About Charter Schools

Fifty-two approved charter schools are located throughout New Jersey in rural, suburban, and urban areas.

  • Fourteen counties (Atlantic, Bergen, Camden, Cape May, Essex, Hudson, Mercer, Middlesex, Monmouth, Morris, Passaic, Sussex, Union, and Warren) have approved charter schools.
  • Average enrollment in a charter school is 193 students.
  • Average school year for a charter school is 186 days.
  • Average length of a school day in a charter school is slightly over 7 hours.
  • Average instruction time is slightly over 6 hours.
  • All classroom teachers and professional support staff must hold appropriate New Jersey certification.
  • Charter schools are open to all students from the districts of residence on a space-available basis and cannot discriminate in their admission policies on the basis of intellectual or athletic ability, measures of achievement or aptitude, status as a handicapped person, proficiency in the English language, or any other basis which is deemed illegal if used by district boards of education.
  • Charter schools may not charge tuition.
  • Charters bring American education to a new and unprecedented level of accountability.
  • Charter schools test and evaluate students annually.
  • Charter schools have detailed, written performance contracts with the New Jersey Department of Education.
  • Charter schools give parents new freedom to choose their public schools and “vote with their feet.”
  • Charter schools routinely measure parent approval and student progress. They must respond with proven success to the New Jersey Department of Education, parents, policymakers, and their communities.
  • If a charter school is not successful, the charter can be revoked by the New Jersey Department of Education.
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Galloway Community Charter School
112 South New York Road
Galloway, NJ 08205

Important Dates and Events

December 2014
1 - Coat Drive Begins
8 - Popcorn orders are due
15 - Coat Drive Ends
24-31 - Winter Break

January 2015
5 - Classes resume
8 - Arts and Humanities Celebration
14-16 - Parent/Teacher Conferences
Early Dismissal Days
19 - School Closed


Registration for the 2014-2015 school year is currently closed. Please call Joelle Bailey at 609-652-7118 ext. 103 to learn about registration for the 2015-2016 school year.

Success Stories

Read about alumni, including Abigail Lopez and Anthony Johnson, who learned the values and treasured the knowledge here at GCCS, and went on to accomplish their personal bests.