We believe every child in Philadelphia should have access to a great school. Our mission is to make information accessible so parents, guardians, and students can find, compare, and demand great schools.
GreatPhillySchools provides free resources to the Philadelphia community in service to our mission. Our resources include this website, K-12 school print guides, bi-weekly email newsletters, and school fairs.
In developing these resources, we focus on what families want or need to know when choosing a school. Policy-makers and school leaders use all kinds of data in managing schools and systems. While much of this information is publicly available, it is often presented in confusing ways. We present this information so that you can more easily research and compare schools.
GreatPhillySchools is presented through the collaboration of several nonprofit partners, led by the Philadelphia School Partnership.
Do you have questions about GreatPhillySchools or any of the resources we provide? Contact us for more information.
The GreatPhillySchools website contains information for over 400 elementary, middle, and high schools and over 450 quality early childhood programs located in Philadelphia. You will find program descriptions and contact information, as well as performance data covering academics, safety and student engagement. The website also includes articles explaining how to apply to schools, available space in schools, and different things families should consider when choosing a school. These articles are updated frequently to provide accurate information to families.
GreatPhillySchools (“GPS”) school profiles include an Overall rating updated annually. There are also ratings for Math, Reading, Science, School Incidents, and Attendance. High schools receive an additional rating called College Bound. The ratings provide a snapshot of school performance in each category by comparing the school’s outcomes to other Philadelphia schools serving similar grade levels. Student outcomes for each rating category come from various measures. See our Data Sources Article for a description of the specific measures used for each rating.
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Project Manager, Data & Analytics
GreatPhillySchools publishes annual school guides in English and Spanish. Over 100,000 guides are distributed throughout Philadelphia for free to libraries, schools, and community based organizations. These guides contain profiles for over 400 elementary, middle, and high schools, as well as application timelines and tips on navigating school admissions.
GreatPhillySchools also publishes annual workbooks explaining how to apply to K-12 schools, preschools, and daycare programs. We provide these resources for free to organizations and schools across the city.
To view our printable resources or place a free order for your organization or school, click here.
GreatPhillySchools is the proud host and lead sponsor of the annual Philly High School Fair, which takes place at the Pennsylvania Convention Center. The Philly High School Fair draws nearly 15,000 attendees each year and is the only event in Philadelphia where prospective students and their families can meet with representatives from over 100 Philadelphia high schools from all sectors: district, charter and private. The fair is open to the public and there is no charge to attend.
GreatPhillySchools also hosts an annual K-8 school fair in partnership with Children’s Scholarship Fund Philadelphia.
To stay up to date about our events, and to receive exciting information about new programming, sign up here to be on our mailing list.
Go to the Resources page to learn how you can access our resources.
Last Updated: October 10, 2018
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