University Heights Charter School

Rank
2/
10
Bottom 50%
University Heights Charter School serves 882 students in grades Prekindergarten-8.
University Heights 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 2017-18 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 19% (which is lower 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 30% (which is lower than the New Jersey state average of 55%) for the 2017-18 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 13:1 is higher than the New Jersey state level of 12:1.

Top Placements

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

School Overview

University Heights Charter School's student population of 882 students has grown by 34% over five school years.
The teacher population of 67 teachers has grown by 42% over five school years.
School TypeCharter School
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-8
Total Students882 students
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Total Classroom Teachers67 teachers
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School Comparison

University Heights Charter School is ranked within the bottom 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 University Heights Charter School is 0.26, 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
#1987 out of 2239 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
19%
42%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
30%
55%
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Student : Teacher Ratio13:112:1
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American Indian
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Asian
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10%
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Hispanic
15%
29%
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Black
85%
15%
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White
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44%
Hawaiian
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Two or more races
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2%
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Diversity Score
0.260.70
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Eligible for Free Lunch
65%
33%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
11%
5%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameUniversity Heights Charter School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, NJ Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools

The nearest high school, middle school and elementary school to University Heights Charter School is Phillip's Academy Charter School (0.1 miles away)
Show me:
  • School (Math and Reading Proficiency) Location Miles Grades Students
  • Newark Phillip's Academy Charter School Charter School
    Math: 37% | Reading: 51%
    Rank
    4/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: PK-9 | 373 students
    0.1 miles
    342 Central Avenue
    Newark, NJ 07103
    (973) 624-0644
    0.1 PK-9 373
  • Bridgeton Essex County Youth House Alternative School
    Grades: 8-12 | 72 students
    0.2 miles
    80 Duryea Street
    Bridgeton, NJ 08302
    (973) 484-4908
    0.2 8-12 72
  • Newark Essex Rgc Alternative School
    Grades: 9-10 | 5 students
    0.3 miles
    461 463 Central Avenue
    Newark, NJ 07107
    (973) 648-7078
    0.3 9-10 5
  • Newark American History High School Math: 13% | Reading: 48%
    Rank
    2/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: 7-12 | 482 students
    0.4 miles
    74 Montgomery St
    Newark, NJ 07103
    (973) 733-7333
    0.4 7-12 482
  • Newark Newark Technical Vocational School
    Math: 30% | Reading: 61%
    Rank
    4/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: 9-12 | 771 students
    0.4 miles
    91 West Market Street
    Newark, NJ 07103
    (973) 412-2204
    0.4 9-12 771

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