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Philadelphia High School For Business & Tech

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Posted December 12, 2011

Teachers are very enthusiastic, very friendly friends. I have found so many great things from this school and this is my home school forever
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 23, 2011

I beleive that if your child wants to learn he/she will learn, very good teachers are located at this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 16, 2010

I am very dishearten by the leadership/administration of this school. I was taught that if you can t say something positive don t say nothing at all. After hearing the sorrow and the bewilderment of a male 9th grade honor roll student, say It is not the students. I realized that someone has to stand up and tell the truth about the school. Yes, the school s environment is not a conducive for a positive learning experience. The school as around 189 students. This is appealing to a parent looking for small learning environment, therefore, assuming it would be a great learning opportunity. However, the school has a dysfunctional culture and what is frighting about it is that the school s administration blames the students alI (189) for the school s climate. Fun teachers are not necessarily good teacher from a parent point of view.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 15, 2010

This school is horrible, it does not prepare your child for college at all . Yeah it has it's good teachers but also most of the teachers cannot control the students, too much drama. Not worth the money on the uniform or not worth your child's time
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 26, 2009

Its an alright school but the students are a little bit cheated they have no gym ,to play sports you have to go to Bartram wich is is southwest philly , they also share the school with parkway, the school is realy a neiborhood school but small.
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 9, 2009

Mr. Ivory, Ms. Ruiz and Mr. Holt are excellent teachers. They really care about the students learning. They allow you to contact them on their personal cell phones. The office staff Mrs B. are amazing. This school provides breakfast and lunch. The uniform looks good, and if your child wear the uniform they are given credit. I love that this school is small in size. My child has lots of books. This is my child second year.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 25, 2009

This school has a good concept but bad administration to hold and bring together that concept. The school worries to much on it's uniform and not enough on education ,that's why so many student have transfered. The administration do not under consideration what the parents and the students say.
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 17, 2008

This school i believe is the best yet.
—Submitted by a student


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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.

29 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
30%

2010

 
 
35%

2009

 
 
18%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 68% in 2012.

30 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
57%

2011

 
 
49%

2010

 
 
53%

2009

 
 
67%
Science

The state average for Science was 42% in 2012.

30 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
10%

2011

 
 
8%

2010

 
 
9%

2009

 
 
13%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 83% in 2012.

31 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
79%

2009

 
 
95%
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 Students66%
Female63%
Malen/a
Black59%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged50%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students57%
Female42%
Male82%
Black57%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged44%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students10%
Female5%
Male18%
Black13%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged6%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a

Writing

All Students84%
Female79%
Male92%
Black79%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged71%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
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 84% 15%
Hispanic 11% 9%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 3% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 0%
White 1% 71%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Two or more races 0% 2%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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540 North 13th St
Philadelphia, PA 19142
Phone: (215) 727-2163

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