Marion P. Thomas Charter School

  • Marion P. Thomas Charter School serves 1,338 students in grades Prekindergarten-12.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is 13% (which is lower than the New Jersey state average of 41%) for the 2016-17 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Reading/Language Arts is 28% (which is lower than the New Jersey state average of 53%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 13:1 is higher than the New Jersey state level of 12:1.

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School Overview

  • Marion P. Thomas Charter School's student population of 1,338 students has grown by 82% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 100 teachers has grown by 96% over five school years.
School TypeCharter School
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-12
Total Students1,338 students
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Total Classroom Teachers100 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Marion P. Thomas Charter School's student:teacher ratio of 13:1 has decreased from 14:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Marion P. Thomas Charter School is 0.10, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.43. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2016-2017 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (NJ)
Overall School Rank#1922 out of 2,236 schools
(Bottom 50%)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
13%
41%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of Marion P. Thomas 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 2016-17 school year data.
Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
28%
53%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Marion P. Thomas 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 2016-17 school year data.
Student : Teacher Ratio13:112:1
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Hispanic
5%
27%
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Black
95%
16%
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All Ethnic GroupsThis chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Marion P. Thomas Charter School.This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in NJ.
Diversity Score0.100.43
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Graduation Rate80-84%
90%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
81%
33%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for free lunch in Marion P. Thomas Charter School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for free lunch in New Jersey by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Eligible for Reduced Lunch
8%
5%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Marion P. Thomas Charter School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for reduced lunch in New Jersey by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameMarion P. Thomas Charter School District
Source: 2016-2017 (latest school year available) NCES, NJ Dept. of Education

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School Reviews

  4.25 out of 5  (4 reviews)
5  
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.
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5  
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!
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2  
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.
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5  
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.
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