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Fairview Elementary School

Public | K-6 & ungraded | 34 students

 

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Posted April 11, 2014

The teachers and other staff work hard and clearly care about the students. The principal is very smart, warm and engaging, but is also no-nonsense and runs the school in an organized manner. My children have been very happy at Fairview and are getting a good education there.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 1, 2011

This is my first year in this school and I absolutly love it! Everyone is great, The principal Mr. D. is incredible he is very involved with all the students/parents he really seems to care. The teachers as well. All the parents that I have gotten to know are great and seem really interested in there childs progress. Over all great school, great staff and feels like we are all family.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 20, 2011

This is a title I school that has been meeting APY. The staff is outstanding, the principal does a really good job of being involved, communicative and in touch. He has no vice principal and it is a fairly large school with over four hundred students. Considering the resources and challenges we have I would say this school is excellent. Our home and school association functions well and the school is proactive in watching out for bullying and taking strides toward prevention. We have a new guidance counselor who is also very involved and friendly and I have two fourth graders in the school and soon one in K. Overall I like the school, it feels homey and friendly and the teachers are well educated by and large. Would I love to see more funding? More after school programs? a cafeteria, yeah I would, but educators make the school and at least we are rich in that.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 23, 2010

The staff are genuinely caring and are good people. The parents are truely concerned and giving of their time.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 22, 2010

The staff is awesome. They truly care for the students.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 22, 2010

My children attended there. Very fond memories of the staff and HSA.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 22, 2010

great teachers, solid principal
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 21, 2010

Test scores truly don't tell the whole story. The teachers, staff, and families at Fairview School are amazing and dedicated. My son didn't want to leave for middle school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 21, 2010

Great community! Parent involvement is amazing! Teachers, staff, employees out of this world!!!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 10, 2009

Great School.. everyone from the Principal, Mr. D to all the staff are great and dedicated. Home & School Parent Involvement is wonderful, and my son loves it. Glad that my son can attend such a wonderful school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 5, 2009

I've had 3 children attend Fairview School within the past 10 years. I have nothing but good to say about the school, its teachers and its principal. I am very glad my children went through this elementary school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 21, 2006

My daughter just graduated from Fairview and her 6 years there were fabulous. Mr. D, the principal, is kind and attentive to the students needs. He and the entire staff both academically challenge the students as well as teach them valuable life skills. The community is diverse and there is a multicultural approach to education. I'd recommend this school to anyone who is moving to the area.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 10, 2006

I have children whom attend Fairview in grades one and six. I'm pleased with the progress & growth my children are having in this school. The academics challenge them, they look forward to the next school day and they're respectful of both the staff and friends that they've made. They enjoy music, sports, language arts, glee club, fun math, trips and creative projects both with parent involvement and alone. The principal's positivity trickles down to the staff which in turn reflects in the students thurst to learn. He has respect from this community due to his personalablity and roll up your sleeve's approve with the students. The teacher/student ratio is excellent. Parent get involved & show support in great numbers at school events. I've had positive results with Fairview based upon what I've experienced daily in my children's schoolwork and my interaction with the staff.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 15, 2004

The entire staff at Fairview works very hard to ensure that the students get the best education possible. The Principal is truly a gift from God, he's cares about the welfare and education of each and every student in his school. He's a great leader for Fairview.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 26, 2004

The staff is a great staff, always there for the kids. My 3 daughters went there and everyone worked with each other (staff, parents and students).
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 23, 2004

I think Fairview is an adequate school. My daughter has done well during her time there. The teachers appreciate feed back and communication if there is a problem. They do try to help and encourage the children as well as the parents. Overall I am happy with Fairview School.
—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.

62 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
60%

2010

 
 
62%
Math

The state average for Math was 78% in 2013.

62 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
82%

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 59% in 2013.

78 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
42%

2011

 
 
68%

2010

 
 
52%
Math

The state average for Math was 78% in 2013.

78 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
74%

2010

 
 
64%
Science

The state average for Science was 90% in 2013.

78 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
90%

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.

56 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
42%

2012

 
 
53%

2011

 
 
53%

2010

 
 
54%
Math

The state average for Math was 80% in 2013.

56 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
55%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
70%

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 66% in 2013.

78 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
54%

2012

 
 
50%

2011

 
 
47%

2010

 
 
65%
Math

The state average for Math was 79% in 2013.

78 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
70%

2010

 
 
63%
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%
Male69%
Black73%
Asiann/a
Hispanic59%
Pacific Islandern/a
White94%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged70%
Non-economically disadvantaged81%
Special educationn/a
General education80%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant76%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students92%
Female92%
Male91%
Black81%
Asiann/a
Hispanic91%
Pacific Islandern/a
White100%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged93%
Non-economically disadvantaged91%
Special educationn/a
General education96%
English language learnersn/a
Non-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 Students58%
Female67%
Male50%
Black48%
Asiann/a
Hispanic55%
White62%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged52%
Non-economically disadvantaged67%
Special educationn/a
General education64%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant58%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students79%
Female74%
Male84%
Black67%
Asiann/a
Hispanic76%
White92%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged80%
Non-economically disadvantaged79%
Special educationn/a
General education82%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant79%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Science

All Students86%
Female82%
Male90%
Black71%
Asiann/a
Hispanic88%
White92%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged86%
Non-economically disadvantaged85%
Special educationn/a
General education88%
English language learnersn/a
Non-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

Language Arts Literacy

All Students42%
Female52%
Male34%
Black35%
Asiann/a
Hispanic50%
White38%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged35%
Non-economically disadvantaged50%
Special educationn/a
General education44%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant42%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students55%
Female57%
Male53%
Black40%
Asiann/a
Hispanic57%
White69%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged48%
Non-economically disadvantaged62%
Special educationn/a
General education56%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant55%
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%
Male44%
Black41%
Asiann/a
Hispanic63%
Pacific Islandern/a
White65%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged36%
Non-economically disadvantaged73%
Special educationn/a
General education61%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant54%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students78%
Female85%
Male72%
Black78%
Asiann/a
Hispanic84%
Pacific Islandern/a
White75%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged67%
Non-economically disadvantaged89%
Special educationn/a
General education86%
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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48%
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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
Hispanic 34% 22%
White 28% 51%
Black 27% 16%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 11% 9%
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 34%N/A34%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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  • Mr Salvatore Desimone

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376 Berkeley Avenue
Bloomfield, NJ 07003
Phone: (973) 680-8550

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