I'm a substitute educator, and my ratings are based on my experience teaching the new West Philadelphia High school. The school has an overbearing control freak for a principal, that believe she can motivate the students by instilling fear of losing their cell phones and suspensions instead of utilizing positive reinforcement methods. She complained that I wasn't teaching the students, however if she bothered to sit in on the class for once she would see that I was teaching them with college level professionalism. You would be surprised at how much better students perform when they are doing academic work that is relevant and treated like responsible adults.
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 I need to find a well rounded school and this site has very old and outdated information.
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 in my power to get her out of philadelphia and into the suburbs of maryland just so she can have a better high school experience. And now I have to pat myself on the back for pushing my daughter to honors classes. Unlike West Philadelphia High. The teachers nor the parents wanted to be but so involved in the school system. I wish the kids best of luck at this school and a great new year. Congrats to the students of 2011.
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
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. West is one of the Oldest School in philadelphia. I overcame 3 years of bad reps of a high school. This review came from Angelique Brown C/o 2007
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.