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Equality Charter School

Charter | 6-8 | 228 students

 
 

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Situated in an inner city neighborhood. The median home value is $51,900. The average monthly rent for a 2 bedroom apartment is $1,270.

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Posted March 13, 2014

The school is great. There curriculum is fantastic. I strongly believe that my daughter is being challenged in her math class.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 27, 2014

I go to equality charter school and I live it here I have made a gigantic effort and am so happy that the deans are strict with me to tuck in my shirt I would recommend this school to anyone GO THERE!!!!!


Posted October 8, 2013

I don't have words to express how happy Iam about ESC my daughter always had a problem with reading and with math and ever since she entered ECS she has improve enormously !! I'm so happy i recommend this school to all the parents ....
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 27, 2012

My son has been in attendance at ECS from it's inception. I clearly recall the open house, where i listened to Ms. Franco share and convince me of all the reasons I should take a chance with ECS. Yes i was taking a chance enrolling my above average student in a new school after being accepted at TAG Young Scholars. Of course the first year had it's ups and downs, but along the way they worked out the kinks, and have continue to better the school. Ms Franco delivered just as she said she and her staff would, my son has done well and was appropriately challenged. If you're a parent that stays involved and your child wants to succeed ECS is a great school. My thanks to Ms. Franco and Staff.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 10, 2010

i go to Equality and I don't like it there. When I was there last year there was pretty much good teachers ,but this year it stinks all the good teachers left and my grades went a little down.Also I think the detetion is really stupid!! there is no reason for getting detetino just becasue you didn't do your h.w , being late,and not wearing your uniform.Lastly,what I think is that the teachers wear inappropriate things to school and they think they have to earn respect with with what they are wearing!There should be a dress code for teachers and not only for students!!!!!


Posted November 9, 2010

This school scored amongst the lowest in the Bronx; running alongside with the worst performing schools. My child compares the atmosphere to a juvenile detention. School lack textbooks and its curriculum seems undefined based on the results of grades. The students turnover is alarming in their first year of operation which demonstrates their inability to academically motivate and inspire the young scholars.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 3, 2010

Equality Charter may not have reached its fullest potential in terms of test scores, but it surely exceeds it potential in the classrooms. The administration is supportive and encouraging of its staff, faculty and students, while ensuring an environment that is safe for all. The staff is helpful and very thorough in its communication with parents. The faculty is dedicated, talented, and qualified to teach content area material in addition to supporting the reading and writing skills of all students within all subject areas. The school's model of Co-Taught classrooms for Social Studies and Science, and Intervention Math and Reading Programs support the individual learning needs of both general and special education students. I couldn't be more pleased with Equality Charter School.


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The test results by subgroup show how the designated group of students is performing in comparison to the general population.
English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 30% in 2013.

77 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
8%

2012

 
 
29%

2011

 
 
24%
Math

The state average for Math was 30% in 2013.

78 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
18%

2012

 
 
59%

2011

 
 
45%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


Beginning in the 2012-2013 school year, the New York State Department of Instruction implemented new assessments designed to be aligned with the Common Core State Standards. The new standards for proficiency in these subjects are higher than in previous years and the percent of students earning a proficient score is expected to be lower as a result of this change. See this letter from New York's Commissioner of Education for more information on these changes.

In 2012-2013 New York used the New York State Assessments to test students in grades 3 through 8 in English language arts and math, and in grades 4 and 8 in Science. The tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of New York. The goal is for 90% of students to meet or exceed grade-level standards on the tests.

Source: New York State Education Department

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 31% in 2013.

76 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
12%

2012

 
 
30%

2011

 
 
25%
Math

The state average for Math was 27% in 2013.

77 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
12%

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
56%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


Beginning in the 2012-2013 school year, the New York State Department of Instruction implemented new assessments designed to be aligned with the Common Core State Standards. The new standards for proficiency in these subjects are higher than in previous years and the percent of students earning a proficient score is expected to be lower as a result of this change. See this letter from New York's Commissioner of Education for more information on these changes.

In 2012-2013 New York used the New York State Assessments to test students in grades 3 through 8 in English language arts and math, and in grades 4 and 8 in Science. The tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of New York. The goal is for 90% of students to meet or exceed grade-level standards on the tests.

Source: New York State Education Department

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 33% in 2013.

77 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
8%

2012

 
 
32%

2011

 
 
21%
Math

The state average for Math was 27% in 2013.

78 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
19%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
52%
Science

The state average for Science was 69% in 2013.

77 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
69%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


Beginning in the 2012-2013 school year, the New York State Department of Instruction implemented new assessments designed to be aligned with the Common Core State Standards. The new standards for proficiency in these subjects are higher than in previous years and the percent of students earning a proficient score is expected to be lower as a result of this change. See this letter from New York's Commissioner of Education for more information on these changes.

In 2012-2013 New York used the New York State Assessments to test students in grades 3 through 8 in English language arts and math, and in grades 4 and 8 in Science. The tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of New York. The goal is for 90% of students to meet or exceed grade-level standards on the tests.

Source: New York State Education Department

English Language Arts

All Students8%
Female9%
Male7%
African American10%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged7%
Not economically disadvantaged13%
Students with disabilities0%
General population10%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant8%

Math

All Students18%
Female15%
Male20%
African American20%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged17%
Not economically disadvantaged26%
Students with disabilities7%
General population21%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant18%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


Beginning in the 2012-2013 school year, the New York State Department of Instruction implemented new assessments designed to be aligned with the Common Core State Standards. The new standards for proficiency in these subjects are higher than in previous years and the percent of students earning a proficient score is expected to be lower as a result of this change. See this letter from New York's Commissioner of Education for more information on these changes.

In 2012-2013 New York used the New York State Assessments to test students in grades 3 through 8 in English language arts and math, and in grades 4 and 8 in Science. The tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of New York. The goal is for 90% of students to meet or exceed grade-level standards on the tests.

The different student groups are identified by the New York Department of Education. If there are fewer than 5 students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: New York State Education Department

English Language Arts

All Students12%
Female19%
Male3%
African American15%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged11%
Not economically disadvantaged15%
Students with disabilities0%
General population15%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English12%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant12%

Math

All Students12%
Female12%
Male12%
African American13%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged11%
Not economically disadvantaged15%
Students with disabilities6%
General population13%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English12%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant12%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


Beginning in the 2012-2013 school year, the New York State Department of Instruction implemented new assessments designed to be aligned with the Common Core State Standards. The new standards for proficiency in these subjects are higher than in previous years and the percent of students earning a proficient score is expected to be lower as a result of this change. See this letter from New York's Commissioner of Education for more information on these changes.

In 2012-2013 New York used the New York State Assessments to test students in grades 3 through 8 in English language arts and math, and in grades 4 and 8 in Science. The tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of New York. The goal is for 90% of students to meet or exceed grade-level standards on the tests.

The different student groups are identified by the New York Department of Education. If there are fewer than 5 students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: New York State Education Department

English Language Arts

All Students8%
Female11%
Male6%
African American6%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged5%
Not economically disadvantaged21%
Students with disabilities0%
General population10%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant8%

Math

All Students19%
Female25%
Male16%
African American16%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged17%
Not economically disadvantaged28%
Students with disabilities0%
General population25%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant19%

Science

All Students69%
Female78%
Male64%
African American67%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged67%
Not economically disadvantaged79%
Students with disabilities29%
General population80%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant69%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


Beginning in the 2012-2013 school year, the New York State Department of Instruction implemented new assessments designed to be aligned with the Common Core State Standards. The new standards for proficiency in these subjects are higher than in previous years and the percent of students earning a proficient score is expected to be lower as a result of this change. See this letter from New York's Commissioner of Education for more information on these changes.

In 2012-2013 New York used the New York State Assessments to test students in grades 3 through 8 in English language arts and math, and in grades 4 and 8 in Science. The tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of New York. The goal is for 90% of students to meet or exceed grade-level standards on the tests.

The different student groups are identified by the New York Department of Education. If there are fewer than 5 students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: New York State Education Department

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Black 2 75% 19%
Hispanic 1 22% 23%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2 1% 9%
White 1 1% 48%
American Indian/Alaska Native 2 0% 1%
Two or more races 2 0% 1%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012
Source: 2 NYSED, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient 3%N/A8%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 269%N/A43%
Female 148%N/A49%
Male 152%N/A51%
Source: 1 NCES, 2011-2012
Source: 2 NYSED, 2011-2012

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
Fewer than 3 years experience 26%N/A5%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Master's degree and above 30%N/A39%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012

Teacher credentials

  This school District averageState average
Teachers with no valid teaching certificate 0%N/A0%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012
The NYC Department of Education asked parents, teachers and students about their school's learning environment. Results provide insight into school climate, such as whether the school is academically rigorous, safe, communicative and collaborative. Learn more

The information captured by the survey is designed to support a dialogue among all members of the school community about how to make the school a better place to learn. An overall category score is calculated for each respondent group (parents, teachers, or students) by averaging the scores of the questions within that survey category.

Category scores for each of the respondent groups are then combined to form overall category scores. Alongside the results for each school are the aggregated results across all NYC public schools, which are provided as a basis for comparisons.

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8.5
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Parents

This school

 
8.7
 

Students

This school

 
7.9
 

Teachers

This school

 
9.0
 
Clear, useful communication about educational goalsWhat's this?

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9.0
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Parents

This school

 
8.9
 

Students

This school

 
8.8
 

Teachers

This school

 
9.4
 
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This school
8.7
out of 10
 

Parents

This school

 
8.6
 

Students

This school

 
8.3
 

Teachers

This school

 
9.1
 
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This school
9.0
out of 10
 

Parents

This school

 
8.7
 

Students

This school

 
8.9
 

Teachers

This school

 
9.2
 

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 RespondentsResponse rate
Parents17780%
Students22697%
Teachers27100%

12012-2013 New York City Department of Education School Survey

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