Discovery Charter School



Discovery Charter School Enrollment, Ranking, and Statistics

Discovery Charter School Students by Grade
PK 0
K 0
1 0
2 0
3 0
4 20
5 16
6 26
7 24
8 12
9 0
10 0
11 0
12 0

Discovery Charter School is a public elementary school located in Newark, NJ in the Discovery Charter School District. It enrolls 98 students in grades 1st through 12th. Discovery Charter School is the 1,557th largest public school in New Jersey and the 53,185th largest nationally. It has 98.0 students to every teacher.

Total Students: 98
Pupil/Teacher Ratio: 98:1
Full Time Teachers: 1
Enrollment Rank Nationally: 53,185th out of 56,369
Enrollment Rank in New Jersey: 1,557th out of 1,586
Student/Teacher Rank in New Jersey: 1,570th out of 1,572
Full Time Teacher Rank in New Jersey: 1,571st out of 1,572

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Discovery Charter School Students by Gender

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  School District
 Male 55
(56%)
55
(56%)
 Female 43
(44%)
43
(44%)

Discovery Charter School Students by Ethnicity

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  School District
 Black 86
(88%)
86
(88%)
 Hispanic 6
(6%)
6
(6%)
 Pacific Islander 3
(3%)
3
(3%)
 Asian 3
(3%)
3
(3%)
 Two or More 0
(0%)
0
(0%)
 American Indian 0
(0%)
0
(0%)
 White 0
(0%)
0
(0%)

Discovery Charter School Free and Reduced Lunch Assistance

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  School District*
 Free Lunch Eligible 83
(85%)
83
(85%)
 Reduced-Price Lunch Eligible 9
(9%)
9
(9%)
 Not Eligible 6
(6%)
6
(6%)
* School District values based on schools that reported lunch assistance data

Out of 1,546 ranked schools in New Jersey, Discovery Charter School is ranked 836th for total students on lunch assistance.

The percentage of Discovery Charter School students on free and reduced lunch assistance (93.9%) is significantly higher than the state average of 40.5%. This may indicate that the area has a higher level of poverty than the state average.

Students at a participating school may purchase a meal through the National School Lunch Program. Families with incomes between 130% and 185% of the federal poverty level are eligible for reduced price meals. Schools may not charge more than 40¢ for reduced-price lunches, nor more than 30¢ for reduced-price breakfasts. Students from families with incomes at or below 130% of the federal poverty level are eligible for free meals.

For 2014, a family of two needs to make an annual income below $20,449 to be eligible for free meals or below $29,100 for reduced price meals. A family of four needs to make an annual income below $31,005 for free meals or $44,122 for reduced price meals.

Discovery Charter School Trends Over Time

Total Students Over Time

Total Students Over Time
Year Total Students
2005 75
2006 75
2007 75
2008 N/A
2009 73
2010 62
2011 76
2012 60
2013 79
2014 74
2015 98

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time
Year Student Teacher Ratio
2005 15
2006 18.8
2007 37.5
2008 N/A
2009 14.6
2010 12.4
2011 N/A
2012 N/A
2013 15.8
2014 14.8
2015 98

Lunch Assistance Over Time

Lunch Assitance Over Time
Year Lunch Assitance
2005 0.73333333333333
2006 0.86666666666667
2007 0.76
2008
2009
2010 0.80645161290323
2011 0.92105263157895
2012 0.91666666666667
2013 0.9620253164557
2014 0.95945945945946
2015 0.93877551020408

Compare Discovery Charter School to Other Elementary Schools

Student Teacher Ratio Comparison
1,141.1% 11.4:1
 
1,598.0% 16.0:1
 
9,800.0% 98.0:1
 
Free and Reduced Lunch Comparison
State Average 40.5%
 
National Average 55.7%
 
This School 93.9%
 

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Discovery Charter School
Newark, NJ
Public 04 - 08 98 98:1  
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Public elementary school and private elementary school data obtained from the National Center for Education Statistics in the United States. The data displayed is from the most current sources available. For public schools this is the 2015-2016 school year. For private schools this is the 2015-2016 school year.

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