As of 2015, there are 268 public schools in the School District of Philadelphia. These consist of 162 elementary schools, 36 middle schools, 37 high schools, five vocational and technical schools, nine special schools and 19 disciplinary programs.
Some of the elementary and middle schools include Amy 5 At James Martin, the Bache-Martin School, the Barton School, the Bridesburg School, the Cook-Wissahickon School, Feltonville Arts & Sciences, the John Barry Elementary School, the Overbrook Elementary School, the Penn Alexander School, the Penn Treaty Middle School and the Spring Garden School. The Girard Academic Music Program and the Julia R. Masterman Laboratory and Demonstration School include both middle schools and high schools.
High schools fall into categories that include neighborhood schools, special admission schools and citywide admission schools. Neighborhood schools serve students in the surrounding neighborhoods. Some of these are Audenried High School, Thomas A. Edison High School and Simon Gratz High School. Special admissions school have individual criterion for acceptance. These include Julia R. Masterman School, Philadelphia High School for Girls and Central High School. Citywide admission schools remain open to all students within Philadelphia. These include Constitution High School, Murrell Dobbins Technical High School and Jules E. Mastbaum Technical High School.