Simon Gratz High School
Simon Gratz High School
|Location||3901–3961 N. 18th St., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania|
|Area||2.6 acres (1.1 ha)|
|Architect||Irwin T. Catharine|
|Architectural style||Late Gothic Revival|
|MPS||Philadelphia Public Schools TR|
|NRHP reference No.||88002276|
|Added to NRHP||April 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. 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.
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