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Academy Charter School

Charter | K-4 | 336 students

 

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Posted January 4, 2014

So, maybe you should enroll in the school...Because your spelling and run on sentences are embarrassing!!! Who's going to trust your opinion? This school is way too overrated!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 4, 2014

The Academy Charter School has qualified teachers and school leadership that genially care about the children they have been given the responsibility to teach. The school goes above and beyond to prep their students for the Commen Core exams. The Academy scholars are at the top academically in comparison to other elemanary schools on Long Island. My son has attended The Academy since kindergarten and I am very happy with the education and social skills he has received. Thank you Academy.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 12, 2012

My daughters have been attending the academy charter school since kindergarten. The teachers are knowledgeable, goal oriented and encourages parent's involvement. The curriculum is challenging, the leadership is strong and the school provides enrichment programs. I am really happy with the progress my daughters have made, academically as well as their socialization skills.
—Submitted by a parent


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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 31% in 2013.

76 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
37%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
71%
Math

The state average for Math was 34% in 2013.

76 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
39%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
78%
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.

48 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
31%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
n/a
Math

The state average for Math was 36% in 2013.

48 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
46%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
n/a
Science

The state average for Science was 90% in 2013.

48 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
98%

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 Students37%
Female45%
Male28%
African American32%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged36%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General populationn/a
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English37%
Non-migrant37%

Math

All Students39%
Female48%
Male28%
African American35%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged39%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General populationn/a
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English39%
Non-migrant39%
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 Students31%
Female52%
Male12%
African American31%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged34%
Not economically disadvantaged25%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General population35%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English31%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant31%

Math

All Students46%
Female56%
Male36%
African American46%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged47%
Not economically disadvantaged41%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General population51%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English46%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant46%

Science

All Students98%
Female100%
Male96%
African American98%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged97%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General population97%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English98%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant98%
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

Breaking down the GreatSchools Rating

GreatSchools Ratings for this school are based on 2012-2013 test results. Use the breakdown ratings below to compare types of students at this school. Learn more »


Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Black 88% 19%
Hispanic 10% 23%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 9%
Two or more races 1% 1%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 1%
White 0% 48%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Female 149%N/A49%
Male 151%N/A51%
Limited English proficient 11%N/A8%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 289%N/A43%
Source: 1 NCES, 2011-2012
Source: 2 NYSED, 2011-2012

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
Fewer than 3 years experience 29%N/A5%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Master's degree and above 8%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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117 N Franklin Ave
Hempstead, NY 11550
Phone: (516) 408-2200

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