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Bound Brook Elementary School

Public | PK-8 & ungraded | 1064 students

 

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Posted February 26, 2014

I myself attended the Bound Brook School District and I honestly believe this is a great school for my children to attend, the staff is great and attentive to my children needs, the teachers do their absolute best to keep the parents informed and are very caring towards my children, I've always received all the necessary feedback on my children's progress in order to help them achieve their goals in school, the teachers are great at they show truth and honest care for the students. the only thing I would improve is parent involvement not coming from the staff but from the parents themselves.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 9, 2013

I am an 8th grade student at the school, and I honestly think the school isn't appropriate at all. By this I mean the kids are out of control and none of my fellow classmates have the urge to learn unlike myself. There aren't many extra curricular programs for students to sign up for leaving a possible hobby or interest out of the question. When we could be using all the money we recieve by the state for classical instruments or robotics possibly. We should be spending the money we have, earn, and receive more wisely. For example everyone in the school had laptops last year. Now they gave them away, and brought everyone iPads! That just doesn't make sense to me... This school isn't a school I would want my or your children attending. This is the most true review, it comes from someone that has experienced everything that has happened. The things is there are good and bad students, and the number of irresponsible trouble makers exceed the number of the wanting to learn students.The learning system and teachers are perfectly fine, it's just the children that shape the school horribly.


Posted June 15, 2012

The students are unsupervised and disrespectful. The teachers seem to have little control or interest in their jobs. The principal is inattentive and unresponsive.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 4, 2009

Our teachers and principal work hard and really care about their students!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 25, 2009

My child likes her teacher. The school gets a bad rapt but I feel it has improved. My child just completed 7th grade and has gotten very good grades.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 19, 2005

Although many people put down this school district because of the low funding and diversity. I, personally, feel that the school is great. The amazing faculty that they have at the school makes the children want to go to school in each day. Many teachers dedicate thier time to help the children in any way they can. I give Smalley a thumbs up!
—Submitted by a former student


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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.

109 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
39%

2012

 
 
45%

2011

 
 
42%

2010

 
 
n/a
Math

The state average for Math was 78% in 2013.

109 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
48%

2011

 
 
57%

2010

 
 
n/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.

Source: New Jersey Department of Education

Language Arts Literacy

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

134 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
33%

2012

 
 
33%

2011

 
 
45%

2010

 
 
n/a
Math

The state average for Math was 78% in 2013.

134 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
57%

2011

 
 
73%

2010

 
 
n/a
Science

The state average for Science was 90% in 2013.

134 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
n/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.

Source: New Jersey Department of Education

Language Arts Literacy

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

113 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
38%

2012

 
 
44%

2011

 
 
39%

2010

 
 
n/a
Math

The state average for Math was 80% in 2013.

113 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
73%

2010

 
 
n/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.

Source: New Jersey Department of Education

Language Arts Literacy

The state average for Language Arts Literacy was 66% in 2013.

112 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
42%

2012

 
 
47%

2011

 
 
49%

2010

 
 
37%
Math

The state average for Math was 79% in 2013.

112 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
71%
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.

92 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
40%

2012

 
 
31%

2011

 
 
40%

2010

 
 
44%
Math

The state average for Math was 64% in 2013.

92 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
59%

2011

 
 
63%

2010

 
 
37%
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 82% in 2013.

107 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
61%

2010

 
 
82%
Math

The state average for Math was 69% in 2013.

107 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
54%

2010

 
 
66%
Science

The state average for Science was 79% in 2013.

107 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
65%

2010

 
 
73%
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%
Female48%
Male28%
Black33%
Asiann/a
Hispanic32%
Pacific Islandern/a
White61%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged38%
Not economically disadvantaged41%
Special educationn/a
General education47%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant39%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students58%
Female68%
Male47%
Black53%
Asiann/a
Hispanic53%
Pacific Islandern/a
White78%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged56%
Not economically disadvantaged64%
Special education20%
General education68%
English language learners31%
Not migrant58%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Former48%
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 Students33%
Female28%
Male36%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic34%
White39%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged31%
Not economically disadvantaged39%
Special education14%
General education35%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant33%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Former22%
Limited English Proficient Former17%

Math

All Students60%
Female58%
Male61%
Black36%
Asiann/a
Hispanic60%
White70%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged60%
Not economically disadvantaged58%
Special education57%
General education60%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant60%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Former67%
Limited English Proficient Former67%

Science

All Students81%
Female78%
Male83%
Black64%
Asiann/a
Hispanic79%
White91%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged81%
Not economically disadvantaged79%
Special education79%
General education82%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant81%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Former67%
Limited English Proficient Former67%
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 Students38%
Female39%
Male38%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic26%
White68%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged31%
Not economically disadvantaged52%
Special educationn/a
General education45%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant38%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students65%
Female68%
Male64%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic58%
White88%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged60%
Not economically disadvantaged77%
Special educationn/a
General education75%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant65%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Former36%
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%
Male35%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic39%
Pacific Islandern/a
White64%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged41%
Not economically disadvantaged46%
Special educationn/a
General education50%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant42%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students69%
Female73%
Male64%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic69%
Pacific Islandern/a
White92%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged72%
Not economically disadvantaged62%
Special educationn/a
General education79%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant69%
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 Students40%
Female45%
Male38%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic39%
White50%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged34%
Not economically disadvantaged56%
Special educationn/a
General education49%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant40%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students66%
Female76%
Male62%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic68%
White67%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged65%
Not economically disadvantaged70%
Special educationn/a
General education79%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant66%
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 Students66%
Female74%
Male61%
Black64%
Asiann/a
Hispanic68%
Pacific Islandern/a
White62%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged64%
Not economically disadvantaged73%
Special educationn/a
General education74%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant66%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students65%
Female72%
Male60%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic67%
Pacific Islandern/a
White71%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged66%
Not economically disadvantaged62%
Special educationn/a
General education73%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant65%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Science

All Students60%
Female65%
Male55%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic55%
Pacific Islandern/a
White71%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged56%
Not economically disadvantaged73%
Special educationn/a
General education67%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant60%
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
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
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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Math growth at this school

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Reading growth at this school

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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
Hispanic 70% 22%
White 17% 51%
Black 10% 16%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 9%
Two or more races 1% 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 73%N/A34%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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School Leader's name
  • Mr Edward Gordon

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