Special Admission

Lankenau Environmental Science Magnet High School

lankenau high school
Mission Statement:
A community where students can develop their individual potential to become environmentally conscious, productive, and successful in their chosen fields of study and careers through the lens of environmental science. This will be accomplished in a safe and supportive environment through excellence in teaching and learning in partnership with family, community members, and business partners.
Accredidations and Awards:
Ranked 68th among Pennsylvania high schools, U.S. News & World Report, 2016; Title I Distinguished School, Pennsylvania, 2014-15, 2015-16; 2017-18; awarded an innovation grant by Pennsylvania Department of Education, 2015
AP Courses:
English Literature & Composition, Government & Politics, U.S. History, Environmental Science
Other Special Academic Offerings:
Arts, Communications, Drama, Financial Literacy, Psychology, honors classes, outdoor hands-on learning
Measures for Positive, Safe Learning:
Peer mediation; "Caught in the Act" drawing tickets are distributed to students observed doing the right thing and nurturing others; dedicated staff, parents, and community partners support initiatives
Parent Involvement:
Home & School Association; School Advisory Council; afterschool volunteers; spirit club members plan programs that celebrate school diversity; volunteers for student performances, phone outreach to families, walkathons, and community events/forums
Arts Activities and Classes:
Visual arts instruction; dance; school plays; school musicals; theater group; poetry
Activities and Special Programs:
Schuylkill Center for Environmental Education Partnership Programs; sustainability programs with Philadelphia Water Department; recycling club; spirit club; yearbook club; poetry club; technology club; Canoemobile @ Schuylkill; National Honor Society peer tutoring; HYPE Wellness Council; Temple University Upward Bound; yearbook; beekeeping, Anime Club
Boys Sports:
Bowling, Cross Country, participates in athletic programs offered by the Promise Academy at Martin Luther King High School
Girls Sports:
Participates in athletic programs offered by the Promise Academy at Martin Luther King High School
Septa Routes:
No direct route; students shuttled from various locations in Northwest Philadelphia
Contact Information
201 Spring Lane, 19128
Joshua Levinson, Principal
Enrollment and Demographics
Type of School:Special Admission
Enrollment: 352
Grades Served: 9-12
Admission Reqs: As, Bs, and Cs on most recent final report card; 70th percentile or higher on standardized tests; excellent attendance and punctuality; no negative disciplinary reports
ELLS: 2%
Special Education: 12%
Receiving free or reduced priced lunch: 56%
Waiting List? Yes
Racial Demographics:African American – 91% Latino – 5% Asian – 1% White – 1% Other – 3%

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