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Burch Charter School Of Excellence

Charter | K-4 & ungraded | 162 students

 

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Situated in an inner city neighborhood. The median home value is $73,500. The average monthly rent for a 2 bedroom apartment is $1,160.

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Posted April 15, 2014

My child attends this school and I feel their are some good and bad teachers. I do feel the class rooms are crowded. When I first started my child in the school in 2012 the ratio was better, now it's different. I feel that the children are overwhelmed with work. The class work needs to be mortified and the special education classes time needs to be lengthen or incorporate a class or two just for this need. I feel this school has positive potential and it's one of the best in the area.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 7, 2013

This school lacks good leadership skills. Many teachers are afraid to speak up because they feel they will lose their jobs. Students are passed on when they are failing. The best teacher there have left the school for various reasons. This community deserves better!!
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted April 16, 2013

this school is very sterotypical, not organized at all. the teache to student ratio is off. The kids hardly have recess and i feel hey do not have one on one time with the students .
—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 66% in 2013.

58 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
60%

2011

 
 
24%

2010

 
 
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Math

The state average for Math was 78% in 2013.

58 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
64%

2011

 
 
45%

2010

 
 
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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

 
 
35%

2012

 
 
15%

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
n/a
Math

The state average for Math was 78% in 2013.

60 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
50%

2012

 
 
40%

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
n/a
Science

The state average for Science was 90% in 2013.

60 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
76%

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n/a

2010

 
 
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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 Students66%
Female76%
Male52%
Black66%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged64%
Non-economically disadvantaged73%
Special educationn/a
General education65%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant66%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students64%
Female73%
Male52%
Black64%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged57%
Non-economically disadvantaged91%
Special educationn/a
General education63%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant64%
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 Students35%
Female31%
Male40%
Black35%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged30%
Non-economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
General education36%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant35%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students50%
Female43%
Male60%
Black50%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged46%
Non-economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
General education49%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant50%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Science

All Students73%
Female69%
Male80%
Black73%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged74%
Non-economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
General education73%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant73%
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.

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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
Non-economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
General educationn/a
English language learnersn/a
Non-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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Math growth at this school

Below Average

Reading growth at this school

Below 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
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 58% 0%
Black 42% 16%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 9%
Hispanic 0% 22%
Two or more races 0% 1%
White 0% 51%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Male 46%N/A51%
Female 54%N/A49%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 72%N/A34%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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100 Linden Ave
Irvington, NJ 07111
Phone: (973) 373-3223

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