Robert E. Lamberton High School

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Robert E. Lamberton High School was an American high school located in the Overbrook Park section of Philadelphia. Lamberton HS had 350 students. The majority of students were African-American, while 2 percent were Caucasian or other ethnic groups the last year it was opened. When it was opened it was primarily all Caucasian students. The school is named for Robert Eneas Lamberton, who served as Mayor of Philadelphia from 1940 to 1941.

The school was closed in 2013 as part of Philadelphia's shutdown of 23 district-run schools. [1] Displaced students were enrolled in Overbrook High School.[2]


  • Marla Travis Curtis, 2003–2014, Elementary Principal and 2011–present, after High School merger
  • Florence P. Johnson (2005–2006)
  • Darlene Tolbert (2006–2007)
  • Tina Caldwell (2007–2008)
  • Deborah Jumpp (2008–2011)


Lamberton has the academic programs that the commonwealth of Pennsylvania mandates. They teach to prepare for the Benchmark Test, which is given every 6 weeks in each major subject. They do have AP Classes in American History, English Literature and Composition, and Calculus. They also support Dual Enrollment classes. They administer the PSAT and SAT tests, and have SAT Prep courses in English.

School progress[edit]

In 2007, the percent of students who scored proficient or advanced on the PSSA in math (19%) and in reading (21%) was lower than the state target (Math-45%, Reading-54%). Lamberton's achievement on the PSSA is lower than the district and state averages. However, Lamberton made AYP in 2007 because its performance has improved over the last three years.[3]

Classroom acoustics[edit]

In 2009-10 the school received a major upgrade to the classroom acoustics to meet ANSI/ASA S12.60-2009 standards, which is documented in this video.

See also[edit]

School District of Philadelphia


  1. ^ Matheson, Kathy (March 7, 2013). "4 PHILADELPHIA SCHOOLS SAVED, 23 CLOSING AFTER SRC VOTE". WPVI-TV (ABC). Retrieved April 28, 2015. 
  2. ^ "Robert E Lamberton High School". Great Schools Philly. Retrieved May 6, 2015. 
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Coordinates: 39°58′33″N 75°15′58″W / 39.9757°N 75.2662°W / 39.9757; -75.2662