Parkway West

Parkway West High School

Special Admission School

4725 Fairmount Ave.
Philadelphia, PA  19139

Parkway West is a small special admission college prep school. Our mission is to ensure that all students reach their personal and academic potential, and become productive citizens and lifelong learners. In partnership with Philadelphia Academies, Inc., Parkway offers an Academy of Urban Education program whose mission is to address the need for quali ed teachers in the city’s schools. The program is designed to introduce students to careers in the eld of education, while emphasizing the use of technology and preparing them for entrance into college.

Admission Requirements
Application RequirementsGrades: All A’s and B’s and 1 C

Program Notes(Not Available)
Academic Performance
Overall SPR Peer Rank15th out of 17
Overall SPR Peer Rank12th of 25
Overall SPR Performance TierINTERVENE
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Performance Tier: ClimateREINFORCE
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Students Who Graduate in 4 Years62%
This is the percentage of a group of students at a school that graduated within 4 years.
College Enrollment Rates79%
School Culture
Student Attendance93%
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.
AttendanceExemplary attendance & punctuality (no more than 5 absences; no more than 5 instances of lateness) on most recent final report card
BehaviorNo negative disciplinary reports on most recent final report card
School Fit
Total Enrollment315
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 93.8%
American Indian / Alaskan 0%
Asian 0%
Filipino 0%
Hispanic 0%
Pacific Islander 0%
White 0%
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 TypeSpecial Admission School
Grades Served9 - 12
School PartnersBryn Mawr CollegeCommunity College of PhiladelphiaDrexel UniversityHaverford CollegeInc.Philadelphia AcademiesUniversity of Pennsylvania
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Courses Offered
Classes and AcademicsBook ClubEnglish Language and CompositionEnglish Literature and CompositionEnvironmental ScienceGrade RecoveryJournalismTutoringUS History
CTE Courses and Programs(Not Available)
College and CareerCollege 80%Future Educators of America
College: Dual EnrollmentCommunity College of Philadelphia
SportsBasketball, BoysBasketball, GirlsDanceSoftballTrack and FieldVolleyball, BoysVolleyball, Girls
ArtsChoirDramaPoetry Club
Media(Not Available)
STEM(Not Available)
Cultural/Ethnic Language Clubs(Not Available)
Health and Wellness(Not Available)
Life and LeadershipMock TrialNational Honor SocietyStudent Council/Government
Parents and Community(Not Available)
OtherChess Club