Washington George High School

Summary:

Washington George High School is a public high school serving 1,707 students in grades 9-12 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The school is part of the Philadelphia City School District, which is ranked 494 out of 606 districts in the state and has a 1-star rating from SchoolDigger.

Washington George High School consistently ranks in the bottom half of Pennsylvania high schools, receiving a 1-star rating from SchoolDigger. The school's academic performance is significantly lower than the state average, with proficiency rates of just 19.7% in Algebra I, 17.9% in Biology, and 35.1% in Literature, compared to state averages of 34.1%, 50.7%, and 65.3%, respectively. Additionally, the school's four-year graduation rate has been below 70% in recent years, ranging from 61.7% to 66.1%, which is considerably lower than the state average and the graduation rates of nearby schools like Neshaminy High School (94.5%) and Upper Moreland High School (94.4%).

The high percentage of students (100%) receiving free or reduced-price lunch at Washington George High School suggests that the school is serving a population with significant economic challenges. However, the school's spending per student ($16,919 in 2021-2022) is not significantly higher than the nearby schools, indicating a potential need for more targeted resource allocation and support. The school's declining performance and the stark contrast with nearby high-performing schools, such as Arts Academy at Benjamin Rush, highlight the need for a comprehensive and targeted approach to address the systemic issues facing the school and its student population.


Detail:

Public 9-12

 10175 Bustleon Avenue
       Philadelphia, PA  19116-5203


(215) 400-3100

District: Philadelphia City School District

SchoolDigger Rank:
574th of 674 Pennsylvania High Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $16,919 Help


Feeder schools for Washington George High School:

Elementary:    Comly Watson School
    Decatur Stephen School
    Fitzpatrick Aloysius L School
    Fox Chase School
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Middle:    Baldi C C A Middle School

Student/teacher ratio:  15.3 Help
Number of students:  1,707

Racial breakdown:

African American:
29.6%
White:
28.4%
Hispanic:
18.2%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  100% Help


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Compare Details Washington George High School ranks worse than 85.2% of high schools in Pennsylvania. It also ranks 22nd 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 15.69. (See more...)
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The Adjusted Cohort Graduation Rate (ACGR) measures the percentage of Washington George 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 Student population at Washington George High School is diverse. Racial makeup is: African American (29.6%), White (28.4%), Hispanic (18.2%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 100% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Washington George High School is 15.3. 31 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 Washington George High School is $16,919. 33 high schools in the Philadelphia City School District spend more per student.
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

Washington George High School:

SchoolDigger ranks Washington George High School 574th of 674 Pennsylvania public high schools. (See Washington George 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 Washington George High School

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Rank History for all students at Washington George High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools PA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2003 21.32 499th 583 14.4%
2004 17.66 514th 590 12.9%
2005 6.79 547th 593 7.8%
2006 11.52 554th 604 8.3%
2007 24.18 526th 615 14.5%
2008 13.11 564th 621 9.2%
2009 12.76 569th 632 10.0%
2010 7.59 609th 649 6.2%
2011 20.12 575th 660 12.9%
2012 15.51 590th 664 11.1%
2013 5.41 547th 591 7.4%
2014 5.68 541st 580 6.7%
2015 8.90 602nd 680 11.5%
2016 9.47 592nd 677 12.6%
2017 6.15 599th 663 9.7%
2018 5.83 613th 673 8.9%
2019 9.74 607th 693 12.4%
2021 5.93 510th 537 5.0%
2022 16.14 545th 634 14.0%
2023 15.69 574th 674 14.8%
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Rank History for Multi-racial students at Washington George High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools PA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2023 13.58 115th 129 10.9%
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Rank History for English Language Learner students at Washington George High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools PA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2023 70.91 11th 85 87.1%
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Rank History for Low Socio Economic Status students at Washington George High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools PA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2023 24.39 522nd 652 19.9%
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Rank History for Disabled students at Washington George High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools PA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2023 28.43 359th 502 28.5%
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Rank History for Asian students at Washington George High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools PA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2023 4.51 108th 112 3.6%
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Rank History for African American students at Washington George High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools PA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2023 21.57 211th 260 18.8%
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Rank History for Hispanic students at Washington George High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools PA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2023 15.47 217th 252 13.9%
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Rank History for White students at Washington George High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools PA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2023 14.95 526th 577 8.8%
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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.

Redacting data from low population samples is a necessary step to ensure the reliability and accuracy of the results, as small sample sizes may not be representative of the broader population. Additionally, this measure helps protect the privacy of individuals belonging to these demographic groups.

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Enrollment information for Washington George High School

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1988 2466 698 114 51 1 n/a n/a 0 3330
1989 2215 611 153 50 3 n/a n/a 0 3032
1990 2126 589 181 54 6 n/a n/a 0 2956
1991 2029 642 201 67 4 n/a n/a 0 2943
1992 2044 783 208 74 4 n/a n/a 0 3113
1993 2019 870 215 89 5 n/a n/a 0 3198
1994 1955 866 224 108 4 n/a n/a 0 3157
1995 1836 963 268 126 5 n/a n/a 0 3198
1996 1836 963 268 126 5 n/a n/a 0 3198
1997 1762 888 287 118 3 n/a n/a 0 3058
1998 1738 791 321 150 7 n/a n/a 0 3007
1999 1670 785 319 145 7 n/a n/a 0 2926
2000 1525 742 327 147 7 n/a n/a 0 2748
2001 1447 709 341 176 7 n/a n/a 0 2680
2002 1266 801 349 182 3 n/a n/a 0 2601
2003 1266 801 349 182 3 n/a n/a 0 2601
2004 1209 951 334 202 4 n/a n/a 0 2700
2005 1072 934 316 187 4 n/a n/a 0 2513
2006 990 860 308 221 6 n/a n/a 0 2385
2007 892 812 263 206 2 n/a n/a 0 2175
2008 866 709 218 232 3 n/a n/a 13 2041
2009 861 702 229 246 2 n/a n/a 25 2065
2010 875 719 273 276 1 n/a n/a 1 2145
2011 880 603 310 242 5 0 0 0 2040
2012 800 538 316 250 3 0 14 0 1921
2013 833 505 278 216 4 0 30 0 1866
2014 758 430 250 187 5 0 53 0 1683
2015 649 398 214 176 3 0 68 0 1508
2016 658 614 188 201 2 0 66 0 1729
2017 551 380 211 154 0 0 43 0 1339
2018 460 372 214 143 3 0 65 0 1257
2019 439 419 234 188 4 0 76 0 1360
2020 455 381 239 225 7 4 99 0 1410
2021 467 428 244 267 6 5 119 0 1536
2022 489 512 245 305 4 6 130 0 1691
2023 485 505 286 310 3 3 115 0 1707

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 Washington George High School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 3330 169.0 19.7 n/a
1989 3032 155.0 19.5 n/a
1990 2956 152.0 19.4 0
1991 2943 156.0 18.8 n/a
1992 3113 152.0 20.4 n/a
1993 3198 153.0 20.9 n/a
1994 3157 144.0 21.9 n/a
1995 3198 149.0 21.5 n/a
1996 3198 149.0 21.5 n/a
1997 3058 156.0 19.6 n/a
1998 3007 146.0 20.6 n/a
1999 2926 146.0 20.0 n/a
2000 2748 146.5 18.8 26.6
2001 2680 145.0 18.5 24.8
2002 2601 138.0 18.8 13.1
2003 2601 138.0 18.8 13.1
2004 2700 131.0 20.6 26.5
2005 2513 124.1 20.2 13.5
2006 2385 123.1 19.4 39.2
2007 2175 117.9 18.4 32.7
2008 2041 108.6 18.8 47.9
2009 2065 112.1 18.4 51.8
2010 2145 128.3 16.7 46.1
2011 2040 123.1 16.5 45.5
2012 1921 101.0 19.0 40.3
2013 1866 99.1 18.8 57.8
2014 1683 87.7 19.1 60
2015 1508 82.0 18.3 61.4
2016 1729 79.0 21.8 100
2017 1339 83.4 16.0 99.1
2018 1257 72.5 17.3 99.8
2019 1360 69.5 19.5 99.9
2020 1410 78.2 18.0 99.9
2021 1536 86.2 17.8 99.8
2022 1691 94.0 17.9 99.8
2023 1707 111.0 15.3 100

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 Washington George High School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 3330 169.0 19.7 n/a
1989 3032 155.0 19.5 n/a
1990 2956 152.0 19.4 0
1991 2943 156.0 18.8 n/a
1992 3113 152.0 20.4 n/a
1993 3198 153.0 20.9 n/a
1994 3157 144.0 21.9 n/a
1995 3198 149.0 21.5 n/a
1996 3198 149.0 21.5 n/a
1997 3058 156.0 19.6 n/a
1998 3007 146.0 20.6 n/a
1999 2926 146.0 20.0 n/a
2000 2748 146.5 18.8 26.6
2001 2680 145.0 18.5 24.8
2002 2601 138.0 18.8 13.1
2003 2601 138.0 18.8 13.1
2004 2700 131.0 20.6 26.5
2005 2513 124.1 20.2 13.5
2006 2385 123.1 19.4 39.2
2007 2175 117.9 18.4 32.7
2008 2041 108.6 18.8 47.9
2009 2065 112.1 18.4 51.8
2010 2145 128.3 16.7 46.1
2011 2040 123.1 16.5 45.5
2012 1921 101.0 19.0 40.3
2013 1866 99.1 18.8 57.8
2014 1683 87.7 19.1 60
2015 1508 82.0 18.3 61.4
2016 1729 79.0 21.8 100
2017 1339 83.4 16.0 99.1
2018 1257 72.5 17.3 99.8
2019 1360 69.5 19.5 99.9
2020 1410 78.2 18.0 99.9
2021 1536 86.2 17.8 99.8
2022 1691 94.0 17.9 99.8
2023 1707 111.0 15.3 100

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.
Finances

Per Pupil Expenditures for Washington George High School

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2019 $1,598 (12.8%) $10,858 (87.2%) $12,456
2020 $2,374 (17.0%) $11,617 (83.0%) $13,991
2021 $2,606 (18.0%) $11,833 (82.0%) $14,439
2022 $8,468 (50.1%) $8,451 (49.9%) $16,919

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

Impact of COVID-19 on Washington George High School

The coronavirus has had a profound impact on education in America. Learning shifted online overnight, attendance numbers dwindled, and enrollment decreased. SchoolDigger.com is making it easier for you to better assess how COVID-19 has impacted your school. Through the collection of pre-pandemic (2019) and current data, SchoolDigger.com is sharing test scores, enrollment numbers and school demographics from schools across the country – and we make it easy to see how impacted schools compare locally and statewide.

Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Ranks 607th of 693 High schoolsRanks 574th of 674 High schools
 2.4%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
11th Grade Algebra I (Washington George High School)29.119.7
 9.4%
   11th Grade Algebra I (Pennsylvania)63.334.1
 29.2%
11th Grade Biology (Washington George High School)19.517.9
 1.6%
   11th Grade Biology (Pennsylvania)63.250.7
 12.5%
11th Grade Literature (Washington George High School)4535.1
 9.9%
   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 Students13601707
 25.5%
African American419505
 20.5%
American Indian43
 25%
Asian234286
 22.2%
Hispanic188310
 64.9%
Pacific Islander03
White439485
 10.5%
Two or More Races76115
 51.3%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients99.9%100%
 0.1%


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Frequently Asked Questions about Washington George High School

Students at Washington George High School are 30% African American, 28% White, 18% Hispanic, 17% Asian, 7% Two or more races.

Washington George High School is fed by the following schools:

Elementary : Comly Watson School
Elementary : Decatur Stephen School
Elementary : Fitzpatrick Aloysius L School
Elementary : Fox Chase School
Elementary : Frank Anne School
Elementary : Greenberg Joseph School
Elementary : John Hancock Demonstration School
Elementary : Loesche William High School
Middle : Baldi C C A Middle School

In the 2022-23 school year, 1,707 students attended Washington George High School.

Washington George High School ranks in the bottom 14.8% of Pennsylvania high schools.


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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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