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Harbor Science and Arts Charter School

Charter | K-8 | 242 students

 

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Posted September 28, 2009

Students are happy and responsive, the faculty is the best and meets the needs of each student. Love you Harbor Science and Arts Charter School.


Posted September 23, 2009

I love the wonderful atmosphere. The location and the staff makes this school such a gem
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 22, 2009

I've had the opportunity of working closely with the administration, teachers and students. I'm extremely impressed with the culture that has been established. There is a high respect for each other in pursuit of education, creating lifelong learners and supporting the students to be their best at all times. The focus on the sciences, and the inclusion of the arts supports and recognizes the importance of both areas in a child's education.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 22, 2009

The staff there are very helpful and they work very heard with our children.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 20, 2009

This school offers those extra's to enhance the mind of young ones. From academics, culture, and so many other diversities...swimming,varsity events, choir, ....the exposure is 'unlimited.' From thePrincipal, Ms. Hunt to each and every teacher, administrative and even the housekeeping staff know the children by their names and look out for them.


Posted September 20, 2009

Harbor is a great school. The staff and students are like one big happy family.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 20, 2009

This school is amazing. The care and respect the staff shows the students, the motivation-is unbelievable. I get up every morning to take the 40 min train ride to a different borough to take my 2 sons to this school. It's just that great. The programs they offer and the opportunities they give these children are amazing! This school deserves to win-bar none!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 18, 2009

Harbor Science and Arts Charter School is the best first grade to eighth grade school there is out there! How do I know? I recently graduated from there in 2009 as our class' valedictiorian. I also went there since first grade.


Posted September 18, 2009

Because they have the best educators there and that really care about the students


Posted September 17, 2009

Harbor Science And Arts School, really cares about our children and the parents! We work hand in hand to ensure that our children get the best education possible, prepare for college, and yet still be a kid. Yes the currriculum is rigourous, but Harbor Science And Arts Charter School, is adamant in making sure that learning is interesting and fun!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 29, 2009

I really, really love this school! this will be my last year here, but I've had a great time and I feel that all of the staff have prepared me to take that next step forward into hgh school!
—Submitted by a student


Posted February 8, 2005

I have a daughter in this school, the fact that the administration has changed three times in three years has a lot to do with the progress of the children, but now Ms. Hunt is in charge the school has made great strides. The kids have showed improvement with grades and attitude as well. They enjoy going to school and learning. Parents have to get more involved with the leaning process. It is never entirely up to the school, it has to start at home. Parents are the first and last teachers.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 15, 2004

My son attended Harbor for four years. I took him out of the public school system and he would have a better education. Unfortunately, it did not turn out that way. My son has a learning disablity that I discovered on my own. The school always called me for his behavioral problems. Upon having him tested we, discovered that he is ADHD with Dyslexia. This was the overall problem with his behavior. They did not provide him with the proper help order by CSE. This Charter school is not equiped to dealing with children that have behavior or learning disablities. They rather label them and push them on someone else. My son is now in High School and struggling. They have new Adminstrator and Teacher the Charter School. I have another child attending another Charter School and they are no better.
—Submitted by a parent


Community ratings and reviews do not represent the views of GreatSchools nor does GreatSchools check their accuracy or verify the reviewers' identities. Use your discretion when evaluating these reviews.

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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 32% in 2014.

23 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
78%

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
85%
Math

The state average for Math was 42% in 2014.

23 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
66%

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
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 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.

23 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
52%

2013

 
 
47%

2012

 
 
91%
Math

The state average for Math was 43% in 2014.

23 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
43%

2013

 
 
50%

2012

 
 
92%
Science

The state average for Science was 90% in 2013.

30 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

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 30% in 2014.

29 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
59%

2013

 
 
9%

2012

 
 
71%
Math

The state average for Math was 40% in 2014.

29 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
31%

2013

 
 
4%

2012

 
 
89%
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 29% in 2014.

28 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
54%

2013

 
 
19%

2012

 
 
58%
Math

The state average for Math was 38% in 2014.

28 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
61%

2013

 
 
28%

2012

 
 
87%
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 29% in 2014.

37 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
33%

2013

 
 
33%

2012

 
 
66%
Math

The state average for Math was 33% in 2014.

37 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
35%

2013

 
 
7%

2012

 
 
79%
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 36% in 2014.

23 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
34%

2013

 
 
50%

2012

 
 
39%
Math

The state average for Math was 22% in 2014.

23 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
39%

2013

 
 
50%

2012

 
 
42%
Science

The state average for Science was 69% in 2013.

30 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

In 2009-2010, this school was given a grade of "C" for the elementary and middle school level.

About the tests


Progress Report Grades measure the school's contribution to student learning in three areas: School Environment, Student Performance and Student Progress. Schools can receive additional credit for achieving exemplary performance progress among high-needs students. Progress Report Grades range from A to F.

Source: New York City Department of Education

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 61% 19%
Hispanic 2 34% 23%
White 2 2% 48%
American Indian/Alaska Native 2 1% 1%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1 1% 9%
Two or more races 1 1% 1%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012
Source: 2 NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient 11%N/A8%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 170%N/A43%
Female 150%N/A49%
Male 150%N/A51%
Source: 1 NCES, 2011-2012
Source: 2 NYSED, 2011-2012

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
Fewer than 3 years experience 17%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
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 231 responses

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A safe and respectful environmentWhat's this?

This score measures whether parents, students and teachers feel that the school creates a physically and emotionally secure environment in which everyone can focus on student learning.

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This school
8.9
out of 10
 
City average
8.0
out of 10
 

Parents

This school

 
9.3
 

City average

 
8.4
 

Students

This school

 
8.1
 

City average

 
7.2
 

Teachers

This school

 
9.1
 

City average

 
8.0
 
Clear, useful communication about educational goalsWhat's this?

This score measures whether parents, students and teachers feel that the school provides information about the school's educational goals and offers appropriate feedback on each student's learning outcome.

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This school
9.2
out of 10
 
City average
8.1
out of 10
 

Parents

This school

 
9.2
 

City average

 
8.5
 

Students

This school

 
8.9
 

City average

 
7.8
 

Teachers

This school

 
9.5
 

City average

 
7.8
 
Strong parent, teacher and student engagementWhat's this?

This score measures how engaged parents, students and teachers feel they are in an active and vibrant partnership to promote student learning.

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This school
8.7
out of 10
 
City average
7.8
out of 10
 

Parents

This school

 
9.0
 

City average

 
8.1
 

Students

This school

 
8.0
 

City average

 
7.2
 

Teachers

This school

 
9.1
 

City average

 
7.8
 
High academic expectations for all studentsWhat's this?

This score measures how well parents, students and teachers feel that the school develops rigorous and meaningful academic goals that encourage students to do their best.

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This school
8.9
out of 10
 
City average
8.2
out of 10
 

Parents

This school

 
9.1
 

City average

 
8.3
 

Students

This school

 
8.7
 

City average

 
8.1
 

Teachers

This school

 
8.9
 

City average

 
8.1
 

Based on surveys from:

 RespondentsResponse rate
Parents14566%
Students7276%
Teachers1478%

12012-2013 New York City Department of Education School Survey

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School basics

School start time
  • 7:30 am
School end time
  • 3:30 pm
School Leader's name
  • Joanne Hunt
Fax number
  • (212) 360-7429

Resources

Extra learning resources offered
  • Title I Targeted Assistance program (TAS)
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132-142 East 111th Street
Room 202
New York, NY 10029
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Phone: (917) 261-2700

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