Amber Charter School East Harlem

Summary:

Amber Charter School East Harlem is a public charter elementary school serving 450 students in grades K-5 in the diverse East Harlem neighborhood of New York City. The school has a majority Hispanic (67.26%) and African American (29.17%) student population and has maintained a 3-star rating from SchoolDigger, ranking in the middle of New York elementary schools.

Amber Charter School East Harlem has shown strong academic performance, particularly in math, with 3rd-grade students outperforming the state average in math proficiency (68.33% vs 53.68%). However, the school's performance in English Language Arts has been more mixed, with 3rd-5th grade students performing slightly below the state average. The school has demonstrated strong performance for certain student subgroups, with Hispanic students and special education students ranking in the top 25% of New York elementary schools. In contrast, the school's performance for male students and homeless students has been lower, ranking in the bottom 50% of schools. Despite these challenges, Amber Charter School East Harlem has a relatively high per-student spending of $19,567, which is significantly higher than the nearby Ps 38 Roberto Clemente and Lexington Academy (The), which have significantly lower proficiency rates.

Amber Charter School East Harlem serves a diverse student population, with a more racially diverse student body compared to the nearby traditional public schools, which tend to have higher concentrations of Hispanic and African American students. Additionally, the school serves a high-needs population, with over 90% of students qualifying for free or reduced-price lunch, suggesting the school is effectively supporting students from low-income backgrounds. However, the school's performance has fluctuated over the years, with its SchoolDigger ranking ranging from 507 to 1,316 out of over 2,400 New York elementary schools, indicating potential opportunities for continued improvement and further analysis of the school's practices and strategies.


Detail:

Public, Charter K-5

 220 E 106th St
       New York, NY  10029-4020


(212) 534-9667

District: Amber Charter School East Harlem

SchoolDigger Rank:
1128th of 2,439 New York Elementary Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $19,567 Help


Student/teacher ratio:  12.9 Help
Number of students:  336

Racial breakdown:

Hispanic:
67.3%
African American:
29.2%
White:
1.8%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  90.2% Help


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Performance Trends
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Compare Details Amber Charter School East Harlem ranks better than 53.8% of elementary schools in New York. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 51.16. (See more...)
Student Body
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Compare Details Racial makeup is: Hispanic (67.3%), African American (29.2%), White (1.8%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 90.2% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Amber Charter School East Harlem is 12.9. (See more...)
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Amber Charter School East Harlem is $19,567.
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

Amber Charter School East Harlem:

SchoolDigger ranks Amber Charter School East Harlem 1128th of 2439 New York public elementary schools. (See Amber Charter School East Harlem in the ranking list.)

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Amber Charter School East Harlem:

SchoolDigger ranks Amber Charter School East Harlem 454th of 866 New York school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Amber Charter School East Harlem

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Rank History for all students at Amber Charter School East Harlem

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools NY State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2006 21.90 1857th 2206 15.8%
2007 35.29 1640th 2219 26.1%
2008 13.54 2023rd 2227 9.2%
2009 70.87 678th 2257 70.0%
2010 53.64 1201st 2263 46.9%
2011 72.12 620th 2286 72.9%
2012 55.18 1176th 2320 49.3%
2013 54.45 998th 2325 57.1%
2014 61.45 854th 2345 63.6%
2015 61.70 853rd 2352 63.7%
2016 56.37 1003rd 2366 57.6%
2017 62.56 851st 2386 64.3%
2018 75.35 507th 2395 78.8%
2019 68.39 696th 2413 71.2%
2021 61.32 825th 2201 62.5%
2022 44.64 1316th 2434 45.9%
2023 51.16 1128th 2439 53.8%
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Rank History for English Language Learner students at Amber Charter School East Harlem

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools NY State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2022 44.52 470th 1027 54.2%
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Rank History for Special Education students at Amber Charter School East Harlem

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools NY State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 74.75 254th 1941 86.9%
2019 67.23 324th 1859 82.6%
2021 59.39 314th 1044 69.9%
2022 73.09 304th 2031 85.0%
2023 71.36 354th 2016 82.4%
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Rank History for Low Socio Economic Status students at Amber Charter School East Harlem

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools NY State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 82.10 221st 2045 89.2%
2019 75.16 371st 2032 81.7%
2022 56.00 772nd 2099 63.2%
2023 62.51 607th 2041 70.3%
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Rank History for Homeless students at Amber Charter School East Harlem

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools NY State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 77.50 103rd 730 85.9%
2022 45.48 302nd 622 51.4%
2023 38.48 380th 637 40.3%
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Rank History for Female students at Amber Charter School East Harlem

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools NY State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 75.86 471st 2338 79.9%
2019 73.08 566th 2357 76.0%
2021 69.46 523rd 1955 73.2%
2022 48.05 1223rd 2401 49.1%
2023 57.55 961st 2403 60.0%
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Rank History for Male students at Amber Charter School East Harlem

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools NY State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 73.02 550th 2340 76.5%
2019 62.10 824th 2358 65.1%
2021 38.39 1255th 1961 36.0%
2022 41.73 1407th 2400 41.4%
2023 43.16 1329th 2400 44.6%
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Rank History for Hispanic students at Amber Charter School East Harlem

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools NY State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 87.05 100th 1392 92.8%
2019 81.28 168th 1315 87.2%
2022 58.89 520th 1503 65.4%
2023 67.27 360th 1429 74.8%
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Data source: test scores: NY State Education Department, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

As you review the school rankings data, please be aware that some of the information from certain demographics is missing. The reason for this omission is that the data has been redacted from the source data itself due to low population samples in these specific demographic groups.

Redacting data from low population samples is a necessary step to ensure the reliability and accuracy of the results, as small sample sizes may not be representative of the broader population. Additionally, this measure helps protect the privacy of individuals belonging to these demographic groups.

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by a parent
Monday, April 9, 2018

Open Quote Amber is a great school! This is my son's 2nd year there. He is not one to open up with strangers and usually very introverted. However, his teachers from Kindergarten and 1st grade are wonderful with getting him to come out of his shell. Also the admin. staff is wonderful with making him feel welcome and engaged. He is a bright student that makes the honor roll every marking period. Close Quote



Enrollment information for Amber Charter School East Harlem

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
2004 0 196 0 38 0 n/a n/a 0 234
2005 0 247 0 44 0 n/a n/a 0 291
2006 0 268 0 74 0 n/a n/a 0 342
2007 0 257 0 102 0 n/a n/a 1 360
2008 3 240 1 122 1 n/a n/a 0 367
2009 4 202 1 134 3 n/a n/a 10 354
2010 1 188 4 178 0 n/a n/a 28 399
2011 1 171 7 222 6 0 26 0 433
2012 1 160 6 271 4 1 0 0 443
2013 0 173 6 288 4 2 1 0 474
2014 1 163 7 311 4 0 0 0 486
2015 5 154 6 329 3 0 0 0 497
2016 4 162 4 308 2 0 0 0 480
2017 5 173 6 310 1 1 1 0 497
2018 7 154 8 322 1 1 2 0 495
2019 9 157 9 348 1 1 1 0 526
2020 11 148 8 325 1 1 3 0 497
2021 13 138 5 328 1 1 3 0 489
2022 8 115 6 264 1 1 1 0 396
2023 6 98 3 226 1 0 2 0 336

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Enrollment/Ethnicity

For more information about how the Department of Education defines ethnicity, see Defining Race and Ethnicity Data, National Center for Education Statistics

Students eligible for free or discounted lunch at Amber Charter School East Harlem

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2004 234 n/a n/a n/a
2005 291 20.0 14.6 71.8
2006 342 19.0 18.0 87.1
2007 360 20.0 18.0 87.5
2008 367 19.0 19.3 81.7
2009 354 27.0 13.1 88.7
2010 399 28.0 14.2 91.1
2011 433 27.0 16.0 83.1
2012 443 26.0 17.0 60.7
2013 474 29.0 16.3 78.5
2014 486 29.0 16.7 61.1
2015 497 27.0 18.4 83.9
2016 480 26.0 18.4 n/a
2017 497 27.0 18.3 85.9
2018 495 28.0 17.6 99.4
2019 526 27.0 19.4 77.2
2020 497 27.0 18.4 81.7
2021 489 30.0 16.3 89.4
2022 396 34.5 11.4 85.4
2023 336 26.0 12.9 90.2

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Students eligible for discounted/free lunch:

The National School Lunch Program (NSLP) provides low-cost or free meals to students in U.S. public and nonprofit private schools based on household income. Those with incomes below 130% of the poverty line receive free lunch, while those between 130% and 185% qualify for reduced-price lunch. The percentage of students receiving free or reduced-price lunch serves as a marker for poverty, as it reflects the socioeconomic status of families in a given school or district. A higher FRPL rate typically indicates a higher concentration of low-income families, suggesting that the school or district may face additional challenges in providing adequate resources and support for student success.

Student/Teacher Ratio Amber Charter School East Harlem

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2004 234 n/a n/a n/a
2005 291 20.0 14.6 71.8
2006 342 19.0 18.0 87.1
2007 360 20.0 18.0 87.5
2008 367 19.0 19.3 81.7
2009 354 27.0 13.1 88.7
2010 399 28.0 14.2 91.1
2011 433 27.0 16.0 83.1
2012 443 26.0 17.0 60.7
2013 474 29.0 16.3 78.5
2014 486 29.0 16.7 61.1
2015 497 27.0 18.4 83.9
2016 480 26.0 18.4 n/a
2017 497 27.0 18.3 85.9
2018 495 28.0 17.6 99.4
2019 526 27.0 19.4 77.2
2020 497 27.0 18.4 81.7
2021 489 30.0 16.3 89.4
2022 396 34.5 11.4 85.4
2023 336 26.0 12.9 90.2

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Student-Teacher Ratio

Student/teacher ratio is calculated by dividing the total number of students by the total number of full-time equivalent teachers. Please note that a smaller student/teacher ratio does not necessarily translate to smaller class size. In some instances, schools hire teachers part time, and some teachers are hired for specialized instruction with very small class sizes. These and other factors contribute to the student/teacher ratio. Note: For private schools, Student/teacher ratio may not include Pre-Kindergarten.
Finances

Per Pupil Expenditures for Amber Charter School East Harlem

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2019 $631 (4.3%) $13,952 (95.7%) $14,583
2020 $903 (6.3%) $13,431 (93.7%) $14,334
2021 $1,145 (7.0%) $15,323 (93.0%) $16,468
2022 $4,513 (24.6%) $13,857 (75.4%) $18,370
2023 $4,299 (22.0%) $15,269 (78.0%) $19,567

Data source: New York Department of Education
Pre and Post Pandemic Data

Impact of COVID-19 on Amber Charter School East Harlem

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Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Ranks 696th of 2413 Elementary schoolsRanks 1128th of 2439 Elementary schools
 17.4%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
3rd Grade English Language Arts (Amber Charter School East Harlem)5943.3
 15.7%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts (New York)5244.9
 7.1%
3rd Grade Math (Amber Charter School East Harlem)5068.3
 18.3%
   3rd Grade Math (New York)5453.7
 0.3%
4th Grade English Language Arts (Amber Charter School East Harlem)9245.9
 46.1%
   4th Grade English Language Arts (New York)4848.8
 0.8%
4th Grade Math (Amber Charter School East Harlem)8843.3
 44.7%
   4th Grade Math (New York)5053.9
 3.8%
5th Grade English Language Arts (Amber Charter School East Harlem)5547.7
 7.3%
   5th Grade English Language Arts (New York)3845.1
 7.1%
5th Grade Math (Amber Charter School East Harlem)3647.6
 11.6%
   5th Grade Math (New York)4649.7
 3.7%

Student Body

Number of students
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Number of students
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Total Students526336
 36.1%
African American15798
 37.6%
American Indian11
Asian93
 66.7%
Hispanic348226
 35.1%
Pacific Islander10
 100%
White96
 33.3%
Two or More Races12
 100%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients77.2%90.2%
 13%


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Students at Amber Charter School East Harlem are 67% Hispanic, 29% African American, 2% White.

In the 2022-23 school year, 336 students attended Amber Charter School East Harlem.

Amber Charter School East Harlem ranks 1128th of 2439 New York elementary schools. SchoolDigger rates this school 3 stars out of 5.


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