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West Philadelphia High School is a public high school in Philadelphia. The principal of West Philadelphia High School is Mr Clifton James. 803 students attend West Philadelphia High School and identify primarily as Black, non-Hispanic; Hispanic; and Asian/Pacific Islander. 100% of the 803 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at West Philadelphia High School is 15:1. West Philadelphia Catholic High School is one of the nearest high schools.
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As a big city public school it really needs the money. Has great program for building the cars of the future.
Wow I don't know where to start. I am a class of 94 and even then the school was horrible. It was like Eastside High on Lean On Me before Mr Clark came and turned it around. The teachers then were a little bit more caring about the students than they are now. I have a freshman daughter and I did everything in my power to get her out of philadelphia and into the suburbs of maryland just so she can have a better high school experience. And now I have to pat myself on the back for pushing my daughter to honors classes. Unlike West Philadelphia High. The teachers nor the parents wanted to be but so involved in the school system. I wish the kids best of luck at this school and a great new year. Congrats to the students of 2011.
my school have came very far and i'm glad that we are doing good. thanks to our hard working teachers. Most of all we should be thanking Mrs. Cruz for stay with us no matter what happen. She always look for the better in us. Thanks Mrs. Cruz keep up the good work
I think that West Philadelphia High School is my favorite school now because of the princpal name Ms. Cruz people should give her alot of respect.
West Philadelphia has gone down the tubes!!! I feel sorry for the kids who want to learn and get stuck with no better choices. To many fights not enough parent support. The school needs to shut down!!
west philadelphia high school has came around the school is no how it use to be im proud to be at west philadelphia high school. i know last year was not the best but they came around big time
I am a former student of West Philadelphia High School and I believe that west is a really good school. I loved being there yea west had its problems in the past but that's the thing that was in the past. The past should not outshine the future or present. My favorite program was Air force JROTC PA-092. West is one of the Oldest School in philadelphia. I overcame 3 years of bad reps of a high school. This review came from Angelique Brown C/o 2007
I Attend West Philadelphia High And I Will Be Graduating In June 2008. I Have Learned So Much From This School. The New Leadership In The School Makes Such A Difference The Saftey In The School Is So Good. I Am Proud To Say That I Am An Alumni of The Oldest School In Philadelphia School District.
I am a fromer student of west philadelphia high school and I do not agree with the other ratings. I know that school and education is only what you make of it. If one works hard they can go far I myself made the best of this high school stage. You can't let others stop you from getting the job done. All your child has to do is focus on whats most important if they are strong enough to do the right thing they will be just fine. I wish people would 'let up' on west because that old 'rep' is history. My mother believed that her child could fight through bad reputations of a school and come out on top and guess what... Ive made her proud!
My son goes to West and he wants out. It is not a great place to learn. The staff could care less if you succed.