Cheltenham High School is a public high school in Wyncote, in the U.S. state of Pennsylvania, located half a mile from the border of the City of Philadelphia and 8 miles from City Hall. Serving grades 9 through 12, Cheltenham is the senior high school in the School District of Cheltenham Township. It is preceded by Cedarbrook Middle School, Elkins Park Middle School, and four elementary schools: Cheltenham Elementary, Wyncote Elementary, Myers Elementary and Glenside Elementary.
The current Cheltenham High School (also known by the moniker "CHS"), located at 500 Rices Mill Road in Wyncote was built in 1959. The previous location was at High School Road and Montgomery Avenue.
There were 405 graduates in the Class of 2009, 78 of whom earned academic achievement awards, 47 earned scholarships, seven were named National Merit Scholarship Finalists, 11 received Letters of Commendation from the National Merit Scholarship Foundation, two students were National Achievement Scholarship winners, 35 were inducted into the National Honor Society, and 46 earned athletic awards. Ninety-five percent of the 2009 graduates plan to attend an institution of higher learning, 3% will enter the work force, 1% will join the military and 1% will take a year off before attending college.
The student to teacher ratio is 14:1. Student ethnicity is distributed as follows: 48% Caucasian, 42% Black, 6% Asian, 3% Hispanic, and 1% Native American. The school has 1439 students in grades 9 through 12, with a student-teacher ratio of 13.5:1.
Among the school's notable alumni are Yoni Netanyahu, Israeli national war hero and leader of Operation Entebbe, Benjamin Netanyahu, Yoni's younger brother and currently Prime Minister of Israel and Baseball Hall of Fame great, Reggie Jackson.
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