Radnor High School
|Radnor High School|
|130 King of Prussia Road|
Radnor, Pennsylvania 19087
|Type||Public high school|
|School district||Radnor Township School District|
|Color(s)||Maroon and White|
Radnor High School is a public high school in Radnor, Pennsylvania. Of all high schools in Pennsylvania, Radnor is ranked 3rd by U.S. News & World Report, and 1st by the Pennsylvania Department of Education.
Radnor High School is the only public high school in Radnor Township, Pennsylvania. It is part of the Radnor Township School District. Located 13 miles west of Philadelphia, Radnor Township lies along the Philadelphia Main Line. Radnor High School offers many AP and honors courses.
The high school has 1,177 students in grades 9 through 12. The student body is mostly white, with a total minority enrollment of 23%. 90% of former Radnor students go on to graduate from four-year colleges and universities.
As of the 2015-2016 school year, the demographics of the student body were as follows:
|Group||Number of students||Percent|
|Two or More Races||1||.1%|
Extracurricular and athletic activities
Radnor offers a wide range of extracurricular and athletic activities with teams competing in the Central League. Their many clubs for students include Model UN, Robotics, Hi-Q, and Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA).
U.S. News & World Report ranks Radnor as the 6th best public high school in Pennsylvania, and the PA Department of Education ranks it 1st. In 2012, The Daily Beast ranked Radnor as one of the top 500 public high schools in the nation.
- Emlen Tunnell '42 played professional football for the New York Giants and the Green Bay Packers.
- Anna Moffo '50 was a prominent soprano opera singer.
- Ted Dean '56 played for the Philadelphia Eagles.
- Joe Iacone '59 was an All-American three times playing football for West Chester University.
- Jan Berenstain '41 co-authored the classic Berenstain Bears book series.
- Randal Kleiser '64 directed the musical film Grease.
- Lance Clemons '65 played in the major leagues.
- Jane Barkman '69 won bronze and gold medals in swimming in the 1968 Mexico City Olympics and another gold in the 1972 Munich games.
- Thomas F. Wilson '77 played Biff Tannen in the movie trilogy Back to the Future.
- Lee Daniels '78 directed Precious: Based on the Novel "Push" by Sapphire (2009) and The Butler (2013)
- Michael Hausman '78 founded and drummed for 'Til Tuesday. He currently manages Aimee Mann and Marc Cohn.
- Willie Sydnor '78 played football for the Pittsburgh Steelers
- Joshua Wurman '78 is a leading meteorologist who invented Doppler On Wheels mobile radars.
- Beth Kephart '78 is the author of thirteen novels and was a finalist for the National Book Awards.
- David Brooks '79 is an author and columnist for the New York Times.
- Mary Ellen Clark '81 won bronze medals in platform diving in the Barcelona and Atlanta Olympic Games.
- Paul Anthony Stewart '88 is an actor.
- Kelly Corrigan '85 is a bestselling author.
- John DeFilippo ‘96 was the quarterbacks coach for the Super Bowl-winning Philadelphia Eagles before becoming offensive coordinator for the Minnesota Vikings.
- Colby Cohen (born 1989) is a professional ice hockey player.
- Alex Ross Perry '02 directed Listen Up Philip and Queen of Earth, wrote Christopher Robin (film).
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- Colby Cohen Bio - GoTerriers.com - Official Home of Boston University Athletics
- Radnor High School Website
- Radnor Township School District Website
- Radnor Baseball
- Radnor Boys Soccer