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Number 3 Elementary School

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Posted June 21, 2012

I believe the teachers and curriculum are good but the administration is horrible. Very often you are given fliers for events that are taking place the next day. This gives two working parents no time to plan for the event and the children miss out. New Principal is often (as described by my children) mean to kids. We have written letters to the school and the board of ed to no avail. We will be leaving this school district soon. I thank all the teachers for helping our children grow throughout the years they attended.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 17, 2008

Work one on one with your children is great school, a lots of techniques to motivate the students.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 1, 2008

My two children attend this school. This is a great elementary school! Curriculum is standard, but all the teachers strive to present new material beyond what's required. Parent-teacher association is very active and kids benefit from this continually in the form of field trips, special activities withing the school, etc. Families are very diverse and representative of the surrounding neighborhood. There is a park next to the school and the area where it is located is completely residential. My children are both very happy to belong to School 3.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 8, 2007

All my kids have gone to this school. A great school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 18, 2005

The teaching staff is very responsive to individual student's needs. Music programs are good and they are working on implementing alternative exercise programs , such as yoga. The level of parent involvement is very high
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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.

57 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
42%

2011

 
 
48%

2010

 
 
36%
Math

The state average for Math was 78% in 2013.

57 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
56%

2011

 
 
51%

2010

 
 
58%
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.

54 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
39%

2012

 
 
42%

2011

 
 
42%

2010

 
 
48%
Math

The state average for Math was 78% in 2013.

54 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
52%

2012

 
 
45%

2011

 
 
55%

2010

 
 
69%
Science

The state average for Science was 90% in 2013.

54 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
93%
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

 
 
53%

2011

 
 
53%

2010

 
 
61%
Math

The state average for Math was 80% in 2013.

47 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
67%

2010

 
 
75%
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 Students58%
Female60%
Male56%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic62%
Pacific Islandern/a
White50%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged60%
Non-economically disadvantaged55%
Special educationn/a
General education60%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant58%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students68%
Female52%
Male81%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic66%
Pacific Islandern/a
White67%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged62%
Non-economically disadvantaged80%
Special educationn/a
General education72%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant68%
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 Students39%
Female47%
Male27%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic26%
White50%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged29%
Non-economically disadvantaged63%
Special educationn/a
General education48%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant39%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students52%
Female53%
Male50%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic48%
White60%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged50%
Non-economically disadvantaged56%
Special educationn/a
General education59%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant52%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Science

All Students85%
Female78%
Male96%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic85%
White80%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged82%
Non-economically disadvantaged94%
Special educationn/a
General education91%
English language learnersn/a
Non-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 Students55%
Female61%
Male52%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic50%
White56%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged52%
Non-economically disadvantaged60%
Special educationn/a
General education65%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant55%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students72%
Female70%
Male78%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic65%
White78%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged70%
Non-economically disadvantaged75%
Special educationn/a
General education73%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant72%
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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8-10 Above Average

 

How schools in the state rate:

25%
of schools in the state are Below average
48%
of schools in the state are Average
26%
of schools in the state are Above average

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Math growth at this school

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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
Hispanic 52% 22%
White 38% 51%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 6% 9%
Black 3% 16%
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 54%N/A34%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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School Leader's name
  • Ms Linette Shyers

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  • Title I Targeted Assistance program (TAS)
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365 Washington Avenue
Clifton, NJ 07011
Phone: (973) 470-2390

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