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Walter Biddle Saul High School of Agricultural Sciences

Location 7100 Henry Ave Philadelphia 19128
Phone 215-487-4467
Principal Ms Tamera Conaway
Website Visit Website
Type ? Public Special Admission
School Level High School
Grade Levels 9-12
Enrollment 546
Registration Application
Nearest Cross Street Cinnaminson
SEPTA Route Bus (9, 27, 35)
Wait List Yes
Wait List Size 35
Overall ?
7/10
Math ?
5/10
Reading ?
7/10
Safety ?
7/10
Student Attendance ?
8/10
Achievement Gap ?
6/10
College Bound ?
6/10

Admissions Policy

Score 75% or above on the PSSA. As and Bs in all academic areas. Excellent behavioral record and no more than 15 absences and /or latenesses combined.
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Mission

The Mission of the Walter Biddle Saul High School of Agricultural Sciences, a diverse learning community, is to develop in students an understanding of and appreciation for the career and leadership opportunities that are available to them in the many fields of agriculture. It is also our commitment to cultivate each student's individual abilities to prepare him or her for a lifetime of productive academic, vocational, and civic endeavors.
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Points of Pride

Largest agricultural high school in the United States; Principal Tamera Conaway was named 2014-15 Principal of the Year; Numerous Lindback Distinguished Teachers on staff; Each year, students create major installations for the Philadelphia International Flower Show, show animals at the Pennsylvania Farm Show and participate in numerous statewide youth leadership conferences.
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Safety Measures

Because of the unique school resources (a 50-acre working farm, with large animals and equipment,) safety is a priority at Saul. A disciplinary review is part of the consideration for each applicant, all students must wear work boots (and in many cases, protective eyewear) in all technical classes, and safety procedures for each instructional area are constantly reinforced.
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School Details & Data

Demographics
Percent Black
65.8%
Percent White
17.4%
Percent Asian
1.5%
Percent Hispanic
13.9%
Percent Other
1.5%
Percent Special Ed
9.5%
Percent Gifted
4.8%
Reduced Lunch
40.1%
Percent Female
64.8%
Percent Male
35.2%
Students per Grade
9
182
10
143
11
108
12
113
Total Students
546
Extended Programming Offered
Extended Programming Afterschool tutoring; numerous clubs (including pre-veterinary club, greenhouse/floriculture club, Envirothon, food science club, agricultural sales club, horse club...) yearbook; Outward Bound; Students Run Philly Style
Academics
Standardized Test Scores
SAT Critical Reading
427
SAT Math
419
SAT Writing
414
SAT Total Score
1260
ACT English
14.9
ACT Math
16.5
ACT Reading
16.0
ACT Science
16.0
ACT Writing
6.0
ACT Composite
15.9
Student Performance
Graduation rate 92.2%
Dropout rate 2.3%
College rate 64%
Culture
Serious Disciplinary Incidents per 100 Students
2.9/100
Average Daily Attendance
0.934
Arts Programs
Sports Programs
Baseball
Softball
Cross Country
Bowling
Volleyball - Girls
Sports - Other Interested students may apply to football and basketball teams at Roxborough High School.
Other Activities
Other Activities Recent summer opportunities have included Outward Bound leadership courses, working with the Student Conservation Association (SCA) and internships with the Nature Conservancy and USDA.
Language Programs
Spanish
Electives
Vocational Opportunities
Agricultural
Mason
Horticulture
Additional Vocations Specialty Areas: -Food Science -Animal Science -Applied Horticulture -Environmental Science
AP Class Offerings
English Language
Env Science
Politics
US History
Parent Involvement
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