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Roberts Vaux High School Promise Academy
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College Bound
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School Details

  • School TypePublic District
  • Grade Levels9-12
  • Enrollment339
  • PrincipalMr Richard Gordon, IV
  • Phone Number215-684-5068
  • SEPTA RoutesBus (7, 32, 33, 48, 61), Trolley (15)
  • Address 2300 W. Master Street
    Philadelphia, PA 19121
  • NeighborhoodNorth Central

Mission

Our mission is to provide a college preparatory academic program that challenges our students to reach their maximum potential. We provide an environment of excellence, responsibility, diversity, and safety, fostering intellectual and social growth,...

Our mission is to provide a college preparatory academic program that challenges our students to reach their maximum potential. We provide an environment of excellence, responsibility, diversity, and safety, fostering intellectual and social growth, and the utilization of technological skills. Through structured learning experiences and parental support, we engage all stakeholders in the process of continuous school improvement.

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Points of Pride

Caring staff committed to providing engaging learning experiences; cultural enrichment programs highlighting partnerships with parents, students, staff and various community organizations; a highly structured academic program, featuring State Common...

Caring staff committed to providing engaging learning experiences; cultural enrichment programs highlighting partnerships with parents, students, staff and various community organizations; a highly structured academic program, featuring State Common Core Standards, Spanish and art classes promoting global awareness, and a state certified nursing program; college and career advising available for all students through expanded student access to counseling services

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Admissions Policy

Comprehensive Neighborhood High School

Comprehensive Neighborhood High School

School Details & Data

Demographics

Black 97.2%
White 0.3%
Hispanic 2.1%
Other 0.3%

Female & Male Students

Female Students 48.8%
Male Students 51.2%

Special Education

Special Ed 23.3%

Gifted Education

Gifted 2.5%

Economically Disadvantaged

Students who are economically disadvantaged 94.6%

Students Per Grade

9th Grade Students
98
10th Grade Students
96
11th Grade Students
73
12th Grade Students
72
Total Students
339

School Incidents

Incidents Per 100 Students
4.9

Academics

SAT Reading

SAT Critical Reading 337
PA Average 497

SAT Math

SAT Math 332
PA Average 504

SAT Writing

SAT Writing 249
PA Average 480

SAT Total

SAT Total Score 918
PA Average 1481

Dropout Rate

Dropout Rate 14.3%

College Rate

College Rate 32%

AP Class Offerings

  • AP Class Other

Activities & Programs

Career & Technical Education (CTE) Programs

  • Health

Arts Programs

  • Vocal,
  • Visual Arts,
  • Choir,
  • Film

Sports Programs

  • Basketball,
  • Track and Field,
  • Cross Country,
  • Girls Basketball,
  • Bowling,
  • Girls Track and Field,
  • Sports Other

Other Sports

Rugby - Boys Cheerleading - Girls Lacrosse - Girls

Rugby - Boys Cheerleading - Girls Lacrosse - Girls

Language Programs

  • Spanish

Parent Programs

  • Parents School Advisory

Parent Involvement

Vaux Volunteer Corps; Quarterly Parent Meetings; Back-to-School Night; Evening Parent Assemblies; Evening Awards Ceremonies; Event Chaperones

Vaux Volunteer Corps; Quarterly Parent Meetings; Back-to-School Night; Evening Parent Assemblies; Evening Awards Ceremonies; Event Chaperones

Other

The School District of Philadelphia has recommended that the Promise Academy at Robert Vaux High School close effective June 2013.

The School District of Philadelphia has recommended that the Promise Academy at Robert Vaux High School close effective June 2013.

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