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Irwin Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 417 students

 

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Posted February 10, 2014

I like the school for the discipline and the curriculum. Children are always competitive. They are always packed with stuff. Teachers are great, we are happy and satisfied to send our child to the school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 14, 2013

This school is phenomenal. I moved from a different district to this one and I can't say enough good things about it. The teacher's my son has had the past two years have been great. The nurse & the principal are also wonderful & so is the aftercare. Very happy with the school. My son's reading has improved tremendously as well as they focus largely on reading. All around great school with very caring teacher's and staff.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 2, 2013

Mr. Lieberman is a friend not a disciplinarian, It is disgusting what he lets troubled kids get away with. He makes many of the parents feel like outsiders. Mrs. Sarti is an embarrassment of a teacher. She is spiteful and took many things out on my son including holding back his reading level. All because I new another teacher personally for over 20 years and we never got along.. I am so glad we moved and got out of that school. I have no idea how Irwin ever gets the high ratings that it gets. Mrs Donahue, the kindergarten teacher was great as well as Mrs. Blaska.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 18, 2013

Great school - very good and dedicated teachers, many additional activities for kids - band, art ant etc
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 13, 2013

I have a current 5th grader and a 2nd grader. The teachers are great in teaching and helping. The whole staff is very helpful and Mr. Liberman is a great Role model for our children.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 7, 2010

I have a daughter in 1st grade currently. I can't say enough good things about this school- as the previous reviewer mentioned the staff is amazing. The classes are kept on the small side (compared to city schools) and so kids really do get the attention they need to thrive. The old principal left and there is a new one this year - Ronald Lieberman - I think it's his first position as a principal, but he is doing a fine job so far. However, no school is perfect. A few security concerns - you have to fill out a list at the beginning of the year of those people that are allowed by you to pick up your child. However, no one really checks IDs or anything. I could see how this could potentially be a problem.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 18, 2006

Strong academically, high level of parent involvement. Very caring personel in the school, as well as in the afterschool program. Early morning and afterschool programs are available for a resonable fee. it's a Blue Ribbon awarded school. Many teachers get awards every year. New enthusiastic principal with Doctor decree.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 28, 2005

Irwin is a perfect example of an outstanding school. The school staff and teachers are very professional and caring. They work very hard to bring the best in every child. My son is a new student and he is very happy with the school.
—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.

72 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
59%

2010

 
 
79%
Math

The state average for Math was 78% in 2013.

72 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
85%

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

The state average for Language Arts Literacy was 59% in 2013.

82 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
70%
Math

The state average for Math was 78% in 2013.

82 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
91%
Science

The state average for Science was 90% in 2013.

82 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
97%
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.

78 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
66%

2010

 
 
80%
Math

The state average for Math was 80% in 2013.

78 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
95%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
90%

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 Students79%
Female89%
Male63%
Blackn/a
Asian91%
Hispanicn/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White75%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged42%
Non-economically disadvantaged87%
Special educationn/a
General education91%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant79%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students89%
Female93%
Male82%
Blackn/a
Asian97%
Hispanicn/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White88%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged58%
Non-economically disadvantaged95%
Special educationn/a
General education91%
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 Students78%
Female91%
Male67%
Blackn/a
Asian91%
Hispanicn/a
White74%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged64%
Non-economically disadvantaged80%
Special education46%
General education86%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant78%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students85%
Female92%
Male80%
Blackn/a
Asian97%
Hispanicn/a
White82%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged79%
Non-economically disadvantaged87%
Special education54%
General education92%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant85%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Science

All Students89%
Female95%
Male85%
Blackn/a
Asian97%
Hispanicn/a
White87%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged79%
Non-economically disadvantaged91%
Special education62%
General education95%
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 Students75%
Female84%
Male68%
Blackn/a
Asian80%
Hispanicn/a
White73%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged58%
Non-economically disadvantaged79%
Special educationn/a
General education84%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant75%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students95%
Female97%
Male93%
Blackn/a
Asian100%
Hispanicn/a
White88%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged83%
Non-economically disadvantaged97%
Special educationn/a
General education98%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant95%
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 45% 52%
Asian 42% 9%
Hispanic 7% 22%
Black 5% 16%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 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 15%N/A33%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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School Leader's name
  • Mr Ronald Lieberman

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71 Racetrack Road
East Brunswick, NJ 08816
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