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Riverfront School

Public | PK, 4-8 & ungraded | 641 students

 

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Posted April 4, 2009

My child goes through relentless teasing from other children. Nothing is done with the children who tease. She loves to learn but hates going to school everyday because of the children in this district. I have never seen such horrible treatment towards others. The children in this district have no compassion and the teachers look the other way.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 25, 2005

Teachers and school do not want to accept any responsibity for discipline during school hours.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 17, 2004

Preteens entering into Middle School are expected to perform independantly,the transition to middle school is made more difficult, because the Teachers and Principal give Students to much responsibility that they are not prepared to assume coming from Elementary school, ie. multiple class periods with varying instructors such as in a High School or College settings. Despite Parents best efforts the 6th Grade Team (Teachers)do a poor job of easing this transition by working in concert with Parents. Quite the opposite, Parents are placed into a perverbial black hole when it comes to their Childs week to week Educational progress. Instructors take weeks to address issues and are not receptive or accessible. You get the impression that your bothering or inconveniencing Teachers when it comes to some of the most fundemental issues concerning your childs Education,Grades, Adjustment, or disciplinary issues. The Program has the potential to be more with proper leadership
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 23, 2004

Teachers strangled by very low budgets generated by our senior community.
—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 59% in 2013.

148 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
50%

2012

 
 
54%

2011

 
 
54%

2010

 
 
55%
Math

The state average for Math was 78% in 2013.

148 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
78%
Science

The state average for Science was 90% in 2013.

148 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
90%

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 61% in 2013.

126 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
54%

2011

 
 
58%

2010

 
 
57%
Math

The state average for Math was 80% in 2013.

126 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
77%
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 66% in 2013.

132 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
61%

2011

 
 
61%

2010

 
 
48%
Math

The state average for Math was 79% in 2013.

132 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
60%
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 65% in 2013.

107 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
57%

2011

 
 
53%

2010

 
 
64%
Math

The state average for Math was 64% in 2013.

107 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
55%

2011

 
 
61%

2010

 
 
52%
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 82% in 2013.

141 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
89%
Math

The state average for Math was 69% in 2013.

141 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
65%

2010

 
 
66%
Science

The state average for Science was 79% in 2013.

141 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
89%
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 Students50%
Female61%
Male40%
Black30%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White56%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged40%
Not economically disadvantaged54%
Special education26%
General education54%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant50%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students79%
Female80%
Male78%
Black70%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White80%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged72%
Not economically disadvantaged82%
Special education61%
General education82%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant79%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Science

All Students91%
Female93%
Male88%
Black76%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White94%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged83%
Not economically disadvantaged93%
Special education82%
General education92%
English language learnersn/a
Not 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 Students64%
Female69%
Male59%
Black41%
Asian83%
Hispanicn/a
White74%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged50%
Not economically disadvantaged73%
Special education18%
General education72%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant64%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students84%
Female85%
Male83%
Black68%
Asian100%
Hispanicn/a
White89%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged71%
Not economically disadvantaged92%
Special education35%
General education92%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant84%
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 Students57%
Female63%
Male50%
Black39%
Asiann/a
Hispanic46%
Pacific Islandern/a
White68%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged40%
Not economically disadvantaged67%
Special educationn/a
General education65%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant57%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students82%
Female87%
Male75%
Black67%
Asiann/a
Hispanic82%
Pacific Islandern/a
White87%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged65%
Not economically disadvantaged92%
Special education18%
General education91%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant82%
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 Students63%
Female64%
Male62%
Black53%
Asian64%
Hispanicn/a
White72%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged48%
Not economically disadvantaged68%
Special educationn/a
General education69%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant63%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students72%
Female74%
Male69%
Black63%
Asian73%
Hispanicn/a
White79%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged55%
Not economically disadvantaged78%
Special educationn/a
General education76%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant72%
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%
Female90%
Male72%
Black73%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White88%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged75%
Not economically disadvantaged84%
Special education41%
General education86%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant81%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students62%
Female60%
Male64%
Black46%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White69%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged53%
Not economically disadvantaged67%
Special education24%
General education68%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant62%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Science

All Students82%
Female83%
Male80%
Black65%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White93%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged73%
Not economically disadvantaged86%
Special education50%
General education86%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant82%
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
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
General educationn/a
English language learnersn/a
Not 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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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

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 61% 51%
Black 25% 16%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 8% 9%
Hispanic 6% 22%
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 33%N/A34%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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School Leader's name
  • Ms Theresa Elias

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  • Title I Targeted Assistance program (TAS)
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Florence, NJ 08518
Phone: (609) 499-4647

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