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John Hill Elementary School

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Posted April 21, 2014

The merging of the elementary school and middle school has been less than a smooth transition. The principal lacks the necessary experience which shows through. Front office staff moody and can be nasty - a parent should not have to walk on egg shells or endure eyes rolling when they ask for there children. We (parents) were promised our little ones would not suffer for this merge. At School Street School they had cute little Thanksgiving assemblies etc. sweet moments that parents and children alike look forward to have been deleted. Administration didn't even let the parents know when the talent show was to take place, shameful, these are our children our treasures. My young ones have been pushed in the hallways by the older ones. Unacceptable. The aides watching our kids at lunchtime are verbally inappropriate - telling a child to shut up or that they are lying is a hostile environment in which to thrive and learn. Do they not have any coping skills or control? Boonton will not learn from their mistakes of the past. They'll continue to perpetuate this environment of rough & tough Boonton. Lead by example. I gave them a shot now its time for our family to move on sadly.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 24, 2007

I have a son that attends John Hill School.He has now been there for 2 years.The teachers are excellent and every subject is taught to each student's level.The special area subjects such as gym,art,music,library and many others are a great opportunity for the kids to have fun and learn.Each classroom has a homeroom parent that plans parties and gets involved in the classroom.They also have a PTA.This school is a great place to learn.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 23, 2004

My son only went here for 4th grade (2004) and the teachers were extremely helpful to both my son and myself. The child study team went above and beyond to help with anything and everything that was needed to help my children. I cannot say enough about the kindness from the principle to the students. All was an excellent expeience.
—Submitted by a parent


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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.

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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.

77 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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69%

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72%

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82%

2010

 
 
67%
Math

The state average for Math was 78% in 2013.

77 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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79%

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85%

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Science

The state average for Science was 90% in 2013.

77 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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96%

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85%

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97%

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95%
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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.

72 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
73%

2010

 
 
64%
Math

The state average for Math was 80% in 2013.

72 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
87%

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

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
77%
Math

The state average for Math was 79% in 2013.

78 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
77%
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 65% in 2013.

63 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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71%

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Math

The state average for Math was 64% in 2013.

63 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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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 82% in 2013.

68 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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79%

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Math

The state average for Math was 69% in 2013.

68 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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Science

The state average for Science was 79% in 2013.

68 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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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 Studentsn/a
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
General educationn/a
English language learnersn/a
Not migrantn/a
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Studentsn/a
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
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Whiten/a
Other ethnicityn/a
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Not economically disadvantagedn/a
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General educationn/a
English language learnersn/a
Not 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 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 Students69%
Female81%
Male61%
Blackn/a
Asian57%
Hispanic64%
White81%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged55%
Not economically disadvantaged79%
Special educationn/a
General education84%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant69%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students79%
Female81%
Male77%
Blackn/a
Asian87%
Hispanic79%
White83%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged69%
Not economically disadvantaged86%
Special educationn/a
General education90%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant79%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Science

All Students96%
Female100%
Male93%
Blackn/a
Asian100%
Hispanic93%
White97%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged94%
Not economically disadvantaged98%
Special educationn/a
General education98%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant96%
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 Students68%
Female73%
Male63%
Blackn/a
Asian67%
Hispanicn/a
White78%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged42%
Not economically disadvantaged85%
Special educationn/a
General education80%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant68%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students86%
Female83%
Male89%
Blackn/a
Asian83%
Hispanicn/a
White92%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged77%
Not economically disadvantaged92%
Special educationn/a
General education90%
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

Language Arts Literacy

All Students80%
Female81%
Male79%
Blackn/a
Asian75%
Hispanicn/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White88%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged74%
Not economically disadvantaged82%
Special educationn/a
General education89%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant80%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students86%
Female92%
Male81%
Blackn/a
Asian81%
Hispanicn/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White92%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged87%
Not economically disadvantaged85%
Special educationn/a
General education98%
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

Language Arts Literacy

All Students71%
Female65%
Male78%
Blackn/a
Asian76%
Hispanicn/a
White80%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged56%
Not economically disadvantaged77%
Special educationn/a
General education87%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant71%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students74%
Female71%
Male77%
Blackn/a
Asian88%
Hispanicn/a
White83%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged56%
Not economically disadvantaged82%
Special educationn/a
General education89%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant74%
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 Students79%
Female88%
Male73%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White83%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged50%
Not economically disadvantaged91%
Special education53%
General education88%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrantn/a
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students69%
Female67%
Male70%
Blackn/a
Asian64%
Hispanicn/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White79%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged52%
Not economically disadvantaged76%
Special educationn/a
General education82%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrantn/a
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Science

All Students79%
Female70%
Male85%
Blackn/a
Asian73%
Hispanicn/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White88%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged62%
Not economically disadvantaged87%
Special educationn/a
General education90%
English language learnersn/a
Not 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 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.

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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
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Hispanicn/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
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Special educationn/a
General educationn/a
English language learnersn/a
Not 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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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 55% 51%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 22% 9%
Hispanic 13% 22%
Black 10% 16%
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 35%N/A34%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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435 Lathrop Avenue
Boonton, NJ 07005
Phone: (973) 316-9235

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