Advertisement
Advertisement

GreatSchools Rating

Henry E. Harris No. 1 Elementary School

Public | PK-8 & ungraded | 636 students

 

Be sure to visit

Take along one of
our checklists:

 
Last modified
Community Rating

5 stars

Community Rating by Year
2014:
No new ratings
2013:
Based on 1 rating
2012:
No new ratings
2011:
Based on 1 rating

Teacher quality

Principal leadership

Parent involvement

Rate this school

Click on stars to rate
Please select a star rating for this school.
    Helpful reviews answer questions:
  • What do you think others should know?
  • What do you like?
  • How could your school improve?
    Review Guidelines
    GreatSchools won’t post reviews that contain:
  • Inappropriate language
  • Allegations of criminal conduct
  • Names of students, teachers or staff
1200 characters remaining
Please read and accept our Terms of Use to join GreatSchools.
Please indicate your relationship to the school.
Registration is required to post your anonymous review
We will not display your name, photo or email address with your review.
OR
Your email address will never be published or shared.
Indicates a required field

6 reviews of this school


Sort by:
Show reviews by:
Posted June 25, 2013

Very good school! Always has fun activities with the kids! Staff, PTA, principal put in lots of money to the extra activities offered by the school. The principal knows how to handle the students and is on top of everything. All the teachers that my kids ever had were excellent!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 2, 2011

Excellent school, caring staff, super Principal, clean atmosphere, very family oriented. Lots of extracurricular activites, very involved PTA. Nothing bad to say.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 21, 2010

I love the school. Everyone from the Principal - teacher to janitor staff are so for the children. You can tell they are really concerned into the children and care about their welfare. The PTA is also excellent. You can always always approach them about anything. Mainly, my children are happy and learning. That is what counts.


Posted February 13, 2009

I have three daughter in the school and each kids works diffrently. They all are doing well in h.E.H .If one of my kids need help their always somebody to help their like family.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 12, 2009

I am a student that have been attending Henry E. Harris since 2001. When I first got to the school, I didn't think I would last very long there, but now I am in the 8th grade and I couldn't have had a better 8 years of my life. I think this school is one of the best and they have great academics. Now, I am going onto high school next year, and I feel prepared for whatever they throw at me. I have been accepted into one of the best high schools in New Jersey, and I don't think I could've done it without the help of all the teachers and students that lead me down the path during my years at Henry E. Harris.
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 12, 2006

My children have attended Henry Harris since 1993. I can only say that the teachers, principals and other faculty are the best I have ever encountered. They are attentive, caring and knowledgeable. They are always available for parent counsel and friendly in every aspect. The curriculum is excellent, and I am pleased to say that my children are excelling. I also have a child in special services, who is now in Bayonne High. They have encouraged him in grade school and continue to oversee his academics in high school, where he is an honor student. I recommend any new students to attend if possible. They give the students high praise and follow through with their progress.
—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.

72 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
59%
Math

The state average for Math was 78% in 2013.

72 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
82%
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.

76 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
69%

2010

 
 
60%
Math

The state average for Math was 78% in 2013.

76 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
82%
Science

The state average for Science was 90% in 2013.

76 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
97%
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.

73 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
43%

2011

 
 
46%

2010

 
 
57%
Math

The state average for Math was 80% in 2013.

73 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
67%

2010

 
 
77%
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.

79 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
51%

2012

 
 
49%

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
67%
Math

The state average for Math was 79% in 2013.

79 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
73%
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.

74 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
54%

2012

 
 
57%

2011

 
 
62%

2010

 
 
69%
Math

The state average for Math was 64% in 2013.

74 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
57%

2011

 
 
60%

2010

 
 
53%
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.

65 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
92%
Math

The state average for Math was 69% in 2013.

65 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
83%
Science

The state average for Science was 79% in 2013.

65 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
87%
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 Students63%
Female78%
Male44%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic63%
Pacific Islandern/a
White64%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged64%
Not economically disadvantaged62%
Special education25%
General education70%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant63%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students79%
Female83%
Male75%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic80%
Pacific Islandern/a
White80%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged76%
Not economically disadvantaged82%
Special education50%
General education85%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant79%
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 Students59%
Female69%
Male47%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic44%
White71%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged47%
Not economically disadvantaged79%
Special educationn/a
General education68%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant59%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students78%
Female83%
Male71%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic74%
White83%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged72%
Not economically disadvantaged86%
Special educationn/a
General education85%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant78%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Science

All Students88%
Female88%
Male88%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic78%
White90%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged85%
Not economically disadvantaged93%
Special educationn/a
General education94%
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

Language Arts Literacy

All Students64%
Female75%
Male52%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic53%
White75%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged54%
Not economically disadvantaged74%
Special educationn/a
General education73%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant64%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students71%
Female70%
Male73%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic47%
White85%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged63%
Not economically disadvantaged79%
Special educationn/a
General education80%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant71%
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 Students51%
Female57%
Male48%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic46%
Pacific Islandern/a
White63%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged40%
Not economically disadvantaged68%
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 Students76%
Female70%
Male79%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic64%
Pacific Islandern/a
White89%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged68%
Not economically disadvantaged87%
Special educationn/a
General education81%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant76%
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 Students54%
Female67%
Male47%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic43%
White68%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged56%
Not economically disadvantaged52%
Special educationn/a
General education63%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant54%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students62%
Female70%
Male56%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic48%
White74%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged59%
Not economically disadvantaged65%
Special educationn/a
General education70%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant62%
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%
Female93%
Male91%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic96%
Pacific Islandern/a
White93%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged92%
Not economically disadvantaged92%
Special educationn/a
General education95%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant92%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students83%
Female90%
Male77%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic85%
Pacific Islandern/a
White79%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged77%
Not economically disadvantaged92%
Special educationn/a
General education84%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant83%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Science

All Students77%
Female67%
Male86%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic77%
Pacific Islandern/a
White79%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged72%
Not economically disadvantaged85%
Special educationn/a
General education84%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant77%
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
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
General educationn/a
English language learnersn/a
Not 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

What is the GreatSchools Rating?

The GreatSchools rating is a simple tool for parents to compare schools based on test scores, student academic growth, and college readiness. It compares schools across the state, where the highest rated schools in the state are designated as “Above Average” and the lowest “Below Average.” It is designed to be a starting point to help parents make baseline comparisons. We always advise parents to visit the school and consider other information on school performance and programs, as well as consider their child's and family's needs as part of the school selection process.

 
Below average

Test score rating
Student growth rating

1-3 Below Average

4-7 Average

8-10 Above Average

 

How schools in the state rate:

25%
of schools in the state are Below average
48%
of schools in the state are Average
26%
of schools in the state are Above average

Breaking down the GreatSchools Rating

The graphs below compare this school's results in each area to other schools in the district and state.

Test score rating 20131What's this?

Test score rating examines how students at this school performed on standardized tests compared with other schools in the state.

Close
This school
District
State
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10

Student growth rating 20132What's this?

Student growth rating measures whether students at this school are making academic progress over time. Specifically, the rating looks at how much progress individual students have made on reading and math assessments during the past year or more.

Close
This school
District
State
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10

Math growth at this school

Below Average

Reading growth at this school

Below 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 53% 51%
Hispanic 32% 22%
Black 10% 16%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 4% 9%
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 53%N/A34%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Oops! We currently do not have any teacher information for this school. We rely on the state Department of Education, the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), and in some cases school administrators such as registrars and principals for this data.

What makes a great teacher? Study after study shows the single most important factor determining the quality of the education a child receives is the quality of his teacher. Here are some characteristics to look for »

Let your school shine!

School leaders: Help your school shine on GreatSchools
by verifying community responses, adding program highlights
and more! Get started »

School basics

School Leader's name
  • Mr Thomas Fogu

Resources

Extra learning resources offered
  • Title I Targeted Assistance program (TAS)
School leaders can update this information here.

Apply

To learn more about enrolling, please call the school.
 

TIP: Don't forget to ask about documents required for enrollment, such as your child's birth certificate, proof of address, or a record of immunizations.

 
Notice an inaccuracy? Let us know!

135 Avenue C
Bayonne, NJ 07002
Phone: (201) 858-5945

ADVERTISEMENT
ADVERTISEMENT

Compare this school
to nearby schools

Compare schools »

Compare

Add this school to compare

Nearby schools







ADVERTISEMENT
ADVERTISEMENT