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Camden's Promise Charter School

Charter | 5-8 & ungraded | 430 students

 

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Situated in an inner city neighborhood. The median home value is $66,500. The average monthly rent for a 2 bedroom apartment is $980.

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Posted November 3, 2013

teachers are disrecpectful to parents and kids. I am pulling my k iu ds out.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 5, 2009

this school puts way to much pressure on us. also the teachers are so rude .if i ha a choice i would leave.
—Submitted by a student


Posted July 7, 2008

I have been a CPCS parent for three years. I'm very impressed with the teachers and administrators. CPCS strives towards excellence and it in evident in the curriculum and school programs.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 26, 2008

I have been a parent for two years at Camden's Promise and I have gone on basically every school trip and I could say that the principal of this school is doing a great job his students are always well behaved for example I went on a recent trip to Washington TWP High school and I could say that Camden's Promise Children Know how to act those kids from Washington TWP were the worse behaved students I have ever seen. Hats off to the Principal and Staff of Camden's Promise Charter School.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 4, 2007

C.P.C.S is worth it . It is better then public schools. Their is way less fights. C.P.C.S rules -----sapiria mccray-----
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 4, 2007

My child has been here for 2 yrs. The workload is really high which is good but stressful for the kids.
—Submitted by a parent


Community ratings and reviews do not represent the views of GreatSchools nor does GreatSchools check their accuracy or verify the reviewers' identities. Use your discretion when evaluating these reviews.

About these ratings

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.
Language Arts Literacy

The state average for Language Arts Literacy was 61% in 2013.

116 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
43%

2012

 
 
35%

2011

 
 
31%

2010

 
 
43%
Math

The state average for Math was 80% in 2013.

116 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
67%

2010

 
 
61%
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2012-2013 New Jersey used the New Jersey Assessment of Skills and Knowledge (NJ ASK) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in language arts literacy and math, and in grades 4 and 8 in science. The NJ ASK is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of New Jersey. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

Source: New Jersey Department of Education

Language Arts Literacy

The state average for Language Arts Literacy was 66% in 2013.

107 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
44%

2012

 
 
43%

2011

 
 
54%

2010

 
 
40%
Math

The state average for Math was 79% in 2013.

107 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
68%

2010

 
 
43%
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2012-2013 New Jersey used the New Jersey Assessment of Skills and Knowledge (NJ ASK) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in language arts literacy and math, and in grades 4 and 8 in science. The NJ ASK is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of New Jersey. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

Source: New Jersey Department of Education

Language Arts Literacy

The state average for Language Arts Literacy was 65% in 2013.

101 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
52%

2012

 
 
54%

2011

 
 
42%

2010

 
 
56%
Math

The state average for Math was 64% in 2013.

101 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
49%

2010

 
 
42%
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2012-2013 New Jersey used the New Jersey Assessment of Skills and Knowledge (NJ ASK) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in language arts literacy and math, and in grades 4 and 8 in science. The NJ ASK is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of New Jersey. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

Source: New Jersey Department of Education

Language Arts Literacy

The state average for Language Arts Literacy was 82% in 2013.

107 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
78%
Math

The state average for Math was 69% in 2013.

107 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
68%

2010

 
 
37%
Science

The state average for Science was 79% in 2013.

107 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
73%
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2012-2013 New Jersey used the New Jersey Assessment of Skills and Knowledge (NJ ASK) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in language arts literacy and math, and in grades 4 and 8 in science. The NJ ASK is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of New Jersey. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

Source: New Jersey Department of Education

Language Arts Literacy

All Students43%
Female38%
Male49%
Black33%
Asiann/a
Hispanic45%
Whiten/a
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged43%
Not economically disadvantaged46%
Special educationn/a
General education47%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant43%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students85%
Female79%
Male91%
Black93%
Asiann/a
Hispanic83%
Whiten/a
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged85%
Not economically disadvantaged82%
Special educationn/a
General education88%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant85%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2012-2013 New Jersey used the New Jersey Assessment of Skills and Knowledge (NJ ASK) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in language arts literacy and math, and in grades 4 and 8 in science. The NJ ASK is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of New Jersey. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

The different student groups are identified by the New Jersey Department of Education. If there are a small number of students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: New Jersey Department of Education

Language Arts Literacy

All Students44%
Female48%
Male39%
Black41%
Asiann/a
Hispanic45%
Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged44%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
General education52%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant44%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students91%
Female90%
Male91%
Black93%
Asiann/a
Hispanic90%
Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged90%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special education67%
General education98%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant91%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2012-2013 New Jersey used the New Jersey Assessment of Skills and Knowledge (NJ ASK) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in language arts literacy and math, and in grades 4 and 8 in science. The NJ ASK is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of New Jersey. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

The different student groups are identified by the New Jersey Department of Education. If there are a small number of students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: New Jersey Department of Education

Language Arts Literacy

All Students52%
Female53%
Male49%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic51%
Whiten/a
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged50%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
General education61%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant52%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students75%
Female73%
Male78%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic77%
Whiten/a
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged75%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special education25%
General education86%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant75%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2012-2013 New Jersey used the New Jersey Assessment of Skills and Knowledge (NJ ASK) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in language arts literacy and math, and in grades 4 and 8 in science. The NJ ASK is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of New Jersey. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

The different student groups are identified by the New Jersey Department of Education. If there are a small number of students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: New Jersey Department of Education

Language Arts Literacy

All Students67%
Female78%
Male56%
Black78%
Asiann/a
Hispanic62%
Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged68%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
General education75%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant67%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students70%
Female71%
Male69%
Black78%
Asiann/a
Hispanic67%
Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged70%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
General education78%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant70%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Science

All Students71%
Female64%
Male79%
Black73%
Asiann/a
Hispanic71%
Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged71%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
General education76%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant71%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2012-2013 New Jersey used the New Jersey Assessment of Skills and Knowledge (NJ ASK) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in language arts literacy and math, and in grades 4 and 8 in science. The NJ ASK is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of New Jersey. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

The different student groups are identified by the New Jersey Department of Education. If there are a small number of students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: New Jersey Department of Education

Biology I

The state average for Biology I was 58% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2012-2013 New Jersey used the New Jersey Biology Competency Test (NJBCT) to assess students in Biology. The New Jersey Biology Competency Test (NJBCT) is standards-based, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined by the state of New Jersey. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level on the test.

Source: New Jersey Department of Education

Biology I

All Studentsn/a
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
General educationn/a
English language learnersn/a
Not migrantn/a
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2012-2013 New Jersey used the New Jersey Biology Competency Test (NJBCT) to assess students in Biology. The New Jersey Biology Competency Test (NJBCT) is standards-based, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined by the state of New Jersey. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level on the test.

The different student groups are identified by the New Jersey Department of Education. If there are a small number of students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: New Jersey Department of Education

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How schools in the state rate:

25%
of schools in the state are Below average
48%
of schools in the state are Average
26%
of schools in the state are Above average

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Math growth at this school

Above average

Reading growth at this school

Average


1 This rating is based on 2012-13 NJ ASK, HSPA, and/or NJBCT results from the New Jersey Department of Education.

2 This rating is based on 2012-13 Median Growth Percentiles in math and reading from from the New Jersey Department of Education.

Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Hispanic 73% 22%
Black 27% 16%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 9%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Two or more races 0% 1%
White 0% 51%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Male 47%N/A51%
Female 53%N/A49%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 93%N/A34%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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School Leader's name
  • Ms Richelle Baughn
Fax number
  • (856) 365-1005

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  • Title I Targeted Assistance program (TAS)
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879 Beideman Avenue
Camden, NJ 08105
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