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.
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!
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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