Simon Gratz High School

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Simon Gratz High School
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Simon Gratz High School is located in Philadelphia
Simon Gratz High School
Simon Gratz High School is located in Pennsylvania
Simon Gratz High School
Simon Gratz High School is located in the United States
Simon Gratz High School
Location3901–3961 N. 18th St., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Coordinates40°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
Area2.6 acres (1.1 ha)
ArchitectIrwin T. Catharine
Architectural styleLate Gothic Revival
MPSPhiladelphia Public Schools TR
NRHP reference No.88002276[1]
Added to NRHPApril 10, 1989

Simon Gratz High School is a secondary school in Philadelphia and named after Simon Gratz (1840-1925), a member of the Philadelphia Board of Education.[2] 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.

In 2012, the school was removed from the Persistently Dangerous Schools List while under the new management of Mastery Charter Schools.[3]

Neighborhoods served[edit]

The Temple University graduate and family housing unit, Triangle Apartment Complex,[4][5][6] is zoned to Simon Gratz.[7]

School uniforms[edit]

Gratz students are required to wear school uniforms[8] consisting of red Simon Gratz uniform shirts, black pants or black shirt, and any color shoes.

Notable alumni[edit]


  1. ^ "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. July 9, 2010.
  2. ^ "Simon Gratz papers 1571". Retrieved 2020-12-17.
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  4. ^ "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."
  5. ^ Zankey, Maria. "Family matters Archived 2012-03-14 at the Wayback Machine." The Temple News. March 23, 2010. Retrieved on October 2, 2011.
  6. ^ "Main Campus Map Archived 2010-10-24 at the Wayback Machine." (Image Archived 2010-06-02 at the Wayback Machine) Temple University. Retrieved on October 2, 2011.
  7. ^ "Simon Gratz Geographic Boundaries." (Archive) School District of Philadelphia. Retrieved on October 2, 2011.
  8. ^ [1]
  9. ^ "Philly Man Serving in Canadian Army". The Afro American. 1942-06-09. Retrieved 2013-03-25.
  10. ^ "Musician and Songwriter Arthur Singer Dies at 89". Jewish Exponent. Retrieved 5 August 2009.

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