School Details

Ark Community Charter School

762 River St, Troy, NY 12180
(518) 274-6312
5

(out of 10)

Charter Grades K-6 201 students 12 students/teacher (NY avg is 13)

Test Scores by grade

3%
9%
31%
3%
12%
34%

New York State Assessments (NYSA)

In 2011-2012 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. The results for English language arts and math are displayed on GreatSchools profiles and the science results will be added when they are released in the Fall of 2013. 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 meet or exceed grade-level standards on the tests.
  • This school in 2013
  • Troy City School District average
  • New York state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

13%
8%
30%
8%
12%
36%

New York State Assessments (NYSA)

In 2011-2012 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. The results for English language arts and math are displayed on GreatSchools profiles and the science results will be added when they are released in the Fall of 2013. 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 meet or exceed grade-level standards on the tests.
  • This school in 2013
  • Troy City School District average
  • New York state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

11%
15%
30%
11%
10%
30%

New York State Assessments (NYSA)

In 2011-2012 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. The results for English language arts and math are displayed on GreatSchools profiles and the science results will be added when they are released in the Fall of 2013. 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 meet or exceed grade-level standards on the tests.
  • This school in 2013
  • Troy City School District average
  • New York state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

0%
10%
30%
6%
12%
31%

New York State Assessments (NYSA)

In 2011-2012 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. The results for English language arts and math are displayed on GreatSchools profiles and the science results will be added when they are released in the Fall of 2013. 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 meet or exceed grade-level standards on the tests.
  • This school in 2013
  • Troy City School District average
  • New York state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Ark Community Charter School is a charter elementary school in Troy. The principal of Ark Community Charter School is MS. MARY THERESA STRECK, who can be contacted at mstreck@arkcharter.org. 201 students go to Ark Community Charter School and identify as Multiracial; Black, non-Hispanic; and Hispanic. 8% of the Ark Community Charter School students are "limited in English proficiency." 90% of the 201 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at Ark Community Charter School is 12:1. Ps 2 is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Multiracial 8% %
Black, non-Hispanic 52% 32%
Hispanic 28% 11%
White, non-Hispanic 11% 53%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0% 0.2%
Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 1%
Asian 0% %
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 90% 57%
Limited English proficiency 8% 2%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (4 years ago)

    my son has been going to this school since kindergarted and he is in the 4th grade. He is doing well so far they have an after school program called the Sage literacy program and they also have other after school programs to keep them occupied and learning. There is a zero tolerance on bullying. The teachers and staff are kind and are there for the kids.

  • (7 years ago)

    My son has been a student at the Ark for a few years. Originally I chose to send him to this school because it was safer than sending him to our zone school which is School 2. Now although he is comfortable here I am not so sure this is the school for him. The work he brings home is very easy and I'm afraid he isn't being challenged. Not to take anything away from faculty and staff they are all very nice and seem to care about the welfare of our children but isn't challenging them and preparing them for the real world part of loving them and preparing them for future success?

  • (9 years ago)

    My child did not start school at the ARK until after school had begun. However the teachers there made his transition very smooth. They were very attentive and went out of their way to make him feel welcome. Which as a parent I truly appreciated. I saw an immediate difference in his attitude regarding wanting to go to school. He loves the ARK he enjoys going to school and is excited in the evening to tell me about his day. His teachers (Kindergarten) have captured his interest and he has begun to 'like' to learn. If the rest of his years at the ARK are as positive as this first year has been then I am sure he will have a very successful elementary school experience.

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