Radnor High School
is the only public high school in Radnor Township, Pennsylvania
Radnor Township is a township in Delaware County, Pennsylvania, United States. As of the 2000 census, the township population was 30,878. Radnor Township lies along the Main Line, a collection of highly affluent Philadelphia suburbs....
and is part of the Radnor Township School District
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. It lies along the Pennsylvania Main Line
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, a collection of highly affluent Philadelphia suburbs. The high school has over 1,200 students and over 100 faculty and support staff.
Radnor High School has been known for its outstanding achievement in its performance on the SATs and ACTs. Radnor has exceeded the National Average in all three categories.
| Test Type
|| National Average
|| Radnor High School Class of 2008
| SAT Reading
| SAT Math
In 1996, The United States Department of Education awarded Radnor a Blue Ribbon of Excellence.
U.S. News and World Report consistently ranks Radnor Senior High School as a silver medal school in their annual list of America's "Best High Schools."
In 2008, Radnor High School named eleven students as National Merit Semifinalists. In 2009, Radnor High School named thirteen students as National Merit Semifinalists.
In 2011, Newsweek magazine ranked Radnor Senior High School very highly (2nd in Pennsylvania) in its annual ranking of the top 500 "Best U.S. High Schools" public high schools.
In 2011, the Washington Post rated Radnor Senior High School as one of the best high schools in the U.S.
Keystone Achievement Awards
Radnor High School earned a Keystone Achievement Award for meeting its Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP) target for two consecutive years.
Of Radnor's 2006 graduating class, 93 percent furthered their education after high school. This is one of the highest percentages in Pennsylvania
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's Public School System.
Radnor High School provides a wide range of extracurricular activities, some of which are listed below.
A number of Radnor High School students have qualified for Pennsylvania's yearly All-State Music Festival.
The Radnor Model United Nations
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team competes at four conferences each year and is highly competitive, garnering both individual and team awards against national competition. Entrance to the club is selective, utilizing a process in which freshmen and sophomore students try out for the club through two papers, a speech and a simulation. The club is advised by faculty members Mr. Kenneth Sklar and Mr. Richard Dunbar.
Additionally, the program serves as a feeder school for staff members of the highly acclaimed National High School Model United Nations Conference (NHSMUN).
is Radnor High School's only traditional newspaper and is written and edited in its entirety by a dedicated staff of students. The Radnorite
, which is published on a monthly basis, has been in print since the 1800s.
Using Vex robotics kits, Radnor Robotics won 1st during the Diamond State Championship in an alliance with teams from Singapore (Singapore SMARTS) and Lower Merion (DAWGMA) during the FIRST Vex Challenge in 2006. Their win at the Diamond State Championship, hosted by the University of Delaware
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, qualified them for Nationals in Atlanta, Georgia
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. Nationals, held at the Georgia Dome
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, held 6 fields, including 1 field for the First Vex Challenge. About 100 teams competed, and Radnor placed 22nd. The team is coached by Ken Delaney, a statistics teacher at Radnor. The team is sponsored by Radnor Education Foundation and Centocor
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Radnor High School has been an 11 time 1st place winner of Delaware County's Hi-Q competition. The students answer trivia questions in 14 different categories. In the recent 2008 competition, Radnor took 2nd place, losing to Marple Newtown high school.
The Radnor High Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) club is known for its high scores in the annual RLC competition.
Radnor High School students placed 2nd overall in the state in the Annual Pennsylvania LifeSmarts Championship in 2010.
Radnor High School offers sports in the fall, winter, and spring seasons. Varsity teams compete in the Central League against other Main Line teams. Teams include baseball, basketball, diving, cheer leading, crew, cross country and indoor track, football, golf, soccer, softball, swimming, squash, tennis, ultimate frisbee, and wrestling. Radnor High School has two turf fields. One is an all purpose field, used by the school for soccer, lacrosse, and field hockey. The other turf field is a football field, installed during the summer of 2008.
Radnor Football is known for holding the longest rivalry against another school in the high history. The Raiders have played against their rival Lower Merion for 115 straight years. Radnor is currently down 8 games, with the all time record at 48-56-11. Radnor has won a total of 10 regular season games between 2009-2011, losing to Lower Merion two out of the three times in those years. In 2011 they made it through the season with 30 players on JV and Varsity led by an outstanding yet surprisingly "small" receiving corp, and finished out 0-11.
The girls' tennis team is coached by Fiona Norton. During the 2009 season, the girls' tennis team earned second place in the Central League. They came in fourth during the district tournament, and ultimately finished their season in the semi-finals of the PIAA state tournament.
The boys' lacrosse team (often called "Rala") competes in the Central League.
The Radnor girls' varsity team (known as "Norlax") has won four state championships in recent years and was undefeated from 2007 to 2009.
The Radnor Boys' Ice Hockey team competes in the Central League of the ICSHL and won the Pennsylvania Class A championship in 2003 and both the Pennsylvania Cup and Flyers Cup in 2004. The team finished runners-up in the Central League for the 2009-2010 and 2010-2011 seasons , as well as earning the second seed in the Eastern Pennsylvania section of the state playoffs in 2011.
The squash program at Radnor High School enters the 2011-2012 year as a Varsity sport. Currently, the head coach of the program is Paul Wright, in tandem with the coaching staff at Fairmount Athletic Club. The program is active during the winter sports season.
Lower Merion High School
Lower Merion High School, is an American public high school in Ardmore, a community on the Pennsylvania Main Line.It is the larger of the two high schools in Lower Merion School District, which serves both Lower Merion Township and the Borough of Narberth. It was ranked among the top 60 U.S. high...
Annual football game. The oldest continuous public high school football rivalry
in the U.S. Of special note, the administration of Radnor High School grants the students of the school a half-day on the next school day if the school beats Lower Merion. However, the students of Lower Merion do not enjoy any similar reward. As of 11/15/08, Radnor has won the last 10 games running. Only on November 14, 2009 did LM beat Radnor 20-7 to end that streak. This date is particularly interested to note, as it was the 113th meeting of the teams, the freshman class is the class of 2013, the quarterback was #13, Radnor lost by 13 points, and the pep rally was held on Friday the 13th.
- Jules Prevost '20 — (Football) Jules or "Pre" graduated from Radnor High School in 1920 and became an All-American football player at Pennsylvania State University
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. He returned to coach at his alma mater in 1926, and in his first season led the football team to an undefeated season. He was Radnor's head football coach until 1953.
- Seth Brown '27 — (Track and Field) Seth earned four letters in four sports, football, basketball, baseball and track and field. He had the broad jump record of 20' 11" that stood for over 40 years.
- Emlen Tunnell
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'42 — (Football) Emlen Tunnell graduated from Radnor High School in 1942 and went on to play football at the University of Toledo and the University of Iowa. Emlen played for the New York Giants
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and the Green Bay Packers
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. He was the first African-American to play for the Giants, the first to be inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame, and the first to coach at the professional level. Emlen coached with Vince Lombardi
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at Green Bay.
- Stuart Adams '46 — (Basketball) Stu led the Radnor basketball team to the District One Championship and the state semi-finals in 1946. After playing semi-professional basketball, Stu went on to play for the Harlem Globetrotters
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- Anna Moffo
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'50 — (Opera) Noted lyric-coloratura soprano.
- Ted Dean
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'56 — (Football) Ted earned high school All-American and All-State honors in football. Ted was also a State competitor in track and field, and letterwinner in basketball. Ted played for the Philadelphia Eagles
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and scored the winning touchdown in the 1960 NFL championship game.
- Joe Iacone
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'59 — (Football) Joe earned high school All-American honors in football, and went on to earn little All-American status (3 times) while playing football for West Chester University. Joe was a sixth round draft choice of the Eagles. He also participated in track and basketball.
- Randal Kleiser
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'64 (Director and Film Producer) Best known for directing the musical film Grease
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- Lance Clemons
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'65 — (Swimming) Professional pitcher who played three years in the major leagues
- Jane Barkman
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'69 — (Swimming) Jane won both bronze and gold medals in swimming in the 1968 Mexico City Olympics and another gold medal in the 1972 games held in Munich.
- Thomas F. Wilson
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'77 — (Actor) His breakthrough role was as a bully named Biff Tannen
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in the movie trilogy Back to the Future
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- Lee Daniels
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'78 - (actor, film producer and director) Best known for producing Monster's Ball
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(2001) and directing Precious: Based on the Novel "Push" by Sapphire (2009), which received six Academy Award nominations, including Best Director and Best Picture.
- Michael Hausman
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'78 — (Musician) One of the founders of, and the drummer for, the band 'Til Tuesday
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, Michael is currently the manager for musicians Aimee Mann
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and Marc Cohn
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- Joshua Wurman
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'78 — (Scientist, Inventor) A leading meteorologist and inventor of radar technologies such as the DOW Doppler On Wheels
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mobile radars. Star of Discovery Channel, National Geographic, NOVA and other series and documentaries.
- Beth Kephart
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'78 — (Author) A National Book Award finalist, Beth has published thirteen novels and several other writers. She has hosted many events in the area and her novel "Dangerous Neighbors" came out in late August.
- David Brooks
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'79 — (Journalist) Author and columnist for the New York Times
- Mary Ellen Clark
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'81 — (Diving) Mary Ellen was a seven time United States Diving National Champion and was a bronze medalist in platform diving in consecutive Olympics, Barcelona (1992) and Atlanta (1996).
- Paul Anthony Stewart
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'88 — (Actor) Stewart first came into prominence as Casey Bowman, a man with a troubled father, on the soap opera Loving
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, a role he played from 1992 until the show's cancellation in 1995. His most famous role to date has been mobster Danny Santos on Guiding Light
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from 1998 until 2005.
- Kelly Corrigan
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'85 — (Writer) Corrigan is the author of the New York Times bestselling memoir, The Middle Place, as well as a contributor to O, The Oprah Winfrey Magazine. She has appeared on The Today Show three times and is the founder of Circus of Cancer, a website to teach people how to love a friend through cancer.