About Olney Charter High School

Olney Charter High School

Located at Olney Charter High School

  • Grades 9-12, 1765 students
  • New furniture, technology, curriculum, interior paint, and 240 surveillance cameras
  • Student Excellence Center and Parent Empowerment Center
  • Much local media recognition, including articles in The Notebook, Metropolis, Impacto, and Al Dia magazines.
  • 1st year academic results: reading proficiency from 18% to 30%; math proficiency from 16% to 32%
  • Of all Philadelphia high schools, Olney ranked #10 in math and #17 in reading on the 2012 PVAAS (PA Value-Added Assessment System) growth measure
  • 1st year graduation rate of 93%

​Click here to download the 2018-2019 school year calendar for ​Olney Charter

17-18 ​School Improvement Plan – Olney Charter High School

Olney – Approved Fiscal Year 19 Budget

Enrollment Information for Olney Charter High School

Principal, James Thompson, Bio:

After graduating from Rutgers University, James Thompson began working for the Camden City School District in special education where he was named “Teacher of the Year” for two consecutive years. During his tenure there, he earned two Master’s Degrees from Wilmington University in School Leadership and Counseling.

After six years in the Camden district, he briefly left to pursue an opportunity at Camden County College as Assistant to the Dean, and Assistant Director of the EOF Program.  This opportunity provided the administrative experience needed to return to the Camden City School District as a Vice-Principal, Supervisor, and Principal at his Alma Mater Camden High School.

In June 2014, he was inducted into the Camden High School Hall of Fame for his career accomplishments and service to the Camden City community before being made principal of Olney Charter High School.

Contact Info

100 West Duncannon Avenue

Philadelphia, PA 19120

(p) 215.456.3014

(f) 215.456.3138


Olney Charter – School Clubs List

Check out the list of clubs that go on at Olney below:

Name of club Room it meets Day of the week it meets First day Club sponsor Club time
Anime Club457FridaysFriday, September 8Mr. Roman3:45-5:15pm
Arabic Club457ThursdaysThursday, September 7Ms. Ali3:45pm-4:45p
Black History Club4542nd and 3rd Monday of each monthMonday, September 11Mr. Walls3:45pm-4:45p
Blue Ink421Mondays and ThursdaysThursday, September 7Ms. Magee
Board Game Club461TuesdaysTuesday, September 5Mr. Abrams3:45pm-4:45p
Chess Team411Mondays September 11Mr. Dynan and Mr. Sammons3:45pm-4:45pm
Comedy Club449Mondays and ThursdaysThursday, September 7Mr. Houck3:45pm-4:45pm
Debate Team437Monday – FridayThursday, September 7Mr. LaSalle3:45pm-5:20pm
Drama Club413Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday
Tuesday = Tech day open to all students
Thursday, August 30Ms. Guck-McGuigan3:45pm-6:50pm
Gay Straight Alliance439MondaysMonday, September 11Mr. Villa3:45pm-4:45pm
Girls in Action433WednesdaysTBDMs. Abreu2:00-4:00
Muslim Community Club454Monday, Tuesday and ThursdayTBDMr. Bougtoub3:45pm-4:45pm
Robotics and Game Design502Tuesdays and ThursdaysTuesday, September 5Mr. Weintraub and Mr. Chowdhury3:45pm-5:30pm
Tennis Club 409MondaysMonday, September 11Mr. Schafhauser3:45pm-4:45pm
Video Game and Card Playing Club457FridaysSeptember 8Mr. Kaskey3:45pm-5:15pm
Voice Ensemble467Mondays and ThursdaysThursday, August 31stMs. Elsheakh3:45pm-4:45pm
Young Life409ThursdaysThursday, September 7Mr. Schafhauser3:45pm-4:45pm
Yoga Club429MondaysMonday, September 11Ms. Beltramo 3:45pm-4:45pm
Youth in Medicine505ThursdaysThursday, September 14Mr. Perry3:45pm-5:30pm

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