Special Admission

Lankenau Environmental Science Magnet High School

lankenau high school
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
2014-2015 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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