Challenge Preparatory Charter School

Grades K-7

Our Review

Challenge Prep opened in September 2010 with three classes each in kindergarten and first grade. The school is the brainchild of Reverend, Dr. Les Mullings, who also established The Rockaway Center for Community Development and Education Reform.

The schools mission, stated on its website is to address the causes and issuesrelated to localpoverty, the needs of English Language Learners and special needs students, including gifted and talented children. Two teachers and assistant are assigned to every class; each classroom has a SmartBoard and laptop computers.

Students attend school from 8 a.m to 5 p.m. daily. The extended day allows for two hours of daily activities in art, music, dance and gym, according to information published by the school.

LaToiya Tolliver-Revell became the interim-acting school leader in October 2010. The schools founding leader, Sonja Webber-Bey resigned in late September 2010. Webber-Bey had to return to her former assignment with the NYC Depart of Education. according to the schools website.

Admissions: By lottery. Preference given to students residing in District 27. Check the schools website for more information. (December, 2010, information compiled from schools website).

About the students

Enrollment
690
Asian
1.0%
Black
80.3%
Hispanic
14.8%
White
1.9%
Other
2.0%
Free or reduced priced lunch
82%
Students with disabilities
13%
English language learners
3%

About the school

Shared campus?
No
This school is in its own building.
Metal detectors?
No
Citywide Average Key
This school is Better Near Worse than the citywide average

Attendance

Average daily attendance
93%
94% Citywide Average
How many students are chronically absent?
23%
19% Citywide Average

Is this school safe?

How many teachers say order and discipline are maintained at this school?
79%
76% Citywide Average
How many students think bullying happens most or all of the time at this school?
69%
50% Citywide Average
How many students say they feel safe in the hallways, bathrooms and locker rooms?
73%
84% Citywide Average
How many teachers say their students are safe outside around this school?
100%
88% Citywide Average
How many students say most students treat each other with respect?
21%
45% Citywide Average

About the leadership

How many teachers say the principal is an effective manager?
88%
81% Citywide Average
How many teachers say the principal has a clear vision for this school?
94%
87% Citywide Average
How many teachers trust the principal?
84%
81% Citywide Average

About the teachers

How many teachers say they would recommend this school to other families?
91%
82% Citywide Average
How many teachers think the staff collaborate to make this school run effectively?
93%
86% Citywide Average

Do parents like the school?

How many parents responded to the school survey?
66%
60% Citywide Average
How many parents say they are invited to visit classrooms?
71%
78% Citywide Average
How many parents say this school offers enough courses, activities and services to keep their children interested in school?
80%
82% Citywide Average
Citywide Average Key
This school is Better Near Worse than the citywide average

Test scores

How many students scored 3-4 on the state math exam?
32%
39% Citywide Average
How many students scored 3-4 on the state ELA exam?
35%
42% Citywide Average

Engaging curriculum?

How many students say this school offers enough programs, classes and activities to keep them interested?
34%
71% Citywide Average
How many students say they are challenged in most or all of their classes?
48%
59% Citywide Average
How many students say the programs, classes and activities here encourage them to develop talent outside academics?
39%
68% Citywide Average

Are students prepared for high school?

Citywide Average Key
This school is Better Near Worse than the citywide average

How does this school serve students with disabilities?

Average math score for self-contained students
2.42
2.2 Citywide Average
Average ELA score for self-contained students
2.35
2.2 Citywide Average
How many students say that students with disabilities are included in all activities?
38%
69% Citywide Average
How many parents of students with disabilities say this school offers enough activities and services for their children's needs?
75%
85% Citywide Average
How many parents of students with disabilities say this school works to achive the goals of their students' IEPs?
87%
90% Citywide Average
How many parents of students with disabilities say they are satisfied with the IEP development process at this school?
88%
88% Citywide Average
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Location

710 Hartman Lane
Queens NY 11691
Far Rockaway (District 27)
Trains: A to Beach 25th St
Buses: Q22

Contact

Phone
718-634-1634
Principal
Debra Sostre