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Honiss Elementary School

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Posted November 27, 2007

i have worked in this school for over 20yrs and have had nothing but good experiences with teachers and administrators. it is a cheerful and productive enviroment and the principal is young and very easy to comminicate with. the vice principal is a shining star and enthusiastic under sometimes stressful situations. the students are in a safe enviorment and seem to excel under there leadership.my own daughter graduated from this school district and is now teaching in a neighboing town.


Posted October 20, 2007

I just started a few years ago and I already feel like family, they are very nice people. The school feels like home but with my friends everyday . GO HAWKS!
—Submitted by a student


Posted April 5, 2006

My child lost at least three years of her educational life at this school. While not all teachers are poor, the best are merely mediocore. Children who are 'successful' at this school are only successful when compared to other students in this or lower staus school districts. Place these children in higher performing (read: better) school districts and they have a difficult time and must do much 'catching up.' The true success stories tend to be anomolies and are the exception, not the rule. I suspect the glowing report of the PTA comes from a member of 'the power clique.' Yes, the PTA offers a couple of extracurricular activities, but they pale in insignificance when compared to other schools within the same district. Parents who have lower standards, or have an easier time accepting mediocrity are happy here, but those of us who know better usually hit the road running.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 27, 2006

All subjects are good except for algebra more help is needed in spanish and algebra.
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 14, 2006

I am disappointed with the lack of extracurricular activities. I am in the district for 2 years and so far love the teachers and it excells in parental involvement. I just wish the school was updated more and our children could have their own art, and music room.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 4, 2005

Lack of leadership from the superintendent on down means there is no cohesive plan to truly improve the school. It's a shame because the parents at school are eager to get involved but are not given an adequate platform from which to do so. Medicore teachers, shoddy curriculum and a fear of trying to truly work WITH parents mean important issues are ignored or shoved under the carpet. A strong parent 'power clique' dictates much of school activity and is encouraged by the principal. The principal seems unable to run the school efficiently and professionally--she is overly friendly with certain parents and inappropriate behavior by teachers is not rectified. While test scores have improved slightly, many parents credit this more to teaching the kids how to take the tests rather than truly educating. Some may be happy here, but many, this family included, are fleeing to better school districts.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 25, 2005

Honiss is an excellent place for an elementary education. The teachers that my children have encountered have been exceptional and I commend the current principal and faculty for a job well done. In talking to friends in neighboring towns, I feel Honiss has provided just as good an educational experience compared to towns with 'better schools'. Activities like Theater Week and Student Council have been great. The Honiss PTA is the best around and is fortunate to have many committed parents involved. I highly recommend Honiss School for a quality, caring education
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 16, 2004

This school deserves a better principal.
—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.

60 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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83%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
71%
Math

The state average for Math was 78% in 2013.

60 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
92%
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.

50 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
65%
Math

The state average for Math was 78% in 2013.

50 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
94%

2012

 
 
98%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
94%
Science

The state average for Science was 90% in 2013.

50 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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100%

2012

 
 
100%

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
98%
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.

53 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
82%
Math

The state average for Math was 80% in 2013.

53 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
96%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
94%

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

The state average for Language Arts Literacy was 66% in 2013.

122 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
63%
Math

The state average for Math was 79% in 2013.

122 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
82%
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.

122 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
69%

2010

 
 
80%
Math

The state average for Math was 64% in 2013.

122 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
80%
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.

128 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
87%
Math

The state average for Math was 69% in 2013.

128 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
81%
Science

The state average for Science was 79% in 2013.

128 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
94%
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 Students83%
Female97%
Male69%
Blackn/a
Asian92%
Hispanic64%
Pacific Islandern/a
White88%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged87%
Special educationn/a
General education83%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant83%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students93%
Female97%
Male90%
Blackn/a
Asian100%
Hispanic82%
Pacific Islandern/a
White97%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged94%
Special educationn/a
General education94%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant93%
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 Students64%
Female70%
Male57%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic54%
White70%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged70%
Special educationn/a
General education74%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant64%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students94%
Female93%
Male96%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic85%
White96%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged93%
Special educationn/a
General education100%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant94%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Science

All Students100%
Female100%
Male100%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic100%
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 Students74%
Female90%
Male54%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic67%
White70%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged77%
Special educationn/a
General education81%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant74%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students96%
Female97%
Male96%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic100%
White93%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged95%
Special educationn/a
General education100%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant96%
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 Students83%
Female83%
Male82%
Blackn/a
Asian73%
Hispanic75%
Pacific Islandern/a
White89%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged79%
Not economically disadvantaged84%
Special educationn/a
General education92%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant83%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students86%
Female85%
Male87%
Blackn/a
Asian100%
Hispanic75%
Pacific Islandern/a
White89%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged90%
Not economically disadvantaged85%
Special educationn/a
General education94%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant86%
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 Students81%
Female86%
Male75%
Blackn/a
Asian76%
Hispanic67%
White83%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged82%
Special educationn/a
General education85%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant81%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students84%
Female82%
Male88%
Blackn/a
Asian95%
Hispanic78%
White83%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged87%
Special educationn/a
General education88%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant84%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Former64%
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 Students92%
Female98%
Male88%
Blackn/a
Asian100%
Hispanic91%
Pacific Islandern/a
White92%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged93%
Not economically disadvantaged92%
Special education57%
General education97%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant92%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students86%
Female88%
Male85%
Blackn/a
Asian100%
Hispanic78%
Pacific Islandern/a
White86%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged87%
Not economically disadvantaged86%
Special education57%
General education90%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant86%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Science

All Students90%
Female90%
Male90%
Blackn/a
Asian100%
Hispanic74%
Pacific Islandern/a
White93%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged67%
Not economically disadvantaged93%
Special education57%
General education94%
English language learnersn/a
Not 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

Biology I

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

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/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.

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 61% 51%
Hispanic 20% 22%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 14% 9%
Black 3% 16%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 3% 0%
American Indian/Alaska Native 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 15%N/A34%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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  • Dr Karen Bennett

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