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10175 Bustleon Ave
Philadelphia, PA 19116

(215) 961-2001
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September 10, 2013
Great School! My son has gone for 4 years. Wonderful teachers and no violence. Good security and very helpful office staff!

- submitted by a parent
August 19, 2013
My school is number one. Its the best I've ever been in. There is no other school better than George Washington High School. Former Student; Lourdes Diaz

- submitted by a community member
May 23, 2012
(cont...) 2. Academics: GWHS is full of wonderful academic programs, some useless and some useful but all wonderful. The best program for the smartest students is the one and only IB Program which prepares students for college work. You get a roster in which your choice is not given any importance and you would get six torturing classes which you MUST take whether you are good at them or not. IB students do not get a lot of homework. They easily finish there homework till 2:00 AM mostly and also get time to go on the Facebook or procrastinate on Youtube. They don't have to do much. They just have to study for about five tests or quizzes everyday, prepare themselves for the unexpected pop quizzes, do 50 math problems everyday, write labs on their own without help from anybody, read boring english books, write billion essays, do 150 hours of community service, write 4000 word essay on the topics of their choice, try to absorb and understand the theory of knowledge and know if they really exist, give up their lunches to do their homework, run around their school for some advices, think about dropping IB every second. Not quite a lot right? We know u can do it. (... to be continued)

- submitted by a parent
April 19, 2012
Umm where should i start. Does school have anything to do with college. NO ! schools just help you get to college. it has nothing to do with the school. my kids actually love this school. if your child hates this school then thats because its strict. yes this school is preety strict and has alot of security. but in my opinion im actaully impressed by the schools education. I came here when i was a high schooler and now i put my children in here. if your child dislikes this school its obvious that your child just hates school. my child has a friend who goes here and says " i wouldnt go anywhere else " so never judge a school because of what students are saying. Actually alot of students rated this school 5 stars. yes this school is rowdy afterschool but hello one thousand and something kids what do you expect. GWHS is preety good school and has ALOT of sports and clubs. Its not dirty at all and the field is beautiful. This is the only popular school in philadelphia that has NEVER been on the "Philly's Most Dangerous Schools List". If you do not believe me then go right on ahead and research it yourself. I Like Washington and so do my kids. Gwhs is a good school. ^___^

- submitted by a parent
February 03, 2012
If you want to know how horrible this school is talk to a student. I am sure no one will hesitate to tell you. Disgusting, poor excuse for a school.

- submitted by a student
October 31, 2011
My cousin had came to GWHS. He goes to Pennstate Now but im going to GWHS and im in 9th grade and so far i love this school..the security is nice to you...school isnt that strict but its still a very safe school... I <3 GWHS and all my friends there...the PSSA scores are starting to get higher...well thats at least what my teacher told me..and now everyone is doing good so we can get cool things...our school just got smartboards 2 years ago and they are so cool. Pros: Great School, Safe School, great Teachers, Fun sports, Good school if you want to go to college, People are nice, Neightboorhood is quiet. Cons: Bathrooms are never available because of cleaning :( i went to Edison High school but was thretend to get shot... so my mom transfered me to GWHS.. i feel safer now :D

- submitted by a student
March 01, 2011
from crushes.............to tutors.......I absolutely love my school I spent all 4 yrs there and its was great. The staff took there time to teach me and even help me with perosnal problems. During me junior and snior yr I had went thru the most depressing time in my life. My counselor helped me and that really touched my heart....thanks so much g-dub..ill never 4 get you...So proud to say that i GRADUATED FROM GEORGE WASHINGTON HIGH SCHOOL!

- submitted by a student
February 07, 2011
MY four years Spent there, where some of the best time of my life. The teachers give it there all, but it takes two to tango. Great staff, very joyful and out going. Great sports programs. Great School.

- submitted by a student
December 23, 2010
The school is not great at all. It may have been good in the past but currently it is a horrible school to attend, in my opinion. The teacher don't care at all it is in and out and what ever happens, happens. They don't take their time to teach us and help us individually. Then we a student ask for extra help they have a smart comment to say that is not needed. These teachers are no help and nothing gets done. AYP is not made and won't be made until these teachers take charge for once and not just show up to school. 25% of the teachers are good in the school the rest are bad and just don't care at all and is not right!

- submitted by a student
October 27, 2010
My experience with this school was...lacking, at best. While it has a great history behind it, I feel extremely sorry for those who believe what's written here. The truth is, it's got its good sides and the bad sides--but the bad sides just shadow the good. Most teachers are careless. They just don't care enough--they're getting paid even if students fail, and because the school's already a 'questionable' school, they can simply shrug off their inability to teach and blame it on the students. The truth is that we haven't passed the AYP tests in about eight years, and we're in danger of being changed into a reinassance school. Teachers feel its their job to remind us of how we failed to bring the school up, even though their inability to teach brought them so low. This isn't to say there aren't great teachers there--there are, but most aren't as useful.

- submitted by a student
October 09, 2010
When I went there it was a good school.My son also went there as well.

- submitted by a parent
no rating February 17, 2010
Learning process cannot solely depend on teacher. The student has to want to learn and participate. Curriculum is above other schools, i hear this from my friends who atten other schools. Some of my friends would like to attend washington. School police, i agree do patrol halls and outside i feel safe. I can go to a school police and discuss problems, as they will listen

- submitted by a student
no rating February 16, 2010
The school might have been a great school to attend many years back, but somewhat recently the school allowed any student from around the city to attend the high school, and since then everything has gone downhill. The school itself isn't terribly bad, it just depends who your child decides to hang around with. The teachers hardly care to teach anymore, and students don't really learn much and the curriculum is extremely slow. This has a lasting effect on the students, making the students not wanting to even focus on their studies. The IB program is even a joke, if you plan for your child to attend a prestigous college, I strongly recommend you choose some other school.

- submitted by a student
no rating February 06, 2009
School police provide a very safe enviorment. Patrols , door cover and on very good terms with students

- submitted by a parent
July 31, 2008
Safety and discipline are real strong! Students ere uniforms and there is a strict code for cutting.

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July 18, 2008
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- submitted by a student
no rating March 26, 2008
The principal was nominated for the best princiapl of the year. The community needs know that gWis changed

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February 22, 2008
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November 23, 2007
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October 27, 2007
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- submitted by a student
September 12, 2007
I had a very disturbing experience about this school. staffs are disoriented, they eye service, i feel a sense of separation. some of the staffs put the laws into their hands, & want 2 decide for u which school suites or what kind of education your child should get. they seems not to want certain ethnics of children. The most advanced country in the world, children been deprived of their eds. most teachers are doing great things.

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July 08, 2007
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June 25, 2007
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June 25, 2007
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March 26, 2006
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- submitted by a former student
February 03, 2006
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- submitted by a administrator
January 23, 2006
Working as a TSS (one-on-one care in school for a child in the special education program), I have had the opportunity from an outsiders view, to observe how the special education classes are organized and the quality of the academic programs. I have been very disappointed in the lack of quality education my client is receiving in a program that is supposed to be geared towards his individualized plan of education. The classrooms are very chaotic, the students are often rude and disrespectful and teachers are not following through with disciplinary action. Many of the special ed students received all F's on their report card and I wonder if some of the parents are aware, or care, of their child's lack of acceptable performance in class.

- submitted by a staff
January 10, 2006
My oldest child went to Washington and needless to say that it is not the same school I graduated from 20 years ago. Its a little bit more rowdy but the teachers are still good. It has great extra-curricular activities and Great programs. I would say the parents are pretty involved.

- submitted by a parent
October 05, 2005
If your child is in the IB program or at least some of the higher level classes, you need not worry. The education they will recieve is incredible. However, even some of the rapid classes do not offer a high value education, mainly because of the students' lack of interest and partly because of the teachers'nochalant attitude towards their work. I would still strongly recommend attending Washington. It's an all around great school that lets you pursue any career even outside academics.

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September 27, 2005
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August 18, 2005
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August 09, 2005
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June 24, 2005
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- submitted by a teacher
January 17, 2005
It is unfortunate that the previous writer had such a bad experience, but her comments do not reflect the school today. Washington is a completely different school than it was even three years ago. It's calm and tries to meet student's needs.

- submitted by a administrator
September 09, 2004
As a graduate of semi graduate of GWHS parents know nothing of what goes on behind those school walls. As of a few years Washington started taking in any student and it didn't matter what there grades or behaivor looked like. And now the school has gone to hell. The some teachers can't teach because of the disruptions and then give up. Other don't care. By my senior year I could no longer take it left I studied on my own and received my GED in June of 2004. To all parents who think GWHS is the school of all schools take a closer look, visit the school, do your job and truly make sure your child is getting a fair education. I would say that my best advice to you is to enroll your child in a different school but in Philadelphia maybe a school were a fight is everyday is OK.

- submitted by a former student
July 21, 2004
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- submitted by a teacher
June 08, 2004
Both of my children are currently attending George Washington and I must say when my daughter started last September I was a little nervous but in one week she adjusted beautifully. My son is now a Junior and has never been treated unfairly. In the past two years Washington has come a long way under the guidance of Mr. Liebowitz who has a very positive attitude and keeps parents well informed of what is going on.

- submitted by a parent
June 04, 2004
My daughter is a graduate of Washington. She graduated in the top 5 % of her class and is now attending college where she is excelling. Washington did a fine job preparing her for college.My son currently attends Washington. He too is receiving a good education preparing him to persue a college degree. Both of my children participated in extra-curricular activities. My daughterdanced in DisneyWorld 2 times and danced once in the Bahamas. My son has already gone to Florida to baseball spring training. I am an active parent. I can't understand how a parent would not know that her step-daughter was having problems. Maybe instead of blaming the school, the parents should take a more active role in her schooling.

- submitted by a parent
May 31, 2004
My daughter is a junior and is doing extremely well. She is in the top 5% of her class and enjoys GWHS. On the other hand, my son attended GWHS and didn't bother going to class and eventually was kicked out of school. I believe the child is responsible for their own actions; not the teachers or principal. Most of the teachers do care for the kids who want to learn, but some do not bother with the kids who goof off. I've seen a great improvement over the past 2 years since Mr. Liebowitz became principal. He has made major changes and the parents seem to be happy. The school is not perfect but he is trying his hardest even though his hands are tied with downtown politics. With a school district our size, there can't be the perfect school. Keep up the good work Mr. Liebowitz!

- submitted by a parent
May 30, 2004
My oldest graduated with honors, went to college, graduated with honors and has been accepted into several graduate schools. My youngest gets mostly A's & B's - does not cut all her classes. If for some reason they do not attend school a machine calls the house to let the parent know that same day. Kids jay walk everywhere. Graduates from George Washington go on to colleges including Ivy League Schools.

- submitted by a parent
May 29, 2004
I have two sons. One is a graduate of George Washington, the other is currently a Junior there. I am an active Home & School parent and see on a regular basis what Washington has to offer our students. GWHS has teachers that care. They have staff that listens and responds to our concerns quickly. I have also found that George Washington High School does their job, and prepares our children for college. My older son, as well as his friends have been accepted to the finest colleges, and have all done very well. GWHS offers many levels of classes for all types of students. I am happy with our families decision to attend GWHS.

- submitted by a parent
May 24, 2004
I have a daughter who is a senior at GWHS. She is in the Performing Arts Area. Due to the diverse activities offered at GWHS, she is able to participate in a variety of quality performing arts programs, to include concert choir, chamber choir & dance. She is a member of the National Honor Society. Each year, GWHS inducts on the average 200 students who must have a 90 grade point average. It is unfortunate that the only thing that people read and talk about is the small % of negative incidents that take place at the school. Please be aware that most all extra-curricular groups compete and take home top national awards. The colleges/university's that our students go to are as diverse as the suburban schools. As an active member of Home & School I know that most of the students are at GWHS to learn.

- submitted by a parent
April 12, 2004
my step-daughter is a freshmen who brought home a report card of straight F's,not to mention she had skipped at least 37 times(this was just in one class)and skipped others as well before we were even made aware of the situation.there is also police supervision in and outside of the school.the policing is an absolute joke.I have driven by on several ocassions as school is letting out,only to have students jumping out in to on coming traffic,nearly causing accidents.yet each time several police officers were there,both on foot and on motorbikes that witnessed these events... never once did any of them attempt to move let alone at least call over to these trouble makers.this is just the tip of the iceberg,and much of this school is an absolute disgrace it is truely sad for the few children that are there for an education. sincerely, a concerned and disgusted parent

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Washington George High School
10175 Bustleon Ave, Philadelphia, PA  19116
(215) 961-2001
Last modified Washington George High School is a Public school that serves grades 9-12. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 2 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Washington George High School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 47 reviews. Top