Kensington High School

Kensington High School

Neighborhood School

2501 Coral St.
Philadelphia, PA  19125

Our mission is to develop intellectually capable young people, the creative mind, healthy bodies, and ethical spirits needed to contribute wisdom, compassion, and leadership to a global society.
Our approach to learning is guided by the belief that all students:
• can realize and ful ll their learning potential, thereby closing
the achievement gap.
• will be educated in a safe and orderly environment.
• will learn collaboratively, according to individual needs through
a rigorous and relevant College and Career Ready Standards
• will be inspired by caring role models who are passionate and
committed to Kensington students and the school’s mission.

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 Notes(Not Available)
Academic Performance
Overall SPR Peer Rank19th out of 23
Overall SPR Peer Rank21st of 26
Overall SPR Performance TierINTERVENE
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Performance Tier: AchievementINTERVENE
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Performance Tier: ProgressINTERVENE
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Performance Tier: ClimateINTERVENE
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Performance Tier: College & CareerINTERVENE
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Students Who Graduate in 4 Years63%
This is the percentage of a group of students at a school that graduated within 4 years.
College Enrollment Rates(Not Available)
School Culture
Student Attendance82%
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)
Behavior(Not Available)
School Fit
Total Enrollment579
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 29.95%
American Indian / Alaskan 0%
Asian 0%
Filipino 0%
Hispanic 56.58%
Pacific Islander 0%
White 8.56%
Two or More Races 3.33%
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 PartnersCongreso de LatinosGEAR UPInc. Philadelphia Youth Network Coalition of Essential Schools Community College of Philadelphia Uncommon Individual Foundation City YearNorris Square Civic AssociationPHENND (Philadelphia Higher Education Network for Neighborhood Development)St. Joseph’s University Philadelphia Academies
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Courses Offered
Classes and AcademicsEnglish Language and CompositionEnglish Literature and CompositionJournalism
CTE Courses and ProgramsAccounting and Financial ServicesBusiness AdministrationComputer Supports Systems TechnologySports Marketing and Management
College and CareerCollege 10%DECAFuture Buisness Leaders of America (FBLA)hospitality and management
College: Dual Enrollment(Not Available)
SportsBadmintonBaseballBasketballBasketball ClubFootballSoccerSoftballVolleyball
Media(Not Available)
STEM(Not Available)
Cultural/Ethnic Language Clubs(Not Available)
Health and Wellness(Not Available)
Life and LeadershipPeer MentorsStudent Council/Government
Parents and CommunityCredit Recovery
OtherChess Club