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Harlem Village Academy West Charter Middle School

Grades: 6-8
244 West 144th Street
Manhattan NY 10030
Phone: 646-812-9300

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Harlem Village Academy West Charter Middle School is a charter school in Harlem, serving grades 6 through 8.

This is a school where children who enter with low, middle and high test scores will do well, as compared to other schools in the city.

Charter schools are tuition-free schools that operate independently of the city Department of Education, and because of this have a lot of leeway over things like discipline codes, school year/day lengths and teaching philosophies. Charter schools can range from super traditional and strict to super progressive with lots of student freedom. Be sure to ask questions when you visit. Most give priority to children who live in the school district in which the school is located and each school runs its own lottery and enrollment process. Check the school's own website for the application and due date listed under "contact" on this page.

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School Stats

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

Is this school safe and well-run?

From 2018-19 NYC School Survey

How many teachers say order and discipline are maintained at this school?
48%
75% Citywide Average
How many students say they feel safe in the hallways, bathrooms and locker rooms?
78%
82% Citywide Average
How many students think bullying happens most or all of the time at this school?
64%
52% Citywide Average
How many teachers say the principal is an effective manager?
45%
82% Citywide Average
How many teachers say they would recommend this school to other families?
49%
81% Citywide Average

From 2017-18 NY State Report Card

How many students were suspended?
9%
3% Citywide Average
Teacher turnover rate
50%
33% Citywide Average

How do students perform academically?

From 2018 State ELA+Math Results Summary

How many elementary school students scored 3-4 on the state math exam?
83%
63% Citywide Average
How many elementary school students scored 3-4 on the state reading exam?
62%
49% Citywide Average
How many middle school students scored 3-4 on the state math exam?
63%
37% Citywide Average
How many middle school students scored 3-4 on the state reading exam?
52%
42% Citywide Average

From 2018-19 School Quality Guide

How many 8th-graders earn high school credit?
0%
32% Citywide Average
How many students graduate in 4 years?
100%
90% Citywide Average
How many students graduate with test scores high enough to enroll at CUNY without remedial help?
71%
73% Citywide Average
How many students take a college-level course or earn a professional certificate?
33%
65% Citywide Average
How many graduates stay enrolled in college for at least 3 semesters?
96%
88% Citywide Average

Who does this school serve?

From 2018-19 Demographic Snapshot

Enrollment
886
Asian
0%
Black
77%
Hispanic
20%
White
1%
Other
3%
Free or reduced priced lunch
77%
Students with disabilities
19%
English language learners
4%

From 2018-19 School Quality Guide

Average daily attendance
93%
93% Citywide Average
How many students miss 18 or more days of school?
23%
23% Citywide Average

From 2018 School Directories

Uniforms required?
No

How does this school serve special populations?

From 2018 State ELA+Math Results Summary

How many students with disabilities scored 3-4 on the state math exam?
50%
14% Citywide Average
How many students with disabilities scored 3-4 on the state reading exam?
29%
15% Citywide Average


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Contact & Location

Location

Harlem (District 5)
Trains: 3 Line, A Line, B Line, C Line, D Line to 145th St
Buses: M1, M2, M3, M7, M10, M102, Bx19

Contact

Principal
Meg Lembo/Nordia Hewitt

Other Details

Shared campus?
Yes
This school shares the building with PS 194
Uniforms required?
No
Metal detectors?
No

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