Featured in the New York Times, The Wall Street Journal and on 60 minutes for its $125,000 teacher salaries and outstanding results, The Equity Project (TEP) Charter School opened in September 2009 in the Washington Heights neighborhood of New York City. Previously just a 480-seat 5th through 8th grade middle school, TEP expanded to elementary school and opened a 120-seat Kindergarten in August of 2016.
Located in the NYC neighborhood of Washington Heights, TEP is succeeding in closing the Latino-White achievement gap. TEP's mission is to achieve educational equity for disadvantaged students by utilizing master teachers to provide rigorous academics, arts, and athletics instruction. TEP reallocates the public funding it receives as a charter school to pay its teaching professionals an annual salary of $125,000, with the opportunity to earn a significant performance bonus.
As reported in the Wall Street Journal, a rigorous long-term study found that TEP produced major achievement impacts, including test score gains equal to an additional 1.6 years of school in math, with significant gains in science and English. For more information, visit us online at www.tepcharter.org.