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Number 8 Elementary School

Public | K-5 & ungraded

 
 

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4 stars

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2011:
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Posted September 9, 2013

i have 2 kids in school they are very happy, teachers are caring and they seem to learn a lot, also classes are small 15-20 kids so kids get a lot of attention
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 19, 2011

I agree with the previous comments. That school has gone down the hill. No surprise that they have done so badly with the standardized tests.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 16, 2011

Terrible school. I pulled my children out and put them in private school. Behavioral issues. My children could not concentrate b/c of it.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 3, 2007

The leadership and focus on the children is excellent at school # 8. THe Principal is very involved in each grade and the teachers are amazing!! There are many parents who are involved in activities which make the school so successful! School # 8 is great!
—Submitted by a parent


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.

39 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
53%

2012

 
 
58%

2011

 
 
66%

2010

 
 
60%
Math

The state average for Math was 78% in 2013.

39 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
73%

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.

38 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
55%

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
63%

2010

 
 
66%
Math

The state average for Math was 78% in 2013.

38 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
61%
Science

The state average for Science was 90% in 2013.

38 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
95%
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.

44 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
58%

2011

 
 
48%

2010

 
 
66%
Math

The state average for Math was 80% in 2013.

44 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
64%

2010

 
 
72%
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 Students53%
Female65%
Male45%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic33%
Pacific Islandern/a
White60%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged50%
Non-economically disadvantaged55%
Special educationn/a
General education61%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant53%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students79%
Female88%
Male75%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic60%
Pacific Islandern/a
White87%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged67%
Non-economically disadvantaged90%
Special educationn/a
General education93%
English language learnersn/a
Non-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 Students55%
Female59%
Male50%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic54%
White44%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged46%
Non-economically disadvantaged60%
Special educationn/a
General education63%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant55%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students74%
Female68%
Male81%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic69%
White72%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged62%
Non-economically disadvantaged80%
Special educationn/a
General education90%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant74%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Science

All Students87%
Female82%
Male94%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic85%
White89%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged69%
Non-economically disadvantaged96%
Special educationn/a
General education97%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant87%
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 Students66%
Female70%
Male62%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic67%
Whiten/a
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged61%
Non-economically disadvantaged71%
Special educationn/a
General education76%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant66%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students89%
Female91%
Male86%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic81%
Whiten/a
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged87%
Non-economically disadvantaged90%
Special educationn/a
General education100%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant89%
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

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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 42% 51%
Hispanic 39% 22%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 15% 9%
Black 4% 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 31%N/A34%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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41 Oak Street
Clifton, NJ 07014
Phone: (973) 470-2392

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