The public school districts in Philadelphia has been ranked highly by Niche. It also singled out Philadelphia teachers as worthy of praise.
Niche is the company that ranks educational institutions based on objective criteria announced the survey results. The ranking is based on rigorous analysis of key statistics, parents and students, data from the U.S. Department of Education.
Philadelphia Public Schools, Teachers Score Highly Across the Board
The company ranked Philadelphia schools highly in the various categories. These are academics, parent/student surveys, teacher absenteeism, teacher salary, student-teacher ratio.
The School District of Philadelphia (SDP) includes all the public schools in Philadelphia. It is the 8th largest in the nation by enrollment. The district governs the schools and delivers several public projects. These projects aimed to develop the academic capacity of children and strengthen the bond with the community.
The district operates 214 of the city’s 300 public schools. This includes 149 elementary schools, 16 middle schools, and 49 high schools.
The authorities consider this achievement prominent since the schools in Philadelphia have suffered tremendous financial hardship.
The district authority has always been subject to huge cut-offs and negligence from the government. This has had a negative impact on the overall performance of all the schools.
In 2013, the school district cut over three thousand employees, which resulted in a hunger strike and the protest. The school members, also the parents and students were involved in the protests.
The battle for improved funding for public education continued for several months. As a result, additional funds were finally allocated to the school budget. It was less than requested, but the schools had to resume their operation.
The school district is actively organizing various fundraising activities and events that help them assure the quality standards. The district focuses mainly on improving its academic programs and disciplines and renovating its facilities.