Gamp

Summary:

Gamp is a public high school in the Philadelphia City School District that serves grades 5-12, with a diverse student population of 579 in the South Philadelphia neighborhood. This school consistently outperforms the district and state in academic assessments, maintains exceptional graduation rates, and has very low dropout rates, making it a standout institution in the area.

Gamp's academic performance is truly remarkable, with proficiency rates significantly higher than the Philadelphia City School District and the state of Pennsylvania in PSSA Math (72.9% vs. 20.4% and 39.3%), PSSA Science (90.6% vs. 41% and 65.6%), and PSSA English Language Arts (92.2% vs. 34.2% and 53.8%). The school's Keystone Exam proficiency rates in Algebra I, Biology, and Literature are also much higher than the district and state averages. Gamp's four-year graduation rate has consistently been above 95%, reaching 100% in the 2022-2023 school year, far exceeding the rates of nearby schools like Constitution High School, Furness Horace High School, and South Philadelphia High School.

What's particularly noteworthy is that Gamp's success in educating its diverse student population, with 100% of students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch, suggests that the school has implemented effective strategies and support systems that could serve as a model for other schools in the Philadelphia City School District. Gamp's performance is also significantly better than nearby charter schools, such as Philadelphia Electrical & Technical Charter High School and Mastery Charter High School-Lenfest Campus, which have lower academic proficiency, graduation rates, and school rankings.


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Public 5-12

 23rd and Ritner Sts
       Philadelphia, PA  19145


(215) 400-8230

District: Philadelphia City School District

SchoolDigger Rank:
41st of 674 Pennsylvania High Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $15,645 Help


Student/teacher ratio:  17.6 Help
Number of students:  579

Racial breakdown:

White:
39.0%
African American:
25.7%
Asian:
20.0%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  100% Help


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Performance Trends
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Compare Details Gamp ranks better than 99.4% of middle schools in Pennsylvania. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 98.11. (See more...)
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Compare Details Gamp ranks better than 93.9% of high schools in Pennsylvania. It also ranks 4th among 54 ranked high schools in the Philadelphia City School District. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 89.61. (See more...)
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The Adjusted Cohort Graduation Rate (ACGR) measures the percentage of Gamp freshmen who graduate within four years, adjusting for students who transfer in or out.
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The high school dropout rate measures the percentage of students who do not complete their high school education.
Student Body
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Compare Details Student population at Gamp is diverse. Racial makeup is: White (39%), African American (25.7%), Asian (20%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 100% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Gamp is 17.6. 40 high schools in the Philadelphia City School District have better student/teacher ratios. (See more...)
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Finance
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Gamp is $15,645. 44 high schools in the Philadelphia City School District spend more per student.
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

Gamp:

SchoolDigger ranks Gamp 5th of 893 Pennsylvania public middle schools. (See Gamp in the ranking list.)

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SchoolDigger ranks Gamp 41st of 674 Pennsylvania public high schools. (See Gamp in the ranking list.)

Philadelphia City School District:

SchoolDigger ranks Philadelphia City School District 494th of 606 Pennsylvania school districts. (See district ranking list.)

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Rank History for Gamp

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Rank History for all middle school students at Gamp

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools PA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2003 87.85 55th 643 91.4%
2004 91.78 22nd 663 96.7%
2005 96.04 4th 687 99.4%
2006 94.75 4th 736 99.5%
2007 93.44 4th 749 99.5%
2008 91.96 10th 753 98.7%
2009 91.96 8th 770 99.0%
2010 90.14 9th 805 98.9%
2011 91.55 5th 825 99.4%
2012 89.15 16th 834 98.1%
2013 87.04 24th 758 96.8%
2014 87.75 25th 728 96.6%
2015 90.01 46th 835 94.5%
2016 92.87 28th 870 96.8%
2017 96.72 4th 877 99.5%
2018 96.43 5th 861 99.4%
2019 96.90 3rd 891 99.7%
2021 91.10 39th 797 95.1%
2022 98.59 2nd 883 99.8%
2023 98.11 5th 893 99.4%
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Rank History for middle school Low Socio Economic Status students at Gamp

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools PA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2023 99.73 1st 874 99.9%
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Rank History for middle school Asian students at Gamp

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools PA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2023 78.32 24th 144 83.3%
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Rank History for middle school African American students at Gamp

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools PA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2023 99.81 3rd 421 99.3%
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Rank History for middle school White students at Gamp

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools PA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2023 98.33 7th 681 99.0%
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Data source: test scores: Pennsylvania Department of Education, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

Rank History for Gamp

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Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools PA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2003 76.66 123rd 583 78.9%
2004 71.51 167th 590 71.7%
2005 80.05 93rd 593 84.3%
2006 85.57 37th 604 93.9%
2007 87.72 27th 615 95.6%
2008 79.40 83rd 621 86.6%
2009 76.74 115th 632 81.8%
2010 89.50 23rd 649 96.5%
2011 83.52 51st 660 92.3%
2012 83.20 58th 664 91.3%
2013 94.30 5th 591 99.2%
2014 91.39 14th 580 97.6%
2015 82.70 79th 680 88.4%
2016 80.18 102nd 677 84.9%
2017 73.24 196th 663 70.4%
2018 83.89 61st 673 90.9%
2019 83.55 79th 693 88.6%
2021 69.47 191st 537 64.4%
2022 74.52 172nd 634 72.9%
2023 89.61 41st 674 93.9%
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Data source: test scores: Pennsylvania Department of Education, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

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Data source: Pennsylvania Dept of Education

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Reviews:
by a citizen
Thursday, February 9, 2012

Open Quote Well, I think that this school is most definitely excellent. In performance and image. I definitely recommend going to this school. I met some of the students and I could tell that they work to their full potential. It is in a friendly environment so the safety doesn't need to be worried about. The facilities are very modern and up to date. Seriously, awesome. Truly classy ;) Close Quote



Enrollment information for Gamp

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
2001 318 129 39 14 1 n/a n/a 0 501
2002 311 144 31 15 0 n/a n/a 0 501
2003 311 144 31 15 0 n/a n/a 0 501
2004 297 141 37 18 0 n/a n/a 0 493
2005 279 158 36 14 1 n/a n/a 0 488
2006 269 165 39 14 2 n/a n/a 0 489
2007 258 169 48 14 3 n/a n/a 0 492
2008 256 142 52 14 4 n/a n/a 5 473
2009 261 141 59 16 3 n/a n/a 7 487
2010 258 141 59 20 3 n/a n/a 7 488
2011 255 144 63 24 2 0 7 0 495
2012 250 138 76 22 3 0 12 0 501
2013 252 141 85 23 3 0 11 0 515
2014 239 132 102 23 2 0 15 0 513
2015 225 147 94 17 1 0 20 0 504
2016 229 152 87 19 2 0 37 0 526
2017 235 159 99 26 2 0 51 0 572
2018 260 162 107 33 2 0 50 0 614
2019 256 153 120 35 2 0 57 0 623
2020 264 153 124 34 2 0 49 0 626
2021 249 155 122 35 2 2 51 0 616
2022 233 160 114 40 2 1 42 0 592
2023 226 149 116 37 1 0 50 0 579

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Enrollment/Ethnicity

For more information about how the Department of Education defines ethnicity, see Defining Race and Ethnicity Data, National Center for Education Statistics

Students eligible for free or discounted lunch at Gamp

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2001 501 0.0 0.0 0
2002 501 25.0 20.0 0
2003 501 25.0 20.0 0
2004 493 25.5 19.3 0
2005 488 27.5 17.7 0
2006 489 25.6 19.1 0
2007 492 27.3 18.0 0
2008 473 26.1 18.1 n/a
2009 487 27.4 17.7 n/a
2010 488 29.9 16.2 40.1
2011 495 27.8 17.7 31.1
2012 501 26.6 18.7 27.5
2013 515 26.2 19.6 37.5
2014 513 25.0 20.5 40.7
2015 504 24.0 21.0 39.7
2016 526 14.0 37.5 100
2017 572 30.5 18.7 100
2018 614 26.3 23.3 99.8
2019 623 28.3 21.9 99.7
2020 626 28.3 22.0 100
2021 616 28.8 21.3 99.5
2022 592 30.3 19.5 99.5
2023 579 32.8 17.6 100

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Students eligible for discounted/free lunch:

The National School Lunch Program (NSLP) provides low-cost or free meals to students in U.S. public and nonprofit private schools based on household income. Those with incomes below 130% of the poverty line receive free lunch, while those between 130% and 185% qualify for reduced-price lunch. The percentage of students receiving free or reduced-price lunch serves as a marker for poverty, as it reflects the socioeconomic status of families in a given school or district. A higher FRPL rate typically indicates a higher concentration of low-income families, suggesting that the school or district may face additional challenges in providing adequate resources and support for student success.

Student/Teacher Ratio Gamp

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2001 501 0.0 0.0 0
2002 501 25.0 20.0 0
2003 501 25.0 20.0 0
2004 493 25.5 19.3 0
2005 488 27.5 17.7 0
2006 489 25.6 19.1 0
2007 492 27.3 18.0 0
2008 473 26.1 18.1 n/a
2009 487 27.4 17.7 n/a
2010 488 29.9 16.2 40.1
2011 495 27.8 17.7 31.1
2012 501 26.6 18.7 27.5
2013 515 26.2 19.6 37.5
2014 513 25.0 20.5 40.7
2015 504 24.0 21.0 39.7
2016 526 14.0 37.5 100
2017 572 30.5 18.7 100
2018 614 26.3 23.3 99.8
2019 623 28.3 21.9 99.7
2020 626 28.3 22.0 100
2021 616 28.8 21.3 99.5
2022 592 30.3 19.5 99.5
2023 579 32.8 17.6 100

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Student-Teacher Ratio

Student/teacher ratio is calculated by dividing the total number of students by the total number of full-time equivalent teachers. Please note that a smaller student/teacher ratio does not necessarily translate to smaller class size. In some instances, schools hire teachers part time, and some teachers are hired for specialized instruction with very small class sizes. These and other factors contribute to the student/teacher ratio. Note: For private schools, Student/teacher ratio may not include Pre-Kindergarten.
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Per Pupil Expenditures for Gamp

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2019 $978 (7.8%) $11,574 (92.2%) $12,552
2020 $867 (6.8%) $11,939 (93.2%) $12,806
2021 $2,293 (17.3%) $10,964 (82.7%) $13,257
2022 $8,109 (51.8%) $7,536 (48.2%) $15,645

Data source: Pennsylvania Department of Education
Pre and Post Pandemic Data

Impact of COVID-19 on Gamp

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Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Ranks 3rd of 891 Middle schoolsRanks 5th of 893 Middle schools
 0.2%
Ranks 79th of 693 High schoolsRanks 41st of 674 High schools
 5.3%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
5th Grade Math (Gamp)74.681
 6.4%
   5th Grade Math (Pennsylvania)4342.7
 0.3%
5th Grade English Language Arts (Gamp)79.487.5
 8.1%
   5th Grade English Language Arts (Pennsylvania)58.553.6
 4.9%
6th Grade Math (Gamp)87.271.7
 15.5%
   6th Grade Math (Pennsylvania)3936.4
 2.6%
6th Grade English Language Arts (Gamp)96.892.3
 4.5%
   6th Grade English Language Arts (Pennsylvania)6355.6
 7.4%
7th Grade Math (Gamp)83.572.2
 11.3%
   7th Grade Math (Pennsylvania)38.233.2
 5%
7th Grade English Language Arts (Gamp)93.893.7
 0.1%
   7th Grade English Language Arts (Pennsylvania)60.554.5
 6%
8th Grade Math (Gamp)58.968.9
 10%
   8th Grade Math (Pennsylvania)32.226
 6.2%
8th Grade Science (Gamp)88.990.6
 1.7%
   8th Grade Science (Pennsylvania)58.257
 1.2%
8th Grade English Language Arts (Gamp)86.794.3
 7.6%
   8th Grade English Language Arts (Pennsylvania)57.952.8
 5.1%
11th Grade Algebra I (Gamp)81.871.4
 10.4%
   11th Grade Algebra I (Pennsylvania)63.336.2
 27.1%
11th Grade Biology (Gamp)81.880
 1.8%
   11th Grade Biology (Pennsylvania)63.250.7
 12.5%
11th Grade Literature (Gamp)87.784.8
 2.9%
   11th Grade Literature (Pennsylvania)71.565.3
 6.2%
All Grades Math (Gamp)76.472.9
 3.5%
   All Grades Math (Pennsylvania)42.439.3
 3.1%
All Grades Science (Gamp)88.990.6
 1.7%
   All Grades Science (Pennsylvania)6865.6
 2.4%
All Grades English Language Arts (Gamp)90.192.2
 2.1%
   All Grades English Language Arts (Pennsylvania)60.953.8
 7.1%

Student Body

Number of students
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Number of students
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Total Students623579
 7.1%
African American153149
 2.6%
American Indian21
 50%
Asian120116
 3.3%
Hispanic3537
 5.7%
Pacific Islander00
White256226
 11.7%
Two or More Races5750
 12.3%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients99.7%100%
 0.3%


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Frequently Asked Questions about Gamp

In the 2022-23 school year, 579 students attended Gamp.

Yes. Gamp ranks in the top 6.1% of Pennsylvania high schools.

Students at Gamp are 39% White, 26% African American, 20% Asian, 9% Two or more races, 6% Hispanic.


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SchoolDigger data sources: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Department of Education, the U.S. Census Bureau and the Pennsylvania Department of Education.

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