School Details

Discovery Charter School

303-309 Washington Street, Newark, NJ 07102
(973) 623-0222
9

(out of 10)

Charter Grades 4-8 & ungraded 75 students Unknown students/teacher

Test Scores by grade

54%
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78%
75%
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90%

New Jersey Assessment of Skills and Knowledge (NJ ASK)

In 2011-2012 New Jersey used the New Jersey Assessment of Skills and Knowledge (NJ ASK) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in language arts literacy and math, and in grades 4 and 8 in science. The NJ ASK is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of New Jersey. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.
  • This school in 2013
  • Discovery Charter School average
  • New Jersey state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

53%
53%
61%
67%
67%
80%

New Jersey Assessment of Skills and Knowledge (NJ ASK)

In 2011-2012 New Jersey used the New Jersey Assessment of Skills and Knowledge (NJ ASK) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in language arts literacy and math, and in grades 4 and 8 in science. The NJ ASK is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of New Jersey. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.
  • This school in 2013
  • Discovery Charter School average
  • New Jersey state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

100%
100%
66%
100%
100%
79%

New Jersey Assessment of Skills and Knowledge (NJ ASK)

In 2011-2012 New Jersey used the New Jersey Assessment of Skills and Knowledge (NJ ASK) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in language arts literacy and math, and in grades 4 and 8 in science. The NJ ASK is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of New Jersey. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.
  • This school in 2013
  • Discovery Charter School average
  • New Jersey state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

86%
86%
65%
86%
86%
64%

New Jersey Assessment of Skills and Knowledge (NJ ASK)

In 2011-2012 New Jersey used the New Jersey Assessment of Skills and Knowledge (NJ ASK) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in language arts literacy and math, and in grades 4 and 8 in science. The NJ ASK is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of New Jersey. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.
  • This school in 2013
  • Discovery Charter School average
  • New Jersey state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

100%
100%
82%
100%
100%
69%
100%
100%
79%

New Jersey Assessment of Skills and Knowledge (NJ ASK)

In 2011-2012 New Jersey used the New Jersey Assessment of Skills and Knowledge (NJ ASK) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in language arts literacy and math, and in grades 4 and 8 in science. The NJ ASK is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of New Jersey. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.
  • This school in 2013
  • Discovery Charter School average
  • New Jersey state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Discovery Charter School is a charter middle school in Newark. The principal of Discovery Charter School is Dr. Irene Hall and Barbara G. Weiland, whose e-mail is adewey@aol.com. 75 students go to Discovery Charter School and are mostly Hispanic; Black, non-Hispanic; and Asian. 92% of the 75 students here have subsidized lunches. Maria L. Varisco-Rogers Charter School is one of the nearest middle schools.

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Hispanic 83% 83%
Black, non-Hispanic 16% 16%
Asian 10% %
Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 1%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0% 0%
Multiracial 0% 0%
White, non-Hispanic 0% 0%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% 0%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 92% 92%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (8 months ago)

    This school is actually one of the fewest schools in Newark not affiliated with the so controversial One Newark plan and I applaud Discovery leadership for not joining. The standards here is very high and is partly based on the Montessori theory of education. since I transferred my two kids in this school I have the greatest peace of mind that my kids are in the best learning environment that they are working hand in hand with a highly experienced teachers and they are ready for a brighter future in high school and in college. Don't be discouraged by the amount of work you will be surprised how your child will build up his confidence and independence. You will see the difference when your kids interact with kids from other schools and you will be so happy you brought them to discovery charter.

  • (1 year ago)

    Do not put your child in this school. It will sadden their spirit and they will begin to dislike school. Tremendous work over-load..=(. The class work and home work they give these students is ridicules. There is no time for family time or even for self. My child has stayed up 1 to 2 in the morning doing home work. It's just to much. The are no extra curriculum activities for these students. I don't like the conventional set-up. there are no walls just open space while the principle sits up high on a stage and looks down low at the children. just not a good feel when entering.

  • (3 years ago)

    My child has never attended this school but I did apply and from the attitude of the Principle it changed my mind. When I went to fill out an application and the Principle did was not have the attitude of greeting a Parent in a mannersome way. All I was told by the Principle after she looked at the application was there was no room and if my child attends.... It would be a lot of work for him... I don't know what brought this on but I'm a working Parent and there was nothing on that application for her to even think my son couldn't handle her school because thats what I got out ofof it.

  • (4 years ago)

    Ms Hall and Ms Wielande do an outstanding job with the newark children in this charter school. My son had an attention deficet disorder and it was hard for him to stay focused. They work with him and gave him the tools and assistance to succeed. This school has a very unconventional set up but it works because the teachers are focused and make it work. This school is gearing our kids to compete at the highest level at whatever they want 2 do. Some students complained that it was too much work and not enough play Maybe our kids need more work and less play. Enroll urs u wont regret it.

  • (5 years ago)

    My daughter absolutely hated this school when she first started. She complained that it was too much work and not enough play. I told her 2 try it 4 a year and then we would discuss it. I tell u truth as of today there is no other school she rather be. She is learning ALOT and she is enjoying what she learns. I have seen a HUGE difference btw her and her peers who attend reg. public schools. She was part of a team the built a boat and actually tested on a real river being engaged alot of mind challenging activities. No other schools are exposing their kids to what she has already been exposed to. This school is gearing our kids to compete at the highest level at whatever they want 2 do. Enroll urs u wont regret it. Maybe our kids need more work and less play.

  • (5 years ago)

    This school has a very unconventional set up. There are no definite class rooms and some students are secluded and enclosed in makeshift cells with a small desk behind a room divider. I recommend parents thinking about sending their child here to make sure they find out everything about how this school is operated and how the students are treated.

  • (5 years ago)

    I've attended this school when i was attending this dchool i felt like i was being put through hell. The homework amount is very large. But it was worth it now. I attend a private high school thanks to Mrs. Weiland and all of the teachers.

  • (9 years ago)

    discovery charter is a great school. very up close and personal guidance and education.

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