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Chews Elementary School

Public | K-5 & ungraded | 17 students

 
 

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4 stars

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Posted May 11, 2013

I grew up in Gloucester township, and I have alway love the schools, I move back when I had children, so they could experience the same as I did. Chew is a great school, my daughter is in 1st grade, and I am in one to one contact with the teacher. She will comunicate with me about my child.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 1, 2013

My son is in 2nd grade and it is his first year attending Chews Elementary school. I find the homework given to him is at a bare minimum amount of work level. The math they assign is still at addition and adding by only 1 or 2 numbers by the same amount. Then they jump and give him ratios, fractions and somehow they have skipped or forgetten to teach division and multiplication? When I was a kid going to school wasn't so scrambled. We was taught the fundamentals first then we proceeded to advance on to percentages, measurements and the so ons. The other schools my son attended gave out instructions that was simple and homework to the amounts that actually stimulated my son's mind to stretch and grow. Another thing that is hard to hear is that when a child does something in class that the teacher doesn't like they lose recess time? I'm sorry but if you want to punish my child let him run around the track, do some push ups or sit ups -one should'nt eliminate their physical activity time. Especially when gym is narrowed down to one day a week! IF your in your mid 30's like me you can recall we had gym EVERYDAY. They wonder why the kids lack motivation...Keep them moving...mind&body.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 11, 2013

The education offered at Chews School is well below average. I am so disappointed in the teachers, the staff, the Principal, even the LatchKey program. There are so many issues. There is not an open rapport about your child's progress. Many teachers have in their car window they are working without a contract. I pay nearly $7000 in taxes, I will now pay an additional $4500 for private school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 27, 2011

I took my son out of Chews because I felt that the quality of education he was receiving was poor. They have some good teachers but they also have a fair share of poor teachers. I found that the teachers and administrators give you lip service when you complain or discuss your child's progress, but do not follow through on any of the promises made. I moved my child to a private school and the change in his outlook, behavior and grades are outstanding. I now have a child who loves to go to school and actually enjoys learning. A far cry from his 3 years at Chews!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 20, 2011

I have gone to both this district and another district. And i feel this school isn't as could as it could be. i had one teacher who barely really taught us and then in the next grade my teacher was an amazing teacher. I'm happy this school started the Everday Mathmatics program. At my old school we had Everyday Math and when i came to this school i felt so ahead. But, in the next grade they started the program and the other students caught up.


Posted August 28, 2009

My son transferred here mid year and loves it! He has been more successful here than in his last school. He has improved in all areas! This school is wonderful!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 10, 2008

I think this school is wonderful. I went here as a child and both of my children go here. THey love it is fun to learn they say. They also pick up any problems your child maybe having.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 4, 2008

Terrific school. My children have attended two schools in the district (Blackwood school a few years ago and now Chews). The quality of the teachers here is excellent. My niece goes to school in Mt. Laurel, and the quality here as every bit as good. Also, the new administration has been wonderful to work with (unlike the folks at Blackwood a few years ago). My son has had some issues with behavior on his bus, but the principal was informative and fair in her assessment of the situation and what was done about it. I really love the parental invovlement at Chews too. Recommended.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 11, 2007

The biggest issue that I have run into with Chews is bus safety. Other then that I am very pleased.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 4, 2006

Academics were excellent, no extra curricular for younger students,art program phenomenal. Parental involvement was great. Not good for students of diverse ethnicity.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 31, 2005

I currently have a 3rd grader at Chews and my oldest daughter graduated from Chews last year and currently attends Glen Landing. My experience with the Chews faculty & staff has been phenomenal. Mr.Clancy and Mr. Dantine have always been there for my daughters and myself. The parental involvement at Chews events is 'off the charts' in my opinion. The turn-out at scheduled events is so complimentary to our children and the staff. Our family moved to Gloucester Twp because of the fantastic school system and Chews is just one example of that 'shining star'.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 28, 2005

My family moved from Florida back to NJ so our 7 year old could attend Chews School. My daughter NOW loves to go to school and is on the honor roll. Chews has in place rules that will make your child feel safe, No bully policy is GREAT!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 25, 2005

My son goes to chews and I have to say that moving from another school to here has been a God sent. My son is in the resorse center and he went from failing grades in the other school to honor roll in chews. The resorce center has been so much better in chews than it was at the other school. I love this school and I am really glad that we moved to this district.
—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.

131 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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61%

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68%

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50%

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58%
Math

The state average for Math was 78% in 2013.

131 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
80%

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

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

128 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
53%

2012

 
 
59%

2011

 
 
65%

2010

 
 
59%
Math

The state average for Math was 78% in 2013.

128 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
73%
Science

The state average for Science was 90% in 2013.

128 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
95%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
93%

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.

146 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
52%

2012

 
 
56%

2011

 
 
72%

2010

 
 
63%
Math

The state average for Math was 80% in 2013.

146 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
83%

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

All Students61%
Female75%
Male47%
Black38%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White64%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged35%
Non-economically disadvantaged71%
Special educationn/a
General education71%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant61%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students82%
Female80%
Male83%
Black56%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White87%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged68%
Non-economically disadvantaged87%
Special educationn/a
General education89%
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 Students53%
Female66%
Male40%
Black42%
Asiann/a
Hispanic23%
White58%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged38%
Non-economically disadvantaged59%
Special educationn/a
General education63%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant53%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students79%
Female81%
Male77%
Black75%
Asiann/a
Hispanic39%
White84%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged64%
Non-economically disadvantaged84%
Special education57%
General education83%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant79%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Science

All Students95%
Female92%
Male98%
Black83%
Asiann/a
Hispanic85%
White98%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged94%
Non-economically disadvantaged96%
Special education95%
General education95%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant95%
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 Students52%
Female64%
Male38%
Black17%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White55%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged33%
Non-economically disadvantaged61%
Special educationn/a
General education59%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant52%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students75%
Female71%
Male79%
Black58%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White76%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged53%
Non-economically disadvantaged86%
Special education38%
General education82%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant75%
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%
of schools in the state are Above average

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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 81% 51%
Black 10% 16%
Hispanic 6% 22%
Two or more races 2% 1%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 9%
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 26%N/A34%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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600 Chewslanding Somerdale Rd
Blackwood, NJ 08012
Phone: (856) 783-6607

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