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Gray Charter School

Charter | K-8 & ungraded

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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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Posted December 19, 2011

I attended Gray Charter during the 05-07 years for kindergarten and first grade. In kindergarten, I developed a strong love for reading- in kindergarten you learn the basics like the seasons, the alphabet, and numbers up to 40 or so. By the time I got to 1st grade, I learned how to subtract by borrowing, how to add three-digit numbers, and more. The lower school classrooms were large and the kindergarteners had a playroom that we often visited. We didn t have a playground- we had a parking lot across the street. That was one bummer about the school. Like many schools in a city like Newark, there is no outdoor space. However, there was an upstairs gym we often used. If you are on honor roll at Gray Charter and in at least 1st grade, you qualify for violin lessons. At age six I learned to play Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star. Even when I was younger, Gray Charter was an excellent school. I don t know about now but I absolutely loved it then.


Posted February 1, 2011

I heard about the bed bug problem after the fact. I think parents should have been notified immediately, only if your child's classroom was affected. If the problem was in a common area of the school all parents should have been notified. There had been some bullying going on (my opinion); which I think was not being taken seriously enough by the staff. Children do not talk about being bullied, nor do they confess about being a bully. Academically, I have no complaints. They lay it on pretty hard sometimes, especially in the early years; just getting them prepared for what is to come. I think the method plan works.


Posted December 23, 2009

I am a believer that children's education at early stage has more to do with parents than with schools. I also believe that school should be a little painful for the kids so they are prepared for real challenges in life. With extremely demanding Wall Street jobs, my wife and I picked Gray Charter School as a lazy choice over private schools and moving to suburbs, since more commuting time means less time with the kids and private grade schools are not really that acountable. Gray exeeded my expectation by a great deal in every aspect. My kids actually learned a lot from the schools. Kids do book reports and projects, with presentation time, from kindergarten on. Some of my daughter's 1st grade reading-comprehension homework was not even obvious to me. She is able to write complete stories beautifully made up by herself. So I sent my son to Gray Charter School too.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 19, 2009

Gray Charter is good academically but not really strong in the extracurricular side. School should be enjoyable for students. Yes academics is a big part of their life but students needs activities too! Also I see that some students have behavior issues and the principal doesn't do anything about it. Students shouldn't feel left out or be picked by other students. When entering a claasromm, students should feel safe and have a good feeling.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 1, 2009

I also read the 'March 12, 2008' comment regarding 2nd graders reading non-fiction books and agree Non-fiction can be fun, too. But more than that, we must stop limiting our childre's ability to learn regardless of the subject matter or how difficult we percieve the work. We must encourage them to strive for the highest standard in all things if we want them to be successful. Children in other countries like China are kicking America's but academically because we're codling our children by setting limits on them. I love Gray Charter School and have sent both my children. My last is in the 3rd grade now and I take pride knowing that the standards are so high. My only wish for the school is more extra-curricular activities.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 1, 2008

I am a student attending Gray Charter School. I have been attending this academic phenomonon since the fifth grade. I am now in my final year here at shool. Honestly, Gray Charter School has provided me with the academic basics needed for life. Since I have attended Gray Charterr, I feel more confident and I have also become more sociable.
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 13, 2008

My son has attended gray charter school since kindergarten and I have always had high expectations of him . Gray helps him meet those goals . I dont always agree with the principle however I feel that she does a fine job at educating my son.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 12, 2008

Overall Gray Charter School does have high expectations for it's students. However, I am concerned that sometimes they may not always give the students grade appropriate work. For instance, I was informed that the book reports for the 2nd grade will be only non-fiction chapter books. It's ok to expect high standards for the kids but don't take the fun out of learning.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 8, 2007

My daughters enjoy attending Gray. They are challenged every day and are excited to return.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 7, 2007

My daughter is just about to complete her 2nd year at the Gray Charter School. The sum of our experiences there have been pleasing. My daughter constantly amazes me with her continual academic progress. She enjoys going to school each day (which begins @ 7:30 a.m.) and to that I also credit her teachers and Ms. Gray. Her teachers have been genuinely caring and responsive. I try to interact with them as much as possible i.e. parent/teacher night, chaperoning field trips. My only concern would be the high teacher turn-over. I've noticed many new faces at the beginning of the '06-'07 school year. I also would like for computer literacy classes to begin in lower grades and more extracurricular activities. Mrs. Hancock
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 6, 2007

This school was a big disappointment for me. The teacher picks on the students instead of helping them. If your child was not a honor student, your child would not be recognized. Instead of helping the student who need academic help, teacher would say they have a behavioral problem. I asked numerous time for tutoring for my child and my requests were ignored. Some teachers would judge a student before knowing them. These teachers do not care about these students. There was only one teacher I know that care and it was Mrs. Hobday. She would call you if there was a problem with your child. If I need to talk to my daughter's teacher I would get the run around. It was a horrible experience.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 13, 2006

My child has attending Gray Charter School since kindergarden. My opinion of the school varies with different areas. Academically, the school is superior. The students are learning, the school is safe and small classes aid in their overall academic experience. Unfortunately, the small school population has its drawbacks. Because the environment is small, teachers often have preconceived opinions about students even before they have them in class. In addition, there are no extra-curricula activities at the school. There is violin but only 25 students are allowed to study it per year. The school offers a parent academy, however the prrincipal limits participation to 10 parents. The Academy asked to expand to overall population however that request was denied. Seriously way your options before enrolling your child or stay closely involved if you decide to enroll your child. Best wishes.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 16, 2005

The Gray Charter is wonderful School if your serious about educating, giving your children the best developed education there is in the city of Newark!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 23, 2005

From an academic stand point, this school has well educated teachers who are willing to give as much education to their students as possible. The students are able to achieve alot. From a professional stand point, teachers are not treated as fairly as they could be by administrators.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted February 19, 2005

Gray Charter is a good school. The principal, Ms. Gray, is wonderful...very involved and very aproachable. My daughter is definitely learning a great deal. Her teacher is very responsive to her needs and she keeps me informed of her progress all the time. My daughter learns a great deal from the special projects, book reports, and extra help. All that and she is only in the 1st grade! I just wish they would stress the math more. I don't think they are where they should be in that department. Overall, I am very pleased.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 3, 2004

It's a good school my daughter attends gray charter and their curriculum is phenomenol. The kids are respectful. The teachers are friendly. Overall I am pleased with Gray Charter.
—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.

28 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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93%

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Math

The state average for Math was 78% in 2013.

28 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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84%

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 59% in 2013.

28 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
54%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
89%
Math

The state average for Math was 78% in 2013.

28 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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94%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
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Science

The state average for Science was 90% in 2013.

28 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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2012

 
 
97%

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97%

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97%
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.

26 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
74%
Math

The state average for Math was 80% in 2013.

26 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
100%

2012

 
 
100%

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
94%
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.

20 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
79%
Math

The state average for Math was 79% in 2013.

20 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
95%

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
79%
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.

21 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
65%

2010

 
 
81%
Math

The state average for Math was 64% in 2013.

21 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
64%

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
58%
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.

20 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
82%
Math

The state average for Math was 69% in 2013.

20 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
55%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
82%
Science

The state average for Science was 79% in 2013.

20 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
88%
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 Students89%
Female88%
Male91%
Black88%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged89%
Non-economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
General education89%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant89%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students89%
Female94%
Male82%
Black81%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged89%
Non-economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
General education89%
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 Students86%
Female92%
Male81%
Black81%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged86%
Non-economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
General education86%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant86%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students100%
Female100%
Male100%
Black100%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/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 Students100%
Female100%
Male100%
Black100%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/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
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 Students73%
Female73%
Male73%
Black72%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged73%
Non-economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
General education72%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant73%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students100%
Female100%
Male100%
Black100%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/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
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 Students75%
Female83%
Malen/a
Black79%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged75%
Non-economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
General education75%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant75%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students95%
Female100%
Malen/a
Black93%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged95%
Non-economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
General education95%
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 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 Students81%
Female75%
Malen/a
Black84%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged81%
Non-economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
General education81%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant81%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students90%
Female92%
Malen/a
Black89%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged90%
Non-economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
General education90%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant90%
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%
Female93%
Malen/a
Black87%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged94%
Non-economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
General education90%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant90%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students55%
Female57%
Malen/a
Black60%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged61%
Non-economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
General education55%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant55%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Science

All Students70%
Female64%
Malen/a
Black67%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged78%
Non-economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
General education70%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant70%
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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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
Black 78% 16%
Hispanic 19% 22%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 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 46%N/A51%
Female 54%N/A49%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 89%N/A34%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Teacher resources

Foreign languages spoken by school staff French
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Arts & music

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Performing and written arts
  • Dance
  • Drama

Language learning

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  • French
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  • French

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  • Accelerated credit learning
  • Honors track
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School basics

School start time
  • 7:30am
School end time
  • 3:30pm
School Leader's name
  • Ms Verna Gray
Fax number
  • (973) 824-2296

Programs

Instructional and/or curriculum models used

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  • Accelerated credit learning
  • Honors track
Specific academic themes or areas of focus

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  • Special education
Specialized programs for specific types of special education students
  • Other health impairments
  • Speech and language impairments
Foreign languages taught
  • French

Resources

Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • French
Extra learning resources offered
  • Title I Targeted Assistance program (TAS)
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School culture

Dress Code
  • Uniforms
Parent involvement
  • School has a parent academy and members meet with the executive director/principal once a week. parents also volunteer for in school activities, such as field trips,book fairs, lunchroom duty, after school tutoring, and in the main office. parents meet during the main parent meeting once a month to discuss school and parent issues.
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  • The Gray Charter School maintains a culture of resepct and calm; an environment that is highly conducive to learning.
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55 Liberty Street
Newark, NJ 07102
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Phone: (973) 824-6661

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