Cheltenham High School

Cheltenham High School
Cheltenham High School in May 2010
500 Rices Mill Road

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School typePublic
MottoSalubritas et Eruditio
(Health and Education)
Established1884 (1884)
School boardCheltenham Township School District
NCES District ID4205760
AuthorityPennsylvania Department of Education
Governing TownshipTownship of Cheltenham, Pennsylvania
AuthorizerUnited States Department of Education
NCES School ID420576003260[1]
PrincipalJimmy D'Andrea
Faculty100.55 (on an FTE basis)[1]
Enrollment1,442 (2022-2023) [1] enrolled
 • Grade 9420
 • Grade 10351
 • Grade 11345
 • Grade 12326
Student to teacher ratio14.34[1] ratio
Schedule typeSemester
Schedule4 Blocks
Hours in school day7:30 AM-2:30 PM
Area47 acres
Color(s)Blue and Gold    
District 1
Athletics conferenceSuburban One American
SportsGolf, Football, Soccer, Tennis, Baseball, Softball, Lacrosse, Color Guard, Wrestling, Volleyball, Basketball, Swimming, Diving, Track and Field, Winter Track, Field Hockey, Cross Country
Team nameCheltenham Panthers, Cheltenham Lady Panthers
RivalAbington Senior High School
NewspaperThe Cheltonian
YearbookEl Delator
Communities servedArcadia University, Cedarbrook, Cheltenham, Edge Hill, Elkins Park, Glenside, La Mott, Laverock, Melrose Park, Wyncote
Feeder schoolsCedarbrook Middle School
WebsiteSchool Website

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Cheltenham High School is a public high school in the Wyncote neighborhood of Cheltenham Township, in the U.S. state of Pennsylvania, located 0.5 miles (800 m) from the border of the City of Philadelphia and 12 miles (19 km) from Center City. Serving grades 9 through 12, Cheltenham is the only high school in the School District of Cheltenham Township. It is fed by Cedarbrook Middle School, the only school in the school district for grades 7 and 8.

Cheltenham High School was established in 1884 and is one of the oldest public high schools in Pennsylvania. The first location was on Ashbourne Road, and at the time of its closing in 1953, it was considered the oldest public school site in continuous use.[3] The next building was at High School Road and Montgomery Avenue in Elkins Park. The current Cheltenham High School located at 500 Rices Mill Road in Wyncote was built in 1959. It sits on a land area of approximately 47 acres, and is bound by Route 309, Route 152, Panther Road, Rices Mill Road, Carlton Avenue, and Old Mill Road.

In 2017–18 the student ethnicity was distributed as follows: 54% Black, 31% White, 8% Asian, and 5% Hispanic.[1] The school has approximately 1400 students in grades 9 through 12, with a student-teacher ratio of about 12:1.[1]

Cheltenham's athletic teams are known as the Cheltenham Panthers and are members of the PIAA District 1 in the American Conference of the Suburban One League. They have a long-standing tradition of holding a Thanksgiving Day football game against their cross-town rival, Abington Senior High School. The rivalry celebrated its 100th year in 2015.

Among the school's notable alumni are the Prime Minister of Israel Benjamin Netanyahu, his older brother Yoni Netanyahu, their class of 1964 classmate baseball Hall of Famer Reggie Jackson, talk radio host Mark Levin, 15-time Grammy Award winner Michael Brecker, and rapper Lil Dicky.

  1. ^ a b c d e f "Search for Public Schools - Cheltenham High School (420576003260)". National Center for Education Statistics. Institute of Education Sciences. Retrieved July 4, 2024.
  2. ^ "Cheltenham HS". National Center for Education Statistics. Retrieved July 4, 2024.
  3. ^ "National Historic Landmarks & National Register of Historic Places in Pennsylvania". CRGIS: Cultural Resources Geographic Information System. Archived from the original (Searchable database) on 2007-07-21. Retrieved 2014-02-05. Note: This includes Dominique M. Hawkins (July 2000). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory Nomination Form: George K. Heller School" (PDF). Retrieved 2012-05-11.

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