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C-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    C-
  2. Diversity
    C
  3. Teachers
    C+
  4. College Prep
    C-
  5. Clubs & Activities
    C-
  6. Health & Safety
    B-
  7. Administration
    C
  8. Sports
    C-
  9. Food
    C
  10. Resources & Facilities
    D
Parkway West High School is a public, magnet school located in Philadelphia, PA. It has 258 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 17 to 1. According to state test scores, 35% of students are at least proficient in math and 75% in reading.
Address
4725 Fairmont Ave
Philadelphia, PA 19139
Telephone
(215) 471-5007

Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
75%
Percent Proficient - Math
35%
Average Graduation Rate
85%
Average SAT
890
57 responses
Average ACT
23
5 responses
AP Enrollment
29%
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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
$17,219
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$667
National
$949
Median Home Value
$62,584
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
B-
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
71%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.7 responses
Poll
14%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.7 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 6 responses
Report
  • Spirit Week
    50%
  • The occasional Talent Shows we have
    50%

Students

Diversity
C
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
258
Free or Reduced Lunch
100%
25%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.8 responses
25%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.8 responses
63%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.8 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
17:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$72,219
Teachers in First/Second Year
17.6%
44%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.9 responses
67%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.9 responses
67%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.9 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
$19,716/ year
National
$12,239
30%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.10 responses
10%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.10 responses
30%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.10 responses
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Parkway West High School Reviews

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My experience at Parkway West was mediocre at best. There were barely any activities, clubs, or diverse academics. The school is small, and the bulding is even smaller. The lunches and time schedule were a little unorganized. We shared a school with K-8. The top floor was ours. I really enjoyed the people I met otherwise. They were nice to me and wonderful. I know that I’ve built long lasting relationships out of that high school.
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I enjoyed that Parkway West High School was an intimate learning institution which allowed students to obtain additional assistance with classwork. I am interested in seeing this branch of the Parkway Gamma System focus more on college preparation for students, in the future.
Parkway West has been my favorite school that I have attended. The amount of opportunities are endless. They have so many resources available for all students. Their extra curricular clubs or sports are very well structured. Proud to be a longhorn!