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Robert Treat Academy Charter School

Charter | K-8 & ungraded

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Situated in an inner city neighborhood. The median home value is $150,000. The average monthly rent for a 2 bedroom apartment is $1,150.

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2012:
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2011:
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Posted March 3, 2005

RTA is an excellent alternative to Newark Public Schools. Academically, they pride themselves in being the 'best' and constantly enforce that concept on the children. So, what self-image will the children have if they do not meet those standards? RTA is a traditional school setting disguised as progressive. Kindergaten barely has 'play time'. As a parent I would like to see more focus on making the kids well-rounded as oppose to just scoring high on state tests. What about courtesy week? conflict resolution training for the kids? daily physical activity? co-operative projects? child centered learning in order to promote self-directed learning? RTA can be great, but for now it is a work in progress.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 1, 2004

Academically it's an excellent school. I encourage my child and so does the teachers, we work hand and hand. But, there is only one problem they do not promote physical activity (social skills)and/or extracurricular activity, there is no playground for the child to vent or socialize which is also very important, especially today with the obese problems. They need to work on that aspect and then it will be a well rounded school. This has been brought to their attention on many occasions by many concerned parents.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 23, 2004

This is an excellent school! In the City of Newark public schools parents are not able to have their child(ren) attend a safe, secure, and professional academic environment like the Robert Treat Academy. I am an honored parent who really feels blessed that the State Lottery was able to select my child. We must remember, that education and discipline begins at home. The teachers, staff, and personnel at the Robert Treat Academy are extremely dedicated in making sure that our children are getting the 'best' education. They are preparing them for their future which is very competitive; therefore, I rate this school as a perfect #10. Parents need to become more involved and understand the importance of the curriculum given to our children--it's only going to help them do the best they are capable of doing in life.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 26, 2003

An excellent school. However, there are litlte to no physical activities provided at this school. My point, a child must be nurtured not mentally but also physically.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 26, 2003

This is an excellent school as far as building up a childs mind. This however is the place in which a child has to remain seated throughout the entire day of classes. What is the goal, to create smart couch potatoes? Or to develop a well rounded child both mentally, emotionally and physically.
—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.

77 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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Math

The state average for Math was 78% in 2013.

77 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.

72 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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2012

 
 
76%

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98%

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Math

The state average for Math was 78% in 2013.

72 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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Science

The state average for Science was 90% in 2013.

72 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.

51 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
92%
Math

The state average for Math was 80% in 2013.

51 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
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2012

 
 
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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 66% in 2013.

50 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
98%

2010

 
 
100%
Math

The state average for Math was 79% in 2013.

50 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
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2012

 
 
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2011

 
 
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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 65% in 2013.

48 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
98%

2010

 
 
96%
Math

The state average for Math was 64% in 2013.

48 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
94%

2012

 
 
98%

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
98%
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.

49 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
98%

2012

 
 
100%

2011

 
 
100%

2010

 
 
92%
Math

The state average for Math was 69% in 2013.

49 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
100%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
100%

2010

 
 
96%
Science

The state average for Science was 79% in 2013.

49 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
96%

2012

 
 
98%

2011

 
 
98%

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 Students91%
Female98%
Male84%
Black92%
Asiann/a
Hispanic90%
Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged90%
Non-economically disadvantaged95%
Special education100%
General education89%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant91%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students99%
Female98%
Male100%
Black100%
Asiann/a
Hispanic98%
Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged98%
Non-economically disadvantaged100%
Special education100%
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 Students89%
Female89%
Male89%
Black73%
Asiann/a
Hispanic98%
Whiten/a
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged89%
Non-economically disadvantaged90%
Special educationn/a
General education90%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant89%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students100%
Female100%
Male100%
Black100%
Asiann/a
Hispanic100%
Whiten/a
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged100%
Non-economically disadvantaged100%
Special educationn/a
General education100%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant100%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Science

All Students99%
Female98%
Male100%
Black96%
Asiann/a
Hispanic100%
Whiten/a
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged100%
Non-economically disadvantaged95%
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 Students82%
Female87%
Male75%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic83%
Whiten/a
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged83%
Non-economically disadvantaged80%
Special educationn/a
General education87%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant82%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students94%
Female94%
Male95%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic95%
Whiten/a
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged94%
Non-economically disadvantaged93%
Special educationn/a
General education96%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant94%
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%
Female95%
Male90%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic89%
Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged88%
Non-economically disadvantaged100%
Special educationn/a
General education94%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant92%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students100%
Female100%
Male100%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic100%
Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged100%
Non-economically disadvantaged100%
Special educationn/a
General education100%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant100%
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 Students90%
Female88%
Male91%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic90%
Whiten/a
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged86%
Non-economically disadvantaged95%
Special educationn/a
General education89%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant90%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students94%
Female96%
Male91%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic95%
Whiten/a
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged93%
Non-economically disadvantaged95%
Special educationn/a
General education94%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant94%
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 Students98%
Female96%
Male100%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic97%
Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged100%
Non-economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
General education98%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant98%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students100%
Female100%
Male100%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic100%
Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged100%
Non-economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
General education100%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant100%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Science

All Students96%
Female93%
Male100%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic95%
Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged95%
Non-economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
General education98%
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 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
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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48%
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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
Hispanic 70% 22%
Black 26% 16%
White 3% 51%
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%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Male 47%N/A51%
Female 53%N/A49%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 73%N/A34%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Teacher resources

Foreign languages spoken by school staff Spanish
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Awards

Academic awards received in the past 3 years
  • NCLB Blue Ribbon School (2008)
  • NJ Benchmark School for the past six years

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Painting
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Orchestra

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish
Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • Spanish
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School basics

School start time
  • 8:30 a.m. (7:30
School end time
  • 3:30 p.m. (5:30
Before school or after school care / program onsite
  • After school
  • Before school
School Leader's name
  • Ms Theresa Adubato
Special schedule
  • Extended/longer school day
Fax number
  • (973) 482-7681

Programs

Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish

Resources

Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • Spanish
Extra learning resources offered
  • Title I Targeted Assistance program (TAS)
Transportation options
  • None
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Soccer
  • sailing
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • sailing

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Painting
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Orchestra
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