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Pearson School

Public | K-5 & ungraded | 17 students

 

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Posted June 18, 2008

AWESOME SCHOOL!! My daughter just finished Kindergarten and my son will start in September. The teachers are wonderful - both the Kindergarten teachers and all of the 'extra' teachers. Communication via the website and e-mail helps keep parents informed. The small class size and the dedication of the teachers made this a wonderful year! The teachers take the time to get to know the students and their families and there is a lot of positive feedback for the kids that encourages them to keep learning. The computerized reading program is FABULOUS and is something most people would not expect in a small-town school. Also, parental involvement is high and the atmosphere among staff, students and parents is very positive. I LOVE IT!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 22, 2007

When I was little I went to pearson school and so did my kids and hopefully there kids I like what the teachers do to help the kids learn and at such a young age their telling them what to expect in later years and that is one of the best qualities this school has but if your from here then you must know what boost is I think that boost should be served during lunch I mean me and sometimes my kids would have one almost everyday 7 days a week I could drink a gallon of it so I think that they don't really need to improve on anything just have boost served during lunch and maybe have some of the older teachers retire all in all I just love this school.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted October 27, 2005

Our five year old had a wonderful experience in Kindergarten at the Pearson School. Both Kindergarten teachers are clearly focused on the students and what they need to learn. I had the opportunity to sit in for a morning. Every minute was educational and fun-filled for the children.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 26, 2004

For a town where the school budget is defeated time and time again I think the administrators,staff and teachers do an excellent job of making the most of what they get. It is a small town and the children get very personalized attention and everyone knows who everyone is. Keep up the great work!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 10, 2003

The Peason school teachers and principal are very open to parent concerns and student needs. They are very involved in the goings on in the community, as well. The staff and faculty also take the development of the children's cognitive abilities as seriously as they do their social and emotional development
—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.

55 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
51%

2012

 
 
61%

2011

 
 
41%

2010

 
 
46%
Math

The state average for Math was 78% in 2013.

55 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
63%

2010

 
 
77%
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.

46 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
39%

2012

 
 
38%

2011

 
 
64%

2010

 
 
55%
Math

The state average for Math was 78% in 2013.

46 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
64%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
79%
Science

The state average for Science was 90% in 2013.

46 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
94%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
100%

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.

44 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
52%

2012

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
67%

2010

 
 
63%
Math

The state average for Math was 80% in 2013.

44 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
87%
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 Students51%
Female69%
Male35%
Black64%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White51%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged50%
Non-economically disadvantaged52%
Special educationn/a
General education61%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant51%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students82%
Female92%
Male72%
Black73%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White87%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged81%
Non-economically disadvantaged83%
Special educationn/a
General education92%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant82%
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 Students39%
Female54%
Male23%
Black33%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White45%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged33%
Non-economically disadvantaged41%
Special educationn/a
General education41%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant39%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students72%
Female83%
Male59%
Black58%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White84%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged67%
Non-economically disadvantaged74%
Special educationn/a
General education77%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant72%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Science

All Students94%
Female100%
Male86%
Black83%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White97%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged83%
Non-economically disadvantaged97%
Special educationn/a
General education92%
English language learnersn/a
Non-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 Students52%
Female50%
Male56%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White53%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged25%
Non-economically disadvantaged68%
Special education17%
General education66%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant52%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students70%
Female62%
Male83%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White68%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged44%
Non-economically disadvantaged86%
Special education17%
General education91%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant70%
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

Average

Reading growth at this school

Below 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
White 71% 51%
Black 17% 16%
Hispanic 7% 22%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 3% 9%
Two or more races 1% 1%
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 34%N/A34%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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  • Mrs Barbara Behnke

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1301 Burlington Ave
Delanco, NJ 08075
Phone: (856) 461-1976

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