Philadelphia Public School Notebook

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Philadelphia’s 8th Graders Consider High School Options

For Philadelphia’s 8th graders it’s a somewhat scary time – a time to learn about high schools and make choices for admission next year.

09/30/2014

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Philadelphia High School Graduation Rates Up 20 Percent In A Decade

The April-May issue of the Philadelphia Public School Notebook shows graphically where there are large numbers of high school dropouts – in North Philadelphia, in South Philadelphia and a small part of 19127.

04/15/2013

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Choosing A Philadelphia High School

There are 89 regular high schools in Philadelphia – 54 run by the District and 39 charters. The good news is that students in Philly have a choice – but it’s not an easy one.

09/12/2012

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Getting To College

Of the 16,000 students who began high school at a traditional Philadelphia public or charter school in 2006, 36% didn’t earn a diploma, while 28% graduated but didn’t go on to college. Something needs to change.

05/30/2012

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Selecting High Schools

The Philadelphia Public School Notebook provides data on all high schools: admissions requirements, locations, enrollments, demographics and in many cases activities both in and after school. A section in Spanish is included.

09/14/2011

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