One day, our nation will know Newark, New Jersey, as a city of world-class public education.
The mission of TEAM Charter Schools is to create a network of schools in Newark, New Jersey, that instill in their students the desire and ability to succeed in college, in order to change the world.
Six Essential Questions
A school with great test scores but high student attrition is not a great KIPP school. It's not a healthy KIPP school. Test scores are like vital signs - they can't by themselves tell you that a school is healthy, but they can tell you it's sick, so we define a school by several measures beyond academics: (Please note: NPS (Newark Public Schools); NJ (New Jersey) Learn more in our 2012 Annual Report »
(NPS: 53%, 38%, respectively)
12.9%: Percentage of student body with special needs
86.1%: Percentage who qualify
for free/reduced meals
Student retention: 92.4%
Attrition = students who left at any time of year, including summer
While we can't yet say how many of TEAM's students finish college, 81% have matriculated (the oldest class are currently college juniors).
|Teacher Retention||Comparable Teacher Retention|
|82%: TEAM Schools||80%: Schools in low-income areas|
|Roughly half of attrition is voluntary||87.1%: US average|
TEAM does more with less – sending 81% of our students off to college - and is planning to break even on public funding by 2017.
"This institution has created the beginnings of a revolution... I know in my heart over the next five to seven years in Newark, we're going to hit this powerful tipping point where the majority of our children are not in good schools, are not in great schools, but are in the best schools in the country. And this is one of them." - Mayor Booker