NJ Charter School Research Reports

New Jersey Charter Schools:  A Data Driven View

 

Charter School and Host District Demographic Comparisons

Nine SUBURBAN districts with largest number of charter students:

Suburban Districts - Free Lunch Eligible Students

Suburban Districts - Limited English Proficient

Suburban Districts – Special Education

Nine URBAN districts with largest number of charter students:

Urban Districts - Free Lunch Eligible Students

Urban Districts - Limited English Proficient

Urban Districts – Special Education

Data for individual districts:
Camden
Hoboken
Jersey City
Newark
Paterson
Plainfield
Trenton
Clifton City
East Brunswick
Florence
Franklin Township
Gloucester
Morristown Area
North Warren
Princeton
Teaneck
Willingboro

NOTES:

1. Free Lunch and Free or Reduced Price Lunch eligibility are proxy measures for economic disadvantage. Students who qualify for Free Lunch live in households with incomes below 130% of the poverty line. In 2013-14, 130% of the poverty line equaled an annual income of $31,005 for a family of four. Reduced Price Lunch students’ households have incomes of 131% to 185% of the poverty line. In 2013-14, 185% of the poverty line equaled an annual income of $44,123 for a family of four (see: http://www.fns.usda.gov/school-meals/income-eligibility-guidelines). FRPL refers to students who qualify for either Free or Reduced Price Lunch. Limited English Proficient students do not speak English as their primary language, and therefore may qualify for special instructional services (see: http://www.lep.gov/faqs/faqs.html). Free or Reduced Price Lunch status and Limited English Proficient status are used to calculate state aid for schools under New Jersey’s School Funding Re-form Act, in recognition of the additional services that economically disadvantaged and Limited English Proficient children may require (see: http://www.edlawcenter.org/issues/school-funding.html).

2. For a complete discussion of special education methodology, please see Appendix B of the report. Abbreviations used for the special education eligibility categories:

AUT: Autism
DB: Deaf Blindness
EMN: Emotional Disturbance
HI: Hearing Impairment
MD: Multiple Disabilities
ID: Intellectual Disability
OHI: Other Health Impairment
OI: Orthopedic Impairments
SLD: Specific Learning Disability
SPL: Speech or Language Impairment
TBI: Traumatic Brain Injury
VI: Visual Impairment

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