Mastery Charter School Simon Gratz Campus

Mastery Simon Gratz
Mission Statement:
All students learn the academic and personal skills they need to succeed in higher education, compete in the global economy, and pursue their dreams.
Accredidations and Awards:
Highest-rated neighborhood comprehensive high school in city, Philadelphia School Performance Profile index
AP Courses:
Biology, English Language & Composition, English Literature & Composition, Government, U.S. History
Other Special Academic Offerings:
Art, Music, Physical Education, Technology, Senior Seminar (College Readiness), Sophomore Year Internship Program, dual enrollment with Community College of Philadelphia
Measures for Positive, Safe Learning:
Assistant principal of school culture; deans; school social worker; outpatient therapist; student government committees on school culture and school excellence; proactive response to student issues, including student mediation and class circles; consistent parent communication; staff approach to relationship-building
Parent Involvement:
School Advisory Council; Mastery Parent Action Committee; 21st Century Community Learning Center after school activities; volunteers at Gratz Day and Parent/Principal roundtables
Arts Activities and Classes:
dance instruction; choir; drill team; literature; film; jazz
Activities and Special Programs:
Hip-hop dance; student government; National Honor Society; debate; chess
Boys Sports:
Baseball, Basketball, Cross Country, Football, Lacrosse, Soccer, Softball, Tennis, Track & Field, Volleyball
Girls Sports:
Basketball, Cheerleading, Cross Country, Lacrosse, Soccer, Track & Field, Volleyball
Septa Routes:
1, 2, 16, 23, 53, R, Broad Street subway
Contact Information
1798 West Hunting Park Ave., 19140
Nadia Bennett, Peter Langer, Principals,
Enrollment and Demographics
Type of School:Charter
Enrollment: 1,150
Grades Served: 9-12
Admission Reqs: Application, lottery; guaranteed enrollment for students in catchment area and students attending feeder elementary schools: Grover Cleveland, Clymer, Douglas, Gratz Prep Middle, and Pastorius
ELLS: 1%
Special Education: 33%
Receiving free or reduced priced lunch: 80%
Waiting List? Yes, waitlisted students are offered seats throughout the school year as they become available. Families interested in confirming their student’s spot on the waitlist are encouraged to contact the Gratz High School front desk.
Racial Demographics:African American – 92% Latino – 4% Asian – 0% White – 1% Other – 2%

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