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Mast Community Charter School

Charter | K-12 | 1322 students

STREAM - Science, Technology, Robotics, Engineering, Arts, Math

 

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Situated in an urban neighborhood. The median home value is $220,000. The average monthly rent for a 2 bedroom apartment is $890.

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4 stars

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2014:
Based on 2 ratings
2013:
Based on 1 rating
2012:
No new ratings
2011:
Based on 5 ratings

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Posted September 26, 2007

MaST Community Charter School is one of the bestest charter schools in the nation. It's really an amazing school with many extra-curricular activities: Basketball, Volleyball, Baseball, Drama Club, Astronomy Club, and many more. Trust me, I go there. It is the best school to send your child to.
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 21, 2007

Mast is an amazing school. I have had the opportunity to have had to children graduate from this school. The teachers are wonderful and are involved with students. Parents should take responsibltly fortheir kids and be involved in what they do and stop blaming the teachers and the school adminastrators. My Daughter took AP courses and is now in college less credits to pay for. Thank you Mast. What a wonderful school. Keep up the good work for the younger kids of tomorrow.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 9, 2007

mast is a good school but they dont take importat issues seriously like bullying they say they wiull but it has be unnoticed
—Submitted by a student


Posted June 1, 2007

Mast is an amazing school. In a district that is plagued with school violence, poor test results and a lack of parental involvement, I feel blessed that my children attend Mast. The administration is hard working and committed to the school's excellency, the teachers are some of the best in their field and the students are well behaved, intelligent and respectful. Mast parents are very involved and work hard to do their part in creating the wonderful environment that is their children's school. As far as a review of the school goes, the facts speak for themselves. Mast is the best school in the city! Panther Pride!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 9, 2007

MaST Charter School has met and exceeded my hopes for a wonderful educational experience for my daughter. The teachers continually go above and beyond their call of duty on a daily basis. They are meeting each child's individual need by accommodating as necessary every single day. With phenomenal support teachers can help students perform to their highest potential. The integration of technology in all disciplines has exposed my daughter to a world of learning. With a large amount of available technology, the teaching is authentic and the learning has meaning and purpose, especially for my daughter. She is a gifted student who loves learning because of the alternatives that are provided for her. The students want to be there and they want to learn! I can see why parents are lined up in droves to have their children attend MaST, I just happened to be one of the lucky ones!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 28, 2007

I have heard so many good things about this school but I have yet to see any of them. I am pulling my child out of this school and sending them back to Catholic school where the academics are superior and they will be reminded that they are young ladies and gentlemen.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 21, 2007

I feel so blessed to have my children in this school my son is now in the first grade, my daughter in kindergarten. They are thriving and truly enjoying learning the teachers are amazing!! YES you have a few bad seeds in the bunch as far as the children go but they are a reflections of their parents not the school. and the good far outway the bad. I only wish parents would do their job so that teachers could focus on theirs. so all in all this school is amazing if your looking for perfection good luck. I wouldn't have my children anywhere else!! we love MAST!!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 3, 2006

When I was a student there a few years ago it was a decent school that just needed some things worked out.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted February 27, 2005

This is a great school. My daughter has been doing so well in this school. She is involved in many activities and enjoys going to school everyday.Her grades are always in the high 90's and has been on honor roll twice and this is her first year. She was one of eleven spots picked for sixth grade out of 250 applicants for those seats. She is also a part of the choir who performed this past December at a phantoms game. She also belongs to the orchestra and has a part in the big school production of The Music Man. She loved being a part of Mast's famous science fair.They run a very tight ship and do not tolerate any nonsense.I would recommend this school to any parent, unfortunately getting in the school is difficult. My daughter was lucky to get in when she did.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 7, 2004

I absolutely love MaST! My oldest started in K and is now in 4th grade with my youngest starting school this year. My oldest has Asperger's and she has done wonderful! There is no tolerance for being mean to one another because they are all taught to respect themselves and others. My daughter is a prime example of who would be bullied in other schools, but at MaST it is understood that she is different and that is not a bad thing. I am grateful to MaST for giving her an environment where she can grow and learn and not feel that she is disabled, but different like everyone else. We all have are little hurdles to deal with and MaST is a great place to learn how.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 26, 2003

This school has a great potential, but does not remotely live up to it. MaST stands for 'Math, Science, and Technology,' but with only 5% of its students meeting state minimal standards in math, something is obviously very wrong. My daughter attended MaST for two years. She's both mentally gifted and learning disabled, but the school failed to meet either special need. My daughter complained about constant personal harassment by other students and poor discipline in nearly all of her classes. With parents lined up in droves to get their kids into charter schools like this one, it baffles me why disruptive behavior and poor classroom performance are tolerated. Surely it would be a simple matter to send uncooperative students back to the public schools and replace them with kids who actually want to learn. Until that happens, MaST does not really stand for 'Math, Science, and Technology.' It stands, instead, for 'Mediocre Attempts at Scholarship and Teaching.' I hope that changes.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 25, 2003

My five children go to this school and my two oldest were of the first classes offered at MaST for the 6th and 8th grades. This school not only offers an excellent educational opportunity for the children, but it also encourages parental involvement as well as offering a nurturing environment! I am a proud parent at Mast Community Charter School!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 15, 2003

My child is entering 3rd grade and has been enrolled in MaST since Kindergarten which was the first year of Elementary grades at MaST. I have found the teachers and staff to be caring professionals. The curriculum is challenging and the students are consistantly stimulated. The school is growing and improving each year and the results are tangible. My child scored in the 99 percentile for reading on the national Terra Nova tests. There is a required 20 hours of volunteer time per family per year which is evident in the amount of parental involvement. There is also many programs available for special needs children. Both my child and our family has benefited from enrollment in this school. It is really a family environment.
—Submitted by a parent


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About these ratings

The Community Rating is the school’s average rating from its community members (e.g., parents, students, and school staff). The highest possible rating is five stars; the lowest is one star.

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

The state average for Math was 80% in 2012.

75 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
99%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
91%

2009

 
 
89%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 74% in 2012.

75 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
93%

2009

 
 
88%
Scale: % at or above proficient

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.

Source: Pennsylvania Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 83% in 2012.

75 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
93%

2009

 
 
98%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 72% in 2012.

74 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
93%

2009

 
 
91%
Science

The state average for Science was 82% in 2012.

79 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
96%

2009

 
 
98%
Scale: % at or above proficient

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.

Source: Pennsylvania Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 73% in 2012.

98 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
89%

2009

 
 
82%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 65% in 2012.

99 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
79%

2009

 
 
70%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 64% in 2012.

107 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
85%

2009

 
 
78%
Scale: % at or above proficient

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.

Source: Pennsylvania Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 77% in 2012.

100 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
87%

2009

 
 
95%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 69% in 2012.

102 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
77%

2009

 
 
91%
Scale: % at or above proficient

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.

Source: Pennsylvania Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 80% in 2012.

94 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
91%

2009

 
 
86%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 76% in 2012.

98 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
87%

2009

 
 
79%
Scale: % at or above proficient

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.

Source: Pennsylvania Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 76% in 2012.

105 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
99%

2009

 
 
88%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 80% in 2012.

106 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
90%

2009

 
 
93%
Science

The state average for Science was 60% in 2012.

112 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
71%

2009

 
 
73%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 73% in 2012.

112 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
90%

2009

 
 
84%
Scale: % at or above proficient

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.

Source: Pennsylvania Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 60% in 2012.

98 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
83%

2009

 
 
73%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 68% in 2012.

95 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
83%

2009

 
 
77%
Science

The state average for Science was 42% in 2012.

100 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
64%

2011

 
 
57%

2010

 
 
57%

2009

 
 
47%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 83% in 2012.

99 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
90%

2009

 
 
96%
Scale: % at or above proficient

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.

Source: Pennsylvania Department of Education

Math

All Students99%
Female98%
Male100%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White98%
Economically disadvantaged100%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students87%
Female88%
Male85%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White92%
Economically disadvantaged83%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a
Scale: % at or above proficient

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

Math

All Students97%
Female100%
Male94%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White96%
Economically disadvantaged100%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students85%
Female95%
Male74%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White85%
Economically disadvantaged79%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students92%
Female98%
Male86%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White93%
Economically disadvantaged88%
Students with disabilities (IEP)77%
English language learnersn/a
Scale: % at or above proficient

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

Math

All Students87%
Female86%
Male87%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White88%
Economically disadvantaged85%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students73%
Female81%
Male66%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White77%
Economically disadvantaged67%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a

Writing

All Students76%
Female79%
Male73%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White74%
Economically disadvantaged65%
Students with disabilities (IEP)24%
English language learnersn/a
Scale: % at or above proficient

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

Math

All Students88%
Female92%
Male83%
Blackn/a
Asian100%
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White86%
Economically disadvantaged75%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students81%
Female94%
Male67%
Blackn/a
Asian92%
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White80%
Economically disadvantaged76%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a
Scale: % at or above proficient

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

Math

All Students96%
Female94%
Male98%
Black93%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White97%
Economically disadvantaged94%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students84%
Female87%
Male80%
Black79%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White84%
Economically disadvantaged81%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a
Scale: % at or above proficient

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

Math

All Students91%
Female94%
Male89%
Blackn/a
Asian100%
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White92%
Economically disadvantaged87%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students88%
Female98%
Male78%
Blackn/a
Asian100%
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White87%
Economically disadvantaged79%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students68%
Female74%
Male63%
Blackn/a
Asian75%
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White72%
Economically disadvantaged51%
Students with disabilities (IEP)20%
English language learnersn/a

Writing

All Students80%
Female89%
Male73%
Blackn/a
Asian100%
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White77%
Economically disadvantaged77%
Students with disabilities (IEP)20%
English language learnersn/a
Scale: % at or above proficient

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

Math

All Students84%
Female84%
Male84%
Blackn/a
Asian100%
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White84%
Economically disadvantaged76%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students86%
Female89%
Male84%
Blackn/a
Asian85%
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White86%
Economically disadvantaged89%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students64%
Female58%
Male69%
Blackn/a
Asian86%
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White67%
Economically disadvantaged45%
Students with disabilities (IEP)17%
English language learnersn/a

Writing

All Students93%
Female100%
Male87%
Blackn/a
Asian100%
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White94%
Economically disadvantaged90%
Students with disabilities (IEP)42%
English language learnersn/a
Scale: % at or above proficient

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

Breaking down the GreatSchools Rating

GreatSchools Ratings for this school are based on 2011-2012 test results. Use the breakdown ratings below to compare types of students at this school. Learn more »


Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 72% 71%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 10% 3%
Black 8% 15%
Hispanic 6% 9%
Two or more races 4% 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Female 51%N/A49%
Male 49%N/A51%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

College readiness and student pathways

Percentage of students going to 2-year college 18% (2012)
Percentage of students going to 4-year college 76% (2012)
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Source: Manually entered by a school official.

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Art teacher(s)
Computer specialist(s)
ELL/ESL Coordinator
Gardening teacher(s)
Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
Librarian/media specialist(s)
Math specialist(s)
Music teacher(s)
PE instructor(s)
Nurse(s)
Poetry/Creative writing teacher(s)
Robotics/Technology specialist(s)
School psychologist
School social worker/counselors(s)
Special education coordinator
Speech and language therapist(s)
Teacher aid/assistant teacher
Tutor(s)
Read more about programs at this school
Source: Provided by a school official.

Special education / special needs

Level of special education programming offered
  • Intensive - the school offers a full program for many needs and/or offers at least one very comprehensive program for very challenging needs such as autism or complete visual impairment
Specialized programs for specific types of special education students
  • Autism
  • Specific learning disabilities
  • Speech and language impairments
Extra learning resources offered
  • Differentiated learning programs
Staff resources available to students
  • Special education coordinator
  • Speech and language therapist(s)

Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

Specific academic themes or areas of focus
  • Engineering
  • Mathematics
  • Science
  • Technology
Staff resources available to students
  • Computer specialist(s)
  • Gardening teacher(s)
  • Math specialist(s)
  • Robotics/Technology specialist(s)
School facilities
  • Computer lab
  • Garden/Greenhouse
  • Outdoor learning lab
Vocational or skills-based training offered
  • Computer programming
  • Engineering
Clubs
  • Math club
  • Recycling club
  • Robotics club
  • Science club
  • Technology club

Arts & music

Specific academic themes or areas of focus
  • Arts (all)
  • Music
  • Visual arts
Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
  • Poetry/Creative writing teacher(s)
School facilities
  • Art room
  • Performance stage
Vocational or skills-based training offered
  • Industrial / graphic design
Music
  • Instrumental music lessons
Performing and written arts
  • Drama
Media arts
  • Computer animation
  • Video / Film production
Clubs
  • Dance club
  • Drama club
  • Sewing/knitting club
  • Student newspaper
  • Television/Radio News
  • Yearbook

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Moderate - the school consistently offers a full program for particular ESL/ELL needs
Staff resources available to students
  • ELL/ESL Coordinator
  • Speech and language therapist(s)

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • Gardening teacher(s)
  • Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • School psychologist
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Garden/Greenhouse
  • Gym
  • Multi-purpose room ("cafegymatorium")
Clubs
  • SADD
  • Yoga club

Gifted & talented

Extra learning resources offered
  • Acceleration
College preparation / awareness resources offered
  • College prep programs/courses during the year
  • College presentations or information sessions
  • Community college courses
  • SAT/ACT prep classes
  • School-sponsored trips to college campuses
  • Visiting teachers or lecturers from colleges
Clubs
  • National Honor Society
School leaders can update this information here.

School basics

Before school or after school care / program onsite
  • Before school
  • After school
School Leader's name
  • Mr. John F. Swoyer III
Best ways for parents to contact the school
  • Email
  • Phone
Gender
  • Coed
Is there an application process?
  • Yes
Fax number
  • (267) 348-1217

Programs

Instructional and/or curriculum models used

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  • STEM
Specific academic themes or areas of focus

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  • Arts (all)
  • Engineering
  • Mathematics
  • Music
  • Science
  • Service learning
  • Technology
  • Visual arts
Level of special education programming offered
  • Intensive - the school offers a full program for many needs and/or offers at least one very comprehensive program for very challenging needs such as autism or complete visual impairment
Specialized programs for specific types of special education students
  • Autism
  • Specific learning disabilities
  • Speech and language impairments
Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Moderate - the school consistently offers a full program for particular ESL/ELL needs
Vocational or skills-based training offered
  • Computer programming
  • Engineering
  • Industrial / graphic design

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Computer specialist(s)
  • ELL/ESL Coordinator
  • Gardening teacher(s)
  • Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
  • Librarian/media specialist(s)
  • Math specialist(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • Poetry/Creative writing teacher(s)
  • Robotics/Technology specialist(s)
  • School psychologist
  • School social worker/counselors(s)
  • Special education coordinator
  • Speech and language therapist(s)
  • Teacher aid/assistant teacher
  • Tutor(s)
Extra learning resources offered
  • Acceleration
  • Career/college counseling
  • Counseling
  • Differentiated learning programs
  • Mentoring
  • Remediation
  • Title I Targeted Assistance program (TAS)
  • Tutoring
College preparation / awareness resources offered
  • College prep programs/courses during the year
  • College presentations or information sessions
  • Community college courses
  • SAT/ACT prep classes
  • School-sponsored trips to college campuses
  • Visiting teachers or lecturers from colleges
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
  • Passes/tokens for public transportation
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Art room
  • Auditorium
  • Cafeteria
  • College/career center
  • Computer lab
  • Garden/Greenhouse
  • Gym
  • Internet access
  • Learning lab
  • Library
  • Multi-purpose room ("cafegymatorium")
  • Outdoor learning lab
  • Performance stage
  • Playground
School leaders can update this information here.

Sports

Boys sports
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Soccer
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Volleyball

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • None
Music
  • Instrumental music lessons
Performing arts
  • Drama
Media arts
  • Computer animation
  • Video / Film production

Student clubs

Clubs (distinct from courses)
  • Book/reading club
  • Dance club
  • Drama club
  • Habitat for Humanity
  • Math club
  • Mock trial competition club
  • National Honor Society
  • Recycling club
  • Robotics club
  • SADD
  • Science club
  • Sewing/knitting club
  • Student newspaper
  • Technology club
  • Television/Radio News
  • Yearbook
  • Yoga club
School leaders can update this information here.

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School culture

Dress Code
  • Uniforms
Bullying policy
  • This school has a bullying and/or cyber bullying policy in place.
Parent involvement
  • Attend parent nights
  • Chaperone school trips
  • Join PTO/PTA
  • Organize fundraising events (school auction, bake sales, etc.)
  • Serve on school improvement team or governance council
  • Volunteer in the classroom
School leaders can update this information here.

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January 31, 2014

 
 
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What are your chances?


1 out of 10students were accepted for the 2012-2013 school year.


Students accepted for the 2012-2013 school year
130
Applications received for the 2012-2013 school year
5735

Planning ahead

College preparation / awareness offered
College prep programs/courses during the year
College presentations or information sessions
Community college courses
SAT/ACT prep classes
School-sponsored trips to college campuses
Visiting teachers or lecturers from colleges
Students' post-graduation plans in 2012
2 year college - 18%
4 year college - 76%
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1800 East Byberry Rd
Philadelphia, PA 19116
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Phone: (267) 348-1100

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