A-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B+
  2. Diversity
    B+
  3. Teachers
    A
  4. College Prep
    B+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B+
  6. Health & Safety
    A+
  7. Administration
    A+
  8. Sports
    C
  9. Food
    A
  10. Resources & Facilities
    A
Address
1800 E Byberry Rd
Philadelphia, PA 19116
Telephone
(267) 348-1100

Mast Community Charter School Rankings

Niche ranks nearly 100,000 schools and districts based on statistics and millions of opinions from students and parents.

Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
77%
Percent Proficient - Math
63%
Average Graduation Rate
95%
Average SAT
1120
79 responses
Average ACT
24
15 responses
AP Enrollment
23%

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
A+
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
91%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.23 responses
Poll
70%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.23 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 49 responses
Report
  • Clash of the classes
    31%
  • Prom
    18%
  • End of the year teacher videos
    16%
  • Pep Rallies
    10%
  • Teacher Awards
    10%
  • Talent Show
    8%
  • Multicultural fair
    6%

Students

Diversity
B+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,322
Free or Reduced Lunch
41%
64%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.22 responses
73%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.22 responses
41%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.22 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
16:1
National
16:1
Average Teacher Salary
Teachers in First/Second Year
25.8%
86%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.22 responses
86%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.22 responses
77%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.22 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
$11,925/ year
National
$12,239
74%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.23 responses
61%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.23 responses
65%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.23 responses
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Mast Community Charter School Reviews

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The staff was very hands on and easy to talk to. You could tell as a student that they cared about our success, not only in academics, but outside of school as well. MaST also offers many opportunities you don't typically see. Being a technology school, it prepares students to be proficient in basic computer softwares that are used in college, on the job, and just day to day life. This knowledge gained also allows for easier adjustment to new technology because the students are more apt to figure things out for themselves.
With the pressure to expand and gain funding since it is a charter school, I just wish they would put a little more thought into their long term goals. For as big as the yard is and the amount of students they have, the play set is considerably small, as is the parking garage. With the amount of foot traffic the annual raffle brings in, there are no where near enough parking spaces.
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If a student wants to organize an extra curricular activity, it is not that difficult. Most clubs are student-run and teachers are supervising, with the exception of athletic clubs. Students who participate in sports are pretty committed to their team, as far as being present for practice and participating in games and tournaments. As for the student-run organizations, I would say it varies greatly upon how "legit" the clubs appear to students themselves. Organization of the club is a huge part of students being committed as well. The most popular, and possibly most organized is the MsST Asian American Student Team (MAAST). There, a lot of Asians (mostly different types of Indians), join through friends and seniors take the president/vice president position. All extracurriculars are given a budget. If students wish to spend more, they organize fundraisers and learn responsibilities.
Being a student at MaST, like any other school has it's ups and downs. I'll start with the ups first: technology, technology, TECHNOLOGY. We are known as a state of the art schools and all students and classes are provided with ipads and Promethean Boards. Also, the teachers here are on top of their game and make sure no child gets left behind and they incorporate many activities to make the topic interesting. Now for the downs: since we are not a separate high school we don't have Football, which means no homecoming, and that is a bummer. Another thing is that MaST is focused on grades to a high level, which can be stressful to some, and most students. Also, the diversity is on a medium level. For kids like me with a mental illness and who is a person of color, there is not many people like me.