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Gratz Simon High School

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Posted March 15, 2010

I think Simon Gratz was a wonderful school.if you are willing to learn.Gratz is the place to attend..
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 23, 2010

I attended this school for 2 years before moving out of state to the virginia beach school system. Prior to coming to this school my mother had me enrolled in semi-private school. I will be honest, Gratz is unlike any school I have attended in a Bad way. The teachers did not/could not teach because the students are terrible to do not want to learn. This school has a daycare! when I was enrolled in private school I was a C+ student, when I came to Gratz I went to an A+, without effort or studying. Many students cut class, and there is no real structure for discipline. I will say this, The problem is a vicious circle involving parents, student teachers and leadership. When I left and moved to Virginia the learning atmosphere was like a 360, I actually learned again. Funding also may be play a factor
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 20, 2009

This is a good school it's how bad do you want to learn and are you not into the 'in' crowd. Its does be fights but what schools doesn't, and it have alot of people that help students that want to go to college.
—Submitted by a student


Posted July 31, 2009

i'm gonna tell you the truth...this is not a good school to attend.students fight in&outside if this school.It is very unorganized,and i see why the students are'nt really getting anywhere,because the teachers and principal are so fed up with the wat things are going.
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 22, 2004

Simon Gratz prepared me for college and the challenges of the real world. I have also earned my Master degree. I was glad to see that it produced one athlete who made it to national recognition status----Rasheed Wallace.
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 22, 2003

I am a proud graduate from the class of 2002, and I would like to say that there has been an great improvement over the years and although the test scores are very low, remember that the only way to come up is to first have been down!!-
—Submitted by a former student


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The test results by subgroup show how the designated group of students is performing in comparison to the general population.

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The state average for Math was 60% in 2012.

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The state average for Reading was 68% in 2012.

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The state average for Science was 42% in 2012.

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The state average for Writing was 83% in 2012.

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About the tests


In 2011-2012 Pennsylvania used the Pennsylvania System of State Assessments (PSSA) to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in math and reading, in grades 5, 8 and 11 in writing, and in grades 4, 8 and 11 in science. The results for reading, writing, science and math are displayed on GreatSchools profiles. The PSSA is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Pennsylvania. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

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About the tests


In 2011-2012 Pennsylvania used the Pennsylvania System of State Assessments (PSSA) to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in math and reading, in grades 5, 8 and 11 in writing, and in grades 4, 8 and 11 in science. The results for reading, writing, science and math are displayed on GreatSchools profiles. The PSSA is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Pennsylvania. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

The different student groups are identified by the Pennsylvania Department of Education. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Pennsylvania Department of Education

Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Black 96% 15%
Hispanic 3% 8%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Asian 0% 3%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Two or more races 0% 2%
White 0% 71%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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1798 West Hunting Park Ave
Philadelphia, PA 19140
Phone: (215) 227-4408

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