Furness Horace High School

1900 South 3rd St, Philadelphia, PA 19148
(215) 952-6226

(out of 10)

Public Grades 9-12 591 students 14 students/teacher (PA avg is 15)

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.
  • This school in 2012
  • Philadelphia City School District average
  • Pennsylvania state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Furness Horace High School is a public high school in Philadelphia. The principal of Furness Horace High School is Mr Hiromi Stone. 591 students go to Furness Horace High School and identify as Hispanic, Asian/Pacific Islander, and Asian. 99% of the 591 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at Furness Horace High School is 14:1. Bok Edw W Technical High School is one of the nearest high schools.

Extracurricular activities


  • Band
  • Computer arts

Languages Taught

  • Spanish

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Hispanic 9% 19%
Asian/Pacific Islander 43% 7%
Asian 39% %
Black, non-Hispanic 35% 56%
White, non-Hispanic 11% 14%
Multiracial 0.8% 4%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.3% 0%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% 0%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 99% 75%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (6 years ago)

    My clients who attend this school express a sincere like for the biology classes because of the hands on approach and the student directed activities. What they dislike are the classes that have teachers who lecture to much and do not provide self-directed learning opportunities.

  • (12 years ago)

    Furness school has been a very positive experiance for my son. He is now a junior at Furness. I give the highest praise to his coach and teachers. They have helped whenever we have needed them. No problem is to big or small for tjem to deal with. This is very rare for a Philadelphia Public High School. We need more schools like Furness.

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Overall score

(based on 8 ratings & reviews)

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