School Details

Princeton Charter School

100 Bunn Drive, Princeton, NJ 08540
(609) 924-0575
10

(out of 10)

Charter Grades K-8 & ungraded 343 students 10 students/teacher (NJ avg is 12)

Test Scores by grade

87%
87%
66%
96%
96%
78%

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
  • Princeton Charter School average
  • New Jersey state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

94%
94%
59%
98%
98%
78%
100%
100%
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
  • Princeton Charter School average
  • New Jersey state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

79%
79%
61%
94%
94%
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
  • Princeton 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
  • Princeton Charter School average
  • New Jersey state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

92%
92%
65%
96%
96%
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
  • Princeton 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
  • Princeton Charter School average
  • New Jersey state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Princeton Charter School is a charter middle school in Princeton Township. The principal of Princeton Charter School is Mr Lawrence Patton and can be contacted at lpatton@princetoncharter.org. 343 children attend Princeton Charter School and identify primarily as White, non-Hispanic; Asian/Pacific Islander; and Black, non-Hispanic. 1% of the 343 students here have subsidized lunches. The student to teacher ratio at Princeton Charter School is 10:1. J Witherspoon Middle School is one of the nearest middle schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Ceramics sculpture
  • Computer arts
  • Drawing painting
  • Orchestra

Languages Taught

  • French
  • Spanish

Sports

  • Basketball
  • Cross country
  • Field hockey
  • Gymnastics
  • Lacrosse
  • P.E. classes
  • Soccer
  • Tennis
  • Yoga

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 58% 58%
Asian/Pacific Islander 33% 33%
Black, non-Hispanic 3% 3%
Hispanic 3% 3%
Asian 29% %
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.9% 1%
Multiracial 0.6% 1%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.3% 0%
Pacific Islander 0.3% 0.3%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 1% 1%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    PCS has an excellent curriculum faculty and staff. The students receive solid education in academic subjects the arts and physical education. Character building and kindness are emphasized. the children are extremely well prepared for high school.

  • (1 year ago)

    Princeton Charter School has been a leader in quality education for over a decade. It's rigorous core curriculum for K-8 students lays a solid foundation for their high school careers. Faculty do not teach for state tests; therefore students get a deeper education. Since the school is small it's a close knit community with school spirit. Every year the lottery results in a large turnout showing that it remains a VERY desirable school.

  • (1 year ago)

    Princeton Charter School is a school that is unique - because a few parents got together some 15 years ago and decided to not accept the status quo any more. They decided to form a school that believed in excellence and were able to implement the principles that defined it. That every child needs to be challenged. They drafted a charter campaigned for it raised money for it and created it. This is this school's unique legacy and is fully reflected in the culture of the school. There is an appreciation of academic rigor and excellence of character an understanding amongst the teachers and staff as to how to bring this about and a Board of Trustees that is committed to its delivery. There also exists an understanding that educating our children requires full involvement of everyone in that school community and this is evidenced by Princeton Charter School's excellent reputation and outstanding results.

  • (1 year ago)

    We are new to the school and we love it! Our oldest is at her second year and teachers had been so helpful with her In many ways to help her adapt in her new school and guide her in how to improve her grades by giving here extra time at reading time or email us with recommendations to follow at home. Our second daughter is new this year to the school and teachers staff and parents had been an amazing help! Love the school! The principal is very helpful as well.

  • (2 years ago)

    Good teachers. Good curriculum. Foreign languages every day is a big plus. Students are worked very hard. The school book says max 25 min per subject. The reality is every evening 30-45 min per subject 4 to 5 different subjects. Not counting test preparation or essays or band participation. Therefore most of the weekday evenings are fully booked at the tune of 3 to 4 hours. Sample schedule Bus arrives home around 4 15pm rush for some quick meal and bathroom stop then full work load from 5pm to 9pm (many times extending past 10pm). Day after day relentless. There appear to be lack of schedule coordination for different subject tests. For example my child had 4 (FOUR) different significant tests scheduled on THE SAME DAY. Due to the high volume of homework there is no longer any time available for evening sports. Saturday had become a full workday for us trying to catch up with unfinished homework from the past week. The lunch quality is poor.

  • (4 years ago)

    My three children attended the Princeton Charter School and they all profited from the experience. Perhaps I should say that the school is challenging and my kids (and I) struggled at times with the homework. But PCS supported them even providing summer study. The administration pays great attention to the curriculum and fundamentals like math and English are augmented by excellent chess music and art offerings. This public school is equal in every way to the excellent private schools in the area. My children graduated from eighth grade with training that put them ahead of their peers at high school. I was lucky to find such an excellent school for my children.

  • (5 years ago)

    very academic and competitive school.Dedicated teachers.Curriculums are excellent.

  • (5 years ago)

    Highly competitive academic nurturing environment. Teachers willing to devote any extra time to students. Majority come out prepared for advanced high school courses.

  • (5 years ago)

    http //www.greatschools.org/new-jersey/princeton/3358-Princeton-Charter-School/#Enter your review here The Princeton Charter schools is one of the worst schools I know of. Students are worked too hard and given too much homework. It is also very poorly staffed.

  • (6 years ago)

    Excellent middle and elementary school. Charter teaches you a lot before heading into high school. It prepares very academically. Mainly why most kids coming out of PCS go into advance placement classes in highgh. But absolutely outsstanding school

  • (8 years ago)

    Small diverse school community with challenging work environment. Dedicated faculty staff and parent group. Introduction of French language in kindergarten. Chess club and other extra-curriculars available. Beautiful campus that brings lower and upper school together.

  • (8 years ago)

    Academically challenging in a nurturing environment. Highly committed faculty and parent community

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