Simon Gratz High School

(Photo by Steve Tawa)

Mastery Charter Schools Holds College Fair For Its 10th-11th Graders

At the college fair at Simon Gratz High School, students attending high schools operated by Mastery Charter Schools had the chance to grill potential institutions about post-secondary opportunities.

05/07/2014

(A Philadelphia Police cruiser sits outside Gratz High School on September 20th following a shooting in the Broad Street subway that was initially believed to involve Gratz students.  Credit: Mike DeNardo)

Part 3: Getting Tough on Violence

There is a new atmosphere at one Philadelphia high school where, students say, violence used to be commonplace.

10/04/2012

Simon Gratz Mastery Charter High School principal LaQuanda Jackson talks with reporters about Gratz's removal from the "persistently dangerous" list.  Credit: Mike DeNardo)

Philadelphia’s List of ‘Persistently Dangerous’ Schools Gets Pared Down

Now there are just six Philadelphia schools deemed “persistently dangerous” under state criteria.

09/05/2012

Katherine Adepoju-Odusanya is going to the prom in style after winning a package worth about $3,000. (by Cherri Gregg)

Simon Gratz Senior Wins Prom Makeover In Essay Contest

Katherine Adepoju-Odusanya, 18, is going to prom in a limo, wearing a custom dress with professionally done hair and makeup.

04/11/2012

(Philadelphia Eagles' quarterback Michael Vick, at Gratz High School.  Credit: Cherri Gregg)

Michael Vick Makes Another Anti-Dogfighting Appearance At A Philadelphia School

“I vow to help more animals than I hurt — I feel like I owe that,” he said on Friday at Gratz High School.

03/30/2012

Student Arrested After Fight At Philadelphia School

A student is in police custody after a fight at a program for emotionally disturbed students on the grounds of Simon Gratz High School Wednesday morning.

03/07/2012

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