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Team Academy Charter School

Charter | K-2, 5-12 & ungraded

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Situated in an inner city neighborhood. The median home value is $135,000. The average monthly rent for a 2 bedroom apartment is $1,270.

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Posted February 5, 2014

Seek Academy in a new member of Team Academy Charter School in Newark. Just so other can understand the help we are receiving for Seek Academy is that, this school was founded on a “we are the CHANGE we Seek…” so all are welcome. Seek Academy have a "Work hard, Be nice. Be the CHANGE" approach. This school embraces children with individual learning needs. Each child learning and attention issues are different. I can only speak for us and say we are getting more help then what is required on the assessment. After school active, notes on what services was giving for that day and how it went, recommendation on what to work on at home. My scholar is learning sign language and speaking much better. We are also getting pictures and words slash cards on what sound need to be reinforced at home and all of this is just for the IEP work, school work support is different. We speak to the specialist are a teacher every day. This school is just in the 2nd trimester of its first year the staff is great and easy to work with. Seek Academy will improve in many more area the more it grows.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 5, 2012

This is one of the best Charter Schools in Newark. The teachers are student friendly and if you child is struggling, they are on point to help. The children love Team Academy and every morning these children are outside an hour before the school opens and the school opens at 7:20 a.m., that is how much these kids love this school. Someone previously on this review didn't like the Saturday sessions, I don't know what happen in the past, but the only way your child would go to school on a Saturday is if he/she earned a trip. There are no classes on Saturdays on trips and events. I am a Parent and I love Team Academy..
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 24, 2010

Team Academy is 100% committed to helping kids achieve their best potential with a profesional faculty and staff.


Posted October 31, 2009

My son have been with Team since the fifth grade he has developed into a fine young man.The teacher are always there for them in there academics as well as there every day growth.I tip my hat to the staff job well done, keep doing what you are doing.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 16, 2009

As a former student of TEAM i have to say it is one of the best schools in Newark. They make learning fun but also easy. They become more than a school they become family, you actually want to get up and go there. I remember in 5th grade by October i can honestly tell you i had memorized my times table, the same times tables that i had tried to memorize sine 2nd grade. An extrodinary school i recommend any parent who actually wants thier child to be something to enroll them in TEAM imediatly!
—Submitted by a student


Posted December 20, 2008

Wonderful school what can I say. Its an college prep school. Its setting up my child for success .
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 4, 2008

I strongly dislike theyre sister school(Rise Academy) because it is way to strict. Just like all Kipp schools including team. The kids have to gop to schoo, on Sat. stay untill 5pm,and they will not allow my child or any any of the others to skip grades when evry day my child comes home to complain that he was taught things he learned 2 yrs. ago and was sent to detention for going ahead on work.Also the way he was sent home with a homework notice for foggetting a period on his heading. i understand the choices of Kipp schools to helo our childeren and im not saying 4 them to change evry thing just to simmer down on the strictness
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 30, 2008

I'm a 7th grader at TEAM Academy and although i strongly dislike the school often we have fun as a TEAM and family and at TEAM there is a safe enivorment and a staff that you can talk to about your problems not only in school but also your problems at home.i love TEAM Academy.
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 3, 2008

I m the parent of a 5th grader currently attending Team Academy Charter School in Newark, New Jersy. This is an excellent - top notch school. Team Academy has exceeded my expectations. My daughter has learned more at Team in one year than she has learned in all her years in public school. I have never seen such dedicated teachers. They come early and stay late. Thank God for Team Academy!!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 19, 2006

I love the school so far even though my son has been going there since this past august it has helped him become even more responsible. He love the school also he knows what he is supposed to do when he walks in the door from school. I am very pleased.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 19, 2006

As a parent of a 7th grader. i would like to take tthe time to tell you that TEAM ACADEMY (NEWARK) is an outstanding school. they challenge the children on all levels. The teachers a dedicated and willing to stay late. Most of the teachers have own awards for teaching. You truly Brenda Holmes
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 28, 2005

I would also like to recommend this school to many parents who are interested in relocating their children;due to the upmost fact that one of their math teachers has won the ' teacher of the year award', and another won the literacy award for the best teacher in the united states. On top of that the school is free.
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 19, 2005

I would have to say this school is exemplary, from the teachers work performance to their work ethics. TEAM Academy instructors teach their students to be leaders amongst their peers which their performance demonstrates that excellence. TEAM Academy staff members are diligent employees. The students not only learn academic skills but are disciplined in a mannerable fashion.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 10, 2004

I currently have 2 children attending this school and I would have to say I have never experienced a school like it before. The teachers are there day and should I add night, for these children. You can call a teacher after school hours to get questions answered. I would recommend this school to anyone who is looking to give their child the education that she/he needs. I have seen teachers in the school until way pass 7:00 p.m helping students with their daily activities. I want to say thank you to all the staff at Team Academy. I don't [know]where my children would be receiving this type of education if it wasn't for you.
—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 61% in 2013.

213 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
44%

2012

 
 
46%

2011

 
 
45%

2010

 
 
49%
Math

The state average for Math was 80% in 2013.

213 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
75%
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.

197 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
47%

2011

 
 
57%

2010

 
 
56%
Math

The state average for Math was 79% in 2013.

197 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
74%

2010

 
 
75%
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.

187 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
56%

2012

 
 
51%

2011

 
 
53%

2010

 
 
73%
Math

The state average for Math was 64% in 2013.

187 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
55%

2012

 
 
56%

2011

 
 
61%

2010

 
 
65%
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.

160 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
89%
Math

The state average for Math was 69% in 2013.

160 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
61%

2011

 
 
73%

2010

 
 
69%
Science

The state average for Science was 79% in 2013.

160 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
95%
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 Students44%
Female53%
Male36%
Black43%
Asiann/a
Hispanic64%
Whiten/a
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged44%
Not economically disadvantaged44%
Special education11%
General education49%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant44%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students70%
Female77%
Male65%
Black70%
Asiann/a
Hispanic82%
Whiten/a
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged70%
Not economically disadvantaged72%
Special education26%
General education77%
English language learnersn/a
Not 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

Language Arts Literacy

All Students57%
Female60%
Male54%
Black57%
Asiann/a
Hispanic55%
Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged54%
Not economically disadvantaged74%
Special education18%
General education65%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant57%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students85%
Female92%
Male78%
Black85%
Asiann/a
Hispanic91%
Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged83%
Not economically disadvantaged97%
Special education44%
General education94%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant85%
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 Students56%
Female62%
Male48%
Black56%
Asiann/a
Hispanic50%
Whiten/a
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged52%
Not economically disadvantaged81%
Special education14%
General education63%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant56%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students55%
Female57%
Male52%
Black53%
Asiann/a
Hispanic67%
Whiten/a
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged52%
Not economically disadvantaged71%
Special education17%
General education61%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant55%
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 Students74%
Female77%
Male72%
Black76%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged73%
Not economically disadvantaged83%
Special education29%
General education84%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant74%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students57%
Female52%
Male63%
Black57%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged55%
Not economically disadvantaged78%
Special educationn/a
General education67%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant57%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Science

All Students83%
Female84%
Male82%
Black84%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged82%
Not economically disadvantaged89%
Special education54%
General education89%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant83%
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.

120 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
94%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
98%
Math

The state average for Math was 80% in 2013.

120 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
64%

2010

 
 
79%
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 Students94%
Female96%
Male90%
Black95%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged94%
Not economically disadvantaged93%
Special education88%
General education95%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant94%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students82%
Female81%
Male83%
Black81%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged84%
Not economically disadvantaged73%
Special education53%
General education86%
English language learnersn/a
Not 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 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.

143 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
45%

2012

 
 
50%
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 Students45%
Female46%
Male43%
Black43%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged47%
Not economically disadvantaged33%
Special education15%
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 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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26%
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Math growth at this school

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Reading growth at this school

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SAT participation

100%

SAT college ready

5%

Graduation rate

79%


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 94% 16%
Hispanic 5% 22%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 9%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Two or more races 0% 1%
White 0% 51%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Male 46%N/A51%
Female 54%N/A49%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 88%N/A34%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Teacher resources

Foreign languages spoken by school staff Chinese (Mandarin)
Spanish
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Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Painting
Performing and written arts
  • Drama

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish
Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • Chinese (Mandarin)
  • Spanish
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School basics

School start time
  • 7:30
School end time
  • 5:00
School Leader's name
  • Mr Ryan Hill
Special schedule
  • Extended/longer school day
Fax number
  • (973) 556-1238

Programs

Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish

Resources

Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • Chinese (Mandarin)
  • Spanish
Extra learning resources offered
  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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Sports

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

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Painting
Performing arts
  • Drama
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School culture

Dress Code
  • Uniforms
Parent involvement
  • Parents and community members are an important part of the team family. all parents have the cell phone numbers of each of their childrens teachers and receive weekly updates on their child's progress. the amount of parent outreach and the quality of information provided to parents about their child's progress from the school is on a level unheard of in most school systems. parents are also in the schools regularly for conferences and information sessions. teachers go above and beyond, working long hours to ensure that students whose parents are unable to be involved at this level have all the support they need inside the school.
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  • TEAM Schools is a member of the KIPP network. KIPP is a national network of free, open-enrollment, college preparatory public schools with a track record of preparing students in underserved communities for success in college and life. Nationally, more than 80 percent of KIPP alumni have gone on to college.
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Newark, NJ 07112
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