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Gilbert Avenue Elementary School

Public | PK-5 & ungraded | 6 students

 

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Posted December 24, 2013

This is my daughter's first year in school She loves her teacher and is already reading and writing her own stories. She has been having a problem socializing and had an issue with another child but her teacher and other staff took care of her issue right away and are getting my child the help she needs. The teachers are very caring and knowledgeable. Other children in the neighborhood are happy to attend school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 18, 2009

My daugter was from k to 5 grade there and she did great. All the staff is really professional and helpful. Very good school and atmosphire. My son is going there now since K and we still very happy
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 16, 2008

Test Scores over the past three years are down, down, down, while spending on admin is up up up.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 2, 2008

I have two very intelligent children that go to Gilbert Avenue and the school has been able to meet the challenges that they need. I'm extremely proud of both of my children to accept the challenges that the school has to offer and surpass the schools expectations.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 7, 2008

I have two children that attend Gilbert Avenue School, and we love it ! The teachers and staff are wonderful! The school has been updated and looks great! The gym and cafeteria are beautiful! My children could not be happier, and I am extremely grateful!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 26, 2008

I have one daughter and one son attending gilbert and they simply love the school! gilbert got a new cafeteria, library,new classrooms,and so on. They are making much more space for the students. And the teachers and staff are wonderful.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 26, 2008

As a parent i am not happy with this school. The average class size is about 30, way too many kids for one teacher. Every year the kids that come in are getting harder to control!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 19, 2007

As both a parent and a former student I am very sad with the condition of this school. The classes are overcrowded, there are students that do not even belong in this school, and nothing is being done about it in a timely fashion. Grades as early as first grade have bullies. The teachers are not at fault, they are doing thier very best with what they are given. They receive little if any help from the school itself.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 31, 2005

As a former student, I think back to all the fun, and opportunities I had at Gilbert Ave. A true neighborhood school, built to last, and hopefully still doing great work for years to come.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted July 12, 2005

I am not very happy with this school district. Many problems. The classes have almost 30 kids to one teacher. Lots of kids who do not speak english are enrolled and the teacher needs to help these children also. Very streched resources.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 12, 2005

Thank you, Gilbert Avenue School! My child transferred from a private school in Garfield where she was receiving a deplorable excuse for an education. Here at Gilbert, she was reading within weeks and her grades shot up immediately! My daughter actually loves going to school!! Her teacher is competent and caring. Though she has 30 children in her class, she is in tune with my child's specific, individual needs. The school is a tightly run ship and I would enthusiastically recommend a Gilbert Avenue School education to one and all!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 23, 2004

I`m very happy to have my child attend this great school he`s learning alot loves his teachers. He takes pride in his work ,and loves to show me his good marks.Education is key.As long as he finds it fun and interesting he will grow ..Thank you Gilbert ave school..........
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 9, 2003

Gilbert Ave school is a school with teachers who are genuinely interested in getting the best from their students. They work one on one when needed to boost a child's academic needs. They encourage children to challenge themselves to excel in all they persue.


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.

55 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
44%

2010

 
 
45%
Math

The state average for Math was 78% in 2013.

55 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
60%

2010

 
 
76%
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.

63 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
46%

2011

 
 
58%

2010

 
 
44%
Math

The state average for Math was 78% in 2013.

63 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
57%

2011

 
 
69%

2010

 
 
60%
Science

The state average for Science was 90% in 2013.

63 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
94%
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.

53 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
52%

2012

 
 
59%

2011

 
 
49%

2010

 
 
60%
Math

The state average for Math was 80% in 2013.

53 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
69%

2010

 
 
78%
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 Students76%
Female82%
Male67%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic77%
Pacific Islandern/a
White71%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged76%
Non-economically disadvantaged76%
Special educationn/a
General education76%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant76%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students76%
Female82%
Male68%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic82%
Pacific Islandern/a
White79%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged85%
Non-economically disadvantaged69%
Special educationn/a
General education74%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant76%
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 Students69%
Female78%
Male54%
Blackn/a
Asian92%
Hispanic58%
White69%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged50%
Non-economically disadvantaged83%
Special educationn/a
General education81%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant69%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students70%
Female82%
Male50%
Blackn/a
Asian79%
Hispanic50%
White76%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged50%
Non-economically disadvantaged86%
Special education27%
General education81%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant70%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Science

All Students92%
Female92%
Male92%
Blackn/a
Asian93%
Hispanic100%
White94%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged86%
Non-economically disadvantaged97%
Special education82%
General education98%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant92%
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 Students52%
Female52%
Male50%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic45%
White59%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged47%
Non-economically disadvantaged58%
Special education14%
General education66%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant52%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students62%
Female63%
Male60%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic55%
White70%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged59%
Non-economically disadvantaged67%
Special educationn/a
General education74%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant62%
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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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

Below 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 47% 51%
Hispanic 32% 22%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 10% 9%
Black 9% 16%
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 39%N/A34%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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School Leader's name
  • Mr David Saper

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  • Title I Targeted Assistance program (TAS)
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151 Gilbert Avenue
Elmwood Park, NJ 07407
Phone: (201) 794-2988

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