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Lady Liberty Academy Charter School

Charter | K-8 & ungraded | 406 students

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Situated in a suburban neighborhood. The median home value is $223,000. The average monthly rent for a 2 bedroom apartment is $1,250.

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Posted May 17, 2014

Lady liberty is a great school the staff is friendly and alert I've never had an issue go unnoticed even the smallest concern was handled in a timely professional manner my child's teachers are very involved and give me an update of my child's daily behavior and progress . Its a safe environment where kids actually learn I changed my child's school mid year and I have seen tremendous change within a few short months that's my main concern I've never witnessed any bullying or random persons walking around the building as a parent those are some of the minor details you look for in choosing a great school. Thank you LLACS
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 15, 2011

lady liberty is a great school shore we had our ups and downs but the 2010-2011 has been the greatest years.....I believe our new principle Mr.Pinder and dean Mr.Finn has made this school excellent. Mr.Pinder has very great and high expentions for this school.He is striving lady libery to be the hightest and greatest school in new jersey and when thats done the greatest school in the whole world........................This is wriiten by a student 6th grade going on the 7th grade.This student that is wriiting is on high academic honor roll got only 1s on core values and on the cheerleading squad


Posted August 19, 2010

The school is terrible. It foster's negative behaviors from the students, it does not support the staff. It should be closed down.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted August 25, 2008

My daughter has been with Lady Liberty since she was in the 4th grade, she's now entering the 7th grade. Each year I have seen this school go progressively get worst. The dean of students care more about the color of socks the children have on than if they are learning. I am so very proud that my daughter will not be attending the school. For the most part the teachers are great, I just wish they were in another school, in another part of Newark. The enviroment seems to foster the worst behavior I have ever seen....
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 23, 2008

The school is a very good one as far as I'am concerned
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 11, 2008

I use to be proud of this school, but in the pass school year it has not been a happy one.It is no longer about the students but about the teachers out doing each other. The seventh graders are now learning how to write cursive and that should have been taught in the second grade. The teachers don't seem to know a thing about their students.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 8, 2008

This school has excellent teachers which go above and beyond the call of duty. The kids are very difficult to deal with. I guess when you don't pay for education, then its doesn't mean anything. Its diffcult to teach morals and values, but Lady Liberty Academy tries hard.
—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.

55 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
42%

2012

 
 
31%

2011

 
 
40%

2010

 
 
27%
Math

The state average for Math was 78% in 2013.

55 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
54%

2011

 
 
67%

2010

 
 
49%
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.

48 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
21%

2012

 
 
36%

2011

 
 
31%

2010

 
 
44%
Math

The state average for Math was 78% in 2013.

48 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
42%

2012

 
 
45%

2011

 
 
58%

2010

 
 
63%
Science

The state average for Science was 90% in 2013.

48 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
67%

2010

 
 
85%
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.

43 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
33%

2012

 
 
26%

2011

 
 
24%

2010

 
 
32%
Math

The state average for Math was 80% in 2013.

43 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
61%

2011

 
 
69%

2010

 
 
37%
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.

47 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
38%

2012

 
 
35%

2011

 
 
42%

2010

 
 
29%
Math

The state average for Math was 79% in 2013.

47 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
38%

2012

 
 
61%

2011

 
 
72%

2010

 
 
46%
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.

47 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
47%

2012

 
 
45%

2011

 
 
27%

2010

 
 
28%
Math

The state average for Math was 64% in 2013.

47 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
45%

2012

 
 
33%

2011

 
 
45%

2010

 
 
13%
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.

59 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
68%

2010

 
 
54%
Math

The state average for Math was 69% in 2013.

59 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
42%

2012

 
 
49%

2011

 
 
42%

2010

 
 
27%
Science

The state average for Science was 79% in 2013.

59 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
53%

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
51%
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2012-2013 New Jersey used the New Jersey Assessment of Skills and Knowledge (NJ ASK) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in language arts literacy and math, and in grades 4 and 8 in science. The NJ ASK is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of New Jersey. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

Source: New Jersey Department of Education

Language Arts Literacy

All Students42%
Female40%
Male44%
Black39%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged38%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
General education44%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant42%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students66%
Female63%
Male68%
Black63%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged60%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
General education66%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant66%
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 Students21%
Female16%
Male26%
Black24%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged17%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
General education23%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant21%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students42%
Female40%
Male43%
Black45%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged39%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
General education44%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant42%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Science

All Students65%
Female64%
Male65%
Black67%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged63%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
General education67%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant65%
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 Students33%
Female33%
Male32%
Black33%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged35%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
General education34%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant33%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students61%
Female57%
Male64%
Black64%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged60%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
General education61%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant61%
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 Students38%
Female50%
Male26%
Black37%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged37%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
General education50%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant38%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students38%
Female50%
Male26%
Black34%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged40%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special education18%
General education44%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant38%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2012-2013 New Jersey used the New Jersey Assessment of Skills and Knowledge (NJ ASK) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in language arts literacy and math, and in grades 4 and 8 in science. The NJ ASK is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of New Jersey. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

The different student groups are identified by the New Jersey Department of Education. If there are a small number of students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: New Jersey Department of Education

Language Arts Literacy

All Students47%
Female57%
Male38%
Black43%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged46%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
General education50%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant47%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students45%
Female52%
Male38%
Black43%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged43%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
General education48%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant45%
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 Students66%
Female76%
Male48%
Black63%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged69%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
General education81%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant66%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students42%
Female50%
Male29%
Black39%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged45%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
General education53%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant42%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Science

All Students53%
Female50%
Male57%
Black50%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged57%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
General education64%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant53%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2012-2013 New Jersey used the New Jersey Assessment of Skills and Knowledge (NJ ASK) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in language arts literacy and math, and in grades 4 and 8 in science. The NJ ASK is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of New Jersey. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

The different student groups are identified by the New Jersey Department of Education. If there are a small number of students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: New Jersey Department of Education

Biology I

The state average for Biology I was 58% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2012-2013 New Jersey used the New Jersey Biology Competency Test (NJBCT) to assess students in Biology. The New Jersey Biology Competency Test (NJBCT) is standards-based, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined by the state of New Jersey. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level on the test.

Source: New Jersey Department of Education

Biology I

All Studentsn/a
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
General educationn/a
English language learnersn/a
Not migrantn/a
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2012-2013 New Jersey used the New Jersey Biology Competency Test (NJBCT) to assess students in Biology. The New Jersey Biology Competency Test (NJBCT) is standards-based, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined by the state of New Jersey. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level on the test.

The different student groups are identified by the New Jersey Department of Education. If there are a small number of students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: New Jersey Department of Education

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Math growth at this school

Below Average

Reading growth at this school

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 91% 16%
Hispanic 9% 22%
Two or more races 1% 1%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 9%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
White 0% 51%
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 90%N/A34%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

Specific academic themes or areas of focus
  • Mathematics

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Painting
Music
  • Choir / Chorus
Performing and written arts
  • Drama

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish
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School basics

School start time
  • 8:00am
School end time
  • 3:55pm
Before school or after school care / program onsite
  • After school
  • Before school
School Leader's name
  • Mr Christopher Finn

Programs

Specific academic themes or areas of focus

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  • Mathematics
Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish

Resources

Extra learning resources offered
  • Title I Targeted Assistance program (TAS)
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading

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Visual arts
  • Painting
Music
  • Choir / Chorus
Performing arts
  • Drama
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Newark, NJ 07114
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