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Alexander Denbo Elementary School

Public | K-5 & ungraded | 9 students

 

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Posted September 18, 2009

I have 2 children at this school and we love it. The principal, Dolores Sanchez, knows each child by name. The teachers are excellent. Both of my sons have had Mrs. Murray for pre-k and she is a wonderful caring person! I can not say enough positive things about this school-one of the best around!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 28, 2008

My son switched to Denbo this year and we have seen so many positive changes in him. The school does so much to get the children involved in learning and invites the parents to join in too. The resource center is wonderful and we really feel like part of a community here!
—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.

41 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
41%

2011

 
 
49%

2010

 
 
43%
Math

The state average for Math was 78% in 2013.

41 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
63%

2010

 
 
66%
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.

46 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
38%

2012

 
 
40%

2011

 
 
52%

2010

 
 
47%
Math

The state average for Math was 78% in 2013.

46 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
69%

2010

 
 
78%
Science

The state average for Science was 90% in 2013.

46 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
94%

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.

52 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
44%

2012

 
 
47%

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
n/a
Math

The state average for Math was 80% in 2013.

52 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
79%

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 Students59%
Female65%
Male54%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic46%
Pacific Islandern/a
White67%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged58%
Not economically disadvantaged60%
Special educationn/a
General education68%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant59%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students81%
Female82%
Male79%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic69%
Pacific Islandern/a
White95%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged73%
Not economically disadvantaged93%
Special educationn/a
General education91%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant81%
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 Students38%
Female28%
Male44%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic39%
White38%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged32%
Not economically disadvantaged45%
Special educationn/a
General education46%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant38%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students85%
Female72%
Male93%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic77%
White91%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged81%
Not economically disadvantaged90%
Special educationn/a
General education84%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant85%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Science

All Students83%
Female78%
Male86%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic85%
White86%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged69%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Special educationn/a
General education84%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant83%
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 Students44%
Female56%
Male37%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic40%
White50%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged44%
Not economically disadvantaged44%
Special educationn/a
General education58%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant44%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students65%
Female72%
Male61%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic56%
White77%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged63%
Not economically disadvantaged71%
Special education43%
General education79%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant65%
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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48%
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26%
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Math growth at this school

Above average

Reading growth at this school

Above 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 52% 51%
Hispanic 29% 22%
Black 16% 16%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 9%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 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 64%N/A34%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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School Leader's name
  • Ms Dolores Sanchez

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  • Title I Targeted Assistance program (TAS)
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