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Mildred B. Garvin School

Public | PK-5 & ungraded | 36 students

 

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Posted September 5, 2008

Since my kids left MBG they haven't really been the same I think coming from a small family school was a major adjustment for one of my children because this is the only school where I felt like the teachers cared and they taught my kids and my children were interested in learning and I think when they went other places they were looking for that same attention and it was not out there we must encourage our children and thats what MBG did from the Mrs. Cahoon days to the Mr. Booker days and Mr. Booker recognized everyone even if you made small progress and that counts so to top it off any child that attends MBG is Blessed
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 13, 2004

I am very pleased with MBG this year. I love the motto that the school is living up to,'It takes a village to raise a child' the principal is truly encouraging unity within the school and the community. I have been a parent at MBG for five years and it has been nothing but encouragement for my children and all of the other children in the school from each and everyone of the staff members. MGB I take my hat off to you and I am very greatful that all of you had a part in helping raise and teach my children.
—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.

50 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
45%

2012

 
 
43%

2011

 
 
48%

2010

 
 
44%
Math

The state average for Math was 78% in 2013.

50 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
61%

2011

 
 
74%

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.

43 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
29%

2012

 
 
39%

2011

 
 
33%

2010

 
 
37%
Math

The state average for Math was 78% in 2013.

43 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
81%
Science

The state average for Science was 90% in 2013.

43 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
84%
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.

48 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
19%

2012

 
 
40%

2011

 
 
37%

2010

 
 
30%
Math

The state average for Math was 80% in 2013.

48 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
62%
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 Students45%
Female60%
Male33%
Black47%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged46%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special education18%
General education53%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant45%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students66%
Female65%
Male67%
Black67%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged68%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special education27%
General education78%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant66%
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 Students29%
Female23%
Male40%
Black31%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged27%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
General education34%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant29%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students61%
Female65%
Male53%
Black59%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged60%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
General education72%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant61%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Science

All Students75%
Female84%
Male60%
Black74%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged75%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
General education85%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant75%
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 Students19%
Female19%
Male19%
Black21%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged21%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
General education23%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant19%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students57%
Female57%
Male58%
Black59%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged57%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special education25%
General education69%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant57%
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
Black 96% 16%
Hispanic 4% 22%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 9%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Two or more races 0% 1%
White 0% 51%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 73%N/A34%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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  • Dr Howard Walker

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East Orange, NJ 07017
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