Boys Latin of Philadelphia CS

5501 Cedar Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19143
(215) 387-5149

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Charter Grades 9-12 467 students Unknown students/teacher

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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

Boys Latin of Philadelphia CS is a charter high school in Philadelphia. 467 children attend Boys Latin of Philadelphia CS and identify as Black, non-Hispanic; Multiracial; and Hispanic. 72% of the 467 students here have subsidized lunches. Sayre William L Middle School is one of the nearest high schools.

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Black, non-Hispanic 98% 98%
Multiracial 0.6% 1%
Hispanic 0.6% 1%
White, non-Hispanic 0.4% 0%
Asian/Pacific Islander 0.2% 0%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0% 0%
Asian 0% %
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% 0%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 72% 72%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    I am a guardian of two children who attend this school. One is in the 6th grade and the other is in the 7th - he was there last year. As a 60 plus year old woman and retired teacher I think that this school had potential and great ideas however there are drawbacks. My grandson who is in the 7th grade is having an okay time so far. I can't say the same for my 6th grade grandson. They state that they could not find any African American males qualified to work at the school so they hired all other teachers to work there who have little to no experience working in a middle school environment. Further they the staff and teachers do not know how to work with children with special needs nor do they care that they have learning differences. The classrooms are on an average 35 kids and there is one 6th grade class and one 7th grade class. The male teachers are upity and you can't talk to them. If the students don't jump when they say jump then they write your kid up. They have no textbooks or explanation of how they are teaching them. The school bottom line does not represent a positive image and they have a long and a long way to go. My grandbabies are out after this year.

  • (1 year ago)

    The middle school at Boys Latin is horrible - point blank. I enrolled my son there with many doubts. I should have followed my mind. They have one class for 6th grade and one class for 7th grade. They have no textbooks and the teachers are clueless on how to work with young African American boys. The only African American males on staff at the middle school are the security team. My son is complaining that he learns nothing all day and there are no notes for the class it is just figured it for yourself. I am looking for another school for my son quickly because I am not going to keep him here past the end of September. Again the classes are well over 30 plus students and teachers are not teaching anything. Do not send your child to this school - they will learn nothing.

  • (1 year ago)

    I don't think this school has all there credit. This is a school that gives you a private school education for free.. I love the staff. They care about your son. The teachers are very involved and keeps the parents informed .. Best high school ever. I'm so thankful my son has the chance to go there

  • (2 years ago)

    want to know what this school offers and how it operates also how students are leaning and success rate

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