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About This School

Tekoa Academy of Accelerated Studies - Orange is a charter elementary school in Orange. The principal of Tekoa Academy of Accelerated Studies - Orange is Dr Paula Richardson and can be contacted at prichardson@tekoacharterschool.org. 100 children attend Tekoa Academy of Accelerated Studies - Orange and identify mostly as Hispanic; Black, non-Hispanic; and White, non-Hispanic. 92% of the 100 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at Tekoa Academy of Accelerated Studies - Orange is 5:1. St. Mary Catholic School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Extracurricular Activities

  • Sports

    • P.E. classes

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Hispanic 7% 6%
Black, non-Hispanic 64% 90%
White, non-Hispanic 28% 3%
Native American or Native Alaskan 1% 0.3%
Multiracial 0% %
Asian 0% %
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 92% 94%

Community Rating & Reviews

  • (7 months ago)

    This is a very small school and is in a much better location that it was previously located. Our teacher is always available to answer any question or concern we may have. My child greatly enjoys his days at Tekoa and no longer feels overwhelmed in an overcrowded school. The director on campus is attentive and willing to arrange services to ensure that students are reaching their academic potential.

  • (7 months ago)

    My grandson attended Tekoa Orange for 4 months. During this time he screamed and begged to not be brought to school he was 4. We soon learned the "teacher" hit PREK kids with a "whipping stick" and allowed bullying to run rampant. The teacher was the biggest bully. I would NOT recommend sending ANY child to this school it is horrible.

  • (5 years ago)

    I started my son with Tekoa during the 3rd six weeks. I noticed a complete turn around with his attitude toward school. Tekoa teaches a child to have respect for themselves as well as others and promotes self esteem which is greatly needed in the world today. the teachers or caring and continually keep you informed about your child's progress. The teachers work with the parents to create a team effort for learning with your child. the classes are smaller and give more detailed attention to your child. I have recommended this school to other family members for their children and they are also sending their children for this incoming year. I only wish I had started my son at the beginning of the year last year. I am looking forward to the new year.

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