West Philadelphia High School

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4700 Walnut St

Philadelphia, PA 19139

(215) 471-2902

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Grades: 9 - 12

School Type: Public

Student Enrollment: 474

Students Per Teacher: 7

Parent Reviews

11 Parent Reviews for West Philadelphia High School

Comments and rankings are based on the OLD West Philly. If anyone has stats, comments, reviews on the NEW school please post them here. I need to find a well rounded school and this site has very old and outdated information.

Posted by a other on 10/27/11

As a big city public school it really needs the money. Has great program for building the cars of the future.

Posted by a other on 10/12/10

Wow I don't know where to start. I am a class of 94, and even then the school was horrible. It was like Eastside High on Lean On Me before Mr Clark came and turned it around. The teachers then were a little bit more caring about the students than they are now. I have a freshman daughter and I did everything ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 09/03/10

my school have came very far and i'm glad that we are doing good. thanks to our hard working teachers. Most of all we should be thanking Mrs. Cruz for stay with us no matter what happen. She always look for the better in us. Thanks Mrs. Cruz keep up the good work

Posted by a student on 04/29/10

I think that West Philadelphia High School is my favorite school now because of the princpal name Ms. Cruz people should give her alot of respect.

Posted by a parent on 02/26/09

West Philadelphia has gone down the tubes!!! I feel sorry for the kids who want to learn and get stuck with no better choices. To many fights not enough parent support. The school needs to shut down!!

Posted by a parent on 02/05/09

west philadelphia high school has came around the school is no how it use to be im proud to be at west philadelphia high school. i know last year was not the best but they came around big time

Posted by a student on 06/14/08

I am a former student of West Philadelphia High School and I believe that west is a really good school. I loved being there yea west had its problems in the past but that's the thing that was in the past. The past should not outshine the future or present. My favorite program was Air force JROTC PA-092. ...  Read more

Posted by a other on 06/11/08

I Attend West Philadelphia High And I Will Be Graduating In June 2008. I Have Learned So Much From This School. The New Leadership In The School Makes Such A Difference The Saftey In The School Is So Good. I Am Proud To Say That I Am An Alumni of The Oldest School In Philadelphia School District.

Posted by a student on 05/24/08

I am a fromer student of west philadelphia high school and I do not agree with the other ratings. I know that school and education is only what you make of it. If one works hard they can go far, I myself made the best of this high school stage. You can't let others stop you from getting the job done. ...  Read more

Posted by a former student on 08/01/06

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Test scores for West Philadelphia High School

PSSA* Test Scores

Grade Level: 11

Test Year: 2012
West Philadelphia High School
Philadelphia City School District
* In 2011-2012 Pennsylvania used the Pennsylvania System of State Assessments (PSSA) to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in math and reading, in grades 5, 8 and 11 in writing, and in grades 4, 8 and 11 in science. The results for reading, writing and math are displayed on GreatSchools profiles. The PSSA is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Pennsylvania. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

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Philadelphia schools — West Philadelphia High School is located at 4700 Walnut St, Philadelphia PA 19139. 4700 Walnut St is in the 19139 ZIP code in Philadelphia, PA The school district for West Philadelphia High School is the Philadelphia City School District. West Philadelphia High School is a Public school that serves grade levels 9 - 12.
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