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Philadelphia Public School Enrollment, 2023-24

Philadelphia Public School Enrollment, 2023-24

This brief provides information about enrollment patterns for K-12 students in Philadelphia’s public schools. The analyses examine enrollment trends with respect to governing sector, admission type, and student demographics from 2014-15 through the present school year, with a particular focus on 2022-23 to 2023-24.

Keystone Performance Trends in SDP: 2018-19 to 2022-23

Keystone Performance Trends in SDP: 2018-19 to 2022-23

The Keystone exams are end-of-year standardized state assessments typically administered to Pennsylvania students in grades 8-11 as they near completion of the associated English, Algebra, or Biology course. This brief describes annual Keystone exam performance trends between the 2018-19 (pre-Covid) and 2022-23 school years.

Fiscal Year 2025 Budget Priorities Survey Results

Fiscal Year 2025 Budget Priorities Survey Results

In January 2024, the School District of Philadelphia (SDP) Office of Finance, in partnership with the Office of Evaluation, Research, and Accountability, conducted the Fiscal Year 2025 Budget Priorities Survey. A total of 3,641 stakeholders responded to the survey, representing 229 District schools/programs. This slide deck presents a summary of survey results.

2022-23 Senior Exit Survey: District-Level Report

2022-23 Senior Exit Survey: District-Level Report

The Senior Exit Survey is administered annually each spring by the Office of Research and Evaluation (ORE). In 2022-23, ORE received responses from 6,620 seniors at 78 District high schools, representing 72% of enrolled 12th grade students. This slide deck presents a summary of survey results.

A Summary of the 2022-23 School Selection Process: Qualifications, Applications, Admission Offers, and Student Responses

A Summary of the 2022-23 School Selection Process: Qualifications, Applications, Admission Offers, and Student Responses

Students throughout Philadelphia have the opportunity to apply to attend SDP schools of their choice through an annual School Selection Process. Students across all grades may apply to all available SDP K-12 schools, but 8th graders applying for 9th grade constitute the largest group of participants. This report includes analyses of several phases of the 2022-23 School Selection Process, with a focus on 8th graders enrolled in District (non-charter) schools, and their engagement with the School Selection Process to enroll in 9th grade criteria-based schools and programs in the 2023-24 school year.

PSSA Performance Trends in SDP:  2018-19 to 2022-23

PSSA Performance Trends in SDP: 2018-19 to 2022-23

At the School District of Philadelphia, PSSA performance is the focus for three of the five goals adopted by the Board of Education. This data brief describes District-wide trends in PSSA performance between the 2018-19 (pre-Covid) and 2022-23 school years.

2022-23 Philly School Experience Survey Results

2022-23 Philly School Experience Survey Results

The annual Philly School Experience Survey (PSES) is one of the best tools we have for monitoring conditions in Philadelphia public schools. This deck summarizes the 2022-23 survey results for District and alternative schools, highlighting system-level trends across the six core survey topics.

Ninth Grade On-Track Rates and Their Relationship to On-Time Graduation for First-Time SDP Ninth Graders in 2016-17 through 2018-19

Ninth Grade On-Track Rates and Their Relationship to On-Time Graduation for First-Time SDP Ninth Graders in 2016-17 through 2018-19

During the 2017-18 school year, the School District of Philadelphia (SDP) developed and launched a new metric to monitor the success of first-time 9th graders. The study described in this brief revisits SDP’s 9th Grade On-Track metric to examine whether the relationship between 9GOT and on-time graduation remains strong for more recent cohorts of students.

Exploring the Diversity and Supports for School District of Philadelphia English Learners as they Prepare to Transition to High School

Exploring the Diversity and Supports for School District of Philadelphia English Learners as they Prepare to Transition to High School

This Philadelphia Education Research Consortium (PERC) study shines a spotlight on ELs in 7th and 8th grade, describing the diversity of home languages spoken, countries and regions of birth, and duration of EL status across the population of English Learners in the years leading up to their transition to high school.

English Learner (EL) Home Language and Enrollment Trends in the School District of Philadelphia: 2014-15 to 2022-23

English Learner (EL) Home Language and Enrollment Trends in the School District of Philadelphia: 2014-15 to 2022-23

From 2014-15 to 2022-23, English Learner (EL) enrollment in the School District of Philadelphia (SDP) increased both in number of students and as a percentage of the total student population. With this growth, the diversity of home languages spoken in SDP students’ households also increased. The analyses conducted for this brief aim to summarize the growth patterns of EL enrollment and home language diversity in SDP over time.