Strawberry Mansion High School

3133 Ridge Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19132
(215) 684-5089

(out of 10)

Public Grades 9-12 357 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

Strawberry Mansion High School is a public high school in Philadelphia. The principal of Strawberry Mansion High School is Ms Lois Powell-Mondesire. 357 children attend Strawberry Mansion High School and are mostly Black, non-Hispanic; Hispanic; and Asian/Pacific Islander. 99% of the 357 students here get reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at Strawberry Mansion High School is 13:1. Boone Daniel School is one of the nearest high schools.

Extracurricular activities


  • Computer arts
  • Dance
  • Theater drama

Languages Taught

  • French
  • Spanish


  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Bicycling
  • Cheerleading

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Black, non-Hispanic 98% 56%
Hispanic 0.8% 19%
Asian/Pacific Islander 0.3% 7%
Multiracial 0.3% 4%
White, non-Hispanic 0.3% 14%
Asian 0.2% %
Native American or Native Alaskan 0% 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

  • (1 year ago)

    The children at this school are horrible. For the past two days I have been trying to get in touch with someone (principal or school police) because the Strawberry Mansion high school girls keep coming to my house to fight. It does not seem as though the school cares but when something bad happens they want to get involved. How can you be talking so positive about this school when they don't care what the children do after school with their school sweatshirts on representing this school!!!!

  • (1 year ago)

    This school is really dangerous. Lots of fights happen here and you never know what could happen. The teachers and security wants to help this school but this school can never be saved/

  • (7 years ago)

    this school is one of the best schools I've attended. the teachers are wonderful.

  • (8 years ago)

    The academic programs here at Strawberry Mansion or the Mansion as we call it are very challenging for some students who are above average. Meaning if you are above a certain level in academics they will place you in a class full of kids like you academically wise and give you things that are more challenging and difficult. If you aren't above average then they still place you in a group by academic level it's just that they teach you at a pace suitable for your level. The quality of the teaching is also great it's really amazing how well our teachers at the Mansion find ways to teach us. We have alot I mean alot of extracurricular activities at the Mansion. We have a culinary arts program a excellent band and drumline a very unique martial arts team that I suggest you check into we also have a strong standing Student Government a fabulous dance crew and a lot of sports.

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(based on 7 ratings & reviews)

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