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C+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    C+
  2. Diversity
    B
  3. Teachers
    B-
  4. College Prep
    C-
  5. Clubs & Activities
    C-
  6. Health & Safety
    A+
  7. Administration
    A-
  8. Sports
    C
  9. Food
    A
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C+
Parkway Center City High School is a public, magnet school located in Philadelphia, PA. It has 554 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 21 to 1. According to state test scores, 77% of students are at least proficient in math and 82% in reading.
About Parkway Center City High School...
Address
540 N 13th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19123
Telephone
(215) 299-8801

Parkway Center City High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
82%
Percent Proficient - Math
77%
Average Graduation Rate
95%
Average SAT
950
161 responses
Average ACT
18
12 responses
AP Enrollment
37%
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Living in the Area
B
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    B-
  2. Good for Families
    B-
  3. Housing
    C
Area Feel
Urban
Median Household Income
$40,649
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$970
National
$949
Median Home Value
$151,500
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
86%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.21 responses
Poll
81%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.21 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 61 responses
Report
  • Half Days
    21%
  • Assemblys
    20%
  • Spirit Week
    20%
  • Dress down days
    18%
  • School play
    16%
  • Move up day
    3%
  • Spirit Week
    2%

Students

Diversity
B
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
554
Free or Reduced Lunch
100%
88%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.25 responses
80%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.25 responses
76%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.25 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
21:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$63,512
Teachers in First/Second Year
8%
77%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.30 responses
83%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.30 responses
77%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.30 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
C-
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Low
Boys Athletic Participation
Low
Expenses Per Student
$19,916/ year
National
$12,239
48%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.25 responses
16%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.25 responses
56%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.25 responses
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Parkway Center City High School Reviews

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My experience in Parkway was challenging. The schedule is different from any highschool in Philadelphia,but instead it is similar to a colllege schedule. There are some colllege course at community college for free; it is a great opportunity and I happened to take one next year. There are some downside to the school. For example, the school is financially unstable. The school is dirty most of the time. To conclude, Parkway is a great highschool academically, but lacks in other activities.
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I have had a amazing learning experience at Parkway Center City. The teachers are great and supportive. I have been able to engage in many wonderful academic opportunities and college readiness programs that will definitely benefit me after I graduate!
Parkway Center City is a great school to attend. The part I love most about my school is my friends. High school won’t be a great experience without friends. Parkway is also a school where any student has the opportunity to sign up for dual enrollement. While taking regular high school classes, a student can also take college classes at community college.