Overbrook High School (Philadelphia)

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Overbrook High School
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Overbrook High School (Philadelphia) is located in Pennsylvania
Overbrook High School (Philadelphia)
Location Fifty-ninth and Lancaster Ave., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Coordinates 39°57′16.86″N 75°13′1.38″W / 39.9546833°N 75.2170500°W / 39.9546833; -75.2170500Coordinates: 39°57′16.86″N 75°13′1.38″W / 39.9546833°N 75.2170500°W / 39.9546833; -75.2170500
Built 1924
Architect Irwin T. Catharine
Architectural style Late Gothic Revival
Governing body Local
MPS Philadelphia Public Schools TR
NRHP Reference # 86003313[1]
Added to NRHP December 4, 1986

Overbrook High School is a public, four-year secondary school in the Overbrook section of West Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States.

School[edit]

Overbrook High School is designated by the School District of Philadelphia as Location #402, in the West Region. As of 2004, the school principal of Overbrook is Angela Thompson.

Enrollment for 2004-05 was 2,075 students in grades 9 through 12). African Americans make up 99% of the student population, with whites, Asians, and Latinos accounting for most of the rest.[2]

Since the 2002-03 school year, Overbrook has required students to wear school uniforms.[3] Shirts may be white or black. Bottoms may be khaki or black.

Notable alumni[edit]

Overbrook is perhaps best known for its famous alumni, who include Wilt Chamberlain[4] and Will Smith.[5][6] At least 11 Overbrook alumni have played in the NBA, and the school is ranked sixth in that respect.[6]

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