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Kearny, New Jersey
Charters County
Hudson Arts and Science Charter School
Hudson Arts and Science Charter School is a public school located in Kearny, New Jersey with 679 students in grades KG-7.
Highlights
Rigorous curriculum with digital components in core subjects, STEAM education, and Balanced Literacy in the lower grades
Technology integration into the curriculum via 1:1 iPad or chromebook implementation, Kindles, LMS, and educational apps
Awards

Our Middle School Science Olympiad team won a third-place finish at the 2019 North New Jersey Science Olympiad Competition.

Location
131 Midland Avenue
Kearny, NJ 07032
Contact
Principal: Ms. Marjorie Marenco
201-773-9140
mmarenco@hudsoncharter.org
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Grades
KG-7
White 20%
Black 6%
Asian 4%
Hispanic 68%
American Indian or Native Alaskan 1%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0%
Multiracial 1%
School size
679
students
Female 52.1%
Male 47.9%
Economically disadvantaged students 63%
Students with disabilities 7%
English learners 6%
Homeless students 0%
Students in foster care 0%
Military-connected students 0%
Migrant students 0%
Students by grade
Average number of students per grade
85
Grade Percent of total students Students
Kindergarten 17%
116
1st Grade 16%
109
2nd Grade 12%
81
3rd Grade 14%
95
4th Grade 11%
72
5th Grade 11%
74
6th Grade 10%
68
7th Grade 9%
64
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English & language arts proficiency
44%
of students

Math proficiency
44%
of students

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Crime per 100 students
0.7
Incidents per year
Violence 3
Weapons 0
Vandalism 1
Substances 0
Harassment, intimidation, and bullying 1
Total incidents 5
Percent of students absent fewer than 10 days
90%
Days absent Percent of students
0 days 10%
1 to 5 days 59%
6 to 10 days 21%
11 to 15 days 8%
Over 15 days 2%
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Spanish 54.6%
English 25.0%
Portuguese 10.3%
Other 5.9%
Arabic 2.9%
Turkish 1.2%
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Learn more about Hudson Arts and Science Charter School.

Mission

Academic achievement, digital learning, co-curricular programs, and community involvement are the four tenets that make up the mission and vision of Hudson ASCS. Through challenging, project-based learning experiences, core competencies are learned and evidenced by students. STEAM challenges students to not only learn the content standards, but also to apply this new knowledge of 21st century skills and discoveries to tackle evolving real-world challenges.

Academics

A curriculum is designed around each grade level and subject. Unit Plans and Lesson Plans are created to fit the sequence and scope of each curriculum. The big idea, essential questions, topical questions, desired outcomes, anticipated misconceptions, primary texts, supplemental resources, and performance assessment tasks are addressed purposefully in relation to the common core standards. All textbooks are made available online.

Clubs

Clubs: Robotics, Choir, Newspaper and Yoga

Programs

Tutoring services are offered in both Math and English.

Teachers

Teachers receive ongoing support from content area coaches throughout weekly coaching sessions and Professional Learning Communities (PLCs). Professional development sessions are offered in a 2-week Summer Institute that is prepared and facilitated by program directors and content area coaches. 2 full-day professional development trainings are also offered throughout the school year. In collaboration with Rutgers, teachers moreover receive support through the School Systems Improvement Project.

Supports

Hudson ASCS ensures that all learners are able to access the materials that they are being taught by providing free tutorials and support programs that are personalized to the learner’s needs. At Hudson ASCS, the learning environment considers the needs of all learners and provides adequate resources and facilities for each child that it serves. Specific personnel are in place for ELLs and students with special needs. Reading programs are offered through the integration of Kindles.

Health

Health classes are offered to students for one marking period, with physical education classes offered during the rest of the school year. The school nurse works in collaboration with the Health teacher in preparing materials for learning. Breakfast options are available each day. A free breakfast is provided to all students on testing days. Recess is available for students in grades K-2.

Parents

Hudson ASCS recognizes the school as an anchor in the community. With its active PTO, Hudson ASCS organizes dress down days to raise money for nonprofit organizations, Thanksgiving food drive, and parental gatherings that serve as the grounding mechanism promoting connectivity and collaboration. Hudson ASCS is also partnered with Rutgers, GCU, and FDU, as well as local organizations such as: Boys and Girls club, Jefferson Awards Foundation, and the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation.

School safety

Our security staff serves as one of the many layers of security we have implemented to ensure a safe and secure educational environment for your child. With electronically controlled entrances, surveillance video systems, and random physical perimeter monitoring by our security officers, we are always striving to develop better and more efficient methods to keep all visitors, staff, and students safe.

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