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Communications Technology High School
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Reading
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Attendance
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College Bound
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School Details

  • School TypePublic District
  • Grade Levels9-12
  • Waiting List Size25
  • Enrollment422
  • PrincipalMrs. Colette Langston
  • Phone Number215-492-6959
  • SEPTA RoutesBus (37, 108), Trolley (36)
  • Address 8110 Lyons Avenue, Phila PA
    Philadelphia, PA 19153
  • NeighborhoodEastwick

Mission

Our mission is to prepare all students for success in post-secondary study and careers through programs that support high academic achievement using practices that reflect high expectations for student learning in a safe and nurturing environment....

Our mission is to prepare all students for success in post-secondary study and careers through programs that support high academic achievement using practices that reflect high expectations for student learning in a safe and nurturing environment. Through our project-based learning approach, students work to creatively solve problems and develop effective methods of self-expression through the visual arts.

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Points of Pride

Award-winning Technology Student Association 2012; 100% proficiency on the Cinematography NOCTI test 2012; recognized as a bronze medal school in U.S. News & World Report Best High School rankings, 2012

Award-winning Technology Student Association 2012; 100% proficiency on the Cinematography NOCTI test 2012; recognized as a bronze medal school in U.S. News & World Report Best High School rankings, 2012

Admissions Policy

Marks of A, B, or C; no more than 5 absences; no more than 5 latenesses; no negative disciplinary reports on most recent final report card; strong interest in visual arts: cinematography, graphic arts, photography

Marks of A, B, or C; no more than 5 absences; no more than 5 latenesses; no negative disciplinary reports on most recent final report card; strong interest in visual arts: cinematography, graphic arts, photography

Accreditations & Honors

Award-winning athletics program 2008-2012; Adobe, Avid, and PrintED certification programs

Award-winning athletics program 2008-2012; Adobe, Avid, and PrintED certification programs

School Details & Data

Demographics

Black 95.4%
White 1.2%
Hispanic 1.4%
Asian 2%

Female & Male Students

Female Students 41%
Male Students 59%

Special Education

Special Ed 12.7%

Gifted Education

Gifted 0.9%

Economically Disadvantaged

Students who are economically disadvantaged 100%

Students Per Grade

9th Grade Students
132
10th Grade Students
130
11th Grade Students
86
12th Grade Students
74
Total Students
422

School Incidents

Incidents Per 100 Students
5.8

Academics

SAT Reading

SAT Critical Reading 343
PA Average 497

SAT Math

SAT Math 341
PA Average 504

SAT Writing

SAT Writing 310
PA Average 480

SAT Total

SAT Total Score 994
PA Average 1481

Dropout Rate

Dropout Rate 2.8%

College Rate

College Rate 62%

AP Class Offerings

  • Politics,
  • Statistics,
  • AP Class Other

Activities & Programs

Career & Technical Education (CTE) Programs

  • Commercial Ad,
  • Graphic Communications,
  • Voc Other

Arts Programs

  • Visual Arts,
  • Film

Sports Programs

  • Football,
  • Basketball,
  • Baseball,
  • Girls Basketball

Language Programs

  • French

Parent Programs

  • Parents Home and School Association

Parent Involvement

Back to School Night; Report Card Conferences; School Improvement

Back to School Night; Report Card Conferences; School Improvement

Other

The School District of Philadelphia has recommended that Communication Technology High School close effective June 2013. Specific programs will be relocated to Bartram High School

The School District of Philadelphia has recommended that Communication Technology High School close effective June 2013. Specific programs will be relocated to Bartram High School

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