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Number 5 Elementary School

Public | K-5 & ungraded | 370 students

 
 

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Posted September 16, 2009

School 5 is a wonderful school! The Teachers & Staff are great!
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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.

69 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
41%

2010

 
 
58%
Math

The state average for Math was 78% in 2013.

69 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
64%

2010

 
 
83%
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

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
35%

2011

 
 
59%

2010

 
 
46%
Math

The state average for Math was 78% in 2013.

47 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
53%

2011

 
 
64%

2010

 
 
65%
Science

The state average for Science was 90% in 2013.

47 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
96%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
93%

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.

58 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
54%

2012

 
 
61%

2011

 
 
41%

2010

 
 
45%
Math

The state average for Math was 80% in 2013.

58 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
55%

2010

 
 
54%
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 Students66%
Female79%
Male59%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic63%
Pacific Islandern/a
White64%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged59%
Not economically disadvantaged72%
Special educationn/a
General education82%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant66%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students79%
Female83%
Male77%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic75%
Pacific Islandern/a
White78%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged72%
Not economically disadvantaged85%
Special educationn/a
General education92%
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

Language Arts Literacy

All Students62%
Female75%
Male42%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic40%
White69%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged67%
Not economically disadvantaged60%
Special educationn/a
General education68%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant62%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students83%
Female82%
Male84%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic80%
White81%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged92%
Not economically disadvantaged80%
Special educationn/a
General education89%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant83%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Science

All Students96%
Female96%
Male95%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic93%
White96%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged92%
Not economically disadvantaged97%
Special educationn/a
General education100%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant96%
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 Students54%
Female53%
Male57%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic60%
White53%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged57%
Not economically disadvantaged53%
Special educationn/a
General education63%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant54%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students67%
Female67%
Male67%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic67%
White66%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged61%
Not economically disadvantaged71%
Special educationn/a
General education71%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant67%
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%
of schools in the state are Above average

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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 54% 51%
Hispanic 34% 22%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 6% 9%
Black 5% 16%
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 35%N/A34%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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136 Valley Road
Clifton, NJ 07013
Phone: (973) 470-2386

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