Rising Star Academy

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Rising Star Academy
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Location
Rising Star Academy is located in Hudson County, New Jersey
Rising Star Academy
Rising Star Academy
Rising Star Academy is located in New Jersey
Rising Star Academy
Rising Star Academy
Rising Star Academy is located in the United States
Rising Star Academy
Rising Star Academy
4613 Cottage Place
Union City, NJ 07087

United States
Coordinates40°46′52″N 74°01′24″W / 40.78119°N 74.02330°W / 40.78119; -74.02330Coordinates: 40°46′52″N 74°01′24″W / 40.78119°N 74.02330°W / 40.78119; -74.02330
Information
TypePrivate
MottoKnowledge-Leadership-Faith
Established2009
PrincipalHala Shehadeh[1]
Faculty22.5 FTEs[2]
GradesPreK-12
Enrollment196 (as of 2015-16, plus 14 in PreK)[2]
Student to teacher ratio8.7:1[2]
Website

Rising Star Academy is a private Islamic day school for students in pre-K through twelfth grades, located in Union City, New Jersey, established in 2009.[3]

As of the 2015-16 school year, the school had an enrollment of 196 students (plus 14 in PreK) and 22.5 classroom teachers (on an FTE basis), for a student–teacher ratio of 8.7:1. The school's student body was 96.4% White, 2.0% Hispanic and 1.5% Black.[2]

History[edit]

Rising Star Academy opened in Union City, New Jersey in September 2009 by the North Hudson Islamic Educational Center, a Sunni Muslim mosque established in 1992 in Union City. The mosque's 2,000 member congregation includes approximately 500 Latino converts from other religions, such as Catholicism.[3]

The school received accreditation from the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools Commissions on Elementary and Secondary Schools in May 2016.[4] The accreditation was effective December 2016 for a seven-year period.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "RISING STAR ACADEMY". Retrieved 3 May 2016.
  2. ^ a b c d School data for Rising Star Academy, National Center for Education Statistics. Accessed October 20, 2017.
  3. ^ a b Cusido, Carmen. "Embracing Islam", New Jersey Monthly, February 8, 2010.
  4. ^ http://www.rsanj.org/rsa/About%20Us/Middle%20States%20Accreditation/, Rising Star Academy, May 2, 2016. Accessed November 5, 2017.
  5. ^ Rising Star Academy, Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools Commissions on Elementary and Secondary Schools. Accessed November 5, 2017.

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