Simon Gratz High School

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Simon Gratz High School
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Simon Gratz High School is located in Pennsylvania
Simon Gratz High School
Location 3901–3961 N. 18th St., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Coordinates 40°0′47.39″N 75°9′23.97″W / 40.0131639°N 75.1566583°W / 40.0131639; -75.1566583Coordinates: 40°0′47.39″N 75°9′23.97″W / 40.0131639°N 75.1566583°W / 40.0131639; -75.1566583
Area 2.6 acres (1.1 ha)
Built 1925
Architect Irwin T. Catharine
Architectural style Late Gothic Revival
Governing body Local
MPS Philadelphia Public Schools TR
NRHP Reference # 88002276[1]
Added to NRHP April 10, 1989

Simon Gratz High School is a secondary school in Philadelphia. An inner-city school, it is perhaps best known for its famous alumni (listed below). Originally a public school directly operated by the School District of Philadelphia, Gratz has been operated as a charter school by Mastery Charter since September 2011. Students from the previous public school's enrollment area are eligible to attend. It is the fifth Philadelphia high school operated by Mastery.

Situated at the southeast corner of the intersection of 18th St. & Hunting Park Ave., its address is 1798 Hunting Park Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19140.

In 2012, the school was removed from Persistently Dangerous Schools List while under the new management of Mastery Charter Schools.[2]

Neighborhoods served[edit]

The Temple University graduate and family housing unit, Triangle Apartment Complex,[3][4][5] is zoned to Simon Gratz.[6] K

School uniforms[edit]

Gratz students are required to wear school uniforms [1], consisting of gray polo shirts, navy blue bottoms and solid black shoes.

Notable alumni[edit]


  1. ^ "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2010-07-09. 
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  3. ^ "Graduate Housing." Temple University. Retrieved on October 2, 2011. "The Triangle Apartment Complex is located on the 1900 block of North Broad Street and the 1400 block of West Norris Street on the Main Campus."
  4. ^ Zankey, Maria. "Family matters." The Temple News. March 23, 2010. Retrieved on October 2, 2011.
  5. ^ "Main Campus Map." (Image) Temple University. Retrieved on October 2, 2011.
  6. ^ "Simon Gratz Geographic Boundaries." (Archive) School District of Philadelphia. Retrieved on October 2, 2011.
  7. ^ "Philly Man Serving in Canadian Army". The Afro American. 1942-06-09. Retrieved 2013-03-25. 
  8. ^ "Musician and Songwriter Arthur Singer Dies at 89". Jewish Exponent. Retrieved 5 August 2009. 

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