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Berkeley Township Elementary School

Public | 5-6 | 523 students

 

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Posted August 5, 2013

This school district is run by the old principal of this school who ignores bullying and blames the child that's being picked on. They are known for doing whatever is necessary to push their political agenda no matter what it does to the students they are supposed to be protecting. Kids lives could be threatened by students and nothing is done to stop it! DO NOT put your kids lives at risk by allowing them to go to a school as bad as this one!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 10, 2013

This school was excellent in the past, but it's definitely suffering as a result of the principle being changed. Mr. Kirk Burr is not a very pleasant man; he's very condescending and judgemental. Barely two years in the elementary school and he already has the same mentality as one. My biggest complaint about him is his policy on bullying - his stance seems to be that it's the victim who needs to be punished, or otherwise just ignored. And don't even try to talk to him, because he changes stories faster than a library. He's also got a bit of a tendency towards slander, as though he thinks his position somehow protects him from having to take anyone else into consideration. I really can't say anything good about him and I hope he gets replaced soon.


Posted June 10, 2011

My kids have had the pleasure of attending the Berkeley School system almost their whole lives. (I moved my older one in from a God- awful Catholic school...Thank goodness I did!) Accompanying the daily curriculum, proper manners, social graces (bullies are NOT tolerated!) and lessons are taught consistently throughout and is evident in BTES's philosophy, a philosophy encouraged and enacted every single day they are in session. That philosophy includes respect and making good choices, reminded to the students EVERY morning during announcements. The principal knows each student by name and addresses each as such, more evidence that what they preach, they practice. BTES Teachers make it a point to be aware of each students strengths and weaknesses; to praise where it's warranted and support where they need it most, as well as encourage independence and responsibility as they take their next step(s) toward middle school. It's a wonderful foundation to give these kids what I'm sure most forget by the time they reach middle school. I will truly miss the air of support, encouragement and independent responsibility thrust upon our kids here at BTES.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 19, 2010

All of Berkeley Twp Schools are great...PTA,Teachers,Parents,kids,etc..No complaints and I had 3 in the school system and 1 at BTES...Love it
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 4, 2010

I love and support all of the teachers
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 3, 2010

Awesome teachers, great participation, Great academics, Lots of great times for the kids
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 30, 2010

Teachers & supportive staff work hard each day to educate their students both academically & environmentally.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 30, 2010

Students are afforded the opportunity to participate in Environmental Education experiences such as the Potter Creek Crusaders, Trout in the Classroom, the Rain Garden and Stokes Environmental Education Experience.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 27, 2010

It has exceeded the state AYP two ears ina row, after having met it regularly. The kids are learning ... plain and simple.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 23, 2010

I find this school to favor the 6th graders. It seems everything is for them, they get all the perks. They even get a trip to stokes forest for 3 days and because it is so expensive the 5th graders get no class trip at all. The people in the office can be very unprofessional, speaking badly about parents in front of students. They are also very unclear with student drop off they say don't drop off before 7:25 because there are no teachers present, and on another letter of policy they say if you drop off after 7:25 drop your child off at the office. Are the doors only open for 60 seconds???? Sometimes it is 7:24 and the doors are already shut and you have to go around and have your child marked late. Not many positive experiences.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 9, 2009

The students are tought do just enough to get by, which is apparant with all 4 bayville elementary schools. Average time spent in classrooms is way than the schools in the area. Yes, it meets the state mandated but do we want our children to do just what it takes or do a little more? Some teachers are condesending, they need to encourage the children to do better whenever possible. The Principal is outstanding very responsive to the needs of the children and requests by the parents. Overall the children should be getting prepared for Middle school although they are treated more like elementary school children; they can't have it both ways. The school should have been an intermediate school to begin with; we have enough Elementary Schools. The high taxes we pay, are NOT for a quality education that's for sure.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 3, 2008

My daughter just started this school in September. She loves her teachers and has made many new friends. Mr. Roselli has always been available when I have had any questions or concerns...he is the ONE adminstrator in the building you can go to with a problem.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 5, 2006

My son is now this yr attending the school for 5th grade & I must say so far I am extremely pleased with the quality of his work, his teachers are wonderful, they have an excellent approach to teaching, they make themselves available to the students & parents for questions & extra help if needed, treat each child individually, and make learning exciting for the students! Parent involvement is good but not overbearing and more assistance is always welcomed.
—Submitted by a parent


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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.

280 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
67%

2010

 
 
70%
Math

The state average for Math was 80% in 2013.

280 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
88%
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.

258 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
73%
Math

The state average for Math was 79% in 2013.

258 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
79%
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 Students61%
Female67%
Male57%
Black55%
Asiann/a
Hispanic58%
White62%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged48%
Non-economically disadvantaged69%
Special education28%
General education71%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant61%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students89%
Female86%
Male91%
Black82%
Asiann/a
Hispanic84%
White90%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged83%
Non-economically disadvantaged92%
Special education69%
General education95%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant89%
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%
Female82%
Male73%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic67%
Pacific Islandern/a
White82%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged71%
Non-economically disadvantaged81%
Special educationn/a
General education88%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant78%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students92%
Female92%
Male93%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic92%
Pacific Islandern/a
White93%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged86%
Non-economically disadvantaged95%
Special educationn/a
General education95%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant92%
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 81% 52%
Hispanic 10% 22%
Black 4% 16%
Two or more races 3% 1%
Asian 1% 9%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 28%N/A33%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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  • Mr Kirk Burr

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10 Emory Road
Bayville, NJ 08721
Phone: (732) 269-2909

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