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Center For The Arts

Charter | 6-8 & ungraded | 27 students

 

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Posted March 21, 2012

Let me say this, my child is not a perfect student. She is a pre-teen going through pubertly with issues like every other young girl. I thought that this school had changed which is why I was excited about sending my daughter here. I was in for a rude awakening. Almost everyday my daughter comes home with stories of prejudice statements that are made from the students to all out brawls in the gym. Teacher-aids are fighting students to students waiting at the school to fight other students. Yes, I said teacher-aids fighting students and the teacher was the initiator. In my experience when a student is on the brink of failing the teachers don't wait until they have failed to inform the parent. Pre-emptive measures are made before hand. If the student fails then so does the teacher and the parent, but more so the teacher. Somewhere along the years teachers have lost the passion to teach and in return students have lost the will to learn. I'd like my child to attend a school where the teachers can return the will to learn and in the end my child enjoyed being there and actually learned something more then just how to pass the NJASK. She will not be returning for another year...
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Posted April 14, 2005

Unfortunately I am a mother of a low income family and I can't afford to live anywhere else' This system has many good teachers so frustrated with administration and parent that no one cares it is a nightmare no structure nor discipline. If you want you child to have a edge don't send them here, the only challenging thing at this school is recess.
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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.

87 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
39%

2012

 
 
46%

2011

 
 
22%

2010

 
 
14%
Math

The state average for Math was 79% in 2013.

87 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
44%

2010

 
 
16%
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.

84 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
40%

2012

 
 
27%

2011

 
 
22%

2010

 
 
28%
Math

The state average for Math was 64% in 2013.

84 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
29%

2012

 
 
39%

2011

 
 
17%

2010

 
 
18%
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.

115 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
44%

2012

 
 
61%

2011

 
 
39%

2010

 
 
38%
Math

The state average for Math was 69% in 2013.

115 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
38%

2012

 
 
32%

2011

 
 
30%

2010

 
 
23%
Science

The state average for Science was 79% in 2013.

115 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
38%

2012

 
 
50%

2011

 
 
42%

2010

 
 
51%
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 Students39%
Female41%
Male35%
Black40%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged39%
Not economically disadvantaged39%
Special educationn/a
General education48%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant39%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students59%
Female57%
Male62%
Black58%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged58%
Not economically disadvantaged62%
Special educationn/a
General education73%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant59%
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 Students40%
Female42%
Male36%
Black34%
Asiann/a
Hispanic61%
Whiten/a
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged42%
Not economically disadvantaged31%
Special educationn/a
General education45%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant40%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students29%
Female31%
Male26%
Black23%
Asiann/a
Hispanic39%
Whiten/a
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged27%
Not economically disadvantaged38%
Special educationn/a
General education34%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant29%
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%
Female53%
Male29%
Black40%
Asiann/a
Hispanic58%
Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged43%
Not economically disadvantaged50%
Special educationn/a
General education57%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant44%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students38%
Female44%
Male29%
Black32%
Asiann/a
Hispanic63%
Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged38%
Not economically disadvantaged41%
Special educationn/a
General education48%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant38%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Science

All Students38%
Female41%
Male33%
Black33%
Asiann/a
Hispanic53%
Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged39%
Not economically disadvantaged35%
Special educationn/a
General education48%
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

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

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
Black 77% 16%
Hispanic 18% 22%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 9%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 1% 0%
White 1% 51%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Two or more races 0% 1%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Male 40%N/A51%
Female 60%N/A49%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 85%N/A34%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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Arts & music

Music
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Instrumental music lessons
  • Vocal lessons / coaching
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School basics

School Leader's name
  • Ms Glenda Jennings

Resources

Extra learning resources offered
  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
Transportation options
  • School shares bus/van with other schools
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Arts & music

Music
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  • Vocal lessons / coaching
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Jersey City, NJ 07305
Phone: (201) 915-6590

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