88-108 Shipman Street
Newark, NJ 07103
Rating
2/
10
Bottom 50%
Marion P. Thomas Charter School serves 1,372 students in grades Kindergarten-12.
Marion P. Thomas 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 2018-19 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 19% (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 29% (which is lower 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.

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School Overview

Marion P. Thomas Charter School's student population of 1,372 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 114 teachers has grown by 14% over five school years.
School Type
Grades Offered
Grades Kindergarten-12
Total Students
1,372 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
114 teachers
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School Rankings

Marion P. Thomas Charter School is ranked within the bottom 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 Marion P. Thomas Charter School is 0.15, 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
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State Level (NJ)
Overall Testing Rank
#1998 out of 2221 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
19%
44%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
29%
57%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
12:1
12:1
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American Indian
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n/a
Asian
n/a
10%
Hispanic
8%
29%
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Black
92%
15%
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White
n/a
44%
Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
n/a
2%
All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.15
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Graduation Rate
85-89%
90%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
80%
33%
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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 2017-18 school year data.
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, NJ Dept. of Education

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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Quick Stats (2022)

  • School Type: Charter School
  • Grades: Kindergarten-12
  • Students: 1,372 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 12:1
  • Graduation Rate
    : 85-89% (Btm 50% in NJ)
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Bottom 50%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 19% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 29% (Btm 50%)
  • Diversity Score
    : 0.15 (Btm 50%)

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