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Chittick Elementary School

Public | PK-5 & ungraded | 30 students

 

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Posted March 13, 2013

Chittick has provided a great nurturing environment for my kids. The staff is very friendly and there are some very hard working teachers who go above and beyond their curriculum. The only negative I feel is that the school lacks interesting programs outside the regular classroom curriculum (instituted by the school , not the PTA).
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 12, 2012

My son went to Chittick elementary and loved the teachers there. Some of the teachers have moved up to teaching in the middle school and some in high school and they know my son as a kid. He is in High school now and is doing great. Whenever his grades dip from A to B the teachers are right there to help him catch up again. Wouldn't send my kids to any other school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 23, 2009

The curriculum teaches the students effectively without overbearing the family with a large homework load. The principal, though not a welcoming person to parents and students, does ensure the school is safe and up to date with technology. My children love this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 16, 2009

Because we have very good teachers, we are a Blue Ribbon school. The children, parents, teachers, school staff and our great principal Mr. Decker are like one big family.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 16, 2009

Chittick school is an excellent learning environment. The principal and the teachers have a vision for student success. It has a warm friendly atmosphere that makes learning fun. Everyone is always wearing a smile and the students seem happy.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 27, 2007

This is an excellent School. It truly is a community.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 20, 2007

I rate Chittick School as an A+ school. The quality of the academic programs is excellent and the standards are high. The teachers, as well as the principal, have such positive attitudes that it makes learning relatively fun for the students. You can see that the teachers really enjoy their jobs! I've actually sat in on a few of the classes at Chittick. Overall, I'm very impressed by the staff and the curriculum at Chittick School. As you know, many people choose to live in East Brunswick because it's a great place to live and because of the wonderful school system!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 2, 2007

This school is just wonderful! The teachers care very much about the students and wil provide in anything from friendships to spelling. Many parents are glad to volunteer their time at this school. For example the Fifth Grade comittee must really love this school and it's fifth graders to plan such and amazing, fun trip at Eagle River Day Camp. The Principal at this school has very high expectations but only because he knows everyone can reach them! This is truly a wonderful school!
—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.

87 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
68%
Math

The state average for Math was 78% in 2013.

87 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
81%

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.

94 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
67%
Math

The state average for Math was 78% in 2013.

94 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
80%
Science

The state average for Science was 90% in 2013.

94 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
96%
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.

85 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
68%
Math

The state average for Math was 80% in 2013.

85 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
85%

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

All Students75%
Female80%
Male70%
Blackn/a
Asian86%
Hispanicn/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White70%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged47%
Non-economically disadvantaged81%
Special education46%
General education82%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant75%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students81%
Female83%
Male79%
Blackn/a
Asian91%
Hispanicn/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White78%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged53%
Non-economically disadvantaged86%
Special education54%
General education87%
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 Students71%
Female65%
Male75%
Blackn/a
Asian82%
Hispanicn/a
White71%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged30%
Non-economically disadvantaged83%
Special education31%
General education78%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant71%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students76%
Female53%
Male88%
Blackn/a
Asian87%
Hispanicn/a
White74%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged40%
Non-economically disadvantaged85%
Special education46%
General education80%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant76%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Science

All Students89%
Female82%
Male93%
Blackn/a
Asian92%
Hispanicn/a
White93%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged70%
Non-economically disadvantaged95%
Special education62%
General education94%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant89%
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 Students76%
Female87%
Male68%
Blackn/a
Asian85%
Hispanicn/a
White70%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged53%
Non-economically disadvantaged83%
Special educationn/a
General education87%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant76%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students87%
Female92%
Male83%
Blackn/a
Asian94%
Hispanicn/a
White82%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged80%
Non-economically disadvantaged89%
Special education50%
General education94%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant87%
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
Non-economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
General educationn/a
English language learnersn/a
Non-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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The GreatSchools rating is a simple tool for parents to compare schools based on test scores, student academic growth, and college readiness. It compares schools across the state, where the highest rated schools in the state are designated as “Above Average” and the lowest “Below Average.” It is designed to be a starting point to help parents make baseline comparisons. We always advise parents to visit the school and consider other information on school performance and programs, as well as consider their child's and family's needs as part of the school selection process.

 
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How schools in the state rate:

25%
of schools in the state are Below average
48%
of schools in the state are Average
26%
of schools in the state are Above average

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Math growth at this school

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Reading growth at this school

Above 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 48% 51%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 37% 9%
Black 7% 16%
Hispanic 7% 22%
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 19%N/A34%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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  • Mr Stephen Decker

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