George Washington High School 

Ms. Susan Thompson

10175 Bustleton Ave
Philadelphia PA 19116
Phone: 215-961-2001

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

George Washington HS

A Message From Dr. Betts

Dear George Washington High School Community,


The school has experienced a change in leadership during this school year with the goal of improving climate, culture and instructional opportunities for students. Interim Principals Francine Deal and Christine Black have been in place since December and have done a nice job assisting students, staff and making needed adjustments to the school.  However, they are only available to serve until the end of this month. As such, an experienced high school principal has been chosen to lead the school for the remainder of this school year.


Ms. Susan Thompson has been appointed as Acting Principal. Ms. Thompson has led several schools and most recently works for the District as a principal leadership coach. She has experience leading curriculum and instruction initiatives. Ms. Thompson is already at the school working with Ms. Deal and Ms. Black to ensure a seamless transition until her official start date of Monday, February 29, 2016.


Please also note that the process for selecting the permanent principal of the school is well under way. The position was advertised nationally and locally. Over 30 applicants applied for the position. A school-based team is working on your behalf in this regard. This team includes a parent, students, teachers, an expert in Career and Technology Education, and others.


Finally, there is a parent meeting on Wednesday, March 16, 2016 at 6:00 PM in the school library. You will have an opportunity to meet Ms. Thompson and receive important information from the Home and School Association, student leadership, and others.


Please welcome Ms. Susan Thompson, Acting Principal to the George Washington School Community.


Best Regards,


Dion Betts, Ed.D.

Assistant Superintendent

Message from the Principal

Dear GWHS Family,


To: George Washington High School Students, Parents, Staff, and Community

The survey at the link below is designed to obtain input from stakeholders. Information will be used in selecting the permanent principal for the school.

The survey only takes a few minutes to complete. The survey will be online until December 30, 2015. Principal Survey


Do you want to be part of the New GWHS Home & School Association? Click the For Parents link to the left to find out how. 


 An important message for parents from the GWHS administration team reguarding school policies can be found here.





Good News

New Partnerships: Aramark for 3 years $100,000.00 for internships. AT&T/Aspire Mentoring Academy inititive $10,000.00 for the second year to provide support to the GWHS DECA chapter. Trumark Philadelphia Academies: 9th Grade Academy support

Last years's 9th grader's had a 83% pass rate

Welcome to our new basketball coach Kyle Sample

College Possible Student Cohort SAT scores increased 18.5%

International Baccalaureate students received 13 IB Diplomas. The most in the SDP and highest in school history.

NOCTI Test Results show that 13 students have qualified to recieve 3 college credits in Retail Merchandising from the Sports Marketing Program. 

GWHS DECA program competed with 2200 students from districts across the state.  Our 57 students came home with 82 medals and 6 trophies. More medals than any other school in the competition.

Students Run Philly Style received $1,000.00 from Stroehmann Bakeries for the High School Challenge for 2nd most runners signed up.


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                • Report Card Conferences  February 23 & 24 12:30 - 2:39
                • Home & School Community Meeting Wednesday March 16th


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