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New Horizons Community Charter School

Charter | K-5 & ungraded

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Situated in an inner city neighborhood. The median home value is $130,000. The average monthly rent for a 2 bedroom apartment is $1,140.

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3 stars

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Posted June 6, 2014

5 social workers in 3 years principle dose not care placed on probation by the state of new Jersey


Posted April 30, 2014

My daughter is learning alot attending New Horizon Charter School. Do not really have any to disagree about with the school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 20, 2014

New Horizon Community Charter is a wonderful school and offers opportunity for growth to all their students and the leadership from Mr. Hollis makes it all the better when I comes to your child education
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 7, 2014

I have two grandchildren that attend New Horizon. I realy like this school and all the teachers. I have no problem speaking with anyone from the teachers, office and principle everyone is always so helpful.


Posted November 14, 2012

THIS SCHOOL HAVE THE MOST UNPROFESSIONAL TEACHERS AND RUDE STAFF MEMBERS THIS SCHOOL IS THE WORST PERIOD
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 3, 2010

Where do I begin...This is one of the worst schools I've ever experienced. The front office staff are extremely rude and unprofessional. My experience with the teachers and administrative staff has also been one that does not give the school an inviting or warm atmosphere. The staff are very inadaquate and mean spirited. They do not show genuine concern for students personal or educational well being. The school is a mockery of the educational system of NJ and has no valuable impact on preparing students to excel and have the necessary foundation to succeed in future learning endeavors. Five thumbs down!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 6, 2009

Excellent principal and staff
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 10, 2009

This school has vastly improved uhder the helm of Mr. Hollis. I think with just a little more time the school will be a higher on the ladder of great schools. The parents need to get more involved with there childrens education.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 30, 2009

1, the staff isn't too helpful/friendly also the curriculum isn't challenging enough, they work off of sheets of paper as homework rather than school homework books.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 29, 2009

Wow. Where do I start. Please don't get me wrong NHCC has great potential, but the staff lack many things. I can carry on and on of the lack of professionalism that NHCC staff just cant seem to maintain. Everyone has there own opinion and may disagree. I have seen teachers yell at the children because the line was'nt to her likings.....2 thumbs down...
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 31, 2008

This is a wonderful school. The staff is great
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 8, 2006

Academically, I feel it is a good school. The kids are taught on the next grade level, which is helpful. On a personal note, I feel that the teachers can do a much better job with communucation. You should be the type of parent that is involved in the school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 13, 2004

New Horizon hasn't turned out to be what I expected. The curriculum is better than some public schools. The staff just need to have a we are the best attitude and treat students and families as such. They also need to work harder with children in their weaknesses.
—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.

84 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
53%

2010

 
 
34%
Math

The state average for Math was 78% in 2013.

84 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
63%

2010

 
 
57%
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.

81 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
51%

2012

 
 
44%

2011

 
 
45%

2010

 
 
47%
Math

The state average for Math was 78% in 2013.

81 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
54%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
59%
Science

The state average for Science was 90% in 2013.

81 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
86%
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.

34 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
41%

2012

 
 
30%

2011

 
 
37%

2010

 
 
44%
Math

The state average for Math was 80% in 2013.

34 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
87%
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 Students57%
Female70%
Male42%
Black53%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged56%
Non-economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
General education63%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant57%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students75%
Female72%
Male79%
Black72%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged75%
Non-economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
General education80%
English language learnersn/a
Non-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 Students51%
Female68%
Male34%
Black51%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged51%
Non-economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
General education57%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant51%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students78%
Female85%
Male71%
Black78%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged78%
Non-economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
General education81%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant78%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Science

All Students89%
Female90%
Male88%
Black88%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged88%
Non-economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
General education90%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant89%
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%
Female53%
Male29%
Black39%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged40%
Non-economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
General education52%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant41%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students67%
Female65%
Male69%
Black63%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged66%
Non-economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
General education78%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant67%
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

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48%
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26%
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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 94% 16%
Hispanic 6% 22%
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 44%N/A51%
Female 56%N/A49%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 93%N/A34%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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Special education / special needs

Specific academic themes or areas of focus
  • Special education

Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

Specific academic themes or areas of focus
  • Mathematics

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish
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School basics

School start time
  • 8:00am
School end time
  • 3:30pm
Before school or after school care / program onsite
  • After school
School Leader's name
  • Mr Andre Hollis
Special schedule
  • Year-round

Programs

Instructional and/or curriculum models used

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  • Core knowledge
Specific academic themes or areas of focus

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  • Mathematics
  • Special education
Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish

Resources

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  • Title I Targeted Assistance program (TAS)
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45 59 Hayes Street
Newark, NJ 07103
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