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C
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    C
  2. Diversity
    B
  3. Teachers
    C-
  4. College Prep
    C
  5. Clubs & Activities
    C+
  6. Health & Safety
    C-
  7. Administration
    C-
  8. Sports
    NG
  9. Food
    B+
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C+
Philadelphia High School is a public school located in Philadelphia, MS. It has 299 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 15 to 1. According to state test scores, 8% of students are at least proficient in math and 22% in reading.
Address
248 Byrd Ave.
Philadelphia, MS 39350
Telephone
(601) 656-2672

Philadelphia High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
22%
Percent Proficient - Math
8%
Average Graduation Rate
92%
Average SAT
Average ACT
22
35 responses
AP Enrollment
28%
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Living in the Area
B-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Crime & Safety
    C-
  2. Diversity
    A
  3. Cost of Living
    B+
  4. Good for Families
    C+
Area Feel
Suburban
Median Household Income
$31,462
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$692
National
$949
Median Home Value
$91,600
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
C-
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
50%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.6 responses
Poll
50%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.6 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 7 responses
Report
  • Philadelphia Football
    57%
  • Band
    29%
  • Show choir
    14%

Students

Diversity
B
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
299
Free or Reduced Lunch
84%
40%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.5 responses
20%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.5 responses
40%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.5 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
15:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$41,592
Teachers in First/Second Year
0%
43%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.7 responses
57%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.7 responses
43%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.7 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
C+
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Very Low
Boys Athletic Participation
Very Low
Expenses Per Student
$8,554/ year
National
$12,239
71%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.7 responses
29%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.7 responses
57%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.7 responses
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Philadelphia High School Reviews

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In my beginning years at Philadelphia, everyone was excited to be at the school. I looked forward to going to high school and become one of the athletes that I looked up too. The school's atmosphere was the number one thing students loved about the school. The teachers were caring for the students. As the years progressed, the teacher's attitudes changed which affected the students. Our school went from an A school to a B school. A new principal stepped forward and changed certain traditions at our school. The enthusiasm at Philadelphia lowered tremendously. If we had better educators that were enthusiastic about their students and teaching it will be a better school. I would bring back the old traditions that made Philadelphia as great as it was. Overall I love my school and they have prepared me.
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I liked the overall atmosphere at Philadelphia High School. I always felt safe there. There are, however, problems with the education. Most teachers would not teach or just did not care about the students education. The good teachers would eventually leave the school.
The school had some very good teachers, some not so good teachers. The language, history and mathematics departments were pretty strong. The english, and sciences department could be better.