Walter Biddle Saul High School of Agricultural Sciences
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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)
  • Address7100 Henry Avenue, Philadelphia PA
  • NeighborhoodRoxborough
  • Application DeadlineNovember 13th, 2015
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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

1. Largest agricultural high school in the United States; all students are registered FFA members, 2. The staff is highly qualified. Principal Tamera Conaway was named 2014-15 Principal of the Year. The school has numerous Lindback Distinguished...

1. Largest agricultural high school in the United States; all students are registered FFA members, 2. The staff is highly qualified. Principal Tamera Conaway was named 2014-15 Principal of the Year. The school has numerous Lindback Distinguished Teachers and National Board Certified Teachers on staff. 3. The students demonstrate high levels of success. 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 through the FFA.

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Admissions Policy

- Grades: A's and B's with the possible exception of one C in major subjects on most recent report card - PSSA: 70th Percentile or higher (ELA: 1012; Math: 933) - Attendance: No more than 15 absences and/or latenesses combined - Behavior: No...

- Grades: A's and B's with the possible exception of one C in major subjects on most recent report card - PSSA: 70th Percentile or higher (ELA: 1012; Math: 933) - Attendance: No more than 15 absences and/or latenesses combined - Behavior: No negative disciplinary reports over the past three years

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Accreditations & Honors

School Details & Data

Demographics

Black 64.8%
White 18.2%
Hispanic 13.9%
Asian 1.4%
Other 1.7%

Female & Male Students

Female Students 64.4%
Male Students 35.6%

Special Education

Special Ed 9.2%

Lunch Assistance

Reduced Lunch 67.7%

Students Per Grade

9th Grade Students
133
10th Grade Students
114
11th Grade Students
165
12th Grade Students
146
Total Students
558

Safety Incidents

Incidents Per 100 Students
0.2

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 Writing

ACT Writing 6

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%

AP Class Offerings

  • English Language,
  • English Literature,
  • Politics,
  • US History

Activities & Programs

Career & Technical Education (CTE) Programs

  • Agricultural,
  • Biotechnology,
  • Mason,
  • Horticulture,
  • Voc Other

Arts Programs

  • Other

Sports Programs

  • Baseball,
  • Softball,
  • Cross Country,
  • Bowling,
  • Volleyball,
  • Girls Volleyball,
  • Sports Other

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 (LEAF) and USDA through NRCS.

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

Language Programs

  • Spanish

Parent Programs

  • Parents Home and School Association

Before and After Care

  • Extended Programming

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...

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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