John Story Jenks School
John Story Jenks School is a public school in the Chestnut Hill section of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States, and is part of the School District of Philadelphia. J. S. Jenks serves children from kindergarten through eighth grade and has a student population of about 500. There are two classes in each grade as well as specialized programs for life skills, inclusion/learning support and gifted support. Jenks students are required to wear school uniforms.

Building
J. S. Jenks was built in 1922-1924 in Tudor Revival/Late Gothic Revival style and designed by Irwin T. Catherine, longtime architect for the School District. The building is yellow brick and is relatively ornate with a parapet and stylized Flemish gable at the top of the building. The school is on the National Register of Historic Places. J. S. Jenks was named after John Story Jenks, the merchant, of Randolph and Jenks, who was also a director of Pennsylvania Hospital, Philadelphia Trust Company, Western Savings Fund, Western National Bank and the Insurance Company of North America. His home, Inglewood Cottage, designed by Cope & Stewardson, is also located in Chestnut Hill.

Notable alumni
  • Samantha Johnson - Miss Pennsylvania USA 2007


Feeder patterns
Residents zoned to Jenks are also zoned to Germantown High School.

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