Samuel S. Fels High School
5500 Langdon Street


TypePublic high school
School districtThe School District of Philadelphia
PrincipalMelissa Rasper
Staff55.83 (FTE)[1]
Enrollment946 (2018–19)[1]
Student to teacher ratio16.94[1]
WebsiteSamuel S. Fels High School

The Samuel S. Fels High School (commonly referred to as Fels High School) is a district-run high school in Philadelphia. The school is named after Samuel Simeon Fels. It was founded in 1989 when the Samuel S. Fels Junior High School was restructured to have seventh through tenth grades, with the eleventh and twelfth grades to be added in 1990 and 1991. Melvin K. McMaster was the first principal of the high school.[2] An $80 million building replaced the old facility in 2009.[3]


  1. ^ a b c "Fels Samuel HS". National Center for Education Statistics. Retrieved March 3, 2021.
  2. ^ Kadaba, Lini S. (September 10, 1989). "Schools spent summer vacation reorganizing". Philadelphia Inquirer. p. 6NE. Retrieved October 25, 2018.
  3. ^ Tales, Dafney (September 9, 2009). "All about new beginnings". Philadelphia Daily News. p. 6F. Retrieved October 25, 2018.

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