Student Results

academyOn state required 8th grade exams (GEPA-8 from 2000-2007and beginning 2008, the ASK-8) which test language arts, mathematics, and science, Classical Academy 8th graders have each year outperformed, most often by large margins, their comparative cohorts in Clifton Public Middle Schools.
In each year since taking the 8th grade standardized tests, Classical Academy Students have also placed in the top 5% - 10% of all New Jersey public charter schools, and scored in each year of the last decade in the top one/third (often the first or second student-outcome ranked school) of all Passaic County New Jersey public middle schools.

"Six-Year ASK-8 ('Assessment of Skills and Knowledge') Student Outcomes"

Percent of 8th Grade Class Achieving Proficiency ('Passing')

Year Language Arts Mathematics Science
2014 97% 94% 97%
2013 100% 100% 100%
2012 100% 100% 100%
2011 100% 100% 100%
2010 100% 100% 100%
2009 97% 94% 97%

Percent of 8th Grade Class Achieving
Advance Proficiency

Year Language Arts Mathematics Science
2014 25% 67% 47%
2013 13% 85% 77%
2012 27% 70% 70%
2011 53% 79% 79%
2010 53% 67% 67%
2009 18% 74% 65%

PARCC 2015
Classical Academy Student Outcomes
Percentage of students earning Level 4 ("Meeting Expectations") and Level 5 ("Exceeding Expectations") for Algebra I and English Language Arts

PARCC Algebra I

District/School Students Earning PARCC Level 4 & 5
Classical Academy Charter School of Clifton 94.7%
NJ Statewide Outcomes 36%
Clifton School District Outcomes 21.1%

PARCC English Language Arts
8th Grade

District/School Students Earning PARCC Level 4 & 5
Classical Academy Charter School of Clifton 87%
NJ Statewide Outcomes 51.6%
Clifton School District Outcomes 36.5%

ASK-8 Science, 2015
8th Grade

District/School Students "Passing"
(Earning "Proficient" or "Advance Proficient")
Classical Academy Charter School of Clifton 97.3%
NJ Statewide Outcomes 77%
Clifton School District Outcomes 71%

On other school-required standardized exams, such as the 'National Latin Exams' and the 'National Mythology Exams,' Classical Academy students routinely perform very well, with the yearly distribution of numerous 'Gold Medals' and 'Certificates of Achievement' issued by the American Classical League for high test results.
Most Classical Academy graduates, those with high grades and even graduates with not superior but respectable grades and standardized test scores, are regularly placed in high school 'honors' or 'advance placement' classes in the 9th grade. In over a decade, no Classical Academy graduate has ever been denied admissions to private high schools, and many enter with scholarships.
Parent and student satisfaction is very high, with 92%-97% on annual 'satisfaction surveys' stating they would 'very much' or 'most likely' recommend the Classical Academy to a friend, neighbor, or relative for their children's middle-school education. In fact, most parents who enroll their children come to the Classical Academy through 'referrals' or recommendations