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99%
  • Central High School
  • 1700 W Olney Ave, Philadelphia
  • Philadelphia City SD
  • Grades: 9 - 12 · Students: 2,227
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 24:1
96%
  • Masterman Julia R Sec School
  • 1699 Spring Garden St, Philadelphia
  • Philadelphia City SD
  • Grades: 5 - 12 · Students: 1,180
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 22:1
94%
  • Science Leadership Academy
  • 2130 Arch St., Philadelphia
  • Philadelphia City SD
  • Grades: 9 - 12 · Students: 495
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 19:1
91%
  • Bodine William W High School
  • 1101 N 4th St, Philadelphia
  • Philadelphia City SD
  • Grades: 9 - 12 · Students: 476
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 25:1
91%
  • Franklin Towne Chs
  • 5301 Tacony St Building 108, Philadelphia
  • Franklin Towne CHS
  • Grades: 9 - 12 · Students: 1,209
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 19:1
90%
  • Carver High School
  • 1600 W Norris St, Philadelphia
  • Philadelphia City SD
  • Grades: 9 - 12 · Students: 738
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 22:1
81%
  • Girls High School
  • 1400 W Olney Ave, Philadelphia
  • Philadelphia City SD
  • Grades: 9 - 12 · Students: 1,043
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 22:1
80%
  • Arts Academy At Benjamin Rush
  • 11081 Knights Rd, Philadelphia
  • Philadelphia City SD
  • Grades: 9 - 12 · Students: 601
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 21:1
80%
  • Franklin Lc
  • 616 N 15th St, Philadelphia
  • Philadelphia City SD
  • Grades: 9 - 12 · Students: 785
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 22:1
80%
  • Academy At Palumbo
  • 1100 Catharine St, Philadelphia
  • Philadelphia City SD
  • Grades: 9 - 12 · Students: 857
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 22:1
77%
  • Gamp
  • 23rd And Ritner Sts, Philadelphia
  • Philadelphia City SD
  • Grades: 5 - 12 · Students: 504
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 21:1
77%
  • Parkway-center City
  • 540 N 13th Street, Philadelphia
  • Philadelphia City SD
  • Grades: 9 - 12 · Students: 535
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 22:1
77%
  • Penn Alexander School
  • 4209 Spruce St, Philadelphia
  • Philadelphia City SD
  • Grades: KG - 8 · Students: 564
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 17:1
75%
  • Multi-cultural Academy Cs
  • 3821 N. Broad St., Philadelphia
  • Multi-Cultural Academy CS
  • Grades: 9 - 12 · Students: 267
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 18:1
75%
  • Creative And Performing Arts
  • 901 S Broad St, Philadelphia
  • Philadelphia City SD
  • Grades: 9 - 12 · Students: 699
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 23:1
70%
  • Mast Community Charter School
  • 1800 E Byberry Rd, Philadelphia
  • MAST Community Charter School
  • Grades: KG - 12 · Students: 1,322
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 17:1
66%
  • Mccall Gen George A School
  • 325 S 7th St, Philadelphia
  • Philadelphia City SD
  • Grades: KG - 8 · Students: 681
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 18:1
65%
  • Greenberg Joseph School
  • 600 Sharon Ln, Philadelphia
  • Philadelphia City SD
  • Grades: KG - 8 · Students: 702
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 21:1
65%
  • Philadelphia Academy Cs
  • 11000 Roosevelt Blvd, Philadelphia
  • Philadelphia Academy CS
  • Grades: KG - 12 · Students: 1,174
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 14:1
65%
  • Folk Arts-cultural Treasures Cs
  • 1023 Callowhill St, Philadelphia
  • Folk Arts-Cultural Treasures CS
  • Grades: KG - 8 · Students: 481
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 19:1
65%
  • Meredith William M School
  • 725 S 5th St, Philadelphia
  • Philadelphia City SD
  • Grades: KG - 8 · Students: 560
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 20:1
64%
  • New Foundations Cs
  • 8001 Torresdale Ave, Philadelphia
  • New Foundations CS
  • Grades: KG - 12 · Students: 1,363
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 20:1
62%
  • Philadelphia Electrical & Tech Chs
  • 1420-22 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia
  • Philadelphia Electrical & Tech CHS
  • Grades: 9 - 12 · Students: 621
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 22:1
62%
  • Parkway West
  • 4725 Fairmont Ave, Philadelphia
  • Philadelphia City SD
  • Grades: 9 - 12 · Students: 292
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 20:1
60%
  • Laboratory Cs
  • Administrative Office, Philadelphia
  • Laboratory CS
  • Grades: KG - 8 · Students: 580
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 15:1
60%
  • Preparatory Cs Of Mathematics Science
  • 1928 Point Breeze Avenue, Philadelphia
  • Preparatory CS of Mathematics Science Tech and Careers
  • Grades: 9 - 12 · Students: 623
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 19:1
60%
  • Motivation High School
  • 5900 Baltimore Ave, Philadelphia
  • Philadelphia City SD
  • Grades: 9 - 12 · Students: 292
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 25:1
60%
  • Saul W B Agricultural School
  • 7100 Henry Avenue, Philadelphia
  • Philadelphia City SD
  • Grades: 9 - 12 · Students: 510
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 18:1
59%
  • Green Woods Cs
  • 468 Domino Lane, Philadelphia
  • Green Woods CS
  • Grades: KG - 8 · Students: 638
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 19:1
59%
  • Hill Freedman World Academy
  • 6200 Crittenden St, Philadelphia
  • Philadelphia City SD
  • Grades: 6 - 10 · Students: 387
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 12:1
59%
  • Frank Anne School
  • 2000 Bowler St, Philadelphia
  • Philadelphia City SD
  • Grades: PK - 5 · Students: 1,214
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 21:1
57%
  • Jenks Abram School
  • 2501 S 13th St, Philadelphia
  • Philadelphia City SD
  • Grades: KG - 4 · Students: 268
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 16:1
55%
  • Lankenau High School
  • 201 Spring Lane, Philadelphia
  • Philadelphia City SD
  • Grades: 9 - 12 · Students: 313
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 21:1
55%
  • Parkway Northwest
  • 1100 E. Mt. Pleasant Ave, Philadelphia
  • Philadelphia City SD
  • Grades: 9 - 12 · Students: 221
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 16:1
54%
  • Greenfield Albert M School
  • 2200 Chestnut St, Philadelphia
  • Philadelphia City SD
  • Grades: KG - 8 · Students: 575
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 24:1
52%
  • Philadelphia Military Academy At Elverson
  • 2118-2160 N 13th Street, Philadelphia
  • Philadelphia City SD
  • Grades: 9 - 12 · Students: 305
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 21:1
52%
  • Comly Watson School
  • 1001 Byberry Rd, Philadelphia
  • Philadelphia City SD
  • Grades: KG - 5 · Students: 504
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 26:1
52%
  • Baldi C C A Middle School
  • 8801 Verree Rd, Philadelphia
  • Philadelphia City SD
  • Grades: 6 - 8 · Students: 1,203
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 18:1
50%
  • Independence Cs
  • 1600 Lombard Street, Philadelphia
  • Independence CS
  • Grades: KG - 8 · Students: 814
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 16:1
50%
  • Loesche William H School
  • 595 Tomlinson Rd, Philadelphia
  • Philadelphia City SD
  • Grades: PK - 5 · Students: 810
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 18:1
50%
  • Franklin Towne Charter Elementary School
  • 4259 Richmond Street, Philadelphia
  • Franklin Towne Charter Elementary School
  • Grades: KG - 8 · Students: 910
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 19:1
50%
  • Fox Chase School
  • 500 Rhawn St, Philadelphia
  • Philadelphia City SD
  • Grades: KG - 5 · Students: 461
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 20:1
50%
  • Constitution High School
  • 18 S 7th St, Philadelphia
  • Philadelphia City SD
  • Grades: 9 - 12 · Students: 350
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 21:1
48%
  • Northeast High School
  • 1601 Cottman Ave, Philadelphia
  • Philadelphia City SD
  • Grades: 9 - 12 · Students: 2,944
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 28:1
47%
  • Christopher Columbus Cs
  • South Building, Philadelphia
  • Christopher Columbus CS
  • Grades: KG - 8 · Students: 806
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 16:1
47%
  • Charter High School For Architecture And
  • 105 S. 7th Street, Philadelphia
  • Charter High School for Architecture and Design
  • Grades: 9 - 12 · Students: 601
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 19:1
47%
  • Powel Samuel School
  • 301 N 36th St, Philadelphia
  • Philadelphia City SD
  • Grades: KG - 4 · Students: 258
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 18:1
47%
  • Maritime Academy Cs
  • 2275 Bridge Street, Philadelphia
  • Maritime Academy Charter School
  • Grades: 3 - 12 · Students: 789
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 17:1
47%
  • Conwell Russell Middle School
  • 1849 E Clearfield St, Philadelphia
  • Philadelphia City SD
  • Grades: 5 - 8 · Students: 463
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 17:1
46%
  • Keystone Academy Charter School
  • 6649 Tulip Street, Philadelphia
  • Keystone Academy Charter School
  • Grades: KG - 8 · Students: 538
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 16:1
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Philadelphia school information

IndexPhiladelphiaPennsylvaniaNational
Average Test Scores28%53%49%
Student/Teacher ratio18:116:116:1
Total public schools3142,56379,221
Total private schools2481,62624,874
Total post-secondary schools604067,963
The Philadelphia, PA educational system consists of 314 public schools, 248 private schools and 60 post-secondary schools. Philadelphia public schools have average test scores of 28% which is 47% lower than than the Pennsylvania average and 43% lower than than the national average. The student to teach ratio of Philadelphia public schools is 18:1, compared to 16:1 in Pennsylvania and 16:1 across all of the United States. A total of 79.9% of students have completed 8th grade, 78.5% have completed high school, 26.3% have completed a bachelor’s degree and 3.7% have completed a doctorate degree.

Education level achieved in Philadelphia

IndexPhiladelphiaPennsylvaniaNational
Completed 8th grade79.9%86.9%84.3%
Completed high school78.5%85.6%83.0%
Completed some college49.1%53.6%59.4%
Completed associate degree31.9%37.4%38.5%
Completed bachelors26.3%29.3%30.3%
Completed masters10.9%11.5%11.5%
Completed professional degree3.7%3.3%3.3%
Completed doctorate1.4%1.4%1.3%

Philadelphia, PA School Districts

Philadelphia City School District

There are a total of 314 public schools, 248 private schools and 60 post-secondary schools in Philadelphia. Using the proficiency score averages, the average test scores for Philadelphia, PA schools is 28%. The average student to teacher ratio is 18:1. In Philadelphia, PA, an average of 79.9% of students have completed 8th grade and an average of 78.5% have completed high school.

To customize your list of Philadelphia schools, you can start by sorting the list of schools by proficiency test score, school name or student to teacher ratio. Then you can select the grade levels that you would like to see, these include preschool, elementary, middle school and high school. Next, select the school type from the following options: charter, magnet, title I and title 1. Finally, you are able to filter your results by average proficiency score. Simply select the minimum proficiency score that you would like to see and only schools with that proficiency score or higher will appear on your list of Philadelphia, PA schools.

Nearby cities with high average school scores

City, StatePopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
Eagleville CDP (Centre County), PA42389%81%
Ardmore, PA12,59286%75%
Bryn Mawr, PA3,54585%73%
Penn Wynne, PA5,53584%70%
Berwyn, PA3,22883%68%
Philadelphia, PA1,559,93828%43%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
Phoenix, AZ1,555,32434%31%
San Antonio, TX1,439,35867%36%
San Diego, CA1,374,81246%7%
Dallas, TX1,278,43365%31%
San Jose, CA1,009,36345%8%
Philadelphia, PA1,559,93828%43%
Source: The Philadelphia, PA education data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS) and from the National Center for Education Statistics. The average school test scores are based on all schools that completed test scores within the state. Average test scores are conducted by each state independently and the type of tests may change from one state to another. Test scores were not available for all schools within the state, but were available for the vast majority.