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Oak Street Elementary School

Public | K-5 & ungraded

 
 

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4 stars

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Posted November 15, 2013

As for Oak Street School, as my grandmother always said, "If you can't say anything nice, don't say anything at all." Peace to all.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 3, 2013

Oak Street has been a wonderful experience for my son. The teachers and staff are exceptional and dedicated. They make learning fun while challenging their students. Academic issues and parent concerns are addressed immediately. We could not expect more from any school and are so pleased.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 20, 2012

My daughter is finishing Oak Street this year and although she is excited about Middle School, she is also upset that her time in Oak Street is complete. She has had a very positive experience with all her teachers and each grade has been a steady progression in her academic development. The teachers challenge the students, while still providing support and encouragement. My daughter has developed into a confident student, eager to take on new challenges. I can't say enough about the school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 29, 2006

Amazing faculty coupled with tremendous parental support make Oak Street a wonderful elementary experience. Although art is 'on a cart', and music is on the stage, the students are exposed to the best in the arts. The school is in desparate need of updating/upgrades, but the teachers do the absolute best with what they are given and create an environment of trust and support that lends to a true desire to learn.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 11, 2006

My son attended 1-5 in Oak Street school and is now in the 6th grade. Although academically it is a very good school, I felt that the teachers, guidance counselors and principle did not handle issues of bullying well at all. My son was seriously bullied in second and fifth grade by kids and when he reached out for help the teachers and guidance counselors were of no help to him or to me. When I notified the principle, she was non-responsive. Very poor situation that left me wanting to pull him out of the school, however I did not have the resources to put him in private school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 26, 2005

My child just finished 2nd grade at Oak Street and I can't say enough about it! The teachers were WONDERFUL and really took the time for each nd every child. The atmosphere of the school is focused on learning and character education- something ALL schools should be focusing on. I highly reccomend Oak Street Elementary.
—Submitted by a parent


Community ratings and reviews do not represent the views of GreatSchools nor does GreatSchools check their accuracy or verify the reviewers' identities. Use your discretion when evaluating these reviews.

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 66% in 2013.

127 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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87%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
88%
Math

The state average for Math was 78% in 2013.

127 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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93%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
94%
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 59% in 2013.

106 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
94%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
79%
Math

The state average for Math was 78% in 2013.

106 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
99%

2012

 
 
98%

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
95%
Science

The state average for Science was 90% in 2013.

106 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
99%

2012

 
 
98%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
98%
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 61% in 2013.

102 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
93%
Math

The state average for Math was 80% in 2013.

102 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
96%

2012

 
 
98%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
100%
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 Students87%
Female92%
Male83%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White87%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Non-economically disadvantaged88%
Special education80%
General education89%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant87%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students93%
Female95%
Male91%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White94%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Non-economically disadvantaged94%
Special education76%
General education97%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant93%
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 Students94%
Female96%
Male93%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White95%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Non-economically disadvantaged94%
Special education86%
General education96%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant94%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students99%
Female100%
Male98%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White99%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Non-economically disadvantaged99%
Special education96%
General education100%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant99%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Science

All Students99%
Female100%
Male98%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White99%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Non-economically disadvantaged99%
Special education96%
General education100%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant99%
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 Students92%
Female89%
Male95%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White93%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Non-economically disadvantaged93%
Special education57%
General education98%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant92%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students96%
Female93%
Male98%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White97%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Non-economically disadvantaged97%
Special education79%
General education99%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant96%
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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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 87% 51%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 6% 9%
Hispanic 4% 22%
Two or more races 2% 1%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Black 0% 16%
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 2%N/A34%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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Basking Ridge, NJ 07920
Phone: (908) 204-2565

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