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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:
Grand prize winner, Graphic & Media Arts Competition, 2013; Public League AAA Football Champions, 2014-2015
AP Courses:
Art History, English Literature & Composition, U.S. History
Other Special Academic Offerings:
Graphic Design; JRTOC (Navy); Photography; Pre-engineering
Foreign Languages:
Arabic, French, Spanish
Measures for Positive, Safe Learning:
The school has two small learning communities: 9th- and 10th-grade and 11th- and 12th-grade. Each community has a coordinator and counselor dedicated to develop programs, celebrate successes and support student academic and career goals. The school has a new manager of school climate and culture, whose focus is to develop and sustain a safe, caring, and nurturing environment.
Parent Involvement:
Home & School Association, volunteers at sporting events
Arts Activities and Classes:
Visual arts instruction; drill team; ceramics; literature
Boys Sports:
Baseball, Basketball, Cross Country, Football, Indoor Track & Field, Soccer, Softball, Track & Field, Volleyball, Rugby*
Girls Sports:
Basketball, Bowling, Cheerleading, Cross Country, Indoor Track & Field, Track & Field, Volleyball, Badminton*
Septa Routes:
4, 16, 23, 61, Broad Street subway
Contact Information
550 N. Broad St., 19130
Gregory Hailey, Principal
Enrollment and Demographics
Type of School: Neighborhood
2014-2015 Enrollment: 643
Grades Served: 9-12
Admission Reqs: Serves students from catchment area; others may apply with admission based on space availability and lottery
ELLS: 11%
Special Education: 29%
Receiving free or reduced priced lunch: 100%
Waiting List? No
Racial Demographics: African American – 84% Latino – 8% Asian – 5% White – 2% Other – 2%

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