Compass Academy Ranks in Top 20% of Elementary Schools in South Jersey

December 2, 2016

Sanford Tweedie, Board President,
Joel Johnston, Lead Founder,


Compass Academy Charter School’s PARCC Scores Ranks in the Top 20% of Elementary Schools in South Jersey and Top 40% Statewide

VINELAND, NJ – December 2, 2016, Compass Academy Charter School, the lowest funded public school in New Jersey, has ranked in the top 20% of elementary schools in the five southern-most counties and top 40% statewide. Compass Academy Charter School is the #2 elementary school district in Cumberland County, where it is located. Based on the NJ Department of Education’s report of PARCC English Language scores for grades 3-5, the Toms River Patch ranks Compass Academy Charter School #16 of 87 schools in the five southern counties and #217 out of 556 schools in all New Jersey.

Since it opened in 2013, Compass Academy Charter School has already established itself as a leader in innovative education and demonstrates the positive results when students understand themselves as learners. These test results confirm what the state saw on their renewal visit in October. According to the Office of Charter Schools, “Compass Academy is a school that adheres to its mission and vison of focusing on learners and demonstrates academic rigor throughout.”

A free public school located in Vineland and serving all of Cumberland and surrounding counties, Compass Academy Charter School is founded on the educational philosophy of the Let Me Learn Process®, an advanced learning system which has made a proven difference in students’ and families’ lives throughout the world since 1994.

“The school’s leadership and teaching staff have worked very hard to help the students of Compass Academy Charter School succeed not just on test scores but in their school work and personal lives,” said Board of Trustees’ President Sanford Tweedie, Ph.D., Interim Dean of the College of Communication and Creative Arts at Rowan University.

According to Lead Founder Joel Johnston, “When we founded the school, we based its mission and vision on an advanced learning system that has proven itself valid and effective not just in this state but throughout the U.S. and in countries around the world.”

Johnston added, “In spite of being the lowest funded public school in the state, it is a testament to the Board’s, school leaders’, and instructional staff’s abilities to provide an exceptional education and caring atmosphere.”

“I speak for the Board of Trustees when I express how proud we are in this initial report, and we are confident that we will continue to deliver and improve upon a quality education to the families of Cumberland County,” said Board President Tweedie.

Compass Academy is still accepting students for this school year. For more information, please visit or call 856-899-5570 to schedule a visit.

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