Maria L. Varisco-Rogers Charter School


The Maria L. Varisco-Rogers Charter School is the sole school in the Maria L. Varisco-Rogers Charter School District, serving grades K-8 in Newark, New Jersey. This public charter school stands out for its strong academic performance in English Language Arts, diverse student population, and the significant economic challenges faced by its student body.

The Maria Varisco Rogers Charter School has consistently higher proficiency rates on the New Jersey Student Learning Assessments (NJSLA) in English Language Arts compared to the state average, with up to 75.4% of 8th-grade students meeting or exceeding proficiency. However, the school faces challenges in mathematics, with proficiency rates ranging from 0% to 50.9% across grade levels. The school's diverse student population is 94.38% Hispanic, 4.22% African American, and smaller percentages of other racial/ethnic groups, reflecting the diversity of the Newark community.

Despite the school's academic strengths, it serves a student population with significant economic needs, with 79.96% of students qualifying for free or reduced-price lunch. This high rate of economic disadvantage may impact the school's resources and the support required for its students. While the school's ranking among New Jersey elementary schools has remained relatively stable in the bottom half of the state, the Maria L. Varisco-Rogers Charter School District is committed to continuous improvement and addressing the unique needs of its diverse student population.

District Detail

 18 Heller Parkway
Newark, NJ 07104

 (973) 481-9001

SchoolDigger Rank:
396th of 615 New Jersey districts

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Grades served: K-8
Students: 569

Primary Schools: 1
Middle Schools: 0
High Schools: 0
Alternative Schools: 0
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