Frankford High School

Mission Statement:
To engage all stakeholders in an inspirational and respectful learning environment that prepares students to be productive global citizens.
Accredidations and Awards:
Gold Star JROTC, 2013; Excellence in Community Service, 2013; Philadelphia Special Olympics, 2013
Points of Pride:
Home of championship athletic teams in badminton, football, soccer, baseball, basketball, field hockey and cheerleading; Badminton team won the Public League Championship; Boys Baseball team crowned City Champions, making it to the “Elite 8” in the state baseball championship tournament; home of many outstanding scholars, including two Super Bowl Champions: Jahri Evans of the Super Bowl Champion New Orleans Saints is a graduate of the class of 2001 and the recipient of the 2010 Pioneer Award and Zaire Anderson of the Denver Broncos; home to unique treasures such as an award-winning Culinary Arts Department, featured in the documentary “Pressure Cooker” and on the Rachael Ray Show, 2010; home to the only functioning pipe organ in the District; award- winning JROTC program
AP Courses:
Biology, Calculus AB, Chemistry, English Literature & Composition, Government & Politics, Human Geography, Physics B, U.S. History
Other Special Academic Offerings:
AVID I-IV; JROTC I-IV; Law; Peer Group Connection; College Pathways (Temple University); College MAP (Ernst & Young
Foreign Languages:
French, Spanish
Measures for Positive, Safe Learning:
The school has established the "FKD 3" principles: students' desire to be focused, knowledgeable, and determined; use of restorative practices; implemented the Frankford Five Expectations
Parent Involvement:
School Advisory Council
Arts Activities and Classes:
Visual arts; videography; photography; robotics; film; ceramics; guitar; percussion; band; vocal music; choir; AVID; JROTC; culinary; drama; unified sports; Journalism; Fiction; Environmental Science; Criminal Law; SAT prep Math and English; Computer Technology; teen court; Ninth Grade Academy
Activities and Special Programs:
Student government; National Honor Society; debate team; yearbook; drama; choir; marching band, drill team; robotics; Senior 12, 13 club
Boys Sports:
Baseball, Basketball, Bowling, Cross Country, Football, Lacrosse, Soccer, Softball, Tennis, Track & Field, Volleyball, Wrestling
Girls Sports:
Basketball, Cheerleading, Soccer, Softball, Tennis, Track & Field, Wrestling Volleyball
Septa Routes:
3, 5, 59, 75, 89, J, K, R, Market-Frankford El
Contact Information
5000 Oxford Ave., 19124
Michael Calderone, Principal
Enrollment and Demographics
Type of School: Neighborhood
2014-2015 Enrollment: 1,094
Grades Served: 9-12
Admission Reqs: Serves students from catchment area; others may apply, with admission based on space availability
ELLS: 16%
Special Education: 30%
Receiving free or reduced priced lunch: 100%
Waiting List? No
Racial Demographics: African American – 52% Latino – 33% Asian – 2% White – 9% Other – 3%

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