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Newark Educators Charter School

Charter | K-5 & ungraded | 276 students

 

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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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2012:
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2011:
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Posted May 14, 2013

This school is actually K-5 and provides a top-notched acadmic program to all of its students. An inclusive classroom setting, staffed by two qualified teachers ensures that all students receive the attention that they deserve.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted May 7, 2013

This is my second year teaching at NECCS. I have seen much positive growth during my time here. Our new administration is competent, dynamic, committed and inspirational! The staff has been challenged and invigorated. We are a school of focused, hard-working students and teachers. There is a great deal of professional development for teachers here and we have seen tremendous student growth this year. Next year in our new building, I am sure we will continue to grow in a positive direction! Don't let negative comments posted during previous years sway you. Our charter has been renewed for five more years! We are working hard and accomplishing much! This is a GREAT school with a powerful mission moving in the right direction!
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted May 6, 2013

I am so impressed with the positive changes that have happened this year at NECCS! As a parent, it is refreshing to see the new administrators turn the school around. The building is certainly more settled. My kids' teachers are wonderful, and there is lots of learning going on!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 6, 2013

I am so happy with the positive changes that have happened this year. The administration is always available and very supportive. The staff is very friendly and on task.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 6, 2013

When I think of NECCS, I feel relieved to know that this school is providing opportunities for children to learn in an environment where they feel safe and cared for. When I visit the school, I see children smiling , happy and full of confidence. They are not afraid to express themselves and the teachers seen to encourage it. I really like that as in the past, children were expected to be seen, but not heard. I'm happy to know that NECCS values children and hold high expectation for them. I would recommend this school to anyone who believes that all children deserves to learn.


Posted May 6, 2013

New Leadership! New Mission!!! Change for the BEST NECCS has definitely risen to the occasion. There has been a major transformation at this school. I am pleased with the work my child is doing. She is not only learning facts but understanding the process of learning. The teachers are warm and loving yet firm and determined. I'm please to see the transformation the school and undergone and look forward to a successful future for my daughter at this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 6, 2013

NECCS is creative, progressive and dynamic. Its new leadership has helped shape a strong, productive and consistent learning environment. I'am very exited with its momentum and look forward to continue being a part of its community.


Posted May 5, 2013

This school is an amazing place where best practices in education come together with urban public schools to create a dynamic mix for the students! If seeing is believing than go and see for yourself!


Posted August 15, 2012

Newark Educators' Community Charter School is lacking in competent leadership, lacks a curriculum that is reflective of the student population and greater Newark community, many of the teachers lack classroom management, the school lacks consistency in policies and systems, has a high teacher turnover rate, there is a huge cultural disconnect between the staff and families, the academic program does not hold anyone accountable: not students, parents, teachers, or staff, NECCS does not attract highly qualified or skilled teachers, and it is misleading the community by having the word "charter" in its name. The Newark community deserves high quality charter schools, and unfortunately NECCS is failing its students, families, and the community.


Posted June 4, 2012

Initially when my daughter went to NECCS the school was more structured than it is now. I find myself now looking for another school to place my child. The teachers challenged the students to be critical thinkers, however missing the basic fundamentals such as phonics and grammar. As I observed the students this year, if I was an educator I would find it difficult for a child to learn when your school consists of children with no respect for authority and a leadership that points fingers at the educators when they are also partly to blame for the academic decline. I pray that NECCS will learn from past mistakes and become the school that I used to enjoy sending my child.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 2, 2011

My children go to different schools, and my daughter goes here. In comparison to my other children's schools, this one teaches her to use creativity and critical thinking and focuses a lot on emotional skills like team work and problem-solving. I like that my daughter gets this approach because it suits her personality and plays on her strengths. If you are a parent who wants to make a positive effort in your kids' education, this is a good fit too. The teachers involve you in your child's progress and the school has all kinds of activities to do as a family to make you a part of your child's learning. They are new and have a long way to go, but I like that I can play a part in helping make it a good school. Compared to where she went before, this just feels better.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 13, 2011

If you want your kids to learn the 1800"s style of education which is reading, riting and rithmetic, then this is the school for you. This school was horrible. My daughter was in the 4th grade and all they taught her was writing and math. They did not teach science, history or anything else. The teachers and staff were not very professional. The afterschool program was inconsiderate of parents. If you wanted to pick your child up before 5:30PM, they made the parents walk up 2 to 3 flights of stairs to the classroom instead of paging the child to come down stairs because of the strict program. instead of teaching kids subjects such as science during the school hours, they tried teaching them during the afterschool program. I feel that my daughter would have done better in the 4th grade at her previous public school then here at NECCS. I am working hard to prepare my daughter for the 5th grade because this school didn't prepare her.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 5, 2011

This school was very disappointing to me as far as the second grade curriculum. I placed my son in their school in 2009 based upon what they said they would be offering. All I ever saw my soon do in school was write stories. There was no focus on phonics or math. There was hardly ever any homework besides reading. I spent a lot of time in his class to see what was going on. I had a gut feeling to pull my son out and I didn't, I will FOREVER REGRET not following my feelings. The following year I put my son in a private school and he is struggling because he basically missed a whole year of learning because this school dropped the ball on him. There was another student in my sons class who left and goes to the same private school as my son and the teacher who has them can tell they came from the same school. My son struggled a lot this year and is still struggling because of what he did not learn in the second grade. There were a lot of teachers who left NECC because of what was going on. All I can say is that there were a lot of parents who pulled there children out of the school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 21, 2010

I love Newark Educators Community Charter School, because it gives my son an excellent education espcecially coming from a city that our children score well below average in the state test because of poverty. Newark Educators excells in teaching our children that are our future. Because of the well educated teachers and principal I see the children becoming successful in what ever goals they set their minds to become in the future.
—Submitted by a parent


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About these ratings

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.

50 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
48%

2011

 
 
32%

2010

 
 
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Math

The state average for Math was 78% in 2013.

50 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
56%

2011

 
 
46%

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 59% in 2013.

50 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
48%

2012

 
 
28%

2011

 
 
30%

2010

 
 
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Math

The state average for Math was 78% in 2013.

50 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
44%

2011

 
 
42%

2010

 
 
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Science

The state average for Science was 90% in 2013.

50 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
54%

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 61% in 2013.

28 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
32%

2012

 
 
35%

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
n/a
Math

The state average for Math was 80% in 2013.

28 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
48%

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
n/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.

Source: New Jersey Department of Education

Language Arts Literacy

All Students64%
Female57%
Male75%
Black60%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged61%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
General education71%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant64%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students60%
Female53%
Male70%
Black60%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged59%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
General education64%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant60%
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 Students48%
Female54%
Male42%
Black48%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged46%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
General education51%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant48%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students72%
Female69%
Male75%
Black72%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged72%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
General education71%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant72%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Science

All Students88%
Female85%
Male92%
Black87%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged87%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
General education87%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant88%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


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

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

Source: New Jersey Department of Education

Language Arts Literacy

All Students32%
Female46%
Male15%
Black33%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged28%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
General education33%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant32%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students64%
Female46%
Male77%
Black63%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged68%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
General education75%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant64%
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

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48%
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Math growth at this school

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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 89% 16%
Hispanic 9% 22%
White 1% 51%
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%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Male 53%N/A51%
Female 47%N/A49%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 92%N/A34%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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17-19 Crawford St
Newark, NJ 07102
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Phone: (856) 810-3432

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