Academy at Palumbo

Public 9-12

 1100 Catharine St
       Philadelphia, PA  19147-2622


 (215) 351-7618

District: Philadelphia City School District

SchoolDigger Rank:
89th of 659 Pennsylvania High Schools


Student/teacher ratio:  67.9
Number of students:  883

Racial breakdown:
African American:
46.4%
Asian:
26.2%
White:
12.8%
Free/discounted lunch recipients:  100.0%

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We updated the 2016-17 rankings and test scores for this school on Wednesday, September 27, 2017.


Performance Trends
Compare Details In 2017, Academy at Palumbo ranked better than 86.5% of high schools in Pennsylvania. It also ranked 2nd among 41 ranked high schools in the Philadelphia City School District. (See more...)
Compare Details In 2017 the calculated Average Standard Score was 81.87. (See more...)
Student Body
Compare Details Student population at Academy at Palumbo is diverse. Racial makeup is: African American (46.4%), Asian (26.2%), White (12.8%). (See more...)
Compare Details 100% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. This is the lowest percentage in the Philadelphia City School District. (See more...)
Teachers
Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Academy at Palumbo is 67.9. 40 high schools in the Philadelphia City School District have better student/teacher ratios. (See more...)
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Schooldigger 2017 Rankings:

Academy at Palumbo:

SchoolDigger ranks Academy at Palumbo 89th of 659 Pennsylvania public high schools. (See Academy at Palumbo in the ranking list.)

Philadelphia City School District:

SchoolDigger ranks Philadelphia City School District 511th of 572 Pennsylvania school districts. (See district ranking list.)

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Rank History for Academy at Palumbo

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Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools PA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2009 79.23 98th 632 84.5%
2010 74.98 135th 649 79.2%
2011 72.24 180th 660 72.7%
2012 66.63 249th 664 62.5%
2013 63.11 228th 591 61.4%
2014 66.87 194th 580 66.6%
2015 70.28 223rd 681 67.3%
2016 85.11 45th 676 93.3%
2017 81.87 89th 659 86.5%

Data source: test scores: Pennsylvania Department of Education, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

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by a parent
Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Open Quote Contrary to it being touted as an academically high achieving school and the various rankings, when you look at the actual PA testing, academic performance, and standards, IT IS ONE OF THE MOST OVER-RATED AND UNDER-PERFORMING SCHOOLS n the Philly School District. In fact, the Pa. Department of Education, gives it a score of 67.8/100 in terms of meeting PA academic performance standards. Specifically, the school in 2013-2014, had a dismal academic performance rating of 27.32, in terms of science/biology and a extremely weak rating of 60.55, in terms of the SAT/ACT College Ready benchmark. The school also performs significantly below average in terms of advanced achievement across all PSSA/Keystone advanced standards. More recently, the PSD budget cuts have and continue to pose a problem for this school in terms of consistent teachers, and even having basic school needs such as counselors and a librarian. The school does NOT deserve the accolades, recognition, or other rankings as a top-performing school in Philly, especially where the actual Pa. Dept. of Education data, suggests otherwise. Close Quote


Enrollment information for Academy at Palumbo

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
2007 23 76 8 9 0 n/a n/a 0 116
2008 47 138 31 18 0 n/a n/a 2 236
2009 72 189 56 31 0 n/a n/a 3 351
2010 97 265 85 41 0 n/a n/a 6 494
2011 112 277 112 55 1 0 10 0 567
2012 108 325 138 60 1 0 10 0 642
2013 113 367 153 61 4 0 18 0 716
2014 137 402 197 57 3 0 18 0 814
2015 129 407 219 71 3 0 28 0 857
2016 113 410 231 80 3 0 46 0 883

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 Academy at Palumbo

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Year # Students Fulltime Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2007 116 10.0 11.6 n/a
2008 236 12.3 19.2 n/a
2009 351 18.3 19.2 n/a
2010 494 24.1 20.4 51.0
2011 567 29.5 19.2 49.4
2012 642 28.0 22.8 48.3
2013 716 35.1 20.3 57.5
2014 814 37.0 22.0 61.5
2015 857 39.0 21.9 60.3
2016 883 13.0 67.9 100.0

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

About Students eligible for discounted/free lunch
For information about the National School Lunch Program, see the USDA Website

Student/Teacher Ratio Academy at Palumbo

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Year # Students Fulltime Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2007 116 10.0 11.6 n/a
2008 236 12.3 19.2 n/a
2009 351 18.3 19.2 n/a
2010 494 24.1 20.4 51.0
2011 567 29.5 19.2 49.4
2012 642 28.0 22.8 48.3
2013 716 35.1 20.3 57.5
2014 814 37.0 22.0 61.5
2015 857 39.0 21.9 60.3
2016 883 13.0 67.9 100.0

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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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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