Parkway West High School 9 - 12

Dr. Kathleen McCladdie

48th Street & Fairmount Ave.
Philadelphia PA 19139
Phone: 215-581-5510


Parkway West High School

Message from Principal Dr. Kathleen McCladdie

The Parkway family envisions a laboratory school in which adminstrators, staff, student and partners collaborate to inspire and prepare a new generation of leaders in education.  We want to inspire, encourage and challenge our students to develop personal strategies and goals that will lead to advanced and proficient academics achievement and a desire for life long learning.  Our highly qualified faculty and staff, in coordination with support from Philadelphia Academies, the West Region and the School District of Philadelphia will strive to attain the following goals:

  • A safe, orderly, clean, student-centered, nurturing environment
  • All core courses, not just electives, infused with the urban education theme
  • A learning community designed to support committed teachers, whose effective practice encourages students to consider teaching as a career
  • Increased student achievement
  • Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP)
  • Average daily attendance of 95 % or higher 



Points of Pride

  • Caring teacher
  • Urban Education Academy
  • Small School
  • Criteria-Based Admission
  • Active Home and School Association
  • Community Partners: Philadelphia Academies, Overbrook Environmental Center, USDA Forest Service
  • University Partners: University of Pennsylvania, Bryn Marw University, Penn State University, Lincoln Universiy, Cheyney University, and Drexel

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Have you checked your child's grades

You can check your child's grades online.  Go to the School Ditrict of Philadelphia's website. Go to the section labeled parents. If you need assistance please call the school.

Have you checked your child's grades online