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Fort Dix Elementary School

Public | PK-5 & ungraded

 
 

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3 stars

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2014:
Based on 2 ratings
2013:
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2012:
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2011:
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Posted April 5, 2014

This is awesome school with dedicated staff and support resources. My children transferred into this school and I was extremely nervous and skeptical. As I value early childhood education and understand the significance. The teachers as whole go above and beyond and I love the fact that the children were issued their own laptops for use in school in the 3rd grade. Other elementary school are not that fortunate. This school has an gym and encourage walking/biking to school because of its close vicinity on base. The principal, Dr.Garbutt is truly an educator and very approachable .
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 12, 2014

Coming from an amazing school in San Antonio this one is sub par. The principle in non existent. They don't encourage parent involvement or even give that many opportunities for parents to be involved. So glad we are PCS'ing out of here soon
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 4, 2013

We are a military family and did not know that you could select a different elementary school. Most people send their children to the schools on the McGuire AFB side because Ft. Dix Elementary is so bad. My daughter's 5th grade long-term substitute teacher gave her D's on report card even though we met with her in person previously and asked her how we could help. We were shocked. We contacted the principal who was of very little help. I do believe she could do a WHOLE LOT more. They have wonderful facilities and resources (parents don't need to buy school supplies). It is very safe. Some teachers are great but of all the schools we've been to so far, this is the worst. They don't leverage their email or website well which may explain poor parent-teacher communication. They definitely use their automatic voicemail announcements so consider which phone number you give them for those.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 21, 2013

We have been with this school for four years now and the facilities and distance to Fort Dix Housing is great. The teachers are pretty awesome, if you as a parent puts time into your child and the school too. My children have done very well there and I believe being an active parent in my kids education is the key! Everything can not be left up to the teacher(s)-Especially teaching them to respect their elders and behave outside their home! This school has over 400 students and the PTO is lucky if 40 parents help or are involved in any sort of way! The principle is there (most of the time!), but she has thrown her hands up at reaching out and will not return your calls. Still she is very pleasant when approached:) Still I do enjoy me kids going to this school and all the updated equipment/faculty it has! Parents are every child's 1st and most important teacher(s)!!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 14, 2013

Been with this school for some time, was referred by a friend and I've had it! This school is one of the worst schools I've ever had to experience and I'm sorry that my child has no other choice but to go to this school. Great facilities, HORRIBLE Faculty. The principal needs fired ASAP!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 27, 2006

Moving from town to town is difficult on little people; they sometimes get lost in the shuffle. I have found this to be the case over the years in every location we have ventured to, and this school is no exeption. My child does not fit a mold as no child fits into a mold. I trust that you will watch closely the teacher your child receives at this school. The majority seem to be wonderful, but there a few that...One bad apple ruins the bunch.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 11, 2004

My children attend Fort Dix Elementary. My daughter has excelled greatly in her reading and writing skills. I have Miss Gray to thank for that.The staff is very caring and everyone is always looking out for the safety of all the children. I will greatly miss the staff as we are now headed to Arkansas. Thank you to all. The school is doing an excellent job.
—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.

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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.

46 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
40%

2010

 
 
62%
Math

The state average for Math was 78% in 2013.

46 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
67%

2010

 
 
83%
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.

44 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
64%

2010

 
 
24%
Math

The state average for Math was 78% in 2013.

44 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
62%
Science

The state average for Science was 90% in 2013.

44 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
96%

2012

 
 
98%

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
90%
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.

42 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
51%

2012

 
 
53%

2011

 
 
42%

2010

 
 
73%
Math

The state average for Math was 80% in 2013.

42 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
87%
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 Students72%
Female73%
Male70%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White71%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged47%
Non-economically disadvantaged86%
Special educationn/a
General education72%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant72%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students80%
Female77%
Male85%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White83%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged71%
Non-economically disadvantaged86%
Special educationn/a
General education81%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant80%
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 Students70%
Female91%
Male52%
Black62%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White82%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged65%
Non-economically disadvantaged74%
Special educationn/a
General education73%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant70%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students74%
Female76%
Male73%
Black83%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White68%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged71%
Non-economically disadvantaged77%
Special educationn/a
General education75%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant74%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Science

All Students96%
Female100%
Male91%
Black92%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White96%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged94%
Non-economically disadvantaged96%
Special educationn/a
General education95%
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

Language Arts Literacy

All Students51%
Female75%
Male29%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White50%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged50%
Non-economically disadvantaged52%
Special educationn/a
General education53%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant51%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students85%
Female100%
Male71%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White90%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged83%
Non-economically disadvantaged86%
Special educationn/a
General education88%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant85%
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%
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

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 59% 51%
Black 18% 16%
Hispanic 17% 22%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 4% 9%
American Indian/Alaska Native 2% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 1% 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 31%N/A34%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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1199 Fort Dix Juliustown Road
Fort Dix, NJ 08640
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Phone: (609) 893-8141

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