Phillips Academy

8 May 2023 / by Crystal Brown

About Phillips Academy

Phillips Academy is a prestigious private school located in Andover, Massachusetts. Founded in 1778, it is one of the oldest schools in the United States. The school is known for its rigorous academics and diverse student body. It is also home to a number of notable alumni, including former U.S. President George H. W. Bush, former U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, and former U.S. Senator and current Secretary of State John Kerry.
At Phillips Academy, students are encouraged to pursue their passions and explore new challenges. The school offers a wide range of courses, from the traditional core curriculum to advanced classes in the arts and sciences. The school also offers a variety of extracurricular activities, including athletics, clubs, and community service programs.
Phillips Academy is a highly sought-after school, and admission is highly competitive. The school is committed to providing an enriching educational experience to its students, and it is also committed to making sure its students are prepared for college and beyond.

Address:

2316 7th Avenue North
Birmingham, AL 35203

Phone:

(205) 231-9500

Site:

www.bhamcityschools.org

Grades:

PreK – 8

Enrollment:

674 students

Overview Phillips Academy

Phillips Academy serves 674 students in grades Prekindergarten-8.
Phillips Academy placed in the top 30% of all schools in Alabama for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 50%, and reading proficiency is top 20%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 18% (which is lower than the Alabama state average of 24%) for the 2020-21 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 61% (which is higher than the Alabama state average of 46%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 21:1 is higher than the Alabama state level of 17:1.
Minority enrollment is 99% of the student body (majority Black), which is higher than the Alabama state average of 47% (majority Black).

Verdict on Phillips Academy

Phillips Academy is ranked within the top 30% of all 1,276 schools in Alabama (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2020-21 school year.The diversity score of Phillips Academy is 0.10, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.61. The school’s diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.

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