Philadelphia HS for Girls

Philadelphia High School for Girls

Special Admission School

1400 W. Olney Ave.
Philadelphia, PA  19141

The Philadelphia High School for Girls has a one hundred and sixty- eight year history as a public college preparatory school whose heritage is founded in tradition, for academically talented young women drawn from the diversity of our city. Our mission is to graduate young women who will treat others compassionately and lead lives of personal integrity preparing them to be future leaders. This is accomplished in a safe, nurturing environment that challenges the intellect, provides an enriching extracurricular program, embraces diversity and encourages ethical behavior. We maintain a rich and rigorous academic program, which includes Advanced Placement and International Baccalaureate, as well as outstanding humanities courses.

Admission Requirements
Application RequirementsGrades: A’s and B’s on most recent final report card

Program Notes(Not Available)
Academic Performance
Overall SPR Peer Rank2nd out of 9
Overall SPR Peer Rank2nd of 12
Overall SPR Performance TierREINFORCE
Overall SPR Performance TierREINFORCE
Performance Tier: AchievementWATCH
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Performance Tier: ProgressMODEL
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Performance Tier: ClimateMODEL
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Performance Tier: College & CareerREINFORCE
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Students Who Graduate in 4 Years97%
This is the percentage of a group of students at a school that graduated within 4 years.
College Enrollment Rates85%
School Culture
Student Attendance95%
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 Enrollment990
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 65.54%
American Indian / Alaskan 0%
Asian 16.17%
Filipino 0%
Hispanic 9.39%
Pacific Islander 0%
White 3.78%
Two or More Races 5.13%
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 PartnersChina Bridge ProgramCollege BoardDrexel UniversityHanban Asian SocietyKYW Media ProgramLa Salle UniversityMoore College of ArtMu Alpha ThetaNational History Makers ProgramNational Honor SocietyParent Teacher Daughter Association (P.T.D.A.)People to PeoplePhiladelphia Art MuseumPhiladelphia Community CollegePhiladelphia High School for Girls Alumnae AssociationRed CrossRevolution PrepRutgers UniversityTemple UniversityUniversity of PennsylvaniaVillanova UniversityWuxi #1 School Sister School in China
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Courses Offered
Classes and AcademicsArt HistoryBiologyCalculusChinese Language and CultureDebate ClubEnglish Literature and CompositionEnvironmental ScienceInternational Baccalaureate Diploma ProgramMacroeconomicsStudio Art DrawingTutoringUS Government and PoliticsUS History
CTE Courses and Programs(Not Available)
College and CareerCollege 90%
College: Dual Enrollment(Not Available)
SportsBadmintonBasketballBowlingCross CountryDanceField HockeyLacrosseSoccerSoftballSwimmingTennisTrack and FieldVolleyball
ArtsArtCeramicsCreative WritingDanceInstrumentalMusicYearbook
MediaAnime ClubMedia/ Video Program
STEMEco Recycling ClubRoboticsSEMSTEM
Cultural/Ethnic Language ClubsCultural Clubs
Health and Wellness(Not Available)
Life and LeadershipService ClubStudent Council/Government
Parents and Community(Not Available)
OtherGarden Club