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West Philadelphia High School

PHONE: (215) 400-7900 SCHOOL TYPE: Public District Neighborhood GRADES: 9-12 ENROLLMENT: 482

Fast Facts

  • Principal

    Ms. Marla Travis

  • Phone Number

    (215) 400-7900

  • Website

  • Neighborhood

    Mill Creek

  • SEPTA Routes

    MFL (46th Street, 52nd Street), Bus (21, 31, 42, 64)

  • Preschool/Daycare

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  • Application Deadline


  • Tuition

  • Uniform


  • Extended Day


In the Promise Academy our mission is aimed at reinvigorating the academic program by providing students and teachers with targeted resources and an extended school day and year for more time and opportunity to learn. It is the mission and promise to provide all young people with an equitable opportunity to learn at high levels in order to ensure their future.

Points Of Pride

1. The school provides multiple opportunities for students to explore outside of their own community. Students can participate in the West Philadelphia High School Travel Abroad program, annual MLK Day of Service and Upward Bound
2. West Philadelphia HS offers student government and the University of Pennsylvania Medical Pipeline Program
3. The school offers the Delta Top Teen Outreach Program
4. The school values post-secondary planning and offers the AmeriCorp College Prep Progam for 11th and 12th grade students

Admissions Policy

Serves students from catchment area. Students from outside catchment are selected in the lottery.

Accreditations and Honors

Hours of Operation

Sun -
Mon8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Tues8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Wed8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Thur8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Fri8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Sat -

Extended Programming Details

Entrance Instructions

Students enter the courtyard entrance near the parking lot.