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K-5
Public charter
New York, NY
Students enrolled: 485
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220 East 106th Street
New York, NY 10029

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(212) 534-9667
(212) 534-6225
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December 01, 2014
I have been an Amber Parent since the school opened back in 2000. I have had 2 of my daughters graduate. One is now a sophomore in college and the other a freshman in high school. I have one more daughter who is now in 5th grade. I have been more than pleased with the education my children have received at Amber. The teachers and all the staff are caring and involved in educating the students. The whole school has a family atmosphere and it is also very safe. I would recommend anyone enroll their child at Amber. They will not be disappointed!!!

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November 29, 2014
The school is ok. I do not like the fact that the kindergarten classes are over crowded, so I don't feel like the kids are getting enough individual attention. I was told that the class will get smaller but it hasn't. Needs more sports for all grades . After school isn't free and they need tutoring either after school or before classes for all grades.

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November 26, 2014
This school is very good charter in it community.The teacher are very focus on making sure child is very successful in all areas.I have more then one and each child is doing well.

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November 25, 2014
I love amber they do a good job with my son in every thing. I love the teachers and the staff.

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November 25, 2014
This school is such an assett to the community, I am extremely proud to have my children at this school.

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November 25, 2014
I love Amber Charter I couldn't be more happy to have my child in a school that is really supportive and dedicated in helping my child get the best education. I only wish amber went up from k - highschoool. Amber is a second home to my child.

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November 25, 2014
i love this school they work with your children and they help yo also as a parent to learn how to work with your children i gave it an A IN CHARTER SCHOOL

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November 25, 2014
i think Amber is a wonderful school im happy my child is a part of the Amber family

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November 25, 2014
Amber charter school is an excelllent school. they help my son in the area that he is stuggling in and their staff are wonderful and helpful. it is a school that strive to help ever student suceed and that is an asset to our community.

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November 25, 2014
i like the school because they treat us like family, and the academic is very good.

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November 25, 2014
my daugther is a Amber student since kinder garden and I dont think is any other better place for her.

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November 25, 2014
The faculty has always been a pleasure, the teachers are always great with communicating student progress and keeping us informed with any changes within the school. I would recommend the school provide extracuricular activities. There are also not enough sports.

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November 25, 2014
my child is in the 2nd grand and she loves it here. most of the famely is in this school. I dont have much to say about theis school but thank you of being so good to my chris

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November 25, 2014
i think the school here is a very excellent school. my child has and is doing very well in her classes and gets along with the students in her class and the her teachers. In a whole yall are doinga great job.

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November 25, 2014
The school is a great school. My daughter goes here. The have done an amazing job with her learning. This is a priority of the school. My daughter learning expands every day. Farmost the best school.

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November 25, 2014
i love the school my son jayden phillips this is his four year in the school i see a growth in him every year i recamind the school to any one that wants there kid to get a good education.

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November 25, 2014
i am a parent to a first grader at amber charter school he started off in kindergarten and i am so ecstatic and pleased with the progress and discipline they instill to every student to persevere through obstacles. teachers and staff are extremely accessible to the parents and they enforce anti bullying and tolerance and most of all they teach respect.

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November 25, 2014
Has a parent of three children attending the school curent.The school really take time on making sureyour meets there standers.I would approve and recommed this school .

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November 25, 2014
This school is Amazing it has defentily help my child improve in all fases.I'm extremally Happy that i pick to put my child in Amber Charter School.

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November 25, 2014
I love Amber charter, its been amazing. My daughter came from a school that really didnt communicate much and when they did it wasnt positive. i love the constent communication with the teachers and they keep you informed all the time. The teachers are always very positive even when dealing with a difficult situation.

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November 25, 2014
The school is ok just need more teacher,more help with the kids school work and maybe sat schooling for kids.

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November 25, 2014
my childs has changed and learned so much and its great thank you for taking you time to help her progress.

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November 25, 2014
i love this school because my kids learn a lot.and the staff are very kind.and it is really safe

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November 25, 2014
I have 3 kids in this school and I love it here. The staff and faculty are amazing. They are always willing to help and always notifying me of any changes. They are very friendly and the students are happy so I'm happy.

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November 25, 2014
Amber has taught my son how be be cinfident and he has become the student that I always dreamed. The staff is knowledgable and kind and have given him the tools to succeed in middle school and all future acedemic endevours.

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November 25, 2014
Amber is a great school, my daughter is doing very well academically. Amber is very informative and the teachers are always in touch in regards to my child's progress. I like that I can reach any teacher and/or faculty and they are always available and happy to help. I'd like to see more resources however for the children. For example a yard and an auditorium. Children walk pretty far for assembly and basic lunch recess.

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November 25, 2014
Great school my kids been going to amber for a while and don't have any complaints!

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November 25, 2014
This is a phenomenal school. The staff and administration communicate regularly which is helpful because I have 2 jobs. They love my kid and I love them! Thank you, Amber. #Amber15

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November 25, 2014
Muy Buenas maestro buenas educacion muy segura exelentes especial los tutores la clases muy buenas la directora muy compresiva

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November 25, 2014
My son has been in Amber Charter school for a few years now, and I have the up most respect for their school teachers and faculty. They're all very much involved with your child and the parents. I have nothing but good things to say about Amber Charter.

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November 25, 2014
Amber has taught my son to be confident and to he has become the student that I have always dreamed. The staff is knowledgable and kind and have given my son the tools to succeed in middle school and all other academic endeavours.

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November 25, 2014
Amber charter school is great! The teachers, staff and principals are wonderful! I am extremely proud that my child is apart of Amber Charter School

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November 25, 2014
Amber Charter School is a very encouraging school. They encourage my daughter to go beyond her potential.

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November 25, 2014
Amber Charter is a great school that takes pride in their teachers and students alike. I am very pleased with the level of education my son is receiving.

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November 25, 2014
I love amber charter school for my son. I see the growth and change in his learning and developmental growth since switching him from public school. I would definitely recommend this school to other parents for their children.

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November 25, 2014
I have great communication with the teachers at Amber Charter. Anytime I have a problem or a question they are there at anytime to help. My son has done very well here and I highly recommend the school.

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November 25, 2014
this school is the best thing that happen to us they are wonderful i love this school and recommend to everyone wish they had a middle school my daughter graduate this year dont want here to leave

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November 25, 2014
This is a great school that really focuses on the kids and has many activites that can help a lot in the learning process for the child

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November 25, 2014
Amber provides a safe environment for all students. Having a safe space provides my child with the focus needed on academics and I have pearce of mind. In addition, there is a lot of support for academics such as tutoring and Saturday school to help my child succeed. The communication with my child's teacher is excellent and I feel a part of my child's learning process all year long.

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November 25, 2014
Amber charter school i feel has the best staff and the way they teach the children is so great. i ama returning parent for the second time. i will always reccomened this to everyone i encounter. keep up the great work!!!!!

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November 25, 2014
Amber Charter a great school that provides an excellent learning enviornment for my child and the other children. They have a challenging curriculum and a very good staff that brings the best out of my child. Im very happy to be a part of the amber family.

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November 25, 2014
My child has been here at Amber Charter since Kindergarden and has excelled every year! Great School.

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November 25, 2014
the teachers are really hands on with the students and they keep the parents informed about the childs progress.

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November 25, 2014
Amber is a great school so far my dougther like it. My child been here for two years an she improve alot.

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November 25, 2014
Amber is no only the best school my daugther can have, is also part of our family.

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November 25, 2014
I love being here at Amber, He is learning so much and I am happy he is here

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November 25, 2014
so far my husband and I love the amber charter school, my daughter is lerning so much!.

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November 25, 2014
Great teachers ; great programs; they teach spanish from kindergarten; great comunication with teachers; safw inviroment

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November 25, 2014
la escula amber charter school en mi opinion es muy buena y se la la recomedaria a tros padres por que yo veo lo mucho que a aprendido mi hijo chris torres y estoy muy contento con la escula y espero que siga asi muchas gracias

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November 25, 2014
Amber Charter is an excellent academic institution, as well as a nurturing environment for all children to attend. Focused on community, I can truly say that Amber is a close knit family, and my children, who have attended since kindergarten have flourished here not only academically but socially. Communication with teachers and administration is extremely accessible. Teachers will respond to emails/questions regarding my children within a day and I am always satisfied with the feedback and resolutions. The relationships my kids have been able to build not only with their fellow students but with their teachers is priceless. I am truly grateful that I was able to find such a gem of a school. To another successful 15 years of Amber history!

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November 25, 2014
Great teachers. care for the learning of the children and help with children behaviors. very undestanding. the afterschool program is excellent. my son has learn toread in a little of time. very satisfied with the school but must of all with the teachers and staffs.

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November 25, 2014
Amber Charter School is a great school. My child has been attending ACS since kindergertan and is now in the first grade. I have nothing bad to say about the faculty or curriculum. If I could change anything I'd suggest a more rigorous Spanish course for the children and free after school program. :)

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November 25, 2014
i love everything about this school from the way the teachers communicate with the parents to how well the staff is with the parents when they address any issues.

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November 25, 2014
I would like for the school to be more organized and on time with information they provide to the parents.

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November 25, 2014
The school needs to improve in the area of detecting children who are being bullied. In addition they need a better system in calculating the grades accurately and not providing the children with a lower inaccurate grade

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November 25, 2014
this is one of the great school my son have attended, the support of the whole staff is amazing and the communication among everyone is very strong.they really dedicated their time an effort to make sure all their students recieves the best education.

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November 25, 2014
a very good school, holds parents and students to a high degree of performance.my child stays ahead of the curb.

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November 25, 2014
Amber is an exceptional school. The staff is helpful, the curriculum is challenging. I'm very pleased with this institution and am grateful that my child was accepted as a student.

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November 25, 2014
I have to say my daughter loves this school so I love it too. I began to get involved in the Parent Association and talking to more parents, so I now feel comfortable here. I chose Amber because I wanted Layla to learn a second language, have art and music in school. For a bonus she has Bubbles a program that teaches nutrition, and she has gym (in kindergarten). Kindergarten have gone on trips and 3rd graders are doing science projects. The teachers really push their students and I appreciate that a lot. Layla is in Kindergarten but I have already met 2nd, 3rd and 4th grade teachers. And Mr Daniels and Ms Maria awesome in the AM! What Amber needs: a larger space so we can a big science lab. It is my dream. part time paras in Kindergarten.

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October 21, 2014
My son started Kindergarten here and 2 months in my son is already reading his sight words in sentences--which to me that's a great accomplishment! The school is great academically (curriculum: reading, writing, science, gym, music, social studies and Spanish) and its teachers and staff are very nurturing. My son has an IEP for speech, and the school has accommodated the services. The teachers are very committed, and to me that's a great relief (& a peace of mind), because as a working parent I need to make sure that he's in great hands 8hrs of the day--maximizing his full potential. Homework are done and checked on a daily basis--parents do need be fully committed. Any questions or concerns i may have i can easily email the teacher and get an update. From a parents perspective, i highly recommend the school. Happy 15th anniversary Amber.

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April 28, 2014
Amber Charter school is tops for education. This school has a reputation of being one of the oldest charter schools in NYC and the best at what they do.

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August 02, 2013
Amber Charter School is like a second home. As soon as you walk in you feel this warmth and a breathe of fresh air. It's a close-knit community school so everyone practically knows each other. All the students are pleasant and the faculty and staff truly care about them. Along with a rigorous academic education, Amber offers enrichment, and other opportunities for character development. The Amber Way and Amber Star is the school culture and by the time children graduate they understand and embody every trait denoted in those acronyms. Amber stands out as another elementary school choice in the East Harlem community and they have a proven track record of success for over 10 years. The only thing I would say about improving is to open another school. I highly recommend this school.

- submitted by a community member

July 23, 2013
My son just completed Kindergarten. It is a very nurturing school, teachers are very proactive and respond to any concerns you may have. There are two teachers per classroom and my son gets most of his support. My only major concern would be if your child has an IEP, it might be difficult to receive all the services your child may require such as SETTS. If they receive OT and PT they will need outside services because the school will not be able to accommodate, however they will support you looking for services. The teachers have been a great support, especially Ms. Laurie. They are truly dedicated to education.

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April 04, 2013
This is great school. Both of my daughters are currently attending ACS. Classes are very small My daughter is in 5th grade and has 16 children in her class. Most of the teachers in the school have been their since she was in Kindergarden. My 6yr old's 1st grade class has 23 students w/ 2 teachers in class. The school has a great relationship with its parents they make you feel like your apart of a family. They have a Saturday classes for students who struggling academically. I wish they had a lot more extra curricular actives for the children besides Choir, Cheerleading and Basketball.

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February 14, 2013
my son is in kindergarten and i am very satisfied wit h the progress he has made through out the school year. his teachers are great and they have a lot of patience with him as well as other students. keep up the great work. picking this school for my son was a great choice.

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November 20, 2012
I have been a parent at Amber Charter School for the past five years. In that time I have found the teacher's and staff to be excellent. I cant say how proud Iam of my son and his academic progress.

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November 20, 2012
I believe that Amber is a great school for my child. The teachers and caring and administration is readily available.Every member of the staff cares about the well-being of my child. The teachers, security, meals and transportation...etc. If you are lucky enough to win a spot in this school, look no further. You've found home.

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November 20, 2012
Amber Charter is a great school. Its small with a family type setting. The children are loved and taken great care of. The academics are great. Your child is tested regularly for growth and placed based on such. I love this school and I am sad that my daughter is leaving next year.

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November 20, 2012
My daughter has been an Amber star for two years now. She is learning a tremendous amount weekly! We do not have a problem getting her up in the morning at all. This is a home away from home. We are very happy here!

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November 20, 2012
The staff at Amber School is wonderful. They are always willing to lend a helping hand and listen. The teachers genuinely care about the students and involve parents. Those are key ingredients to a wonderful school network for children's success.

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November 20, 2012
My child is in kindergarten and I appreciate that so early on Amber takes a childs education very seriously and the staff treats parents and students alike with the upmost respect. Amber is a great school and I would highly recommend it.

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November 20, 2012
My child has been attending since Kindergarten and he does very well. Excellent communication with teachers and staff members.

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November 20, 2012
Amber has been a very good choice for my child, both environmentally and academically. I would advise more parents to choose Amber. It has been an excellent choice of mines and will continue to be so.

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November 20, 2012
This the first year my child is attending Amber, he`s in kindergarten. I thought that he wasn`t going to adapt but he seems to be very happy. I am much more comfortable now knowing that my child is in a successful school and he's also safe. The teachers are very supportive and prepared. I so far only have to say positive things about Amber!

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November 20, 2012
Amber charter is an excellent school.I am very happy that my child has the opportunity to be apart of a school that makes him feel confident and safe. The teachers and staff are great.

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November 20, 2012
amber is a very good school and im very glade my son is going heir

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November 20, 2012
Amber Charter School is one of hthe hidden gems in NYC. Nestled in the middle of an East Harlem block, you'll miss it if you walk too fast, and if you did that would be such a shame because you'd be missing out on a whole lot. The environment is loving, warm, friendly and inviting, the true depiction of school being the second home! The staff is open and receptive to any problems and concerns and tries to offer the best solution possible. The unique design of the school is such that it accomodates all levels of students from those with special needs to the advanced. Although I am only a first year parent of a Kindergarten student, I can say that so far I am satisfied, from the teachers (Miss Loraine and Miss Eunice are absolutely, truly without a doubt the greatest on the planet) to the Parent Association. So far, so good! And I can only hope and pray that it cotinues...keep up the good work Amber :-)

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November 20, 2012
I am very satisfied with My sons productivity since he started this School. All the teachers and staff are very helpful. Keep up the great work

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November 20, 2012
Amber is a place that promotes parent engagement. Teachers and staff are always in constant communication with me. Also Saturday Academy is a plus because it allows my child to get that extra support needed to be acdemically successful.

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November 20, 2012
It's my son's first year here as a kindergarten student and he has learned so many things in a matter of three months. The teachers are fantastic and always going the extra mile with the children as the staff is helpful and friendly, especially with parents. I'm happy my son is here and look forward to what's ahead as the years go on due to the great staff and teachers.

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November 20, 2012
Iam pleased with how the staff is attentive to the needs of the parents and students. Anytime I come in to Amber with an inquiry or concern it is quickly and easily addressed.

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November 20, 2012
Amber is a great super friendly school for both my daughter and myself.The teachers are very dedicated to the children and make sure no one slips through the cracks. I'am very greatful to have found this school.

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November 20, 2012
I have two children attending Amber Charter School and I couldn't be happier. I am very happy with the education that my boys receive at Amber. My yongest son is in frist grade...he is reading above grade level. It is great to leave for work and know that your children are safe. I am very please with the security at Amber. I have nothing but good things to say about Amber. Great staff from security to the principal. Teachers and staff are very accessible. There is also a very supportive Parent Association. Join Amber!!!

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November 20, 2012
l have no problems with school. i think Amber is doing well. I feel it can be a little more involvement of the administrative staff. A little more of communcation would make the school earn 5 stars.

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November 20, 2012
what i like about Amber is they have a great educational system that works well with our young children its great

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November 20, 2012
My daugther is in first grade. It's her second year at Amber and I love it. Education wise and the staff and teachers are great and helpful.

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November 20, 2012
amber charter is a great school.they take time with each students. the teachers are great tthey give students hope for future.amber is a 5 star school. my daughter is now applying to bronx science high school thank you amber charter

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November 20, 2012
Amber school help kids that have academic struggles succeed. The school provide after school program for working parents

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October 30, 2012
The school is fine as long as your child does not need extra help. If there are any issues concerning reading, occupational therapy needs or overall "special needs" this is not the place for your child. The special education coordinator doesn't do a thing to assist in accertaining services. She will tell you call board of Ed or call so and so...utterly useless. There are some excellent teachers but this is not their main area of concern. Many times I feel as though the focus is solely on test scores instead of nurturing the overall child. They forget, I feel, that these are kids and should be able to play and have fun too!! I will continue to search for the right school for my child...I'm looking for that balance between academics and individuality.

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September 21, 2012
There is a lack of attention towards the students. Teachers do not communicate with parents, I have to ask everytime how my son did in school.

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June 20, 2012
I have taught for over ten years now and have found this to be a wonderful place to work. I have students and parents I adore working with, colleagues that are professional and in education out of a real love for their work, and an interesting community location. As a teacher, I feel supported in my work in the classroom. I am encouraged to push children to their fullest ability and if I need something to do my job better, I have people who can help me find the best solution. Having had the opportunity to teach elsewhere, I know how other schools are run and this is high on the list of well run schools.

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November 22, 2011
Great teachers and worth the travel. Great student body and staff. Excellent work ethic and they care about the students. Excellent school to send your child to. You will be in love the minute you get here.

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November 22, 2011
Amber Charter school is an amazing place to work. The only way that I can describe it is a "private school education at a public school price". Amber is a great place to work and an even better place to have your child educated.

- submitted by a teacher

November 22, 2011
Amber Charter School - It is better than a private school, really committed to education and definitely to excellence in education! friendly staff. Thank a lot Amber family!

- submitted by a teacher

November 22, 2011
I absolutely love the The Amber Charter School. I love the way the teachers use certain tactic ways to attack the areas where the children are most weak in. The fact that all the classes in the same grade each have the same homework & is being taught the same things is fantastic! It allows all students in the same grade to be on the same page. My son has improved a great deal in a matter of 3 months. I am very excited to see more improvement & growth in my son. I feel confidant in his learning abilities here with Amber. He is getting the best education here.

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November 22, 2011
Great teachers, good education. Family oriented. I am pleased with the education my daughter has received at Amber and will continue to receive

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November 22, 2011
Amber is a wonderful school where the staff makes you feel like family. The curriculum is excellent. This is a school you need to visit to see for yourself

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November 22, 2011
My son is in first grade and this is our first year at Amber. We are in LOVE with everything about this school. It is almost like being in a private school, and I know as I have taught in a private school for 13 years now as a first grade teacher. The teachers are very professional and attentive. There are many opportunities for professional development and involvement in the school. It is a warm community with a strong drive to succeed academically and socially. The principal is an amazing speaker and leader. Amber has formed a strong academic foundation and aims to mentor its graduates into strong middle schools. It is a pleasure to be part of this fantastic institution.

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November 22, 2011
I love Amber Charter School, the teachers are excellent with their curriculum. The staff is great and always very helpful, and the security in this school makes me feel that my child safety is first, and that makes me feel very comfortable. My child reading and math levels are very impressive, and I know that I could not have chose a better School. Thank You Amber Charter!!!!

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November 22, 2011
My daughters teachers are very good and they keep me informed.Thank you Ms Tamanna and Ms Venus!!!!!!

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November 22, 2011
I like the school and how involved the teacher's are with the children. However I do wish that the parents were more involved with the school to help better their children's education. Overall the schools academics are were they need to be and I look forward to the changes made to the school to better our children's future.

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November 22, 2011
Amber Charter School continues to provide a supportive environment for my child. The teachers and staff are welcoming and familiar with each child. I am confident that ACS will continue to be a success!

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November 22, 2011
My name is Tashawna jones i am the parent of Takira Jones i love the school i think it great. My daughters teacher Ms lorraine is very great at keeping my informed with the academics that my daughter is reviewing in school.My daughter is very interested in school an the work and i know that comes from great communication with her teacher and the academics. I also think that the principal does a great job at keeping the school safe and keeping the children engaged in learning activities that will better them along the road.

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November 22, 2011
Love this school !, since day one. My son is now in 5th grade and is excelling in his work day by day. The staff really , really care . It's as if they are his extended family. My son loves to read, he is learning to become a young responsible man. I could not have done it alone. The community should be very proud to have a school like this one. I give it an A plus. Thank you so much Amber.

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November 22, 2011
amber charter is a great school they are the secondary parents and doing a great job . the children are ahead of the game and know what they doing.from the teachers,security lunch staff and principal everybody does great team work with the kids amber charter is really a great school.

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November 22, 2011
THIS SCHOOL IS A GREAT SCHOOL BECAUSE YOUR KIDS WILL LERN AND THE STAFF IS VERY FRIENDLY AND SAVE I HAVE 2 KIDS IN THIS SCHOOL AND THEY LOVE TO GO TO SCHOOL EVERY DAY . THEY DONT LIKE TO BE ABSENT. I GIVE THIS SCHOOL A+++

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November 22, 2011
excellent school. my daughter is meeting all of her standards.my child loves her school and teachers

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November 22, 2011
the school is excellent. the teachers are always approachable. although we need a afterschool program. this is my daughter's last year and she is already stating she is gonna miss her teachers

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November 22, 2011
I have had my daughter in this school since Kindergarten and now she is a third grader. I am pleased how safe I feel leaving my daughter here in the morning and knowing that she is in a place that is anti-bully free and that the security at the school knows every child's name. I like the way the teachers communicate with the parents via email or through a phone call. Amber charter school is a place that I feel that my daughter who is shy can express herself. The staff is friendly and the PTA Team is always making the parents aware of the events that are happening. The spirit week is a week that my daughter looks for because it is a time that she can express herself creative. I enjoy that she is learning spanish and is also learning how to play the recorder this year. My daughter also enjoys Field Day.

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November 22, 2011
the teachers and staff are great, i am so glad my daughter attend this school

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November 22, 2011
My daughter has attended Amber Charter for the past 6 years. I am very great full and satisfied with the success my daughter has accomplished. the staff is very welcoming and caring. i feel very secured and happy from day one!! thanks to all!!

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November 22, 2011
Amber Charter School is an excellent school. My child has been a student a Amber since the first grade and I have never had a complaint. The staff go above and beyond to ensure that their students excel. It is an absolute pleasure to have my child be a part of the Amber community. The one thing that saddens me is that one day she will have to move on to another school. It would be a dream come true to have an Amber Charter middle school and high school.

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November 22, 2011
I love this this school and everything it represents. The teachers as well as the staff are wonderful

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November 22, 2011
Parent-teacher relationship is excellent. Good quality of education. Teachers and staff are friendly and very accommodating.

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November 22, 2011
I am very satisfied with the education that my daughter is getting at this school. Not only am I satisfied but my daughter loves coming to school everyday to learn.

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November 22, 2011
My son is learning a lot every day he learn a little be more and i like the way that the teacher teach the students

- submitted by a parent

November 22, 2011
I have had an excellent experience with Amber. My son attended Amber from 2nd through 5th grades. He is moving on to Middle School being an Above average student with High scoring state exams. My son has been referred to great programs as a result of his learning at Amber. I would highly recommend this school to friends and family.

- submitted by a parent

September 21, 2011
Amber Charter is a great alternative to public schools. They supply books to all of the children in every grade. That's right, no photocopied assignments like public schools have been reduced to do. They also have two teachers per class as well. Amber has a dedicated teaching staff, coupled with an administration that makes the needed changes in order to maintain a level of sucess that satisfies the parents as well as the regulatory agencies. The Amber Charter School Board complements the entire system by providing a stewardship that is second to none. Overall, Amber will provide a safe learning environment where your children can thrive academically.

- submitted by a parent

May 07, 2011
My daughter is in this school grade kindergarten. So far, I am closely in "love" with both of her teachers! they are the best, very connected with my child and my self. I really like the school, although is a bit too small. In regards to the principal, so far, I have not gotten any problems with her, she has responded my emails and has met with me even if i did not have an appointment scheduled. And Mister D!!! he is very good with the children and makes them feel really good when he welcomes them to school every morning. so far so good,and this better get better too! My son will soon enter kindergarten at Amber and he is pretty excited! he already knows everyone in there, staff are really friendly and he can not wait to start "Big Kids" school! (i have to mention this, the only think i was not too happy with is two of their counselors, I met with them one time but she never transfered me to the right counselor)

- submitted by a parent

March 17, 2011
Could have been a better school but the principal will never get back to you when the need arises and more over lack of communication between staff and parents is high. But the teachers are the best by far compared to many schools just that the principal is very unreliable when it comes to calling back

- submitted by a parent

May 18, 2010
The school is great if your child does not need extra help. Amber pricipal is trying to kick my kid and some other kids, out because our kids need extra help. Instead of providing assistance we are being sent to the public scools.

- submitted by a parent
no rating
April 19, 2010
This school is the best school ever. It has help my 8 year old achieve a reading and math school of 5.2.

- submitted by a parent

December 30, 2009
The teachers are great. They have done an incredible job with my kids. Communication between management and staff is lacking. Parents are given information that the teachers do not know about.

- submitted by a parent

November 03, 2008
This could be a great school. This school enjoys such a wonderful student population. Students generally seem engaged and eager to learn. Unfortunately, teaching is uneven and the leadership doesn't have a grasp on how to improve it. The school received an 'F' and students' state test scores are in a nose dive. Teachers continually leave and management is constantly changing or changing roles or titles. To be fair to teachers, a lot are brand new and seem unsupported for the most part. Most teachers seem unhappy. In fact, most non-management staff seem unhappy. This school is, sadly, in a decline.

- submitted by a parent
no rating
February 21, 2008
I am a parent of a kindergarten student at Amber and so far I am pleased with my child's progress. I was unable to get my child into the same school in another district where her brother attends. I called Amber and explained my situation and luckily she was accepted right away. My daughter is happy not to go to the babysitter anymore but more importantly she is learning. Everyday she comes home and has learned how to spell something new. Recently, she came home and spelled the word Wednesday perfectly. She is excited and challenged by her classroom work and homework. She really likes her teachers. I am impressed by the nuturing spirit of the staff and the fact that the school security seems to know all students by name. The school seems to take an active role in looking out for all the children attending.

- submitted by a parent

January 14, 2008
My daughter is currently a student at Amber charter school and has been since Kindergarten. I am very pleased with the staff and the curriculum. They could use some improvement in the Adminstrative Dept., but considering that the school is only about 5 years old, I am sure with the help of the great staff and cooperative parent association they can work those kinks out.

- submitted by a parent

November 28, 2007
This school is the worst I have ever experienced academically and otherwise in reguards to disipline and organization.

- submitted by a parent

November 27, 2007
My children have been attending Amber for 3 years now and I think the staff is incredibly enthusiastic about the development of each child academically. With smaller class sizes then public school and more individual attention this school has what you would expect from a private school, in a public setting

- submitted by a parent

July 02, 2007
It is rare to find a school with great teachers and such poor leadership. The administrators are clearly out of touch with their teaching and support staff members, parents and students alike.

- submitted by a teacher

February 14, 2007
This school is not worth ones time if ones child has some sort of learning disabilities. In the end, one needs to investigate this school further for oneself to get a greater understanding if this school is for ones child/ren.

- submitted by a parent

February 07, 2007
My feeling regarding this school is that they are very unorganized.

- submitted by a parent

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Amber Charter School
220 East 106th Street, New York, NY  10029
(212) 534-9667
Last modified Amber Charter School is a Charter school that serves grades K-5. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 6 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Amber Charter School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 139 reviews. Top