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North Star Academy Charter School of Newark

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Situated in an inner city neighborhood. The median home value is $109,000. The average monthly rent for a 2 bedroom apartment is $1,270.

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2011:
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Posted May 19, 2009

I currently have three children enrolled across the North Star campuses and as an alumni of a private high school, I know for certain that there is not a better school in New Jersey than North Star Academy. The teacher care, the parents are invested and the students excell. There is no place I would recommend better than North Star Academy!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 25, 2009

I actually attend this school and i personally believe that it is number one,but at times it can become to strict but it is because they love us and wants to see us suceeed!!!
—Submitted by a student


Posted February 18, 2009

North Star Academy offers a stable, structured environment for their students. The students continuously excell and will be more prepared for the challenges of college than many other students in New Jersey. Chosing Northstar for my children has never been a discision I regret.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 12, 2008

I am an alumni from this school and i have to admit the expectations are really high and some rules are ridiculous. However, it has it's benefits in the long run. Not only does NSA prepare you for college, it prepares you for the workplace. North Star gave me many opportunities and I am blessed to have had a great experience at North Star Academy.


Posted September 24, 2008

Parent night was great because I never saw such a turn out of parents anywhere in the Newark school districts show up like that night. That was exciting to me. Also my child was having a hard time learning the words that was needed over the summer and I was able to motivate her to the point where she knows all sight words. It took me 11/2 week of pushing her and now she is trying to go ahead in her homework. Seriously I thought we were not going to make it through this month, now she is loving it. She is singing the songs and I am too, my baby is smiling now, not crying. Thanks North Start Academy K-teachers.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 18, 2008

This school is much better than I expected and every year they do something to improve. Wish I would have found out about it sooner and that they were K-12 at that time!!!! Both of my children love it!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 16, 2008

My son has attended this school since 5th grade. He will soon be in the 8th. He has received an invaluable education and improved character. The administration and staff are consistent with their practices and high expectations. The parent meetings are packed-more than I expected for free education. Lastly, the teacher availability and their feedback are exceptional.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 5, 2008

I am a parent of NSA first kindegarden class. I am so pleased with my daughter's progress. I love the way that the children are being taught. They know how to read very well. I recommend this school to anyone that values their child education.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 1, 2008

North Star is definitely a 10! I am a former student and I can honestly say that North Star strives for excellence. Their tight-knit community focuses on building strong families through parental/family involvement and a strong academic curriculum. The school takes urban children away from their violent settings and shows them things they would never see on their own, let alone in any other public school. At North Star, students are allowed to set goals for themselves without ever settling for less. There is no social promotion like ordinary schools because the faculty actually cares about the students. I believe Newark would be a much better place if all other public schools were eliminated and replaced by schools like North Star. A school can t just attach academy at the end of its name and really stand for something. It requires the strong, determined faculty that North Star also possesses. If North Star had a college I would be there!!!


Posted January 13, 2008

I am a student at North Star Academy and believes that they are very strict but is very high in education.
—Submitted by a student


Posted December 15, 2007

North Star is the best School I ever attened. This my first year atteneding North Star, and I'm having The time of my life.The teachers are wonderful they really help you get through the lesson.They all their times trying to help you get a better education.
—Submitted by a student


Posted November 11, 2007

NSA, wow. Where do I begin. I truly love this school. My son is now an 8th grader. I can remember lottery night, (sitting on pins and needles) with my fingers crossed, praying his name was called. Mr. V and his Staff is wonderful, always making themselves available to the students if they require extra help, etc. Alot of schools at 3:05pm, Teachers they are knocking the students down, trying to get out the building, not at NSA. Teacher's are always here late, everyday. They want of children to succeed in life. Parents I know sometimes things can get alittle crazy, we see it to be too much, but at the end of the day,it's worth it for the education. Proud 8th Grade parent
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 20, 2007

I am a new parent with NSA and I can say that it is a Great school with Great teachers. The Staff is excellent as well. I do go through a lot with the homework given and the detentions which sometimes appear to be unfair but I can see the changes in My son. He cries if he gets detention. I think this is what gets him down about the school. He is also having trouble with a few classes but I hope once I speak to the teachers we can work together to solve this issue. Otherwise, I truly would tell any parent to send there child to this school. It is strick, with a lot of dicipline that requires adjustment from everyone. I hope once we are done with the growing pains everything will smooth itself out. A parent of a 5th grader.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 19, 2007

I am extremely proud of my son and he has only attended North Star a few weeks. I can tell an improvement in is attitued regarding school work as well as home work. My son is enthusiastic and competitive again I have not experienced this with him since he was in the 1st grade. I love every thing about this school and I can't recommend it enough to all my family and friends. To the staff I say keep up the great work.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 5, 2006

The academic program is rigorous. The students are expected to give 110%. The discipline factor will take some getting use to for new students. There are detentions and major detentions that are taken very seriously. There is not much offered in the way of extracurricular activities such as art and music. However the students do perform in musical productions twice a year. The parent involvement is encouraged and usually there is a great turn-out of parents that support the school and the programs.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 3, 2004

North Star Academy School is excellant. They are very organized when it comes to my child's education. The children have assessments every 3 months so you can see your child's weakness and strengths; and what they need help in. This year, they have even extended school to 4pm. They take a lot of time with the parents to explain to us about our children's education. This school is also a part of the community and they stress that on a daily basics. I may not know much about other charter schools, but I do know about North Star Academy. North Star Academy doors are always open, you need to visit. Keep up the good work North Star Academy. A proud parent. V. White
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 26, 2003

Since comming to North Star, I have matured and my grades have improved. North Star's academic program is a very good one and i thank North Star for my excitement to learn new things and keep my mind focused on school.


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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.

85 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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Math

The state average for Math was 78% in 2013.

85 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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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.

78 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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The state average for Math was 78% in 2013.

78 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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Science

The state average for Science was 90% in 2013.

78 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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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.

339 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
55%

2011

 
 
54%

2010

 
 
59%
Math

The state average for Math was 80% in 2013.

339 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
71%
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.

255 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
69%

2010

 
 
78%
Math

The state average for Math was 79% in 2013.

255 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
83%
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.

202 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
89%
Math

The state average for Math was 64% in 2013.

202 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
83%
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.

133 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
98%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
94%
Math

The state average for Math was 69% in 2013.

133 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
97%
Science

The state average for Science was 79% in 2013.

133 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
96%
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 Students98%
Female98%
Male98%
Black97%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged97%
Non-economically disadvantaged100%
Special educationn/a
General education99%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant98%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students98%
Female100%
Male95%
Black97%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged97%
Non-economically disadvantaged100%
Special educationn/a
General education99%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant98%
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 Students97%
Female98%
Male97%
Black97%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged97%
Non-economically disadvantaged100%
Special educationn/a
General education99%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant97%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students96%
Female96%
Male97%
Black97%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged96%
Non-economically disadvantaged100%
Special educationn/a
General education97%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant96%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Science

All Students99%
Female98%
Male100%
Black99%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged99%
Non-economically disadvantaged100%
Special educationn/a
General education99%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant99%
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 Students62%
Female63%
Male61%
Black61%
Asiann/a
Hispanic67%
Whiten/a
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged59%
Non-economically disadvantaged76%
Special education27%
General education68%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant62%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students82%
Female82%
Male82%
Black79%
Asiann/a
Hispanic93%
Whiten/a
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged80%
Non-economically disadvantaged89%
Special education52%
General education87%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant82%
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 Students72%
Female74%
Male70%
Black71%
Asiann/a
Hispanic81%
Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged72%
Non-economically disadvantaged71%
Special education34%
General education79%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant72%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students88%
Female86%
Male91%
Black89%
Asiann/a
Hispanic87%
Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged89%
Non-economically disadvantaged83%
Special education73%
General education91%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant88%
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 Students82%
Female89%
Male75%
Black84%
Asiann/a
Hispanic76%
Whiten/a
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged80%
Non-economically disadvantaged92%
Special education53%
General education85%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant82%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students88%
Female84%
Male92%
Black89%
Asiann/a
Hispanic83%
Whiten/a
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged86%
Non-economically disadvantaged97%
Special education61%
General education91%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant88%
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 Students92%
Female92%
Male92%
Black91%
Asiann/a
Hispanic95%
Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged93%
Non-economically disadvantaged88%
Special education58%
General education97%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant92%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students90%
Female87%
Male94%
Black88%
Asiann/a
Hispanic95%
Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged90%
Non-economically disadvantaged88%
Special education58%
General education95%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant90%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Science

All Students92%
Female91%
Male94%
Black93%
Asiann/a
Hispanic90%
Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged92%
Non-economically disadvantaged91%
Special education68%
General education96%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant92%
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

The state average for Language Arts Literacy was 92% in 2013.

73 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
97%

2012

 
 
100%

2011

 
 
100%

2010

 
 
88%
Math

The state average for Math was 80% in 2013.

73 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
96%

2012

 
 
100%

2011

 
 
100%

2010

 
 
96%
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2012-2013 New Jersey used the High School Proficiency Assessment (HSPA) to test students in grade 11 in language arts literacy and math. The HSPA 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. Students are required to pass the HSPA in order to graduate. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

Source: New Jersey Department of Education

Language Arts Literacy

All Students97%
Female98%
Male96%
Black97%
Asiann/a
Hispanic100%
Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged98%
Non-economically disadvantaged95%
Special education83%
General education100%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant97%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students96%
Female96%
Male96%
Black95%
Asiann/a
Hispanic100%
Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged96%
Non-economically disadvantaged95%
Special education75%
General education100%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant96%
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 High School Proficiency Assessment (HSPA) to test students in grade 11 in language arts literacy and math. The HSPA 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. Students are required to pass the HSPA in order to graduate. 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.

61 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
95%

2012

 
 
91%
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 Students95%
Female92%
Male100%
Black94%
Asiann/a
Hispanic100%
Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged96%
Non-economically disadvantaged93%
Special educationn/a
General education97%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant95%
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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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

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Reading growth at this school

Above average


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SAT participation

100%

SAT college ready

68%

Graduation rate

95%


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.

3 This rating is based on composite SAT scores, ACT/SAT participation, and four-year adjusted graduation rates from 2012-13.

Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Black 86% 16%
Hispanic 12% 22%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 9%
White 1% 51%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Two or more races 0% 1%
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 80%N/A34%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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Awards

Academic awards received in the past 3 years
  • USA Dept. of Ed. Title 1 Distinguished School (2006)
  • The Education Trust Dispelling the Myth Award (2007)
  • USA Dept. of Ed. Top 7 Charter HIgh Schools in the Country (2006)

Arts & music

Performing and written arts
  • Dance
  • Drama

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish
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School basics

School start time
  • 7:45 am
School end time
  • 3:45 pm
School Leader's name
  • James Verrilli
Special schedule
  • Extended/longer school day
Fax number
  • (973) 642-5800

Programs

Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish

Resources

Extra learning resources offered
  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross country
  • Football
  • Soccer
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Cross country
  • Soccer

Arts & music

Performing arts
  • Dance
  • Drama
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School culture

Dress Code
  • Uniforms
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10 Washington Place
Newark, NJ 07102
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Phone: (973) 642-0101

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