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D.U.E. Season Charter School

Charter | K-8 & ungraded | 532 students

 

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Situated in an inner city neighborhood. The median home value is $41,000. The average monthly rent for a 2 bedroom apartment is $970.

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Posted April 28, 2014

To me, I think this school will need 5,000 dollars because so our principal Dr. Carpenter can fix a few things in the school like the bathrooms, and some classrooms. I know 5,000 dollars won't be enough to pay to fix some rooms but at least it's still money. The school is very nice and well organized. In this school we have hardworking teachers that respect us students. The teachers their are like our school parent that help us with anything when help is needed. I like everything about the school but our school isn't perfect. We have some new students their that picked up disrespect in their last year school. Our school hasn't been same really anymore. However, our principal is trying to make our school the best it is so parents would know that their child is safe at d.u.e season charter school. One day I hope our school could be discovered as the school that tried. Thank you! For your time.


Posted November 15, 2009

i am a proud parent of an honor roll student and average one, the average one puts his coolness over education and for along time i thought it was the school until i noticed it was the same when he went to the next grade and how great my other child is doing... i love te activities, the parent awareness, and if i moved out of camden, nj i would still want my kids to go to due season
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 8, 2009

Until you make a school in the middle of a city infested with crime, don't judge!!! This school brings the arts, technology, and character to a part of New Jersey that the country gave up on a long time ago. It's not perfect, but it's the best start I've seen for Camden in years. Save the comments about DUE Season being a ghetto school for your own house!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 18, 2008

Having being in the school to visit and look around at the environment I will have to agree with both previous comments. There are a few ghetto attitude staff in the bunch. I personally haven't seen that they have been weeded out promptly. However, if there is a concern they do have open doors to take care of it. In any school whether public or not there are always going to be a few bad apples. The only way to fix the issue is to take care of it. You can't judge the mission of a school with the staff that it has. However, if the mission is not being done the way it should then the problem will start there.


Posted May 16, 2008

I totally disgree with the last comment. DUE Season Charter School is a great program with a solid mission statement. In any school there are always one or two bad eggs in the bunch. Those Staff are weeded out promptly. Anytime I have had an issue I have had an open door to meet with administrative staff and have been treated respectfully. Come in anytime of the day and you will see genuine learning taking place and it is reflected in the childrens projects and lesson plans. I have children of my own who attend DUE and I would prefer to have my children attend this charter school than my own local school which pales in comparison. Any parent who gripes about DUE probably did not take the time to sit with an administrator and explain their concern thoughtfully. Come see for yourself, its a great program.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 8, 2008

I would not recommend this school to anyone. Some of the teachers are pretty good, but everything else about this school is horrible. The school's so-called mission, unprofessional and ghetto administrative staff, principal, and total unorganization of everything gives this school a thumbs-down in my opinion. I can assure you that it wouldn't be hard to find many other parents who feel the same. Try asking a few.
—Submitted by a parent


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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 66% in 2013.

59 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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26%

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27%

2011

 
 
16%

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26%
Math

The state average for Math was 78% in 2013.

59 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
43%

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44%

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38%

2010

 
 
36%
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 59% in 2013.

60 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
25%

2012

 
 
17%

2011

 
 
33%

2010

 
 
26%
Math

The state average for Math was 78% in 2013.

60 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
43%

2012

 
 
35%

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
66%
Science

The state average for Science was 90% in 2013.

60 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
89%
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 61% in 2013.

57 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
19%

2012

 
 
24%

2011

 
 
29%

2010

 
 
39%
Math

The state average for Math was 80% in 2013.

57 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
56%

2012

 
 
56%

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
46%
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.

64 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
24%

2012

 
 
19%

2011

 
 
26%

2010

 
 
23%
Math

The state average for Math was 79% in 2013.

64 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
51%

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
42%

2010

 
 
40%
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.

56 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
25%

2012

 
 
24%

2011

 
 
25%

2010

 
 
44%
Math

The state average for Math was 64% in 2013.

56 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
38%

2012

 
 
26%

2011

 
 
21%

2010

 
 
25%
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.

44 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
41%

2012

 
 
50%

2011

 
 
62%

2010

 
 
50%
Math

The state average for Math was 69% in 2013.

44 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
34%

2012

 
 
26%

2011

 
 
33%

2010

 
 
24%
Science

The state average for Science was 79% in 2013.

44 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
46%

2012

 
 
45%

2011

 
 
38%

2010

 
 
48%
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 Students26%
Female29%
Male23%
Black23%
Asiann/a
Hispanic33%
Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged25%
Not economically disadvantaged29%
Special educationn/a
General education27%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant26%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students43%
Female43%
Male43%
Black42%
Asiann/a
Hispanic47%
Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged39%
Not economically disadvantaged57%
Special educationn/a
General education46%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant43%
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 Students25%
Female25%
Male25%
Black26%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged21%
Not economically disadvantaged33%
Special educationn/a
General education25%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant25%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students43%
Female39%
Male47%
Black41%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged43%
Not economically disadvantaged45%
Special educationn/a
General education44%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant43%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Science

All Students77%
Female79%
Male75%
Black73%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged76%
Not economically disadvantaged78%
Special educationn/a
General education77%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant77%
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 Students19%
Female23%
Male14%
Black11%
Asiann/a
Hispanic55%
Whiten/a
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged20%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
General education19%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant19%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students56%
Female63%
Male48%
Black57%
Asiann/a
Hispanic55%
Whiten/a
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged57%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
General education59%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant56%
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 Students24%
Female30%
Male15%
Black32%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged21%
Not economically disadvantaged33%
Special educationn/a
General education25%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant24%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students51%
Female51%
Male50%
Black57%
Asiann/a
Hispanic37%
Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged48%
Not economically disadvantaged60%
Special educationn/a
General education53%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant51%
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 Students25%
Female32%
Male14%
Black27%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged29%
Not economically disadvantaged13%
Special educationn/a
General education26%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant25%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students38%
Female35%
Male41%
Black39%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged27%
Not economically disadvantaged67%
Special educationn/a
General education38%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant38%
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 Students41%
Female42%
Male39%
Black39%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged36%
Not economically disadvantaged46%
Special educationn/a
General education45%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant41%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students34%
Female31%
Male39%
Black28%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged41%
Not economically disadvantaged27%
Special educationn/a
General education35%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant34%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Science

All Students46%
Female39%
Male56%
Black41%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged55%
Not economically disadvantaged36%
Special educationn/a
General education48%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant46%
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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Reading growth at this school

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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
Black 87% 16%
Hispanic 12% 22%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 9%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
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 48%N/A51%
Female 52%N/A49%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 84%N/A34%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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  • Dr Doris Carpenter

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1000 Atlantic Avenue
Camden, NJ 08104
Phone: (856) 225-0511

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