Harlem Village Academy West Upper Elementary Charter School

Grades: 3-5
Noteworthy
132 West 124th Street
Manhattan NY 10027
Phone: 646-812-9800

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Harlem Village Academy West Charter Elementary School is a charter school in Harlem, serving grades Kindergarten through 5. The school is affiliated with Harlem Village Academy West Charter Middle School (6-8).

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 the 2020-21 NYC School Survey

How many students say they feel safe in the hallways, bathrooms and locker rooms?
100%
94% Citywide Average
How many students think bullying happens most or all of the time at this school?
26%
28% Citywide Average
How many teachers say the principal is an effective manager?
86%
86% Citywide Average

From the 2020-21 School Quality Guide

How many teachers have 3 or more years of experience teaching?
96%
86% Citywide Average
Years of principal experience at this school
5.0

How do students perform academically?

From the 2019 State ELA+Math Results Summary

How many elementary school students scored 3-4 on the state math exam?
83%
51% Citywide Average
How many elementary school students scored 3-4 on the state reading exam?
62%
50% Citywide Average

From the 2020-21 School Quality Guide

How many 8th-graders earn high school credit?
0%
19% Citywide Average
How many students graduate in 4 years?
94%
85% Citywide Average
How many students graduate with test scores high enough to enroll at CUNY without remedial help?
66%
67% Citywide Average
How many students take a college-level course or earn a professional certificate?
35%
66% Citywide Average

Who does this school serve?

From the 2020-21 Demographic Snapshot

Enrollment
831
Asian
0%
Black
79%
Hispanic
17%
White
0%
Other
3%
Free or reduced priced lunch
86%
Students with disabilities
17%
English language learners
3%
Pre-K seats
56

From the 2020-21 School Quality Guide

Average daily attendance
94%
92% Citywide Average
How many students miss 18 or more days of school?
18%
26% Citywide Average

From the 2020 School Directories

Uniforms required?
No


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Contact & Location

Location

Harlem (District 5)

Contact

Principal
Jason Epting/Kevin Tallat-Kelpsa

Other Details

Shared campus?
No
This school is in its own building.
Uniforms required?
No
Metal detectors?
No

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