Overbrook High School (Philadelphia)

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Overbrook High School
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Located in Philadelphia, PA
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 the US
Overbrook High School (Philadelphia)
Location 5898 Lancaster Ave.,
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Coordinates 39°58′52″N 75°14′19″W / 39.9812°N 75.2386°W / 39.9812; -75.2386Coordinates: 39°58′52″N 75°14′19″W / 39.9812°N 75.2386°W / 39.9812; -75.2386
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, 1986

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. The building was built in 1924 and designed by Irwin T. Catharine. It was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1986.[1]

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] As of 2015, the school principal of Overbrook is Yvette Jackson.

Notable alumni[edit]

Overbrook is perhaps best known for its famous alumni, who include Wilt Chamberlain[3] and Will Smith.[4][5] At least 11 Overbrook alumni have played in the NBA, and the school is ranked sixth in that respect.[5]

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