Frankford High School

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Frankford High School
Oxford Avenue and Wakeling Street,
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19124
United States
Type Public High School
Motto Home of Champions
Established 1910
School district The School District of Philadelphia
Principal Michael Calderone
Faculty 67.90 FTE
Enrollment 1,210 (2014-15)[1]
Color(s) Gold     , Navy Blue     , and Crimson     
Slogan Home of Champions
Mascot Frontier Pioneer
Information +1 215-400-7200
Assistant Principals Stacey Mitchell Precia
Betisda Ortiz

Frankford High School is a public high school in the School District of Philadelphia. It is located at Oxford Avenue and Wakeling Street in the Frankford section of Northeast Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States.

Frankford was founded in 1910 as an annex to Central High School. For the school's colors, blue was added to the red and gold of Central. Frankford's slogan is "Home of Champions," a nod to its longstanding tradition of fielding strong sports teams. The school's athletic teams are nicknamed the Pioneers.

Frankford's soccer team won ten straight Public League Championships (1987–1996), four of which by shutout.[2] Frankford's wrestling team won eleven straight Public League Championships ending in 2007. On May 19, 2010, Principal Reginald Fisher was cited in a report appearing in the Philadelphia newspapers that he was one of 15 administrators not certified to run their schools.[3] Whether this issue has been resolved has not been reported as of present.

Neighborhoods served[edit]

Neighborhoods served by the school include Bridesburg and Frankford.[4]

Feeder patterns[edit]

Harding Middle School is Frankford's most significant "feeder school", or one in which its graduating students matriculate to Frankford High.[5]

Notable alumni[edit]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Frankford HS". National Center for Education Statistics. Retrieved November 11, 2017.
  2. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2008-07-05. Retrieved 2008-09-12.
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  4. ^ "Frankford High School Geographic Boundaries Archived 2012-03-28 at the Wayback Machine.." School District of Philadelphia. Retrieved on October 4, 2011.
  5. ^ Home page. Frankford High School. Retrieved on August 16, 2016. "Mr. Calderone spent the 8 years prior to becoming principal of Frankford High School as the principal of Harding Middle School, our largest feeder school."
  6. ^ "Ralph Lewis Stats -". Retrieved 14 April 2018.
  7. ^ "John Richter Stats -". Retrieved 14 April 2018.
  8. ^ Anatasia, George (2004-10-14). "Kin say arson suspect is innocent Kaboni Savage's mother said her son was not involved in a fatal N. Phila. blaze that killed relatives of a drug informant". Philadelphia Inquirer. Retrieved 2016-08-16.

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Coordinates: 40°01′19″N 75°05′06″W / 40.022°N 75.085°W / 40.022; -75.085