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Gloucester Township Elementary School

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Posted April 17, 2010

my son loves it.. i want to thank everyone for making education interesting for him. He is in kindergarden and i'm teaching him the time table. He loves learning.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 7, 2009

We moved here 3 years ago from Atlantic County. Our child just loves this school and we are thrilled with Mr. Gentile and all of his teachers and staff.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 7, 2007

I have four children in Gloucester Twp. Elementary School. Each teacher that my children have had have been absolutely wonderful. I can tell they truly care for my kids and their academic advancement. One of my children had a very difficult time with comprehension. His first grade teacher suggested that I take him to have him tested. He was diagnosed with an audio processing disorder. This in turn helped his teacher to instruct him in a way that he would understand. I also have a child who has autism and has been mainstreamed in this school. He has a shadow in the classroom. His teacher understands him and is there as soon as he gets frustrated (which is rare). Her ability to get him to focus and explain to her how he feels is very impressive. The teachers are always there whenever you need them! I love GTES!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 8, 2007

My husband and I moved from Florida. My 5 year old was severely shy and unable to complete the screening process. The principal and administration went out of their way for my son. I could not be happier with my school choice. Security is Excellent. Bus company has clean respectful drivers. Teachers are great with low turnover. Campus is understated. School closing procedure is adequate. Children all seem happy.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 18, 2007

I think Gloucester Twp. school is fantastic. My husband and I were undecided about private vs. public school until we researched GTES. Mrs. Dunham the Kindergarten teacher is wonderful and our son loves school. The principal Mr. Gentile knows all of the children by name and the atmosphere of respect in the school is superb. It has a private school feel with public school funding.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 25, 2007

I removed my daughter from Gloucester Twp elementary 2 years ago. The best decision I ever made for her. She was diagnosed ADHD but was tested at an 8 year old level while 6 yrs old. The administration was more concerned with her behavior rather than her academic success. I refused to permit her admittance in the program and was advised that after 1 month in 1st grade they could place her in the program without my consent. She now attends a private school and is thriving. Her new school is doing work far more advanced than that of the second grade classes at Gloucester Township. If you are concerned with the best education where the kids are first priority gloucester township is not the right school, look elsewhere.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 12, 2005

My daughter is in her last year at Glouster Township Elementary School. It has been the best experience for her. The Principal and the Staff are the Best the Township has to offer! I think the education is unmatched in any other elementary school in the district. It is a very hands on school, where the staff knows all the students. And where parents are asked to volunteer their time for many different activities. The children enjoy seeing their parents during school hours. We will be very sad when June 13th comes. We will greatly miss the 'little school on the hill'. But we will leave it with great memories!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 30, 2004

Two of my children attended this school, I attended this school, my 2 brothers, my cousin, my Mother, my Aunt & my kids Grandad all attended this school. Going back over a period of 65 years whenever any of us look back on our years at 'the school on the hill' we do it fondly. Gloucester Twp. School district is a great school district, even better than the 'premier community' school system of Washington Township - which I found to be lacking. Going to the school up on the hill was a great experience for all of us. My children & I, were saddened & will miss Mr. Pollino (their principal & my 5th grade social studies teacher). Mr. Pollino set our standard for all school principals.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted June 23, 2004

Union Valley Elememtary - Love the school, teachers, staff & Principal. Wish our Twp. would approve field trips. Our children miss out on so much by not visiting local spots of interest.
—Submitted by a parent


Community ratings and reviews do not represent the views of GreatSchools nor does GreatSchools check their accuracy or verify the reviewers' identities. Use your discretion when evaluating these reviews.

About these ratings

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.

43 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
56%

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
56%

2010

 
 
67%
Math

The state average for Math was 78% in 2013.

43 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
81%
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.

55 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
53%

2012

 
 
48%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
53%
Math

The state average for Math was 78% in 2013.

55 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
81%
Science

The state average for Science was 90% in 2013.

55 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
98%

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

The state average for Language Arts Literacy was 61% in 2013.

55 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
75%
Math

The state average for Math was 80% in 2013.

55 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
89%
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 Students56%
Female62%
Male50%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White55%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged50%
Non-economically disadvantaged60%
Special educationn/a
General education72%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant56%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students63%
Female62%
Male65%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White72%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged44%
Non-economically disadvantaged76%
Special educationn/a
General education72%
English language learnersn/a
Non-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 Students53%
Female56%
Male50%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White54%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged40%
Non-economically disadvantaged58%
Special educationn/a
General education55%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant53%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students91%
Female96%
Male86%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White90%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged93%
Non-economically disadvantaged90%
Special educationn/a
General education98%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant91%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Science

All Students89%
Female93%
Male86%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White90%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged87%
Non-economically disadvantaged90%
Special educationn/a
General education91%
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 Students67%
Female75%
Male61%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White71%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged57%
Non-economically disadvantaged78%
Special educationn/a
General education77%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant67%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students91%
Female96%
Male87%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White90%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged82%
Non-economically disadvantaged100%
Special educationn/a
General education98%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant91%
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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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 76% 51%
Hispanic 9% 22%
Black 8% 16%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 4% 9%
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 35%N/A34%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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