School Details

La Cima Charter School

800 Gates Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11221
(718) 443-2136
3

(out of 10)

Charter Grades K-5 358 students 12 students/teacher (NY avg is 13)

Test Scores by grade

12%
14%
31%
22%
14%
34%

New York State Assessments (NYSA)

In 2011-2012 New York used the New York State Assessments to test students in grades 3 through 8 in English language arts and math, and in grades 4 and 8 in science. The results for English language arts and math are displayed on GreatSchools profiles and the science results will be added when they are released in the Fall of 2013. The tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of New York. The goal is for 90% of students to meet or exceed grade-level standards on the tests.
  • This school in 2013
  • New York City Geographic District #16 average
  • New York state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

14%
19%
30%
33%
25%
36%

New York State Assessments (NYSA)

In 2011-2012 New York used the New York State Assessments to test students in grades 3 through 8 in English language arts and math, and in grades 4 and 8 in science. The results for English language arts and math are displayed on GreatSchools profiles and the science results will be added when they are released in the Fall of 2013. The tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of New York. The goal is for 90% of students to meet or exceed grade-level standards on the tests.
  • This school in 2013
  • New York City Geographic District #16 average
  • New York state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

14%
17%
30%
7%
17%
30%

New York State Assessments (NYSA)

In 2011-2012 New York used the New York State Assessments to test students in grades 3 through 8 in English language arts and math, and in grades 4 and 8 in science. The results for English language arts and math are displayed on GreatSchools profiles and the science results will be added when they are released in the Fall of 2013. The tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of New York. The goal is for 90% of students to meet or exceed grade-level standards on the tests.
  • This school in 2013
  • New York City Geographic District #16 average
  • New York state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

La Cima Charter School is a charter elementary school in New York. The principal of La Cima Charter School is EXECUTIVE MS. ANDREA ZAYAS and can be contacted at andrea@lacimacharterschool.org. 358 students attend La Cima Charter School and are mostly Black, non-Hispanic; Multiracial; and White, non-Hispanic. 5% of the La Cima Charter School students have "limited English proficiency." 81% of the 358 students here get reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at La Cima Charter School is 12:1. Ps 26 Jesse Owens is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Black, non-Hispanic 79% 84%
Multiracial 3% %
White, non-Hispanic 2% 0.8%
Hispanic 15% 13%
Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 1%
Asian 0.4% %
Native American or Native Alaskan 0% 0.9%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 81% 76%
Limited English proficiency 5% 3%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    La Cima Charter School is wonderful. They embody many of the values that I have always searched for in a school. There are however a few things that bother me........ I don't like the fact that the children sit on the floor a lot. Their uniforms consist of a burgundy shirt and khaki colored pants. So sitting on the floor is not great on the uniform pants. I also think it's unsanitary. However education wise they are great! I would not remove my children for the reason above but I do wish they would find an alternative. I also wish teachers would hang around longer. My children have been attending for 4 years. Although there are many teachers who are still there many have left. My kids often talk about their old teachers and how they liked them. It's kind of sad to know that you can't still see those teachers who helped form our views and were so great at what they did. But that is still not a reason that I would remove them. I just wish there was a way that the children could still communicate with the teachers that they so dearly miss.

  • (3 years ago)

    This schools have a revolving door when it comes to its teachers. I have seen more teachers leave each year than any other school before. The curriculum is inconsistent and many times my students is not recieving the quality education they deserve. Get it together la Cima

  • (4 years ago)

    This is a wonderful schools with energetic teachers and administration. The children are just as energetic about learning. My son started with a low er than average reading level and by the end of the year his level was two grades above! This school is enthusiastic about learning and achievement and pass that along to the students. Communication is delivered daily to homes. The teachers are Amazing! I have witnessed how various situations are handled and I was very pleased! I would recommend this school to anyone who is serious about education and wants their child to excel! Go La Cima!

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