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Top 10 Best Philadelphia Public Schools (2024)

For the 2024 school year, there are 305 public schools serving 180,891 students in Philadelphia, PA (there are , serving 43,481 private students). 81% of all K-12 students in Philadelphia, PA are educated in public schools (compared to the PA state average of 86%).
The top ranked public schools in Philadelphia, PA are Central High School, Masterman Julia R Sec School and Franklin Towne Chs. Overall testing rank is based on a school's combined math and reading proficiency test score ranking.
Philadelphia, PA public schools have an average math proficiency score of 18% (versus the Pennsylvania public school average of 37%), and reading proficiency score of 31% (versus the 55% statewide average). Schools in Philadelphia have an average ranking of 1/10, which is in the bottom 50% of Pennsylvania public schools.
Minority enrollment is 86% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the Pennsylvania public school average of 38% (majority Black and Hispanic).

Best Public Schools in Philadelphia, PA (2024)

School
(Math and Reading Proficiency)
Location
Grades
Students
Rank: #1 - 21. - 2.
Central High School
Magnet School
(Math: ≥99% | Reading: ≥99% )
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
1700 W Olney Ave
Philadelphia, PA 19141
(215) 400-3590
Grades: 9-12
| 2,381 students
Rank: #1 - 21. - 2.
Masterman Julia R Sec School
Magnet School
(Math: 95% | Reading: ≥95%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
1699 Spring Garden St
Philadelphia, PA 19130
(215) 400-7580
Grades: 5-12
| 1,180 students
Rank: #33.
Franklin Towne Chs
Charter School
(Math: 95% | Reading: 94% )
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
5301 Tacony St Building 108
Philadelphia, PA 19137
(215) 289-5000
Grades: 9-12
| 1,261 students
Rank: #44.
Girls High School
Magnet School
(Math: 83% | Reading: 96% )
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
1400 W Olney Ave
Philadelphia, PA 19141
(215) 400-3700
Grades: 9-12
| 819 students
Rank: #55.
Academy At Palumbo
Magnet School
(Math: 80-84% | Reading: ≥95% )
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
1100 Catharine St
Philadelphia, PA 19147
(215) 400-8130
Grades: 9-12
| 1,117 students
Rank: #66.
Parkway Center City Middle College
Magnet School
(Math: 80-84% | Reading: 90-94% )
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
540 N 13th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19123
(215) 400-7620
Grades: 9-12
| 447 students
Rank: #77.
Carver High School
Magnet School
(Math: 84% | Reading: ≥80%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
1600 W Norris St
Philadelphia, PA 19121
(215) 400-7380
Grades: 7-12
| 877 students
Rank: #88.
Penn Alexander School
(Math: 65-69% | Reading: 80-84%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
4209 Spruce St
Philadelphia, PA 19104
(215) 400-7760
Grades: K-8
| 572 students
Rank: #9 - 109. - 10.
Greenfield Albert M School
(Math: 60-64% | Reading: 80-84%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
2200 Chestnut St
Philadelphia, PA 19103
(215) 400-7819
Grades: K-8
| 646 students
Rank: #9 - 109. - 10.
Mccall Gen George A School
(Math: 60-64% | Reading: 80-84%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
325 S 7th St
Philadelphia, PA 19106
(215) 400-7840
Grades: K-8
| 653 students
Rank: #1111.
Gamp
Magnet School
(Math: 55-59% | Reading: 80-89%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
23rd And Ritner Sts
Philadelphia, PA 19145
(215) 400-8230
Grades: 5-12
| 592 students
Rank: #1212.
Meredith William M School
(Math: 55-59% | Reading: 80-84%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
725 S 5th St
Philadelphia, PA 19147
(215) 400-7990
Grades: K-8
| 518 students
Rank: #1313.
Science Leadership Academy
Magnet School
(Math: 70-74% | Reading: 80-84% )
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
1482 Green St
Philadelphia, PA 19130
(215) 979-5620
Grades: 9-12
| 498 students
Rank: #1414.
Arts At Benjamin Rush
(Math: 70-74% | Reading: 75-79% )
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
11081 Knights Rd
Philadelphia, PA 19154
(215) 400-3030
Grades: 9-12
| 635 students
Rank: #1515.
Bodine William W High School
Magnet School
(Math: 60-64% | Reading: 80-84% )
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
1101 N 4th St
Philadelphia, PA 19123
(215) 400-7630
Grades: 9-12
| 606 students
Rank: #1616.
Creative And Performing Arts
Magnet School
(Math: 60-64% | Reading: 75-79% )
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
901 S Broad St
Philadelphia, PA 19147
(215) 400-8140
Grades: 9-12
| 754 students
Rank: #1717.
Greenberg Joseph School
(Math: 40-44% | Reading: 65-69%)
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
600 Sharon Ln
Philadelphia, PA 19115
(215) 400-3080
Grades: K-8
| 745 students
Rank: #1818.
Arthur Chester A School
(Math: 50-59% | Reading: 50-59%)
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
2000 Catharine St
Philadelphia, PA 19146
(215) 400-7940
Grades: K-8
| 276 students
Rank: #1919.
Philadelphia Performing Arts Charter School
Charter School
(Math: 36% | Reading: 65%)
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
2600 S Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA 19145
(215) 551-4000
Grades: K-12
| 2,472 students
Rank: #2020.
Mast Community Charter School
Charter School
(Math: 35% | Reading: 65%)
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
1800 E Byberry Rd
Philadelphia, PA 19116
(267) 348-1100
Grades: K-12
| 1,487 students
Rank: #2121.
Philadelphia Charter School
Charter School
(Math: 39% | Reading: 60%)
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
11000 Roosevelt Blvd
Philadelphia, PA 19116
(215) 676-8320
Grades: K-12
| 1,165 students
Rank: #2222.
Jenks Abram School
(Math: 21-39% | Reading: 60-79%)
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
2501 S 13th St
Philadelphia, PA 19148
(215) 400-8240
Grades: K-5
| 241 students
Rank: #2323.
Powel Samuel School
(Math: <50% | Reading: ≥50%)
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
3610 Warren St
Philadelphia, PA 19104
(215) 400-7740
Grades: K-4
| 242 students
Rank: #2424.
Comly Watson School
(Math: 35-39% | Reading: 55-59%)
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
1001 Byberry Rd
Philadelphia, PA 19116
(215) 400-3010
Grades: K-5
| 488 students
Rank: #25 - 3625. - 36.
Allen Ethan School
(Math: <50% | Reading: <50%)
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
6329 Battersby St
Philadelphia, PA 19149
(215) 400-3270
Grades: K-8
| 830 students
Rank: #25 - 3625. - 36.
Crossan Kennedy C School
(Math: <50% | Reading: <50%)
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
7350 Bingham St
Philadelphia, PA 19111
(215) 400-3160
Grades: K-5
| 300 students
Rank: #25 - 3625. - 36.
Girard Stephen School
(Math: <50% | Reading: <50%)
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
1800 Snyder Ave
Philadelphia, PA 19145
(215) 400-8180
Grades: K-4
| 316 students
Rank: #25 - 3625. - 36.
Lea Henry C School
(Math: <50% | Reading: <50%)
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
4700 Locust St
Philadelphia, PA 19139
(215) 400-7660
Grades: PK-8
| 470 students
Rank: #25 - 3625. - 36.
Mckinley William School
(Math: <50% | Reading: <50%)
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
2101 N Orkney St
Philadelphia, PA 19122
(215) 400-7440
Grades: PK-8
| 352 students
Rank: #25 - 3625. - 36.
Mifflin Thomas School
(Math: <50% | Reading: <50%)
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
3624 Conrad St
Philadelphia, PA 19129
(215) 400-3830
Grades: PK-8
| 356 students
Rank: #25 - 3625. - 36.
Patterson John M School
(Math: <50% | Reading: <50%)
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
7000 Buist Ave
Philadelphia, PA 19142
(215) 400-8190
Grades: PK-4
| 383 students
Rank: #25 - 3625. - 36.
Peirce Thomas M School
(Math: <50% | Reading: <50%)
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
2300 W Cambria St
Philadelphia, PA 19132
(215) 400-7020
Grades: PK-6
| 256 students
Rank: #25 - 3625. - 36.
Potter-thomas School
(Math: <50% | Reading: <50%)
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
3001 N 6th St
Philadelphia, PA 19133
(215) 400-7120
Grades: K-8
| 426 students
Rank: #25 - 3625. - 36.
Roosevelt Theodore MiddleSchool
(Math: <50% | Reading: <50%)
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
430 E Washington Ln
Philadelphia, PA 19144
(215) 400-3640
Grades: K-8
| 457 students
Rank: #25 - 3625. - 36.
Sullivan James J School
(Math: <50% | Reading: <50%)
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
5300 Ditman St
Philadelphia, PA 19124
(215) 400-3960
Grades: K-5
| 427 students
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Public Schools (Closed)

School
Location
Grades
Students
2111 Eastburn Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19138
(267) 297-1668
Grades: 9-12
| 76 students
3200 Dickinson St
Philadelphia, PA 19146
(215) 952-6219
Grades: K-8
| 498 students
2116 E. Haines Street
Philadelphia, PA 19138
(215) 224-9400
Grades: 9-12
| 106 students
6301 North 2nd Street
Philadelphia, PA 19120
(267) 291-1883
Grades: PK-12
| n/a students
3301 Tasker St
Philadelphia, PA 19145
(215) 952-4801
Grades: 9-11
| 428 students
1599 Wharton St
Philadelphia, PA 19146
(215) 952-6217
Grades: 8
| 111 students
5925 Malvern Ave
Philadelphia, PA 19131
(215) 581-5513
Grades: 8
| 70 students
900914 West Lindley St
Philadelphia, PA 19141
(215) 456-3000
Grades: K-8
| 600 students
5801 Media St
Philadelphia, PA 19131
(215) 581-5502
Grades: K-6
| n/a students
1901 South 9th St
Philadelphia, PA 19148
(215) 952-6200
Grades: 9-12
| 873 students
1435 North 26th St
Philadelphia, PA 19121
(215) 684-5080
Grades: 4-12
| n/a students
2700 East Auburn St
Philadelphia, PA 19134
(215) 291-4707
Grades: 9-12
| 363 students
6615 Chester Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19142
(215) 727-1719
Grades: 9-12
| 340 students
12th And Allegheny
Philadelphia, PA 19133
(215) 599-7525
Grades: 6-12
| n/a students
4224 North Front St
Philadelphia, PA 19140
(215) 754-1400
Grades: 6-12
| n/a students
105 S. 7th Street, 5th Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19106
(215) 351-2900
Grades: 9-12
| n/a students
3701 North 19th St
Philadelphia, PA 19140
(215) 227-4415
Grades: PK-8
| 693 students
1201 West Rush St
Philadelphia, PA 19133
(215) 227-8610
Grades: PK-8
| 434 students
8110 Lyons Ave
Philadelphia, PA 19153
(215) 492-6958
Grades: 9-12
| 291 students
5401 Tabor Ave
Philadelphia, PA 19120
(215) 537-2531
Grades: K-8
| 722 students
5630 Vine St
Philadelphia, PA 19139
(215) 471-2905
Grades: K-8
| n/a students
Logan Place - Suite A, 5201 Ol
Philadelphia, PA 19141
(215) 455-2550
Grades: 9-12
| 663 students
Douglas Stephen A School (Closed 2014)
Special Education School
Magnet School
2700 East Huntingdon St
Philadelphia, PA 19125
(215) 291-4705
Grades: 9-12
| 251 students
2118 West Norris St
Philadelphia, PA 19121
(215) 684-5063
Grades: PK-8
| n/a students
3724 Warren St
Philadelphia, PA 19104
(215) 823-8219
Grades: PK-8
| 313 students
500 S 16th St
Philadelphia, PA 19146
(215) 875-5744
Grades: K-5
| 198 students
3300 Henry Ave. Ste 2, 3 Fall
Philadelphia, PA 19129
(215) 769-3131
Grades: 7-12
| 274 students
1197 Haworth St
Philadelphia, PA 19124
(215) 537-2520
Grades: K-8
| 906 students
5700 Wayne Ave
Philadelphia, PA 19144
(215) 866-9000
Grades: n/a
| n/a students
601 West Somerset St
Philadelphia, PA 19133
(215) 227-4406
Grades: PK-8
| 502 students
2000 North 7th St
Philadelphia, PA 19122
(215) 684-5092
Grades: PK-8
| 358 students
2601 West Cumberland St
Philadelphia, PA 19132
(215) 227-4431
Grades: 6-12
| 275 students
3020 Market St
Philadelphia, PA 19104
(215) 590-8230
Grades: 9-12
| 47 students
60 East Haines St
Philadelphia, PA 19144
(215) 951-4005
Grades: PK-6
| 396 students
40 East High St
Philadelphia, PA 19144
(215) 951-4004
Grades: 9-12
| 728 students
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Frequently Asked Questions

What are the top ranked public schools in Philadelphia, PA?
The top ranked public schools in Philadelphia, PA include Central High School, Masterman Julia R Sec School and Franklin Towne Chs.
How many public schools are located in Philadelphia, PA?
305 public schools are located in Philadelphia, PA.
What percentage of students in Philadelphia, PA go to public school?
81% of all K-12 students in Philadelphia, PA are educated in public schools (compared to the PA state average of 86%).
What is the racial composition of students in Philadelphia, PA?
Philadelphia, PA public schools minority enrollment is 86% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the Pennsylvania public schools average of 38% (majority Black and Hispanic).

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