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Fame Public Charter School

Preschool | Grades K-12 | Alameda County Office of Education
39899 Balentine Dr
Newark, CA 94560
(510) 687-9111

About This School

Fame Public Charter School is located in Newark, CA and is one of 8 schools in Alameda County Office Of Education School District. It is a charter school that serves 1480 students in grades K-12.

Charter schools are public schools, but differ from traditional public schools in that they are independent and are operated by educators, parents, community leaders, educational entrepreneurs, or others. Funding for charter schools is based on designated local or state educational organizations. Those organizations are responsible for monitoring and assessing the quality and effectiveness of education, but permit the schools to operate outside of the traditional public school education system. See Fame Public Charter School's test results to learn more about school performance.

A school's Academic Performance Index (API) is a scale that ranges from 200 to 1000 and is calculated from the school's performance in the Standardized Testing and Reporting (STAR) Program. The state has set 800 as the API target for all schools to meet.

Fame Public Charter School had an API growth score of 769 in 2012. California uses the Academic Performance Index (API) to measure annual school performance and year-to-year improvement. Fame Public Charter School's 2012 base score was 777 and the school did not meet its 2012 school-wide growth target.

In 2010, Fame Public Charter School had 24 students for every full-time equivalent teacher. The California average is 24 students per full-time equivalent teacher.

Student Ethnicity (2011)

Students (2011)

1,480

Students Per Teacher (2010)

Female/Male (2011)

52% 48%

Subsidized Lunch (2011)

37.5%
eligible

District Spending (2010)

$14,790
per student
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All Grades General Mathematics Performance

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Fame Public Charter School Reviews

By a Parent on

I have a child that is attending 3rd year this coming fall. He has been there since April of 2008. I have been looking high and low for a school that offers foreign lang at a lower level rather than middle or high sch which is too late for the brain to catch.  Curriclm and instrction standards is good could be better though and the Academic standards to be set higher.


Pros:
small classroom ratio
The classroom is spacious, neat and well organised
The teachers are AWESOME!
The admins are GREAT!
Homework assignments are given daily except for Friday and the workload is not too heavy for a child.
Foreign lang (Arabic) instrction given 1 hr daily beginning from Kinder all the way to 12th grade.
The students' behavior are good except for a few kids bt still better than most pblic sch.
Immersion Prg for Kindergarten starting this fall (my 2nd child is enrolled in it and I am excited!)

The cons:
No music
no Arts
No P.E.
No homework/extra class after school hrs help for Non-Arabic speaking students and parents
The Kearney site has no playground or field. The children play on the concrete/tar ground that is fenced in.

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