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Benjamin Franklin High School

Mission Statement:
A comprehensive high school where graduating students embark on one of these pathways: attend a 4-year college or university, attend an accredited 2-year technical program or trade school, pass the ASVAB exam and join the military, or enter the workforce.
Points of Pride:
Football Public League AAA champions, 2014-2015; grand prize winner, Graphic & Media Arts Competition, 2013; outstanding sports teams; world languages offered
AP Courses:
Art History, Chemistry, English Literature & Composition, Psychology, U.S. History
Other Special Academic Offerings:
Health Education; Physical Education; JROTC (Navy); Graphic Design; Photography
Foreign Languages:
Arabic, French, Spanish
Measures for Positive, Safe Learning:
The school will consist of two small learning communities: 9th- and 10th-grade community, and 11th- and 12th-grade community. Each community will have a coordinator and counselor dedicated to develop programs, celebrate successes and support student academic and career goals.
Parent Involvement:
Home & School Association, School Advisory Council, volunteers at sporting events
Arts Activities and Classes:
Vocal music classes or ensemble; choir; theater instruction; school plays; visual arts instruction; ceramics; literature
Activities and Special Programs:
Photography club; yearbook club; Excellence Institute; Summer Search program; Temple University tutoring program
Boys Sports:
Baseball, Basketball, Cross Country, Football, Indoor Track & Field, Soccer, Softball, Track & Field, Volleyball, Rugby*
Girls Sports:
Basketball, Indoor Track & Field, Track & Field, Volleyball, Badminton*, Cheerleading*
Septa Routes:
2, 4, 16, 23, 43, 61, Broad Street subway
Contact Information
550 N. Broad St., 19130
Greg Hailey, Principal
Enrollment and Demographics
Type of School: Neighborhood
2014-2015 Enrollment: 713
Grades Served: 9-12
Admission Reqs: Serves students from catchment area; others may apply with admission based on space availability and lottery
ELLS: 21%
Special Education: 25%
Receiving free or reduced priced lunch: 100%
Waiting List? No
Racial Demographics: African American – 78% Latino – 14% Asian – 5% White – 2% Other – 1%

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