School Details

Philadelphia Military Academy at Leeds

1100 East Mt. Pleasant Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19150
(215) 248-6602

(out of 10)

Public Grades 9-12 313 students 13 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

Philadelphia Military Academy at Leeds is a public high school in Philadelphia. The principal of Philadelphia Military Academy at Leeds is Mr Ozzie Wright. 313 students attend Philadelphia Military Academy at Leeds and identify primarily as Black, non-Hispanic; White, non-Hispanic; and Asian/Pacific Islander. 68% of the 313 students here have subsidized lunches. The ratio of students to teachers at Philadelphia Military Academy at Leeds is 13:1. New Media Technology CS is one of the nearest high schools.

Extracurricular activities


  • Band
  • Computer arts

Languages Taught

  • French
  • Spanish


  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Football

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Black, non-Hispanic 85% 61%
White, non-Hispanic 4% 13%
Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 6%
Hispanic 11% 17%
Asian 1.0% %
Multiracial 0.3% %
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 68% 73%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    Horrible school horrible principal she should never work in any other philadelphia school again Patricia Randzo should be fired

  • (1 year ago)

    PMA is family to me. it really is a shame the school district disregarded the facts. That area is around Elverson is dangerous. I may be a senior but i am scared for the students under me. I hold the school district responsible for their decision and must say they made a mistake. But we will make the best of this. Our staff and administration has done nothing but support us and push us to greatness. As we prepare for our formal inspection on April 19 2013 we are shooting for a gold star once again. But with as much sorrow and disappointment in my heart we will get through this. I speck on behalf of the school when i say we did our best but it was not good enough. The community will miss us and hopefully the school district and the SCR understand that they messed up. We are the best school in the city of Philadelphia.

  • (1 year ago)

    This school has done a tremendous job of being above average. THe leadership came in and made changes that the statistics support. The program is great the school is in a safe and comfortable environment. I strongly recommend this school in place of the Masterman's and Central's to whom this school competes with academically. By far one of the best schools in the city of Philadelphia public school system

  • (2 years ago)

    This school has no music teacher no drama club no basketball team no home and school principal and intern principal are rude and disrespectful less than 300 students with 3 principals

  • (2 years ago)

    This school is pretentious. If you are applying to a school because you want a high school experience a good classroom environment and active teachers don't apply here. Only apply as a safety net school. This school is devastating. The students are melodramatic the teachers are mostly passive in teaching lessons and the quality of the building is a disgrace to the military. But it's public school so aim higher if you're applying to high schools. I seriously hope this helps.

  • (5 years ago)

    what can I say great school!!!!

  • (6 years ago)

    As a parent of a female student there has been a great change in my child for the better. She complains that this school is hard however I constantly see her wanting to do her best. She is sure of herself and finding her way. I love this school. I wish it was around when I went to high school.

  • (6 years ago)

    One of the best schools in Philadelphia. The principal and staff hold high expectations and the kids are challenged to fulfill them on a daily basis.

  • (6 years ago)

    I taught as a substitute at this school. It truly was an honor and a pleasure. Almost as soon as I got there the principal came into my room to introduce himself to me and offer any assistance I might need. The students were well behaved and very respectful (which is a rare thing these days). As a substitute at this school the amount of pride that radiates throughout the building is amazing. I hope I will have the opportunity to come back to this school again soon.

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