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Aletta Crichton Elementary School

Public | K-5 & ungraded | 451 students

 

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Posted November 14, 2005

It has been years since I attented and when I visited the school recentlt, it was just like I remember. The principal is still super-involved, making all of the students and faculty come together like a family.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted November 7, 2005

The principal and staff are very wonderfull especially the staff for the pre kindergarten classes.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 2, 2005

Feel my child is doing well here. I like the staff, and the students seem nice.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 30, 2004

My daughter went to this school from preschool through 2nd grade. The Principal knows every child and parent in the school because he cares. All of my encounters with the teachers and administration have been nothing but professional. The staff here are the best. My daughter learned so much from the teachers, (they are all sweet too). They provide lots of activities for the children such as tutoring, plays, art and crafts, etc. all of which take place after school. It was a great experience. Thanks Crichton Staff. We miss you!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 9, 2003

Crichton School offers a lot of great programs.One of my favorites is the 4 yr. old program (pre-k).My child and I had wonderful experiences there.Not only do they have good programs ,the staff is wonderful. Mr.D, the principal,is unbelievable with the children!He makes it a point to learn each child's name and a little bit about them.Most principals only know about the child if they were disciplined for something.You will find Mr.D in the front of the building making sure the cars are doing the speed limit.You'll also find him in the hallways,in the classroom, even sitting at one of those small tables in the cafeteria,eating with the children.My child loves school, thanks to their staff!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 26, 2003

this was the best of the 4 schools my 4 children went to. the entire staff is great and pto was the best ever encountered by me. they always have great things to do after school like plays, story time ,concerts and the like. i will miss this school and staff
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 1, 2003

This school has earned high ratings in my opinion because 1) The principal holds the teachers to a very high accountability to teach. 2) The students are expected to come to school to learn and nonsence is not tolerated by the principal. 3) Parent involvement is encouraged. 4) The PTO is very active and encourages an environment to enhance every childs potential and self esteem. 5) The learning environment is serious but yet fun for the children.


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.

About these ratings

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.

73 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
48%

2012

 
 
46%

2011

 
 
59%

2010

 
 
52%
Math

The state average for Math was 78% in 2013.

73 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
69%

2010

 
 
70%
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.

70 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
48%

2012

 
 
49%

2011

 
 
57%

2010

 
 
36%
Math

The state average for Math was 78% in 2013.

70 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
67%

2010

 
 
59%
Science

The state average for Science was 90% in 2013.

70 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
95%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
91%
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.

65 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
55%

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
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Math

The state average for Math was 80% in 2013.

65 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
n/a

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

All Students48%
Female74%
Male32%
Black36%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White52%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged43%
Not economically disadvantaged55%
Special educationn/a
General education62%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant48%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students73%
Female96%
Male59%
Black73%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White75%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged65%
Not economically disadvantaged84%
Special educationn/a
General education84%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant73%
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 Students48%
Female60%
Male37%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White51%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged44%
Not economically disadvantaged54%
Special educationn/a
General education52%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant48%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students70%
Female70%
Male70%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White75%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged56%
Not economically disadvantaged86%
Special educationn/a
General education71%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant70%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Science

All Students95%
Female93%
Male97%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White95%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged91%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Special educationn/a
General education96%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant95%
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 Students55%
Female65%
Male45%
Black54%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White50%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged53%
Not economically disadvantaged58%
Special educationn/a
General education54%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant55%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students71%
Female61%
Male81%
Black77%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White70%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged75%
Not economically disadvantaged65%
Special educationn/a
General education71%
English language learnersn/a
Not 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

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of schools in the state are Below average
48%
of schools in the state are Average
26%
of schools in the state are Above average

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Math growth at this school

Below Average

Reading growth at this school

Below Average


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 63% 51%
Black 23% 16%
Hispanic 12% 22%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 9%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 1% 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 53%N/A34%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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School Leader's name
  • Mr Norman Adams

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  • Title I Targeted Assistance program (TAS)
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