South Philadelphia High School

Kimlime Chek-Taylor

2101 South Broad Street
Philadelphia PA 19148
Phone: 215-952-6220

Providing all students with the academic, technological & social skills needed to be productive & contributing citizens in our society.

South Philadelphia High School

Info/Upcoming Events

June 2 - Apple Field Trip @ the Apple Store, Center City: Coding - 9:30am - 1:30pm (lunch not provided) 
June 7 - College Signing Day @ The Wells Fargo Center - 9am - 2pm {12th grade exposure on what to expect senior year}
June 12 - Apple Field Trip @ the Apple Store, Center City: Music Production - 9:30am - 1:30pm (lunch not provided) {maybe switched to the 15th}
June 13 - Freshmen Academy Honors Induction - SPHS Library @ 4:30pm - (approx) 5:30pm/6pm
June 14 - End of Year Trip to Brandywine Park
June 15 - Apple Field Trip @ the Apple Store, Center City: Graphic Design - 9:30am - 1:30pm (lunch not provided) {maybe switched to the 12th}


Important - 2017 Parent and Guardian Survey!!! 


**SEPTA - Philadelphia Police - Public Safety concerns!**
Letter from the School District in several languages at the bottom of the page!!!


Attention: Teacher Common planning time every Wednesday - 1:39 PM early dismissal for student's.

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Keystone Late Arrival

2017 Spring Keystone Exams
Monday, May 15 – Tuesday, May 23, 2017
8:00 AM – 11:00 AM 
All students in Grades 9, 10 & 11, are taking the Algebra Keystones; 10th & 11th will also take the Biology and Literature Keystones. Testing students will report to their assigned testing rooms at 8:15 am. All students in Book 621, 622, 623, 624, 625, 626, & 627 come to school at 8:00 a.m. & are in their classrooms during testing. All students in Grade 12 and non-testing students will come to school at 11:00 a.m.
Period Time Minutes 
2 (Advisory) 11:00-11:1414

Message from the Principal


South Philadelphia High School Family:


   The mission of South Philadelphia High School is to create a community school in which our students are supported through academics, Career and Technical (CTE) programs, sports, clubs and outside providers to successfully graduate from high school. Our students will master academic skills and earn vocational certifications which will enable them to pursue post-secondary education, employment, or military careers. Our ultimate goal is to graduate productive and engaged citizens who contribute in a positive way to society.


   Our comprehensive CTE programs, including Business Technology, Carpentry, Child Care & Support Services Management, Commercial and Advertising Art, Computer Technology, Culinary, Engineering Technologies and Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences, emphasize employability, technological skills and transition-to-work services. Our award winning JROTC program prepares our students for military careers through self-discipline and leadership training. Our sports program promotes teamwork and the health and wellbeing of our students. Clubs and electives promote cultural awareness, creating well rounded individuals. Our academic instruction is driven by current research and the changing paradigm of education. Graduates of South Philadelphia High School will enter the world as competitive, well rounded citizens.

Yours in service,

Kimlime Chek-Taylor,