West Philadelphia High School 9-12

Ms. Saliyah Cruz

4700 Walnut Street
Philadelphia PA 19139
Phone: 215-471-2902

We rely on one another because our mutual success is the only option.

West Philadelphia High School

Message from the Principal

Welcome to the students, families, and staff of West Philadelphia High School. I know this year will be an exciting and rewarding experience for all of you.  The staff at WPHS has been working very hard throughout the summer to plan for all the new changes you will see at West this year.


During the 2010-11 school year we worked to define the vision of the school and I want to make sure all students, all staff, and all families understand the new vision for West Philadelphia High School:

“We rely on one another because our mutual success is the only option.”

It is my intention that all members of the West Philadelphia High School family live this vision; that we begin to see one another as partners in education, and we work side by side to continue to improve our school.




Points of Pride

  • Established in 1912
  • Nationally recognized automotive program
  • Division-leading athletic programs
  • Partnerships with the Urban Nutrition Initiative, University of Pennsylvania, and the College Access Program
  • The new 9th Grade Success Academy
  • Award-winning career academies
  • After-school and evening programs and activities through the Community School
  • Ever-growing Advanced Placement and honors offerings
  • Nationally recognized for restorative practices
  • Department of Labor and Small Learning Community grants
  • Cutting-edge technology
  • Specially developed Seminar/West 101 program
  • Paid internships

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Principals Wright and Wiley


  • Interim Reports mailed Friday, October 8!
  • 1st Marking Period ends Wednesday, November 7!
  • Congrats to the West Philly High EVX Team - featured on the Today Show!

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