School Details

Arts Academy at Benjamin Rush

11081 Knights Rd, Philadelphia, PA 19154
(215) 281-2603

(out of 10)

Public Grades 9-12 550 students Unknown students/teacher

Test Scores by grade


Pennsylvania System of State Assessments (PSSA)

In 2011-2012 Pennsylvania used the Pennsylvania System of State Assessments (PSSA) to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in math and reading, in grades 5, 8 and 11 in writing, and in grades 4, 8 and 11 in science. The results for reading, writing and math are displayed on GreatSchools profiles. The PSSA is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Pennsylvania. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.
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About this school

Arts Academy at Benjamin Rush is a public high school in Philadelphia. The principal of Arts Academy at Benjamin Rush is Jessica M. Brown and can be contacted at 550 students attend Arts Academy at Benjamin Rush and are mostly White, non-Hispanic; Asian; and Multiracial. 42% of the 550 students here have subsidized lunches. Delta School is one of the nearest high schools.

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 52% 13%
Asian 5% %
Multiracial 3% %
Black, non-Hispanic 27% 61%
Hispanic 13% 17%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0% 0.2%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 42% 73%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (10 months ago)

    I am a former student at this school and I must say this school is amazing. At the time as a teenager I failed to recognized how amazing Rush was until I entered college. You will not find any teachers like the ones at Rush. They are truly the most caring educators that I have ever crossed paths with. The teachers actually work with you and most students who are interested in the arts improve rapidly. It's not your typical student and teacher connection here. Teachers and students communicate as friends. The teachers here have been nothing but encouraging caring and they make learning fun. It's great! The best thing about these teachers are that they involve creativity with their lessons. I was part creating rush's atmosphere and environment and due to budget cuts Rush has suffered a lot. Though Rush may lack a few supplies students work with their teachers to fundraise what they need by hosting bake sales and candy grams. Most students may say "Rush? Yuck!" But after they graduate and look back at their high school experience they will be happy that they were able to be themselves grow and learn. It's a great school and take my word for it as a Rush alumni.

  • (1 year ago)

    My son is a sophomore at RUSH. We love this school. The academics are excellent and the staff are amazing. This is definitely the best thing to happen to the Northeast. We are applying for my daughter this year and can't wait to have another child in this outstanding school ! Ms. Brown is the best principal I've encountered yet she works so hard to make this school what it is ..... GREAT !

  • (2 years ago)

    Please use spell check or a dictionary when writting a review. As a grandparent of two students that attend Rush I find that this school gives these student plenty of opportunity to advance academically and grow as fine adults. The students seem to respect each other and the school and respect is something missing in children these days. The programs they put on for the parents are top rate you can tell alot of hard work goes into it. I know my grandchildren look forward to going to school.

  • (3 years ago)

    This school is the best thing that ever happened in the Northeast. Both of my daughters attend this school and I couldn't be happier! My oldest will be part of the first graduating class. The academics are very rigorous and students have many opportunities to express themselves through the various arts programs. The teachers are young and enthusiastic and give so much of their time. They are to be commended. The principal Ms. Brown never seems to tire of giving herself to the school and its students. Also the counselor Ms. Senner has been very helpful in getting the students ready for college. All in all I highly recommend this school to parents.

  • (4 years ago)

    its alright there. the kids need more fun activeties my son doesnt look foward to waking up in the mornig for school hes said it boers him and there really strick when it come to having fun there not even allowed to hug each other i fell that hugging among teenagers is a big part in there lives but its great when it come to academics it one of the best

  • (4 years ago)

    Nice and small great one on one teachers work. The arts are so beutiful and the school is so clean

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