Roxborough High School

Public 9-12

 6498 Ridge Ave
       Philadelphia, PA  19128-2516


(215) 400-3400

District: Philadelphia City School District

SchoolDigger Rank:
625th of 674 Pennsylvania High Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $19,956 Help


Feeder schools for Roxborough High School:

Elementary:    Cook-Wissahickon School
    Dobson James School
    Henry Charles W School
    Houston Henry E School
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Student/teacher ratio:  11.5 Help
Number of students:  710

Racial breakdown:

African American:
84.8%
Hispanic:
6.1%
White:
5.2%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  99.7% Help


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Compare Details Roxborough High School ranks worse than 92.7% of high schools in Pennsylvania. It also ranks 33rd 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 6.22. (See more...)
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The Adjusted Cohort Graduation Rate (ACGR) measures the percentage of Roxborough High School 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 Racial makeup is: African American (84.8%), Hispanic (6.1%), White (5.2%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 99.7% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Roxborough High School is 11.5, which is the 11th best among 54 high schools in the Philadelphia City School District. (See more...)
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Roxborough High School is $19,956, which is the 17th highest among 54 high schools in the Philadelphia City School District.
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

Roxborough High School:

SchoolDigger ranks Roxborough High School 625th of 674 Pennsylvania public high schools. (See Roxborough High School in the ranking list.)

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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 Roxborough High School

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Rank History for all students at Roxborough High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools PA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2003 1.93 547th 583 6.2%
2004 4.05 551st 590 6.6%
2005 1.84 569th 593 4.0%
2006 7.89 567th 604 6.1%
2007 12.20 556th 615 9.6%
2008 15.13 560th 621 9.8%
2009 2.10 609th 632 3.6%
2010 0.89 646th 649 0.5%
2011 4.54 624th 660 5.5%
2012 2.18 635th 664 4.4%
2013 2.44 556th 591 5.9%
2014 2.71 549th 580 5.3%
2015 4.85 619th 680 9.0%
2016 2.98 623rd 677 8.0%
2017 0.74 653rd 663 1.5%
2018 1.38 651st 673 3.3%
2019 1.19 675th 693 2.6%
2021 1.20 532nd 537 0.9%
2022 2.53 625th 634 1.4%
2023 6.22 625th 674 7.3%
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Rank History for Low Socio Economic Status students at Roxborough High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools PA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2023 8.51 602nd 652 7.7%
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Rank History for Disabled students at Roxborough High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools PA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2023 23.00 410th 502 18.3%
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Rank History for African American students at Roxborough High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools PA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2023 21.61 210th 260 19.2%
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Data source: test scores: Pennsylvania Department of Education, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

As you review the school rankings data, please be aware that some of the information from certain demographics is missing. The reason for this omission is that the data has been redacted from the source data itself due to low population samples in these specific demographic groups.

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Enrollment information for Roxborough High School

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1988 559 664 15 10 6 n/a n/a 0 1254
1989 510 716 20 9 4 n/a n/a 0 1259
1990 477 703 15 9 6 n/a n/a 0 1210
1991 459 720 13 16 9 n/a n/a 0 1217
1992 471 671 11 17 5 n/a n/a 0 1175
1993 469 704 9 16 1 n/a n/a 0 1199
1994 484 828 13 14 2 n/a n/a 0 1341
1995 445 887 14 21 1 n/a n/a 0 1368
1996 445 887 14 21 1 n/a n/a 0 1368
1997 407 949 10 19 0 n/a n/a 0 1385
1998 399 931 12 18 0 n/a n/a 0 1360
1999 321 943 4 26 1 n/a n/a 0 1295
2000 326 899 8 31 5 n/a n/a 0 1269
2001 296 876 10 25 1 n/a n/a 0 1208
2002 217 919 14 28 1 n/a n/a 0 1179
2003 217 919 14 28 1 n/a n/a 0 1179
2004 206 989 18 31 1 n/a n/a 0 1245
2005 190 1018 18 30 2 n/a n/a 0 1258
2006 160 914 13 20 1 n/a n/a 0 1108
2007 134 888 15 11 1 n/a n/a 0 1049
2008 103 770 16 16 1 n/a n/a 7 913
2009 106 748 14 17 2 n/a n/a 9 896
2010 102 686 9 13 2 n/a n/a 9 821
2011 96 524 6 17 2 0 6 0 651
2012 84 419 7 18 1 0 5 0 534
2013 89 359 7 17 0 0 4 0 476
2014 77 502 5 25 0 0 8 0 617
2015 60 463 5 24 0 0 10 0 562
2016 52 475 4 26 0 0 13 0 570
2017 55 508 5 36 0 0 18 0 622
2018 55 537 5 28 0 0 13 0 638
2019 56 618 5 29 2 0 22 0 732
2020 54 658 2 39 1 1 28 0 783
2021 59 653 2 44 1 0 14 0 773
2022 48 728 1 41 0 2 21 0 841
2023 37 602 0 43 2 1 25 0 710

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 Roxborough High School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 1254 77.0 16.2 n/a
1989 1259 79.0 15.9 n/a
1990 1210 74.0 16.3 0
1991 1217 72.0 16.9 n/a
1992 1175 70.0 16.7 n/a
1993 1199 66.0 18.2 n/a
1994 1341 68.0 19.7 n/a
1995 1368 72.0 19.0 n/a
1996 1368 72.0 19.0 n/a
1997 1385 70.0 19.8 n/a
1998 1360 72.0 18.9 n/a
1999 1295 71.0 18.2 n/a
2000 1269 73.0 17.4 68.1
2001 1208 72.5 16.7 69
2002 1179 68.0 17.3 68.5
2003 1179 68.0 17.3 68.5
2004 1245 67.0 18.6 68.4
2005 1258 70.0 18.0 64.2
2006 1108 70.0 15.8 67.2
2007 1049 62.0 16.9 68.6
2008 913 56.7 16.1 75.2
2009 896 58.8 15.2 75.8
2010 821 65.0 12.6 100.7
2011 651 59.3 10.9 99.5
2012 534 40.6 13.1 99.4
2013 476 41.6 11.4 99.4
2014 617 41.0 15.0 99.5
2015 562 41.0 13.7 99.5
2016 570 16.0 35.6 100
2017 622 48.3 12.8 99.8
2018 638 51.8 12.2 99.8
2019 732 50.6 14.4 100
2020 783 62.7 12.4 99.9
2021 773 64.4 11.9 99.6
2022 841 64.4 13.0 99.6
2023 710 61.5 11.5 99.7

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 Roxborough High School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 1254 77.0 16.2 n/a
1989 1259 79.0 15.9 n/a
1990 1210 74.0 16.3 0
1991 1217 72.0 16.9 n/a
1992 1175 70.0 16.7 n/a
1993 1199 66.0 18.2 n/a
1994 1341 68.0 19.7 n/a
1995 1368 72.0 19.0 n/a
1996 1368 72.0 19.0 n/a
1997 1385 70.0 19.8 n/a
1998 1360 72.0 18.9 n/a
1999 1295 71.0 18.2 n/a
2000 1269 73.0 17.4 68.1
2001 1208 72.5 16.7 69
2002 1179 68.0 17.3 68.5
2003 1179 68.0 17.3 68.5
2004 1245 67.0 18.6 68.4
2005 1258 70.0 18.0 64.2
2006 1108 70.0 15.8 67.2
2007 1049 62.0 16.9 68.6
2008 913 56.7 16.1 75.2
2009 896 58.8 15.2 75.8
2010 821 65.0 12.6 100.7
2011 651 59.3 10.9 99.5
2012 534 40.6 13.1 99.4
2013 476 41.6 11.4 99.4
2014 617 41.0 15.0 99.5
2015 562 41.0 13.7 99.5
2016 570 16.0 35.6 100
2017 622 48.3 12.8 99.8
2018 638 51.8 12.2 99.8
2019 732 50.6 14.4 100
2020 783 62.7 12.4 99.9
2021 773 64.4 11.9 99.6
2022 841 64.4 13.0 99.6
2023 710 61.5 11.5 99.7

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 Roxborough High School

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2019 $1,605 (12.2%) $11,527 (87.8%) $13,132
2020 $2,307 (14.6%) $13,475 (85.4%) $15,782
2021 $3,555 (20.9%) $13,464 (79.1%) $17,019
2022 $10,433 (52.3%) $9,522 (47.7%) $19,956

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

Impact of COVID-19 on Roxborough High School

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Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Ranks 675th of 693 High schoolsRanks 625th of 674 High schools
 4.7%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
11th Grade Algebra I (Roxborough High School)84.1
 3.9%
   11th Grade Algebra I (Pennsylvania)63.334.1
 29.2%
11th Grade Biology (Roxborough High School)3.74.2
 0.5%
   11th Grade Biology (Pennsylvania)63.250.7
 12.5%
11th Grade Literature (Roxborough High School)18.733.3
 14.6%
   11th Grade Literature (Pennsylvania)71.565.3
 6.2%

Student Body

Number of students
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Number of students
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Total Students732710
 3%
African American618602
 2.6%
American Indian22
Asian50
 100%
Hispanic2943
 48.3%
Pacific Islander01
White5637
 33.9%
Two or More Races2225
 13.6%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients100%99.7%
 0.3%


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Frequently Asked Questions about Roxborough High School

Roxborough High School ranks in the bottom 7.3% of Pennsylvania high schools.

Roxborough High School is fed by the following schools:

Elementary : Cook-Wissahickon School
Elementary : Dobson James School
Elementary : Henry Charles W School
Elementary : Houston Henry E School
Elementary : John Story Jenks Academy for the Arts an
Elementary : Lingelbach Anna L School
Elementary : Mifflin Thomas School
Elementary : Shawmont School

Students at Roxborough High School are 85% African American, 6% Hispanic, 5% White, 4% Two or more races.

In the 2022-23 school year, 710 students attended Roxborough High School.


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