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Rochdale Early Advantage Charter School

Charter | K-1 | 107 students

 
 

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Posted October 13, 2013

This school is going down down down down DOWN!!! When this school first started I was excited, my child was excited. My child was being challenged and was given enriched material. However, something is happening in this school and it's BAD! Trust me if you seek confirmation from other parents they will tell you the same. I noticed that my child's class is getting larger and LARGER. Charter schools offer a smaller setting and even REACS website states that the class setting is maximum 17, but in my child's class it's 20 plus. The administrative staff is so rude and unprofessional; the teachers are actually friendly but that's the only positive thing I can say. I didn't think my child would be stuffed in this cramped building this long which by the way is also a church. I want my child to have a REAL GYM, a REAL AUDITORIUM, a REAL CAFETERIA, a REAL COMPUTER ROOM! Each room should have a smart board. I am in the process of removing my child from this school and I advise potential parents to do the same or just don't even step foot in this building! TRUST ME! I am disappointed.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 13, 2013

This school is falling apart :( I was once excited about this school but it's not what it use to be. The dynamics have definitely changed. This school has so many kids cramped up in such a small space that I fear for my child's safety God forbid they need to exit quickly. The classes are just too large. The career technology program is BS, The Mandarin Class is BS, Mandarin is more of a top priority than Spanish or French? Seriously, my child is more likely to be placed in an environment of more Spanish speaking people than mandarin; dumb choice! Something is off about the majority of the administrative staff, stiff and unprofessional. This is my child's second year here and last year, hopefully last month! So basically the underlying message I will leave for you parents who are looking to enroll your child or have a child in the school and questioning your choice: RUN RUN AS FAST AS YOU CAN, THIS SCHOOL WILL SINK FASTER THAN THE TITANIC!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 9, 2013

This school pushes academics a little too much. There should be more fun activities such as music, art, dance and teams just for fun, not necessarily to perform just for a special program. The children need to be children and have some fun. Academics should be the number one priority but not at the expense of the children becoming robots. Having a real school building with a real playground would be nice but seems a lifetime away. I was a huge fan of this school but not so much any more. I am not so quick to recommend this school anymore. Unfortunately all the rumors that I have been hearing are coming true which is very disappointing for me.. With that said, I wouldn't be surprised if the reputation of the school begin to go down. Hopefully for the children's sake it does not. Academics is not the only part of the human being. Building character, learning how to socialize in different environments, etc is also a part of growing up. Hopefully there will be some changes this year for the better.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 26, 2012

I love this school. My son started the 2nd grade this year and has been in the school since it opened. The teachers are great and the fact that the classes are small is a big plus. I've been involved with the PTO and fundraising. I would love it if the school board could find a way to extend the grades through high school. My only complaint would be that not enough patents show up for PTO meetings. Overall my family loves this school!!!
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Posted March 22, 2012

So far I've had a great experience with the school. My child is in kindergarten and he absolutely loves his teacher and the school. The school has a career focus which they do a great job implementing in their curriculum from kindergarten. I also love that the students are taught Chinese beginning in first grade. Another important feature is that the classrooms are small, and being that overall the school is small, the teachers and staff now all the students individually. What I would love to see is arts and music being offered as part of the curriculum. I also hope that the school will decide later on to offer grades through 8th or even 12th.
—Submitted by a parent


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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Black 94% 19%
American Indian/Alaska Native 3% 1%
Hispanic 2% 23%
White 1% 48%
Asian 0% 9%
Two or more races 0% 1%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient 0%N/A8%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 80%N/A43%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
Fewer than 3 years experience 83%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
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8.0
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Parents

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8.9
 

City average

 
8.4
 

Teachers

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9.1
 

City average

 
8.0
 
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8.9
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8.1
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Parents

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8.5
 

City average

 
8.5
 

Teachers

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9.4
 

City average

 
7.8
 
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This school
8.6
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7.8
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Parents

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8.1
 

City average

 
8.1
 

Teachers

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9.0
 

City average

 
7.8
 
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8.5
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8.2
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Parents

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7.9
 

City average

 
8.3
 

Teachers

This school

 
9.1
 

City average

 
8.1
 

Based on surveys from:

 RespondentsResponse rate
Parents11693%
Teachers13100%

12012-2013 New York City Department of Education School Survey

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