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Roxborough High School

PHONE: (215) 400-3400 SCHOOL TYPE: Public District Neighborhood GRADES: 9-12 ENROLLMENT: 841

Fast Facts

  • Principal

    Dr. Christopher L. Shaffer

  • Phone Number

    (215) 400-3400

  • Website

  • Neighborhood


  • SEPTA Routes

    Bus (9, 27, 32, 65)

  • Preschool/Daycare

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  • Application Deadline


  • Tuition

  • Uniform


  • Extended Day


The Academies at Roxborough High School develop strong college and career competencies that empower students to compete in our global society: Aligned to the National Career Academy NSOP, and focused on high-leverage leadership levers of school growth, we will
  1. use data-driven instructional practices to further increase student achievement and
  2. use key indicator data to sustain and drive further improvement in school culture.

Points Of Pride

2019 National Career Academy Coalition Accreditation • Freshman Honors Program 20 Mobile Computer Labs with 30 student laptops in each • 10 class size standard computer labs • 35 classroom interactive Smart Panels/Mobile Boards • 21st Century Biotechnology and Kinesiology Labs • Updated and supported Science Labs • 2019 NFTE Finalist • 2019 Comcast Challenge Winner • Summer Search participation • 2011/ 2012/2013/2015 City-wide winners in Animation & Web Design • Microsoft Word, PPT, Access & Excel; Adobe Premier Pro & Illustrator; OSHA & NASM certifications • Adobe Certified Testing Center• 20 Certs in Adobe Creative Cloud• Scholastic Anti-Bullying Contest Winner• Third place at Greenfield Film Festival • Consent in Cinema Film Festival Winner • SkillsUSA Lowes Grant recipient• Coded by Kids Program• 2015 Lindback Principal of the Year Award • E -Sports Team• Unified Sports Team with Special OlympicsOutstanding JROTC Leadership Program- Raiders Competition Winners and Drill Competition Winners • Competitive PIAA Athletic teams making playoffs in football, basketball, baseball, volleyball, softball, soccer, and cheerleading.

Admissions Policy

Serves students from catchment area. Students from outside catchment are selected in the lottery.

Accreditations and Honors

NCAC (National Career Academy Coalition) accreditation- Model Status, Middle States Association accreditation; School District of Philadelphia Best Practice School for Safety and Climate (2012); and commendation from the Pennsylvania Department of Education for School Improvement (2011)

Hours of Operation

Sun -
Mon7:30 AM - 2:30 PM
Tues7:30 AM - 2:30 PM
Wed7:30 AM - 2:30 PM
Thur7:30 AM - 2:30 PM
Fri7:30 AM - 2:30 PM
Sat -

Extended Programming Details

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