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John P. Faber Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 570 students

 

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Posted January 2, 2011

The teachers are very nice, my daughter has enjoyed her 2 years here so far. The education is amazing! The things she has picked up and she is only 8 wow!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 9, 2010

I have one child who has graduated from Faber and one who is still in the system. If you have gifted/advanced children, they will fare well in the earlier grades. But once they reach the higher grades starting around 3rd or 4th grade, your children may become bored and feel unchallenged. I have spoken and e-mailed the teachers requesting more challenging curriculum but it seems the challenges of getting an integrated classroom to pass the NJASKs takes up all their time. The Gifted and Talented program only meets once a week which is hardly enough to challenge the children. This is the sacrifice of going to a super small school system. We are seriously looking to move to a better school district. The teachers are caring and involved but just don't have the time to handle the diverse needs of an integrated classroom.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 22, 2009

This school has a great ESL teacher. Super after school programs. Most importantly dedicated teacher at all grade levels.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 14, 2009

The school appears to have caring staff, though there is a real lack of real support with special needs children. The staff come across as quite clueless when it comes to developing a plan for the less than average child. I hope that when my other children are old enough to attend they have a more positive experience.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 12, 2008

The school started a pre-school program that teaches reading at 4 years old. The after school program is ran by another town and is expensive.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 11, 2007

The district has a strong elementary school. The middle school and high school are improving. There are quite a few extracurricular programs including sports, band, math league, chess, juggling, newspaper, an afterschool program on site. The small size of the district is appealing. Academic achievement is somewhat average because of economic demographics of the town, but on par with other schools with similar demographics. Overall, John P. Faber School is a pretty good school with caring teachers and strong parent involvement.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 2, 2007

This school academic wise is great. As I can see my child has been going here for 4 years and the parents are very clicky.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 29, 2006

This is not the school you want your child to attend if they have learning disabilities. They do not have the experience or curriculm set up for children with special needs. The teacher are nice but 'nice' isn't what the children need to succeed. There are no extracurricular activities and discipline is low in the middle school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 19, 2006

faber offers a very good kindergarden curriculam.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 19, 2006

The teachers have been wonderful. We love the school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 14, 2006

This is a wonderful school with caring teachers and staff. This school has made a positive difference in my son's life. I highly recommend this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 10, 2006

This is a wonderful school with phenomonal teachers.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 20, 2005

Don't have much experience yet, as this is my child's first year. The teachers we have met seem informed, competent and caring. However we have grave concerns with the school district as a whole. Not a lot of academic achievement here. The family instilling a drive to succeed seems to be missing. We hope our early perceptions are misguided.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 3, 2004

My wife and I are the parents of a kindergartener and a third grader. We have been very pleased with the school and the teachers. Our eldest participates in the 'Newspaper Club' and played the violin last year in the 'Strings' program. Michael & Cecilie Sugden
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 10, 2004

I am a parent of a child in first grade and a High School junior. In my opinion, all of the schools are top notch! The teachers really care about my children and their future. A progress report is sent home before each marking period ends. I would recommend Dunellen to anyone looking for a great school system. In the coming year we will be changing Principals in the elementary school. Our new principal is an innovative and experienced woman. I am looking forward to working with her and improving Dunellen JP Faber in the coming years.I have lived in Dunellen for the past eight years and I love living here! The town and the schools are what makes Dunellen so great! We have a very dedicated PTO, and together we Keep Improving Dunellen Schools every day!
—Submitted by a parent


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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.

91 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
57%

2011

 
 
68%

2010

 
 
55%
Math

The state average for Math was 78% in 2013.

91 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
81%
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.

105 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
51%

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
63%
Math

The state average for Math was 78% in 2013.

105 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
74%
Science

The state average for Science was 90% in 2013.

105 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
89%

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

The state average for Language Arts Literacy was 61% in 2013.

89 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
61%

2010

 
 
66%
Math

The state average for Math was 80% in 2013.

89 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
74%

2010

 
 
70%
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 Students63%
Female80%
Male46%
Black46%
Asiann/a
Hispanic57%
Pacific Islandern/a
White72%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged50%
Non-economically disadvantaged76%
Special education46%
General education70%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant63%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Former28%
Limited English Proficient Former36%

Math

All Students87%
Female93%
Male80%
Black100%
Asiann/a
Hispanic81%
Pacific Islandern/a
White86%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged83%
Non-economically disadvantaged91%
Special education73%
General education93%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant87%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Former72%
Limited English Proficient Former91%
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 Students51%
Female64%
Male41%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic41%
White61%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged36%
Non-economically disadvantaged62%
Special educationn/a
General education63%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant51%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students84%
Female86%
Male83%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic80%
White89%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged80%
Non-economically disadvantaged87%
Special education60%
General education90%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant84%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Former71%
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Science

All Students84%
Female88%
Male81%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic76%
White89%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged82%
Non-economically disadvantaged85%
Special education67%
General education89%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant84%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Former71%
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 Students71%
Female72%
Male70%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic59%
White83%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged68%
Non-economically disadvantaged73%
Special education38%
General education80%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant71%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students80%
Female76%
Male83%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic74%
White85%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged70%
Non-economically disadvantaged88%
Special educationn/a
General education89%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant80%
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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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 46% 52%
Hispanic 38% 22%
Black 10% 16%
Asian 5% 9%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 1% 0%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Two or more races 0% 1%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 36%N/A33%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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School Leader's name
  • Mr Robert Altmire

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Dunellen, NJ 08812
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