South Philadelphia High School

Mission Statement:
To develop the knowledge, skills, and attitudes that enable students to reach their potential as responsible, productive citizens and lifelong learners. Students gain the skills and knowledge to participate in a multicultural, technological, and change-oriented society
Points of Pride:
College & Career Pathways, Career & Technical Education programs; Army JROTC; National Honor Society; athletic programs, music and drama program; Mayor’s Office of Education Community School Designation; extensive network of partnerships that support student success and opportunities
AP Courses:
Other Special Academic Offerings:
Asian American Studies
Foreign Languages:
Measures for Positive, Safe Learning:
Restorative practices, Positive Behavior Intervention and Supports
Parent Involvement:
School Advisory Council
Arts Activities and Classes:
Theater instruction; visual arts instruction
Activities and Special Programs:
School newspaper; Outward Bound; computer repair club; Future Business Leaders of America; Health Occupations Students of America; robotics club; SkillsUSA competitions; student government; DECA; cooking club; Careers through Culinary Arts Program
Boys Sports:
Baseball, Basketball, Cross Country, Football, Lacrosse, Soccer, Softball, Track & Field, Volleyball, Wrestling
Girls Sports:
Basketball, Cheerleading, Soccer, Track & Field
Septa Routes:
2, 4, 23, 37, 79, Broad Street subway
Contact Information
2101 S. Broad St., 19148
Kimlime Chek-Taylor
Enrollment and Demographics
Type of School: Neighborhood
2014-2015 Enrollment: 613
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: 35%
Receiving free or reduced priced lunch: 100%
Waiting List? No
Racial Demographics: African American – 59% Latino –12% Asian – 17% White – 10% Other – 2%

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