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Number 1 Elementary School

Public | PK-6 & ungraded | 640 students

 

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Posted April 3, 2014

Both of my kids graduated from School #1 and my old one is already in college. I am so please with the education they received. The teacher are passionate about what they are doing and care about the students deeply. Their G & T program is excellent too, and really prepare the second one to be the top students at high school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 25, 2014

School # 1 is the best school. the principal is the an excellent leader, all teachers are excellent, and Ms. Grossman is the best teacher. I think that this school should be listed 10 our of 10. Arthur mom.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 10, 2013

School # 1 is a great school. We are so happy the way our boys are growing academically and socially.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 4, 2013

My son started at school in 3rd from coming from a Staten Island school. EVERYBODY at this school was so welcoming and warm he absolutely loves this school
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 19, 2013

My daughter will be 3rd grade this fall. We just moved from the other state. Does any one know the school supplies for third grade then please let me know. I hope my daughter like this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 5, 2013

The school under the new principal is definitely more proactive and better organized, she shows leadership and experience. However, the public system is somewhat behind comparing to other private schools in the area. This is a mainstream school that serves well to the average student
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 25, 2012

Love school #1 My son is in first grade in Mrs. Eleferiou class and I have to say that she is a knowledgeable and caring teacher. Mrs Giacomelli , the principal, truly amazing!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 14, 2012

School 1 is a great school. Has a perfect pricipal leadership and very qualified teachers
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 7, 2009

I sent my kid to the school from last year. We are very disappointed with its teaching mathods and the passion of the teacher to work closely with students parent. We contacted the teacher of my kid's class several times and tried to communicate with her about progress of our kid, she was reluctant to communicate and did nothing to cooperate with us. we are shocked with the situation.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 20, 2009

They do way more than I did in Europe at their age! Truly excellent!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 2, 2008

School #1 is a typical suburban school, a bit mediocre for Bergen but likely marginally better than the other ES in Ft. Lee. The music program sometimes needs to be held out in the hall, and the school has had physical maintenance issues. Teachers are a bit mediocre, but are at least dedicated. The principal is a bright woman, but will likely retire within a few years. The whole district has suffered from a few years of mismanagement, from minor gaffes to egregious infractions. This may change with the new superintendent, as the last was simply abominable.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 21, 2005

It has truly been a priviledge sending my 2 kids to School Number 1. The teachers and staff there provide consistant support to the students and academically, my kids are doing great. The school environment is safe and comfortable and I guarantee that any parent wanting to send their kids to this school will be satisfied and will recognize success in their childrens' education.
—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.

89 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
77%
Math

The state average for Math was 78% in 2013.

89 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
88%

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 59% in 2013.

89 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
66%
Math

The state average for Math was 78% in 2013.

89 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
97%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
85%
Science

The state average for Science was 90% in 2013.

89 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
94%

2012

 
 
99%

2011

 
 
98%

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

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

75 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
69%

2010

 
 
75%
Math

The state average for Math was 80% in 2013.

75 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
99%

2011

 
 
87%

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 66% in 2013.

82 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
94%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
87%
Math

The state average for Math was 79% in 2013.

82 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
95%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
94%

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

All Students89%
Female94%
Male83%
Blackn/a
Asian87%
Hispanic88%
Pacific Islandern/a
White92%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged82%
Not economically disadvantaged92%
Special education50%
General education97%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant89%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Former73%
Limited English Proficient Former75%

Math

All Students91%
Female94%
Male86%
Blackn/a
Asian88%
Hispanic94%
Pacific Islandern/a
White92%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged82%
Not economically disadvantaged94%
Special education58%
General education99%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant91%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Former83%
Limited English Proficient Former92%
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%
Female92%
Male72%
Blackn/a
Asian92%
Hispanic62%
White81%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged59%
Not economically disadvantaged87%
Special education38%
General education93%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant81%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students97%
Female100%
Male94%
Blackn/a
Asian98%
Hispanic100%
White97%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged100%
Not economically disadvantaged96%
Special education88%
General education100%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant97%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Former92%
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Science

All Students94%
Female100%
Male90%
Blackn/a
Asian95%
Hispanic100%
White94%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged100%
Not economically disadvantaged93%
Special education81%
General education100%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant94%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Former85%
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 Students85%
Female90%
Male79%
Blackn/a
Asian94%
Hispanic67%
White80%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged84%
Special educationn/a
General education91%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant85%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students91%
Female93%
Male89%
Blackn/a
Asian89%
Hispanic83%
White96%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged91%
Special educationn/a
General education99%
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 Students94%
Female100%
Male85%
Blackn/a
Asian97%
Hispanic86%
Pacific Islandern/a
White93%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged96%
Not economically disadvantaged93%
Special educationn/a
General education99%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant94%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students95%
Female98%
Male91%
Blackn/a
Asian100%
Hispanic86%
Pacific Islandern/a
White97%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged96%
Not economically disadvantaged95%
Special education82%
General education97%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant95%
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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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
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 45% 9%
White 34% 51%
Hispanic 17% 22%
Black 3% 16%
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 24%N/A34%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

School facilities
  • Computer lab

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Design
Media arts
  • Computer animation

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • French
  • Spanish

Health & athletics

School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Swimming pool
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School basics

Before school or after school care / program onsite
  • After school
School Leader's name
  • Ms Rosemary Giacomelli

Programs

Foreign languages taught
  • French
  • Spanish

Resources

Extra learning resources offered
  • Title I Targeted Assistance program (TAS)
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Cafeteria
  • Computer lab
  • Library
  • Parent center
  • Swimming pool
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Sports

Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Swimming
  • Tennis

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Design
Media arts
  • Computer animation
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250 Hoym Street
Fort Lee, NJ 07024
Phone: (201) 585-4620

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