240 Halsey St
Newark, NJ 07102
Rating
6/
10
Top 50%
Discovery Charter School serves 114 students in grades 4-8.
Discovery Charter School placed in the top 50% of all schools in New Jersey for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is top 50%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 35-39% (which is lower than the New Jersey state average of 44%) for the 2018-19 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 65-69% (which is higher than the New Jersey state average of 57%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 10:1 is lower than the New Jersey state level of 12:1.
Minority enrollment is 99% of the student body (majority Black), which is higher than the New Jersey state average of 56% (majority Hispanic and Black).

Top Rankings

Discovery Charter School ranks among the top 20% of public schools in New Jersey for:

School Overview

Discovery Charter School's student population of 114 students has grown by 14% over five school years.
The teacher population of 11 teachers has grown by 450% over five school years.
School Type
Grades Offered
Grades 4-8
Total Students
114 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
11 teachers
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School Rankings

Discovery Charter School is ranked within the top 50% of all 2,221 schools in New Jersey (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2018-19 school year.
The diversity score of Discovery Charter School is 0.08, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.70. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2017-2018 School Year Data
This School
State Level (NJ)
Overall Testing Rank
#1109 out of 2221 schools
(Top 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
35-39%
44%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
65-69%
57%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
10:1
12:1
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American Indian
n/a
n/a
Asian
1%
10%
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Hispanic
2%
29%
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Black
96%
15%
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White
1%
44%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
n/a
2%
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All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.08
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Eligible for Free Lunch
89%
33%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
8%
5%
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Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, NJ Dept. of Education

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Quick Stats (2022)

  • School Type: Charter School
  • Grades: 4-8
  • Students: 114 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 10:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 99%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Top 50% in NJ
  • Math Proficiency
    : 35-39% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 65-69% (Top 50%)
  • Diversity Score
    : 0.08 (Btm 50%)

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