Horace Furness High School

Neighborhood School

1900 S. 3rd St.
Philadelphia, PA  19148

The Furness High School vision is to foster a safe and diverse school community in which all students will achieve their highest potential. Our mission is to provide the social and academic tools in a safe and nurturing environment that empowers students to use multicultural competency to become productive citizens in our global society. Furness High School provides services to parents/caregivers of students of non-English language speakers through the utilization
of Bilingual Counseling Assistants. Bilingual counselor assistants ate available for speakers of the following languages: Burmese, Cambodian/Khmer, Cantonese, Indonesian, Karen, Mandarin, Nepali, Spanish, and Vietnamese

Program Info:

Students learn technical knowledge and skills that relate to performing entry-level duties as: patrol persons; corrections officers; juvenile officers; security officers; and probation officers.
Admission Requirements
Application RequirementsOpen admissions policy for 8th graders in the school’s feeder patter. Students from outside of the neighborhood can apply for admission into the college and career focused programs in each school.

Program NotesStudents learn technical knowledge and skills that relate to performing entry-level duties as: patrol persons; corrections officers; juvenile officers; security officers; and probation officers.
Academic Performance
Overall SPR Peer Rank9th out of 10
Overall SPR Peer Rank9th of 9
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Students Who Graduate in 4 Years76%
This is the percentage of a group of students at a school that graduated within 4 years.
College Enrollment Rates46%
School Culture
Student Attendance87%
This is the average daily attendance at the school – on average, what percent of all the students enrolled at the school are in attendance. We don’t know why students may not be attending the school, but if this is a low number it is likely that teachers may have to spend more time reviewing material that absent students miss, making it harder to move forward in a class.
Attendance(Not Available)
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School Fit
Total Enrollment669
This tells us the total number of students that attend the school. Use your school as a reference point. Would you like a school that has fewer, more, or about the same number of students in your school?
Black 19.57%
American Indian / Alaskan 0%
Asian 48.41%
Filipino 0%
Hispanic 20.72%
Pacific Islander 0%
White 9.28%
Two or More Races 0%
This tells us about the racial and ethnic backgrounds of the students that attend the school. Is it important to you that there is diversity in your high school? Are you more comfortable being around other students that have a similar racial/ethnic background as you?
General Information
School TypeNeighborhood School
Grades Served9 - 12
School PartnersMigrant Education ProgramOST—United Communities of Southeastern PhiladelphiaPhiladelphia Student Union ChapterProject Pride Peer Mediation ProgramVariety Club After School Program
Learn Morehttp://philasd.org/furness
Courses Offered
Classes and AcademicsAccountingArt HistoryCalculusChemistryChineseCriminal JusticeEnglish Literature and CompositionGovernmentGrade Improvement ProgramHomework ZonePhysicsScience ClubUS History
CTE Courses and ProgramsAccounting and Financial Services
College and CareerCollege 50%SAT Prep
College: Dual Enrollment(Not Available)
SportsBadmintonBaseballBasketballCheerleadingFootballGolfSoccer, BoysSoccer, GirlsVolleyball
ArtsDrama Club
Media(Not Available)
STEM(Not Available)
Cultural/Ethnic Language ClubsChinese Heritage Language
Health and Wellness(Not Available)
Life and LeadershipNational Honor SocietyStudent Council/Government
Parents and CommunityCredit Recovery Program
Other(Not Available)