Pride Academy Charter School is located in East Orange, NJ and is in Pride Academy Charter School District. It is a charter school that serves 239 students in grades 5-8.
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 Pride Academy Charter School's test results to learn more about school performance.
I am dissapointed in the way this school chooses to discipline their students. EVERYDAY SEVERAL children are suspended from school for things such as being disresectful to teachers or horse playing with friends. The Dean Of Discipline, Ms. Robin Brower does not use a realistic merit system when disciplining the children. The suspensions give the students a stigma of being a bad child which then leads to more acting out and more suspensions. I would not recommed anyone sending their child to this school
by a Parent
on Mar 3, 2012
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In 2011, Pride Academy Charter School had 88% of students eligible for free or reduced price lunch programs. New Jersey had 32% of eligible students for free or reduced price lunch programs. Eligibility for the National School Lunch Program is based on family income levels.
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Pride Academy Charter School District Spending
The Pride Academy Charter School spends $10,421 per pupil in current expenditures. The district spends 57% on instruction, 40% on support services, 3% on other elementary and secondary expenditures. More about Pride Academy Charter School District
In 2011, Pride Academy Charter School had 17 students for every full-time equivalent teacher. The New Jersey average is 13 students per full-time equivalent teacher.