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Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Academics
    A+
  2. Diversity
    B+
  3. Teachers
    A+
  4. College Prep
    NG
  5. Clubs & Activities
    NG
  6. Health & Safety
    NG
  7. Administration
    NG
  8. Sports
    NG
  9. Food
    NG
  10. Resources & Facilities
    NG
Newark Charter School is a top rated, public, charter school located in Newark, DE. It has 2,140 students in grades K-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 17 to 1. According to state test scores, 85% of students are at least proficient in math and 93% in reading.
Address
2001 Patriot Way
Newark, DE 19711
Telephone
(302) 369-2001
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Newark Charter School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
93%
Percent Proficient - Math
85%
Average Graduation Rate
Average SAT
1250
44 responses
Average ACT
28
5 responses
AP Enrollment
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Living in the Area
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Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Crime & Safety
    B-
  2. Diversity
    B+
  3. Cost of Living
    C+
  4. Good for Families
    B+
Area Feel
Suburban
Median Household Income
$55,256
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,177
National
$949
Median Home Value
$270,700
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
NG
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
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Students

Diversity
B+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
2,140
Free or Reduced Lunch
8%
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Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
17:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$37,855
Teachers in First/Second Year
4%
100%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.7 responses
100%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.7 responses
100%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.7 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
NG
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Very High
Boys Athletic Participation
Very High
Expenses Per Student
$10,182/ year
National
$12,239
86%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.7 responses
43%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.7 responses
86%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.7 responses
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Newark Charter School was amazing in terms of preparation for college. The amount of work I had in high school was a good amount of how much work & homework I have for college. The teachers are really understanding & they communicate with the students very well about expectations. I really enjoyed my time on the sports teams; they added to the high school experience. There are many clubs & activities so almost every interest is covered. There is also a chance to start your own club, as long as admin approves!
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I'm a sophomore at NCS (Niche says it's K-9 but I'd like to clarify that we go up to 12th grade now) and I've been going here since 1st grade.
NCS has an excellence sense of decorum ('decorum' is even in our Alma Mater) and I'd consider it much safer than some other schools.
We have a good range of activities, including an annual school musical, band, a variety of sports (however, no football, except flag football), honors clubs, math league, and even a Star Trek club; however, more emphasis is put on the sports like in most schools.
In general, we have good teachers and academics; however, our homework load is immense. Many students stay up until 1 AM or later finishing work, especially if they take AP classes. In addition, a lot of pressure is put on students to take AP classes.
We have a good amount of school spirit, but sometimes this is lacking (however, this varies per person and grade).
We're definitely pretty ready for college here with all of our AP courses.
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I have been attending Newark Charter School since 1st grade. They have a high standard for decorum and excellence. You will definitely feel like your in a safe environment. Everyone around you is working diligently to get their work complete. The teachers have high expectations for all of their students no matter their learning ability. Newark Charter has unique clubs, extra-curriculum activities as well as in the arts. Although, I could go on about the numerous opportunities Newark Charter has provided me in my years of attending. I still believe there are some problems that need to be acknowledged. You don't see many students, teachers, or staff that are from the African-American descent. In other words, diversity is a major issue that needs to be addressed. In addition, I believe no matter how rigorous our math courses may be, how will that prepare us for the real world or college readiness. Overall, Newark Charter is a outstanding school that just needs a few adjustments.