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John Marshall Elementary School

Public | PK-5 & ungraded | 15 students

 

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Posted April 28, 2014

My son is joined the school at 2013 for 1 grade. Now he is in 2nd grade.Teacher supporting with children and extra activities ( science fair,math weekly log,reading log)all are good.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 8, 2013

This is the best school I have seen. Quality of education and methods followed to make the kids understand the concepts is really good
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 18, 2013

My daughter will start her third grade this yr. My elder son joined this school in the 4th grade. We were new to this country and more than nervous for my son being in a new place and all the challenges it poses for a new student. From day one , I know my son was in good hands and today he is high school and still credits some of his teachers from john Marshall in being good at all things, academics and personality development. i knew , my younger child would be going to the same school. I have watched my daughter blossom from the day she entered kindergarten to the 2nd grade. She is such a well rounded individual, I believe even I could not have done such a good job!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 18, 2013

Our school is a model school for our district. Teachers are great at motivating, inspiring and guiding the students on their quest for knowledge. Reading is celebrated in our school. Each year there are many after school clubs that the students can join and enjoy like gardening club, walking club, computer club etc.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 18, 2013

I have been associated with this school since 2007 when my eldest joined in th grade. now my younger is in 3rd grade. All her grade teachers have been excellent and I honestly have not even worried about her studies. I see the progress of my child and she has indeed come far along in academics and sports. The school has also shaped her personality perfectly. Its truly " The magic of Learning".
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 18, 2013

My third grader goes to John Marshall public school in Edison, and I have been very happy with his progress. Teachers are great, the Principal is always there for the students and parents, as a team, they work together to take the stress off our shoulders. This year, they organized the first Science Exhibition, and it was encouraging to see the entire school put up their exhibits with keen interest and passion.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 8, 2013

my son goes to 2nd grade, i am very happy with the studies and other activities
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 8, 2011

i am a student and this a great school it's cool we have reallt really kind teachers and in phiz ed they make exercising very very fun!!!!!!!!!!


Posted February 24, 2011

Its a great school ,my kids enjoyed this school ....whole year....the teachers & school staff is good & cooperative...my kids like that school.thanks
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 26, 2010

excellent school, my daughter is in kindergarten now and she is doing great in this school. Her teacher is one of the best I have seen
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 17, 2010

Good teachers, my daughter is in third grade now. She has been going there since kindergarden. We always got a good feedback from the teachers, whatever our concerns were we wrote a note to them and got quick responses. Only one thing they should have music instruments classes from third grade.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 4, 2009

My son entered John Marshall September of 2009. He has some special learning needs and I feel as the Child Study Team and the related staff are receptive to his needs, for the most part. The only issue that I have with JMS is it's problem driven progress. The only children to receive progress reports are children who are in need of help. It should be called a lack of progress report, because if your child is functioning well their is no communication at all as to their performance. It's the same with the reprot cards. They only mark the areas that are in need of improvement, if they are performing satisfactorily then they do not mark the box at all. I must say that I expected more.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 2, 2009

Poor in communication's with parents. Poor in professionalism in the administration Office. (aministrator's who answer the phones and greet the parents at the front desk)
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 14, 2009

My son worked very hard last year for Perfect Attendance . I ask principle why was it not acknowledge by the school, he stated 'because of the different religious holidays that do not appear on our calendar John Marshall School do not want to penalize, any particular nationality for taking off on their holiday, it s not a major concern when a child is out for a few days, it s expected their kids. I believe as a parent what gets acknowledge gets repeated. These are 3rd graders and coming to school everyday except when they re sick or family emergency etc should be what we re instilling in our children. When a principle is in support of taking off for holidays that do not appear on Edison calendar, we send the wrong message to our children.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 3, 2008

My son was in kindergarden this past year and he will be in this school for the next 5 years and let me tell you if they started his eduction of this way, i have my work cut out for me. Took almost 6 months for me to get him extra help and when did ne get it, the last 2 weeks of school. I'm hoping 1st grade is better but after the year i just had with him i'm expecting the worst unfortunately.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 10, 2006

Excellent Academic Standard Very Good Teachers
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 9, 2005

I feel that every school should have an adequate art/music room. John Marshall does not provide this. The children stay in the classroom that they are in all day and a cart comes around to provide them with the art and music lessons. How can a child express themselves when they are in the same room all day long? The arts are a great way to vent out frustrations for these kids. And now it will only get worse once the new homes get built. Add some more kids to this already overcrowded school. Take away the gym/lunchroom let's just confine them to the classroom all day long. These kids deserve better than that.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 24, 2005

High quality education my daughter really enjoyed her time. excellent staff and atmosphere. Parent involvement is high and academic program is well balanced.
—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.

103 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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91%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
81%
Math

The state average for Math was 78% in 2013.

103 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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95%

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95%

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2010

 
 
91%
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.

98 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
73%

2010

 
 
76%
Math

The state average for Math was 78% in 2013.

98 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
86%
Science

The state average for Science was 90% in 2013.

98 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
99%

2012

 
 
98%

2011

 
 
93%

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.

81 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
76%
Math

The state average for Math was 80% in 2013.

81 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
97%

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

All Students91%
Female96%
Male87%
Blackn/a
Asian95%
Hispanicn/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged89%
Non-economically disadvantaged92%
Special educationn/a
General education90%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant91%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students95%
Female98%
Male93%
Blackn/a
Asian99%
Hispanicn/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged89%
Non-economically disadvantaged96%
Special educationn/a
General education96%
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

Language Arts Literacy

All Students82%
Female88%
Male79%
Blackn/a
Asian92%
Hispanicn/a
White63%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged70%
Non-economically disadvantaged87%
Special education33%
General education89%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant82%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students93%
Female95%
Male91%
Blackn/a
Asian100%
Hispanicn/a
White74%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged87%
Non-economically disadvantaged95%
Special education67%
General education96%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant93%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Science

All Students99%
Female98%
Male100%
Blackn/a
Asian100%
Hispanicn/a
White100%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged96%
Non-economically disadvantaged100%
Special education92%
General education100%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant99%
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%
Female86%
Male61%
Black58%
Asian89%
Hispanic54%
White64%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged63%
Non-economically disadvantaged81%
Special educationn/a
General education86%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant75%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students91%
Female92%
Male91%
Black83%
Asian95%
Hispanic85%
White91%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged88%
Non-economically disadvantaged93%
Special educationn/a
General education97%
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

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26%
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Math growth at this school

Above 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
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 69% 9%
White 12% 51%
Hispanic 10% 22%
Black 8% 16%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Two or more races 0% 1%
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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15 Cornell Street
Edison, NJ 08817
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