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Paul Robeson High School for Human Services

PHONE: (215) 400-7780 SCHOOL TYPE: Public District Citywide GRADES: 9-12 ENROLLMENT: 299

Fast Facts

  • Principal

    Mr. Richard M. Gordon IV

  • Phone Number

    (215) 400-7780

  • Website

  • Neighborhood

    University City

  • SEPTA Routes

    MFL (40th Street), Bus (21, 30, 40), Trolley (10)

  • Preschool/Daycare

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  • Application Deadline

    2022-11-04

  • Tuition

  • Uniform

    No Data Reported

  • Extended Day

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 to become productive citizens who define their own success in their post-secondary studies and careers.

Points Of Pride

  • 2019 “High Academic Progress” Designation from the State Department of Education
  • 2017 Most Improved Philadelphia. H.S. Award
  • School District of Philadelphia Citations for Academic Achievement (2019, 2018) and Outstanding Safe School Climate (2018)
  • Five (5) City Council of Philadelphia Citations (2019, 2017) for Excellence
  • Pennsylvania State Senate Citation (2017)
  • Wilt Chamberlain Memorial Fund (WCMF) FAFSA Challenge Award (2018 & 2019)
  • 85% Annual Senior College/Post-Secondary Acceptance Rate
  • 95% Average Annual Graduation Rate,
  •  Boys & Girls Varsity Track & Field – All Public League & District XII Champions, (2019, 2014, 2011)
  • Girls Varsity Track Track & Field PIAA Class AA State Champions (2014); PIAA District 12 Champions (2019)
  • Girls Basketball Team – PIAA District 12 Champions (2013)

Admissions Policy

Admission is through a lottery based on space availability

Accreditations and Honors

  • 2019 “High Academic Progress” Designation from the State Department of Education
  • 2017 Most Improved Philadelphia. H.S. Award
  • School District of Philadelphia Citation for Academic Achievement (2019, 2018)
  • School District of Philadelphia Citation Outstanding School Climate (2018)
  •  Five (5) City Council of Philadelphia Citations (2019, 2017) for Excellence
  • Pennsylvania State Senate Citation (2017)
  • Wilt Chamberlain Memorial Fund (WCMF) FAFSA Challenge Award (2018 & 2019)
  • 2020 Pennsylvania Principal-of-the-Year Award Winner
  • 2020 Principal-of-the-Year Philadelphia National Finalist (Top 3 in the country)
  • Noted in US News & World Reports as a "Best Schools" selection for the Philadelphia Region (2017, 2019, 2020)

Hours of Operation

Sun -
Mon7:30 AM - 3:00 PM
Tues7:30 AM - 3:00 PM
Wed7:30 AM - 3:00 PM
Thur7:30 AM - 3:00 PM
Fri7:30 AM - 3:00 PM
Sat -

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