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Mastery CS -Shoemaker Campus

Charter | 7-12 | 676 students

 

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Posted April 2, 2012

Ok, so yeah mastery has it good things I have to admit. They pay for really expensive tests that are required for application to college. They call themselves college prep school and they do help students with the college application process, but they prepared students to be mediocre. We can't choose classes and if we want to double up on something we can't. we are pretty much at everyone's level. They assume that their system work for all the students. People like me are a bit more open to challenges and mastery is not a challenge. Everything is too easy and in my believe and other people i know from mastery, these school are pretty much fake. Sadly, is a bit late for me to change the school I go to, since I'm a sophomore and most school hold application at the beginning of the year and I certainly don't want to go to school in my senior year. In the other hand, the students are very rude, which is something I don't appreciate. I appreciate the teachers they tried and they have to get use to the changes but students don't see it that way. I know the staff is trying hard and I appreciated b/c it's what they understand is best for us, but in belief definitively not for me.
—Submitted by a student


Posted December 27, 2011

Mastery charter schools have no concern for the students' well being or morale. They are overly focused on academic scores and CONFORMITY. The students have no voice and the 'discipline' system is run like a Prison camp. There is no compassion or caring on the part of the administration. These same issues have been pointed out by parents; read reviews for Pickett campus etc.. Yes, the bathrooms are clean. Yes, there are no metal detectors. Yes, there is no violence or safety issues. Yes, excellence in academics is mandatory. Guess what? 99% of the students that are accepted in Mastery are GREAT KIDS to begin with! Their parents are involved & the students want to do well in school. Mastery schools are just doing the BASICS that every public school should be doing- non violence, new books, clean facilities, expecting kids to advance- no more, no less. The students are well behaved & have good grades but are punished to the extreme for silly & minor perceived 'infractions'. For example, a child in uniform short sleeve mastery shirt who was cold was forced to take off a plain black long sleeve sweater BECAUSE IT DIDN'T HAVE THE MASTERY LOGO ON IT!. Despite the very cold building.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 25, 2011

My daughter is n her senior year. And she have come a long way with her academic clases. her test scores were high and she scored great on her SAT's and because of her grades she had been accepted to "Wilson College" and she also have gotten an offer from "Clarion University". I am very proud of her. Mastery have prepared her and she is on her way.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 15, 2010

This is my child's first year attending this school. She attended the summer program and I was very impressed with it. The staff here at the school appear to be very dedicated to our children's success. this school has a vey structured program that WORKS, and I'm looking forward to hearing and seeing good things from my child. consistentcy and discipline is the key to success and this school stands by these two things everyday, and I see great things happening for this school, and our children!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 20, 2010

Mastery Charter Shoemaker campus is an excellent school. They give students the opportunity to soar and realize that their dreams are attainable. With all the academic trainwrecks charter schools can present, Master stands out in the crowd. It is amazing to watch the growth of the students, who were enrolled in the worst Middle school in West Philadelphia. Big Ups and continued success


Posted May 11, 2010

i hate mastery charter shoemaker campus my child do not feel safe in that school. she comes home everyday and tell me how the teachers are un fair. the school do not let her have her words
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 24, 2010

Good school but needs some work on the teachers there.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 6, 2009

Ahnyia loves and appreciates all her teachers and her dean at mastery charter shoemaker campus
—Submitted by a student


Posted July 28, 2009

My child started Mastery last year and was very pleased with the school. My child mad honor roll ever report and is looking forward to coming back to school this year.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 21, 2008

The new principal is not what this needs. The school's reputatation as being stellar is going down. They need to bring back the first prinicipal who knew how to manage a school with a great team.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 23, 2008

My 8th grade Son loves this scholl and is an A student. Mr El Mekki is the best principal. The teachers are excellent too.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 21, 2008

Mastery Charter School is the best school i ever been in. They show us that we can make it. When i first started out their it was hard. Now I'm an honor student.
—Submitted by a student


Posted April 17, 2008

Constant new ideas in improving the education process for our children.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 29, 2007

Mastery Charter School is an excellent school to be a part of. They have helped my son improve in his grades 100%. His attitude has changed to the positive, he loves to attend school and is always ready to soak up any information concerning his classes. One class in particular was math, his math grade was a low D last year while attending People For People Charter School. He received is first grade report from Shoemaker Mastery and received a 89% score among other A's and B's he received. If you want a community that cares about their children, teacher who listen to their students, please have them attend Mastery Charter school --its the best place to be for our Philadelphia school children. Proud and Grateful parent
—Submitted by a parent


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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.

113 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
87%

2009

 
 
87%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 76% in 2012.

115 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
54%

2011

 
 
52%

2010

 
 
64%

2009

 
 
71%
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.

111 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
82%

2009

 
 
87%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 80% in 2012.

113 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
84%

2009

 
 
84%
Science

The state average for Science was 60% in 2012.

110 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
35%

2011

 
 
37%

2010

 
 
36%

2009

 
 
43%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 73% in 2012.

122 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
87%

2009

 
 
83%
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.

106 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
56%

2010

 
 
61%

2009

 
 
n/a
Reading

The state average for Reading was 68% in 2012.

108 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
60%

2010

 
 
58%

2009

 
 
n/a
Science

The state average for Science was 42% in 2012.

103 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
21%

2011

 
 
12%

2010

 
 
9%

2009

 
 
n/a
Writing

The state average for Writing was 83% in 2012.

111 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
98%

2010

 
 
93%

2009

 
 
n/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.

Source: Pennsylvania Department of Education

Math

All Students81%
Female87%
Male74%
Black80%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged83%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students54%
Female60%
Male47%
Black53%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged56%
Students with disabilities (IEP)25%
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 Students90%
Female89%
Male91%
Black90%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged88%
Students with disabilities (IEP)63%
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students82%
Female86%
Male78%
Black81%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged81%
Students with disabilities (IEP)56%
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students35%
Female26%
Male43%
Black34%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged29%
Students with disabilities (IEP)29%
English language learnersn/a

Writing

All Students85%
Female90%
Male81%
Black85%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged85%
Students with disabilities (IEP)56%
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 Students79%
Female76%
Male84%
Black79%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged79%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students68%
Female74%
Male61%
Black67%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged66%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students21%
Female17%
Male26%
Black22%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged21%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a

Writing

All Students92%
Female91%
Male92%
Black92%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged93%
Students with disabilities (IEP)57%
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
Black 98% 15%
Hispanic 1% 8%
White 1% 71%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Asian 0% 3%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Two or more races 0% 2%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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