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Franklin Towne Charter High School

Mission Statement:
A college preparation program willing to do whatever it takes to provide a warm and encouraging family-like atmosphere for all of our students.
Accredidations and Awards:
National Excellence in Urban Education Award, 2009; National Center for Urban School Transformation; Breakthrough School, MetLife Foundation-National Association of Secondary School Principals, 2010; National Title I School of Excellence and Pennsylvania Title I Distinguished School, 2011; National Blue Ribbon School, U.S. Department of Education, 2014; Title I Distinguished School, Pennsylvania, 2015-16
Points of Pride:
96% daily attendance; 95% proficient in Algebra and 94% in Literature, Keystone exams, 2015
AP Courses:
Biology, Calculus AB, English Language & Composition, English Literature & Composition, Statistics, U.S. History, World History
Foreign Languages:
French, Spanish
Parent Involvement:
Home & School Association
Arts Activities and Classes:
Theater instruction; school musicals; visual arts instruction; literature; film
Activities and Special Programs:
Culinary; chess; debate; drama; science; film & literature; photography; video production; historical society; best buddies; science club; woodshop
Boys Sports:
Baseball, Basketball, Cross Country, Field Hockey, Soccer, Softball, Track & Field, Wrestling
Girls Sports:
Basketball, Cheerleading, Lacrosse, Soccer, Track & Field, Volleyball
Septa Routes:
56, 73, 84, Regional Rail
Contact Information
5301 Tacony St., Building 108, 19137
Joseph M. Venditti, CEO
Enrollment and Demographics
Type of School: Charter
2014-2015 Enrollment: 1,211
Grades Served: 9-12
Admission Reqs: Lottery
ELLS: 0%
Special Education: 11%
Receiving free or reduced priced lunch: 56%
Waiting List? Yes, 4,000
Racial Demographics: African American – 9% Latino – 14% Asian – 2% White – 72% Other – 3%

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