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Deal Elementary School

Public | K-8 & ungraded | 78 students

 
 

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3 stars

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2013:
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2011:
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Posted February 18, 2014

gym teacher likes to label children bullies! they do not follow state guidelines and should be under REVIEW! math dept. needs help.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 3, 2014

Deal Elementary school is a woderful school and has proven, over the 8 years we have been attending, that it is a great option for our children. I am not sure what the previous review was all about other than possibly one disgruntled parent who is no longer here and as a result, things are even better. Play a role in your children's education. Get to know the teachers, staff and other parents. Nothing to complain about here!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 6, 2013

This school is the worst!! They make up their own rules and don't follow State requirements.The Core Team they implemented is unheard of in any other district and morally wrong for a panel of teachers to bully one student. Parents are NEVER notified on anything important until their children tell them. Social Studies is a complete joke and so is Math. In my opinion, the Superintendant doesn't care about the school, staff or the students and clearly needs to retire.Do your family and your children a favor and please don't make the mistake of sending your children here.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 30, 2011

"Awesome, great" reply my son and some of the other children that attend school at deal when ask about their school. As a parent I want to know that my son is happy and comfortable in the environment that he is learning. So far he loves it at Deal school and also his 3rd grade teacher. She is loving and very kind. We have great communication regarding my son and I believe working closely with our teachers will help our children to strive academically.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 4, 2011

This school is a nightmare. The students have no discipline because the teachers and administration are afraid of the rich parents. The nuts are running the nut house. Send your child here only if there is absolutely nowhere else, including home school, to send them.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 5, 2011

When my kids transferred out of this school and started their new schools, we found that they were far behind their peers in their new school in terms of curriculum. So much in fact that we had to hire tutors for both of them to catch up. Deal School is definitely not all it's cracked up to be. The teachers are alright, but not spectacular. The administration is a joke. The gossip level amongst adults there is shameful (for adults). The politics of the school (staff v. administration) is a sad state of affairs as well. The principal has something negative to say about practically everyone (nice example to set), which again leads us to the gossip level. Don't waste your money, send you children elsewhere.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 12, 2010

I recommened this school. Deal School is a modern version of 'old school'. The smaller class sizes lets the teachers treat each child as an individual and not just a face in the crowd. My children have excelled because they feel confident in a secure environment. The teaching staff is excellent, challenging the students both in the classroom and with their homework assignments.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 12, 2009

The purpose and goal of an elementary school is to provide its students with the academic foundation necessary to excel in high school and college. Deal School is exceptional in this regard. Both my children graduated from Deal School and entered a top-ranked private high school with skills that put them head and shoulders above their peers, particularly in English and Social Studies. The investment in my children's K-8 education paid big dividends in terms of academic and organizational preparedness when they reached high school. While all my children's teachers were very good, I found the upper-grade Language Arts, Social Studies and Science teachers to be absolutely first-rate.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 8, 2009

If small class size and individual attention are what you're looking for with a teaching staff that puts children first than I cannot think of a better place than this school.


Posted May 30, 2008

class size is GREAT, attention by the teachers seems GREAT, administrative staff is probably the most painful folks I have ever had to deal with. simple, simple requests that go through the office are ignored, or 'translated' EVERY phone call to the office is a root canal. Heaven forbid your kids need special services, the administration acts as if you landed from a space ship. very frustrating
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 1, 2008

This school is way over-rated. Excessive homework that is really 'busy work', no real lessons involved. Administratively speaking, they are pathetic at best. There have been myriad accidents on the playground due to the fact that teachers supposedly 'supervising' are too busy chatting with each other and not paying attention. Send your children elsewhere if possible. They actually send letters home asking you to refer other families with children in order to solicit and bring in students.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 28, 2007

The principal doesn't seem to care at all. The teachers and the class sizes are great. They really need to get some real administrators in there who put the students first. There is quite a bit of homework compared to other schools.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 17, 2007

Mixed bag here. The teachers were great. For the most part they really seemed to care, and the small class sizes help them cater to the kids individual needs. Bottomline the teachers really seem to care while the administration really doesn't.


Posted May 9, 2007

Pricipal is also Superintendent of School and answers to no one. If you complain you talk to the wall at that school. Great parental support, Great extra curriculum.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 24, 2006

I am proud to say my child has excelled academically since being in this school. The class sizes are very small and the school is in a remote location away from the caios. I would recommend it to anyone.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 9, 2004

This school is undoubtedly one of the safest,most progressive, and dynamic of any i have ever worked at. The staff and faculty at deal are exceptional. Every teacher and every class seems to be excpetional as well. The principal here is also 'on top of the game.' He seems to genuinely care about how the children are educated, and personally strives for excellence in administration. My name is albie sternberg and i am a substitute teacher seeking my master's degree in elementary education. I went to american university from august 1997 until may 2001. I then attended the suffolk law school in boston massachusetts, from august 2001 until may 2002. I am now working towards the education degree at monmouth university in west long branch, nj. Parents take notice! deal school is a wonderful place for your kids to learn.
—Submitted by a teacher


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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.

16 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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Math

The state average for Math was 78% in 2013.

16 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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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.

17 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
47%

2012

 
 
65%

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Math

The state average for Math was 78% in 2013.

17 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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53%

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53%

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Science

The state average for Science was 90% in 2013.

17 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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88%

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94%

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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.

17 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
n/a
Math

The state average for Math was 80% in 2013.

17 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
n/a

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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 66% in 2013.

19 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
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Math

The state average for Math was 79% in 2013.

19 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
85%

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2010

 
 
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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 65% in 2013.

15 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
83%
Math

The state average for Math was 64% in 2013.

15 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
53%

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
67%
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 82% in 2013.

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2012

 
 
100%

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
100%
Math

The state average for Math was 69% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

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91%

2011

 
 
69%

2010

 
 
54%
Science

The state average for Science was 79% in 2013.

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2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
85%

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

All Students100%
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Pacific Islandern/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

Math

All Students94%
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White93%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged94%
Special educationn/a
General education94%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant94%
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 Students47%
Female55%
Malen/a
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White54%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged47%
Special educationn/a
General education47%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant47%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students53%
Female64%
Malen/a
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White62%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged53%
Special educationn/a
General education53%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant53%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Science

All Students88%
Female91%
Malen/a
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White92%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged88%
Special educationn/a
General education88%
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 Students59%
Female67%
Malen/a
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged59%
Special educationn/a
General education63%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant59%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students59%
Female58%
Malen/a
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged59%
Special educationn/a
General education63%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant59%
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 Students74%
Femalen/a
Male77%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White85%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged74%
Special educationn/a
General education87%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant74%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students69%
Femalen/a
Male69%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White77%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged69%
Special educationn/a
General education87%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant69%
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 Students80%
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White82%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged86%
Special educationn/a
General educationn/a
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant80%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students53%
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White64%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged57%
Special educationn/a
General educationn/a
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant53%
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 Studentsn/a
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
General educationn/a
English language learnersn/a
Not migrantn/a
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Studentsn/a
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
General educationn/a
English language learnersn/a
Not migrantn/a
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Science

All Studentsn/a
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Other ethnicityn/a
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Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
General educationn/a
English language learnersn/a
Not migrantn/a
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

Biology I

The state average for Biology I was 58% in 2013.

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Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2012-2013 New Jersey used the New Jersey Biology Competency Test (NJBCT) to assess students in Biology. The New Jersey Biology Competency Test (NJBCT) is standards-based, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined by the state of New Jersey. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level on the test.

Source: New Jersey Department of Education

Biology I

All Studentsn/a
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
General educationn/a
English language learnersn/a
Not migrantn/a
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 Biology Competency Test (NJBCT) to assess students in Biology. The New Jersey Biology Competency Test (NJBCT) is standards-based, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined by the state of New Jersey. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level on the test.

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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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 68% 51%
Black 17% 16%
Hispanic 10% 22%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 4% 9%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Two or more races 0% 1%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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201 Roseld Avenue
Deal, NJ 07723
Phone: (732) 531-0480

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