Orange Preparatory Academy

  • Orange Preparatory Academy serves 620 students in grades 8-9.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is 25% (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 31% (which is lower than the New Jersey state average of 50%) for the 2015-16 school year.
  • Orange Preparatory Academy 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 12:1 is equal to the New Jersey state level of 12:1.

School Overview

  • Orange Preparatory Academy's student population of 620 students has grown by 10% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 53 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 8-9
Total Students620 students
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Total Classroom Teachers53 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Orange Preparatory Academy 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 12:1 has increased from 11:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Orange Preparatory Academy is 0.40, 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 2015-2016 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (NJ)
Overall School Rank
63%
29%
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
25%
40%
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Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
31%
50%
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Student : Teacher Ratio12:112:1
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Asian
n/a
10%
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Hispanic
27%
26%
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Black
73%
16%
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White
n/a
46%
This chart display the percentage of White students in Orange Preparatory Academy and the percentage of White public school students in New Jersey by year, with the latest 2013-14 school year data.
All Ethnic GroupsThis chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Orange Preparatory Academy.This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in NJ.
Diversity Score0.400.43
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Eligible for Free Lunch
59%
33%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
4%
5%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Orange Preparatory Academy and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for reduced lunch in New Jersey by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.
School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameOrange Board Of Education School District
Source: 2015-2016 (latest school year available) NCES, NJ Dept. of Education

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