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  1. Academics
    A-
  2. Diversity
    A+
  3. Teachers
    A-
  4. College Prep
    A-
  5. Clubs & Activities
    C+
  6. Health & Safety
    A+
  7. Administration
    A+
  8. Sports
    C
  9. Food
    A
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B
Science Leadership Academy is a highly rated, public, magnet school located in Philadelphia, PA. It has 500 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 28 to 1. According to state test scores, 82% of students are at least proficient in math and 87% in reading.

Science Leadership Academy Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
87%
Percent Proficient - Math
82%
Average Graduation Rate
95%
Average SAT
1130
277 responses
Average ACT
25
83 responses
AP Enrollment

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Living in the Area
  1. Cost of Living
    C-
  2. Good for Families
    B+
  3. Housing
    C
Median Household Income
$76,782
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,772
National
$949
Median Home Value
$439,767
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
85%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.27 responses
Poll
85%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.27 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 46 responses
Report
  • Eating lunch in the Ballroom
    17%
  • Fashion Shows, NBA Basketball Games, Frisbee Games
    17%
  • Field Day
    15%
  • EduCon
    11%
  • Fashion Shows, School Dance, Boograms
    9%
  • Homecoming
    9%
  • Volleyball Games
    4%

Students

Diversity
A+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
500
Free or Reduced Lunch
100%
79%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.29 responses
97%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.29 responses
69%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.29 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
28:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$66,859
Teachers in First/Second Year
19.2%
94%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.35 responses
97%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.35 responses
86%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.35 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
C+
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Low
Boys Athletic Participation
Very Low
Expenses Per Student
$27,483/ year
National
$12,239
85%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.34 responses
41%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.34 responses
85%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.34 responses
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Science Leadership Academy Reviews

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I am loving my time at SLA! The learning environment here is very fostering of creative growth, as most of our projects involve some sort of creative aspects. So far, I've made a GIF of cell growth for Biochemistry, a financial plan for Algebra 2 class, and have created an entire empire for World History. Talking to people who go to other high schools in Philly, it's clear to me that SLA teachers care about their students and are willing to help them in ways that other high school teachers don't.
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Great school! Very welcoming community, makes everyone feel at home. Teachers and staff make the learning environment safe for everyone to learn.Classes are difficult but they challenge your brain to help you learn more.Overall great school!
Science Leadership Academy's environment has allowed me to fully develop as a student and as a person getting ready for the real world. SLA allows students to be their unapologetic selves while also teaching them to appropriately address certain problems. The school teaches us how to collaborate, present, and reflect on all work. It's a great school!