On June 30, the Board will reconvene the June 23 Action Meeting at 3 p.m. followed by a Public Hearing. The public may attend in person or view the meeting & hearing live here.

Read an update from Dr. Watlington HERE.
Share your thoughts and ideas about our School District with him HERE, and review his 100 Day Priorities HERE.

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Parkway West: Preparing Tomorrow’s Educators


Parkway West High School is proud of its history and legacy as one of the School District of Philadelphia’s (SDP) criteria-based high schools.  Formerly referred to as “special admission” high schools, each of the SDP’s criteria-based high schools has its own admissions criteria based on factors, which may include, academics, attendance, and other criteria such as a writing sample, an audition, or the submission of a portfolio or project.

Students who attend Parkway West come from many different backgrounds and represent a range of diverse perspectives.  Our students are critical and creative thinkers and problem solvers who are highly motivated and demonstrate relentless intellectual curiosity and a deep passion for learning and achievement.

  • At this time, Parkway West considers students for admission during the annual SDP School Selection Process who have earned grades consisting of As, Bs, and no more than one C on their most recent final report card and that have attended school 95% or more of the instructional days during the preceding academic year.

We welcome, with open arms, like­-minded individuals to join our growing family.

Message from the Principal

Welcome and thank you for visiting Parkway West High School on the World Wide Web!

We cannot hide that Parkway West Pride and we are, and continue to be, proud of our history and legacy as a criteria-based high school in the School District of Philadelphia, as well as a long-standing treasure in the University City corridor.  Through the partnership and efforts of our staff, families, and the community, Parkway West has been able to offer our students a robust set of core and encore courses that prepare them for college, career, and life, which is complemented by an array of co-curricular and extra-curricular activities and a successful athletic program.

Home to the SDP’s only Career and Technical Education (CTE) program for Early Childhood Education, a carefully-designed sequence of courses provides participating students with the training needed to enter a high-demand, high-skill, high-wage career by equipping them with not only core academic skills, but also employability skills and job-specific, technical skills.  As a part of the program, student participants are prepared for a variety of occupations in child care centers and school-aged programs and participate in a series of field experiences and internships during the academic year and in the summer months.  Students who successfully complete our three-year Early Childhood Education CTE program can acquire a Pennsylvania Skills Certificate in Child Care & Support Services Management, as well as industry-recognized credentials, facilitating their ability to earn a college degree and/or land a position in field of Early Childhood Education.

As you navigate through our website, you will find general information about our vision, mission, and goals, as well as our academic program, co-curricular and extra-curricular activities, and interscholastic athletic offerings.  Additionally, we encourage you to visit our website regularly as school events and other things that may be of interest to you will be shared here.  This website is a work in progress and as we strive to keep stakeholders from all of our school’s constituent groups abreast of the happenings and other key aspects of Parkway West, you can expect to see the site continuously expanding.

Thank you for taking the time to explore Parkway West High School – Home of the Hoyas!

Yasir N. Roundtree, M.Ed., MSR
Guest Principal for Dr. Kathleen Y. McCladdie at Parkway West High School

School Advisory Council and Winter Title 1 Meeting

Tuesday, May 31, 2022


Aiming High and Striving for 95!

Student Attendance Campaign

Together, We Are Focusing on ABCs of High School:

Attendance, Behavior, and Credit Attainment

Using the Parent & Family Portal to Monitor Student Progress

Here at Parkway West High School, there is nothing more important to us than seeing our students to and through to graduation; we own our role in this process and expect that each student – with the support of their family – will do the same.  To that end, together, we want to focus on the ABCs of high school:

  • AAttendanceOur goal is for students to have 95% or better attendance; therefore, students are expected not to miss more than nine (9) school days this year.
  • BBehaviorOur goal is for students to have zero (0) out-of-school suspensions; in view of this, students are expected to observe and adhere to the Student Code of Conduct in, on the way to and home from school, and at any school district-sponsored activities and to participate in any alternatives to suspension assigned by the school when their behavior warrants such a disciplinary intervention.
  • CCourse Completion/Credit Attainment – Our goal is for students to earn all eight (8) credits that they are rostered for this year; accordingly, students are expected to complete all in and out-of-class assignments, read and study by themselves or with others, and to participate in after-school tutoring as required by the school.

To support their child and the school team with their child’s ABCs, All families may, at any time, view their child’s real-time absences/tardies, discipline incidents, and grades by accessing the Parent & Family Portal.  If you do not have a Parent & Family Portal account, you may register for one by visiting the Office of Family and Community Engagement’s Parent & Family Portal website by clicking here.