Cheltenham High School
|Cheltenham High School|
|Cheltenham High School From Rices Mill Road
Salubritas et Eruditio
Health and Education
|500 Rices Mill Road
Wyncote, Pennsylvania, Montgomery County, 19095-1942
|School board||Cheltenham Township School District|
|Authority||Pennsylvania Department of Education|
|Governing Township||Township of Cheltenham, Pennsylvania|
|Authorizer||United States Department of Education|
|Superintendent||Dr. Natalie Thomas|
|Vice principal||Wanda Anderson|
|Vice principal||Lori Felgoise|
|Vice principal||Jill Clark|
|Vice principal||Lynn Hindermyer|
|Faculty||114.30 teachers 2012|
|Enrolment||1,448 pupils (2013), 1,438 (2011)|
|Student to teacher ratio||13.5:1|
|Hours in school day||7:30 AM-2:33 PM|
|Color(s)||Blue and Gold|
|Athletics conference||Suburban One American|
|Sports||Golf, Football, Soccer, Tennis, Baseball, Softball, Lacrosse, Wrestling, Volleyball, Basketball, Swimming, Track and Field, Winter Track, Field Hockey, Cross Country|
|Team name||Cheltenham Panthers, Cheltenham Lady Panthers|
|Rival||Abington Senior High School|
|Communities served||Arcadia University, Cedarbrook, Cheltenham, Edge Hill, Elkins Park, Glenside, La Mott, Laverock, Melrose Park, Wyncote|
|Feeder schools||Cedarbrook Middle School|
|The Seal of Cheltenham High School|
Cheltenham High School is a public high school in the Wyncote neighborhood of Cheltenham Township, in the U.S. state of Pennsylvania, located half a mile from the border of the City of Philadelphia and 6 miles from Center City. Serving grades 9 through 12, Cheltenham is the senior high school in the School District of Cheltenham Township. It is preceded by Cedarbrook Middle School, Elkins Park Middle School, and four elementary schools: Cheltenham Elementary, Wyncote Elementary, Myers Elementary and Glenside Elementary.
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. 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.
Cheltenham's diverse student population is reflective of the population of Cheltenham Township. Student ethnicity is distributed as follows: 46% Caucasian, 43% Black, 7% Asian, 3% Hispanic, and 1% Native American. The school has 1439 students in grades 9 through 12, with a student-teacher ratio of 13.5:1.
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 Thanksgiving Day football game with their bitter cross-town rival, Abington Senior High School. The rivalry will celebrate its 100th year in 2015.
Among the school's notable alumni are Benjamin Netanyahu, currently Prime Minister of Israel, his older brother Yoni Netanyahu, the Israeli national war hero and leader of Operation Entebbe, class of 1964 classmate Reggie Jackson, the Baseball Hall of Fame great, talk radio host Mark Levin, and up-and-coming rapper Lil Dicky.
- 1 Graduation rate
- 2 Adequate Yearly Progress history
- 3 Graduation requirements
- 4 Dual enrollment
- 5 School year
- 6 SAT scores
- 7 Advanced Placement courses
- 8 Classes
- 9 Classrooms for the Future grant
- 10 Extracurriculars
- 11 School events
- 12 Notable alumni
- 13 References
- 14 External links
In 2012, Cheltenhem Township School District graduation rate was 89.92%. In 2011, the graduation rate was 93.97%. In 2010, the Pennsylvania Department of Education issued a new, 4-year cohort graduation rate. Cheltenham High School's rate was 82.37% for 2010.
- According to traditional graduation rate calculations
Adequate Yearly Progress history
In 2012, Cheltenham High School declined again to Warning AYP status due to low graduation rate and poor mathematics achievement. In 2012, the School achieved AYP status.
- 2010 - Warning AYP status due to lagging student achievement
- 2009 - Achieved AYP status
- 2008 - Warning AYP status
- 2007 - Achieved AYP status
- 2006 - Warning AYP status
- 2005 - Warning AYP status
- 2004 - Achieved AYP status
- 2003 - Warning AYP status
11th Grade Reading:
- 2012 - 79% on grade level, (8% below basic). State - 67% of 11th graders are on grade level.
- 2011 - 78% (8% below basic). State - 69.1%
- 2010 - 75% (15% below basic). State - 66%
- 2009 - 82% (7% below basic). State - 65%
- 2008 - 60% (19% below basic). State - 65%
- 2007 - 69% (16% below basic). State - 65%
11th Grade Math:
- 2012 - 69 on grade level (13% below basic). In Pennsylvania, 59% of 11th graders are on grade level.
- 2011 - 72% (13% below basic). State - 60.3%
- 2010 - 65% (21% below basic). State - 59%
- 2009 - 72% (11% below basic). State - 56%
- 2008 - 56% (24% below basic). State - 56%
- 2007 - 63% (18% below basic). State - 53%
11th Grade Science:
- 2012 - 46% on grade level (15% below basic). State - 42% of 11th graders were on grade level.
- 2011 - 39% (27% below basic). State - 40%
- 2010 - 39% (20% below basic). State - 39%
- 2009 - 54% (11% below basic). State - 40%
- 2008 - 34% (20% below basic). State - 39%
Science in Motion High School did not take advantage of a state program called Science in Motion which brought college professors and sophisticated science equipment to the school to raise science awareness and to provide inquiry-based experiences for the students. The Science in Motion program was funded by a state appropriation and cost the school nothing to participate. Ursinus College provided the science enrichment experiences to schools in the region.
College Remediation Rate
According to a Pennsylvania Department of Education study released in January 2009, 47% of the Cheltenham High School graduates required remediation in mathematics and or reading before they were prepared to take college level courses in the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education or community colleges. Less than 66% of Pennsylvania high school graduates, who enroll in a four-year college in Pennsylvania, will earn a bachelor's degree within six years. Among Pennsylvania high school graduates pursuing an associate degree, only one in three graduate in three years. Per the Pennsylvania Department of Education, one in three recent high school graduates who attend Pennsylvania's public universities and community colleges takes at least one remedial course in math, reading or English.
Four years of English, four of Physical Education, three of Social Studies, three of Mathematics, three of Science, one of Economics, one of Health, Completed Graduation Project.
By law, all Pennsylvania secondary school students were required to complete a project as a part of their eligibility to graduate from high school. The type of project, its rigor and its expectations are set by the individual school district. Effective with the graduating class of 2017, the Pennsylvania State Board of Education eliminated the state mandate that students complete a culminating project in order to graduate.
By Pennsylvania School Board regulations, beginning with the class of 2017, public school students must demonstrate successful completion of secondary level course work in Algebra I, Biology, and English Literature by passing the Keystone Exams. The exam is given at the end of the course. Keystone Exams replace the PSSAs for 11th grade.
Students have several opportunities to pass the exam. Those who do not pass after several attempts can perform a project in order to graduate. For the class of 2019, a Composition exam will be added. For the class of 2020, passing a civics and government exam will be added to the graduation requirements. In 2011, Pennsylvania high school students field tested the Algebra 1, Biology and English Lit exams. The statewide results were: Algebra 1 38% on grade level, Biology 35% on grade level and English Lit - 49% on grade level. Individual student, school or district reports were not made public, although they were reported to district officials by the Pennsylvania Department of Education. Students identified as having special needs and qualifying for an Individual Educational Program (IEP) may graduate by meeting the requirements of their IEP.
Cheltenham High School offers a dual enrollment program. This state program permits high school students to take courses, at local higher education institutions, to earn college credits. Students remain enrolled at their high school. The courses count towards high school graduation requirements and towards earning a college degree. The students continue to have full access to activities and programs at their high school. The college credits are offered at a deeply discounted rate. The state offered a small grant to assist students in costs for tuition, fees and books. Under the Pennsylvania Transfer and Articulation Agreement, many Pennsylvania colleges and universities accept these credits for students who transfer to their institutions. Under state rules, other students that reside in the district, who attend a private school, a charter school or are homeschooled are eligible to participate in this program. In 2010, Governor Edward Rendell eliminated the grants to students, from the Commonwealth, due to a state budget crisis.
For the 2009-10 funding year, the Cheltenham Township School District received a state grant of $11,657 for the program.
The school year always begins the Tuesday following Labor Day. By Pennsylvania Department of Education standards, there must be a minimum of 180 school days. The school year usually concludes around Flag Day, June 14, depending on the number of snow days used that year. Every third Wednesday in the month, students are dismissed one hour early for faculty or department meetings. No school is held on the following holidays: Rosh Hashanah, Yom Kippur, Thanksgiving, Christmas, Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, President's Day and Memorial Day. School is held during Patriot Day and Pearl Harbor Day, but a moment of silence is observed during morning announcements. Students and staff have two major breaks during the year, one at the end of December, usually beginning on December 23. The other major break occurs in the spring, and this break always concludes on Easter Sunday. Other shorter, but notable breaks for students and staff: Thanksgiving Day Weekend (Wednesday-Sunday), President's Day Weekend (Friday-Monday), Memorial Day Weekend (Saturday-Monday).
In 2012, 294 Cheltenham High School students took the SAT exams. The District's Verbal Average Score was 514. The Math average score was 515. The Writing average score was 515. The statewide Verbal SAT exams results were: Verbal 491, Math 501, Writing 480. In the USA, 1.65 million students took the exams achieving scores: Verbal 496, Math 514, Writing 488. According to the College Board the maximum score on each section was 800, and 360 students nationwide scored a perfect 2,400.
In 2011, 301 Cheltenham High School students took the SAT exams. The District's Verbal Average Score was 513. The Math average score was 520. The Writing average score was 505. Pennsylvania ranked 40th among states with SAT scores: Verbal - 493, Math - 501, Writing - 479. In the United States, 1.65 million students took the exam in 2011. They averaged 497 (out of 800) verbal, 514 math and 489 in writing.
Advanced Placement courses
Cheltenham offers 29 AP courses, ranging from math to art. They are: AP Biology, AP Calculus AB & BC, AP Chemistry, AP Computer Science, AP English, AP English Literature and Composition, AP Environmental Science, AP European History, AP French, AP German, AP Human Geography, AP US Government and Politics, AP Comparative Government and Politics, AP Latin Literature, AP Macroeconomics, AP Microeconomics, AP Music Theory, AP Physics B, AP Physics C: Electricity and Magnetism, AP Physics C: Mechanics, AP Psychology, AP Spanish Language, AP Statistics, AP Studio Art, AP United States History, AP World History.
Students must achieve a minimum of a 3 out of 5 on the final exam to be eligible for college credits. The amount of credits awarded for a specific course is at the discretion of the university the student attends. Many universities require at least a score of 4 to be considered for credits.
Cheltenham High School provides a wide range of classes for students, allowing them to customize their curriculum to their interests and future endeavors.
English is taught through all four years of high school. Students learn new vocabulary, study poetry and Shakespeare plays, discuss grade appropriate reading material, and are taught the correct way to write analytical essays, in preparation for college.
Social Studies has an assigned curriculum every year, broken down as follows: 9th grade: World Cultures, 10th grade: World History, 11th grade: American History, 12th grade: Economics.
There are AP courses that can be taken in place of or in addition to these requirements.
Math varies for each student depending upon which level they have tested. Typically students take Algebra I in 9th grade, Geometry in 10th grade, Algebra II in 11th grade, and Pre-Calculus in 12th grade. Some students start 9th grade at Geometry, and then finish with Calculus. Advanced students start 9th grade with Algebra II, and take Calculus II as a senior.
For Science, all 9th graders are assigned Biology, 10th graders, Chemistry. 11th graders and 12th graders have choices such as Marine Biology, Physics, Microbiology, Anatomy, and other AP level courses.
CHS offers four languages: Spanish, French, Latin, and German. Languages are initially introduced at Cedarbrook Middle School in 7th grade. Each language has 5 levels of curriculum, and while not mandatory, some students opt to advance to the highest level, focusing on one language.
Unified Arts is a collection of courses revolving around fine arts and other types of vocations. These courses include Art (I, II, III), Technical Drawing, Photography, Architectural Drawing, Building Structures, Woodworking Technology (I, II, III), Jewelry, Culinary Arts, TV Production, Graphic Arts, Pottery, et al.. These courses can be taken as majors or minors.
Freshmen are assigned gym classes all four marking periods, but 10th, 11th, and 12th graders can select which gym activity they want to participate in. During the 4th marking period, students have a series of Physical Fitness Tests, to see if they qualify for the National Physical Fitness Award or the Presidential Physical Fitness Award.
Classrooms for the Future grant
The Classroom for the Future state program provided districts with hundreds of thousands of extra state funding to buy laptop computers for each core curriculum high school class (English, Science, History, Math) and paid for teacher training to optimize the computers use. The program was funded from 2006 to 2009. The Cheltenham Township School District did not apply to participate in 2006-07. In 2007-08, the high school received $100,000. The High School received $187,351 in 2008-09, yielding a total funding of $287,351. Among the public school districts in County the highest award was given to area School District which received . The highest funding statewide was awarded to Philadelphia City School District in Philadelphia County - $9,409,073. The grant program was discontinued by Governor Edward Rendell as part of the 2009-10 state budget.
Cheltenham Township School District offers a wide variety of clubs, activities and an extensive, costly sports program. Eligibility for participation is determined by school board policy.
By Pennsylvania law, all K-12 students residing in the district, including those who attend a private nonpublic school, cyber charter school, charter school and those homeschooled, are eligible to participate in the extracurricular programs including all athletics. They must meet the same eligibility rules as the students enrolled in the district's schools.
|School||Cheltenham High School|
Suburban One League
|Athletic director||Scott Layer|
|Location||Wyncote, Pennsylvania, United States|
|Football stadium||Alumni Stadium|
|Website||Cheltenham High School Athletics|
|The Turkey Bowl|
|City or region||Cheltenham and Abington Townships,
|Teams involved||Cheltenham Panthers
Abington Galloping Ghosts
|Number of meetings||93 Meetings|
|Most recent meeting||November 28, 2013|
|Next meeting||November 27, 2014|
|All-time series||54-33-6 AHS|
|Largest victory||AHS 60, CHS 6 (1968)|
CHS is a member of the Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic Association (PIAA), and in the Suburban One American Conference (SOL). It was one of the founding members of the SOL in 1922, and is one of 4 of the remaining original schools. Cheltenham Athletics promote sportsmanship above self, and therefore, consistently receive the SOL Sportsmanship Award. Cheltenham offers a variety of sports for its students. Asterisk designates available to both boys and girls.
|Track and Field*||Spring||Bob Beale (B)
Kelly Jensen (G)
|Paul DeSipio (G)
Brendan Heron (B)
|Lacrosse*||Spring||Craig Deiley (B)
David Burton (G)
|Field Hockey||Fall||Eliane McGoldrick|
|Soccer*||Fall||Chuck Gesing (B)
Mark Woodcock (G)
|Herb Wagner (G)
Chris Manser (B)
|Basketball*||Winter||John Timms (B)
Brendan Nolan (G)
|Winter Track*||Winter||Bob Beale (B)
Adam Syty (G)
|Swimming and Diving*||Winter||Tony Brueninger (B)
|Cross Country*||Fall||Tom Sexton (B)
Thomas Hasty (G)
Girls Basketball Team
The Cheltenham Girls basketball team by far has had more success than any other team in the school. The team won the PIAA AAAA state championship in 2000, and again in 2007. They have also won numerous PIAA District 1 titles, and also have won the Suburban One American Conference 23 times. Coach Bob Schaefer won his 700th game on February 5, 2010, and has proudly coached the Panthers for 30 years. He has coached numerous 1000 point scorers, and also the WBCA All-American Forward, Laura Harper, who currently plays in the WNBA. Harper scored 2007 points during her Cheltenham Career. In 2007 (their 2nd championship year), the Panthers were honored by the Philadelphia Sports Hall of Fame with the "Pride of Philadelphia Award," along with Jimmy Rollins of the Philadelphia Phillies. The award is given to individuals or teams who have "represented the Philadelphia area with dignity, determination, and class through athletic achievement." On Tuesday March 27, 2012, the end of an era was announced when coach Bob Schafer resigned from his 31 year post as the Lady Panthers head coach. He finished with a 757-163 record, 2 PIAA AAAA state titles, 2 state runner-up, 4 District I Championships, and the Suburban One League champions 24 out of the last 26 years. Schaefer, a West Hazleton native, was inducted into the Hazleton Area Sports Hall of Fame in September, 2012.
The Cheltenham–Abington rivalry, also known as "The Turkey Bowl", is a football game played between the Cheltenham Panthers and the Abington Galloping Ghosts. It has been played annually on Thanksgiving Day since 1915, unless one of the teams has conflicts with PIAA playoffs. The rivalry is the fifth-oldest public high school rivalry in Pennsylvania, and the seventh-oldest including private schools. The schools are less than 2 miles apart. Despite not being in the same conference, the rivalry is prevalent in other sports, mainly basketball. In some sports, the teams do not play each other at all. Abington leads the overall series 54–33-6. Below is a chart of the all-time games of the rivalry.
Cheltenham High School publishes a school newspaper "The Cheltonian," the school yearbook "El Delator," and various interviews, polls, and student work aired on Comcast channel 42, which is the township channel.
Music and Arts
Cheltenham hosts an annual Music Theatre production, which occurs annually on the week preceding Spring Break. The following is a list of past productions.
Blue and Gold
Blue and Gold is a schoolwide event that was initiated in the 2006–2007 school year. The school is divided in two teams, last names A-K being the blue team, and last names L-Z being the gold team. Each year a theme is chosen to name the two teams, such as in 2009–2010, the theme was video games, the teams being the Blue Sonics and the Gold Warios. Any student can sign up for any event. Events vary from the Iron Chef, Ping Pong, Blind Volleyball, Simon Says, Obstacle Course, and as with many years, the deciding event, the great Tug of War. Below are the past Blue and Gold Competition Champions.
|Year||Winning Team||Losing Team|
|2006–2007||Gold Fever||Blue Steel|
|2007–2008||Blue Knights||Gold Dragons|
|2008–2009||Blue Spartans||Gold Samurais|
|2009–2010||Gold Warios||Blue Sonics|
|2010–2011||Gold Pirates||Blue Ninjas|
|2011–2012||Gold Autobots||Blue Decepticons|
|2012-2013||Blue Thunder||Gold Lightning|
|2013-2014||Blue Vikings||Gold Romans|
CHS Dance Marathon
Beginning in 2008, Cheltenham High School has held a mini version of Penn State's Dance Marathon. Students must raise a minimum of $100 in order to participate.
Student participants have raised over $160,000 during the first seven years of CHS THON. Also, students must stand for ten hours straight, and every hour, participate in a "line dance," which the staff members of the dance marathon teach throughout the day. While not performing the line dance, students have many activities to choose from: Basketball, Volleyball, Soccer, Guitar Hero, Rock Band, and much more. All proceeds benefit the Four Diamonds Fund, which helps children with cancer.
Steve Daley Invitational Badminton Tournament
The Steve Daley invitational Badminton Tournament is a Badminton Invitational Tournament offered to students at Cheltenham High School. The Tournament was established in 1978 by long-time legendary physical education teacher, Mr. Steve Daley. At his proposal for a badminton tournament, many of the students were reluctant to play the sport. But as the years went on, it gained more and more popularity, and now, is one of the most popular events in the school. The tournament is an invitational, and to earn an invite, one must participate in challenge matches held before school. There are 32 invitations given out, and the tournament is bracket-style, with single elimination, with the #1 seed playing the #32 seed, the #2 seed playing the #31 seed, and so on. Below are the recent Steve Daley Invitational Badminton Tournament Champions.
|Year||Boys' Champion/Runner-up||Girls' Champion/Runner-up|
|2013||Justin McNabb/Ethan Asam||Elizabeth White/Madeline Parisi|
|2012||Max Perilstein/Jonah Wisch||Elizabeth White/Madeline Parisi|
|2011||Eliav Ehrenkrantz/Max Perilstein||Breeanin Hansteen/Arielle Shoap-Hall|
|2010||B.J. Stuetz/Adam Goff||Breeanin Hansteen/Arielle Shoap-Hall|
|2009||B.J. Stuetz/Murray Freedman||Christie Kershaw/Marly Siegal|
|2008||Josh Camhi/Harry Perlstein||April Doroski/Bobbie Hansteen|
|2007||James Galgon/||April Doroski/Alexis Doroski|
|2006||Kieth Ogdon/||April Doroski/Ingrid Ladden|
|2005||Dave Burd/Matthew Polis|
|2003||Dan Solomon/Josh Ellis|
Outstanding Educator of the Year Award
At every graduation ceremony from 2008 to 2011, an Outstanding Educator of the Year Award was presented to a Cheltenham High School teacher. The award was based on a student vote. The following is a list of all the winners.
|2009||Maria Harper Oshoko||Science|
|2011||William "Thad" McKenna||Social Studies|
With the help of the Cheltenham Alumni Association, the Cheltenham High School Hall of Fame was established to "acknowledge the achievements of our alma mater's most remarkable graduates." The first class was in 1981, and have had inductions in 1984, 1987, 1993, 1996, 1999, and 2002. Hall of Fame inductees have a HoF next to their name.
- Candace Allen, '01 Miss District of Columbia USA 2006
- Michael Baylson '57 Federal Judge for United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania HoF
- Joel Bernstein, Rock Album Photographer (Joni Mitchell, CSN&Y) 1970 Graduate
- Brandon Bing, '07 Professional Football Player for the New York Giants
- Michael Brecker, '67 Grammy Award-winning Jazz Artist HoF
- Randy Brecker, '63 Grammy Award-winning Jazz Artist HoF
- Michael S. Brown, MD, '58 1985 Nobel Prize in Medicine HoF
- Laurie Colwin, '62 Author and Columnist HoF
- Denis A. Cortese '62 Chair of the Board of Governors, Mayo Clinic HoF
- Rebecca Creskoff, '89 Actress
- Jack A. Elias '69 Chairman, Department of Internal Medicine at Yale HoF
- JoAnne A Epps, '69 Attorney and Dean Temple University Beasley School of Law HoF
- Josh Fattal, American hiker detained in Iran from 2009–2011
- Tom Feeney, Member of Congress, R-FL
- Stuart F. Feldman (1937–2010), co-founder of Vietnam Veterans of America.
- Glenn A. Fine, Inspector General, United States Department of Justice HoF
- Wilmot E. Fleming, '35 State Senator HoF
- Jon D. Fox, '65 U.S. Congressman HoF
- Josh Goldsmith '88 TV and Film Producer HoF
- Robert Greenstein '63 founder and President of the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities HoF
- Werner Gundersheimer '55 Director of Folger Shakespeare Library HoF
- Laura Harper, '04 Professional Basketball Player
- Trina Schart Hyman, '56 Artist & Illustrator HoF
- Reggie Jackson, '64 Professional Baseball Player HoF
- Maxine Kumin '42 Poet and Novelist HoF
- Mark Levin, '75 Conservative Talk Radio Host & Attorney
- Richard Levinson, '52 Emmy Award-Winning Writer & Producer HoF
- Chad Levitt (b. 1975), '93 American NFL football player
- Franz Lidz, '69 Journalist whose memoir, Unstrung Heroes, became a 1995 feature film directed by Diane Keaton
- Lil Dicky '06 Rapper and comedian
- William Link, '52 Emmy Award-Winning Writer & Producer HoF
- Craig Littlepage, '69 College Administrator & Educator HoF
- Jeff Lorber, '70 Musician HoF
- Richard S. Lowe '42 Senior Judge for Court of Common Pleas of Montgomery County HoF
- Horace MacVaugh III '48 Naval Surgeon and Educator HoF
- Mary Ellen Mark, '58 Photojournalist HoF
- John C. McHugh '53 Former Wrestling Coach at University of Maryland HoF
- Robert J. Myers, '29 Co-creator of United States Social Security program HoF
- Benjamin "Bibi" Netanyahu, '67 Prime Minister of Israel HoF
- Yonatan "Yoni" Netanyahu (1946–1976), '64 Israeli military hero HoF
- Brad Raider, '93 Actor
- Sean Renio, '99 CEO Mouge Entertainment
- David Saxon, '37 Physicist, Educator & Administrator HoF
- Roger Scott, '36 Musician & Educator
- Norma Shapiro '45 U.S. District Court Judge HoF
- Ronald M. Shapiro, '60 Notable Sports Agent, Corporate Attorney, New York Times Best Selling Author HoF
- George Shore, '73 Esteemed historian
- Kenny Solms '60 Television Writer and Producer, wrote Lorelei HoF
- Robert C. Solomon, PhD, '60 Author & Educator HoF
- Jeffrey Sonnenfeld Senior Associate Dean for Executive Programs and Lester Crown Professor in the Practice of Management at Yale
- Wallace Triplett, '45 Professional Football Player HoF
- Kate Vrijmoet, '84 Artist
- Chris Williams, '02 Professional Soccer Player for Miami FC
- Susan Winston '69 Television Producer, produces Miss USA, Good Morning America, and the 1984 Summer Olympics HoF
- Paul Westhead Former Cheltenham Boys Basketball Coach, current Oregon Ducks women's basketball coach; also coached the Los Angeles Lakers, Chicago Bulls, Denver Nuggets, and La Salle Explorers, among others.
The Cheltenham community suffered when class of 1981 graduate David Dornstein perished on the Pan Am Flight 103. He was on his way back from Israel to finish a project for a New York-based organization. His younger brother, Ken, wrote a book titled "The Boy Who Fell Out of the Sky" about his older brother.
September 11, 2001
Cheltenham, along with the rest of the United States, suffered a great loss on September 11, 2001 when class of 1981 student Andrew Kates was killed by terrorists. He worked on the 105th floor of the World Trade Center North Tower, for Cantor Fitzgerald as a senior managing director.
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- SOL History
- Sportsmanship Award Winners
- The End Of An Era
- Schaefer inducted
- Abington Cheltenham Game
- History of Cheltenham Music Theatre
- CHS HOF Intro
- Naedele, Walter F. "Stuart F. Feldman, prime Constitution Center supporter", The Philadelphia Inquirer, July 17, 2010. Accessed July 22, 2010.
- School Website
- Cheltenham High School Profile
- CHS Alumni Association
- Cheltenham Girls Basketball Award-Winning Profile
- Andrew Kates Memorial page
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