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Fairfield Township School

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Posted May 17, 2011

Fairfield Twsp. needs to be taken over by the State. The children are suffering educationally and socially. Unqualified teachers who do not care and an administration that has very poor leadership and even poorer communication skills! This school is a complete mess! The poor kids don't have a chance to succeed at the rate it's going. Superintendent resigned finally, they were goin to hire another that was being investigated! Totally incompetent!!! The BOE president doesnt even send her kids there!! It says alot :( WE need help.....
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 29, 2011

My child was threatened in a drawing. The child that drew the picture was shooting my son and another child child was shooting him on the other side. This picture was hidden from us. We removed him when we found out and now we have to send him to another public school and pay $5,300 tuition a year. This incident was never to reported to anyone but the other child's parents. Truly dangerous bunch of administrators in that school and we are the only ones paying for it. The superintendant said that his live was never in danger. Easy for him to say. If his child was in the picture I guarantee something would have been done and he wouldn't be paying tuition. The absolute worse school administration ever.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 28, 2011

Fairfield Township School is easily the most improved school in Cumberland County in the past few years. New buildings, new technology, new attitude and atmosphere. Just hope it does not go back downhill with the current administration that brought it up so much leaving!
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted March 24, 2010

I have a son in the 4th grade he struggles with different subjects reading and math mainly. it seems like if he doesn't catch on to what there teaching they the teachers move on to the next thing. whether he gets it or not it's like oh well we have to keep moving on so in the main time he doesn't have a clue to what's going on and i don't think he is the only one. he can't be !!! I'm contemplating on taking him out of this school
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 24, 2009

Fairfied school is terrible, the principle and superintendent best interest is not for the children. administation will suspend your child for the littlest thing, put them on a restriction list, so they can not participate in extra curriculer activities. This is the worst school I have ever incountered.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 7, 2008

fairfield township is a very exciting school. I went there and now my children go there also. the teachers are excellent and ms. clark is a great principal.
—Submitted by a parent


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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.

50 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
32%

2012

 
 
22%

2011

 
 
23%

2010

 
 
12%
Math

The state average for Math was 78% in 2013.

50 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
40%

2012

 
 
27%

2011

 
 
33%

2010

 
 
25%
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.

59 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
24%

2012

 
 
27%

2011

 
 
20%

2010

 
 
23%
Math

The state average for Math was 78% in 2013.

59 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
29%

2012

 
 
24%

2011

 
 
34%

2010

 
 
45%
Science

The state average for Science was 90% in 2013.

59 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
61%

2011

 
 
67%

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

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

64 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
24%

2012

 
 
23%

2011

 
 
21%

2010

 
 
32%
Math

The state average for Math was 80% in 2013.

64 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
31%

2012

 
 
43%

2011

 
 
55%

2010

 
 
34%
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.

57 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
39%

2012

 
 
36%

2011

 
 
44%

2010

 
 
35%
Math

The state average for Math was 79% in 2013.

57 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
47%

2012

 
 
52%

2011

 
 
44%

2010

 
 
35%
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.

58 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
27%

2012

 
 
26%

2011

 
 
38%

2010

 
 
30%
Math

The state average for Math was 64% in 2013.

58 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
33%

2012

 
 
26%

2011

 
 
39%

2010

 
 
22%
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.

56 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
63%

2010

 
 
64%
Math

The state average for Math was 69% in 2013.

56 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
43%

2012

 
 
59%

2011

 
 
39%

2010

 
 
32%
Science

The state average for Science was 79% in 2013.

56 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
60%

2010

 
 
59%
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 Students32%
Female35%
Male29%
Black30%
Asiann/a
Hispanic18%
Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged25%
Non-economically disadvantaged44%
Special educationn/a
General education39%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant32%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students40%
Female35%
Male48%
Black22%
Asiann/a
Hispanic46%
Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged38%
Non-economically disadvantaged44%
Special educationn/a
General education39%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant40%
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 Students24%
Female32%
Male18%
Black27%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White36%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged11%
Non-economically disadvantaged46%
Special educationn/a
General education30%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant24%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students29%
Female36%
Male24%
Black27%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White46%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged19%
Non-economically disadvantaged46%
Special educationn/a
General education36%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant29%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Science

All Students66%
Female76%
Male59%
Black67%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White82%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged60%
Non-economically disadvantaged77%
Special educationn/a
General education70%
English language learnersn/a
Non-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 Students24%
Female32%
Male15%
Black22%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White33%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged14%
Non-economically disadvantaged43%
Special educationn/a
General education32%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant24%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students31%
Female29%
Male35%
Black25%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White58%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged28%
Non-economically disadvantaged38%
Special educationn/a
General education38%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant31%
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 Students39%
Female40%
Male37%
Black43%
Asiann/a
Hispanic17%
Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged34%
Non-economically disadvantaged46%
Special educationn/a
General education47%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant39%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students47%
Female53%
Male41%
Black46%
Asiann/a
Hispanic50%
Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged46%
Non-economically disadvantaged50%
Special educationn/a
General education57%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant47%
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 Students27%
Female35%
Male19%
Black18%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged23%
Non-economically disadvantaged35%
Special educationn/a
General education31%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant27%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students33%
Female45%
Male22%
Black24%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged28%
Non-economically disadvantaged45%
Special educationn/a
General education38%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant33%
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 Students75%
Female91%
Male64%
Black68%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White75%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged79%
Non-economically disadvantaged72%
Special educationn/a
General education89%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant75%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students43%
Female48%
Male39%
Black22%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White67%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged50%
Non-economically disadvantaged36%
Special educationn/a
General education49%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant43%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Science

All Students71%
Female78%
Male67%
Black57%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White83%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged75%
Non-economically disadvantaged68%
Special educationn/a
General education81%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant71%
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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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
Black 56% 16%
Hispanic 18% 22%
White 13% 51%
Two or more races 8% 1%
American Indian/Alaska Native 4% 0%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 9%
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 78%N/A34%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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  • Ms Mary Lou Defrancisco

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Bridgeton, NJ 08302
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