School Details

Mastbaum Jules E AVTS

3116 Frankford Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19134
(215) 291-4703

(out of 10)

Public Grades 9-12 952 students 14 students/teacher (PA avg is 15)

Test Scores by grade


Pennsylvania System of State Assessments (PSSA)

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 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.
  • This school in 2012
  • Philadelphia City School District average
  • Pennsylvania state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Mastbaum Jules E AVTS is a public high school in Philadelphia. The principal of Mastbaum Jules E AVTS is Ms M Sandra Dean. 952 students go to Mastbaum Jules E AVTS and are mostly Black, non-Hispanic; White, non-Hispanic; and Hispanic. 100% of the 952 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at Mastbaum Jules E AVTS is 14:1. Carroll Charles School is one of the nearest high schools.

Extracurricular activities


  • Chorus
  • Computer arts
  • Drawing painting
  • Video film production

Languages Taught

  • Spanish


  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Football
  • P.E. classes
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Track
  • Volleyball

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Black, non-Hispanic 57% 61%
White, non-Hispanic 4% 13%
Hispanic 36% 17%
Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 6%
Asian 2% %
Multiracial 0.7% %
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.5% 0.2%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 100% 73%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    I'm currently a new junior student at mastbaum do to school closing and I must say this school is amazing I'm having a great time it's a great experience !

  • (3 years ago)

    I'm a freshman at this school now and all I have to say is that this school has some really ignorant students.First 3 months at least 12 fights broke out. The teachers are ok but it seem to me that don't care.To many freshmans say that seniors get everything and that teachers don't care about freshmans at all

  • (4 years ago)

    The teachers are great and care about the students. I believe the Principal however cares only about money. She charges the student a dollar for each temporary id (4 inch piece of paper and does not let the parents know until graduation the amount of money it costs. One poor student had to pay 100.00 no letters went out to parents. Claim it costs to replace the roll of paper (bought with state money). They refuse to put on the receipt that's what it is for. I wonder why?

  • (5 years ago)

    Im am a currently a student at mastbaum and this school is the best the teachers and principle show how much they care about your education. Even though this school isn't in the best neighborhood but that won't stop the students and teachers from doing what is needed to be done .

  • (6 years ago)

    I graduated from Mastbaum in June of 2007. This school is a great example of diversity and change. I can actually say that I learned a lot and I learned all four years that I attended. Mastbaum also has many opportunities for success.

  • (8 years ago)

    I graduated from the BAUM as we use to call it in 2000. When I began there in 1996 I knew automatically that it was a school that I would be happy at. The events the people the teachers everything was great. There are so many dry boring schools out there and that's why children our not getting the proper education--How can the really pay attention and learn if they don't want to be there. I too at first was a little skeptical about the neighborhood but it turned out I had nothing at all to worry about. My experience at Mastbaum is one that I'll never forget my family has been going there for decades--it's sort of a family tradition---Anyway I hope you or one of you relatives enjoy it like did...I truly miss the people there especially my favorite head NTA Mr. Muse. Hope to see you soon.

  • (10 years ago)

    I am a student attending Mastbaum and I want to let people know that it's a great school no matter what people say about it. People now days have the bad habit of judging the schools when they have no idea hows it like and its not right. Mastbaum is a school that has many opportunities. I must admitt I am really satisfied with my education and with my choice. Teachers are nice and all have Dr. @ the beginning of there last names and the people are friendly. The reason why I am taking the time to write this is because there are so many stereotypes out there that are not right well I wish I could write more but I can't and I want to let everyone know please! Don't beleive those false stereotypes of Mastbaum and you are always welcome to Mastbaum to find out for yorself howe it really is. Go panthers!

  • (11 years ago)

    I am a student going to mastbaum right now. And it is a very good school. Some people might not think so because of the neighborhood. But they offer so many oppurtunitys for people. And your kid will be safe there. Hardly any fights happen no matter what you hear. Give your kid a chance there. The teachers really care about us.

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