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Fahari Academy Charter School

Charter | 5-7 | 255 students

 
 

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Posted November 15, 2013

This school has changed for the better. I worked at Fahari for a three years and things have changed. There is a vast change. Our school is a happy place. We have wonderful children and we love their parents. Our parents are the most supportive that I have ever worked with. They know that educating is a partnership. I would encourage everyone to come and visit and make your own decision. Talk to our dedicated teachers and students. Please ask current families what their experience has been. Families have embrassed the new Fahari.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted October 8, 2013

I am a parent of a former student at Fahari, I am very disappointed in the fact that I am also a very involved parent. I even did my Field Observation for my Master's at this school. I sat in the classes with my son and observed, kids being rude and disrespectful, not listening or paying attention, and in some case certain teachers not interested wither. At the end of the school year, my son got a letter stating that he was to repeat the grade. I was with him 75% of the time, they gave me glowing reviews and then they gave him that. I attended classes with him that his advisor taught, that was it for me, he is in a better school and advancing wellin his classes. He even is now the Soar Captain, which is the equivalent to Class President in his grade. I did not do my research and failed my son to day that I allowed him to go to Fahari. And on the topic of the principal, I never saw her so they did not fire much!!!!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 17, 2013

To the parent below me: I am an overly involved parent. I attended EVERY school meeting, frequently visited the school, sat in my child's classrooms, went on the field trips, etc... and I still insist that this school is/was ran horribly!!! Which is why the principal was fired! This lacks the 'vision' that it is supposedly built upon. For a school that boasts on PRIDE (Fahari means pride in Swahili) and with a predominantly black student body, this school has no mention or teachings of slavery in America instead the students are taught about the German holocaust. The vision of this school is gone. Good luck to the children who are still there. I'd rather homeschool :)
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 16, 2013

I pulled my son out of public school and put him in this school and I have no regrets. Parents who speak ill of this school are the one who do not come out to any of the meetings so they do not know what is happening in the school. I am present at every meeting in the school and they are normally only about 10 frequent parents in the meeting, where are all the other parents and how much do they really know about the school. Since my child started this school he has not done any summer school, he is passing all his subjects because I am an involved parent. I do not wait for the teachers to call me,I call them or I go to the school because they have an open door policy. The next question is how many of them know we have a new principal...I know because I am always there and I keep intouch although I am a parent working two jobs.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 8, 2013

This is my first year at Fahari, but not my first year teaching in a NY public school. I have heard about the struggles that Fahari faced in previous years and I can say that its a whole new place. If you talk to parents, teachers, and students they will say the same. Student and teacher attrition has dropped to almost nothing, the environment is safe and welcoming. Students have already shown improvements of up to 2 grade levels. Please come and visit and see for yourself!
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted September 26, 2011

MY child attend FAHARI ACADEMY CHATER SCHOOL and I am very unhappy about this school so parents please think very hard before you ever send your child their because this school is not good at all.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 13, 2011

This weekend the school had an event for the mothers and daughters of the school and it was great. We were able to bond with the girls during different activities and conversations. The girls were able to enjoy their school in a different way and I loved every moment of it. Don't worry the boys were not left out, they will have their event, this upcoming weekend. This is exactly what our community needs, a school that is providing different events for our children to bond with their parents and for the parents to bond with their children. I say kudos to Fahari Academy for providing that.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 13, 2011

This weekend the Families For Fahari did a wonderful job of planning their Mardi Gras party for the mothers and daughters of the school. I was very happy to be a part of such an event. The girls had a good time, the parents had a good time and even the teachers had a good time. It was great to see every one get to know each other outside of the class room environment. I am happy that Fahari have events like this because, our lives get so busy now a days that we don't always get to spend as much time with our children as we may want, but with these events, we are still able to stay involve with our children and what they are doing. Thank you Fahari!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 7, 2011

My child attend this school, I am living with regret today because I removed him from great programs at his old public school. The communication with parents is very poor, you do not get a sense that they care about your children.I am looking for a new school to transfer my child, poor choice of school, think twice before you send your child there. disappointed parent
—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.
English Language Arts

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

95 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
2%

2012

 
 
26%

2011

 
 
23%
Math

The state average for Math was 30% in 2013.

95 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
1%

2012

 
 
50%

2011

 
 
32%
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 30% in 2013.

114 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
6%

2012

 
 
42%

2011

 
 
44%
Math

The state average for Math was 30% in 2013.

110 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
8%

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
58%
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.

53 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
11%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
n/a
Math

The state average for Math was 27% in 2013.

46 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
15%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
n/a
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 Students2%
Female2%
Male2%
African American2%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged1%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilities0%
General population2%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English2%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant2%

Math

All Students1%
Female0%
Male2%
African American1%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged1%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilities0%
General population1%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English1%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant1%
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 Students6%
Female10%
Male1%
African American6%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged6%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilities0%
General population6%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English6%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant6%

Math

All Students8%
Female8%
Male8%
African American8%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged9%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilities0%
General population9%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English9%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant8%
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 Students11%
Female15%
Male7%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged13%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General populationn/a
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant11%

Math

All Students15%
Female14%
Male17%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General populationn/a
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant15%
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 95% 19%
Hispanic 1 4% 23%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1 0% 1%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2 0% 9%
Two or more races 2 0% 1%
White 2 0% 48%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012
Source: 2 NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient 4%N/A8%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 262%N/A43%
Female 146%N/A49%
Male 154%N/A51%
Source: 1 NCES, 2011-2012
Source: 2 NYSED, 2011-2012

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
Fewer than 3 years experience 33%N/A5%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Master's degree and above 27%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
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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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7.1
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Parents

This school

 
8.0
 

Students

This school

 
6.1
 

Teachers

This school

 
7.3
 
Clear, useful communication about educational goalsWhat's this?

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7.1
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Parents

This school

 
8.3
 

Students

This school

 
7.2
 

Teachers

This school

 
5.9
 
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This school
6.8
out of 10
 

Parents

This school

 
7.8
 

Students

This school

 
6.2
 

Teachers

This school

 
6.4
 
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This school
7.4
out of 10
 

Parents

This school

 
7.8
 

Students

This school

 
7.8
 

Teachers

This school

 
6.6
 

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 RespondentsResponse rate
Parents22675%
Students20894%
Teachers27100%

12012-2013 New York City Department of Education School Survey

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