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.


(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.


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.


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.


(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.


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.