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Number 11 Elementary School

Public | K-5 | 487 students

 

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2014:
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2013:
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2012:
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Posted June 5, 2014

School 11 has been an instrumental part of my children's academic growth and achievement. I have two sons who attend the school, a kindergartener and a fourth grader, and both love going to school. They have talented and committed teachers who go above and beyond their call of duty to ensure that their students receive a solid foundation for success in their future years. The principal, teachers, and staff are very approachable and all share a common goal: excellence for the students. With the new principal on board this school year, the positive energy flowing throughout the school is reflected in my children's outlook and behavior. I am very pleased with the School 11.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 1, 2014

School 11 is great! Love sending my daughter to school! She loves her teacher and staff!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 30, 2014

I love sending our 2 kids to School #11 because of their dedication to provide professional and caring education. I admire the new principal's commitment to improve all levels of academics at the schoool, especailly by introducing and having kids strive and maintain status in the Galaxy Club which is strictly focused on reading literacy. Our 2nd-grade daughter is even reading 4th-grade level books. I've seen it, heard her, and love it. This is a reflection of her teacher's encouraging drive to challenge her students and surpass their goals. I can't seem to buy books fast enough or go to the library as often enough to catch up to her reading speed. Same goes for our kindergarten son's teacher who makes education fun as well as maintaining advance cirriculum studies. He absolutely loves going to school and as he states often: "If I could sleep over at school, I would." Overall, their progress in school is satisfying and enlightening. I personally love being a part of School 11 because I take pride in my kid's education whether volunteering at school activities in which many opportunities arise or even re-asserting homework studies at home. Thank you for being our GREAT SCHOOL...
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 30, 2014

The teachers really care about each of their students and they make it fun for the kids to learn.


Posted April 30, 2014

School 11 is great. The principal and staff are extremely dedicated and truly care about the children. For the first time in our children's lives, they are finally in a school that they enjoy attending, as everyone there makes learning interesting and fun.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 30, 2014

Wow, what a difference a year makes. The new principal and staff at School 11 have really turned this school around and are truly dedicated to the students. They have conducted many activities to encourage parental involvement and have introduced ideas like The Galaxy Club to encourage the children to read. You can see their dedication in the way they are there for the students after school if they need extra help. We only wish the school was this good when our children started several years ago as now they will be sorry to leave when they graduate.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 18, 2014

Under a new principal, school eleven has changed for the better! There have been many events to involve the parents. The teachers continue to make learnin fun for my son. He has grown to love reading because of the galaxy club. I am so happy to be part of the school eleven families.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 1, 2013

My son attended this school, the only bad part was the Principal which was a bit lacking of taking sides of teachers vs students. Had a problem with 1 teacher she was a bit old and had no patients dealing with younger kids. she did stuff that would shock u as telling kids that they stole from her and slammed books on kids desk very often. Hope that teacher has retired for the sake of the new kids coming in and the principal as well, needs more guidance,stucture and discipline for both students and some teachers.Let me make this clear only 2 teachers of the entire school need to go and the principal. I had to go to the Board of Education because she did not deal with the situation the right way.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 17, 2012

Certain teachers are very caring and try to do their best but the leadership in the school is quite lacking. The principal is very condescending with parents and obviously is not happy in his position. It's a shame because the school has potential, but is in dire need of structure and discipline.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 2, 2010

My daughter attended this school and the teachers were wonderful, very professional!
—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.

114 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
57%

2011

 
 
45%

2010

 
 
40%
Math

The state average for Math was 78% in 2013.

114 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
44%

2010

 
 
66%
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.

88 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
45%

2012

 
 
46%

2011

 
 
45%

2010

 
 
39%
Math

The state average for Math was 78% in 2013.

88 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
77%
Science

The state average for Science was 90% in 2013.

88 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
88%

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 61% in 2013.

79 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
44%

2012

 
 
51%

2011

 
 
40%

2010

 
 
58%
Math

The state average for Math was 80% in 2013.

79 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
70%
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%
Female67%
Male51%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic58%
Pacific Islandern/a
White56%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged55%
Non-economically disadvantaged63%
Special educationn/a
General education66%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant58%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Former37%
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students81%
Female88%
Male77%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic77%
Pacific Islandern/a
White85%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged72%
Non-economically disadvantaged98%
Special education55%
General education86%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant81%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Former84%
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 Students45%
Female67%
Male29%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic45%
White46%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged42%
Non-economically disadvantaged50%
Special educationn/a
General education54%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant45%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students75%
Female75%
Male75%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic75%
White79%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged72%
Non-economically disadvantaged80%
Special education42%
General education83%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant75%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Science

All Students86%
Female89%
Male84%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic83%
White92%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged84%
Non-economically disadvantaged90%
Special education42%
General education96%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant86%
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%
Female41%
Male50%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic44%
White46%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged40%
Non-economically disadvantaged50%
Special educationn/a
General education53%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant44%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students66%
Female66%
Male69%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic64%
White77%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged58%
Non-economically disadvantaged77%
Special educationn/a
General education78%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant66%
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%
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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
Hispanic 57% 22%
White 35% 51%
Black 5% 16%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 3% 9%
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 55%N/A34%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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  • Mrs. Theresa Evans

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147 Merselis Avenue
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