Newark Charter School
 Date updated - Summer 2018
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District: Newark Charter School Telephone: (302) 369-2001
Address: 2001 Patriot Way, Newark DE 19711 Web: Newark Charter School Page
Principal: Gregory Meece Title IX Coordinator: Cindy Coyne
School Demographics
Fall Enrollment

2016-172017-18
Kindergarten191190
Grade 1190189
Grade 2190190
Grade 3190191
Grade 4190190
Grade 5192191
Grade 6192190
Grade 7190191
Grade 8169191
Grade 9162175
Grade 10155155
Grade 11158155
Grade 12153156
Total2,3222,354


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School Promotion by Grade

2016-17
Kindergarten97.4%
Grade 199.5%
Grade 2100.0%
Grade 3100.0%
Grade 4100.0%
Grade 5100.0%
Grade 6100.0%
Grade 7100.0%
Grade 8100.0%
Grade 9100.0%
Grade 10100.0%
Grade 11100.0%
Grade 12100.0%


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Enrollment by Race/Ethnicity

2016-172017-18
African American10.7%11.1%
American Indian0.3%0.3%
Asian13.1%13.5%
Hispanic/Latino5.2%5.1%
White64.9%64.1%
Multi-Racial5.8%5.9%


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Other Student Characteristics

2017-18
English Language Learner4.2%
Low Income8.4%
Special Education7.1%
Enrolled for Full Year100.0%


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Recently Arrived ELL Students

2017-18
Number of Students Not Tested on ELA Assessment0


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Class Size (Percentage by Range) (2017-18)
* Elementary and special schools provide their own class size data

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School Finances


District Expenditure per Pupil (2016-17)

$11,112

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District Sources of Revenue (2016-17)

Percent District Allocation of Current Expenses by Category (2016-17)




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Exemplary Programs
Newark Charter School, serving 2,358 students in grades Kindergarten through 12th, provides its families with exemplary programs in academics, extracurricular activities, the arts, and athletics. Our community of educators, families and students value scholarship, decorum and creativity. NCS offers an educational option within the public school system for families and students seeking a strong academic program that invites and encourages family involvement in a child's education. As important as what the school provides is how the school operates. Newark Charter School utilizes authentic shared decision making and site-based management in all aspects of the school. There is a high level of parent involvement and teachers are given greater autonomy in their classrooms. The school is held accountable for results. Parents are surveyed regularly to determine their level of satisfaction with the school as well as to obtain input.

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Curriculum Highlights
The K through 8th grade curriculum of Newark Charter School is a challenging combination of the Core Knowledge scope and sequence, developed by the Core Knowledge Foundation, the Common Core State Standards; and the State of Delaware's Content Standards. The curriculum framework identifies grade-specific content to be studied, and it is a logical complement to the Content Standards. At the High School level, NCS is the first Delaware school to offer the Advanced Placement (AP) Capstone Diploma Program supported by the College Board. Academic and career pathways are provided in Computer Science, Engineering, Biotechnology, Business and Global Studies/Leadership in addition to a comprehensive program in the fine and performing arts. As the core of its Engineering Pathway, NCS is one of 7 Delaware high schools to implement Project Lead the Way, a hands-on STEM curriculum that encourages the development of problem-solving skills, critical thinking, creative and innovative reasoning.

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