    A-
  3. Teachers
    B
  4. College Prep
    B-
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B+
  6. Health & Safety
    A
  7. Administration
    B
  8. Sports
    A-
  9. Food
    A-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C-
Girls High School is an above average, public, magnet school located in Philadelphia, PA. It has 1,044 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 21 to 1. According to state test scores, 70% of students are at least proficient in math and 92% in reading.
Address
1400 W Olney Ave
Philadelphia, PA 19141
Telephone
(215) 276-5258

Girls High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
92%
Percent Proficient - Math
70%
Average Graduation Rate
94%
Average SAT
1010
330 responses
Average ACT
22
24 responses
AP Enrollment
12%

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Living in the Area
C-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    B-
  2. Good for Families
    C-
  3. Housing
    D
Area Feel
Urban
Median Household Income
$22,681
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$829
National
$949
Median Home Value
$75,027
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
A
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
82%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.56 responses
Poll
77%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.56 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 250 responses
Report
  • Two Senior Days, Freshman, Sophomore, Junior Days
    20%
  • Contest
    20%
  • Songs of the Season
    16%
  • County Fair
    11%
  • Dance Show
    11%
  • Multicultural Day
    6%
  • Career Day
    6%

Students

Diversity
A-
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,044
Free or Reduced Lunch
99%
91%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.64 responses
81%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.64 responses
89%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.64 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
21:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$72,219
Teachers in First/Second Year
0%
80%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.74 responses
77%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.74 responses
73%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.74 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
B+
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Low
Boys Athletic Participation
Expenses Per Student
$19,716/ year
National
$12,239
91%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.56 responses
41%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.56 responses
68%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.56 responses
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Girls High is a very welcoming and home like place. Especially considering when you become a student you are immediately acknowledged as a fellow sister and to staff as a daughter. Girls High has so many fun events, like contest where classes compete against each other for 2 days. If you want a great education and to have fun in the process, Girls High is definitely the school for you!
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The Philadelphia High School for Girls provides exceptional young ladies with an exceptional academic and personal growth experience. I am a member of the 227 graduating class. I would not be the person I am today, nor would I have been as successful in my college, grad school and professional careers had I attended my neighborhood high school. GHS provides endless opportunity to excel academically, grow personally and cultivate life long relationships with other women with different back grounds and interests. GHS took me from a week and mild child and within 4 years provided the resources, guidance and experiences necessary to challenge me to become a leader, a successful student and an extremely successful professional in my career. Hail all hail all GHS grads. We are women from many walks of life, from many social, cultural and ethnic backgrounds that when combined provide a powerful academic, cultural, social and growth experience to those who chose to be part of it.
When I got my acceptance letter for Girls High, I was thrilled and filled with joy. My mother, aunt, cousins had attended here and it was nothing but positive feedback on how great this school was. Throughout my four years here, I was given multiple opportunities that not only benefited me academically but mentally and physically. By taking these opportunities, it has improved my social skills, allowed me to step outside my box. The teachers here are super supportive and encourage you to do you're best at everything instead of sitting back and watching one fail.