How good are the schools in Philadelphia, PA?

Philadelphia encompasses 254 public elementary, middle and high schools. Philadelphia also has 898 private schools. Fifty-nine high schools are recognized on U.S. News & World Report's Best High Schools rankings.

Philadelphia is also home to 42 colleges and/or universities, seven of which earned places on U.S. News & World Report's Best Colleges rankings.

College Readiness Index

Index Score: 6.2 /10

How we calculate this.


Philadelphia has a lower score than similarly sized metro areas.

School Stats

Total Students
382,095
Total Teachers
28,337

Student-Teacher Ratio

13:1

Based on 2015 National Center for Education Statistics data

All High Schools in Philadelphia

Data sourced from the National Center for Education Statistics and U.S. News & World Report's Best High Schools rankings.