Elysian Charter School
Elysian Charter School serves 290 students in grades Kindergarten-8.
Elysian Charter School placed in the top 30% of all schools in New Jersey for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 20%, and reading proficiency is top 30%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 65-69% (which is higher 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 70-74% (which is higher than the New Jersey state average of 57%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 12:1 is equal to the New Jersey state level of 12:1.
Minority enrollment is 34% of the student body (majority Hispanic and Asian), which is lower than the New Jersey state average of 56% (majority Hispanic).
Elysian Charter School's student population of 290 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 25 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Total Classroom Teachers
Students by Grade
Elysian Charter School is ranked within the top 30% 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 Elysian Charter School is 0.53, 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
State Level (NJ)
Overall Testing Rank
#449 out of 2221 schools
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
Student : Teacher Ratio
Two or more races
All Ethnic Groups
Eligible for Free Lunch
Eligible for Reduced Lunch
School Statewide Testing
School District Name
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, NJ Dept. of Education
I am a student at this school and I would recommend Elysian to any parent. The teachers can individually talk and study with the kids, so that the "30 kids, one answer" education doesn't happen. As to kids getting lost in parks, I have been here 8 years (my last year here in Elysian) and this has never happened to anyone I know. Also, they go to the most protected, safest, well known park in Hoboken. I remember when I was in 3rd grade, there was an incident that ended up a with me and a friend at the police station. Don't think the worst- While me and friend were hanging out, an old man shoved her head away so he could "get through." The staff acted quickly and efficiently, and we were able to locate the guys before lunch time. I love this school, and any other child would too.
As the parent of a former student, one of the issues that we had with the school was with regard to safety or lack thereof. No one, including the director of the school, liked to talk about it but, as of only a couple of years ago, the playground monitors would every so often leave a child behind at the public playground at recess, only to realize he/she was missing when they had returned to the school with the rest of the class. It happened to our child and we know of at least two other children who were left behind as well. It was a very scary situation and we regret having not reported the incident to the state Dept of Education. We only hope that the school and director have improved their procedures and accountability.
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