Merrick Academy Queens Public Charter School

Grades K-7

Our Review

This is a charter school. Charter schools are tuition-free schools that operate independently of the city Department of Education. Most give priority to children who live in the school district in which the school is located. See our School Stats for information about safety, atmosphere and academics.

Many have a longer school day and longer school year than typical public schools. Admission is by lottery and the application deadline is April 1.

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About the students

Enrollment
553
Asian
3.3%
Black
90.2%
Hispanic
4.5%
White
0.2%
Other
1.8%
Free or reduced priced lunch
73%
Students with disabilities
14%
English language learners
2%

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
95%
94% Citywide Average
How many students are chronically absent?
11%
21% Citywide Average

Is this school safe?

How many teachers say order and discipline are maintained at this school?
50%
76% Citywide Average
How many teachers say their students are safe outside around this school?
80%
88% Citywide Average

About the leadership

How many teachers say the principal is an effective manager?
90%
81% Citywide Average
How many teachers say the principal has a clear vision for this school?
90%
87% Citywide Average
How many teachers trust the principal?
80%
80% Citywide Average

About the teachers

How many teachers say they would recommend this school to other families?
60%
82% Citywide Average
How many teachers think the staff collaborate to make this school run effectively?
80%
86% Citywide Average

Do parents like the school?

How many parents responded to the school survey?
45%
60% Citywide Average
How many parents say they are invited to visit classrooms?
68%
79% Citywide Average
How many parents say this school offers enough courses, activities and services to keep their children interested in school?
84%
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?
30%
40% Citywide Average
How many students scored 3-4 on the state ELA exam?
34%
42% 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
1.66
1.9 Citywide Average
Average math score for ICT students
2.18
2.3 Citywide Average
Average ELA score for self-contained students
1.99
2.0 Citywide Average
Average ELA score for ICT students
2.05
2.3 Citywide Average
Average math score for SETSS students
2.22
2.3 Citywide Average
Average ELA score for SETSS students
2.15
2.3 Citywide Average
How many parents of students with disabilities say this school offers enough activities and services for their children's needs?
96%
85% Citywide Average
How many parents of students with disabilities say this school works to achive the goals of their students' IEPs?
97%
90% Citywide Average
How many parents of students with disabilities say they are satisfied with the IEP development process at this school?
93%
88% Citywide Average
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Location

136-25 218 Street
Queens NY 11413
Springfield Gardens (District 29)
Buses: Q5, Q77

Contact

Phone
718-479-3753
Principal
Dr. Karen Valbrun