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Bok Edw W Technical High School

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Posted October 24, 2013

Edward Bok Area Vocational Techincal High School was the best class of 1977! The old saying was if you go to Bok you will be okay!


Posted April 17, 2011

I am not sure what school your child we to , but Bok is a wonderful HS.


Posted August 24, 2009

bok is one of he best school there could ever be it thought me alot. the teachers were wounderful they teach with respect and to those who want to be thought. i graduated from bok in june of 2007 all day everyday but bok is the school to go to wounderful programs might not be many but good programs to my teachers love you guys and to our call sponcer love her to like a mother to me and my bros Go Bok
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 19, 2009

I had the choice of Bodine but I chose this ancient school. Sadly, I haven't been able to graduate from it. I missed out on so much. But for the 2 years that I've attended there, it was the best times of my life. Wonderful teachers, and great friends. There can be some problems here and there, but overall I wouldn't have gone to any other school.


Posted June 16, 2009

Bok didn't prepare my child for college.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 18, 2009

Bok has many wonderful teachers and classes that will give you knowledge and skills to have forever
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 20, 2009

I am an bok alumni (2007)!...Regaurdless to what any one says about bok i loved every moment i spent there. I hate to sound like a mission statement but..Contrary to recent beliefs it may not be the newest or the most popular high school....But if you put forth efforts i can guarantee you will have the time of your life. I didn't appreciate bok when i was there but as of june 18, 2007 i think bok for all there help. I remember each and every teacher i had and every life long friend that i still have to this day! bok is the school my mother, older sister, two younger sisters and i have all spent 4 years. The best part of it all is the similar stories we can share and the different ones we can tell to each other. I <3 edward bok technical!


Posted October 8, 2008

I am a student at Bok currently, the person who wright about trash in the halls, graffiti on the walls is 100% right! The security team is WAY OVER 'hype' and rude to the students and the admin team has nothing to do with us!, Half of the staff members don't even know who we are!
—Submitted by a student


Posted December 10, 2004

I visited Bok 2 weeks ago. I don't know where the person who wrote the review in June 2004 went, but it obviously wasn't Bok. There was NO writing on the walls, no trash in the halls. It is obviously an older school, but it is well maintained with the limited amount of money it has.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 15, 2004

As you can see from the previous review, the quality of education is something to be desired. The district's little bio on the school in their listing booklet makes the school to be more than it really is. You will find trash in the halls, graffiti on the walls. Teachers are hit and miss, as well as the administration. My advice to south philly parents who are considering this school because of its location and reputation is this: don't believe the hype. If you can send your child to another school that is better but far away, make your child take the commute. It will be more beneficial in the long run, to have a better quality education. Parent participation is extremely low. There are hardly any extra curricular activities outside of sports.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 4, 2003

I just graduated from Bok in June of 03, Bok is a wonderful school to attend too. The teachers are a helping hands to students. If I can turn back the hands of time to september 99, I'll do it again!!!
—Submitted by a former student


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Grade level

Math

The state average for Math was 60% in 2012.

143 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
26%

2011

 
 
45%

2010

 
 
71%

2009

 
 
53%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 68% in 2012.

142 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
32%

2011

 
 
36%

2010

 
 
53%

2009

 
 
49%
Science

The state average for Science was 42% in 2012.

108 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
5%

2011

 
 
4%

2010

 
 
6%

2009

 
 
4%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 83% in 2012.

111 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
29%

2011

 
 
54%

2010

 
 
33%

2009

 
 
58%
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


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, science 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.

Source: Pennsylvania Department of Education

Math

All Students26%
Female18%
Male32%
Black22%
Asian50%
Hispanic12%
Multi-ethnicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged26%
Students with disabilities (IEP)8%
English language learners18%

Reading

All Students32%
Female28%
Male35%
Black30%
Asian43%
Hispanic24%
Multi-ethnicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged32%
Students with disabilities (IEP)18%
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students5%
Female0%
Male8%
Black4%
Asian5%
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged5%
Students with disabilities (IEP)0%
English language learnersn/a

Writing

All Students29%
Female28%
Male29%
Black23%
Asian44%
Hispanic23%
Multi-ethnicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged28%
Students with disabilities (IEP)0%
English language learnersn/a
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


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, science 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.

The different student groups are identified by the Pennsylvania Department of Education. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Pennsylvania Department of Education

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Black 73% 15%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 14% 3%
Hispanic 7% 9%
White 5% 71%
Two or more races 1% 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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  • Vocational education

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1901 South 9th St
Philadelphia, PA 19148
Phone: (215) 952-6200

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