Marion P. Thomas Charter School

370 374 South 7th St

Newark, NJ 07103-2047

Tel: (973)621-0060
Grades PK-8
735 students
Marion P. Thomas Charter School serves 735 students in grades PK - 8.
The student:teacher ratio of 14:1 is higher than the NJ average of 13:1.
Minority enrollment is 100% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the state average of 51%.
Marion P. Thomas Charter School operates within the Marion P. Thomas Charter School District.

School Overview

The student population of 735 students has grown by 53% over five years.
The teacher population of 51 teachers has grown by 96% over five years.
School Type Charter School
Grades Offered Grades PK-8
Total Students 735 students
Marion P. Thomas Charter School Total Students (2000-2014)
Gender % Marion P. Thomas Charter School Gender
Total Classroom Teachers 51 teachers
Marion P. Thomas Charter School Total Teachers (2000-2014)
Students by Grade Marion P. Thomas Charter School Student By Grade

School Comparison

The student:teacher ratio of 14:1 has decreased from 17:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.10 is less than the state average of 0.42. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
This School (NJ) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio 14:1 13:1
Marion P. Thomas Charter School Student Teacher Ratio (2000-2014)
Hispanic
5%
24%
Marion P. Thomas Charter School Black Students (2000-2014)
Black
95%
16%
Marion P. Thomas Charter School Black Students (2000-2014)
All Ethnic Groups Marion P. Thomas Charter School All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown NJ All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown
Diversity Score
The chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body.
0.10 0.42
Marion P. Thomas Charter School Diversity Score (2000-2014)
Eligible for Free Lunch
Families meeting income eligibility guidelines may qualify for free and reduced price meals or free milk. These guidelines are used by schools, institutions, and facilities participating in the National School Lunch Program (and Commodity School Program), School Breakfast Program, Special Milk Program for Children, Child and Adult Care Food Program and Summer Food Service Program.
78%
32%
Marion P. Thomas Charter School Eligible for Free Lunch (2000-2014)
Eligible for Reduced
Lunch
Families meeting income eligibility guidelines may qualify for free and reduced price meals or free milk. These guidelines are used by schools, institutions, and facilities participating in the National School Lunch Program (and Commodity School Program), School Breakfast Program, Special Milk Program for Children, Child and Adult Care Food Program and Summer Food Service Program.
9%
5%
Marion P. Thomas Charter School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (2000-2014)

District Comparison

The district's student population of 735 students has grown by 87% over five years.
The district revenue/student of $15,260 is less than the state average of $19,116. The district revenue/student has grown by 39% over four years.
The district spending/student of $14,418 is less than the state average of $19,190. The district spending/student has grown by 37% over four years.
School District Name Marion P. Thomas Charter School District
Number of Schools
Managed
1
2
Number of Students Managed 735 918
Marion P. Thomas Charter  School District Students Managed (2000-2014)
District Total Revenue $9 MM $20 MM
Marion P. Thomas Charter  School District District Total Revenue (2000-2010)
District Spending $8 MM $20 MM
Marion P. Thomas Charter  School District District Spending (2000-2010)
District Revenue / Student $15,260 $19,116
Marion P. Thomas Charter  School District District Revenue / Student (2000-2010)
District Spending / Student $14,418 $19,190
Marion P. Thomas Charter  School District District Spending / Student (2000-2010)
School Statewide Testing View Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2014 (latest year available) NCES, NJ Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools:

The nearest high school is Bard Early College High School (0.2 miles away)
The nearest middle school is People's Preparatory Charter School (0.2 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Camden Street Elementary School (0.2 miles away)
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School Reviews

The school has abundant resources for the students and the staff are engaged in making sure the students are challenged. I have two children who attended MPTCS and they continue to be excellent students in HS.
- Posted by Parent, 07/27/12
The Reader's and Writer's Workshop along with hundreds of manipulatives for math and fuzzy math in the program makes this school and school of excellence!!!!! Go Tigers!
- Posted by Teacher, 04/02/08
The academic programs at this school are not good and better teaching is found at newark public schools. The extracurricular activities do not challenge the students and neither does the classes. The teachers are nice to students and seem well educated. Parent involvment is very low. The parents don't seem to really be involved in the students work. The school has a somewhat clean environment.
- Posted by Student/Alumni, 11/08/07
marion p thmas is awonderful school for children. i would recoommend any and every parent to go to the school. the teachers would give your child the best education they would need in life. they also would help your chid get in to one of the good schools in newark so let your come i know i been here sense k and they are good to you.
- Posted by Student/Alumni, 05/01/07

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