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Joseph S. Stackhouse Elementary School

Public | K-5 & ungraded | 305 students

 

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Posted December 22, 2006

The teachers tend to go above and beyond the normal class day. My daughter's teachers are always available to answer my questions help with extra tutoring and even emotional support. I have never encountered a more dedicated staff than that of Stackhouse School. The thought process is involvement not just the parents and families but the community as well. The only thing I see lacking in the school is parental involvement but I guess when things are going great parents do not feel they need to be involved. But the school does welcome parental involvement with open arms. Also, they tell you the truth and do not pull any punches with telling what needs to happen to improve the problems.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 1, 2005

In my oppion i feel that stackhouse school is a great school. The teachers really care about the students. The principle is more than happy to help and always makes time to speak with a parent about any problems or concerns you may have. I have a son who is in the special education program and i am very happy with it. The child study team is wonderful and very very helpfull with any and all questions and concerns. For any parent who has a child with learning difficulties this school distric is great as it is for students without difficulties. Sometimes i feel that new jersey tends to push the students to much as far as testing but overall i guess the proof is in the pudding. The music program is great to. Every year they have a christmas and a spring show and the kids love it.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 18, 2004

After taking a big step to moving to a place that I've never heard of, as a parent I was very concerned about my daughters and the big transformation that they would have to make. But after enrolling my daughter into the JSS school, now going on 4 years this coming August, I'm very happy with the results that I've seen in my 8 year old. She received all the extra help with her reading, and the school even provided after school tutoring for her math. My daughter is a good reader and has improved tremendously in her math. I owe it all to her teachers for putting in the extra time and effort that they did to prepare them for exams. It's a great school and I look forward for my younger daughter to attend when she turns 5. Good school, good staff and clean.
—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.

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.

44 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
62%

2010

 
 
59%
Math

The state average for Math was 78% in 2013.

44 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
87%
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.

61 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
34%

2011

 
 
60%

2010

 
 
57%
Math

The state average for Math was 78% in 2013.

61 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
77%
Science

The state average for Science was 90% in 2013.

61 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
92%
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.

47 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
55%

2012

 
 
58%

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
n/a
Math

The state average for Math was 80% in 2013.

47 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
91%

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 Students61%
Female70%
Male47%
Black61%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White57%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged52%
Not economically disadvantaged74%
Special educationn/a
General education61%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant61%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students91%
Female96%
Male82%
Black83%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White96%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged88%
Not economically disadvantaged95%
Special educationn/a
General education90%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant91%
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 Students59%
Female54%
Male65%
Black50%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White67%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged50%
Not economically disadvantaged70%
Special educationn/a
General education60%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant59%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students77%
Female80%
Male73%
Black92%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White74%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged71%
Not economically disadvantaged85%
Special educationn/a
General education78%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant77%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Science

All Students87%
Female91%
Male81%
Black92%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White87%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged85%
Not economically disadvantaged89%
Special educationn/a
General education86%
English language learnersn/a
Not 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 Students55%
Female61%
Male50%
Black38%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White61%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged50%
Not economically disadvantaged73%
Special educationn/a
General education58%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant55%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students79%
Female78%
Male79%
Black81%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White75%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged75%
Not economically disadvantaged91%
Special educationn/a
General education80%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant79%
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

Below Average

Reading growth at this school

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 59% 51%
Black 30% 16%
Hispanic 9% 22%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 9%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 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 60%N/A34%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Art teacher(s)
Computer specialist(s)
Cooking/Nutrition teacher(s)
Gifted specialist(s)
Librarian/media specialist(s)
Math specialist(s)
Music teacher(s)
Nurse(s)
PE instructor(s)
Reading specialist(s)
School social worker/counselors(s)
Security personnel
Special education coordinator
Speech and language therapist(s)
Teacher aid/assistant teacher
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Special education / special needs

Staff resources available to students
  • Special education coordinator
  • Speech and language therapist(s)

Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

Staff resources available to students
  • Computer specialist(s)
  • Math specialist(s)

Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
School facilities
  • Art room
  • Music room
  • Performance stage
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus

Language learning

Staff resources available to students
  • Speech and language therapist(s)

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • Cooking/Nutrition teacher(s)
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Kitchen
  • Multi-purpose room ("cafegymatorium")

Gifted & talented

Staff resources available to students
  • Gifted specialist(s)
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School basics

Before school or after school care / program onsite
  • After school
School Leader's name
  • Mr Frank Miller

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Computer specialist(s)
  • Cooking/Nutrition teacher(s)
  • Gifted specialist(s)
  • Librarian/media specialist(s)
  • Math specialist(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • Reading specialist(s)
  • School social worker/counselors(s)
  • Security personnel
  • Special education coordinator
  • Speech and language therapist(s)
  • Teacher aid/assistant teacher
Extra learning resources offered
  • Title I Targeted Assistance program (TAS)
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Art room
  • Cafeteria
  • Internet access
  • Kitchen
  • Library
  • Multi-purpose room ("cafegymatorium")
  • Music room
  • Performance stage
  • Playground
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Arts & music

Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
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School culture

Parent involvement
  • Attend parent nights
  • Chaperone school trips
  • Join PTO/PTA
  • Organize fundraising events (school auction, bake sales, etc.)
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125a Trenton Road
Browns Mills, NJ 08015
Phone: (609) 893-8141

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