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Harlem Success Academy Charter School 5

Charter | K-2 | 252 students


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Situated in an inner city neighborhood. The median home value is $375,000. The average monthly rent for a 2 bedroom apartment is $1,270.

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Posted January 7, 2014

The Staff (Leaders) are young, overpaid, overworked, stressed, inexperienced and Unprofessional. Their means of dealing with children include yelling, calling parents several times or more a day, calling school safety and sending them to hospitals for hyperactive behavior. The school is a tyrant and a child cannot learn under this environment at Harlem 5. My son and I have been yelled at by the teachers, administrative staff and Dean. I have had the phone blatantly hung up on me, been to over two dozen "meetings" with the school in regards to my sons behavior and my requests have been disregarded. My 6-YEAR OLD 1st grade son has been called a "problem child" and blacklisted right in front of him! I cant wait, I hope and PRAY that Harlem 5 is recognized for their poor social standards by the DOE and that they see this charter school for what it really is..... SHUT IT DOWN, Put the money into these Public schools or anywhere in dire NEED, NOT into the Out-Of-State/City teachers unfamiliar with dealing with our children. I WILL not rest.
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Posted October 30, 2013

My daughter has learned so much in SA-Harlem 5. This is her 3rd year. The work she showed in 1st grade, I know I wasn't doing until 2nd or 3rd grades in the NYC public school I attended in the 1980s. She is reading very well, I can't complain at all. It's a pleasure to see her loving books and reading everything in site. She sounds out words very well and pronounces words she has seen for the first time. The school can be strict with time and absences but I think the strictness is needed with all children. They should adapt these important habits like getting to school on time and having minimal to no absences. 2 concerns with SA 1- There are no after schools but yet there are many job postings for success academy schools with positions that seem to be a bit redundant. 2- I work very hard at living above the word "poverty" and I can't get around this when I see Success Academy in the papers, magazines and social media. All in all, I make it work. I'm proud that my daughter is doing so well and it's not costing me a thing. Time and dedication is what's needed to succeed and as parents we have to work hard to get our children to excel and be the best at everything they do!
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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Black 1 67% 19%
Hispanic 1 29% 23%
Two or more races 2 2% 1%
American Indian/Alaska Native 2 1% 1%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2 0% 9%
White 1 0% 48%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012
Source: 2 NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient 210%N/A8%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 284%N/A43%
Source: 1 NCES, 2011-2012
Source: 2 NYSED, 2011-2012

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
Fewer than 3 years experience 41%N/A5%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012

Teacher education levels

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Master's degree and above 12%N/A39%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012

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Teachers with no valid teaching certificate 0%N/A0%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012

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301 W 140th St
3rd Fl
New York, NY 10030
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Phone: (646) 277-7170


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