Feedback
Share
Link
Link copied!
NJ School Explorer
Maria Varisco Rogers Charter School
Find an elementary school
Explore
Search
NJ School Explorer
More
About NJ School Explorer
Copyright © 2022 njschoolexplorer.com and NJ School Explorer. All Rights Reserved.

All content on this website ("the Site") is the property of NJ School Explorer. The collection and assembly of content on this Site are the exclusive property of NJ School Explorer and are protected by copyright and other intellectual property laws.

Maria Varisco Rogers Charter School Share
Link
Link copied!

Table of Contents
Map Loading...
Overview Share
Link
Link copied!
Back to Top
Newark, New Jersey
Charters County
Maria L. Varisco-Rogers Charter School
Maria Varisco Rogers Charter School is a public school located in Newark, New Jersey with 561 students in grades KG-8.
Highlights
Bilingual Kindergarten and 1st grade ESL students utilize Chromebooks for Digital Literacy.
We offer two different Literacy/ESL Parent classes with child care.
Technology is an integral part of each school day, with all middle school students utilizing 1:1 Chromebooks or tablets.
Awards

irector of ESL and Bilingual Education invited to be part of the NJ State Bilingual Advisory Committee for the school years of 2017-2019.

Location
18 Heller Parkway
Newark, NJ 07104
Contact
Principal: Mrs. Teresa Segarra
973-481-9001
Tsegarra@mlvrcs.org
Website
Students Share
Link
Link copied!
Back to Top
Grades
KG-8
White 0%
Black 7%
Asian 1%
Hispanic 91%
American Indian or Native Alaskan 0%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0%
Multiracial 0%
School size
561
students
Female 53.1%
Male 46.9%
Economically disadvantaged students 81%
Students with disabilities 11%
English learners 15%
Homeless students 0%
Students in foster care 0%
Military-connected students 0%
Migrant students 0%
Students by grade
Average number of students per grade
62
Grade Percent of total students Students
Kindergarten 11%
64
1st Grade 11%
62
2nd Grade 11%
63
3rd Grade 11%
64
4th Grade 11%
61
5th Grade 11%
64
6th Grade 11%
63
7th Grade 11%
61
8th Grade 11%
59
Academics Share
Link
Link copied!
Back to Top
English & language arts proficiency
88%
of students

Math proficiency
55%
of students

School climate Share
Link
Link copied!
Back to Top
Incidents per year
Percent of students absent fewer than 10 days
81%
Days absent Percent of students
0 days 5%
1 to 5 days 47%
6 to 10 days 29%
11 to 15 days 13%
Over 15 days 6%
Back to Top
Spanish 79.7%
English 20.3%
About Share
Link
Link copied!
Back to Top

Learn more about Maria Varisco Rogers Charter School.

Mission

Mission: To improve the educational achievement of all students based on the belief that all children can learn. Vision: To maintain a school-wide, integrated approach to education enabled by technology that will enable students and teachers to not only work collaboratively but also provide quality services and programs for students.

Academics

MLVRCS offers online textbooks in all middle school content areas. Literacy: Reader’s Workshop, Writer’s Workshop, and Balanced Literacy. Mathematics: Eureka Math in grades K, 2, 4, and 6-8, EveryDay Mathematics in grades 1, 3, and 5, and Algebra I by McGraw-Hill. Social Studies: Pearson myWorld Social Studies in grades K-3, You, New Jersey, and the World for grade 4, and TCI Social Studies for grades 6-8. Science: Inspire Science in grades K-5 and Integrated Science in grades 6-8. World Language: Yabisi Español for native speakers in our Bilingual Kindergarten classroom, Descubre el Español in grades K-4 and Español in grades 5-8. Music: Quaver Music in grades K-4. Technology: Learning.com to enhance our Technology curricula.

Clubs

MLVRCS offers a National Elementary Honor Society for students in grades 4-5 and a National Junior Society for students in grades 6-8. Our school also participates in the following Science/STEM competitions: Regional Middle School Science Olympiad (7th-8th grade), Clean Communities Environmental Student Exchange, Elementary Science Olympiad (4th-6th grade), and Bilingual/ESL STEM Parent and Student program. We also participate in the ISAAC (Improving Student Affinity and Aptitude for Careers in STEM) program which provides students in middle and high schools with a rare opportunity to become immersed in an authentic laboratory environment and investigate real-world STEM problems.

Programs

MLVRCS offers Literacy/ESL Parent Classes. One session is held in the morning and one session is held in the afternoon (with child care) once a week. These classes are administered by the Director of ESL/Bilingual Education in conjunction with three certified teachers. We also offer an afterschool program administered by the Director of Policies and Procedures for students in all grade levels.

Teachers

Teachers and administrators are engaged in ongoing professional development in the following areas: Balanced Literacy, Eureka Math, Using Data to Inform Instruction, Authentic Assessment, the New Jersey Student Learning Standards, and the Danielson Framework. MLVRCS holds weekly grade level and subject area Professional Learning Communities where both teachers and assigned administrators facilitate the collaborative and collegial discussions designed to promote the success of each individual student.

Supports

We provide the following Student Support and Services: 1) Push-In and Pull-Out support for English Language Learners (ELLs). 2) In class support and Pull-Out support for students with an Individualized Education Plan (IEP) and 504 students including speech language therapy, occupational therapy, counseling/social skills, specialized behavior plans, and a 1:1 paraprofessional (if needed). 3) Addditional Intervention Services include: language enrichment, Wilson Language enrichment, guided reading, remediation/differentiation, homework assistance, and Title 1 support services. 4) Supplemental Education Services (SES) provider KUMON provides an afterschool school service to our students four days a week in our school building and our after school enrichment program which allows students to receive homework help from our teachers as well as additional ESL practice if needed and more time in the computer lab to sharpen technology skills and prepare for the state standardized testing.

Health

Our school's Breakfast Program starts at 7:55 a.m. All students receive physical education classes twice a week and kindergarten and first grade students also have an additional period of yoga once a week. Every year our school nurse provides parents with information on how to keep their children healthy including directing them to the appropriate health care professionals when necessary.

Parents

Our school provides an online Parent Portal through our Realtime Student Information System: https://www.fridayparentportal.com/mlvrcs . The schools hosts various events during the school year for families and the community. These include: ESL/Bilingual Program Orientation, a Bilingual/ESL STEM Parent program, a Kindergarten Orientation, a breakfast for parents of Kindergarten students, ESL classes for parents, a New Parents Welcome Breakfast, Hispanic Heritage Month, Winter Concert, Multicultural Night, Literacy Night, Pi Night, Bullies to Buddies workshop, First Grade Author Signings, I&RS Parent Breakfast, Preparing ELL Parents for the Access 2.0, and NJSLA Parent Meetings.

Facilities

The Maria L. Varisco-Rogers Charter School offers a kindergarten through eighth building that has air conditioning units in all of its classrooms and offices. We provide students with a Science Lab, a PC Lab for students in grades K-4, and a MAC Lab for students in grades 5-8.

School safety

The Maria L. Varisco-Rogers Charter School has two full-time security officers as well has a contract with an outside company to provide a third security officer. All school doors have buzzers with video access for school visitors, teachers and staff are provided with key cards to access school buildings, and the main office has a Hallpass ID Visitor Management software system that monitors chool visitors in order to ensure the safety of our students and staff and logs student pick-ups.

Technology

Teachers design engaging and creative lesson linked to the New Jersey Student Learning Standards. We provide our teachers and students with the most up to date technological equipment and software to enable them to compete in today’s technologically advanced society. Teachers and students in grades kindergarten through eighth have access to SmartBoards in every classroom. All teachers and students have access to nooks, tablets, iPads, teleconferencing systems, and laptops/Chromebooks daily. We also have a PC Lab located in our kindergarten through fourth grade building, a MAC Lab for our fifth through eighth grade students and a Science Lab that has an interactive white board and science equipment to conduct a variety of experiments for students in grades three through eight.

More

The Maria L. Varico-Rogers Charter School opened in 1999 and offers a school day from 8:00am - 4:00pm from mid-August until mid-June with a 190 day school year. Our kindergarten classrooms are staffed with a certified teacher and another professional who is either a second certified teacher or a highly qualified instructional assistant. Enrichment teachers provide additional instructional support and scaffolds to our students in literacy and in mathematics.

Elementary schools in district Share
Link
Link copied!
Back to Top
Middle/High schools in district Share
Link
Link copied!
Back to Top

Additional Elementary schools

See all...

Additional Elementary schools

See all...
Lenox School
Elementary school
H W Mountz Elementary School
Elementary school
Southwood Elementary School
Elementary school
Ridge Street School
Elementary school
School No. 4
Elementary school
Lincoln
Elementary school

All of NJ School Explorer

See all...

Similar Elementary schools to Maria Varisco Rogers Charter School

See all...