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Overall
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Thomas Alva Edison High School / John C. Fareira Skills Center
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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 Neighborhood
  • Grade Levels9-12 (**As of 2016-17, Edison HS also hosts a PreK program (Bright Futures).)
  • Enrollment1068
  • PrincipalMs. Awilda Ortiz
  • Phone Number215-400-3900
  • SEPTA RoutesBus (47, 56, 57)
  • Address 151 West Luzerne Street
    Philadelphia, PA 19140
  • NeighborhoodHunting Park
  • Application DeadlineNovember 13th, 2017
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Mission

All stakeholders will foster a caring and resourceful school environment that builds and values relationships with all students, supporting their social/emotional well-being and college and career readiness skills with high expectations for academic...

All stakeholders will foster a caring and resourceful school environment that builds and values relationships with all students, supporting their social/emotional well-being and college and career readiness skills with high expectations for academic excellence that yields advancement in the 21st-century workforce.

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Points of Pride

- College and Career Academy Structure - Dedicated and exemplary educators - 11 Career and Technical Education programs that offer industry certification - Committed School Advisory Council - Strong industry partnerships - Paid Internships - Uniforms...

- College and Career Academy Structure - Dedicated and exemplary educators - 11 Career and Technical Education programs that offer industry certification - Committed School Advisory Council - Strong industry partnerships - Paid Internships - Uniforms - National Honor Society - Yearbook Club - Robotics - Sports - Drama Club - Poetry Club - DECA - HOSA - Skills USA - JROTC

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Admissions Policy

Students must live within the school catchment area. Students who live outside of the catchment area must apply and admission is based on space availability and lottery. You can verify catchment by using the School Finder tool via www.philasd.org.

Students must live within the school catchment area. Students who live outside of the catchment area must apply and admission is based on space availability and lottery. You can verify catchment by using the School Finder tool via www.philasd.org.

Safety & Culture

Our staff, students, families and community partners work as a team to maintain a productive and safe environment. Our focus is on prevention and learner support, rather than on responding to manifestations. Instances of assault, bullying and...

Our staff, students, families and community partners work as a team to maintain a productive and safe environment. Our focus is on prevention and learner support, rather than on responding to manifestations. Instances of assault, bullying and intimidation are addressed aggressively and swiftly.

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School Details & Data

Demographics

Black 25.8%
White 1.2%
Hispanic 71.5%
Asian 0.5%
Other 1.2%

Female & Male Students

Female Students 45.1%
Male Students 54.9%

Special Education

Special Ed 31.7%

Gifted Education

Gifted 0.6%

Economically Disadvantaged

Students who are economically disadvantaged 81%

English Language Learners

English Language Learner 29.3%

Students Per Grade

9th Grade Students
363
10th Grade Students
292
11th Grade Students
194
12th Grade Students
219
Total Students
1068

School Incidents

Incidents Per 100 Students
7.4

Academics

College Rate

College Rate 26%

AP Class Offerings

  • Art History,
  • Chemistry,
  • English Literature,
  • Spanish,
  • AP Class Other

Activities & Programs

Career & Technical Education (CTE) Programs

  • Childcare,
  • Health Assist,
  • Welding,
  • Automotive,
  • Commercial Ad,
  • Computer Systems,
  • Electrical Communications,
  • Graphic Communications,
  • Health,
  • Heating / AC,
  • Medical Assist,
  • Sales Dist,
  • Computer Technology,
  • Construction,
  • Logistics,
  • Plumbing,
  • Voc Other

Arts Programs

  • Vocal,
  • Theater,
  • Visual Arts,
  • Dance Instr,
  • Choir,
  • Other Instrumental,
  • Dance,
  • Poetry,
  • Literature,
  • Film,
  • Other

Sports Programs

  • Football,
  • Basketball,
  • Soccer,
  • Baseball,
  • Softball,
  • Wrestling,
  • Girls Basketball,
  • Girls Golf,
  • Volleyball,
  • Girls Volleyball,
  • Sports Other

Other Sports

Badminton

Badminton

Other Activities

Education Works and Congreso after-school programs.

Education Works and Congreso after-school programs.

Electives

Peer Group Connections

Peer Group Connections

Language Programs

  • French,
  • Spanish

Parent Programs

  • Parents School Advisory

Parent Involvement

www.facebook.com/ehsowls

www.facebook.com/ehsowls

Before and After Care

  • Extended Programming

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