Germantown High School
The historic school is one of nearly two dozen Philadelphia public schools slated to close at the end of the academic term.
Superintendent William Hite said the district can’t afford to maintain underutilized schools. “The district’s financial challenges jeopardize its survival.”
When the closing bell rang Thursday, students began learning about the fate of their school.
Among the high schools to close are Germantown High, Strawberry Mansion High, University City High, and Bok Tech.
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.
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.
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.
Some students at Germantown High School are just back from a trip to New Orleans, where they delivered a gift of handmade stained glass.