Rochdale Early Advantage Charter School

Grades Pre-K, K-5

Location

122-05 Smith Street
Queens NY 11434
Jamaica (District 28)

Contact

Phone
718-978-0075
Principal
Lena Richardson

Our Review

The Rochdale Early Advantage Charter School (R.E.A.C.S.) opened in September 2010 with students in kindergarten and first grade. The school will expand by one grade per year until it reaches its target capacity serving students in grades K to 5.

The school was founded by the New Jerusalem Baptist Church, but as a publicly funded institution, will not offer a religious-based curriculum. According to the school\'s brochure, R.E.A.C.S.\'s class registers will be very small, with only 17 students per class. As part of the school\'s curriculum, students will be exposed to various careers to help them \"make timely educational decisions that will provide them with a competitive edge when making college bound choices.\"

Students attend school from 8:20 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. and are required to wear uniforms.

Officials at the school could not be reached for an interview during the summer of 2010.

Admissions: Priority to District 28. Preference is given to siblings of current students, students needing special education services or leaning English as a second language. (August 2010, information compile for the school\'s website and promotional literature).

About the students

Enrollment
311
Pre-K seats
36
Asian
1.6%
Black
92.0%
Hispanic
2.9%
White
1.0%
Other
2.6%
Free or reduced priced lunch
73%
Students with disabilities
13%
English language learners
0%

About the school

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

Attendance

Average daily attendance
95%
94% Citywide Average
How many students are chronically absent?
14%
21% Citywide Average

Is this school safe?

How many teachers say order and discipline are maintained at this school?
100%
81% Citywide Average
How many teachers say their students are safe outside around this school?
95%
85% Citywide Average

About the leadership

How many teachers say the principal is an effective manager?
100%
80% Citywide Average
How many teachers say the principal has a clear vision for this school?
100%
87% Citywide Average
How many teachers trust the principal?
100%
79% Citywide Average

About the teachers

How many teachers say they would recommend this school to other families?
90%
83% Citywide Average
How many teachers think the staff collaborate to make this school run effectively?
100%
87% Citywide Average

Do parents like the school?

How many parents responded to the school survey?
62%
64% Citywide Average
How many parents say they are invited to visit classrooms?
83%
85% Citywide Average
How many parents say this school offers enough courses, activities and services to keep their children interested in school?
89%
87% Citywide Average
How many parents say their child's teacher helped their child adjust to Pre-K?
100%
97% Citywide Average
How many parents say this Pre-K program helped them consider which elementary schools would meet their childrens' needs?
84%
91% Citywide Average
How many Pre-K parents say their child's teacher gave helpful ideas for how to support their child's learning?
100%
96% 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?
37%
40% Citywide Average
How many students scored 3-4 on the state ELA exam?
47%
39% Citywide Average
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
2.72
2.3 Citywide Average
Average ELA score for self-contained students
2.53
2.2 Citywide Average
Average math score for SETSS students
2.54
2.8 Citywide Average
Average ELA score for SETSS students
2.45
2.2 Citywide Average
How many parents of students with disabilities say this school offers enough activities and services for their children's needs?
88%
86% Citywide Average
How many parents of students with disabilities say this school works to achive the goals of their students' IEPs?
96%
91% Citywide Average
How many parents of students with disabilities say they are satisfied with the IEP development process at this school?
88%
89% Citywide Average
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