Advertisement
Advertisement

GreatSchools Rating

Rochester Academy Charter School

Charter | 7-12 | 320 students

School is best known for being safe and high student performance in the City.
 
 

 
 

Living in Rochester

Situated in an urban neighborhood. The median home value is $51,500. The average monthly rent for a 2 bedroom apartment is $830.

Source: Sperling's Best Places
 
Last modified
Community Rating

5 stars

Community Rating by Year
2014:
Based on 1 rating
2013:
Based on 2 ratings
2012:
Based on 2 ratings
2011:
No new ratings

Teacher quality

Principal leadership

Parent involvement

Rate this school

Click on stars to rate
Please select a star rating for this school.
    Helpful reviews answer questions:
  • What do you think others should know?
  • What do you like?
  • How could your school improve?
    Review Guidelines
    GreatSchools won’t post reviews that contain:
  • Inappropriate language
  • Allegations of criminal conduct
  • Names of students, teachers or staff
1200 characters remaining
Please read and accept our Terms of Use to join GreatSchools.
Please indicate your relationship to the school.
Registration is required to post your anonymous review
We will not display your name, photo or email address with your review.
OR
Your email address will never be published or shared.
Indicates a required field

5 reviews of this school


Sort by:
Show reviews by:
Posted March 6, 2014

RACS has the highest 8th grade ELA and math scores in Rochester area among all district and charter schools. RACS students every year win medals in Regional Science Olympiads. The graduation rate of class of 2012 is 90.9%. I don't understand why the rating is 3/10.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted October 30, 2013

I am so glad that I decided to send my daughter to Rochester academy. My daughter had bad grades now she's getting A ' and B. If you want your child to succeed I strongly would recommend this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 28, 2013

My Child's school is Rochester Academy Charter School: Rochester Academy Charter school is a great school because of the dedication to the students academic learning. My son can be lazy when it comes to doing school work, with that being said; the teachers there stay on him and they keep me informed of any issues that my son may be having so we can work on getting it resolved. Each teacher will stay after school to work with the students if they are having issues with the work. Very pleasant and sincere when you call with a concern. The office staff are excellent they deserve 5 stars on their own!!! My son has done so much better at this school than any other and thats because they care about the kids getting an education. I always recommend this school to my family and friends and no one has been disappointed. Because of the dedication and commitment to the students i give Rochester Academy Charter School 5 Stars!!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 30, 2012

this school great, .. in this school ,teachers so helpful especially turks. turkish teacher so sensitive about students. everthing great.


Posted March 26, 2012

Individual attention in safe schools and smaller classes; That's brings success.We need to increase the number of charter schools in our community...


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.

About these ratings

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 31% in 2013.

52 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
15%

2012

 
 
44%

2011

 
 
15%
Math

The state average for Math was 27% in 2013.

52 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
14%

2012

 
 
43%

2011

 
 
33%
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 2012-2013 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. 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 2013.

70 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
22%

2012

 
 
43%

2011

 
 
23%
Math

The state average for Math was 27% in 2013.

69 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
22%

2012

 
 
38%

2011

 
 
41%
Science

The state average for Science was 69% in 2013.

71 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
57%

2011

 
 
27%
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 2012-2013 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. 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

All Students15%
Female22%
Male8%
African American11%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged12%
Not economically disadvantaged27%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General populationn/a
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant15%

Math

All Students14%
Female15%
Male12%
African American11%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged17%
Not economically disadvantaged0%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General populationn/a
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant14%
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 2012-2013 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. 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.

The different student groups are identified by the New York Department of Education. If there are fewer than 5 students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: New York State Education Department

English Language Arts

All Students22%
Female22%
Male24%
African American24%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White23%
Economically disadvantaged20%
Not economically disadvantaged36%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General population25%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English25%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant22%

Math

All Students22%
Female17%
Male28%
African American15%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White54%
Economically disadvantaged22%
Not economically disadvantaged21%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General population24%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English20%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant22%

Science

All Students57%
Female52%
Male62%
African American53%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White85%
Economically disadvantaged48%
Not economically disadvantaged87%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General population61%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English61%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant57%
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 2012-2013 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. 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.

The different student groups are identified by the New York Department of Education. If there are fewer than 5 students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: New York State Education Department

Algebra II/Trigonometry

The state average for Algebra II/Trigonometry was 66% in 2013.

11 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
9%

2012

 
 
38%

2011

 
 
n/a
Chemistry

The state average for Chemistry was 76% in 2013.

10 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
30%

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
n/a
Earth Science

The state average for Earth Science was 72% in 2013.

38 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
57%

2011

 
 
66%
English

The state average for English was 77% in 2013.

55 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
80%
French

The state average for French was 95% in 2011.

2011

 
 
n/a
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 74% in 2013.

26 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
42%

2012

 
 
23%

2011

 
 
21%
Global History and Geography

The state average for Global History and Geography was 71% in 2013.

77 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
31%

2012

 
 
47%

2011

 
 
41%
Integrated Algebra

The state average for Integrated Algebra was 73% in 2013.

113 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
53%

2011

 
 
53%
Living Environment

The state average for Living Environment was 77% in 2013.

85 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
52%

2012

 
 
48%

2011

 
 
37%
Physics

The state average for Physics was 81% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
40%

2011

 
 
50%
Spanish

The state average for Spanish was 94% in 2011.

2011

 
 
n/a
U.S. History and Government

The state average for U.S. History and Government was 80% in 2013.

57 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
53%

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
56%
Scale: % passing

About the tests


In 2012-2013 New York used the New York State Regents Examinations to test high school students in English, math, global history and geography, US history and government, living environment, chemistry, Earth science and physics. Students must take at least five Regents Exams in order to graduate. Scores of 65 and above are passing; scores of 55 and above earn credit toward a local diploma (with the approval of the local board of education). The goal is for all students to pass the tests.

Source: New York State Education Department

Algebra II/Trigonometry

All Students9%
Femalen/a
Malen/a
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General population9%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English9%
Non-migrant9%

Chemistry

All Students30%
Femalen/a
Malen/a
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General population30%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Non-migrantn/a

Earth Science

All Students58%
Female51%
Male71%
African American58%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged44%
Not economically disadvantaged91%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General populationn/a
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Non-migrantn/a

English

All Students64%
Female65%
Male61%
African American65%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged60%
Not economically disadvantaged77%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General populationn/a
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English65%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrantn/a

Geometry

All Students42%
Female37%
Male50%
African American24%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged43%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General populationn/a
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English42%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrantn/a

Global History and Geography

All Students31%
Female29%
Male34%
African American31%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic25%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged32%
Not economically disadvantaged26%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General population33%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English32%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrantn/a

Integrated Algebra

All Students75%
Female78%
Male71%
African American69%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White91%
Economically disadvantaged73%
Not economically disadvantaged82%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General population79%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English77%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrantn/a

Living Environment

All Students52%
Female58%
Male40%
African American53%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White62%
Economically disadvantaged52%
Not economically disadvantaged50%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General population55%
English language learners20%
Proficient in English56%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrantn/a

Physics

All Studentsn/a
Femalen/a
Malen/a
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General populationn/a
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Non-migrantn/a

U.S. History and Government

All Students53%
Female45%
Male62%
African American51%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged56%
Not economically disadvantaged42%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General populationn/a
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English55%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrantn/a
Scale: % passing

About the tests


In 2012-2013 New York used the New York State Regents Examinations to test high school students in English, math, global history and geography, US history and government, living environment, chemistry, Earth science and physics. Students must take at least five Regents Exams in order to graduate. Scores of 65 and above are passing; scores of 55 and above earn credit toward a local diploma (with the approval of the local board of education). The goal is for all students to pass the tests.

The different student groups are identified by the New York Department of Education. If there are fewer than 5 students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

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 73% 19%
White 2 17% 48%
Hispanic 2 8% 23%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1 1% 9%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1 0% 1%
Two or more races 2 0% 1%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012
Source: 2 NYSED, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Female 59%N/A49%
Male 41%N/A51%
Limited English proficient 9%N/A8%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 80%N/A43%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

College readiness and student pathways

Percentage of students going to 2-year college 53% (2013)
Percentage of students going to 4-year college 47% (2013)
Read more about resources at this school
Source: Manually entered by a school official.

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
Fewer than 3 years experience 23%N/A5%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Master's degree and above 14%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

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Assistant principal(s)
College counselor(s)
ELL/ESL Coordinator
Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
Robotics/Technology specialist(s)
Security personnel
School social worker/counselors(s)
Special education coordinator
Teacher aid/assistant teacher
Tutor(s)
Read more about programs at this school
Source: Provided by a school official.

Awards

Academic awards received in the past 3 years
  • BEST HIGH SCHOOL BRONZE (2014)
  • Science Olympiad Small School Award (2010)
  • Science Olympiad New School Regional Champion (2009)

Special education / special needs

Level of special education programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students
Staff resources available to students
  • Special education coordinator

Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

Specific academic themes or areas of focus
  • Mathematics
  • Science
  • Technology
Staff resources available to students
  • Robotics/Technology specialist(s)
School facilities
  • Computer lab
  • Science lab
Clubs
  • Math club
  • Robotics club
  • Science club

Arts & music

School facilities
  • Music room
  • Performance stage
Visual arts
  • Painting
Music
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Instrumental music lessons
Performing and written arts
  • Dance
  • Drama
  • Poetry
Clubs
  • Drama club
  • Step team

Language learning

Bi-lingual or language immersion programs offered
  • Spanish
  • Turkish
Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish
  • Turkish
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students
Staff resources available to students
  • ELL/ESL Coordinator

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
School facilities
  • Gym
  • Kitchen
  • Multi-purpose room ("cafegymatorium")
Clubs
  • Cooking club
  • Step team

Gifted & talented

Instructional and/or curriculum models used
  • Honors track
College preparation / awareness resources offered
  • College prep programs/courses during the year
  • College presentations or information sessions
  • Community college courses
  • SAT/ACT prep classes
  • School-sponsored trips to college campuses
  • Summer college prep programs
Clubs
  • Debate
  • National Honor Society
School leaders can update this information here.

School basics

School start time
  • 8:10 am
School end time
  • 4:00 pm
School Leader's name
  • MR. MEHMET DEMIRTAS
Best ways for parents to contact the school
  • Email
  • Phone
Special schedule
  • Extended/longer school day
Is there an application process?
  • Yes
Fax number
  • (585) 232-1357

Programs

Instructional and/or curriculum models used

Don't understand these terms?
  • College prep
  • Core knowledge
  • Honors track
  • STEM
Specific academic themes or areas of focus

Don't understand these terms?
  • Mathematics
  • Science
  • Technology
Bi-lingual or language immersion programs offered

Don't understand these terms?
  • Spanish
  • Turkish
Level of special education programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students
Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish
  • Turkish
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Assistant principal(s)
  • College counselor(s)
  • ELL/ESL Coordinator
  • Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
  • Robotics/Technology specialist(s)
  • School social worker/counselors(s)
  • Security personnel
  • Special education coordinator
  • Teacher aid/assistant teacher
  • Tutor(s)
Extra learning resources offered
  • Career/college counseling
  • Counseling
  • Title I Targeted Assistance program (TAS)
College preparation / awareness resources offered
  • College prep programs/courses during the year
  • College presentations or information sessions
  • Community college courses
  • SAT/ACT prep classes
  • School-sponsored trips to college campuses
  • Summer college prep programs
Transportation options
  • Passes/tokens for public transportation
  • School shares bus/van with other schools
School facilities
  • Cafeteria
  • College/career center
  • Computer lab
  • Gym
  • Internet access
  • Kitchen
  • Multi-purpose room ("cafegymatorium")
  • Music room
  • Performance stage
  • Science lab
Partnerships with local resources and organizations
School leaders can update this information here.

Sports

Boys sports
  • Basketball
  • Soccer
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Soccer

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Painting
Music
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Instrumental music lessons
Performing arts
  • Dance
  • Drama
  • Poetry
Media arts
  • None

Student clubs

Clubs (distinct from courses)
  • Chess club
  • Community service
  • Cooking club
  • Debate
  • Drama club
  • Math club
  • National Honor Society
  • Robotics club
  • Science club
  • Step team
  • Student council/government
School leaders can update this information here.

Upcoming Events

No upcoming events found for this school
Searching for school events...
Date
Title
  • {{date}}
    {{title}}
Export calendar
Outlook.com
Microsoft Outlook
iCal Format
Google Calendar
Print Calendar
Uploading, please wait...
POWERED BY
Tandem

Photos

School culture

Dress Code
  • Uniforms
Bullying policy
  • This school has a bullying and/or cyber bullying policy in place.
Parent involvement
  • Attend parent nights
  • Join PTO/PTA
  • Organize cultural events
More from this school
  • It’s not a private school, but a tuition-free public charter school, offering free public education in a private school atmosphere. Give your child the best chance to succeed. 87% average graduation rate. 8th grade students outperformed top city schools in common core state tests.
School leaders can update this information here.

Apply

 

This school accepts applications on a

rolling basis

 
Apply now
 

Planning ahead

College preparation / awareness offered
College prep programs/courses during the year
College presentations or information sessions
Community college courses
SAT/ACT prep classes
Summer college prep programs
School-sponsored trips to college campuses
Students' post-graduation plans in 2013
2 year college - 53%
4 year college - 47%
Notice an inaccuracy? Let us know!

841 Genesee St
Rochester, NY 14611
Website: Click here
Phone: (585) 235-4141

ADVERTISEMENT
ADVERTISEMENT

Compare this school
to nearby schools

Compare schools »

Compare

Add this school to compare

Nearby schools





School Without Walls
Rochester, NY



ADVERTISEMENT
ADVERTISEMENT