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William P. Tatem Elementary School

Public | K-5 & ungraded

 
 

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Posted February 26, 2014

Wow! Last year's 4th graders at Tatem are a very bright group of children. Their test scores are well above the state average and definitely the best in the entire Collingswood district. Great job!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 29, 2009

Tatem School has been quietly working on becoming the best school in Collingswood and the county. Mr. Gurcsik, the principal, also lives in Collingswood. He cares about the kids and that is extremely evident. He is an incredible motivating factor and has continued to make Tatem a 'family school.'
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 26, 2009

Let me just say this school without principal Gurcsik just will not be the same. He knows all the kds by name and he always takes time to greet thm even if not on school grounds or on school time. He is the reason Tatem School is such a smooth running machine. This principal is what every principal should aspire to be.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 19, 2009

I have had two children in Tatem and couldn't be happier! It is everything I want for my children. As a teacher myself, I am impressed with the academics and the administrative leadership by Mr. Gurcsik.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 10, 2009

We have only been with Tatem for 2 years now but love it. Everyone at the school works hard for the kids and makes a real effort to make everyone feel good and welcome. The principal is wonderful and really shows how much he loves kids and cares about their education. He can't go anywhere in town without a swarm of kids yelling his name and running to high five him. In our first year here we found my daughter was struggling in class and I mentioned in passing to the principal that I may need to talk to him about further help for her. The next morning he came to me and not only remembered her name but new everything about her! Since then they have really been there for us with her and still remain upbeat and positive about what can be done for her.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 27, 2005

I believe Tatem is one of the best schools in Collingswood. We have an outstanding principal and support staff as well as extremely caring teachers who do their best working with our children. Speaking from experience, Mrs. Platt, the fourth grade teacher takes her job very seriously, and has made school a great place to be for my child. Whereas we felt our child had a slight learning disorder, Mrs. Platt worked with her, and provided her valuable ways of coping. Now she is an A student, and we couldn't be more thankful!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 15, 2005

Tatem is the best school in the world. I go to Tatem and it is so fun! My principal Mr. Sam is a very nice principal. Our teachers are alwsome! They are most of the nicest teachers i have ever met. They care about their students like they were their own children. They have a lot of fun actitivaties. We have a nice playground that the kids get to have recess on. We also have very good specials. At gym we get through their lesson and get to exercise and have fun at the same time. In music their voices are getting much better and then the fifth and sixth graders get to have a spring concert in the winter and in the spring. The kids enjoy that. Next we have library. We get to learn about all sorts of books. Tatem is a good school. I like it here!
—Submitted by a student


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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.

32 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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69%

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81%

2011

 
 
66%

2010

 
 
86%
Math

The state average for Math was 78% in 2013.

32 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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81%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
80%

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 59% in 2013.

24 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
96%

2012

 
 
58%

2011

 
 
73%

2010

 
 
71%
Math

The state average for Math was 78% in 2013.

24 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
96%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
100%

2010

 
 
93%
Science

The state average for Science was 90% in 2013.

24 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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100%

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
100%

2010

 
 
89%
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

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
67%

2010

 
 
61%
Math

The state average for Math was 80% in 2013.

30 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
100%

2011

 
 
93%

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

All Students69%
Female67%
Male71%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White76%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Non-economically disadvantaged71%
Special educationn/a
General education74%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant69%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students81%
Female78%
Male86%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White88%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Non-economically disadvantaged79%
Special educationn/a
General education89%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant81%
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 Students96%
Femalen/a
Male93%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White100%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Non-economically disadvantaged100%
Special educationn/a
General education95%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant96%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students96%
Femalen/a
Male93%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White100%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Non-economically disadvantaged100%
Special educationn/a
General education95%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant96%
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
Non-economically disadvantaged100%
Special educationn/a
General education100%
English language learnersn/a
Non-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 Students63%
Female75%
Male50%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White68%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Non-economically disadvantaged72%
Special educationn/a
General education68%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant63%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students90%
Female94%
Male86%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White89%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Non-economically disadvantaged86%
Special educationn/a
General education100%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant90%
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
White 81% 51%
Hispanic 11% 22%
Black 4% 16%
Two or more races 3% 1%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 9%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 21%N/A34%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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265 Lincoln Avenue
Collingswood, NJ 08108
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