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Chesterfield Elementary School

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Posted May 14, 2014

This is a great school and all but the problem is that in the new neighborhood there are some bad people I saw 2 kids smoking under the age, when I first drove into the neighborhood kids where throwing rocks at my car. Good school but not that good area.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 28, 2014

One of the best elementary school in northern Burlington county.A lot of parents and teachers involvement in every academic and cultural activity. It's been a smooth transition for my son from this school to middle school. My son is doing great in middle school, he's been in the high honor roll list, officer in school student Congress and has a major part in school's musical. Thanks to the teachers and administrators of Chesterfield Elementary School!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 27, 2013

This school is the best. They have the best of teachers and staff. Every one Is very helpful. There are some extremely good teachers that are so good for the students.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted October 11, 2013

Don't be fooled by the nice new building because the quality of education, in my opinion, is sub-standard. The handful of teachers I have come in contact with are very quick to tell you about how great the school is, their advanced degrees, and training but fail to answer basic questions about the curriculum and how familiar they were with the material and programs used. I get the impression that some teacher's have been "bounced around" through grades which doesn't give me a good feeling either. Any questions I had were never completely answered to my satisfaction and only after a follow up question was I told it was discussed at the open house and the policy they follow is not written. On a positive note, the parents appear to be involved which is nice to see for a change. Needless to say I am not impressed. Chesterfield Elementary is NOT the educational frontrunners they would like everyone to think they are.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 9, 2013

Great school and teachers are wonderful! lots of parents and teachers are involved on a community level!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 26, 2013

Overall it's a great school and we've been pretty happy with the school. I'm glad this is K-6. Hope they make this Middle school as well by the time my daughter starts middle school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 26, 2013

Glad my daughter is going to Chesterfield Elementary school. It's one of the best school in north Burlington county. Teachers pay attention to each kid and glad to see how quickly she's learning new thing every day.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 8, 2013

We moved to the school district a few years ago. We heard great things, but have been so disappointed. The teachers/staff that we have encountered are there to collect a check and do nothing more. They do not care about going above and beyond or even meeting the children's basic academic needs. We moved from a different district and we feel that they are about 2 years behind educationally. If we had the ability to get up and move, we would. It is a sorry excuse for a school. In addition, there are very few extra-curricular activities. It doesn't feel like a close-knit school. While there are a few gems within the staff, overall, I would rate this as a very poor academic setting. In addition, I recently learned that they have a horrible special education program. If you have a child with special needs, avoid this school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 31, 2013

We are planning to move to Chesterfield area. I have a son who will be starting the elementary school in an year. I would like to know how are all the schools ( elementary, middle and high) there. Appreciate your reply. It will really help us in taking the decision to move there. Please ignore my rating as I ve to submit it for my question.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 18, 2012

Just wonderful. I can't say enough good things. We were really lucky to have found such a greqat community and school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 23, 2012

If you trust the bell curve and assume your kid is closer to the average than not (i.e. strong in some areas, weak in others) then its and excellent school that cannot be beat in a similar property price range in NJ. The teachers are young, enthusiastic and bring a fresh perspective using the latest materials and curriculum (e.g. Everyday Math). They're using methods that, while being controversial, are proven to maximize overall benefit to the largest number of kids - these are NOT jaded/older teachers approaching retirement counting down the days- Chesterfield teachers are earnestly trying to make a deep positive impact in kids lives daily (of course their perspective may change 20 years from now!) The facilities are brand new and the atmosphere disciplined. Now, on the other hand, if you think that your kid is likely some sort of genius child prodigy with 150 IQ (odds greatly against), then probably you need to look a little further North to the "little Ivy's". Something that makes this school unique is that its right in the middle of the new and growing housing subdivision that provides approximately 90% of the kids.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 13, 2012

Wonderful and caring environment for kids and their education. My two kids are doing quite well and are lucky to have had three wonderful teachers at Chesterfield Elementary. The school combines the best of an old time country type schooling atmosphere (not an overly academic mindset and very interested in connecting students to their environment and to their community) with the developing challenges of a 21st century education. The teachers do most of their professional development on their own and are using cutting edge technology effectively and also new strategies to engage students in traditional and emerging habits and skills. The school itself is beautiful and sits in the middle of the communities of crosswicks and chesterfield.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 26, 2010

Excellent school. The Teachers are very knoledgable. My Kids are very happy to be there.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 23, 2010

It is absolutely terrible. The teachers are clueless about what they are supposed to be teaching. The Computer program is terrible too. The principal should not even be their. It was a terrible experience for both me and my kids. Its a relief that it is over and they are now in the middle school, which is a great school, much different from the elementary school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 30, 2009

Excellent school & great teachers. The quality of education that our children receive is great.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 31, 2007

This is definetly the little school with the big heart! I can not say enough about the quality of education that our children receive at this school. The curriculum could easily be compared to that of some of the best private schools in the state. Our children have been given the opportunity explore world language, art and a top notch computer program at the Kindergarten level. I can understand why this school ranks so high in ratings, the teachers and staff deserve it! The parents and PTA members are an integral part of this school community that continually turn out well run programs and events. It is a joy to have children that love school as much as Chesterfield children do. Keep up the great work!
—Submitted by a parent


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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.

101 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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77%

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84%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
83%
Math

The state average for Math was 78% in 2013.

101 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
90%

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 59% in 2013.

69 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
74%
Math

The state average for Math was 78% in 2013.

69 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
84%
Science

The state average for Science was 90% in 2013.

69 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
100%

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
99%

2010

 
 
97%
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.

80 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
58%

2010

 
 
75%
Math

The state average for Math was 80% in 2013.

80 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
86%

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 66% in 2013.

74 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
75%
Math

The state average for Math was 79% in 2013.

74 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
76%
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 Students77%
Female89%
Male68%
Blackn/a
Asian88%
Hispanicn/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White72%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Non-economically disadvantaged77%
Special educationn/a
General education84%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant77%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students91%
Female93%
Male89%
Blackn/a
Asian96%
Hispanicn/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White90%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Non-economically disadvantaged91%
Special educationn/a
General education95%
English language learnersn/a
Non-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 Students80%
Female90%
Male68%
Blackn/a
Asian87%
Hispanicn/a
White80%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Non-economically disadvantaged80%
Special educationn/a
General education83%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant80%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students90%
Female95%
Male84%
Blackn/a
Asian93%
Hispanicn/a
White89%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Non-economically disadvantaged91%
Special educationn/a
General education91%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant90%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Science

All Students100%
Female100%
Male100%
Blackn/a
Asian100%
Hispanicn/a
White100%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Non-economically disadvantaged100%
Special educationn/a
General education100%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant100%
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%
Female73%
Male64%
Blackn/a
Asian96%
Hispanicn/a
White57%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Non-economically disadvantaged70%
Special educationn/a
General education76%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrantn/a
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students81%
Female76%
Male87%
Blackn/a
Asian96%
Hispanicn/a
White78%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Non-economically disadvantaged87%
Special educationn/a
General education90%
English language learnersn/a
Non-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 Students84%
Female81%
Male87%
Blackn/a
Asian100%
Hispanicn/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White80%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Non-economically disadvantaged84%
Special education46%
General education90%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant84%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students84%
Female81%
Male86%
Blackn/a
Asian94%
Hispanicn/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White82%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Non-economically disadvantaged84%
Special education46%
General education90%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant84%
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
Non-economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
General educationn/a
English language learnersn/a
Non-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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48%
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26%
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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 64% 51%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 26% 9%
Black 6% 16%
Hispanic 3% 22%
Two or more races 1% 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 4%N/A34%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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