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Harriton High School


Facts & Stats

Year opened: 1958; Original high school replaced with new building in 2009.

Grade levels: 9-12

Type of school: Public

Number of students: 1,207

Graduating Class: 288

Teaching Faculty: 82.5 (Full time equivalent)

Student-Teacher Ratio: 10.6:1

Length of semester: 18 weeks

Campus Net Acreage: 49.23 acres

Facilities: 328,000 square foot energy-efficient (LEED Gold certified) building with two-story and three-story classroom wings surrounding landscaped interior courtyard. Highlights include state-of-the-art classrooms and laboratories, an 850-seat professional grade theater, a lecture hall with tiered seating, high performance athletic facilities, a multi-purpose black box theater, a greenhouse, a television studio, multi-media production facilities, a music technology laboratory, a full-service cafeteria with indoor/outdoor seating, playing fields and all-weather turf stadium and track, wetlands and a soaring glass-encased library that serves as the building's exterior focal point and interior anchor.

Percentage of minority students: 21.2% (7.2% Black/African-American; 8.4% Asian/Asian-American; 3.3% Latino/Hispanic; Multi-Racial 2.3% )

School mascots: Rams (sports); Highlander (student symbol)

School colors: Red, white and black

Notable Alumni

  • Lynda Resnick (1960) - President/CEO Roll International Corporation (POM Wonderful, Fiji Water, Teleflora)
  • Andy Hertzfeld (1971) - Personal computing pioneer, member of the original Apple Macintosh design team
  • Susan Kare (1971) - Graphic designer and originator of icons and typefaces for Apple Computer
  • Alon Shaya (1997) - Award-winning chef; 2-time James Beard Award winner (Best Chef, Best New Restaurant)
  • Lawrence Summers (1972) - Former President of Harvard University, Former Secretary of the Treasury
  • Arn Tellem (1972) - Sports agent named "One of the 50 Most Influential People in Sports Business"
  • David Crane (1975) - Emmy-award winning TV writer/producer/director, creator of "Friends"
  • Cherie Greer (1990) - Member of the US National Lacrosse Team, U.S. Lacrosse Hall of Fame
  • Adena Halpern (1987) - Best-selling author and magazine columnist
  • Bonnie Rosen (1988) - Gold-medal lacrosse star for US National Team; Temple women's lacrosse coach