Overbrook High School
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Overbrook High School (Philadelphia)
Overbrook High School (Philadelphia)
Overbrook High School (Philadelphia)
Location5898 Lancaster Ave.,
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Coordinates39°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
Built1924
ArchitectIrwin T. Catharine
Architectural styleLate Gothic Revival
MPSPhiladelphia Public Schools TR
NRHP reference No.86003313[1]
Added to NRHPDecember 4, 1986

Overbrook High School is a public, four-year secondary school in Philadelphia, in the U.S. state of Pennsylvania.

School

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 2020-2021 was 411 students in grades 9 through 12. African Americans make up 94% of the student population.[2] As of 2015, the school principal of Overbrook is Dr. Khalia Lee. They maintain two career technical programs in Digital Media and Health Related Technologies.

Notable alumni

Overbook HS sign
Overbook HS sign

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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