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Sandshore Road Elementary School

Public | K-5 & ungraded | 23 students

 
 

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4 stars

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Posted April 22, 2014

I love sand shore elementary. My son has been doing great and having fun. The teachers are easy to communicate with and the staff are very friendly.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 17, 2014

Administrative staff is very good. School is good. Overall teachers are motivated but academic challenges are sometimes lacking for advanced proficient students. District leadership is responsible for program for advanced students and disappoints in this area.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 3, 2010

Principal leadership and teacher quality is very good at Sandshore.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 30, 2010

I have two children in Sandshore, and one entering next year. Our family loves the learning environment Mr Allen has created, and the dedication of the teaching staff.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 29, 2010

sandshore school is a great school my daughter who is now in 3rd grade gets a and b's loves school the teachers are great , the sandshore partnership does alot with the kids and benifts and the principal is amazing all the kids love him. great job sandshore.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 10, 2009

My children both went through Sandshore and loved it. The teachers care about their students and are so easy to work with! Great district.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 29, 2009

I have one child that has just completed her time at Sandshore and another that is just getting ready to start. Our experience at Sandshore has been great. The parents are very involved and always ready and willing to participate. My child has loved each of her teachers and our new principal had brought new ideas and energy to the school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 19, 2008

Teachers yell alot. New principal is great and brings positive new attitude to the school. Some teachers need to retire for the good of the students. We need a new upbeat positive atmosphere and teach by encouraging our young people.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 23, 2007

Sandshore is a great school in the long run. All of my children have gone there and they absolutely loved it. Teachers are very friendly, and support by the SHSP (Sandshore Home and School Partnership) really helps with parent support. The Only problem is the principal, which took away great things from the school. For example, the school used to have a special day called Culture Day, in which every class had a different culture, and an outdoor barbeque for lunch. Also taken away were holiday parties in the classrooms. She is retiring after the 06-07 school year after only four years. Anyway, back to the good things. Students love how the school works, and they make an easy transition to Mount Olive Middle School. Great school in a great town.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 10, 2005

It's ok, but some things aren't that great. They do need to brush up on the principal leadership. The academic programs are great! Music, art gym, and library are all great and required programs during the week. There is a PTA-like organization called the SHSP (Sandshore Home and School Partnership) which really boosts parental envolvment, but it has been given a lot less power and may be taken away due to the principal.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 1, 2004

I really couldn't complain when I went there except for a few teachers. Most teachers I had weren't the kind that picked favorites. It was in cruddy condition when I went there but they're fixing it up (i.e. getting rid of the playground that automatically gives you splinters even though it was fun because of the risk factor.). And they start prepping you for middle school in the 3rd grade so it's not that bad in the long run.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted July 23, 2004

I moved to this town because of the great school system, and Sandshore is my idea of a perfect school! The teachers and principal are very involved and caring. Safety is a major focus-there is even 'valet' service (to open child-locked car doors) for parents dropping off kids in the morning. The parent-teacher organization raises a lot of money and spends it all on the kids. There is just enough diversity (income and ethnic) in the student population to expose kids to the outside world. My kids are happy and healthy attending Sandshore!
—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.

66 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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Math

The state average for Math was 78% in 2013.

66 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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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.

69 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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69%

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82%

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78%
Math

The state average for Math was 78% in 2013.

69 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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81%

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87%

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90%

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Science

The state average for Science was 90% in 2013.

69 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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91%

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97%

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96%

2010

 
 
96%
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.

78 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
75%
Math

The state average for Math was 80% in 2013.

78 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
94%
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 Students82%
Female90%
Male74%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White85%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged85%
Special educationn/a
General education90%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant82%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students85%
Female87%
Male83%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White89%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged88%
Special educationn/a
General education96%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant85%
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 Students69%
Female79%
Male62%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White69%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged69%
Special education29%
General education82%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrantn/a
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students81%
Female79%
Male83%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White83%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged82%
Special educationn/a
General education94%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrantn/a
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Science

All Students91%
Female89%
Male93%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White92%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged93%
Special educationn/a
General education98%
English language learnersn/a
Not 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 Students87%
Female98%
Male74%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White87%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged88%
Special educationn/a
General education96%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant87%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students85%
Female93%
Male77%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White87%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged86%
Special educationn/a
General education98%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant85%
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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Math growth at this school

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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
White 80% 51%
Hispanic 9% 22%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 5% 9%
Black 3% 16%
Two or more races 3% 1%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
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 10%N/A34%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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498 Sandshore Road
Budd Lake, NJ 07828
Phone: (973) 691-4003

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