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Results from the June 2021 Feedback Survey about the School Selection Process

Results from the June 2021 Feedback Survey about the School Selection Process

Each fall, SDP students can apply to attend any school in the District. Although the school selection process (SSP) is open to all grades, 8th-grade students are particularly encouraged to participate by applying to up to five high schools. Fourth-graders are also likely to consider special admission schools that serve 5th grade. Typically, student performance on...
School Selection in SDP: Applications and Admissions to 9th Grade for School Year 2020-21

School Selection in SDP: Applications and Admissions to 9th Grade for School Year 2020-21

In 2020, we published a three-part series of reports that took an in-depth look at four years of 9th-grade school selection process admissions (2015-16 through 2018-19). This report extends that analysis by summarizing applications and admissions to 9th grade during the 2020-21 selection process (for the 2021-22 school year).

How Student Perceptions of College and Career Readiness Differ by Type of SDP High School, 2016-17 to 2018-19

How Student Perceptions of College and Career Readiness Differ by Type of SDP High School, 2016-17 to 2018-19

This brief uses District-Wide Survey data to explore the trends in student perceptions of college and career readiness at School District of Philadelphia (SDP) high schools from 2016-17 to 2018-19.

School Selection in SDP: Who Receives Admission Offers, and Which do they Accept?

School Selection in SDP: Who Receives Admission Offers, and Which do they Accept?

All eighth-grade students in Philadelphia are encouraged to participate in the School Selection Process (SSP) to choose a school for ninth grade. This three-part series of research reports takes an in-depth look at four years of ninth-grade SSP admissions (2015-16 through 2018-19).