Unity Charter School

Unity Charter School serves 242 students in grades Kindergarten-8.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 45-49% (which is higher than the New Jersey state average of 42%) for the 2017-18 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 60-64% (which is higher than the New Jersey state average of 55%) for the 2017-18 school year.
Unity Charter School placed in the top 50% of all schools in New Jersey for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 50%, and reading proficiency is top 50%) for the 2017-18 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 11:1 is lower than the New Jersey state level of 12:1.
Minority enrollment is 44% of the student body (majority Black and Hispanic), which is lower than the New Jersey state average of 56% (majority Hispanic).

Top Placements

Unity Charter School places among the top 20% of public schools in New Jersey for:

School Overview

Unity Charter School's student population of 242 students has grown by 10% over five school years.
The teacher population of 22 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
School TypeCharter School
Grades OfferedGrades Kindergarten-8
Total Students242 students
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Total Classroom Teachers22 teachers
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School Comparison

Unity Charter School is ranked within the top 50% of all 2,239 schools in New Jersey (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2017-18 school year.
The diversity score of Unity Charter School is 0.64, 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 DataThis SchoolState Level (NJ)
Overall Testing Rank
#961 out of 2239 schools
(Top 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
45-49%
42%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
60-64%
55%
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Student : Teacher Ratio11:112:1
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American Indian
n/a
n/a
Asian
8%
10%
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Hispanic
12%
29%
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Black
16%
15%
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White
56%
44%
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Hawaiian
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n/a
Two or more races
8%
2%
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Diversity Score
0.640.70
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Eligible for Free Lunch
10%
33%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
1%
5%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameUnity Charter School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, NJ Dept. of Education

School Notes

  • Unity Charter School is a tuition-free, public school in Morris Township that integrates the values of sustainability into a vigorous academic program.  Enrollment is open to all New Jersey residents from Kindergarten to 8th Grade.  
  • In addition to a strong commitment to the Common Core Curriculum Standards and demonstrated academic success, Unity Charter School is dedicated to developing student leaders for the 21st Century. Our integrated curriculum supports mastery of multi-dimensional abilities while developing well balanced, and confident students. We value and provide unique opportunities for students to develop critical thinking, communication, and collaboration skills as well as encourage self exploration and creativity. Through class meetings and Democratic Governance, students are empowered to use their voice, impact change, and be  of service to others through community outreach initiatives. 
  • Unity Charter School students are held to high academic standards and this is evidenced by successful performance on state wide standardized tests where 80% of our students demonstrate proficiency in both English Language Arts and Mathematics.  
  • The deadline for our admissions lottery is January 14, 2015 at 4:30pm for the 2015-16 school year.  The lottery will be held January 20, 2015 at 7pm.  Applications received after the deadline are accepted and added to the wait list in the order received.  For information about our open houses or to download an application, please visit www.unitycharterschool.org/application-for-enrollment/

Nearby Public Schools

The nearest high school to Unity Charter School is Morristown High School (0.9 miles away)
The nearest middle school is Morris Plains Borough School (0.8 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Alfred Vail School (0.3 miles away)
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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • Morris Plains Alfred Vail School
    Grades: K-2 | 288 students
    0.3 miles
    125 Speedwell Avenue
    Morris Plains, NJ 07950
    (973) 292-2080
    0.3 K-2 288
  • Morris Plains Mountain Way School
    Grades: PK-2 | 202 students
    0.5 miles
    205 Mountain Way
    Morris Plains, NJ 07950
    (973) 538-0339
    0.5 PK-2 202
  • Morristown Lafayette Lerning Center
    Grades: PK | 101 students
    0.6 miles
    31 Hazel Street
    Morristown, NJ 07960
    (973) 292-2222
    0.6 PK 101
  • Morristown Sussex Avenue School
    Grades: 3-5 | 307 students
    0.6 miles
    125 Sussex Avenue
    Morristown, NJ 07960
    (973) 292-2250
    0.6 3-5 307
  • Morris Plains Morris Plains Borough School
    Grades: 3-8 | 368 students
    0.8 miles
    500 Speedwell Avenue
    Morris Plains, NJ 07950
    (973) 538-1650
    0.8 3-8 368

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