West Philadelphia (Promise Academy)

West Philadelphia High School

Neighborhood School


4901 Chestnut St.
Philadelphia, PA  19139

Main:
215-471-2902
Web:
www.philasd.org/schools/westphila
In the Promise Academy, our mission is aimed at reinvigorating the academic program by providing students and teachers with targeted resources and an extended school day and year for more time and opportunity to learn. It is the mission and promise to provide all young people with equitable opportunity to learn at high levels in order to insure their future.
Promise Academy Vision:
We are here, not only, to build upon the history of our school as an education foundation for the community, but also, to maintain its integrity by reinforcing the relationships between school and home. And, also by improving instruction, professional collaboration and meeting the needs of all students.

Program Info:

Students participate in the United States Army, Air Force, or Navy Junior ROTC programs that promote patriotism and develop informed and responsible citizens, a high degree of personal honor, self reliance, individual discipline, and leadership.
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 participate in the United States Army, Air Force, or Navy Junior ROTC programs that promote patriotism and develop informed and responsible citizens, a high degree of personal honor, self reliance, individual discipline, and leadership.
Academic Performance
Overall SPR Peer Rank16 of 26
Overall SPR Performance TierINTERVENE
Performance Tier: AchievementINTERVENE
Performance Tier: ProgressINTERVENE
Performance Tier: ClimateINTERVENE
Performance Tier: College & CareerINTERVENE
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 Attendance84%
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Attendance(Not Available)
Behavior(Not Available)
School Fit
Total Enrollment540
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Demographics
Black 96.67%
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 TypeNeighborhood School
Grades Served9 - 12
School PartnersAccess Science FellowsCollege PossibleCommunity and Schools ELECT programJFS-Project PrideNOMA - Nat’l Organization of Minority ArchitectsOST - Out of School TimeUCD Of ce (Interprise Ctr)University of Penn - STEM Math/ScienceUniversity of Penn Outward BoundUniversity of Penn-Upward Bound Math/ScienceWomen of TomorrowWPHS Class of 66-College Scholarship WorkshopWyman-Delta TOPS program
Learn More(Not Available)
Courses Offered
Classes and AcademicsAP American Government and PoliticsAP BiologyAP CalculusAP English Literature and CompositionTutoring
CTE Courses and ProgramsDigital Media Production
Extracurriculars
College and CareerCollege 10%Culinary Arts Club
College: Dual EnrollmentLincoln UniversityUniversity of Pennsylvania
SportsBadmintonBaseballBasketball, BoysBasketball, GirlsBowlingCheerleadingCross CountryFootballIndoor Track and Field, BoysIndoor Track and Field, GirlsSoftballTrack and Field, BoysTrack and Field, GirlsVolleyball
ArtsArt ClubDrama ClubHip-Hop Step TeamYearbook
Media(Not Available)
STEMTechnology Student Association
Cultural/Ethnic Language Clubs(Not Available)
Health and Wellness(Not Available)
Life and LeadershipPeer MediationPeer MentorsStudent Council/Government
Parents and Community(Not Available)
OtherProm Committee