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Harlem Success Academy Charter School 4

Charter | K-4 | 404 students

 

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Situated in an inner city neighborhood. The median home value is $560,000. The average monthly rent for a 2 bedroom apartment is $1,150.

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4 stars

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Posted April 17, 2014

School is close to where I live. It seems like a great school. My daughter was accepted. Staff were friendly.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 28, 2012

I prefere my daughter in Harlem Success 1 she is till having problems in this school but I do like Ms Kincaid and still need to get to know her other teacher. She improved in her reading but still needs work.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 2, 2012

My daughter started in this school as a kindergartener in Aug 2011.. I cant say enough about her teacher!! she remind me of the teacher from the old movie Matilda, Ms. Honey.. At first my daughter did have some problems dealing with the work load. However, now she can do a whole HW packet in a day! She was having trouble reading til today when i picked her up and she had on a crown that said "I am reading on a level D!" i was just sooo proud and happy for her. She loves this school and her teachers, she enjoys all her classes and always wants to learn. At first i was iffy since she was having a difficult time but im glad we got through it!! HARLEM SUCCESS is THE BEST!!! they really are a great school and kids really do learn. So glad this was i chose for my baby girl! cant wait for my 4 month old to start in 5yrs! LOL
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 15, 2012

My granddaughter transfered to HSA4 from a regular public school in District 5. WOw what a difference. She is reading better than she ever thought she could and is a much better student because she is encouraged to do her best. The teachers are great.
—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.

78 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
82%
Math

The state average for Math was 34% in 2013.

78 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
98%

2011

 
 
92%
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.

79 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
54%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
n/a
Math

The state average for Math was 36% in 2013.

79 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
99%

2011

 
 
n/a
Science

The state average for Science was 90% in 2013.

79 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
100%

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 Students59%
Female67%
Male53%
African American62%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic47%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged54%
Not economically disadvantaged77%
Students with disabilities37%
General population66%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English61%
Non-migrant59%

Math

All Students79%
Female78%
Male80%
African American76%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic94%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged79%
Not economically disadvantaged82%
Students with disabilities58%
General population86%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English79%
Non-migrant79%
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 Students54%
Female52%
Male54%
African American53%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged53%
Not economically disadvantaged54%
Students with disabilities31%
General population58%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant54%

Math

All Students78%
Female82%
Male74%
African American77%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged78%
Not economically disadvantaged82%
Students with disabilities57%
General population84%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant78%

Science

All Students100%
Female100%
Male100%
African American100%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged100%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Students with disabilities100%
General population100%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant100%
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 2 74% 19%
Hispanic 2 20% 23%
White 2 3% 48%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1 1% 1%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1 1% 9%
Two or more races 2 1% 1%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012
Source: 2 NYSED, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Female 150%N/A49%
Male 150%N/A51%
Limited English proficient 18%N/A8%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 179%N/A43%
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 4%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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Based on 179 responses

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8.6
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Parents

This school

 
8.7
 

Teachers

This school

 
8.5
 
Clear, useful communication about educational goalsWhat's this?

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This school
9.0
out of 10
 

Parents

This school

 
8.9
 

Teachers

This school

 
9.2
 
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This school
8.5
out of 10
 

Parents

This school

 
8.5
 

Teachers

This school

 
8.5
 
High academic expectations for all studentsWhat's this?

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This school
8.7
out of 10
 

Parents

This school

 
8.8
 

Teachers

This school

 
8.7
 

Based on surveys from:

 RespondentsResponse rate
Parents14537%
Teachers3492%

12012-2013 New York City Department of Education School Survey

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  • MS. DANIQUE LOVING

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