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Niagara Charter School

Charter | K-6 | 350 students

 

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Situated in a suburban neighborhood. The median home value is $80,900. The average monthly rent for a 2 bedroom apartment is $620.

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Posted July 3, 2014

I have a 7 year old son who started going to this school in the 2nd grade. I am absolutely happy that he got accepted because his behavior and attitude towards work has changed drastically. His teacher Mrs. Stevener is a dedicated teacher who pushes him every step of the way. They are academically challenged everyday and they have a great structure in place. Great school to attend. Parents who are involved in their kids schooling will love the interaction between staff and themself.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 29, 2008

We are new to the area and I visited all available public as well as private schools for my fourth grader and decided in Niagara Charter. It turned out to be the best decision I could made for his education. The teachers and administrators are amazing and the quality of education is better than previous high priced private schools!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 12, 2007

This school is based on the Expeditionary Learning model from Outward Bound. Having just completed its first year, the whole school is new. All children have music, art and physical education. Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, Choir, Drill Team, as well as many clubs are offered during enrichment time. Individual academic reinforcement is provided to assist students to reach grade level. Parent involvement is increasing. A Family School Association has been formed, and has supported events like: The Black History Social, Spirit Week, Ice Cream Social, and the Kindergarten Graduation. Two parents have also been elected to serve one year terms on the Board of Trustees. Overall it is a wonderful school, a place where I'll send my kindergartners, first grader, and my other two children when they are ready!
—Submitted by a parent


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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.

51 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
6%

2013

 
 
13%

2012

 
 
16%
Math

The state average for Math was 42% in 2014.

50 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
20%

2013

 
 
11%

2012

 
 
20%
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.

48 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
27%

2013

 
 
8%

2012

 
 
50%
Math

The state average for Math was 43% in 2014.

48 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
32%

2013

 
 
30%

2012

 
 
73%
Science

The state average for Science was 90% in 2013.

37 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%
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.

41 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
7%

2013

 
 
9%

2012

 
 
24%
Math

The state average for Math was 40% in 2014.

41 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
30%

2013

 
 
28%

2012

 
 
58%
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.

46 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
17%

2013

 
 
5%

2012

 
 
25%
Math

The state average for Math was 38% in 2014.

44 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
34%

2013

 
 
11%

2012

 
 
51%
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

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 77% 19%
White 2 15% 48%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1 4% 1%
Hispanic 1 4% 23%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1 0% 9%
Two or more races 1 0% 1%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012
Source: 2 NYSED, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Female 154%N/A49%
Male 146%N/A51%
Limited English proficient 10%N/A8%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 195%N/A43%
Source: 1 NCES, 2011-2012
Source: 2 NYSED, 2011-2012

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
Fewer than 3 years experience 10%N/A5%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Master's degree and above 10%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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  • MS. DARCI NOVAK

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2077 Lockport Rd
Niagara Falls, NY 14304
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Phone: (716) 297-4520

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