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Frankford High School

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Posted April 7, 2012

This school is nothing but a garbage dump! It's a haven for gang thugs and the administration has no control at all over this school. This principal, Reginald Fisher, at last report didn't even have his principal's certificate/license!!! He's a sawed-off little runt with a Napoleonic complex. The school is consistently on Pennsylvania's "Persistently Dangerous Schools" list and academically, it's loaded with remedial teaching because the skills are so low there.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 17, 2012

I WENT TO FRANKFORD HIGH CLASS OF 1981 AT THAT TIME THE BEST PUBLIC HIGH SCHOOL IN PHILADELPHIA TODAY THIS SCHOOL IS WHAT WE THINK OF BIG CITY SCHOOLS A NIGHTMARE DONT LOOK AT THIS SCHOOL FOR ITS GOOD PAST BUT WHAT IT IS TODAY THIS IS NOT A SCHOOL FOR KIDS JUST A OLD SCHOOL WITH A GREAT PAST THAT HAS HIT ROCK BOTTOM I USE TO WALK PAST THIS SCHOOL NOW I RUN THE ONLY THING IS SAFE IN THIS SCHOOL IS ITS PAST NOT YOUR KIDS PLEASE GO AWAY RUN HELP YOUR KIDS


Posted June 12, 2011

my godson graduates from frankford this year and i can honestly say that frankford has changed over the years because i graduated from frankford so i know. however my daughter has long pretty hair and wants to attend frankford but im frightend of just letting her catch septa so can someone please help me decide if frankfords the school for her


Posted September 10, 2010

I graduated Frankford high in 1970, it was a wonderful school then and is to this day. The students and their parents are the problem. Education is free if you chose to work for/towards it


Posted October 21, 2009

i attend there an i d0nt feel as though i get the best edcucation as posible.frankfonrd is a very roundy an unorganized envirorment.luch is good though
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 29, 2009

Rules have been enforced so that academics can be taught. Students are better behaved than in recent years.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 25, 2009

poor school the staff worry to much about discipline the students than actually teaching them
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 22, 2008

The new principle has shown to be less than satisfactory. He is constantly making rediculous threats over the loud speaker. As a senior at Frankford high school I believe the previous years shown to be better than this year is turning out to be.
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 9, 2008

it is not the best school, but ever since i left my chater school i've learned alot more. the public school system is not babying me, so that helps me learn on my own, and if i need help it is always there.
—Submitted by a student


Posted April 20, 2007

This is my daughters second year in Frankford High. The school works hard to provide the kids with a safe learning facility. The teachers take a great intrest in the children and what they learn.So far I am very pleased with my daughter atending frankford.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 6, 2006

My Daughter went from a Catholic School to Frankford, I was scared for her, but The Teachers that I have encountered there have been very helpful and the Principal there is just Great. My Daughter had a lot of problems in the Private (Catholic) School that I sent her to last year, She has met some great Kids there, the only problem that I have seen is that Frankford does not get the funding that other Public Schools get and they really need and deserve more funding, I have never encountered Teachers that really care for their Students as much as the teachers who work there.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 4, 2006

Frankford has fallen a long way in 10 years. Whereas in the mid 90s, it was one of the city's finest high schools, it's now nothing more than just another inner city high school. Where once the school offered a number of A.P. courses, now there are barely students graduating with skills sufficient to succeed in college, if they even choose to attend college. Discipline at the school is a joke. There are metal detectors stationed at the entrances, but students with weapons bypass the metal detectors by cutting through the gymnasium in the morning. In short, this is not a safe or a quality school. Avoid this school.
—Submitted by a staff


Posted November 19, 2005

I think that frankford highschool is a ok school. Its just the kids in the school that make it bad, i went to frankford highschool and it is all about hanging with the right crowd and y'll stay out of trouble. The teachers are good and everything else except some kids but overall it is good.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted October 23, 2005

I attended franford in 2004 and I think it's a poor excuse for a learning environment. No one really cares about there students. Anyway I dont reccommend this school to no one. Richard franks,us navy, yokosuka, japan
—Submitted by a former student


Posted March 8, 2005

Frankford's academic programs are wonderful. They teach you how the real world will be after high school. They also have a wonderful choir, and their sport teams are the best in the country.
—Submitted by a former student


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The test results by subgroup show how the designated group of students is performing in comparison to the general population.

Grade level

Math

The state average for Math was 60% in 2012.

303 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
13%

2011

 
 
24%

2010

 
 
21%

2009

 
 
9%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 68% in 2012.

305 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
20%

2011

 
 
27%

2010

 
 
26%

2009

 
 
13%
Science

The state average for Science was 42% in 2012.

261 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
1%

2011

 
 
3%

2010

 
 
3%

2009

 
 
3%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 83% in 2012.

250 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
30%

2011

 
 
47%

2010

 
 
51%

2009

 
 
38%
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 Students13%
Female14%
Male12%
Black13%
Asiann/a
Hispanic9%
Multi-ethnicn/a
White25%
Economically disadvantaged14%
Students with disabilities (IEP)0%
English language learners4%

Reading

All Students20%
Female21%
Male18%
Black23%
Asiann/a
Hispanic13%
Multi-ethnicn/a
White25%
Economically disadvantaged20%
Students with disabilities (IEP)4%
English language learners0%

Science

All Students1%
Female1%
Male1%
Black1%
Asiann/a
Hispanic0%
Multi-ethnicn/a
White0%
Economically disadvantaged1%
Students with disabilities (IEP)0%
English language learners0%

Writing

All Students30%
Female34%
Male25%
Black30%
Asiann/a
Hispanic30%
Multi-ethnicn/a
White26%
Economically disadvantaged29%
Students with disabilities (IEP)8%
English language learners5%
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 57% 15%
Hispanic 33% 9%
White 8% 71%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 3%
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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Philadelphia, PA 19124
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