240 W 113th St-4th Fl
New York, NY 10026
Rating
8/
10
Top 30%
Opportunity Charter School serves 411 students in grades 6-12.
Opportunity Charter School placed in the top 30% of all schools in New York for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 50%, and reading proficiency is top 20%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 60-69% (which is higher than the New York state average of 54%) for the 2018-19 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 80-89% (which is higher than the New York state average of 52%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 10:1 is lower than the New York state level of 13:1.
Minority enrollment is 99% of the student body (majority Black), which is higher than the New York state average of 57% (majority Hispanic and Black).

Top Rankings

Opportunity Charter School ranks among the top 20% of public schools in New York for:

School Overview

Opportunity Charter School's student population of 411 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 41 teachers has declined by 8% over five school years.
School Type
Grades Offered
Grades 6-12
Total Students
411 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
41 teachers
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School Rankings

Opportunity Charter School is ranked within the top 30% of all 4,228 schools in New York (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2018-19 school year.
The diversity score of Opportunity Charter School is 0.54, 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 2017-2018 School Year Data
This School
State Level (NY)
Overall Testing Rank
#1205 out of 4228 schools
(Top 30%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
60-69%
54%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
80-89%
52%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
10:1
13:1
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American Indian
2%
1%
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Asian
1%
9%
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Hispanic
46%
27%
This chart display the percentage of Hispanic students in Opportunity Charter School and the percentage of Hispanic public school students in New York by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Black
50%
17%
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White
1%
43%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
n/a
3%
All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.54
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Graduation Rate
≥90%
83%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
85%
51%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
2%
4%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Opportunity Charter School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for reduced lunch in New York by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, NY Dept. of Education

School Reviews

5  
OCS is a truly special place for its students and staff members. It fosters a sense of family and addresses the student's needs, not just academically, but also emotionally and socially. OCS provides an array of student support services such as a social worker per grade and a team of learning specialists. Students are supported by highly trained staff who cultivate an engaging and comprehensive learning experience driven by a unique curriculum. Additionally, OCS has a team of behavior specialists trained to assist students with any emotional and social challenges that arise. This is the perfect school for students that are struggling academically or have an IEP because they are the special education experts with a 97% graduation rate for students with IEPs.
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Quick Stats (2022)

  • School Type: Charter School
  • Grades: 6-12
  • Students: 411 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 10:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 99%
  • Graduation Rate
    : ≥90% (Top 50% in NY)
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Top 30%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 60-69% (Top 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 80-89% (Top 20%)
  • Diversity Score
    : 0.54 (Top 50%)

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