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Williamsburg Collegiate Charter School

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2011:
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Posted May 13, 2008

great education, an excellent staff of educators. The fact that they are sharing space on the top floor of another school takes away from their overall score. the extra tutoring and saturday school is a great help to children in need. The only negative topic about the school is they have yet to learn how to deal with growing needs of young adults, they seem to smother all issues with academics instead of approaching the mater in mature nature, many forms of discipline are juvenile.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 9, 2008

The school provides great opportunities for students and often celebrate student success. My daughter has grown into a thoughtful young woman at this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 24, 2008

We have cherished every minute at WCCS! Students work hard and are regulary rewarded for the hard work. The good education provided there is the result of great teaching and good office staff and principal. Thank you, WCCS.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 17, 2008

Good teachers and education. Weak principal who has no idea what she is doing. office staff is ok.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 9, 2008

This school is filled with staff who are excellent. They are committed to ensuring that each students receive the best education possible. Teachers are available to call at any time. Students work hard, but it pays off with great success. I would recommend this school to anyone.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 23, 2007

This school lost alot of good students and teachers last year. Many were not happy. Parents are not encouraged to be involved. There was no PTA last year and when parents were called it was for problems or homework issues. Good academics, unhappy environment.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted July 19, 2007

I would describe this school as one of the best schools in the city. The teachers work hard every and the administrative staff are excellent. Students get a lot of homework, but they're helping him gain leadership skills that are important for his future career.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 17, 2007

Althought test scores are great, the kids are not happy. My child dreads going to school in the morning. The teachers really work hard. With no gym, detention if your shirt is untucked, timed bathroom session, it 's hard to see how that is so great. Don't send your kids if you want them to be happy.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 19, 2006

This is the best decision that I could ever make for my daughter. She just graduated from elementary school and while she was there I would always go to parent teachers conference to learn how my child was or wasn't progressing. Williamsburg Collegiate is so much better. They make the learning process interesting for the students. My daughter tells me she is no longer bored in her classes. She like doing her work and she even started reading more books. Every two weeks we are given a progress report on our children and the standards set by the school is exceptional. The students are well disciplined and are also rewarded for good behavior when appropriate. I would recommend the school to every parent especially those frustrated with the NYC public school system. The students also have the opportunity to be involved in various extracurricular activities and parents volunteering ia a must.
—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 30% in 2014.

80 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
21%

2013

 
 
21%

2012

 
 
47%
Math

The state average for Math was 40% in 2014.

80 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
47%

2013

 
 
49%

2012

 
 
87%
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 2013-2014 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. At present 2013-14 results are available only for English language arts and math. 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 29% in 2014.

81 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
24%

2013

 
 
26%

2012

 
 
65%
Math

The state average for Math was 38% in 2014.

80 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
73%

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
100%
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 2013-2014 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. At present 2013-14 results are available only for English language arts and math. 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 29% in 2014.

77 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
38%

2013

 
 
39%

2012

 
 
62%
Math

The state average for Math was 33% in 2014.

77 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
66%

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
100%
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 2013-2014 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. At present 2013-14 results are available only for English language arts and math. 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 36% in 2014.

78 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
48%

2013

 
 
38%

2012

 
 
73%
Math

The state average for Math was 22% in 2014.

78 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
85%

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
100%
Science

The state average for Science was 69% in 2013.

2013

 
 
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 2013-2014 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. At present 2013-14 results are available only for English language arts and math. 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

Algebra II/Trigonometry

The state average for Algebra II/Trigonometry was 66% in 2013.

58 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
36%

2012

 
 
50%

2011

 
 
90%
Chemistry

The state average for Chemistry was 76% in 2013.

42 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
31%

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
79%
Earth Science

The state average for Earth Science was 72% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
n/a
English

The state average for English was 77% in 2013.

65 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
93%
French

The state average for French was 95% in 2011.

2011

 
 
n/a
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 74% in 2013.

54 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
98%
Global History and Geography

The state average for Global History and Geography was 71% in 2013.

41 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
96%

2012

 
 
100%

2011

 
 
100%
Integrated Algebra

The state average for Integrated Algebra was 73% in 2013.

67 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
96%

2012

 
 
99%

2011

 
 
98%
Living Environment

The state average for Living Environment was 77% in 2013.

98 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
96%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
n/a
Physics

The state average for Physics was 81% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
n/a
Spanish

The state average for Spanish was 94% in 2011.

27 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
100%
U.S. History and Government

The state average for U.S. History and Government was 80% in 2013.

31 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
100%

2012

 
 
100%

2011

 
 
n/a
Scale: % passing

About the tests


In 2012-2013 New York used the New York State Regents Examinations to test high school students in English, math, global history and geography, US history and government, living environment, chemistry, Earth science and physics. Students must take at least five Regents Exams in order to graduate. Scores of 65 and above are passing; scores of 55 and above earn credit toward a local diploma (with the approval of the local board of education). The goal is for all students to pass the tests.

Source: New York State Education Department

Algebra II/Trigonometry

All Students36%
Female26%
Male48%
African American36%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged35%
Not economically disadvantaged41%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General populationn/a
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English36%
Non-migrant36%

Chemistry

All Students31%
Female23%
Male40%
African American31%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic31%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged35%
Not economically disadvantaged18%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General populationn/a
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English31%
Non-migrant31%

Earth Science

All Studentsn/a
Femalen/a
Malen/a
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-migrantn/a

English

All Students86%
Female94%
Male75%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic83%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged87%
Not economically disadvantaged81%
Students with disabilities60%
General population91%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English86%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant86%

Geometry

All Students91%
Female97%
Male83%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic89%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged90%
Not economically disadvantaged94%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General population91%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English91%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant91%

Global History and Geography

All Students96%
Female95%
Male94%
African American96%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic94%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged96%
Not economically disadvantaged90%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General populationn/a
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English96%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant96%

Integrated Algebra

All Students96%
Female93%
Male97%
African American97%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic95%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged95%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General population95%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant96%

Living Environment

All Students96%
Female96%
Male96%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic95%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged96%
Not economically disadvantaged93%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General population97%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant96%

Physics

All Studentsn/a
Femalen/a
Malen/a
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
Non-migrantn/a

U.S. History and Government

All Students100%
Female100%
Male100%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic100%
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 English100%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant100%
Scale: % passing

About the tests


In 2012-2013 New York used the New York State Regents Examinations to test high school students in English, math, global history and geography, US history and government, living environment, chemistry, Earth science and physics. Students must take at least five Regents Exams in order to graduate. Scores of 65 and above are passing; scores of 55 and above earn credit toward a local diploma (with the approval of the local board of education). The goal is for all students to pass 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
Hispanic 1 59% 23%
Black 1 38% 19%
White 1 2% 48%
American Indian/Alaska Native 2 0% 1%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2 0% 9%
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 2%N/A8%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 284%N/A43%
Female 149%N/A49%
Male 151%N/A51%
Source: 1 NCES, 2011-2012
Source: 2 NYSED, 2011-2012

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
Fewer than 3 years experience 16%N/A5%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Master's degree and above 0%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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This school
8.9
out of 10
 

Parents

This school

 
8.9
 

Students

This school

 
8.4
 

Teachers

This school

 
9.4
 
Clear, useful communication about educational goalsWhat's this?

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This school
9.0
out of 10
 

Parents

This school

 
9.1
 

Students

This school

 
8.5
 

Teachers

This school

 
9.6
 
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This school
8.7
out of 10
 

Parents

This school

 
8.7
 

Students

This school

 
8.0
 

Teachers

This school

 
9.4
 
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This school
9.3
out of 10
 

Parents

This school

 
9.2
 

Students

This school

 
9.0
 

Teachers

This school

 
9.7
 

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Parents23582%
Students22597%
Teachers2997%

12012-2013 New York City Department of Education School Survey

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