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Number 16 Elementary School

Public | PK-5 & ungraded | 66 students

 
 

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3 stars

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Posted September 5, 2014

This is not a bad school, but it needs better leadership and more enthusiastic teachers. Principal is great, however many teachers appear burnt out. Young children are often discouraged and become disengaged in the learning process all together. Experienced that in kindergarten with my daughter. My usually curious and easily excitable child shut down and became disinterested in school. This fall she started attending a local catholic school (known and recognized for its excellence) and within first few day I noticed a tremendous difference. School 16 could have a been a great school but it definitely needs some changes and probably new staff members on board with more enthusiasm of teaching little people. I was really expecting more welcoming and encouraging environment for young children.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 8, 2014

My kids go to this school and I must say that this school is all about politics and no educations. The principal is connected with all teachers and has a strong hold on them - all old ladies teachers who screams all day long. From First grade Mrs.Dineno the kids are all getting situated for a long term 5 year screaming school. The state offered programs are highly recommended by teachers and principals so overtime for teachers.....there are some good teachers like Mrs.Trell in Thrid Gread and but Principal and Board of Ed needs to bring in some new thinking mind, young and possibly men teachers as well. The only man teacher they have is Mr.Roman (music teacher) who also screams with F*** words all day long in front of the kids....The rating 9 does not show the other politics and problems behind the wall....
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 11, 2011

I was very disappointed with how this school helped out with my son. My son currently has ADHD and is in the Special Needs Assistance program with the state. Since he qualifies for a summer program they sent him to School 16. I dont think they were able to manage his moments of impulsiveness and inattentiveness and I think they were really unprepared to handle these type of children. Even though they kept ensuring me that they had the help and the professionals to assist I got the feeling that the minute he got out of hand and threw the tantrum they pretty much threw up the while flag and made the call asking for someone to pick him up. The principle was great in terms of communication but the my son's teacher barely gave out any updates or assiatnce. I dont plan on having him ever retrin to this school.
—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.

27 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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78%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
76%
Math

The state average for Math was 78% in 2013.

27 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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85%

2012

 
 
100%

2011

 
 
88%

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 59% in 2013.

19 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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90%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
74%
Math

The state average for Math was 78% in 2013.

19 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
95%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
81%
Science

The state average for Science was 90% in 2013.

19 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
100%

2012

 
 
100%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
100%
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.

30 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
64%

2010

 
 
48%
Math

The state average for Math was 80% in 2013.

30 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
84%

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

All Students78%
Female91%
Male69%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White78%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged80%
Special educationn/a
General education95%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant78%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students85%
Female100%
Male75%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White83%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged88%
Special educationn/a
General education100%
English language learnersn/a
Not 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 Students90%
Femalen/a
Male92%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White87%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged94%
Special educationn/a
General education100%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant90%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students95%
Femalen/a
Male92%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White93%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Special educationn/a
General education100%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant95%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Science

All Students100%
Femalen/a
Male100%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White100%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Special educationn/a
General education100%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant100%
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 Students73%
Female92%
Male61%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White65%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged71%
Special educationn/a
General education88%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant73%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students87%
Female100%
Male78%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White80%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged86%
Special educationn/a
General education96%
English language learnersn/a
Not 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

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48%
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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 59% 51%
Hispanic 22% 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 18%N/A34%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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Clifton, NJ 07013
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