Academy at Palumbo

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Bartlett School
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Bartlett School, February 2010
Academy at Palumbo is located in Philadelphia
Academy at Palumbo
Academy at Palumbo is located in Pennsylvania
Academy at Palumbo
Academy at Palumbo is located in the US
Academy at Palumbo
Location 1100 Catharine St., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Coordinates 39°56′24″N 75°09′42″W / 39.9401°N 75.1617°W / 39.9401; -75.1617Coordinates: 39°56′24″N 75°09′42″W / 39.9401°N 75.1617°W / 39.9401; -75.1617
Area 3 acres (1.2 ha)
Built 1930
Architect Irwin T. Catharine
Architectural style Art Deco
MPS Philadelphia Public Schools TR
NRHP Reference # 86003315[1]
Added to NRHP December 4, 1986

The Academy at Palumbo, formerly known as Bartlett School and Frank C. Palumbo Junior High School, is a historic school building located in the Hawthorne neighborhood of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. It is part of the School District of Philadelphia. The building was designed by Irwin T. Catharine and built in 1930. It is a brick building with terra cotta ornament in the Art Deco-style.

Since September 2006 the school has operated as a college preparatory magnet high school within the School District of Philadelphia. In 2010, 1750 students applied for admission, with 700 accepted and 190 matriculating. About 49% of the students are African-American. 91% of graduates began studying at four-year colleges or universities, 8% went to two-year colleges, and 1% began serving in the military.[2]

The building was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1986.[1]

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  1. ^ a b National Park Service (2010-07-09). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  2. ^ "THE ACADEMY@ PALUMBO" (PDF). Philadelphia School District. Retrieved December 21, 2013. 

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