Dr Lena Edwards Academic Charter School

  • Dr Lena Edwards Academic Charter School serves 388 students in grades Kindergarten-8.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is 16% (which is lower than the New Jersey state average of 40%) for the 2015-16 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Reading/Language Arts is 32% (which is lower than the New Jersey state average of 50%) for the 2015-16 school year.
  • Dr Lena Edwards Academic Charter School placed 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%) for the 2015-16 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 14:1 is higher than the New Jersey state level of 12:1.

School Overview

  • Dr Lena Edwards Academic Charter School's student population of 388 students has grown by 5% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 27 teachers has declined by 6% over five school years.
School TypeCharter School
Grades OfferedGrades Kindergarten-8
Total Students388 students
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Total Classroom Teachers27 teachers
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Students by GradeThis chart display the students of Dr Lena Edwards Academic Charter School by grade.

School Comparison

  • Dr Lena Edwards Academic Charter School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 2,236 schools in New Jersey (based off of combined Math and Reading proficiency testing data) for the 2015-16 school year.
  • The school's student:teacher ratio of 14:1 has increased from 13:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Dr Lena Edwards Academic Charter School is 0.15, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.69. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2015-2016 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (NJ)
Overall School Rank#1921 out of 2,236 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
16%
40%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of Dr Lena Edwards Academic Charter School and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of public schools in New Jersey by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.
Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
32%
50%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Dr Lena Edwards Academic 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 2015-16 school year data.
Student : Teacher Ratio14:112:1
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Asian
n/a
10%
This chart display the percentage of Asian students in Dr Lena Edwards Academic Charter School and the percentage of Asian public school students in New Jersey by year, with the latest 2013-14 school year data.
Hispanic
8%
26%
This chart display the percentage of Hispanic students in Dr Lena Edwards Academic Charter School and the percentage of Hispanic public school students in New Jersey by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.
Black
92%
16%
This chart display the percentage of Black students in Dr Lena Edwards Academic Charter School and the percentage of Black public school students in New Jersey by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.
All Ethnic GroupsThis chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Dr Lena Edwards Academic Charter School.This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in NJ.
Diversity Score0.150.69
This chart display the diversity score of Dr Lena Edwards Academic Charter School and the public school average diversity score of New Jersey by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.
Eligible for Free Lunch
10%
33%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for free lunch in Dr Lena Edwards Academic Charter School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for free lunch in New Jersey by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.
Eligible for Reduced Lunchn/a
5%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Dr Lena Edwards Academic Charter School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for reduced lunch in New Jersey by year, with the latest 2014-15 school year data.
School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameDr Lena Edwards Academic Charter School District
Source: 2015-2016 (latest school year available) NCES, NJ Dept. of Education

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