School Details

The Barack Obama Green Charter High School

35 Watchung Ave, Plainfield, NJ 07060
(877) 643-4064
3

(out of 10)

Charter Grades 9-11 240 students Unknown students/teacher

Test Scores by grade

95%
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64%
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80%

High School Proficiency Assessment (HSPA)

In 2011-2012 New Jersey used the High School Proficiency Assessment (HSPA) to test students in grade 11 in language arts literacy and math. The HSPA 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. Students are required to pass the HSPA in order to graduate. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.
  • This school in 2013
  • The Barack Obama Green Ch High School average
  • New Jersey state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

32%
32%
58%

New Jersey Biology Competency Test (NJBCT)

In 2011-2012 New Jersey used the New Jersey Biology Competency Test (NJBCT) to assess high school students in Biology. The New Jersey Biology Competency Test (NJBCT) is standards-based, which means it
  • This school in 2013
  • The Barack Obama Green Ch High School average
  • New Jersey state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

The Barack Obama Green Charter High School is a charter high school in Plainfield. The principal of The Barack Obama Green Charter High School is Mr. Steven King, whose e-mail is Steven.king@obamagreenhigh.com. 240 children attend The Barack Obama Green Charter High School and identify primarily as Black, non-Hispanic; Hispanic; and Asian/Pacific Islander. 78% of the 240 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. Plainfield High School is one of the nearest high schools.

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Black, non-Hispanic 59% 59%
Hispanic 38% 38%
Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 2%
Asian 1.0% %
Multiracial 0.6% 1%
White, non-Hispanic 0.6% 1%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0% 0%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% 0%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 78% 78%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (12 months ago)

    The focused and specialized learning curriculum at the school has really helped students to prepare for higher education. The result from the first graduating class of 2013 has been 100% graduation and 100% college acceptance. The teachers are caring and attentive and the administration are committed to the goal of providing a top notch learning experince and education for the students of Plainfield.

  • (12 months ago)

    This school has great faculty and staff. They work with students in small groups to improve student learning.

  • (1 year ago)

    The Barack Obama Green Charter High School has proven to the community what they had promised to make the difference. I am a community member and I has seen their growth and proven success. All students after graduation have a 100% admissions rate at competitive colleges. The faculty knows well their students therefore their instruction is individualized. They have a challenging curriculum that is combined with community service learning. They apply in their community what they learn in the classroom. Also I am very impressed how their students take so much pride of their work and have identified themselves with the school. This is a school that is focused in college readiness as well as developing the students responsiveness towards the environment.

  • (1 year ago)

    This school is excellent...we are soo happy for Plainfield. 1st graduating class with 100% graduation all students of color!!!

  • (2 years ago)

    While I feel the STEM program is a strong academic program and the teachers really strive to teach the kids the administration of this school leaves a lot to be desired. There is no direct communication from the school or at the very least it is so limited it is almost like no communication. They have taken the students on school trips and off school property on several occassions without notification to parents. It's very hard to actually speak with a live person as their automated system is not very user friendly. I must say they do have a variety of clubs and extra curricular activities but parent involvement almost non-existant since there is no longer a PTO operating. They feel they do not have to inform the parents of any decisions the make i.e. they relocated school locations changed the starting time to the school day yet never sent any notice home to advise the parents They also have a tendency to notify you by robo auto calls regarding activities at the school the day before or day of that something is going on. I can just no longer deal with these inconsistencies. Both me and my child deserve better and plan on making it happen real soon.

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