Samuel W. Wolfson High School

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Samuel Wolfson School for Advanced International Studies and Leadership
7000 Powers Avenue
Jacksonville, Florida, USA 32217

United States
Coordinates 30°15′03″N 81°36′57″W / 30.2509°N 81.6158°W / 30.2509; -81.6158Coordinates: 30°15′03″N 81°36′57″W / 30.2509°N 81.6158°W / 30.2509; -81.6158
Type Magnet School
Motto "Committed to Excellence"
Established 1965
School district Duval County Public Schools
Principal Christopher Begley January 16,2017(present)
Faculty 94[1] (on full-time equivalent (FTE) basis)
Grades 9–12
Enrollment 1390[2]
Campus size 35.42 acres (14.33 ha)
Campus type Suburban
Color(s)              Scarlet Red, White & Blue
Mascot Wolfpack
Newspaper Wolf News
Feeder schools Mandarin Middle School, Alfred I. duPont Middle School

Samuel W. Wolfson High School (or simply Wolfson) is a magnet (formerly public) high school located in the Duval County Public School district. Its name is derived from Samuel W. Wolfson, a local businessman whose family was prominent in Jacksonville, Wolfson houses the Finance, Law, and Business magnet program. A VyStar Credit Union branch is located inside the school, and is available for students and faculty to use. Wolfson is a member of the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme. The school's main rival is the Englewood Rams.

Student body (2009–10)[edit]

School enrollment: 1774 (Currently 1390[2])
White students: 553
Black students: 1032
Hispanic students: 120
Asian students: 52
Native American students: 1
Multiracial: 16
Female students: 920
Male students: 854
Students with disabilities: 9.0%
Economically disadvantaged: 44.0%
Dropout rate: 3.1%
High School graduation rate: 78.1%

The school is notable for its diverse[3] student body. Students represent many foreign countries including Bosnia and Herzegovina, Albania, and Lebanon, among others. In addition, Wolfson's magnet program allows students from all over the district to attend.

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