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Ethel M. Burke Elementary School

Public | PK-4 & ungraded | 9 students

 

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Posted Friday, September 12, 2014

Confirmed the EM Burke school in Bellmawr is very bad. The superintendent is ignorant; the principal is stupid and denial of facts. The school's academic is very low and bad. Too many poor students who have no good tutor, that is the consequences. Non-English speakers are no problem! That is a wrong blame; it is a poor neighborhood.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 17, 2014

I am sorry to say that EM Burke school needs a complete overhaul from the Superintendent down. They should be totally ashamed with continual ratings of a "4" out of 10. Camden City is a 3. There excuse is that there is never enough money. Our taxes are very high and we have nothing to show for it. If the superintendent, principal and teachers cared they would improve their schools instead of taking their paychecks and run. There is no dedication here, certainly no caring and of course no education. Bellmawr has a high concentration of non-English speaking people so they mainstreamed them into the regular classrooms. This causes most of the teachers attention to those that do not understand English and short changes those that want to learn. They should instead put all of the non-English speaking students together and bring up their language skills so they can be effectively mainstreamed. Instead you have a student body that does not meet state minimum standards even though the administration and teachers get a handsome paycheck for little work. How disappointing it has become. This is just a job to the teachers and not a dedicated profession. Stay away!!!!!
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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.

49 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
58%

2011

 
 
55%

2010

 
 
53%
Math

The state average for Math was 78% in 2013.

49 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
74%
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.

44 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
56%

2012

 
 
55%

2011

 
 
62%

2010

 
 
62%
Math

The state average for Math was 78% in 2013.

44 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
66%

2010

 
 
75%
Science

The state average for Science was 90% in 2013.

44 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
92%

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

All Students60%
Female54%
Male65%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White63%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged44%
Not economically disadvantaged68%
Special educationn/a
General education64%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant60%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students63%
Female58%
Male68%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White72%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged38%
Not economically disadvantaged76%
Special educationn/a
General education67%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant63%
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 Students56%
Female54%
Male58%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White45%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged58%
Not economically disadvantaged54%
Special educationn/a
General education67%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant56%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students72%
Female75%
Male68%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White73%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged68%
Not economically disadvantaged75%
Special educationn/a
General education75%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant72%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Science

All Students86%
Female83%
Male90%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White82%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged84%
Not economically disadvantaged88%
Special educationn/a
General education86%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant86%
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%
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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 60% 51%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 19% 9%
Hispanic 15% 22%
Black 3% 16%
Two or more races 3% 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 40%N/A34%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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School Leader's name
  • Mr Frank Jankowski

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112 South Black Horse Pike
Bellmawr, NJ 08031
Phone: (856) 931-6362

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