Award Year: 2016

Success Academy Harlem 4

240 West 113th Street-3rd Floor
New York, NY, 10005-3917

(646) 442-6500

Mr. William Loskoch, Principal at time of Nomination

Charter School, Title I School


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Our mission is to provide students with a world-class and well-rounded education, preparing them for success in middle school, high school, college and throughout life.

Student Demographics
  • Black/African American: 65%
  • White: 2%
  • Hispanic: 29%
  • Asian: 2%
  • Two or more races: 2%
  • ELL: 7%
  • Economically Disadvantaged: %
Success Academy Harlem 4 principal Mr. Loskoch meets with students.

Success Academy Harlem 4 principal Mr. Loskoch meets with students.

On "Read and Feed" day, the colorful hallways of Success Academy Harlem 4 are full of scholars, sitting alongside their parents, absorbed in a good book. It is a celebration and embodiment of our literacy curriculum, which is built on the concept that a love of reading is key to all learning and should be encouraged daily. This focus is also seen in our Buddy Program, which pairs older scholars with younger children for reading time, allowing the younger scholars an opportunity to improve their reading abilities, while the older ones practice leadership skills.

Principal William Loskoch expects parents to be partners at SA Harlem 4, where 81% of our scholars are eligible for free or reduced-price lunch and 98% are minorities. Students speak languages like Fulani and Spanish, reflecting Harlem's West African and Hispanic heritages. This cultural diversity adds spirit to our community but doesn't hold our English Language Learners back; 80% passed the 2016 state English language arts exam. In math, SA Harlem 4 scholars are exceptional: 99% passed the state math exam, compared with 20% of NYC district school students, with 83% scoring at the highest level.

Founded in 2008, SA Harlem 4 is one of 41 Success Academy schools serving a total of 14,000 children in New York City, and one of four of the network's schools to be awarded a National Blue Ribbon.