Overbrook High School

5898 Lancaster Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19131 | (215) 581-5507
  • Grades: 9-12
  • Student Enrollment: 1,595
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4 out of 5 | 2 Reviews
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School Description

School Summary and Highlights
  • Enrolls 1,595 high school students from grades 9-12
  • Ranks 614th out of 639 high schools in PA.
  • 2010 Overall School AYP Met Status: Corrective Action 2 (fourth year)
Additional Contact Information
  • Principal or Admin: Ethlyn Payne Young
School Operational Details
  • Title I Eligible
    All students of this school are eligible for participation in authorized programs.
School District Details

Faculty Details and Student Enrollment

Students and Faculty
  • Total Students Enrolled: 1,595
  • Total Full Time "Equivalent" Teachers: 102.4
  • Average Student-To-Teacher Ratio: 15.6
Students Gender Breakdown
  • Males: 804 (50.4%)
  • Females: 785 (49.2%)
Free Lunch Student Eligibility Breakdown
  • Eligible for Reduced Lunch: - (-)
  • Eligible for Free Lunch: 1,565 (98.1%)
  • Eligible for Either Reduced or Free Lunch: 1,565 (98.1%)
Student Enrollment Distribution by Race / Ethnicity
Overbrook High School Student Race Distribution
  Number Percent
American Indian10.06%
Black1,56498.1%
Asian20.1%
Hispanic130.8%
White90.6%
Number of Students Per Grade
Number of Students Per Grade For Overbrook High School
  Number Percent
Pre-Kindergarten301.9%
9th Grade34621.7%
10th Grade52532.9%
11th Grade36322.8%
12th Grade33120.8%
Low-Income Enrollment (2011)
Percent of Students from Low-Income Families
School:
97.7%
District:
80.0%
Graduation and Dropout Rates (2010)
Graduation Rate
School:
54.1%
District:
57.4%
Dropout Rate
School:
8.6%
District:
4.1%
Post Graduate Profiles (2010)
Percent College Bound
School:
75.2%
District:
51.3%
State:
72.6%
Percent Enrolling in 2-Year or 4-Year College/University
School:
70.3%
District:
48.6%
State:
69.4%
Source: PA Department of Education, Source: NCES 2009-2010

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Overall Rating: 4

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4 out of 5 | 2 Reviews
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2 reviews for Overbrook High School

  • Reviewed by Student on August 13, 2007
  • Rating: 3 (3 / 5) Flag as inappropriate
  • i would like to attend overbrook high school any day before bartram highschool. i think that it is a better society for me and batram isn't because it is listed in the top dangerous schools in Philadelphia.

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