Marion P. Thomas Charter School

370 374 South 7th St

Newark, NJ 07103-2047

Tel: (973)621-0060
Grades: PK-8

687 students

Marion P. Thomas Charter School serves 687 students in grades PK-8.
The student:teacher ratio of 15:1 is higher than the NJ average of 12:1.
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.

Overview

The student population of 687 students has grown by 23% over five years.
The teacher population of 47 teachers has grown by 34% over five years.
School Type Charter School
Grades Offered Grades PK-8
Total Students 687 students
Gender % 46% Male / 54%Female
Total Classroom Teachers 47 teachers
Students by Grade

School Comparison

The student:teacher ratio of 15:1 has stayed the same 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 15:1 12:1
Hispanic
5%
24%
Black
95%
17%
All Ethnic Groups
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
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.
81%
31%
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.
11%
6%

District Comparison

The district's student population of 687 students has grown by 43% over five years.
School District Name Marion P. Thomas Charter School District
Number of Schools
Managed
1
2
Number of Students Managed 687 922
District Total Revenue $7 MM $20 MM
District Spending $6 MM $19 MM
District Revenue / Student $14,752 $20,414
District Spending / Student $13,198 $19,395
School Statewide Testing View Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2013 (latest year available) NCES, NJ Dept. of Education

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is Bard Early College High School (0.2 miles away)
The nearest middle school is Fast Track Success Academy (0.6 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Harriet Tubman Elementary School (0.2 miles away)
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  • School Location Miles Students Grades
  • NewarkHonored for National Blue Ribbon Award Harriet Tubman Elementary School
    504 South Tenth St
    NewarkNJ 07103
    (973)733-6934
    0.2 mi | 296 students | Gr. PK-6                      
  • NewarkFourteenth Avenue School
    186 14th Ave
    NewarkNJ 07103
    (973)733-6940
    0.2 mi | 228 students | Gr. KG-4                      
  • NewarkCamden Street Elementary School
    281 Camden St
    NewarkNJ 07103
    (973)733-6994
    0.2 mi | 545 students | Gr. PK-8                      
  • NewarkBard Early College High School
    321 Bergen St
    NewarkNJ 07103
    (212)995-8479
    0.2 mi | 193 students | Gr. 9-12                      
  • NewarkNewark Bridges High School: A Diploma Plus School
    321 Bergen St
    NewarkNJ 07103
    (973)733-7343
    0.2 mi | 195 students | Gr. 9-12                      

School Reviews

  • Recommended July 27, 2012 - 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
  • Recommended April 02, 2008 - 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
  • Recommended November 08, 2007 - 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
  • Recommended May 01, 2007 - 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

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