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Hillside Elementary School

Public | PK-4 | 551 students

 
 

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5 stars

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2011:
Based on 1 rating

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Posted September 26, 2013

My 5th grader attended Hillside from K-4 and my 8 year is now a 3rd grader there. My children have always looked to forward to going to school. They never complain about the work or the staff and actually enjoy their time there. The curriculum is top notch and the educators respect their students and educate in an innovative and fun atmosphere.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 5, 2013

On Saturday, July 27th, Hillside Elementary hosted a wonderful camp for the children entering Kindergarten this September. The children played together in the playground, made sand art projects and decorated key chains. Older children volunteered to help the kindergarteners pick out, and put on tattoos and there were plenty of refreshments. The children were able to play with new friends and had an opportunity to get acquainted with the surroundings. Parents were able to meet school staff and also other parents. It was a wonderful, much appreciated event!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 7, 2011

A wonderful school! The teachers are very dedicated. 2 of my 3 children have been through these schools. I find the teachers very dedicated and competent. The principle is approachable and prompt in his responses and in addressing any parent concerns. The teachers do a great job of identify the child's strength and weaknesses and address them effectively. Overall a wonderful school with good teachers and staff.
—Submitted by a parent


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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.

120 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
82%
Math

The state average for Math was 78% in 2013.

120 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
99%

2010

 
 
90%
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.

119 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
78%
Math

The state average for Math was 78% in 2013.

119 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
96%

2012

 
 
98%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
85%
Science

The state average for Science was 90% in 2013.

119 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
100%

2012

 
 
100%

2011

 
 
98%

2010

 
 
99%
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 Students88%
Female92%
Male84%
Blackn/a
Asian93%
Hispanicn/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White87%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Non-economically disadvantaged88%
Special education59%
General education93%
English language learners86%
Non-migrant88%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Former90%
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students90%
Female91%
Male89%
Blackn/a
Asian98%
Hispanicn/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White87%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Non-economically disadvantaged90%
Special education53%
General education95%
English language learners94%
Non-migrant90%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Former95%
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 Students87%
Female90%
Male84%
Blackn/a
Asian92%
Hispanicn/a
White83%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Non-economically disadvantaged87%
Special education39%
General education94%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant87%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Former73%
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students96%
Female93%
Male98%
Blackn/a
Asian100%
Hispanicn/a
White93%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Non-economically disadvantaged96%
Special education92%
General education96%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant96%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Former100%
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Science

All Students100%
Female100%
Male100%
Blackn/a
Asian100%
Hispanicn/a
White100%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Non-economically disadvantaged100%
Special education100%
General education100%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant100%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Former100%
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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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 57% 52%
Asian 38% 9%
Hispanic 3% 22%
Black 2% 16%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Two or more races 0% 1%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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340 Homans Avenue
Closter, NJ 07624
Phone: (201) 768-3860

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