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Alice Costello Elementary School

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Posted June 6, 2007

Excellent school, great teachers who care & work with you & your child, a Principal who stands by her word (yes, I said her - Mrs. Brown is awesome!) Is constantly growing & expanding with the changing times.
—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.

32 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
56%

2012

 
 
60%

2011

 
 
50%

2010

 
 
48%
Math

The state average for Math was 78% in 2013.

32 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
58%

2010

 
 
58%
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.

38 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
37%

2012

 
 
41%

2011

 
 
59%

2010

 
 
47%
Math

The state average for Math was 78% in 2013.

38 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
69%

2010

 
 
62%
Science

The state average for Science was 90% in 2013.

38 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
100%
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.

41 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
28%

2012

 
 
57%

2011

 
 
52%

2010

 
 
50%
Math

The state average for Math was 80% in 2013.

41 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
68%

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 66% in 2013.

49 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
49%

2011

 
 
66%

2010

 
 
66%
Math

The state average for Math was 79% in 2013.

49 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
56%

2011

 
 
69%

2010

 
 
74%
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.

35 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
56%

2012

 
 
53%

2011

 
 
55%

2010

 
 
57%
Math

The state average for Math was 64% in 2013.

35 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
46%

2012

 
 
41%

2011

 
 
55%

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

The state average for Language Arts Literacy was 82% in 2013.

29 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
93%
Math

The state average for Math was 69% in 2013.

29 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
48%

2012

 
 
64%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
81%
Science

The state average for Science was 79% in 2013.

29 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
86%
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 Students56%
Female50%
Male67%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White63%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged48%
Non-economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
General education61%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant56%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students84%
Female80%
Male92%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White90%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged78%
Non-economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
General education89%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant84%
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 Students37%
Female47%
Male29%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White46%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged33%
Non-economically disadvantaged40%
Special educationn/a
General education44%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant37%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students76%
Female82%
Male71%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White82%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged67%
Non-economically disadvantaged85%
Special educationn/a
General education84%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant76%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Science

All Students87%
Female88%
Male86%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White86%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged83%
Non-economically disadvantaged90%
Special educationn/a
General education91%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant87%
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 Students28%
Female32%
Male22%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White29%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged29%
Non-economically disadvantaged26%
Special educationn/a
General education31%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant28%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students63%
Female55%
Male72%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White74%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged48%
Non-economically disadvantaged79%
Special educationn/a
General education69%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant63%
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 Students61%
Female60%
Male63%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White63%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged41%
Non-economically disadvantaged86%
Special educationn/a
General education70%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant61%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students76%
Female72%
Male79%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White81%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged59%
Non-economically disadvantaged95%
Special educationn/a
General education81%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant76%
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 Students56%
Female46%
Male61%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White61%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged33%
Non-economically disadvantaged81%
Special educationn/a
General education65%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant56%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students46%
Female36%
Male50%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White56%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged32%
Non-economically disadvantaged63%
Special educationn/a
General education62%
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 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%
Female80%
Malen/a
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White60%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged56%
Non-economically disadvantaged82%
Special educationn/a
General education86%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant66%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students48%
Female60%
Malen/a
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White50%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged44%
Non-economically disadvantaged55%
Special educationn/a
General education67%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant48%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Science

All Students69%
Female75%
Malen/a
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White70%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged61%
Non-economically disadvantaged82%
Special educationn/a
General education76%
English language learnersn/a
Non-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

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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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 69% 52%
Black 14% 16%
Hispanic 14% 22%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 2% 0%
Two or more races 1% 1%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Asian 0% 9%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 52%N/A33%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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School Leader's name
  • Dr John Kellmayer

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  • Title I Targeted Assistance program (TAS)
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