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School Details

  • School TypePublic District
  • Grade Levels9-12
  • Enrollment655
  • PrincipalMr. Timothy Stults
  • Phone Number215-387-5100
  • SEPTA RoutesMFL (34th St), Bus (21, 30, 31, 40), Trolley (10)
  • Address 3601 Filbert St.
    Philadelphia, PA 19104
  • NeighborhoodUniversity City

Mission

University-assisted, full-service community school model that develops the relationship between the school and institutes of higher education to increase the impact of instructional initiatives on student achievement and college entrance rates. We...

University-assisted, full-service community school model that develops the relationship between the school and institutes of higher education to increase the impact of instructional initiatives on student achievement and college entrance rates. We have a school-wide Positive Behavior Supports program, continuing development of the Promise Academy initiative, and a continuing focus on equitable student engagement and college preparation. We also have increased focus on parent engagement.

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Points of Pride

A Promise Academy from cohort 1; seeing improvements in student achievement and school culture; offering varsity sports and other enrichment activities; increasing number of AP courses; and continuing to build a consistent college-ready conversation

A Promise Academy from cohort 1; seeing improvements in student achievement and school culture; offering varsity sports and other enrichment activities; increasing number of AP courses; and continuing to build a consistent college-ready conversation

Admissions Policy

University City High School is a neighborhood school.

University City High School is a neighborhood school.

School Details & Data

Demographics

Black 91.1%
White 0.8%
Hispanic 3.7%
Asian 2.3%
Other 2%

Female & Male Students

Female Students 48%
Male Students 52%

Special Education

Special Ed 23.7%

Gifted Education

Gifted 0.5%

Economically Disadvantaged

Students who are economically disadvantaged 97.1%

Students Per Grade

9th Grade Students
168
10th Grade Students
125
11th Grade Students
192
12th Grade Students
170
Total Students
655

School Incidents

Incidents Per 100 Students
6.7

Academics

SAT Reading

SAT Critical Reading 323
PA Average 497

SAT Math

SAT Math 322
PA Average 504

SAT Writing

SAT Writing 242
PA Average 480

SAT Total

SAT Total Score 887
PA Average 1481

ACT English

ACT English 11
PA Average 22.1

ACT Math

ACT Math 14.2
PA Average 22.8

ACT Reading

ACT Reading 12.6
PA Average 23

ACT Writing

ACT Writing 5

ACT Science

ACT Science 13.7
PA Average 22.2

ACT Compsite

ACT Composite 13
PA Average 22.7

Dropout Rate

Dropout Rate 11.1%

College Rate

College Rate 37%

AP Class Offerings

  • Art History,
  • Biology,
  • Calculus AB,
  • Calculus BC,
  • Chemistry,
  • English Language,
  • Environmental Science,
  • European History,
  • Human Geography,
  • Physics B,
  • Physics C,
  • Psychology,
  • Statistics,
  • Design,
  • US History,
  • AP Class Other

Activities & Programs

Career & Technical Education (CTE) Programs

  • Computer Technology

Arts Programs

  • Visual Arts,
  • Dance Instr,
  • Dance,
  • School Plays

Sports Programs

  • Football,
  • Basketball,
  • Soccer,
  • Baseball,
  • Softball,
  • Wrestling,
  • Girls Basketball,
  • Girls Soccer,
  • Volleyball,
  • Girls Volleyball

Language Programs

  • Spanish,
  • Arabic

Parent Programs

  • Parents School Advisory

Parent Involvement

Parents are always welcome to come into our school to volunteer or assist in any facshion which can be agreed upon.

Parents are always welcome to come into our school to volunteer or assist in any facshion which can be agreed upon.

Other

The School District of Philadelphia has recommended that the Promise Academy at University City close effective June 2013.

The School District of Philadelphia has recommended that the Promise Academy at University City close effective June 2013.

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