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Number 15 Elementary School

Public | K-5 & ungraded

 

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Posted February 21, 2013

I am a fifth grader and i would say if you have Mrs. Ziegler you are extremely lucky she is the cool teacher she is strict sometimes but she is fun


Posted April 5, 2010

This school is one of the best in clifton, All of my children have gone there and now they are very sucessful.
—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.

77 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
48%

2012

 
 
53%

2011

 
 
32%

2010

 
 
38%
Math

The state average for Math was 78% in 2013.

77 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
58%

2010

 
 
57%
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.

57 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
44%

2012

 
 
44%

2011

 
 
40%

2010

 
 
47%
Math

The state average for Math was 78% in 2013.

57 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
68%

2010

 
 
65%
Science

The state average for Science was 90% in 2013.

57 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
86%

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 61% in 2013.

84 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
46%

2012

 
 
45%

2011

 
 
46%

2010

 
 
56%
Math

The state average for Math was 80% in 2013.

84 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
80%
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 Students48%
Female46%
Male50%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic42%
Pacific Islandern/a
White47%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged45%
Not economically disadvantaged54%
Special education33%
General education52%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant48%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students66%
Female66%
Male67%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic67%
Pacific Islandern/a
White47%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged58%
Not economically disadvantaged83%
Special education53%
General education75%
English language learnersn/a
Not 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

Language Arts Literacy

All Students44%
Female42%
Male46%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic41%
Whiten/a
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged42%
Not economically disadvantaged50%
Special educationn/a
General education48%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant44%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students70%
Female61%
Male81%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic71%
Whiten/a
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged63%
Not economically disadvantaged88%
Special educationn/a
General education81%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant70%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Science

All Students88%
Female94%
Male81%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic91%
Whiten/a
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged85%
Not economically disadvantaged94%
Special educationn/a
General education100%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant88%
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 Students46%
Female49%
Male43%
Black27%
Asiann/a
Hispanic44%
White53%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged43%
Not economically disadvantaged52%
Special education25%
General education50%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant46%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students80%
Female74%
Male87%
Black64%
Asiann/a
Hispanic81%
White87%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged80%
Not economically disadvantaged81%
Special education33%
General education89%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant80%
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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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

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 67% 22%
White 19% 51%
Black 10% 16%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 5% 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 62%N/A34%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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School Leader's name
  • Ms Jennifer Montesano

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  • Title I Targeted Assistance program (TAS)
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700 Gregory Avenue
Clifton, NJ 07011
Phone: (973) 470-2418

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