Educators turn failing New Jersey school into success story
CBS News took a close look at Camden Prep, a school that has transformed itself in 8 years to become the highest performing school in the area. In 2014, just 3 percent of students performed at or above grade level in math, now that figure is 60 percent. In 2014, some 4 percent of students performed at or above grade level in reading. Now fully half of students are on grade level in reading. The school is part of Camden’s Renaissance Schools program.
“I love seeing the student body of Black and Brown children coming together to ultimately dismantle stereotypes,” said kindergarten teacher Dominique Young. “We can’t do this work without parents to just let them know that we’re invested in their child.”