Hoboken Charter School

Hoboken Charter School is a K-12 charter school in Hoboken, in Hudson County, New Jersey, United States.

Hoboken Charter School
K-8: 713 Washington Street
9-12: 360 First Street, 2nd Floor

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United States
Coordinates40°44′43″N 74°01′42″W / 40.745268471457074°N 74.02836363132312°W / 40.745268471457074; -74.02836363132312
TypePublic charter school
EstablishedJanuary 15, 1997; 26 years ago (1997-01-15)
NCES School ID340003200302[1]
PrincipalElizabeth Palma (K-8)
Joanna Weintraub (9-12)
Faculty28.2 FTEs[1]
Enrollment298 (as of 2021–22)[1]
Student to teacher ratio10.6:1[1]
Color(s)  Red and
Athletics conferenceIndependent
Team nameCougars[2]

As of the 2021–22 school year, the school had an enrollment of 298 students and 28.2 classroom teachers (on an FTE basis), for a student–teacher ratio of 10.6:1. There were 58 students (19.5% of enrollment) eligible for free lunch and 7 (2.3% of students) eligible for reduced-cost lunch.[1]

History Edit

On January 15, 1997, Leo Klagholz, the New Jersey Commissioner of Education, enacted the school's charter.[3] The school opened in 1997 with classes in the Demarest Building and had its charter extended for five years in 2001.[4] In 2010, the school moved its K-8 students into the former Academy of the Sacred Heart building.[5]

In 2012, the K-8 building was hit by a fire categorized as three alarm; it would be unavailable until September 2013.[6] The former St. Anne's School (of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Newark) in Jersey City Heights was the temporary class location.[7] Additionally Hurricane Sandy in late 2012 had disrupted operations of the school.[8]

In 2013 Arne Duncan, U.S. Secretary of Education in the Obama administration, released a YouTube video praising the school.[8]

Athletics Edit

The Hoboken Charter High School Cougars[2] compete independently in interscholastic sports under the supervision of the New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association (NJSIAA).[9]

References Edit

  1. ^ a b c d e School data for Hoboken Charter School, National Center for Education Statistics. Accessed December 1, 2022.
  2. ^ a b c Hoboken Charter High School, New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association. Accessed October 20, 2020.
  3. ^ "History". Hoboken Charter School. Retrieved June 24, 2020.
  4. ^ "Four years in Hoboken Charter School achieves goals despite many challenges", The Hudson Reporter, December 7, 2001. Accessed April 5, 2022. "In the mile square city, the Hoboken Charter School (HCS), a preK-12 school, has entered its fourth year of operation. It’s one of the original 17 charter schools in the state, and the school’s coordinators said this week that in their first four years, the successes far outweighed the challenges.... This week the state Department of Education was at the HCS and extended its charter for an additional five years.... The school opened its doors in 1997 after parents who wanted an alternative to Hoboken’s public schools began meeting to put it together."
  5. ^ Moses, Claire (April 13, 2020). "Hoboken Charter School Finds New Home". Hoboken Patch. Retrieved June 24, 2020.
  6. ^ Hack, Charles (September 12, 2012). "Fire-damaged Hoboken Charter School building unlikely to reopen this school year". The Jersey Journal. Retrieved June 24, 2020.
  7. ^ Thorbourne, Ken (September 13, 2012). "Fire-devastated Hoboken Charter School to reopen in Jersey City Heights". The Jersey Journal. Retrieved June 24, 2020.
  8. ^ a b Hack, Charles (May 30, 2013). "Fire-stricken charter school in Hoboken receives praise from Obama administration". The Jersey Journal. Retrieved June 24, 2020.
  9. ^ League & Conference Officers/Affiliated Schools 2020-2021, New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association. Accessed October 20, 2020.

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