Germantown High School

FILE: Germantown High School

2013 IN REVIEW: District Closes 24 Philadelphia Public Schools

The Philadelphia school district made the controversial decision to close down two dozen public schools this year.


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Closure Of Germantown High School Means End Of Thanksgiving Rivalry

Alumni of now-closed Germantown High School have to find a new tradition, now that the 39-year-old Thanksgiving football showdown with Martin Luther King High is no more.


(Duane Eubanks, right, teaches an instrumental ensemble class at Kensington CAPA.  Credit: Cherri Gregg)

Eubanks Brothers Visit Philadelphia To Teach Music Classes at CAPA

Longtime “Tonight Show” bandleader Kevin Eubanks and his trumpet-playing brother Duane were back in their hometown of Philadelphia, teaching master music classes at the Kensington High School for Creative and Perform Arts.


(Students, some from the former Germantown High School, mingle at MLK High.  Credit: Paul Kurtz)

Former Germantown H.S. Students Getting the Feel of MLK High

More than 300 students have transferred from Germantown High (a longtime rival of MLK), which shut down at the end of the 2012-2013 school year.


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Camelot Schools’ Plan To Move Into Germantown HS Building Hits A Snag

Plans to bring new life to the just-closed Germantown High School building have taken a detour.


(The former Germantown High School.  File photo by Carrie Hodousek)

A Phila. Education Company Hopes To Lease Defunct Germantown H.S. Building

Camelot Schools, a private company which runs three alternative schools in Philadelphia, is interested in leasing the building that used to house Germantown High.


(Germantown High School seniors file in to graduation ceremonies, held at the New Covenant Church, near the school.  Credit: Mike DeNardo)

Germantown High School Graduates Its Final Class Ever

Wednesday was a bittersweet day in the storied history of Germantown High School, which is shutting down after this school year.


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Community Forum Discusses Alternative Uses For Germantown High School Building

The historic school is one of nearly two dozen Philadelphia public schools slated to close at the end of the academic term.


Parents protest the School Reform Commission's plan to close 29 Philadelphia public schools. (Credit: Mike DeNardo)

Parents’ Protest Disrupts SRC Meeting On School Closures

Superintendent William Hite said the district can’t afford to maintain underutilized schools. “The district’s financial challenges jeopardize its survival.”


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Students And Faculty At Germantown High React To News Of Their School Closing

When the closing bell rang Thursday, students began learning about the fate of their school.


(Philadelphia schools superintendent William Hite announces which schools will be closed at the end of this school year.  Credit: Mike DeNardo)

Philadelphia School District Releases List Of 37 Schools Being Shut Down

Among the high schools to close are Germantown High, Strawberry Mansion High, University City High, and Bok Tech.


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Police Investigating Reported Sexual Assault Inside Germantown High School

Philadelphia police say a teenager is in custody, charged with rape for the alleged assault of a female student inside Germantown High School last Friday.


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Germantown H.S. Students Get Lesson In Making Good Decisions

At Germantown High School, prosecutors from the US attorney’s office in Philadelphia took a different tack in addressing some of the city’s most pressing issues: gun violence and bullying.


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Philadelphia Kids Make Stained Glass To Brighten Lives

There’s a special after-school program in Philadelphia where high school kids create beautiful works of art to brighten the lives of those who are less fortunate.


(Germantown High School students pose with Mayor Nutter after returning from a trip to New Orleans, where they donated stained glass panels to a school hit by Hurricane Katrina.   Credit:  Mike DeNardo)

Germantown H.S. Students Donate Art Panels To School Hit By Katrina

Some students at Germantown High School are just back from a trip to New Orleans, where they delivered a gift of handmade stained glass.