Advertisement
Advertisement

GreatSchools Rating

Kensington Culinary Arts

Public | 9-12 | 504 students

 

Be sure to visit

Take along one of
our checklists:

 
Last modified
Community Rating

4 stars

Community Rating by Year
2014:
No new ratings
2013:
Based on 1 rating
2012:
No new ratings
2011:
Based on 1 rating

Sweep tile
No Purchase Necessary. Void where prohibited. Sweepstakes begins at 12:00:00 AM Pacific Time (PT) on April 1, 2014 and ends at 11:59:59 on April 30, 2014 (the “Promotion Period”). Open to legal residents of the U.S. and D.C., 13 years and older. Each school that receives a new, published review will get one (1) entry into the sweepstakes, up to ten (10) entries throughout the Promotion Period. See the Official Rules for details. Sponsor: GreatSchools, 1999 Harrison St., Suite 1100, Oakland, CA 94612.

Rate this school

Click on stars to rate
Please select a star rating for this school.
    Helpful reviews answer questions:
  • What do you think others should know?
  • What do you like?
  • How could your school improve?
    Review Guidelines
    GreatSchools won’t post reviews that contain:
  • Inappropriate language
  • Allegations of criminal conduct
  • Names of students, teachers or staff
1200 characters remaining
Please read and accept our Terms of Use to join GreatSchools.
Please indicate your relationship to the school.
Registration is required to post your anonymous review
We will not display your name, photo or email address with your review.
OR
Your email address will never be published or shared.
Indicates a required field

4 reviews of this school


Sort by:
Show reviews by:
Posted September 22, 2013

I'm surprised after reading the reviews that I haven't heard anything about the actual dishes created. "Ethnic" and ethnicity is displayed in many dishes. So this gives nothing to base a decision on. I haven't rated the school above or below "Average" because, fairly, I have not gone to the school. I've been in the restaurant business for over 25 yrs and was seeking candidates that wished to pursue their culinary skills to a fruitive conclusion. I see nothing that would yet give me the impression there's a "seriousness" to efforts in this school - whether public, technical or professional. I haven't seen any student move on to full out culinary institutes or find those who began there in the city wide area now working in the area where I sought candidates. If I know I might pass by this school, I'd contact the director/ principal to see if I could stop in - perhaps either observe or speak to the students. However, I don't feel compelled at this time. Perhaps another time. Best of Luck if you really love what you're doing. Thank you!


Posted March 26, 2011

I don't know how people can rate this school high, and make it out to be one fantastic school? I am a parent of a student. And the times i have been in that school I am forced to see savage fights at the end of the day. Or even in front of the office with 4 girls. With no security around that time i might add. The teachers are "Worksheet" teachers, Meaning they give out worksheets with there textbooks and call it a day. I wouldn't send my dog here. Good Luck parents. Alot of the parents dont even step into the school, let alone know what there kids are doing. The Principal I will admit, Is a very nice man. Now only if he weeds out the kids who go because they wanna have a good time, and the ones who want to learn.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 5, 2009

It has different variety of ethnicity, It has good teacher, and the classes are great. The only problem i'd have to say is it's too small. I would know, i use to attend the school. It was the best years of my life but i didn't do what i was suppose to. But yes kensington culinary arts high school is a great school. -Devante Leach
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 4, 2007

Kensington Culinary Arts High School is among the best schools in Philadelphia.It is located in a new building on Emerald Street in the Kensington section of the city. It has highly qualified teachers, good staff and an excellent leadership team led by Doctor Rubin Yarmus. The school environment is safe and conducive to learning. The Kensington students also known as the tigers, are the image of America, they are from a diverse ethnic and cultural background. Their parents care and participate in the school programs. The students are exposed to a rich curriculum which prepares them for colleges, universities, and the job market. The school met the 2007 AYP goals. The tigers at Kensington Culinary Arts do many extracurricular activities such as playing sports, going to field trips, and participating in the beautification of the city of Philadelphia by planting trees, cleaning their neighborhood, and doing mural projects.
—Submitted by a teacher


Community ratings and reviews do not represent the views of GreatSchools nor does GreatSchools check their accuracy or verify the reviewers' identities. Use your discretion when evaluating these reviews.

About these ratings

The Community Rating is the school’s average rating from its community members (e.g., parents, students, and school staff). The highest possible rating is five stars; the lowest is one star.

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.

75 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
23%

2011

 
 
25%

2010

 
 
25%

2009

 
 
16%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 68% in 2012.

75 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
16%

2011

 
 
41%

2010

 
 
24%

2009

 
 
14%
Science

The state average for Science was 42% in 2012.

52 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
2%

2011

 
 
7%

2010

 
 
5%

2009

 
 
0%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 83% in 2012.

66 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
55%

2011

 
 
69%

2010

 
 
72%

2009

 
 
59%
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 Students23%
Female26%
Male20%
Black10%
Asiann/a
Hispanic26%
Multi-ethnicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged24%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students16%
Female21%
Male11%
Black14%
Asiann/a
Hispanic16%
Multi-ethnicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged17%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students2%
Female0%
Male4%
Black6%
Asiann/a
Hispanic0%
Multi-ethnicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged2%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a

Writing

All Students55%
Female62%
Male47%
Black67%
Asiann/a
Hispanic47%
Multi-ethnicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged54%
Students with disabilities (IEP)29%
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

Breaking down the GreatSchools Rating

GreatSchools Ratings for this school are based on 2011-2012 test results. Use the breakdown ratings below to compare types of students at this school. Learn more »


Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Hispanic 55% 8%
Black 32% 15%
White 10% 71%
Asian 3% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Two or more races 0% 2%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

Oops! We currently do not have any teacher information for this school. We rely on the state Department of Education, the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), and in some cases school administrators such as registrars and principals for this data.

What makes a great teacher? Study after study shows the single most important factor determining the quality of the education a child receives is the quality of his teacher. Here are some characteristics to look for »

Let your school shine!

School leaders: Help your school shine on GreatSchools
by verifying community responses, adding program highlights
and more! Get started »

Programs

Specific academic themes or areas of focus

Don't understand these terms?
  • Vocational education

Resources

Extra learning resources offered
  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
School leaders can update this information here.

Upcoming Events

No upcoming events found for this school
Searching for school events...
Date
Title
  • {{date}}
    {{title}}
Export calendar
Outlook.com
Microsoft Outlook
iCal Format
Google Calendar
Print Calendar
Uploading, please wait...
POWERED BY
Tandem

Apply

To learn more about enrolling, please call the school.
 

TIP: Don't forget to ask about documents required for enrollment, such as your child's birth certificate, proof of address, or a record of immunizations.

 
Notice an inaccuracy? Let us know!

2463 Emerald St
Philadelphia, PA 19125
Phone: (215) 291-5185

ADVERTISEMENT
ADVERTISEMENT

Compare this school
to nearby schools

Compare schools »

Compare

Add this school to compare

Nearby schools




Bethel Baptist Academy
Philadelphia, PA



Douglas Stephen A School
Philadelphia, PA


ADVERTISEMENT
ADVERTISEMENT