School Details

Germantown High School

40 East High St, Philadelphia, PA 19144
(215) 951-4004

(out of 10)

Public Grades 9-12 963 students 15 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

Germantown High School is a public high school in Philadelphia. The principal of Germantown High School is Dr Rose Ford. 963 children attend Germantown High School and identify primarily as Black, non-Hispanic; Hispanic; and Multiracial. 92% of the 963 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at Germantown High School is 15:1. Pennsylvania School for the Deaf is one of the nearest high schools.

Extracurricular activities


  • Band
  • Ceramics sculpture
  • Chorus
  • Computer arts
  • Dance
  • Drawing painting
  • Photography
  • Video film production

Languages Taught

  • Arabic
  • French
  • German
  • Spanish


  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Football
  • Gymnastics
  • P.E. classes
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Swimming
  • Track
  • Volleyball
  • Yoga

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Black, non-Hispanic 98% 61%
Hispanic 1% 17%
Multiracial 0.5% %
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.2% 0.2%
White, non-Hispanic 0.2% 13%
Asian 0.1% %
Asian/Pacific Islander 0.08% 6%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 92% 73%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (3 years ago)

    Germantown high school has failed the no child left behind program for years but cannot be overhauled without displacing a bunch of students. I feel sorry for whoever has to go here.

  • (5 years ago)

    I believe that Germantown has the potiential to be a leading role model for other schools . It has the necessary components to become a top notch school the teachers and administrative staff work diligently to handle all issues that seem to render insuffientcies; to a level of control which allows the students to learn and grow. The extra curricular activities are outstanding including the extra services and programs provided by the Americore foundation. I worked with Germantown students including the Administration staff teachers and diciplinary aids and found them to be caring and attentive. Parents who also had youngsters enrolled in the after school program were often very willing to roll up their sleves and devote time and talent with and for their children. The very fact that Germantown opened it's doors to allow such a program proves that it is worthy of recognition and praise.

  • (6 years ago)

    Germantown High has had some issues with its administration teachers and community in the past. Of late I have seen a change. There is an increase in the number of disruptive students being transferred out as well as a number of new and exciting programs coming in. The renovation of the library by community and the alumni as well as the response during the past King Day of Service has brought some of the pride back to the school.

  • (9 years ago)

    Germantown was once a neighborhood high school but I have noticed students coming from all over. It has gotten alot safer and they have a few good academic programs. Overall it seems to be a good school.

  • (11 years ago)

    Germantown High School is any thing but a great school! I understand and agree that any child attending school needs to put their own best foot' forward for their own future but this is another one of those school that need a serious over-haul! Germantown High is not an organized school. You could ask a question concerning transfer issues. I had that problem. Before I got the right information about what to do and who to talk to it was too late to do any thing about it.

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