William L. Sayre High School

Neighborhood School

5800 Walnut St.
Philadelphia, PA  19139

Sayre’s mission is to provide a comprehensive and challenging educational program that encourages all students. We believe that every student is capable of achieving at proficient and advanced levels. We encourage them to become critical and creative thinkers with the support of proficient and rigorous instruction by highly qualified teachers.
Students are provided with a safe learning environment where they are individually challenged to improve their content knowledge and succeed at becoming lifelong learners.

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 Rank18th out of 23
Overall SPR Peer Rank18 of 26
Overall SPR Performance TierINTERVENE
Overall SPR Performance TierIntervene
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 Years49%
This is the percentage of a group of students at a school that graduated within 4 years.
College Enrollment Rates31%
School Culture
Student Attendance76%
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 Enrollment425
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 95.7%
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 PartnersAT&TClassrooms for the FutureCommunities in SchoolsUniversity of Pennsylvania
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Courses Offered
Classes and AcademicsEnglish HonorsEnvironmental Science ClubGovernment
CTE Courses and Programs(Not Available)
College and CareerCollege 30%
College: Dual Enrollment(Not Available)
SportsBasketball, BoysBasketball, GirlsBowlingSoccer, IntramuralTrack and Field
Media(Not Available)
STEM(Not Available)
Cultural/Ethnic Language Clubs(Not Available)
Health and WellnessStrength and Conditioning
Life and LeadershipConflict ResolutionSenior ActivitiesStudent Council/GovernmentYouth Court
Parents and Community(Not Available)
OtherChess Club