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Thomas Richards Elementary School

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Posted April 11, 2011

The principal is totally inconsistent with his disciplinary procedures. I sincerely believe he is more concerned with keeping his pride and his overpaid position than he is about being fair, truthful and concerned about his students. Unfortunately, he is now also the principal for Atco Elementary School as well. Time to start going to school board meetings in this town. (Thankfully, we now have an opening for a new superintendant for our district. I'm sure if this principal had enough time in himself, he, too would have taken an early retirement....) One down, the rest should go..... Go Governor Christy!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 17, 2011

Very friendly atmosphere. Teachers and administrators are very knowledgeable and friendly. The school is very well kept as far as cleanliness is concerned.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 12, 2005

This school does not know the difference between common scene and policy. So fare we have had a two problems. We have to think of the children first and policy second
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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.

Grade level

Language Arts Literacy

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

106 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
51%

2012

 
 
51%

2011

 
 
50%

2010

 
 
47%
Math

The state average for Math was 78% in 2013.

106 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
65%

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

All Students51%
Female69%
Male35%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White49%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged37%
Not economically disadvantaged58%
Special educationn/a
General education57%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant51%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students69%
Female69%
Male69%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White67%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged60%
Not economically disadvantaged73%
Special educationn/a
General education71%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant69%
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

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 83% 51%
Hispanic 11% 22%
Black 3% 16%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 9%
Two or more races 2% 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 28%N/A34%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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School Leader's name
  • Dr Will Maddox

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934 Lincoln Ave
Atco, NJ 08004
Phone: (856) 767-2421

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