Overbrook High School (Philadelphia)

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Overbrook High School
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Located in Philadelphia, PA, the city of VHS love.
Overbrook High School (Philadelphia) is located in Philadelphia
Overbrook High School (Philadelphia)
Overbrook High School (Philadelphia) is located in Pennsylvania
Overbrook High School (Philadelphia)
Overbrook High School (Philadelphia) is located in USA
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
MPS Philadelphia Public Schools TR
NRHP Reference # 86003313[1]
Added to NRHP December 4, 2006

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

School[edit]

Overbrook High School is designated by the School District of Philadelphia as Location #402, in the West Region. As of 2015, the school principal of Overbrook is Yvette Jackson.

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 of 2006.[2]

Since the 2006-09 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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