School Details

Voice Charter School of New York

36-24 12th St., Long Island City, NY 11106
(646) 537-1703
6

(out of 10)

Charter Grades K-6 550 students 18 students/teacher (NY avg is 13)

Test Scores by grade

42%
32%
80%
42%

New York State Assessments (NYSA)

Beginning in the 2012-2013 school year, the New York State Department of Instruction implemented new assessments designed to be aligned with the Common Core State Standards. The new standards for proficiency in these subjects are higher than in previous years and the percent of students earning a proficient score is expected to be lower as a result of this change. See http://www.engageny.org/sites/default/files/resource/attachments/test_score_release_letter_to_parents.pdf from New York's Commissioner of Education for more information on these changes. In 2013-2014 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. At present 2013-14 results are available only for English language arts and math. 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 mee
  • This school in 2014
  • New York state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

38%
33%
60%
43%

New York State Assessments (NYSA)

Beginning in the 2012-2013 school year, the New York State Department of Instruction implemented new assessments designed to be aligned with the Common Core State Standards. The new standards for proficiency in these subjects are higher than in previous years and the percent of students earning a proficient score is expected to be lower as a result of this change. See http://www.engageny.org/sites/default/files/resource/attachments/test_score_release_letter_to_parents.pdf from New York's Commissioner of Education for more information on these changes. In 2013-2014 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. At present 2013-14 results are available only for English language arts and math. 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 mee
  • This school in 2014
  • New York state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

32%
30%
59%
40%

New York State Assessments (NYSA)

Beginning in the 2012-2013 school year, the New York State Department of Instruction implemented new assessments designed to be aligned with the Common Core State Standards. The new standards for proficiency in these subjects are higher than in previous years and the percent of students earning a proficient score is expected to be lower as a result of this change. See http://www.engageny.org/sites/default/files/resource/attachments/test_score_release_letter_to_parents.pdf from New York's Commissioner of Education for more information on these changes. In 2013-2014 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. At present 2013-14 results are available only for English language arts and math. 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 mee
  • This school in 2014
  • New York state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

45%
29%
81%
38%

New York State Assessments (NYSA)

Beginning in the 2012-2013 school year, the New York State Department of Instruction implemented new assessments designed to be aligned with the Common Core State Standards. The new standards for proficiency in these subjects are higher than in previous years and the percent of students earning a proficient score is expected to be lower as a result of this change. See http://www.engageny.org/sites/default/files/resource/attachments/test_score_release_letter_to_parents.pdf from New York's Commissioner of Education for more information on these changes. In 2013-2014 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. At present 2013-14 results are available only for English language arts and math. 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 mee
  • This school in 2014
  • New York state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Voice Charter School of New York is a charter elementary school in New York. The principal of Voice Charter School of New York is Mr. Franklin Headley, who can be contacted at fjh333@yahoo.com. 550 students attend Voice Charter School of New York and identify mostly as Hispanic; Multiracial; and White, non-Hispanic. 16% of the Voice Charter School of New York students are "limited in English proficiency." 72% of the 550 students here get reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at Voice Charter School of New York is 18:1. Ps 76 William Hallett is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band
  • Ceramics sculpture
  • Chorus
  • Dance
  • Drawing painting
  • Orchestra
  • Theater drama

Sports

  • Basketball
  • Soccer

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Hispanic 51% %
Multiracial 4% %
White, non-Hispanic 16% %
Asian/Pacific Islander 15% %
Asian 15% %
Black, non-Hispanic 13% %
Native American or Native Alaskan 1% %
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 72% None%
Limited English proficiency 16% None%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (4 months ago)

    Yes they are academically rigorous but they are very militant and often lack empathy with the children. They pressure children to perform in the state tests and the children feel very stressed out. They over emphasize state testing and under emphasize effort. If your child is really giving their best effort and if that does not translate into high enough scores the school will be pressuring you at every turn.. Not recommended at all to any parent who is looking for a school that maintains a healthy balance between academic rigor and a caring environment for children.

  • (1 year ago)

    My school is VOICE. I have two children in the school and I am very pleased at how much they have learned and how cooperative and supportive the teachers and staff are. They are all very involved and make the success of the children their number one priority. I have always felt that they are interested in working with the parent as an integral member of their team. They have daily music classes art classes and PE a few times a week and the kids are engaged.

  • (1 year ago)

    Voice is a special school personal and very attentive to every child. Mr . Headley demonstrates his care for parents and children the school introduces treaching with music. Care purpose and creative ways of learning . I rate this school an A plus.

  • (1 year ago)

    Our son has been at Voice since its first kindergarten class (now in 5th grade) and our daughter started there two years later (now in third). We love the school's philosophy as well as the helpful can-do attitude of its teachers and staff. The teachers have been almost uniformly excellent always clear in their communications with us and willing to try new things in order to foster each individual child. When our son exhibited some physical difficulties with writing they were quick to offer OT/PT to help and to offer an assistive device (keyboard) as well. The one teacher we were not crazy about was eventually not asked to come back (try *that* at a union-controlled NY City school!). Overall I think VOICE is an excellent school -- not perfect by any means (what school is?) -- but much better than our locally zoned NYC public school and it holds its own with the other charter schools in Queens.

  • (2 years ago)

    I beleive that the core of a school's success ultimately depends on the vision of its leader-the Principal. And I have no hesitation in saying that Mr. Headley the Principal has all the qualities of a great leader with an incredible knack and passion to bring success about success. Mr. Headley listens to your concerns and makes it a priority to resolve any problems that you may have. The school has been really good at expanding extra-curricular activities that expose my child to so many learning opportunities. I am very glad that my child attends VOICE! If you care about your child's education and are a responsible parent VOICE CS is the right school for your child/children.

  • (2 years ago)

    My child just got accepted to the Voice school. Can any parents who currently have their child in the school give us a little more insight as to the combination of academics and music guidelines and overall if they are very happy with their child attending the Voice school? Thank you kindly.

  • (2 years ago)

    Fantastic school. Great principal and teachers. My kids are learning over my expectations. Can gladly recommend

  • (3 years ago)

    Can anyone expand on how the 2011-2012 schol year at Voice is so far? after a couple years having some issues. My child was selected on the lottery process for next year K I am eager to know.

  • (3 years ago)

    Music program is unparallel to any other public school in the city. The school does need a better handle on discipline and handling children who are more academically advanced. Still I absolutely love sending my child here and feel so lucky that my child was accepted. The parent assocation has undergone many changes and they are definitely making things better but there is a severa lack of parent involvement especially in the older grades.

  • (4 years ago)

    While there are some good teachers at Voice they do have a practice of hiring inexperienced teachers that do not know how to deal with children that struggle academically and socially in the school. They isolate and suspend kindergarteners and 1st graders that they consider torublemakers. Mr. Headley should invest in child development course for some of the teachers so that they will be better equipped to handle these students. That being said their music curriculum is excellent.

  • (4 years ago)

    The curriculum is very traditional and still developing. Neatness order and discipline are often a challenge. Sharing space with PS 111 means we get the left overs. The music program is very good the music instructors are excellent.

  • (4 years ago)

    Excellent principal and teachers providing an arts-infused education to a culturally diverse population. The school is small and intimate.

  • (4 years ago)

    Voice Charter School is a school with a unique vision and approach to young children education. Beside regular curriculum it has an extended program in music dance and musical knowledge conducted by professional music teachers. The program is composed such way that makes impression is in a holistic approach to education. Administratively school is very well run and organised. Teachers make very good impression. They are approachable open for suggestions take care of the parents and children concerns rather quickly. My son is a Kindergarten student and we are new in this school but so far we are very pleased with it. Voice is a highly recommended school in our area. It was mentioned and recommended by many parents before we applied there. We believe Voice School deserves recognition.

  • (4 years ago)

    My kids have been going to Voice charter school for a year now. They are thoroughly enjoying their time as well as flourishing there. I feel that the level of individual care and attention given to each student both personally and academically is unbeatable. The teachers are all very good at what they do.This is evident from seeing the progress my kids have made. As well as seeing how the teachers conduct themselves.They seem to instill a sense of inspiration therefore the kids want to do well unbelievable! The Principal has a real passion for education and seems to handle the school very well with the help of his faculty and staff. He is very approachable and concerned with any need or issue that is brought to his attention. this is truly a school that I am proud to say my kids attend.

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