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Veteran's Memorial Elementary School

Public | 1-5 | 619 students

 

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Posted March 15, 2012

My child has been in this school for the last 2 years, His teachers have been wonderful. They stay after school and help students that need it. My only problem with this school is with the principal. She has done nothing but bully my son since day one. I know my son is no angel but her disciplinary actions are horrifying. She wrongfully accused my son of something he did not do and no authority figures had witnessed. She gave him 2 days of afterschool detention. HE IS 8 YEARS OLD! Once he was sent back to the class, the situation was resolved but she insisted the punishment stand because it was her school and her rules. She called me to discuss the matter and was extremely rude to me on the phone. When I requested a face to face meeting with her and the teacher she told me to set it up with the teacher. She finally agreed to the meeting and then didn't even have the nerve to show up. She sent the vice principal to take notes in her place. Very unprofessional as far as I am concerned. This was only one of many incidences in a 1 1/2 years. I want to go to the school board but my husband fears reciprocity. Unfortunately my son has 2 yrs. left with this witch.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 20, 2010

Love the teachers and administrators what a great team they make
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 6, 2010

I am very pleased with this school. My son is in an inclusion classroom with two teachers and I am grateful that he receives the extra attention he needs to stay focused on track without the social stigma of being in a special ed class. The reading incentive programs and the character building programs (TERRFC) are commendable. I particularly like how they monitor bus behavior and teach kids about what bullying is, why people do it, and how to handle tough situations. These are good life skills.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 30, 2007

This school has quite a few great teacher. My children have been involved in the school for five years. Most of their teachers have been a blessing. They have gone beyond teaching and actually CARED. To mention a few great ones: Mrs. Danko, Mrs. Tarquinio and Mrs. Monaghan. Do not know how 'I' would have made it through elementary school. They are the Best!!!!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 27, 2006

This is my daughters first year at vets memorial elementary. Her teacher, ms. Tarquinio, is amazing. The principal is very burturing and has a true love for her school. Each month the school has something fun and educational happening for the children. Our family always looks forward to taking part in the after school activities with our daughter. Alot of the parents are involved in the school and in thier childs education, the way it should be. Wonderful school!
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Posted October 18, 2005

This is my daughter's third year at Vets and we are very pleased with the school. The teachers that she has had have been wonderful and very approachable.They really seem to care about the children. My daughter has done beautifully so far.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 5, 2005

I have found this school willing to pass students along to the next grade with no regard if the child is able to demostrate proper skills in math and language. It has happened to my child. I thought the program 'No student left behind' meant students will not be promted to the next grade if they are unable to show the proper skills. What it really means is that we'll pass them so socially they are not outcasted with their friends.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 24, 2004

I have three children, the oldest of which just graduated from VMES and the other two are still attending. I am very happy with the education that they are receiving. I have found the teachers to be very dedicated to their chosen profession and in this day and age that is refreshing, to say the least.
—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.

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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.

111 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
66%

2010

 
 
70%
Math

The state average for Math was 78% in 2013.

111 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
81%

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 59% in 2013.

112 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
60%

2011

 
 
72%

2010

 
 
71%
Math

The state average for Math was 78% in 2013.

112 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
76%
Science

The state average for Science was 90% in 2013.

112 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
98%

2012

 
 
98%

2011

 
 
98%

2010

 
 
95%
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.

112 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
62%

2010

 
 
72%
Math

The state average for Math was 80% in 2013.

112 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
82%
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 Students74%
Female76%
Male71%
Black73%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White74%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged68%
Non-economically disadvantaged77%
Special educationn/a
General education79%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant74%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students90%
Female88%
Male91%
Black91%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White88%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged85%
Non-economically disadvantaged92%
Special educationn/a
General education96%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant90%
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%
Female74%
Male61%
Black21%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White76%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged55%
Non-economically disadvantaged73%
Special educationn/a
General education73%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant67%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students83%
Female83%
Male82%
Black64%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White87%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged71%
Non-economically disadvantaged89%
Special educationn/a
General education87%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant83%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Science

All Students98%
Female98%
Male98%
Black100%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White99%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged97%
Non-economically disadvantaged99%
Special educationn/a
General education100%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant98%
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%
Female68%
Male64%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic57%
White69%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged59%
Non-economically disadvantaged68%
Special educationn/a
General education70%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant66%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students88%
Female81%
Male93%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic93%
White92%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged79%
Non-economically disadvantaged92%
Special educationn/a
General education90%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant88%
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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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 75% 52%
Black 13% 16%
Hispanic 9% 22%
Asian 2% 9%
Two or more races 1% 1%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 29%N/A33%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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School Leader's name
  • Ms Susan Mcnamara

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  • Title I Targeted Assistance program (TAS)
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103 Hendrickson Avenue
Brick, NJ 08724
Phone: (732) 785-3050

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