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Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Academics
    B
  2. Diversity
    A-
  3. Teachers
    A
  4. College Prep
    B
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B
  6. Health & Safety
    A+
  7. Administration
    A-
  8. Sports
    C
  9. Food
    B
  10. Resources & Facilities
    A-
Mast Community Charter School is a highly rated, public, charter school located in Philadelphia, PA. It has 1,332 students in grades K-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 17 to 1. According to state test scores, 64% of students are at least proficient in math and 77% in reading.

Mast Community Charter School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
77%
Percent Proficient - Math
64%
Average Graduation Rate
95%
Average SAT
1140
139 responses
Average ACT
25
19 responses
AP Enrollment
17%

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Living in the Area
B-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    B-
  2. Good for Families
    C+
  3. Housing
    C
Median Household Income
$55,055
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$878
National
$949
Median Home Value
$231,689
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
A+
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
92%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.24 responses
Poll
71%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.24 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 50 responses
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  • Clash of the classes
    32%
  • Prom
    18%
  • End of the year teacher videos
    16%
  • Pep Rallies
    10%
  • Teacher Awards
    10%
  • Talent Show
    8%
  • Multicultural fair
    6%

Students

Diversity
A-
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,332
Free or Reduced Lunch
42%
65%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.23 responses
74%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.23 responses
39%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.23 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
17:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
Teachers in First/Second Year
17.8%
87%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.23 responses
87%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.23 responses
78%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.23 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
B
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Low
Boys Athletic Participation
Low
Expenses Per Student
National
$12,239
75%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.24 responses
63%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.24 responses
67%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.24 responses
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I like the fact the building and facilities are clean and fairly new. The class sizes is smaller and this is a small school, so we do receive plenty of one-on-one attention. I also appreciate the many academic, extracurricular as well as social opportunities that are provided for me by Mast. I am thankful for the connections I made with teachers, faculty as well as my peers.

I think there is need for improvement in the following areas:
There could a wider array of academic opportunities available here. Such as more AP classes and higher level classes.
I think there also needs to be a variety of sports and not just the standard sports, so everyone can get involved in some way in their school community.
I also think that high school should prepare us better for college. Guiding us through the application process as well as Interview tips and other helpful resources to get ready to excel in college.
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Mast Community Charter School is a great school for anyone and can get any student ready for college. Academics are great and I saw myself getting great grades, and most of my friends as well. There are many great classes, and it is a very family-oriented school. I always feel safe and welcomed in the school every day. The majority of the electives are technologically based, which is amazing but I wish they had more different electives other than technology-based ones. The area the school is in is pretty good however to get into the school is atrocious. The parking lot is small, and there are way too many cars going in way too many different ways for anyone to get in fast. Mast did introduce a new system called flextime a few years ago. The purpose to give students different activities to do during the school day and to meet new people are great. They keep expanding the school but sadly are running out of room. Overall it is a great charter school, and I was lucky to get in.
it wouldn't let me type my whole review, so here are the pros and cons.

Pros: the technology is great! I came from a public school, so it's a different experience. if you forgot to copy down homework, you can access a teacher's page. the school is also pretty secure. there's rarely any fights because they all get stopped before they start. the middle school counselor, Mrs. Smith is one of the best counselors I've ever had.

cons: bullying is a problem. students are always causing drama, being rude towards others, and want to fight others. many of the students say offensive things such as homophobic/transphobic slurs, make fun of mental illnesses, make rape/sexual assault jokes, and just plain rude in general. every time one of these jokes are made, the teachers never give out consequences for it. the only time someone gets in trouble is when there are holes in their jeans or when a GIRL, 13 OR OLDER, (never a boy or little kid), is wearing shorts shorter than 3 inches above the knee.