KIPP STAR Harlem Elementary School

Grades: K-4
625 West 133 Street
Manhattan NY 10027
Phone: 212-991-2655

Our Insights

KIPP STAR Harlem College Prep Elementary School is a charter school in Harlem, serving grades Kindergarten through 4. This school shares the Terence D. Tolbert Educational Complex with two other schools. The school is affiliated with KIPP STAR Charter Middle School (5-8).

This school prepares students well to progress to the next grade and helps them improve their test scores, as compared to other schools with similar students. The school as a whole also performs well on test scores, as compared to other schools in the city.

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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?
94%
94% Citywide Average
How many students think bullying happens most or all of the time at this school?
33%
28% Citywide Average
How many teachers say the principal is an effective manager?
88%
86% Citywide Average

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?
70%
51% Citywide Average
How many elementary school students scored 3-4 on the state reading exam?
60%
50% Citywide Average

From the 2020-21 School Quality Guide

How many 8th-graders earn high school credit?
1%
19% Citywide Average

Who does this school serve?

From the 2021-22 Demographic Snapshot

Enrollment
780
Asian
1%
Black
53%
Hispanic
42%
White
1%
Other
4%
Free or reduced priced lunch
89%
Students with disabilities
24%
English language learners
6%

From the 2020-21 School Quality Guide

Average daily attendance
93%
92% Citywide Average
How many students miss 18 or more days of school?
22%
26% Citywide Average

From the 2020 School Directories

Uniforms required?
No

How does this school serve special populations?

From the 2019 State ELA+Math Results Summary

How many English language learners scored 3-4 on the state math exam?
30%
28% Citywide Average
How many English language learners scored 3-4 on the state reading exam?
40%
17% Citywide Average


For more information about our data sources, see About Our Data · More DOE statistics for this school

Contact & Location

Location

Harlem (District 5)
Trains: 1 Line to 137th St - City College; B Line, C Line to 135th St

Contact

Principal
Brandi Vardiman

Other Details

Shared campus?
Yes
This school shares the Terence D. Tolbert Educational Complex with three other schools.
Uniforms required?
No
Metal detectors?
No

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