University Heights Charter School

  • University Heights Charter School serves 696 students in grades Prekindergarten-8.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is 29% (which is lower than the New Jersey state average of 41%) for the 2016-17 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Reading/Language Arts is 40% (which is lower than the New Jersey state average of 53%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 16:1 is higher than the New Jersey state level of 12:1.

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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 696 students has grown by 52% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 43 teachers has declined by 21% over five school years.
School TypeCharter School
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-8
Total Students696 students
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Total Classroom Teachers43 teachers
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School Comparison

  • University Heights Charter School's student:teacher ratio of 16:1 has increased from 8:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of University Heights Charter School is 0.21, 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 2016-2017 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (NJ)
Overall School Rank#1753 out of 2,236 schools
(Bottom 50%)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
29%
41%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of University Heights Charter School and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of public schools in New Jersey by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
40%
53%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of University Heights Charter School and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of New Jersey by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Student : Teacher Ratio16:112:1
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Asian
n/a
10%
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Hispanic
12%
27%
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Black
88%
16%
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All Ethnic GroupsThis chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in University Heights Charter School.This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in NJ.
Diversity Score0.210.43
This chart display the diversity score of University Heights Charter School and the public school average diversity score of New Jersey by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Eligible for Free Lunch
70%
33%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
8%
5%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in University Heights Charter School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for reduced lunch in New Jersey by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameUniversity Heights Charter School District
Source: 2016-2017 (latest school year available) NCES, NJ Dept. of Education

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