74 Hartford Street
Newark, NJ 07103
Rating
1/
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 2018-19 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 16% (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 23% (which is lower than the New Jersey state average of 57%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 13:1 is higher than the New Jersey state level of 12:1.

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

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School Overview

University Heights Charter School's student population of 882 students has grown by 26% over five school years.
The teacher population of 67 teachers has grown by 55% over five school years.
School Type
Grades Offered
Grades Prekindergarten-8
Total Students
882 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
67 teachers
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School Rankings

University Heights 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 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 Data
This School
State Level (NJ)
Overall Testing Rank
#2067 out of 2221 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
16%
44%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
23%
57%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
13:1
12:1
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American Indian
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n/a
Asian
n/a
10%
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Hispanic
15%
29%
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Black
85%
15%
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White
n/a
44%
Hawaiian
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n/a
Two or more races
n/a
2%
All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.26
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Eligible for Free Lunch
65%
33%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
11%
5%
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Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, NJ Dept. of Education

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Quick Stats (2022)

  • School Type: Charter School
  • Grades: Prekindergarten-8
  • Students: 882 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 13:1
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Bottom 50% in NJ
  • Math Proficiency
    : 16% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 23% (Btm 50%)
  • Diversity Score
    : 0.26 (Btm 50%)

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