Washington George School

1198 South 5th St, Philadelphia, PA 19147
(215) 952-6209
3

(out of 10)

Public Grades PK-8 298 students 13 students/teacher (PA avg is 15)

Test Scores by grade

35%
49%
80%
35%
45%
74%

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

72%
56%
83%
52%
42%
72%
54%
49%
82%

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

31%
45%
73%
38%
35%
65%
5%
32%
64%

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

90%
52%
77%
61%
42%
69%

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

65%
56%
80%
55%
52%
76%

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

63%
52%
76%
87%
58%
80%
26%
24%
60%
76%
48%
73%

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

Washington George School is a public middle school in Philadelphia. The principal of Washington George School is Margaret Bavwidinsi. 298 children attend Washington George School and identify primarily as Multiracial; Black, non-Hispanic; and White, non-Hispanic. 89% of the 298 students here get reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at Washington George School is 13:1. Nebinger George W School is one of the nearest middle schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band
  • Computer arts
  • Dance
  • Orchestra
  • Theater drama

Sports

  • Basketball
  • Softball
  • Track
  • Volleyball

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Multiracial 7% 4%
Black, non-Hispanic 49% 56%
White, non-Hispanic 4% 14%
Asian/Pacific Islander 19% 7%
Hispanic 19% 19%
Asian 18% %
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.7% 0%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% 0%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 89% 75%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (2 years ago)

    My son transferred from Centennial SD. I was initially afraid of the quality of education he would receive at Washington. Several 1990's graduates of GW (friends of mine) assured me that my son's education would depend on what HE makes of it. The teachers and parents that are there get involved. Parental communication with teacher your child's teachers is crucial (in any school). Sure there are students who disrupt class cut class and are disrespectful. A teen who stays focused on the positive experiences of high school puts forth effort to thrive in the not so ideal environment will develop skills necessary to survive in the real world. So far I am pleased with Washington. Ask my son...he'll say he hates the kids.

  • (5 years ago)

    Small class size teachers have been at school for many years grandparents and children attended this school

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Overall score

(based on 4 ratings & reviews)

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  • Principal leadership
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