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Bedminster Township Elementary School

Public | PK-8 & ungraded | 23 students

 

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Posted February 23, 2014

Great school! Great Community! The elementary school has small class sizes and great teachers. The middle school has a challenging curriculum and dedicated teachers. The only negative is the high administration turnover and apparent lack of concern and commitment to the students from administration. School could use a new school board, but overall, best town and school around! We purchased a home in Bedminster for that very reason.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 26, 2014

You, the parent, are the one who may research for your child'needs and school resources options. Please observe your children, even if they have a top grades. Top grades do not mean that the student do not need any help. Personally, I monitor the learning process of my kid, discuss with the teachers about her/his develop and request for additional resources available. Please do not expect that the teachers will be observing your kid like you do. (The post video is great, it really summarizes what parent should do). The connection between teachers-students-parents are the clue for a successful students.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 25, 2013

The school is far more better than I thought before buying a house in the area. I have 2 kids that have or are in school district and have done very well. The teachers and facilities are top notch and above one cannot beat the student teacher ratio.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 9, 2013

Currently, I am very concerned about the quality of education that our children will be receiving this coming school year. I have seen in the way that Bedminster school decreases the primary education goals year by year. They have a very high teacher turnover as well as staff one. The teachers do not show any compromise with the students. Furthermore, I do not recognize any leader in the community to encourage commitment ...we need to identify the qualified people for our Board Education as well as dedicated teachers and staff for the Bedminster Township School
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 16, 2011

This school has the smallest class sizes around. My son had 16 in his class and received a lot of individual attention from his teacher. The school has a great deal of technology (interactive white boards and netbooks). The building itself is very modern and every room is airconditioned. We've been very happy with the education my son has received thus far.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 9, 2006

Superb school. High quality education; small classes; great teachers, and very supportive community. Great advances in technology, math, literature, and cultural arts. Award winning school: Governor's School of Excellence; NJ Benchmark School; Project Fit America Award; Star School Nomination.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 12, 2005

The school concentrates too much on being politically correct and qualified to leave 'no child behind' and not enough time on leaving no child behind. The disciplanry rules are lovely on paper, but enforced haphazardly by adminstration. The lunch rules are restrictive; not enough time is given to exercise and outdoors activities. The middle school is horrible. The children are thrown into a middle school environment in 5th grade with no prior preperation; they are expected to repsond like 13 and 14 yr olds at 10. The middle school teachers are unsupportive and short sighted - except for an admirable few. Mr Phillips; Ms Martin; Mr Hazen. The adminstrative staff should be discarded and a new one put in place. Bullies are allowed to bully without reprisal. The school also does not prepare the children to enter the High School with the same educational level as provided by Bernards Twsp Schools.
—Submitted by a parent


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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.
Language Arts Literacy

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

67 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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76%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
70%

2010

 
 
60%
Math

The state average for Math was 78% in 2013.

67 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
94%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
88%

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

The state average for Language Arts Literacy was 59% in 2013.

59 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
59%

2010

 
 
81%
Math

The state average for Math was 78% in 2013.

59 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
87%
Science

The state average for Science was 90% in 2013.

59 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
100%

2012

 
 
98%

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.

51 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
70%
Math

The state average for Math was 80% in 2013.

51 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
92%
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.

69 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
83%
Math

The state average for Math was 79% in 2013.

69 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
91%
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.

73 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
94%
Math

The state average for Math was 64% in 2013.

73 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
84%

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

The state average for Language Arts Literacy was 82% in 2013.

74 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
93%
Math

The state average for Math was 69% in 2013.

74 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
72%
Science

The state average for Science was 79% in 2013.

74 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
94%

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 Students76%
Female88%
Male65%
Blackn/a
Asian93%
Hispanicn/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White81%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Non-economically disadvantaged79%
Special education50%
General education84%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant76%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students94%
Female94%
Male94%
Blackn/a
Asian100%
Hispanicn/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White98%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Non-economically disadvantaged94%
Special education83%
General education98%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant94%
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 Students80%
Female86%
Male77%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White85%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Non-economically disadvantaged80%
Special educationn/a
General education84%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant80%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students88%
Female86%
Male93%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White90%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Non-economically disadvantaged89%
Special educationn/a
General education90%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant88%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Science

All Students100%
Female100%
Male100%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White100%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Non-economically disadvantaged100%
Special educationn/a
General education100%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant100%
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 Students67%
Female82%
Male59%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White66%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Non-economically disadvantaged69%
Special educationn/a
General education78%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant67%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students88%
Female88%
Male88%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White95%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Non-economically disadvantaged92%
Special educationn/a
General education98%
English language learnersn/a
Non-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 Students79%
Female80%
Male79%
Blackn/a
Asian71%
Hispanicn/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White85%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Non-economically disadvantaged82%
Special education39%
General education92%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant79%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students82%
Female88%
Male75%
Blackn/a
Asian88%
Hispanicn/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White83%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Non-economically disadvantaged89%
Special education39%
General education96%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant82%
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 Students89%
Female97%
Male79%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White91%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Non-economically disadvantaged90%
Special educationn/a
General education97%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant89%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students80%
Female82%
Male77%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White82%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Non-economically disadvantaged83%
Special educationn/a
General education90%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant80%
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 Students85%
Female88%
Male83%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic55%
Pacific Islandern/a
White88%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Non-economically disadvantaged88%
Special educationn/a
General education93%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant85%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students70%
Female62%
Male78%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic55%
Pacific Islandern/a
White69%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Non-economically disadvantaged74%
Special educationn/a
General education84%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant70%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Science

All Students78%
Female74%
Male83%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic46%
Pacific Islandern/a
White83%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Non-economically disadvantaged82%
Special educationn/a
General education88%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant78%
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
Non-economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
General educationn/a
English language learnersn/a
Non-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

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Reading growth at this school

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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 70% 51%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 17% 9%
Hispanic 10% 22%
Black 2% 16%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Two or more races 0% 1%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 8%N/A34%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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  • Dr Robert Otnisky
Fax number
  • (908) 234-2318

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  • Title I Targeted Assistance program (TAS)
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234 Somerville Road
Bedminster, NJ 07921
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