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James Monroe Elementary School

Public | K-5 & ungraded | 4 students

 
 

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4 stars

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Posted July 11, 2013

Horrible school...they spoiled my child's entire year.My child got an old teacher this year who was neither competent to teach, nor she was interested in teaching either..whole year she just gave homework without teaching anything in the class.Principal is very hard to approach, as the secretaries who are on the phone line they never allow you to reach the principal. Very disappointed with the school, system and teacher.the teacher demotivated and degraded my child.Old teachers like her should be simply thrown out of the system. Better beware of James monroe elementary....
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 4, 2012

worst school with worst teachers.......trying to get in touch with principal since last many days....due to teachers not taking care of the curriculum in grade 5 , but to no avail. If the principal of this school is reading this then he must note that the teachers in grade 5 are not doing their job.they are skipping curriculum...which may spoil a childs future or career.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 7, 2012

Our son has attended James Monroe since the 2nd grade. He is now finishing 5th and will be graduating this month! Overall, we have been very pleased with the school. The field trips and events have all be wonderful and he's enjoyed each and every one of them. The school nurse and guidance counselors have all been wonderful as well. The before and after school prorgram offered by Edison Recreation has also been great and very convenient as it is right in the school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 19, 2012

I am trying to find my deceased brothers 3rd grade teacher. He attended James Monroe for 4 years. If anyone can help, please let me know if you can think of their names. It would have been between 1988 and 1989. Thank you for your help


Posted March 6, 2012

My daughter has been in this school for 3 years now and my son for a year. Excellent school. This school helps the child to think out of the box. It encourages creativity and all round development.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 29, 2008

My daughter has been in this school for a year now. I can see devoted teachers, a principal who knows kids by name. This is a school that sees to a complete development of child. -- Great Job and thank you.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 24, 2005

Although I attended James Monroe several years ago, I am very pleased with the school as well as the district. Along with several academic programs, James Monroe also offered band, strings, chorus, sports and gifted and talented programs.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted August 21, 2005

James Monroe has great parent involvement. I really like the way the teachers can differentiate academic levels. The small class size is also a plus. We have full day kindergarten which is wonderful for kids who have been to pre-k. Overall, my family is very happy here as are our friends.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 14, 2004

My son went for his Kindergarden to this school and I found that the Teacher student working has been very good and they encourage my child a lot. But one thing which I was disappointed was that I was told by the end of Kindergarden my son would be able to read small books which he has not yet started doing, but he seems to write few words.
—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.

89 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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82%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
71%
Math

The state average for Math was 78% in 2013.

89 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
85%

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.

88 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
67%
Math

The state average for Math was 78% in 2013.

88 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
88%
Science

The state average for Science was 90% in 2013.

88 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
97%

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
97%

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.

80 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
80%
Math

The state average for Math was 80% in 2013.

80 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
100%
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 Students82%
Female93%
Male69%
Blackn/a
Asian90%
Hispanic64%
Pacific Islandern/a
White86%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged75%
Non-economically disadvantaged84%
Special educationn/a
General education84%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant82%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students91%
Female94%
Male88%
Blackn/a
Asian100%
Hispanic75%
Pacific Islandern/a
White90%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged67%
Non-economically disadvantaged97%
Special educationn/a
General education91%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant91%
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 Students73%
Female76%
Male69%
Black55%
Asian85%
Hispanic69%
White70%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged54%
Non-economically disadvantaged81%
Special educationn/a
General education80%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant73%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students80%
Female74%
Male87%
Black46%
Asian89%
Hispanic77%
White84%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged69%
Non-economically disadvantaged84%
Special educationn/a
General education85%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant80%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Science

All Students97%
Female98%
Male95%
Black100%
Asian100%
Hispanic92%
White95%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged92%
Non-economically disadvantaged98%
Special educationn/a
General education97%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant97%
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%
Female81%
Male81%
Blackn/a
Asian95%
Hispanic64%
White79%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged78%
Non-economically disadvantaged82%
Special education55%
General education85%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant81%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students90%
Female91%
Male89%
Blackn/a
Asian100%
Hispanic86%
White87%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged89%
Non-economically disadvantaged90%
Special education73%
General education93%
English language learnersn/a
Non-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

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48%
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26%
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Math growth at this school

Average

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 40% 51%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 37% 9%
Hispanic 13% 22%
Black 7% 16%
Two or more races 2% 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 16%N/A34%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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