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Cedar Hill School

Public | K-5 & ungraded | 37 students

 
 

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4 stars

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8 reviews of this school


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Posted April 18, 2014

It is a great school. The staff are wonderful. The principal is the best. They really helped my daughter improve greatly. She had learning disabilities to begin with and helped her from kindergarten . She is now in forth grade and reads an average of five books a day. She has gone from having no interest in reading to reading as many books she can in a day. The staff are very supportive. They have a good program in place to help children with special needs. They definitely help bring out the best in your child. It's amazing the progress my daughter has made in a short period of time.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 19, 2012

Cedar is a great school with excellent teachers and challenging academic programs> Most importantly it has a very strong Principal who is very caring and open to help. Having a strong leader has set the tone for the whole school and everyone reflects that ideals. I had two children attend Cedar Hill. We just moved out of state and got my little one enrolled in Elementary another great town with high ratings. Now that I have a basis of comparison , I realized how much better Cedar Hill is , both from a academic and teacher perspective.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 27, 2012

Any parent thinking of moving to this districts for their program for autistic children is crazy. Here's what they've done for my child: ......
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 19, 2010

The faculty and staff are exceptionally talented. The schools has a large number of activities, great curriculum oversight and an abundence of technology. Most important it is a warm friendly environment where the kids can focus on being kids while they learn.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 4, 2009

great school, great school. unlike saint james.


Posted June 6, 2006

this school is grate i love it! we read really good books andthe teachers are really nice. the teachers are always telling us to do are best! id really recimend this school!
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 22, 2006

This is a great school. The staff is tops and very caring.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 6, 2005

Cedar Hill is an all around terrific school supported by one of the most desirable and 'education-sensitive' communities in NJ. The programs, quality of staff, composition of student body, etc. are unsurpassed as far as NJ schools are concerned. Cedar Hill is as close to a 'private school' quality education in a public school system setting as a child will receive. An A+ for Cedar Hill and its administration's commitment to academic, social, and extra-curricular excellence.
—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.

108 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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89%

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Math

The state average for Math was 78% in 2013.

108 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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97%

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2010

 
 
95%
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.

108 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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88%

2012

 
 
81%

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81%

2010

 
 
85%
Math

The state average for Math was 78% in 2013.

108 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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98%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
98%
Science

The state average for Science was 90% in 2013.

108 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
96%

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
97%

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

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

108 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
89%
Math

The state average for Math was 80% in 2013.

108 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
100%

2010

 
 
95%
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 Students85%
Female88%
Male82%
Blackn/a
Asian90%
Hispanicn/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White86%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged85%
Special educationn/a
General education91%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant85%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students95%
Female96%
Male94%
Blackn/a
Asian100%
Hispanicn/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White93%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged95%
Special educationn/a
General education97%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant95%
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 Students88%
Female85%
Male91%
Blackn/a
Asian79%
Hispanicn/a
White91%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged89%
Special education71%
General education91%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant88%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students98%
Female98%
Male98%
Blackn/a
Asian100%
Hispanicn/a
White98%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged98%
Special education88%
General education100%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant98%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Science

All Students96%
Female94%
Male98%
Blackn/a
Asian100%
Hispanicn/a
White96%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged98%
Special education94%
General education97%
English language learnersn/a
Not 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

Language Arts Literacy

All Students78%
Female85%
Male72%
Blackn/a
Asian100%
Hispanicn/a
White78%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged81%
Special education36%
General education91%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant78%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students88%
Female89%
Male88%
Blackn/a
Asian100%
Hispanicn/a
White90%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged90%
Special education50%
General education100%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant88%
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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48%
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26%
of schools in the state are Above average

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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 78% 51%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 14% 9%
Hispanic 5% 22%
Two or more races 2% 1%
Black 1% 16%
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 2%N/A34%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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100 Peachtree Road
Basking Ridge, NJ 07920
Phone: (908) 204-2633

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