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  1. Newark Kids Count2011A City Profile of Child Well-BeingAdvocates for Children of New Jersey35 Halsey StreetNewark, NJ 07102973.643.3876www.acnj.org

  2. Newark Kids Count 2011 • Special Section – Reading by Third Grade: The Path to School Success • Overview of child well-being 2011 • Trend data www.acnj.org

  3. Special Section – Reading by Third Grade Why does this matter? Students who read proficiently by 3rd grade are more likely to succeed academically and graduate from high school. Source: Double Jeopardy: How Third-Grade Reading Skills and Poverty Influence High School Graduation, Annie E. Casey Foundation, 2011. www.acnj.org

  4. Special Section – Reading by Third Grade Background Newark students were improving on 3rd grade language arts tests for several years in traditional and charter schools Test was changed in 2008-09 school year and passing rates significantly dropped Between 2007-08 and 2008-09 • Newark District –69% to 41% • Newark Charter schools –81% to 49% • New Jersey –86% to 63% www.acnj.org

  5. Special Section – Reading by Third Grade One year later, some schools improved, many others continued to drop In 2009-10… • 38% of Newark District 3rd graders passed language arts tests • 44% of Newark Charter School 3rd graders passed • 60% of New Jersey 3rd graders passed www.acnj.org

  6. Special Section – Reading by Third Grade Passing rates varied from school to school. In 2009-10… • 85% passed in Branch Brook Elementary • 10% passed at Camden Street Elementary www.acnj.org

  7. Special Section – Reading by Third Grade 2009-10 Passing Rates by Student Groups Economically disadvantaged students • Newark District – 37% passed • New Jersey – 40% passed Special education students • Newark District – 15% • New Jersey – 33% Limited English proficient students • Newark District – 36% • New Jersey – 33% www.acnj.org

  8. Overview Improvements • Fewer juvenile arrests and youth detained • More eligible children getting school meals • Fewer children testing positive for lead and admitted to the hospital for asthma • Fewer uninsured children www.acnj.org

  9. Overview Concerning trends • Significant increase in child poverty from 2009 to 2010 • Increases in births to unmarried women and single households • Education data show mixed results www.acnj.org

  10. Demographics • Child population increased 3% • Foreign-born children decreased 58% since 2006. • Increases in births to unmarried women and households headed by one parent • Nine percent increase in grandparents responsible for their grandchildren www.acnj.org

  11. Child Poverty Significant increase in child poverty between 2009 and 2010 • 42% of Newark children in poverty in 2010 - 30,571 children • Represents a 32% increase from 2009 • Only 8% of families without children lived in poverty; 39% of families with children lived in poverty www.acnj.org

  12. Family Economics • Average Newark family earns $56,170 less per year than the average NJ family • Median rental costs increased 19% in Newark since 2006 www.acnj.org

  13. Child Health • More Newark children received health coverage through NJ FamilyCare between 2007 – 2011: 12% increase • Fewer uninsured children – children without health insurance dropped 18% between 2008 and 2010 in Newark www.acnj.org

  14. Child Welfare • 5% drop in the number of Newark children under DYFS supervision between 2007 and 2011 – on the rise since 2009 • Newark children in out-of-home placement dropped 46% during the same time • Increase in the number of child abuse/neglect investigations, drop in proven reports www.acnj.org

  15. Education Enrollment – 2006-07 to 2010-11 K-12 total enrollment: • Decreased 19% in Newark District • Increased 130% in Newark Charter Schools • Total Newark enrollment decreased 10% Special education enrollment: • Decreased 33% in Newark District • Increased 65% in Newark Charter Schools • Total Newark enrollment decreased 30% www.acnj.org

  16. Test Scores • Students passing tests vary in Newark, from a low of 11% to a high of 100% passing, depending on the school and grade • Mixed results in passing rates on 4th and 11th grade tests • Improvements across the board on 8th grade tests www.acnj.org

  17. Test Scores 8th Grade Language Arts – 2005-06 to 2009-10 • Newark District – 45% to 58% • Newark Charter Schools – 65% to 84% • New Jersey – 74% to 83% 8th Grade Math – 2005-06 to 2009-10 • Newark District – 31% to 41% • Newark Charter Schools – 48% to 72% • New Jersey– 65% to 69% www.acnj.org

  18. Graduation and Post-Graduation • 55% - Newark on-time 2009-10 graduation rate – updated data not available • Newark students continued to score lower on SAT tests, but most planned to attend college • College enrollment for Newark students up 11% www.acnj.org

  19. Juveniles • 13% of Newark births were to a teen in 2008 • Newark juvenile arrests down 52% since 2006 • Newark admissions to detention down 44% since 2007 – majority African American males www.acnj.org

  20. Giving Every Child A Chance www.acnj.org