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Our School

In 2014 Camden Prep became the first Uncommon School to launch in Camden, NJ. Our mission is clear: to close the achievement gap and prepare low income students to get accepted to and graduate from 4-year colleges.

We know that in Camden a world class education is possible. We are thrilled to bring our award-winning model of success to the children and families of Camden through our new region of schools, Camden Prep.

 

Our Results

  • Camden Prep is one of five schools in Camden to be rated On Track, the highest rating. Our school was rated highly for school culture, active student engagement, and challenging classroom instruction.
  • By the end of their first year at Camden Prep, 88% of students were reading at or above grade level.
  • In Newark, at CPES's sister schools, North Star Academy's students reversed the achievement gap with their affluent peers in every grade and subject area assessed by the PARCC assessment.
  • In Newark, North Star Academy's 3rd & 4th graders far outperformed all PARCC states in both Math & ELA, more than doubling the national pass rate in Math.

 

Our Students

Camden Prep Demographics

 

Male

Female

FRPL

SPED/IEP

ELL

Black

Latino

White

Other

54.8%

44.9%

92.7%

10.2%

2.6%

76.6%

19.5%

1.7%

0.3%

 

Enrollment

Camden Enrollment is a system of choice where all families can access great schools for their children. The system is available to any Camden family wishing to enroll their child in a new school for the upcoming school year. Families may rank up to ten school choices – both district, renaissance, and charter – on a single application. They will then receive a single offer to attend the best possible school given their selections. Applications become available in the winter, families may apply via the Online Enrollment Center or by calling the hotline. Paper applications are also available at Camden Prep Elementary.

 

Our school location (Camden Prep's catchment zone is shaded in blue):