Jules E. Mastbaum Area Vocational Technical School
3116 Frankford Ave.


TypePublic high school
School districtThe School District of Philadelphia
Staff40.89 (FTE)[1]
Enrollment775 (2017–18)[1]
Student to teacher ratio18.95[1]
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WebsiteJules E. Mastbaum Area Vocational Technical School

The Jules E. Mastbaum Area Vocational/Technical School (commonly referred to as the Jules Mastbaum Area Vocational High School) is a public high school in Kensington, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States.[2] It is a part of the School District of Philadelphia and serves grades 9–12. It was named after Jules Ephraim Mastbaum.[3]


In 1982 the basketball team members were short compared to those of other high schools. That year, the tallest player was 6 feet and three inches.[4]

Notable alumni


  1. ^ a b c "Mastbaum Jules E AVTS". National Center for Education Statistics. Retrieved January 8, 2020.
  2. ^ Lawlor, Frank. "Pride Inspiring Panthers To Give All They've Got Mastbaum Emerges From "The Old Cemo" To The Big Game." Philadelphia Inquirer. December 5, 1992. Retrieved on July 22, 2013. "He has taught at Jules Mastbaum Technical School in Kensington for 20 years, has lived nearby all his life. He knew Franklin Playground as "the Old Cemo" and[...]"
  3. ^ "Our Origins." (Archive) Jules Mastbaum Vocational/Technical School. Retrieved on July 21, 2013.
  4. ^ McKee, Don. "HIGH SCHOOLS MASTBAUM PREVAILS OVER TALLER FRANKFORD, 76-72." Philadelphia Inquirer. February 26, 1982. C10 Sports. Retrieved on July 21, 2013. "If Mastbaum High's basketball team finds its well-publicized lack of height is a handicap, then the Panthers compensate for their sole deficiency very well. It has been a matter of faith in basketball circles in the last decade that small teams can't win city championships, but Mastbaum - with no starter taller than 6 feet, 3 inches - is bent on dissolving that belief. The Panthers defeated neighboring Frankford,[...]"

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