Walter Biddle Saul High School of Agricultural Sciences
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College Bound

School Details

  • School TypePublic Special Admission
  • Grade Levels9-12
  • Waiting List Size100
  • Enrollment558
  • PrincipalMs Tamera Conaway
  • Phone Number215-487-4467
  • SEPTA RoutesBus (9, 27, 35)
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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...

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...

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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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.

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.

Accreditations & Honors

School Details & Data

Demographics

Black 65.8%
White 17.4%
Hispanic 13.9%
Asian 1.5%
Other 1.5%

Female & Male Students

Female Students 64.8%
Male Students 35.2%

Special Education

Special Ed 9.5%

Gifted Education

Gifted 4.8%

Lunch Assistance

Reduced Lunch 40.1%

Academics

SAT Reading

SAT Critical Reading 435
PA Average 497

SAT Math

SAT Math 408
PA Average 504

SAT Writing

SAT Writing 399
PA Average 480

SAT Total

SAT Total Score 1242
PA Average 1481

ACT English

ACT English 14.9
PA Average 22.1

ACT Math

ACT Math 16.5
PA Average 22.8

ACT Reading

ACT Reading 16
PA Average 23

ACT Science

ACT Science 16
PA Average 22.2

ACT Compsite

ACT Composite 15.9
PA Average 22.7

Dropout Rate

Dropout Rate 2.3%

College Rate

College Rate 64%

Activities & Programs

Other Sports

Girls Badminton Interested students may try out for football and basketball teams at Roxborough High School.

Girls Badminton Interested students may try out for football and basketball teams at Roxborough High School.

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.

Recent summer opportunities have included Outward Bound leadership courses, working with the Student Conservation Association (SCA) and internships with the Nature Conservancy and USDA.

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