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Blackwood Elementary School

Public | PK-5 & ungraded | 17 students

 

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Posted February 17, 2014

The PTO is wonderful. They really work hard to assist the teachers and give the students' special activities/funds. Unfortunately I am like most parents where I have a child who excels and gets straight "A"s and a child who struggles. Because my straight A student didn't meet the prior teacher's requirements, he's often bored in class or helping the other students. Because my struggling student is too high for basic skills, and I reinforce work at home, he does not get extra help in school. Therefore, my children's individual needs are currently not getting met at Blackwood Elementary School. Although they both love their teachers. I am currenlty not happy with the education they are receiving. The school environment is clean and the administrative staff is highly responsive when problems arise. More safety measures should be addressed upon entering the building as well, to keep the children safe, as there have been several times where I was buzzed into the building and no one was at the desk in the front office to greet me or sign me in (I could've been a complete stranger).
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 29, 2009

This school has really shown me that there are excellent schools still around. I had 3 children in it and one that had graduated before we moved. Excellent teachers and excellent office staff.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 12, 2009

This is a really good school. We moved last yr from Western PA and the schooling out there was very boring for my daughter. They didnt challenge her. But Blackwood Elem made her have to strive for her grades and for the first year she did really well. She even received 'Student of the Month'
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 2, 2005

This is a fantastic school! The principal and vice principal are outstanding, and teachers are exceptional. As a working single mother, I've been constantly impressed with the teachers' willingness to work around my schedule. They really go above and beyond, and I have watched my son grow from a quiet, introverted boy to an outgoing, sociable straight-A student. It doesn't get much better.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 4, 2004

I went to this school many years ago. now my daughter goes there, after first starting in florida schools. I must say there is really no comparison. glouster township schools have always been very good and that is the main reason we moved back to NJ. The teachers at blackwood really get involved to make sure every child has equal attention and all students are learning to the best of their ability.
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Posted February 23, 2004

I have one daughter who went to Blackwood Elem. for 5th grade and one who is in 1st grade now. They both love this school. Because we moved here in the middle of the school year, I didn't have much contact with the 5th grade teacher, but the three teachers my younger daughter has had have been awesome. My daughter's kindergarten, T-1 and first grade teachers have done such a great job. All three teachers are very involved with their students AND their parents. In my opinion, the only negative (for lack of a better word) at Blackwood Elem is the need for extracurricular activities. I'm not sure if this is simply because my daughter is still in the younger grades or if the school does not offer them. I guess we will know in the coming years.
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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.

93 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
39%

2012

 
 
56%

2011

 
 
46%

2010

 
 
48%
Math

The state average for Math was 78% in 2013.

93 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
62%
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.

89 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
54%

2012

 
 
50%

2011

 
 
53%

2010

 
 
46%
Math

The state average for Math was 78% in 2013.

89 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
76%
Science

The state average for Science was 90% in 2013.

89 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
96%
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.

124 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
54%

2012

 
 
55%

2011

 
 
58%

2010

 
 
61%
Math

The state average for Math was 80% in 2013.

124 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
89%

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

All Students39%
Female38%
Male39%
Black33%
Asiann/a
Hispanic18%
Pacific Islandern/a
White53%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged29%
Not economically disadvantaged49%
Special educationn/a
General education46%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant39%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students57%
Female51%
Male64%
Black52%
Asiann/a
Hispanic41%
Pacific Islandern/a
White69%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged46%
Not economically disadvantaged70%
Special educationn/a
General education63%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant57%
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%
Female64%
Male43%
Black48%
Asian83%
Hispanic53%
White52%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged49%
Not economically disadvantaged63%
Special education29%
General education62%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant54%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students85%
Female85%
Male85%
Black74%
Asian100%
Hispanic87%
White88%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged80%
Not economically disadvantaged94%
Special education82%
General education85%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant85%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Science

All Students92%
Female96%
Male88%
Black87%
Asian100%
Hispanic93%
White96%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged87%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Special education82%
General education94%
English language learnersn/a
Not 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

Language Arts Literacy

All Students54%
Female67%
Male41%
Black39%
Asian85%
Hispanicn/a
White55%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged47%
Not economically disadvantaged60%
Special education20%
General education67%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant54%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students78%
Female85%
Male71%
Black69%
Asian92%
Hispanicn/a
White84%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged76%
Not economically disadvantaged80%
Special education40%
General education93%
English language learnersn/a
Not 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

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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

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Math growth at this school

Above average

Reading growth at this school

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 43% 51%
Black 26% 16%
Hispanic 16% 22%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 11% 9%
Two or more races 3% 1%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 1% 0%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 48%N/A34%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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260 Blenheim Erial Rd
Blackwood, NJ 08012
Phone: (856) 227-9510

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