Father Judge High School

3301 Solly Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19136
(215) 338-9494

(out of 10)

Private Grades 9-12 1136 students 19 students/teacher (PA avg is 15)

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About this school

Father Judge High School is a private high school in Philadelphia. The principal of Father Judge High School is Dr Joseph DeAngelis. 1,136 students attend Father Judge High School and identify mostly as White, non-Hispanic; Hispanic; and Black, non-Hispanic. The ratio of students to teachers at Father Judge High School is 19:1. Lincoln High School is one of the nearest high schools.

Extracurricular activities


  • Band
  • Drawing painting
  • Video film production

Languages Taught

  • French
  • German
  • Latin


  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Crew
  • Cross country
  • Field hockey
  • Football
  • Golf
  • P.E. classes
  • Soccer
  • Swimming
  • Wrestling

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 88% %
Hispanic 4% %
Black, non-Hispanic 3% %
Asian/Pacific Islander 3% %
Multiracial 1% %
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.5% %
Asian 0.3% %
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% %

Community ratings & reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    Father Judge is a great school for young men. I felt my son received an excellent education at FJ. He was accepted to every college that he applied to and he earned a share of the 22 Million that his graduating class was awarded in scholarships. The school does have a rich tradition in athletics but I do not feel that academics are sacrificed for this. The boys really get behind the Judge teams and supports them but I don't feel the school would look favorably on letting this steer them away from their #1 priority of education. Perhaps this was a concern of the past but I did not experience any of it during my son's time at the school. I have no regrets about our son's choice to attend Judge. My husband and I have no other connections to Judge other than our son being a student there. He is determined to finish his degree and get a great job with hopes of giving back to Judge someday! He said to me the other day when he read about the 2.5 million dollar donation "I want to be able to do that for Judge someday! " Judge laid the groundwork for future success and I know my son's dreams will come true!

  • (1 year ago)

    Father Judge is a safe school. However it is not good. They focus more on athletics more than anything else. I was not able to afford this school anymore and my family asked the school if they could lower our tuition. I had ho.ors and a pefrect dicipline record. They said "we camt afford to help". The next momth my best friend got a full scholarship for football. (Athletic scholarships are not allowed). They are liars and cheaters there. I have a very strong legacy at father judge with regards to my family. And father judge is just a mediocre school that doesnt prepare you for college at all. They have a great teaching staff but they dont challenge the students. They will keep raising tuition in order to break off from the archdiocese so they will be able to give athletic scholarships like Lasalle or St. joes prep. Only focused on sports. Bad school.

  • (2 years ago)

    As a parent I am pleased with Father Judge HS. I feel my son is challenged and is prepared to apply for college. I think it is a great school and looking back a good decision!

  • (3 years ago)

    great school . graduated in 1965 . my son in 1998 we still tell stories about the school. great times.. iam retired and he is doing great in the work force. thanks Judge......

  • (7 years ago)

    Father Judge is a good school however it is not great. The students and administration are focused more on athletics then academics. Also there is no diversity in the school which is a negative

  • (9 years ago)

    great school. best option in ne philly.

  • (11 years ago)

    I give Father Judge 5 Stars. My son will be graduating this year. He has had an excellent education there. He has made so much progress not only academically but socially spiritually and emotionally as well. He started out in the Achieve program a program for students who need help academically. He now has a cumulative average of 3.7 He is in the process of applying to colleges and hopes to win a scholarship. I cannot say enough kind words about the dedicated faculty at Judge. Any young man considering Catholic high school in the Philadelphia area should consider Father Judge High School. Elizabeth Dieckman CRNP

  • (12 years ago)

    One of the best experiences in my life. Father Judge High School completely set me on a new track for life. The teachers the environment all of it any student should be so lucky to have this as their high school experience

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