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Emma C. Attales Elementary School

Public | 5-8 & ungraded | 7 students

 

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Posted September 17, 2009

Emma C. Attales is an excellent school with dedicated teachers and staff. They also give back to the Absecon Community through well designed programs.


Posted August 28, 2007

The schools of Absecon are very well put together and give children many great oppurtunities and a good learning system that helps all kinds of kids and learning types. The teachers there are very friendly and willing to help your child with their special need. It truly is a wonderful school!
—Submitted by a parent


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About these ratings

The Community Rating is the school’s average rating from its community members (e.g., parents, students, and school staff). The highest possible rating is five stars; the lowest is one star.

The test results by subgroup show how the designated group of students is performing in comparison to the general population.
Language Arts Literacy

The state average for Language Arts Literacy was 61% in 2013.

91 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
67%

2010

 
 
51%
Math

The state average for Math was 80% in 2013.

91 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
76%
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2012-2013 New Jersey used the New Jersey Assessment of Skills and Knowledge (NJ ASK) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in language arts literacy and math, and in grades 4 and 8 in science. The NJ ASK is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of New Jersey. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

Source: New Jersey Department of Education

Language Arts Literacy

The state average for Language Arts Literacy was 66% in 2013.

90 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
69%

2010

 
 
65%
Math

The state average for Math was 79% in 2013.

90 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
74%

2010

 
 
69%
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2012-2013 New Jersey used the New Jersey Assessment of Skills and Knowledge (NJ ASK) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in language arts literacy and math, and in grades 4 and 8 in science. The NJ ASK is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of New Jersey. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

Source: New Jersey Department of Education

Language Arts Literacy

The state average for Language Arts Literacy was 65% in 2013.

92 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
60%

2011

 
 
61%

2010

 
 
77%
Math

The state average for Math was 64% in 2013.

92 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
59%

2010

 
 
72%
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2012-2013 New Jersey used the New Jersey Assessment of Skills and Knowledge (NJ ASK) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in language arts literacy and math, and in grades 4 and 8 in science. The NJ ASK is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of New Jersey. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

Source: New Jersey Department of Education

Language Arts Literacy

The state average for Language Arts Literacy was 82% in 2013.

102 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
81%
Math

The state average for Math was 69% in 2013.

102 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
75%
Science

The state average for Science was 79% in 2013.

102 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
86%
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2012-2013 New Jersey used the New Jersey Assessment of Skills and Knowledge (NJ ASK) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in language arts literacy and math, and in grades 4 and 8 in science. The NJ ASK is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of New Jersey. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

Source: New Jersey Department of Education

Language Arts Literacy

All Students65%
Female68%
Male61%
Black29%
Asiann/a
Hispanic46%
White78%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged46%
Non-economically disadvantaged77%
Special educationn/a
General education70%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant65%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students81%
Female79%
Male84%
Black64%
Asiann/a
Hispanic73%
White85%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged71%
Non-economically disadvantaged88%
Special educationn/a
General education86%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant81%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2012-2013 New Jersey used the New Jersey Assessment of Skills and Knowledge (NJ ASK) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in language arts literacy and math, and in grades 4 and 8 in science. The NJ ASK is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of New Jersey. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

The different student groups are identified by the New Jersey Department of Education. If there are a small number of students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: New Jersey Department of Education

Language Arts Literacy

All Students76%
Female66%
Male84%
Black53%
Asiann/a
Hispanic69%
Pacific Islandern/a
White84%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged58%
Non-economically disadvantaged85%
Special educationn/a
General education82%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant76%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students80%
Female71%
Male88%
Black53%
Asiann/a
Hispanic85%
Pacific Islandern/a
White87%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged61%
Non-economically disadvantaged90%
Special educationn/a
General education85%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant80%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2012-2013 New Jersey used the New Jersey Assessment of Skills and Knowledge (NJ ASK) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in language arts literacy and math, and in grades 4 and 8 in science. The NJ ASK is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of New Jersey. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

The different student groups are identified by the New Jersey Department of Education. If there are a small number of students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: New Jersey Department of Education

Language Arts Literacy

All Students79%
Female77%
Male82%
Black73%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White85%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged61%
Non-economically disadvantaged91%
Special educationn/a
General education86%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant79%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students74%
Female73%
Male75%
Black55%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White84%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged53%
Non-economically disadvantaged88%
Special educationn/a
General education79%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant74%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2012-2013 New Jersey used the New Jersey Assessment of Skills and Knowledge (NJ ASK) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in language arts literacy and math, and in grades 4 and 8 in science. The NJ ASK is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of New Jersey. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

The different student groups are identified by the New Jersey Department of Education. If there are a small number of students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: New Jersey Department of Education

Language Arts Literacy

All Students80%
Female81%
Male80%
Black57%
Asiann/a
Hispanic87%
Pacific Islandern/a
White89%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged68%
Non-economically disadvantaged86%
Special educationn/a
General education86%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant80%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students70%
Female69%
Male70%
Black43%
Asiann/a
Hispanic60%
Pacific Islandern/a
White81%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged45%
Non-economically disadvantaged80%
Special educationn/a
General education76%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant70%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Science

All Students84%
Female88%
Male82%
Black65%
Asiann/a
Hispanic73%
Pacific Islandern/a
White94%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged65%
Non-economically disadvantaged93%
Special educationn/a
General education90%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant84%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2012-2013 New Jersey used the New Jersey Assessment of Skills and Knowledge (NJ ASK) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in language arts literacy and math, and in grades 4 and 8 in science. The NJ ASK is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of New Jersey. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

The different student groups are identified by the New Jersey Department of Education. If there are a small number of students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: New Jersey Department of Education

Biology I

The state average for Biology I was 58% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2012-2013 New Jersey used the New Jersey Biology Competency Test (NJBCT) to assess students in Biology. The New Jersey Biology Competency Test (NJBCT) is standards-based, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined by the state of New Jersey. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level on the test.

Source: New Jersey Department of Education

Biology I

All Studentsn/a
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Non-economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
General educationn/a
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrantn/a
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2012-2013 New Jersey used the New Jersey Biology Competency Test (NJBCT) to assess students in Biology. The New Jersey Biology Competency Test (NJBCT) is standards-based, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined by the state of New Jersey. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level on the test.

The different student groups are identified by the New Jersey Department of Education. If there are a small number of students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: New Jersey Department of Education

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48%
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26%
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Math growth at this school

Above average

Reading growth at this school

Above average


1 This rating is based on 2012-13 NJ ASK, HSPA, and/or NJBCT results from the New Jersey Department of Education.

2 This rating is based on 2012-13 Median Growth Percentiles in math and reading from from the New Jersey Department of Education.

Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 64% 51%
Black 16% 16%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 10% 9%
Hispanic 9% 22%
Two or more races 1% 1%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 27%N/A34%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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School Leader's name
  • Mr Andrew Weber

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  • Title I Targeted Assistance program (TAS)
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800 Irelan Avenue
Absecon, NJ 08201
Phone: (609) 641-5375

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