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Mastery Charter School: Simon Gratz High School
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School Details

  • School TypePublic Charter Neighborhood
  • Grade Levels9-12
  • Waiting List Size60
  • Enrollment1209
  • PrincipalPeter Langer (grades 9-10) Nadia Bennett (grades 11-12)
  • Phone Number215-227-4408
  • School Emailleyondo.dunn@masterycharter.org
  • SEPTA RoutesBSL (Hunting Park), Bus (1, 2, 23, 53, R)
  • Address 1798 West Hunting Park Avenue
    Philadelphia, PA 19140
  • NeighborhoodHunting Park
  • TuitionTuition free public charter school
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Mission

All students learn the academic and personal skills they need to be truly prepared for postsecondary success and able to pursue their dreams.

All students learn the academic and personal skills they need to be truly prepared for postsecondary success and able to pursue their dreams.

Points of Pride

Students engage in close reading, deep thinking, high-level discourse, and a range of writing opportunities, to learn and apply grade-level Common Core standards with increasing independence. Sophomores complete an internship and learn about the...

Students engage in close reading, deep thinking, high-level discourse, and a range of writing opportunities, to learn and apply grade-level Common Core standards with increasing independence. Sophomores complete an internship and learn about the workplace. We take pride in our rigorous science curriculum offerings-physics, biology and chemistry classes. AP classes and dual enrollment with Community College of Philadelphia offered.

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Admissions Policy

Any student living in Philadelphia is eligible to apply for the lottery at Simon Gratz High School. Interested students must submit an application (Online or In-Person). If there are more applications than available seats, a lottery will be held....

Any student living in Philadelphia is eligible to apply for the lottery at Simon Gratz High School. Interested students must submit an application (Online or In-Person). If there are more applications than available seats, a lottery will be held. Preference is given to current students at Mastery Charter Prep, Cleveland, Douglas, and Pastorius. Preference is also given to students living in the Simon Gratz catchment boundaries.

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Safety & Culture

Assistant principal of school culture, deans and school social workers. Proactive response to student issues, including student mediation and class circles. Consistent parent communication. Full staff approach to relationship building.

Assistant principal of school culture, deans and school social workers. Proactive response to student issues, including student mediation and class circles. Consistent parent communication. Full staff approach to relationship building.

Accreditations & Honors

According to the Philadelphia School Performance Profile Index, highest rated neighborhood, comprehensive high school in Philadelphia.

According to the Philadelphia School Performance Profile Index, highest rated neighborhood, comprehensive high school in Philadelphia.

School Details & Data

Demographics

Black 93.7%
White 0.1%
Hispanic 3.8%
Asian 0.1%
Other 2.3%

Female & Male Students

Female Students 47.7%
Male Students 52.3%

Special Education

Special Ed 27.5%

Gifted Education

Gifted 0.1%

Economically Disadvantaged

Students who are economically disadvantaged 81%

English Language Learners

English Language Learner 1.1%

Students Per Grade

9th Grade Students
306
10th Grade Students
325
11th Grade Students
282
12th Grade Students
296
Total Students
1209

School Incidents

Incidents Per 100 Students
3.6

Academics

College Rate

College Rate 47%

AP Class Offerings

  • Biology,
  • English Language,
  • English Literature,
  • US History,
  • AP Class Other

Activities & Programs

Arts Programs

  • Theater,
  • Dance Instr,
  • Choir,
  • Drill Team,
  • Literature,
  • Film,
  • Jazz,
  • Other

Sports Programs

  • Football,
  • Basketball,
  • Soccer,
  • Baseball,
  • Softball,
  • Track and Field,
  • Tennis,
  • Cross Country,
  • Cheerleading,
  • Girls Basketball,
  • Girls Track and Field,
  • Lacrosse,
  • Girls Lacrosse,
  • Girls Soccer,
  • Volleyball,
  • Girls Volleyball,
  • Sports Other

Other Sports

Girls Cross Country

Girls Cross Country

Other Activities

Student Government, National Honors Society, Debate, Chess

Student Government, National Honors Society, Debate, Chess

Electives

Year-long Internship Course in Sophomore Year, Art, Music, PE, Technology, Mastery Class, Senior Seminar (College Readiness) Music, Art, Dual Enrollment with Community College of Philadelphia

Year-long Internship Course in Sophomore Year, Art, Music, PE, Technology, Mastery Class, Senior Seminar (College Readiness) Music, Art, Dual Enrollment with Community College of Philadelphia

Language Programs

  • Spanish

Parent Programs

  • Parents Home and School Association,
  • Parents School Advisory

Parent Involvement

Parents support the school through the Bulldogs Parents United parent association. Bulldog Parents United hosts the Simon Gratz Mastery Charter School concession stand at Marcus Foster Field. BPU participates in the 21st Century Community Learning...

Parents support the school through the Bulldogs Parents United parent association. Bulldog Parents United hosts the Simon Gratz Mastery Charter School concession stand at Marcus Foster Field. BPU participates in the 21st Century Community Learning Center after school activities at Gratz. Finally, BPU works with the school to support community engagement activities such as Gratz Day and the community Food Cupboard. Parents can assist wit the Parent Resource Room during school hours.

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Before and After Care

  • Extended Programming

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