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Taylor Mills Elementary School

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Posted August 16, 2010

Very diappointed in Taylor Mills. Having moved from a very good school district in NJ we had heard a lot about how fantastic this school was going to be. Instead my daughter got stuck with a disgruntled 4th grade teacher who was frustrated having been moved from another school and one who should have retired long ago (& did at end of last year). Most of administration is very nice but Ive never heard of a school sending out class placements the week before school starts giving WORKING parents absolutely NO time to prepare their children. Definitely 'who you know' in this school.....overall a disappointment. Good thing only 1 more year to go!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 16, 2009

Wonderful, nurturing staff and administrators. Active and very visible Principal and Assistant Principal.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 3, 2008

My son has gone to this school for three years and I am very impressed with how far he has come. The teachers are tough but fair and I really must admit I wish they were that way when I attended Taylor's Mills. The only issue I have had is with communications. I do not get all of the activity information regarding conferences, plays, etc in a timely manner. However, I'd rather take the excellent schooling of my child than that.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 23, 2004

Taylor Mills school has been a wonderful place for my children! Every teacher there has been excellent and encouraging to their academic and social learning. The school is one of the best in the area. It's like sending my children to private school without paying for it! They learn more in half a year then I remember learning in a whole year!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 23, 2004

The last of my three children will enter third grade in the fall of 2004 at Taylor Mills School. I will be so sorry to see him leave such a great school. Here you will find a great administation and top notch teachers. I couldn't be more pleased to have been a part of the Taylors Mill community. Keep up the great work.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 26, 2003

What a disappointment in Taylor Mills school system. My family moved from New York and I see such a decline in quality in New Jersey teaching from schools in New York. Three of my older children went to school in New York, and did very well (now going to college). My last is yet to have class work and home work worth having. It was a great opportunity to send my child to a private school and learn in 4 weeks what should have been learned in the 9 months in Taylor Mills.
—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.

93 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
72%

2010

 
 
74%
Math

The state average for Math was 78% in 2013.

93 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
92%

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.

97 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
69%
Math

The state average for Math was 78% in 2013.

97 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
87%
Science

The state average for Science was 90% in 2013.

97 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
99%

2011

 
 
97%

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

The state average for Language Arts Literacy was 61% in 2013.

162 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
72%
Math

The state average for Math was 80% in 2013.

162 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
96%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
86%
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%
Female87%
Male79%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White86%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged58%
Non-economically disadvantaged86%
Special educationn/a
General education90%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant82%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students86%
Female82%
Male89%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White88%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged75%
Non-economically disadvantaged87%
Special educationn/a
General education91%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant86%
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 Students62%
Female66%
Male57%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White65%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged50%
Non-economically disadvantaged65%
Special educationn/a
General education74%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant62%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students79%
Female76%
Male83%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White81%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged59%
Non-economically disadvantaged85%
Special educationn/a
General education82%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant79%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Science

All Students90%
Female88%
Male91%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White91%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged77%
Non-economically disadvantaged93%
Special educationn/a
General education95%
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

Language Arts Literacy

All Students76%
Female84%
Male69%
Blackn/a
Asian93%
Hispanic58%
White78%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged50%
Non-economically disadvantaged80%
Special education50%
General education79%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant76%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students96%
Female97%
Male94%
Blackn/a
Asian100%
Hispanic83%
White97%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged80%
Non-economically disadvantaged98%
Special education79%
General education97%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant96%
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

Biology I

The state average for Biology I was 58% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2012-2013 New Jersey used the New Jersey Biology Competency Test (NJBCT) to assess students in Biology. The New Jersey Biology Competency Test (NJBCT) is standards-based, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined by the state of New Jersey. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level on the test.

Source: New Jersey Department of Education

Biology I

All Studentsn/a
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Non-economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
General educationn/a
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrantn/a
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 Biology Competency Test (NJBCT) to assess students in Biology. The New Jersey Biology Competency Test (NJBCT) is standards-based, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined by the state of New Jersey. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level on the test.

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

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
White 82% 51%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 9% 9%
Hispanic 6% 22%
Black 2% 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 12%N/A34%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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  • Mrs Kerry Marsala

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77 Gordons Corner Road
Englishtown, NJ 07726
Phone: (732) 786-2760

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