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K-5
Public charter
Far Rockaway, NY
Students enrolled: 400
 

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710 Hartman Lane
Far Rockaway, NY 11691

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(718) 327-1352
(718) 327-1361
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May 14, 2015
Challenge Prep is a top notch school that offers an exemplary education to help prepare children to emerge into a globally diverse society. Their curriculum includes all academic subject areas and in addition music, art and a foreign language. Thus, propelling itself among other neighborhood public schools who have cut their fine arts academia due to budget cuts. At Challenge Prep all parties are accountable. These parties include the administration, teachers, staff, parents and students. The problem that many parents will face with this type of structure is that they are accountable. Yes, the homework is rigorous. Yes, my child is accountable for his/her actions. Yes, I am responsible for pouring into my child's education. No matter what school my child attends the factor that doesn't change is that it is my child. I can not expect others to do for my child what I am not willing to foster. I have personally witnessed both of my children blossom into prolific thinkers while at Challenge Prep. I am a proud PARENT of two beautiful Challenge Prep scholars.

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February 18, 2015
This school has been a huge disappointment. Their main focus is test prep, yet they have low state test scores. The school is over crowded and as a result students receive inadequate music, art and physical education training because teachers must "push in" or the gym is being used as an auditorium. Although Spanish classes were promised since the school opened, this is the first year it was offered and only for once a week however, administration cancelled it for 4 weeks to rehearse for a winter festival. Computers are only used for test prep although classes and tablets were promised. There are no curriculum based trips and students are not being taught to be thinkers or intellectually challenged, despite the schools name. The "excessive" homework is more test prep and or repetitious busy work. The school day is long and routinely unorganized. Yelling at students has been an on going problem. Students and parents are not respected at this school. The so called middle school being offered is another makeshift unacceptable space without key components found in a real school.

- submitted by a parent

September 09, 2014
I have 2 children in their 3rd yr of attendance at CPCS and my family loves this school. Many parents complain about their strict rules, excessive homework and intense curriculum, but its my belief that this is the preparation required for outstanding intellectual leaders of tomorrow. I am very impressed and pleased with all that my children have learned while at CPCS. Since the school is adding middle school grades 6-8 (at another location) I will definitely continue my now 5th grader at Challenge Ptep.

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August 23, 2014
This school is horrible. A change in leadership will make this school a much better school, the assistant principal does not belong around children. This school has poor ELA and Math Scores. I feel sorry for the students and the staff at this school.

- submitted by a parent

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Challenge Preparatory Charter School
710 Hartman Lane, Far Rockaway, NY  11691
(718) 327-1352
Last modified Challenge Preparatory Charter School is a Charter school that serves grades K-5. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 7 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Challenge Preparatory Charter School Rating: 3 out of 5 based on 4 reviews. Top