School Details

Saul W B Agricultural School

7100 Henry Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19128
(215) 487-4467
3

(out of 10)

Public Grades 9-12 512 students 15 students/teacher (PA avg is 15)

Test Scores by grade

50%
38%
60%
66%
43%
68%
20%
16%
42%
76%
63%
83%

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

Saul W B Agricultural School is a public high school in Philadelphia. The principal of Saul W B Agricultural School is Mr Thomas Scott. 512 children attend Saul W B Agricultural School and identify as Black, non-Hispanic; White, non-Hispanic; and Asian/Pacific Islander. 47% of the 512 students here have subsidized lunches. The student to teacher ratio at Saul W B Agricultural School is 15:1. Roxborough High School is one of the nearest high schools.

Extracurricular activities

Languages Taught

  • Spanish

Sports

  • Baseball
  • Softball

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Black, non-Hispanic 62% 56%
White, non-Hispanic 23% 14%
Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 7%
Hispanic 12% 19%
Asian 1% %
Multiracial 0.8% 4%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.2% 0%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% 0%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 47% 75%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (2 years ago)

    This school desperately needs new administration. A large number of kids enter this school doing well and getting good grades but then prejudice and favoritism by the teachers and administration takes over and ruins these kids The kids give up because no matter how hard they try to do well if they don't fall into the right racial group or become one of the pets their efforts will never be rewarded. The principal and especially the vice principal need to GO!

  • (2 years ago)

    This school is a challenge Educationally but the staff needs to support the students. Especially the students that are now Seniors the class of 2013!!!! I will be there to make sure everything is fair and runs smoothly!!! Active patient participation is KEY!!!

  • (3 years ago)

    Saul needs new administration. Current administration is very unprofessional does not support the students and is taking the quality of the school down. They do not want to work with parents for the betterment of the students and schools. Great school that went down hill over the past four years.

  • (4 years ago)

    I was a student in 96 and I love this school. My son now wants to attend the school. The diversity was the best.

  • (4 years ago)

    The PSSA and Rating of this school here mean nothing. This is a great school. Great teachers and great kids here. The stats are just part of conspiracy.

  • (4 years ago)

    This school allows students to learn about their environment and the animals that are connected to the land with not just classroom knowledge but plenty of hands on experiences.

  • (6 years ago)

    Saul has many opportunities for students looking to have a career in some sort of agricultural activity like landscaping or animal sciences.

  • (6 years ago)

    I am a Saul graduate and I don't regret any of my many experiences at Saul. It was the best four yrs of my life I recommend anyone who wants more than a average high school experience to attend Saul

  • (6 years ago)

    Saul is an Amazing schol. My daughter had an outstanding experience there. At first she was nervous entering high school but after enetering Sauls doors she recieved a warm welcome. I highly recommend this school.

  • (7 years ago)

    i highly Recommend any child that want to attend saul has a great possibility that they will be succesful

  • (7 years ago)

    My son is a sophmore this year and totally loves what this school is all about. His love of animals and the education he is receivng is excellent by all standards. He hopes to become a vet. I know he has taken a great step torward his future by attending this school because of all it's opportunities.

  • (7 years ago)

    My child is currently in the 4 week orientation class.So far my son enjoy's the program. Saul is a good school especially when it come to the book theory of this school it's excellent. There is also a flip side of this coin that has not been told to many. This school is totally about the animals and the children to me is secondary. Yes the children take care of the animals and that's a good thing.

  • (8 years ago)

    I am a current student at Saul. Really i would recommend it to everyone becuase it is very diverse and the teachers are very supportive and dedicated. They will take the extra time to help a student in need becuase they are given the time to do so. The class sizes are very small( about 17 kids a class) which makes the learning experiance at Saul great.

  • (10 years ago)

    Awesome school for anyone interested in agricultural sciences. Very involved and requires high level of academic proficiency. Teachers are supportive class size is small and it has a very diverse range of studies - from equine to greenhouse/floristry design to small animal lab. Also covers curriculam needed.

  • (11 years ago)

    My child's experience at Saul was wonderful. She was given support and encouragement during her 4 years. The classroom size was that of a private school. The teachers are very involved and dedicated. I wish I had gone to school at Saul when I was a teen. There is no doubt in my mind that I will continue to support the home and school and do what I can to continue to be part of this wonderful enviornment.

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