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Roosevelt Children S Academy Charter School

Charter | K-8 | 740 students

 

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Situated in an inner city neighborhood. The median home value is $163,000. The average monthly rent for a 2 bedroom apartment is $2,070.

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3 stars

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2013:
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2012:
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2011:
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Posted March 19, 2014

THIS SCHOOL HAS A LOT OF NEGATIVE CHANGES ESPECIALLY IN THE MIDDLE OF THE SCHOOL YEAR. HOW DO YOU CHANGE A VERY GOOD TEACHER WITHOUT PRIOR NOTICE TO THE PARENTS 2 WEEKS BEFORE THE TEST. HOW DO YOU GET RID OF THE PRINCIPAL WHO WAS VERY NICE, ORGANIZED AND PROFESSIONAL BECAUSE THE READING IS DOWN. I DON'T BLAME THE TEACHERS I BLAME THE PARENTS. I HAVE TO KIDS IN THIS SCHOOL WHO NEVER WENT TO PRE SCHOOL AND 1 CHILD IS ABOVE LEVEL AND THE OTHER IS ON GRADE LEVEL. THE TEACHERS ARE GREAT!!!!!! THE WILL WORK WITH YOUR CHILD AND SHOW YOU WAYS TO WORK WITH YOUR CHILD.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 12, 2013

One, everyone in the state has seen a drop in test scores because of the new testing standards. The new principal is not responsible for that. Secondly, there should be other methods of measurement besides just test scores. How students are human beings, not raw data. Most people don't even know what the standardized test are assessing but put a lot of weight in them. Lets come up with some of our own standard of measurements.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 23, 2013

What are we doing with a principal who leads his school to the ground. Have you seend the scores. Ever since Mrs. Ashley left the scores have bottomed out and where do we go from this point! Just crying about how week administration continues to be over the last couple of years.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted July 2, 2012

The administration takes on too many roles and has no idea which way is up. The councelor calls kids "monkeys".There are many safety issues, yes OSHA has been called. There is no structure.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted January 10, 2012

The teacher and principal and very responsive to parents' needs. My son has been going there for almost 2 years and Ms. Narell (grade 4 teacher) and Mrs. Peetes Butcher (principal) are amazing!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 9, 2012

I think the school has major room for improvement. The classrooms are overcorwded and understaffed, depriving the children of the education they really deserve. The principal does not display strong leadership.I had issues since my child has been enrolled and cannot wait to remove them. They unorganized,and unstructured.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 29, 2011

Although the principal and teacher are working very hard, this school has some deficits. There is a need for more space and the buildings are crumbling. There are also some problems with organization and schedules; it is clear that some additional professional development is necessary for the staff members.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted August 29, 2011

I worked here and could not wait to leave! It was such a horrible experience; I would rather work in Wal-Mart.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted October 19, 2008

You walk into the school and you are proud. You pick your child up from a class trip and you hear learning come alive. The teachers are involved with the students. The principal is involved with teachers, parents and students. The students continue to score high on their tests. This is a well run school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 19, 2007

Please know that this is a school that has a wonderful and outstanding principal. She has compassion and truly loves the children. The staff are equally as diligent. The only area that needs growth are the facilities. Parents stand up for your school!!! We need a building so that we do not loose our children to the streets!! The academy will work with us!! The rca staff will take care of our children but they need your help to get a building!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 11, 2005

I think this school has great potential, but is lacking the necessary space to excel to the greatness desired. The area is not the most condusive for a learning enviornment. Mrs. Ashley, the principal has done a tremendous job, and I hope she keeps striving for excellence. I definitely prefer it over sending my son to the Hempstead school district.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 1, 2004

It may very well be a good school -- however, the school has had a different principal every year since it has been open. The school is chartered to go up one grade per year and they do -- but, as it increases in number they have to lose the earlier grades. ie, K-4, 1-5, 2-6. The charter does not say that can not be done. So they do. There is no gym if that is of importance to you. The children work and eat all in the same classrooms. Even though there is indeed a waiting list to get in, think of how many children have they lost in the process. They have two sites at present one on Pleasant Avenue -- the other is housed in a church on Brookside.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 22, 2004

This is an excellent school for being in the town of Roosevelt. The teachers are wonderful as well as the principal. The educational aspect of it, is spectactular. My only fault with the school, is that it's in a very unsafe environment. Alot of parents are considering on removing their children from this program. If this school made better provisions for the students safety, I am sure many parents would let their children continue their education at RCA on Pleasant Ave. in Roosevelt, NY.
—Submitted by a parent


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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.

85 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
18%

2013

 
 
14%

2012

 
 
38%
Math

The state average for Math was 42% in 2014.

84 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
51%

2013

 
 
16%

2012

 
 
37%
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.

63 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
15%

2013

 
 
10%

2012

 
 
36%
Math

The state average for Math was 43% in 2014.

62 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
35%

2013

 
 
22%

2012

 
 
37%
Science

The state average for Science was 90% in 2013.

78 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%
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.

65 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
9%

2013

 
 
8%

2012

 
 
30%
Math

The state average for Math was 40% in 2014.

64 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
31%

2013

 
 
3%

2012

 
 
32%
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.

63 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
3%

2013

 
 
7%

2012

 
 
44%
Math

The state average for Math was 38% in 2014.

62 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
49%

2013

 
 
18%

2012

 
 
56%
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.

26 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
27%

2013

 
 
12%

2012

 
 
37%
Math

The state average for Math was 33% in 2014.

28 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
40%

2013

 
 
28%

2012

 
 
44%
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.

18 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
33%

2013

 
 
8%

2012

 
 
30%
Math

The state average for Math was 22% in 2014.

19 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
69%

2013

 
 
33%

2012

 
 
36%
Science

The state average for Science was 69% in 2013.

39 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
61%
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 1 87% 19%
Hispanic 2 10% 23%
White 2 2% 48%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1 1% 1%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1 1% 9%
Two or more races 2 0% 1%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012
Source: 2 NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Female 48%N/A49%
Male 52%N/A51%
Limited English proficient 25%N/A8%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 183%N/A43%
Source: 1 NCES, 2011-2012
Source: 2 NYSED, 2011-2012

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
Fewer than 3 years experience 47%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

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105 Pleasant Ave
Roosevelt, NY 11575
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