A+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    A
  2. Diversity
    A
  3. Teachers
    A+
  4. College Prep
    A-
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A-
  6. Health & Safety
    A+
  7. Administration
    A+
  8. Sports
    C-
  9. Food
    A+
  10. Resources & Facilities
    A-
Address
2130 Arch St.
Philadelphia, PA 19103
Telephone
(215) 979-5620

Science Leadership Academy Rankings

Niche ranks nearly 100,000 schools and districts based on statistics and millions of opinions from students and parents.

Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
95%
Percent Proficient - Math
92%
Average Graduation Rate
95%
Average SAT
1110
164 responses
Average ACT
25
60 responses
AP Enrollment

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
A+
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
87%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.23 responses
Poll
83%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.23 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 30 responses
Report
  • Fashion Shows, NBA Basketball Games, Frisbee Games
    23%
  • Eating lunch in the Ballroom
    20%
  • Fashion Shows, School Dance, Boograms
    13%
  • Field Day
    10%
  • EduCon
    10%
  • Volleyball Games
    7%
  • Homecoming
    3%

Students

Diversity
A
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
495
Free or Reduced Lunch
34%
84%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.25 responses
96%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.25 responses
72%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.25 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
19:1
National
16:1
Average Teacher Salary
Teachers in First/Second Year
9.4%
94%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.31 responses
97%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.31 responses
87%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.31 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
A-
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Boys Athletic Participation
Expenses Per Student
$19,916/ year
National
$12,239
93%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.30 responses
43%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.30 responses
90%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.30 responses
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Science Leadership Academy Reviews

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I am a alumni of Science Leadership Academy. Choosing this school was one of the best choices of my life. The environment is safe and diverse, full of faculty and staff who love to educate tomorrow's leaders. SLA is a project-based school that believes in inquiry, research, collaboration, presentation, and reflection. Each student is equipped with a laptop to complete all of their assignments (My class received Macbook pros, however, we have a partnership with Dell so the students receive Chrome books). SLA does not use many textbooks because it believes that the internet has a vast amount of information (it has to be credible though). MY high school not only prepared me for college, but prepared me for the world by offering me many opportunities! Overall, I highly recommend SLA for the best high school experience.
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They are doing things right! Immersing the students in what they are learning, whilst, introducing technology to it all. As soon as you step foot into the school, you can feel the family vibe within. Everyone is accepting of one another and the willingness to learn is incredible. As a student here I believe that if I haven't become a student in this school I would've been a whole different person than I am now. There is a definite connection between the staff and the students, creating an amazing learning community. As I progress in life I will always apreciate SLA and everyone within.
If you are an innovative student, Science Leadership Academy is the right school for you! Science Leadership Academy is a project based school, and does not really focus on testing. What makes this school different from others is because we are a project based school, we don't take midterms or finals, rather we do projects to show all that we have learned (which we call benchmarks). The teachers and students here are very open, welcoming, and accepting. In addition, SLA is a judge-free zone and tries to make all of the students feel as comfortable as possible. Overall this is one of the best schools in Philadelphia and I would recommend this school to anyone with a creative mind!