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D+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    D+
  2. Diversity
    C
  3. Teachers
    C+
  4. College Prep
    C-
  5. Clubs & Activities
    C
  6. Health & Safety
    B+
  7. Administration
    C+
  8. Sports
    B-
  9. Food
    A-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C-
West Philadelphia High School is a public school located in Philadelphia, PA. It has 477 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 12 to 1. According to state test scores, 17% of students are at least proficient in math and 37% in reading.
About West Philadelphia High School...
Address
4901 Chestnut St
Philadelphia, PA 19139
Telephone
(215) 471-2902
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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
37%
Percent Proficient - Math
17%
Average Graduation Rate
62%
Average SAT
880
29 responses
Average ACT
AP Enrollment
6%
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Living in the Area
B
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    C+
  2. Good for Families
    B-
  3. Housing
    C-
Area Feel
Urban
Median Household Income
$46,013
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$947
National
$949
Median Home Value
$206,487
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.
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Students

Diversity
C
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
477
Free or Reduced Lunch
100%
80%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.5 responses
80%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.5 responses
80%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.5 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
12:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$72,219
Teachers in First/Second Year
11.1%
100%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.5 responses
80%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.5 responses
80%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.5 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
C
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Average
Boys Athletic Participation
High
Expenses Per Student
$19,716/ year
National
$12,239
80%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.5 responses
40%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.5 responses
60%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.5 responses
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I Loved that my child was always held accountable for her actions. This school gave her a chance when others gave up on her. She had to wear a uniform everyday, and was responsible for making sure she kept to school rules.
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What I liked about West Philadelphia High School was that the staff communicated with students whether if they were having trouble with school work or other problems outside of school.
Everyone is friendly. Teachers love the students!