Discovery Charter School

240 Halsey St, 2nd Fl.
Newark, NJ 07102
4/
10
Bottom 50%
Serving 101 students in grades 4-8, Discovery Charter School ranks in the bottom 50% of all schools in New Jersey for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%).
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 10-14% (which is lower than the New Jersey state average of 26%). The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 45-49% (which is approximately equal to the New Jersey state average of 47%).
The student:teacher ratio of 14:1 is higher than the New Jersey state level of 11:1.
Minority enrollment is 99% of the student body (majority Black), which is higher than the New Jersey state average of 60% (majority Hispanic and Black).

Quick Stats (2024)

  • School Type: Charter School
  • Grades: 4-8
  • Enrollment: 101 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 14:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 99%
  • : Bottom 50% in NJ
  • : 10-14% (Btm 50%)
  • : 45-49% (Top 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), NJ Dept. of Education

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 101 students has declined by 8% over five school years.
The teacher population of 7 teachers has declined by 12% over five school years.
School Type
Grades Offered
Grades 4-8
Total Students
101 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
7 teachers
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School Rankings

Discovery Charter School ranks within the bottom 50% of all 2,183 schools in New Jersey (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data).
The diversity score of Discovery Charter School is 0.13, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.71. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2021-2022 School Year Data
This School
State Level (NJ)
#1343 out of 2183 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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10-14%
26%
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45-49%
47%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Discovery Charter School and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of New Jersey by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
Student : Teacher Ratio
14:1
11:1
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American Indian
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n/a
Asian
1%
10%
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Hispanic
5%
32%
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Black
93%
15%
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White
1%
40%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
n/a
3%
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All Ethnic Groups
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0.13
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Eligible for Free Lunch
59%
30%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
6%
4%
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Source: 2021-2022 (latest school year available) National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), NJ Dept. of Education

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Discovery Charter School's ranking?
Discovery Charter School is ranked #1343 out of 2,183 schools, which ranks it among the bottom 50% of public schools in New Jersey.
What schools are Discovery Charter School often compared to?
Discovery Charter Schoolis often viewed alongside schools like North Star Charter School, Great Oaks Legacy Charter School, The Gray Charter School by visitors of our site.
What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?
10-14% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 26% NJ state average), while 45-49% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 47% NJ state average).
How many students attend Discovery Charter School?
101 students attend Discovery Charter School.
What is the racial composition of the student body?
93% of Discovery Charter School students are Black, 5% of students are Hispanic, 1% of students are Asian, and 1% of students are White.
What is the student:teacher ratio of Discovery Charter School?
Discovery Charter School has a student ration of 14:1, which is higher than the New Jersey state average of 11:1.
What grades does Discovery Charter School offer ?
Discovery Charter School offers enrollment in grades 4-8
What school district is Discovery Charter School part of?
Discovery Charter School is part of Discovery Charter School District.

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • School Type: Charter School
  • Grades: 4-8
  • Enrollment: 101 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 14:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 99%
  • : Bottom 50%
  • : 10-14% (Btm 50%)
  • : 45-49% (Top 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), NJ Dept. of Education

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