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Myron L. Powell Elementary School

Public | PK-8 & ungraded | 5 students

 

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Posted June 27, 2014

2013-14 school year was a great improvement for MLP. Dr. Magan has brought many welcomed and needed changes. Staff is courteous and very helpful.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 23, 2013

Myron l powell is a great school. They have the best teachers and staff around.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 5, 2013

I love this school. My granddaughter has learned so much from each of the teachers that she has had the last 5 years.


Posted July 29, 2013

My daughter loved this school because she formed great friendships. A plus is that the parental involvement is great, and the after glow committee was amazing to the graduating classes! The teachers of the younger grades seem okay, however, the higher grade you go, the less compassionate the teachers become. I have had my child and her peers tell me often that they are rude, and don't like to explain teachings if they don't understand the first time. Also, we were not fond of the principal, he was very unfriendly and not approachable. I normally don't post negative things, but I am very glad my children are finished with this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 9, 2011

Myron L. Powell is a great School. We've had 4 of our 6 Children go there. And they are doing great in life. What ever you are doing keep doing it. Again, Great school to send your Kids. God Bless You All. Mr. Long Sr.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 31, 2009

Myron l powell is a great school, with some of the greatest teachers. Three of my children have gone to school there.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 3, 2007

My Granddaughter transferred to this school from a private school for a better child study team help and input. We are pleased that she seems to have improved in her math and reading skills somewhat, she needs strong help on her comprehension skills in her language arts.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 4, 2006

This is a wonderful school for academics and parent and teacher involvement. The students have alot of music education and instrument learning opportunities available to them.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 27, 2005

Myron L Powell is very strong in their Language Arts program. However, they expect the 2nd graders to learn very quickly. The school is not very helpful in teaching phonics or working with phonics in second grade. The Math program is very slow and way behind. They are still using traditional math techiques that need to be updated. The school has eliminated the Art, Library and Recess because they did not meet state testing requirements and they are in need of improvement.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 13, 2004

My 3 children went to MLP K-8. My baby will graduate 8 grade this year. MLP administation and their teachers should take courses on showing compassion to the kids. One way is how they pick the teams for sports. Instead of trying to give everyone a chance they pick only certain ones. And if any of the teachers kids were in there they would always be on team. The kids that were shy they are always overlooked. Not too many of the teachers would try to bring them out of their shell. The teachers cater to the 'gifted and talented', and to the atheletic ones.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 31, 2004

Well, to any parents interested, I was a former student of Myron L. Powell and am currently a Junior at Bridgeton High School. I attended Myron L. Powell for nine years. There I always felt that the teachers weren't just there for their paycheck, and basicly, they made school interesting. They always got the point across, and they always had a trick to it. They had a way to join education and fun at the same time. I can barely remember leaving a class with a frown on my face, and if I did then there was a teacher standing behind me to help change that. I couldn't have been more prepared for highschool, and like anybody my age I wish I could go back.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted July 1, 2004

This is a small but growing school. the students are well taught and there are many extras for the kids. Community and school officals seem to work together for our kids which is rare these days. I have a son in 5th grade and he enjoys school there. I hope the school continues to get support from the parents and community as it grows. Thanks MLP
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 1, 2003

Myron L. Powell is a wonderful close knit school to send your children. My daughter has been a student there since kindergarten, and she will be starting seventh grade this year. The faculty at Myron L. Powell is wonderful. If your child has a problem understanding an area that they are teaching they will make every effort to insure that your child comprehends it. My daughter had a problem in math this past year, and her math teacher took his lunch into the library and sat with her and went over the math that she was having difficulty with. That's impressive. And there are alot of other teachers there that volunteer alot of their time to the students in our school for all of the extra curricular activities that go on after school hours. Our teachers care alot the students at Myron L. Powell, and I know that when my daughter graduates from there it will a new beginning for her, but probably a very tearful good bye to a group of very special pepole.
—Submitted by a parent


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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

 
 
42%

2012

 
 
52%

2011

 
 
47%

2010

 
 
35%
Math

The state average for Math was 78% in 2013.

41 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
65%
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.

47 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
53%

2012

 
 
35%

2011

 
 
25%

2010

 
 
39%
Math

The state average for Math was 78% in 2013.

47 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
60%

2010

 
 
59%
Science

The state average for Science was 90% in 2013.

47 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
94%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
83%

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

The state average for Language Arts Literacy was 61% in 2013.

50 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
44%

2012

 
 
45%

2011

 
 
47%

2010

 
 
43%
Math

The state average for Math was 80% in 2013.

50 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
73%
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.

59 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
55%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
66%

2010

 
 
70%
Math

The state average for Math was 79% in 2013.

59 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
84%

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.

59 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
57%

2011

 
 
59%

2010

 
 
67%
Math

The state average for Math was 64% in 2013.

59 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
55%

2010

 
 
51%
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.

45 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
56%
Math

The state average for Math was 69% in 2013.

45 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
61%

2010

 
 
39%
Science

The state average for Science was 79% in 2013.

45 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
67%
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 Students42%
Female48%
Male35%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White44%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged25%
Not economically disadvantaged65%
Special educationn/a
General education47%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrantn/a
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students71%
Female81%
Male60%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White69%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged58%
Not economically disadvantaged88%
Special educationn/a
General education82%
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

Language Arts Literacy

All Students53%
Female64%
Male41%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White56%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged50%
Not economically disadvantaged59%
Special educationn/a
General education64%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrantn/a
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students77%
Female72%
Male82%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White81%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged70%
Not economically disadvantaged88%
Special educationn/a
General education77%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrantn/a
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Science

All Students94%
Female96%
Male91%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White97%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged90%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
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 Students44%
Female58%
Male30%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White44%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged42%
Not economically disadvantaged47%
Special educationn/a
General education53%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant43%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students69%
Female72%
Male65%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White77%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged65%
Not economically disadvantaged78%
Special educationn/a
General education80%
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

Language Arts Literacy

All Students55%
Female57%
Male53%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White62%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged40%
Not economically disadvantaged85%
Special educationn/a
General education67%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant56%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students79%
Female79%
Male80%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White88%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged71%
Not economically disadvantaged95%
Special educationn/a
General education83%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant80%
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 Students60%
Female67%
Male54%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White60%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged65%
Not economically disadvantaged56%
Special educationn/a
General education65%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant59%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students71%
Female73%
Male68%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White69%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged58%
Not economically disadvantaged85%
Special educationn/a
General education71%
English language learnersn/a
Not 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

Language Arts Literacy

All Students82%
Female88%
Male74%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White88%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged73%
Not economically disadvantaged91%
Special educationn/a
General education88%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrantn/a
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students73%
Female81%
Male63%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White82%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged73%
Not economically disadvantaged74%
Special educationn/a
General education79%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrantn/a
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Science

All Students89%
Female81%
Male100%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White97%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged81%
Not economically disadvantaged96%
Special educationn/a
General education93%
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

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
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
General educationn/a
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 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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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 77% 51%
Black 11% 16%
Hispanic 11% 22%
Two or more races 1% 1%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 9%
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 59%N/A34%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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School Leader's name
  • Mr Allan Warfield

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