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Forked River Elementary School

Public | PK-4 & ungraded | 38 students

 

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Posted May 16, 2014

my grandson is in second grade, i am very impressed with extra programs that are made available to the children that include their families. this mades children very happy.


Posted May 23, 2012

This school is great. They are very hands on and the principal is friendly to everyone! It's easy to talk to everyone I have encountered.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 28, 2010

FRS is absolutely a fantastic school. The faculty is very caring and they are very dedicated to the kids. They go above and beyond with the kids and its a blessing to have such a great school for my son to go to.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 11, 2007

wonderful nice school, so great i delayed moving away to let my child finish her last year there.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 21, 2006

All three sisters and now my daughter attend this school. The building is old but the teachers are wonderful.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted November 8, 2005

Forked River School has a great small town atmosphere with a caring staff and excellent programs.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 11, 2005

The Multi-age classes are great and the teachers for MAC 1-2 were excellent. They exhibited a high level of compassion for my child and their students in general. Everyone we dealt with was more than helpful - the principal especially. MAC provided a balance of fun learning and real schoolwork. Many interesting projects and trips - my child especially liked art and technology lessons that were taught in a fun and supportive way. We moved over 1000 miles away and the public school choice in our new area cannot compare to the Forked River school. The small town atmosphere and family-like mood among the staff we encountered is a good start to any child's education. High parent involvement and volunteer opportunities. Even the bus drivers were very nice. I am glad my child had a start here. Thanks to MAC 1-2 teachers for being so sweet and supportive of my student.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 11, 2004

I have 3 children attending this school. It is excellent! This school is really dedicated to the kids and parents are always welcome there. Their only downfall is that they give too much homework and too many projects, but overall they're great!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 15, 2003

Wonderful School...Great Leadership...Teachers who care. My children are no longer in this school and we miss it. Everyone works together for the best of the children...who could ask for more.
—Submitted by a parent


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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.

112 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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60%

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69%

2011

 
 
67%

2010

 
 
60%
Math

The state average for Math was 78% in 2013.

112 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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77%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
82%
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.

87 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
69%

2010

 
 
79%
Math

The state average for Math was 78% in 2013.

87 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
87%
Science

The state average for Science was 90% in 2013.

87 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
99%

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
99%
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 Students60%
Female69%
Male53%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic50%
Pacific Islandern/a
White61%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged49%
Non-economically disadvantaged69%
Special education23%
General education74%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant60%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students77%
Female76%
Male79%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic58%
Pacific Islandern/a
White81%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged70%
Non-economically disadvantaged83%
Special education50%
General education87%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant77%
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 Students66%
Female73%
Male58%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic31%
White73%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged56%
Non-economically disadvantaged76%
Special education44%
General education71%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant66%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students75%
Female71%
Male79%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic44%
White84%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged65%
Non-economically disadvantaged86%
Special education56%
General education80%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant75%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Science

All Students92%
Female93%
Male91%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic69%
White97%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged84%
Non-economically disadvantaged100%
Special education83%
General education94%
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

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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

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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 85% 51%
Hispanic 12% 22%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 9%
Black 1% 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 33%N/A34%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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  • Mr Eric Fielder

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110 Lacey Road
Forked River, NJ 08731
Phone: (609) 971-2080

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