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Paul Robeson High School for Human Services
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Math
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Science
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Reading
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Attendance
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College Bound
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School Details

  • School TypePublic District Citywide
  • Grade Levels9-12
  • Waiting List Size100
  • Enrollment314
  • PrincipalMr. Richard Gordon
  • Phone Number215-400-7780
  • SEPTA RoutesMFL (40th Street), Bus (21, 30, 40), Trolley (10)
  • Address 4125 Ludlow Street
    Philadelphia, PA 19104
  • NeighborhoodUniversity City
  • TuitionN/A
  • Application DeadlineNovember 2nd, 2018
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Mission

“Building Your Own Brand” (B.Y.O.B.) Paul Robeson High School seeks to create a challenging, personalized learning experience that empowers students through high expectations to successfully engage with the community at large, and inspires students...

“Building Your Own Brand” (B.Y.O.B.) Paul Robeson High School seeks to create a challenging, personalized learning experience that empowers students through high expectations to successfully engage with the community at large, and inspires students to become productive citizens who define their own success in their post-secondary studies and careers.

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Points of Pride

➢ Noted by the School District of Philadelphia as the 2017 Most Improved High School of the Year in Philadelphia ➢ Wilt Chamberlain Memorial Fund (WCMF) FAFSA Challenge Award: 2018 ➢ School District of Philadelphia’s Outstanding School Climate...

➢ Noted by the School District of Philadelphia as the 2017 Most Improved High School of the Year in Philadelphia ➢ Wilt Chamberlain Memorial Fund (WCMF) FAFSA Challenge Award: 2018 ➢ School District of Philadelphia’s Outstanding School Climate Award: 2018 ➢ 2017 School District of Philadelphia Most Improved High School Award ➢ Noted in US News & World Reports "Best High Schools" Rankings for the Philadelphia Region: 2017 ➢ 95% annual High School Graduation rate; 98.5% Graduation rate for c/o 2016 (highest in school history) ➢ Citations (3), City Council of Philadelphia (2017) ➢ Citation, Pennsylvania State Senate (2017) ➢ 85% average Senior class college acceptance rate ➢ Achieved Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP) goals as measured by the State of Pennsylvania’s Department of Education (2010, 2008, 2007) ➢ Girls Track Team–All Public League & District Champions, Track & Field (2014, 2011); PIAA Class AA State Champions ➢ District XII Champions, Boys & Girls Cross Country (2017, 2016) ➢ Girls Basketball Team – PIAA District 12 Champions (2013); All Public League Champions (2011) ➢ Award winning Health Related Technology Program; Opening of the Sports Therapeutic Sciences Program (2020) ➢ Editorial features in the Learning Key, Philadelphia Tribune, Daily News, Philadelphia Inquirer, NewsWorks.org, Philly.com, West Philadelphia Westside Weekly, University City Review Press, Education Dive.com ➢ 2012 Picasso Art Project Grant Recipient in collaboration with the Paul Robeson House Museum ➢ 1 Million Dollars average graduation class academic college scholarship awards & grants

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Admissions Policy

Must have A's, B's or C's on most recent report card. Must have no more than 10 absences and 5 latenesses. Must have no negative disciplinary reports. Must complete an interview (by invitation only).

Must have A's, B's or C's on most recent report card. Must have no more than 10 absences and 5 latenesses. Must have no negative disciplinary reports. Must complete an interview (by invitation only).

Safety & Culture

Paul Robeson High School values the safety and well-being of each and every student. Paul Robeson High School is one of the safest learning environments in the City of Philadelphia, conducive to learning, because our students feel safe, secure, and...

Paul Robeson High School values the safety and well-being of each and every student. Paul Robeson High School is one of the safest learning environments in the City of Philadelphia, conducive to learning, because our students feel safe, secure, and supported. Paul Robeson High School has developed an innovative Student Wellness & Prevention Framework which proactively addresses bullying and school violence through numerous research-based prevention and intervention initiatives such as Bullying prevention, Peer mediation, Paul Robeson Ambassadors Program, and Peer mentoring. Paul Robeson High School's Student Wellness & Framework is designed to support parents and students in encouraging positive social/emotional development and empower healthy habits among students.

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School Details & Data

Demographics

Black 93.6%
White 1.4%
Hispanic 1.4%
Asian 0.7%
Other 3%

Female & Male Students

Female Students 54.4%
Male Students 45.6%

Special Education

Special Ed 15.5%

Gifted Education

Gifted 0.3%

Economically Disadvantaged

Students who are economically disadvantaged 86%

English Language Learners

English Language Learner 5.7%

Students Per Grade

9th Grade Students
75
10th Grade Students
77
11th Grade Students
80
12th Grade Students
82
Total Students
314

School Incidents

Incidents Per 100 Students
1.1

Academics

College Rate

College Rate 48%

AP Class Offerings

  • AP Class Other

Activities & Programs

Career & Technical Education (CTE) Programs

  • Health

Arts Programs

  • Choir,
  • School Plays,
  • School Musicals,
  • Theater Group

Sports Programs

  • Football,
  • Basketball,
  • Soccer,
  • Baseball,
  • Softball,
  • Track and Field,
  • Tennis,
  • Cross Country,
  • Wrestling,
  • Team,
  • Cheerleading,
  • Girls Basketball,
  • Bowling,
  • Field Hockey,
  • Girls Track and Field,
  • Indoor Track,
  • Girls Indoor Track,
  • Lacrosse,
  • Girls Lacrosse,
  • Girls Soccer,
  • Girls Tennis,
  • Volleyball,
  • Girls Volleyball,
  • Sports Other

Other Sports

Intramural Basketball Tournament

Intramural Basketball Tournament

Other Activities

Our students intern at various human services organizations to provide community service for the West Philadelphia area. School Partnerships: The Educational Pipeline Program in the Perelman School of Medicine; Additional Partnerships: Drexel...

Our students intern at various human services organizations to provide community service for the West Philadelphia area. School Partnerships: The Educational Pipeline Program in the Perelman School of Medicine; Additional Partnerships: Drexel University, College of Physicians Karabots Junior Fellows Science Program, and Tutors; The Future Project; Philadelphia Education Fund; Neubauer Family Foundation; Dell East Music Center; Mann Music Center; Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania; The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia; West Philadelphia Cultural Alliance/Paul Robeson House Museum; Philadelphia Academies Incorporated; The Philadelphia Education Fund; Philadelphia Futures Scholarship Program; Let’s Get Ready S.A.T. Prep Program; Temple University’s POWER Leadership Development Program; EducationWorks Incorporated PowerCorpPHL Community Service Program; Enterprise Center Entrepreneurship Program; St. Ignatius Nursing Home; Mighty Writers; Artist Year AmeriCorps; People’s Emergency Center Community Service Programs; Moder Patshala Education Center; Delaware Valley Green Building Council; World Affairs Council; Pierce College; University of the Sciences; Communities in Schools Work Ready & Teen Parenting Programs

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Electives

Various S.T.E.M courses offered by Drexel University and the University of Pennsylvania.

Various S.T.E.M courses offered by Drexel University and the University of Pennsylvania.

Language Programs

  • Spanish

Parent Programs

  • Parents Home and School Association,
  • Parents School Advisory,
  • Parents After School Volunteers

Before and After Care

  • Extended Programming

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