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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: 1,264

Teaching Faculty: 82.5 (Full time equivalent)

Student-Teacher Ratio: 10:1

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)
  • Hank McElwee (1968) - V.P. of Cinematography-NFL films - won 19 of 41 Emmy Nominations
  • 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
  • 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"
  • 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
  • Cherie Greer (1990) - Member of the US National Lacrosse Team, U.S. Lacrosse Hall of Fame
  • Daniel Grech (1995) - Pulitzer Prize winning multi-platform journalist and digital innovator and former NPR and PBS journalist. As News Director at WLRN in Miami, he oversaw the digital reinvention of the station.
  • Alon Shaya (1997) - Award-winning chef; 2-time James Beard Award winner (Best Chef, Best New Restaurant)
  • Josh Cook (1998) - American Actor, songwriter, comedian & musician.
  • Ann Bovaird( 1998) - President of PIDC. 1999- 2001 Served in the White House office of Public Affairs. In 2002 joined the Organizing Committee for the Winter Olympics in Salt Lake and also served as Director of Development for Historic Philadelphia
  • Mollie Elkman (2001) - author of children’s book, The House That She Built and owner of Group Two, a leading new home marketing partner for builders
  • Wendall F Holland, Jr.(2002) - winner of Survivor: Ghost Island, season 36. Host of HGTV show Hot Mess House.