Constitution High School

Public 9-12

 18 S 7th St
       Philadelphia, PA  19106-2314

 (215) 351-7310

District: Philadelphia City School District

SchoolDigger Rank:
521st of 673 Pennsylvania High Schools

Student/teacher ratio:  20.5
Number of students:  378

Racial breakdown:
African American:
Free/discounted lunch recipients:  100.0%

Homes for sale View homes for sale near Constitution High School

 See top rated Pennsylvania high schools

 Compare Constitution High School to nearby high schools!
We updated the 2017-18 rankings and test scores for this school on Friday, November 30, 2018.

Performance Trends
Compare Details In 2018, Constitution High School ranked worse than 77.4% of high schools in Pennsylvania. It also ranked 12th among 43 ranked high schools in the Philadelphia City School District. (See more...)
Compare Details In 2018 the calculated Average Standard Score was 27.43. (See more...)
Student Body
Compare Details Racial makeup is: African American (70.6%), Hispanic (14.3%), White (7.1%). (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...)
Map and boundary of Constitution High School
Schooldigger 2018 Rankings:

Constitution High School:

SchoolDigger ranks Constitution High School 521st of 673 Pennsylvania public high schools. (See Constitution High School in the ranking list.)

Philadelphia City School District:

SchoolDigger ranks Philadelphia City School District 519th of 603 Pennsylvania school districts. (See district ranking list.)

What do you think?

Your rating for Constitution High School?

Rank History for Constitution High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools PA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2009 53.81 347th 632 45.1%
2010 51.14 385th 649 40.7%
2011 39.94 490th 660 25.8%
2012 53.09 387th 664 41.7%
2013 29.04 489th 591 17.3%
2014 24.53 493rd 580 15.0%
2015 19.88 558th 680 17.9%
2016 26.64 542nd 677 19.9%
2017 12.38 571st 663 13.9%
2018 27.43 521st 673 22.6%

Data source: test scores: Pennsylvania Department of Education, rankings:

Constitution High School Test Scores
Group by: 
District Scores: 
State Scores: 

Data source: Pennsylvania Department of Education

Review counts

All ratings (Avg rating: 4.7)






by a student
Monday, June 27, 2011

Open Quote this school is wonderful it teaches you who you wont to be in the 4 next years i just got out of my freshman year and i think the schoo l is terrific great facilty and staff of constution and a amazing principle Close Quote

by a student
Saturday, September 18, 2010

Open Quote This website is NOT UPDATED! Constitution High School has occupied room for 9-12th grade since Fall of 2009. I graduated from here in 2010.

This is a great school to attend, and they offer a number if AP Classes, Dual enrollment classes with Cheyney University, Partnerships with a big law firm (Ballard Spahr Andrews and Ingersoll), a long time partner The National Constitution Center and a partner school in Afghanistan.

The school also provides mentorship with lawyers and paralegals and a school government unlike no other; it's actually RUN by the students and FOR the students. It is modeled after the US Government. They help you to learn about the US government from 9th - 12th grade. Students start off in "The Constitution" class and ending in 12th grade have the option to be in a "Constitutional Law" class.

When I came to this school I wanted to be a lawyer. I participated in the National High School Mock Trial Championship (a great school club for serious students)and the mentorship program to get a feel of what it was like to actually be a lawyer. Because of those experiences, I am not wasting time in college finding out that I DO NOT want to become a lawyer. I found out that there were long hours involved and hard to balance a work and family life (not that it can not be done)!

Constitution High has top-notch,... if not the best teachers, dean and principal you could EVER IMAGINE! In this school you develop a one-on-one relationship with the teachers. They're caring and work hard to help you get the best grades possible! With all of the teachers, if you ask for one-on-one tutoring/conversation, that's what you get! And because of the small size you wouldn't be surprized if the principal was walking down the hall and called you by name from behind!

One of our English teachers was nominated and WON the LINDBACK DISTINGUISHED TEACHING AWARD! He is one out of ONLY 66 teachers in the Philadelphia School District to win this award! His hard work is reflected in the school's 11th Grade Writing & Reading PSSA Test Scores, in which the students scored well above the School District and State Average Scores in 2009 and 2010!

The school is also surrounded by historical and educational sites, which are utilized by the students in walking trips. It is located in center-city, in a safe environment.

The school is not only educational, but fun! I've never wanted to volunteer until I got involved in the Service Learning Project. There were instances where the two classes came together to debate, school elections, spirit days, class trips, teachers that make jokes to help you remember class work, lots of places to eat, going out for lunch (Yum!!!), classes at Cheyney University's Urban Campus, Field Day, School Parties to raise funds for the basketball team, a number of school clubs, bake sales and more! Plus, where else can you find a school that has their own court room, and judges?

Nevertheless, going through and graduating out of Constitution High School is a maturing experience, and this school is nationally recognized! I was accepted into a number of colleges, and so were many of my other classmates. These colleges included Spelman College, Drexel University, University of Miami, and Swarthmore College. Going to Constitution High was a great experience for me, and I really wouldn't have changed much about it!

Constitution High School is a special admissions magnet school, meaning that they accept the best students from all over Philadelphia. I encourage anyone who's willing to work hard and enjoy themselves, to come to Constitution High School! Close Quote

by a parent
Monday, April 13, 2009

Open Quote Constitution HS is preparing my child for college. The school is small and focus on history and government. It has a excellent location in center city and the school takes the students on trips and gives my child a lot of attention. Close Quote

Enrollment information for Constitution High School

Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
2007 13 74 2 5 1 n/a n/a 0 95
2008 30 144 5 11 1 n/a n/a 0 191
2009 51 204 8 22 2 n/a n/a 2 289
2010 75 255 16 31 4 n/a n/a 3 384
2011 73 244 18 39 4 0 4 0 382
2012 63 231 22 44 5 0 5 0 370
2013 54 250 27 41 4 0 4 0 380
2014 39 260 24 39 2 0 4 0 368
2015 27 248 24 45 0 0 6 0 350
2016 27 267 17 54 0 0 13 0 378

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 Constitution High School

Year # Students Fulltime Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2007 95 9.0 10.6 48.4
2008 191 12.0 15.9 55.0
2009 289 17.0 17.0 44.9
2010 384 20.5 18.7 35.2
2011 382 23.7 16.0 38.0
2012 370 18.5 19.9 36.2
2013 380 19.6 19.3 50.5
2014 368 15.7 23.3 55.7
2015 350 17.0 20.5 58.9
2016 378 n/a n/a 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 Constitution High School

Year # Students Fulltime Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2007 95 9.0 10.6 48.4
2008 191 12.0 15.9 55.0
2009 289 17.0 17.0 44.9
2010 384 20.5 18.7 35.2
2011 382 23.7 16.0 38.0
2012 370 18.5 19.9 36.2
2013 380 19.6 19.3 50.5
2014 368 15.7 23.3 55.7
2015 350 17.0 20.5 58.9
2016 378 n/a n/a 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.

Rate Constitution High School!

Homes for sale near Constitution High School:

Sign up for updates!

Be the first to know when there is an update for Constitution High School!

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

IMPORTANT DISCLAIMERS: Not all boundaries are included. We make every effort to ensure that school and district boundary data are up-to-date. But it's important to note that these are approximations and are for general informational purposes only. To verify legal descriptions of boundaries or school locations, contact your local tax assessor's office and/or school district.