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James W. Lilley Elementary School

Public | K-5 & ungraded | 515 students

 

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2013:
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Posted August 23, 2014

My sons came here from Philadelphia public schools. My one son is autistic. He's in 5th grade and started at a 2nd grade math level. He was given special instruction and made it up two whole levels. The special ed teachers here are phenomenal. This school made such a positive impact on him. My other son in 2nd grade uses to cry daily when we left for school. Now he runs to the bus. Wonderful school with small classes and teachers who still care.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 2, 2014

This is a great school, no problems in the past few years and things seem to be going well. I have no complaints!


Posted September 26, 2013

My daughter has been a student at Lilley for over 5 years and she loves her school and the teachers, administrators, nurse, office staff and the librarian. She has come along way. When she needed help in reading the school helped her with excellent staff.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 14, 2013

Administration, many teachers and commitment to students is poor. The administrators act as if they are doing you a favor by providing your children with the attention they need to achieve. If you want your child to develop intellectually ... run. Looking for someone to obey orders and arbitrary rules, this is the place to be. The school leadership is especially bad. My children were fortunate to have left this school ... I would have homeschooled had I not had other choices.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 21, 2008

I have worked in schools and I have not seen the personal care that JW Lilley shows their students . They have the traditional teacher with the newest techniques available to them . The great thing is , they use what they have to make our kids motivated to see , communicate and divouge into succusfull task which provides them with reasoning skills that make you stop and say where did they get that from? The Socialism of the children is quite remarkable and even though ' Kids will be kids ' , they all know each other and actually speak when out and about. They even go to church together and if they don't go to church together , there are inviting each other to church functions or somewhere that is positive in nature and that is in spite of all of these new video games !
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 14, 2005

The programs are good but I don't feel that the kids who need to be in specific 'extra' programs are always put into the ones they deserve or need to be in.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 31, 2005

I would like comment on my son's teacher and the safety of the school. I think that she does a great job teaching him. He is reading very well and does very well in math. I feel so comfortable knowing that my son will be safe in school. I noticed that James W. Lilley has cameras at almost every hall way.
—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.

80 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
56%

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
37%

2010

 
 
45%
Math

The state average for Math was 78% in 2013.

80 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
76%

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

The state average for Language Arts Literacy was 59% in 2013.

104 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
50%

2012

 
 
39%

2011

 
 
61%

2010

 
 
51%
Math

The state average for Math was 78% in 2013.

104 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
73%
Science

The state average for Science was 90% in 2013.

104 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
93%
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.

96 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
53%

2012

 
 
51%

2011

 
 
51%

2010

 
 
63%
Math

The state average for Math was 80% in 2013.

96 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
81%

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

All Students56%
Female63%
Male50%
Black70%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White51%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged48%
Not economically disadvantaged61%
Special education32%
General education64%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant56%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students76%
Female80%
Male73%
Black80%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White73%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged65%
Not economically disadvantaged84%
Special education47%
General education85%
English language learnersn/a
Not 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 Students50%
Female65%
Male38%
Black35%
Asiann/a
Hispanic27%
White67%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged34%
Not economically disadvantaged61%
Special educationn/a
General education58%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant50%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students86%
Female89%
Male84%
Black76%
Asiann/a
Hispanic100%
White90%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged82%
Not economically disadvantaged90%
Special educationn/a
General education95%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant86%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Science

All Students86%
Female87%
Male86%
Black90%
Asiann/a
Hispanic91%
White81%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged80%
Not economically disadvantaged91%
Special educationn/a
General education91%
English language learnersn/a
Not 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 Students53%
Female73%
Male39%
Black43%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White61%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged38%
Not economically disadvantaged62%
Special education19%
General education60%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant53%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students87%
Female85%
Male89%
Black72%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White96%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged73%
Not economically disadvantaged97%
Special education56%
General education94%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant87%
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%
of schools in the state are Above average

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Math growth at this school

Above average

Reading growth at this school

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 53% 51%
Black 32% 16%
Hispanic 7% 22%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 5% 9%
Two or more races 2% 1%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 1% 0%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 41%N/A34%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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  • Mrs Angela Rose-bounds

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