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Harlem Success Academy Charter School 2

Charter | K-4 | 625 students

 

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Situated in an inner city neighborhood. The median home value is $496,900. The average monthly rent for a 2 bedroom apartment is $1,270.

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4 stars

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2012:
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2011:
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Posted April 11, 2014

Academically the school does great . There curriculum matches up to the an elite g&t program .The children are engaged in alot of programs and there always on field study.What I don't like is the lack of communication and dictatorship. There not willing to hear parents advice or suggestions. There are a lot of turn overs that a lot of people are not aware about. My daughter lucked out to a teacher who had been there for years but other parents had both lead and assistant teachers quit. I'm not sure weather network makes it really hard for them to work there or they move on to better opportunities but its not fair to the student growing into the school to graduate. The idea behind the program is great but being in the mix of all the political shanagains makes me wonder where this school is heading towards the near futre. The staff doesn't always accommodate students who are excelling at least in my experience and is not equipped as a private school would be. Out of my first year from a scale to 1-10 I would give it a 6 its still needs more improvement and the school is way overrated then it is advertised .
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 6, 2013

My daughter love it there, she comes home very tired but that's because of all the classes they have and she loves them all!!! I like the communications I get every day on how my child behave and worked, that's something you can not get in the public school setting.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 11, 2012

My child is attending this school and now I fully believe i picked the right school for him, At first it was hard since I work full time but little by little it all fell in place the teachers are wonderful and though they are strict I understand now their theory our kids are there to learn, special thanks to everyone at HSA2.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 30, 2011

This is one of the amazing schools in Harlem. The principal, Mr. Manly is great. He knows every childs name and greets them every morning with an outstretched hand to shake their little hands and welcome them back to school. The teachers are great at what they do but sometimes, they lack a little bit of patience. Although it is a long day for them, the kids do not feel like they have been in school all day. My child would like to go to school 7 days a week if given the chance. Classrooms are bright and hallways are clean. There is respect for everyone and kids aspire to go to college.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 29, 2011

THIS SCHOOL MEETS MY STANDARDS AS A TOP NOTCH SCHOOL MY DAUGHTER WAS SKIPPED FROM THE FIRST TO THIRD GRADE BECAUSE THEY SAW HER POTENTIAL MY CHILD ALSO IS READING ON A SIXTH GRADE LEVEL AND SHE IS ONLY A SECOND GRADER.WHAT ALOT OF PARENTS FAIL TO REALIZE IS THAT THEY TOO HAVE TO SPEND TIME WITH THEIR CHILD TO MAKE SURE HOMEWORK IS DONE CORRECTLY AND NOT DONE BY THE PARENT AND SOME PARENTS GET COMPLAINTS ABOUT THEIR CHILD BECAUSE THEY HAVE A PROBLEM CHILD AND THEY DONT WANT TO ADMIT IT INSTEAD OF CORRECTING THE PROBLEM THEY WANT TO BLAME THE TEACHERS BECAUSE THEY COMPLAIN ABOUT THEIR CHILD. WHEN YOUR CHILD IS CAUSING A PROBLEM IN THE CLASS THE TIME THAT IS TAKEN TO DISCIPLINE YOUR CHILD IS TAKING AWAYPRECIOUS LEARNING TIME FROM THE OTHER STUDENTS
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 15, 2011

to the powers that be, there is a new location for this school 144 east 128th street ny,ny 10035
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 14, 2010

The teachers treat the children like robots. My daughter attend this school from 9/09 thru 6/10. They promised the same education as a private school but did not deliver. They criticize and penalize every thing a child or parent does. There is no school nurse, never answer the phone, and treat parents in a condescending manner.
—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.

Grade level

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 32% in 2014.

121 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
56%

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
75%
Math

The state average for Math was 42% in 2014.

122 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
85%

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
94%
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 33% in 2014.

121 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
66%

2013

 
 
53%

2012

 
 
94%
Math

The state average for Math was 43% in 2014.

121 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
90%

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
100%
Science

The state average for Science was 90% in 2013.

117 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
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

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Black 2 78% 19%
Hispanic 1 20% 23%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2 1% 9%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1 0% 1%
Two or more races 2 0% 1%
White 1 0% 48%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012
Source: 2 NYSED, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Female 51%N/A49%
Male 49%N/A51%
Limited English proficient 26%N/A8%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 276%N/A43%
Source: 1 NCES, 2011-2012
Source: 2 NYSED, 2011-2012

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
Fewer than 3 years experience 42%N/A5%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Master's degree and above 9%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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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
8.4
out of 10
 

Parents

This school

 
8.7
 

Teachers

This school

 
8.1
 
Clear, useful communication about educational goalsWhat's this?

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This school
8.2
out of 10
 

Parents

This school

 
8.7
 

Teachers

This school

 
7.6
 
Strong parent, teacher and student engagementWhat's this?

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This school
8.0
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Parents

This school

 
8.5
 

Teachers

This school

 
7.5
 
High academic expectations for all studentsWhat's this?

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This school
8.3
out of 10
 

Parents

This school

 
8.8
 

Teachers

This school

 
7.9
 

Based on surveys from:

 RespondentsResponse rate
Parents15827%
Teachers3050%

12012-2013 New York City Department of Education School Survey

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144 East 128th Street
3rd Floor
New York, NY 10035
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Phone: (646) 442-6600

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