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Lankenau Environmental Science Magnet High School
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Math
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Science
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School Incidents
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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 Special Admit
  • Grade Levels9-12
  • Waiting List Size
  • Enrollment355
  • PrincipalMr. Joshua Levinson
  • Phone Number215-400-3420
  • SEPTA RoutesNo direct SEPTA route; students are shuttled from/to the northwest section of the city.
  • Address 201 Spring Lane
    Philadelphia, PA 19128
  • NeighborhoodRoxborough
  • Application DeadlineNovember 2nd, 2018
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Mission

Lankenau Environmental Science Magnet High School is a community where students can develop their individual potential to become environmentally conscious, productive, and successful in their chosen fields of study and careers through the lens of...

Lankenau Environmental Science Magnet High School is a community where students can develop their individual potential to become environmentally conscious, productive, and successful in their chosen fields of study and careers through the lens of environmental science. We will accomplish this in a safe and supportive environment through excellence in teaching and learning in partnership with family, community members, and business partners.

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Points of Pride

1. Lankenau offers Advanced Placement courses in the following subjects: English Literature and Composition, U.S. Government and Politics, Environmental Science, and U.S. History. The school also offers Honors courses. 2. The school offers dual...

1. Lankenau offers Advanced Placement courses in the following subjects: English Literature and Composition, U.S. Government and Politics, Environmental Science, and U.S. History. The school also offers Honors courses. 2. The school offers dual enrollment with Arcadia University, CCP, and student media internships at WHYY. Students, parents and staff engage in international travel to destinations such as Costa Rica, Paris, Barcelona, Madrid, Quebec, Rome and Athens. 3. Awards and accomplishments: National Honor Society, Poetry Out Loud National Recitation Contest, All-City Choir, Wellness Council 4. Environmental science focus: rain garden, recycling, composting, beekeeping, Paper Retriever, gardening, Model United Nations initiatives and Envirothon, hydroponics and aquaponics. Partnership with the Schuylkill Center for Environmental Education.

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Admissions Policy

Must have A's, B's and C's on most recent final report card. Must score at least the 70th percentile or higher on PSSA. Must have exemplary attendance and punctuality. Must have no negative disciplinary reports.

Must have A's, B's and C's on most recent final report card. Must score at least the 70th percentile or higher on PSSA. Must have exemplary attendance and punctuality. Must have no negative disciplinary reports.

Safety & Culture

Lankenau is a "No Place For Hate" school. Student engagement in rigorous learning and interesting extracurricular activities promotes a safe and healthy school climate. Peer mediation is available when needed. "Caught in the Act"...

Lankenau is a "No Place For Hate" school. Student engagement in rigorous learning and interesting extracurricular activities promotes a safe and healthy school climate. Peer mediation is available when needed. "Caught in the Act" tickets are distributed to students observed doing the right thing, following the norms and nurturing others. Dedicated staff, parents and community partners support initiatives.

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Accreditations & Honors

2016 Silver Recognition and Bronze Recognition (U.S. News and World Report’s 2012, 2013, 2014 and 2015 lists of Best U.S. High Schools); Pennsylvania Department of Education, Division of Federal Programs honored Lankenau as a 2015, 2016, & 2017...

2016 Silver Recognition and Bronze Recognition (U.S. News and World Report’s 2012, 2013, 2014 and 2015 lists of Best U.S. High Schools); Pennsylvania Department of Education, Division of Federal Programs honored Lankenau as a 2015, 2016, & 2017 Title I Distinguished School and awarded it a 2015 Innovation Grant.

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School Details & Data

Demographics

Black 91.6%
White 0.9%
Hispanic 4%
Asian 0.9%
Other 2.6%

Female & Male Students

Female Students 47%
Male Students 53%

Special Education

Special Ed 9.2%

Gifted Education

Gifted 1.7%

Economically Disadvantaged

Students who are economically disadvantaged 73%

English Language Learners

English Language Learner 1.4%

Students Per Grade

9th Grade Students
100
10th Grade Students
70
11th Grade Students
110
12th Grade Students
75
Total Students
355

School Incidents

Incidents Per 100 Students
2.5

Academics

College Rate

College Rate 77%

AP Class Offerings

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

Activities & Programs

Arts Programs

  • Visual Arts,
  • Drum Line,
  • Dance,
  • School Plays,
  • School Musicals,
  • Theater Group,
  • Poetry

Sports Programs

  • Cross Country,
  • Bowling,
  • Sports Other

Other Sports

Students participate in other PIAA approved sports offered by King High School.

Students participate in other PIAA approved sports offered by King High School.

Other Activities

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, NHS Peer Tutoring,...

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, NHS Peer Tutoring, HYPE Wellness Council, Temple University Upward Bound, YMCA Y-Achievers Program and North Light Community Center's USLA Program

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Electives

Financial Literacy, Drama, Art, Psychology, Film, Statistics, Communications and more.

Financial Literacy, Drama, Art, Psychology, Film, Statistics, Communications and more.

Language Programs

  • Spanish

Parent Programs

  • Parents Home and School Association,
  • Parents School Advisory,
  • Parents After School Volunteers

Parent Involvement

Spirit Club is comprised of students, parents, staff and community partners. Members plan programs that recognize and celebrate our diversity such as Guest Speaker/Lecture Series, Multicultural Research Projects, Mother-Daughter Tea, Father-Son...

Spirit Club is comprised of students, parents, staff and community partners. Members plan programs that recognize and celebrate our diversity such as Guest Speaker/Lecture Series, Multicultural Research Projects, Mother-Daughter Tea, Father-Son Breakfast and Spirit Day. Parents also volunteer before, during and after school in activities such as student performances, phone outreach to families, Recruitment Efforts/New Student Orientation, walkathons and community events/forums.

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Before and After Care

  • Extended Programming

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