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Number 4 Elementary School

Public | K-6 & ungraded | 6 students

 
 

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Posted April 2, 2014

The teacher is good , good culture, good schedule. also the PTA is good, they work hard .
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 19, 2013

Superb. I regret we are moving away because of the school, @ of my kids had a wonderful year
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 20, 2012

My daughter is now going to third grade. I love the school. i have seen her transition into a little girl who really wants to do great in school and is achieving it. Ms. Sanders, the guidance counselor, is really fantastic. She was always available to help and answer all my questions. Very happy that my daughter is atttending this school
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 15, 2012

Best school in town.Teachers are frienly to talk to.Homework is great and fun to my son.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 15, 2008

This is a great school! The teachers are nice and they know how to keep a class have fun and learn at the same time. When i visit the school, its very clean, organized, and friendly. I have to say this school is pretty big for just an elementary school! Including the excellent PTA meetings.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 20, 2006

My son is currently in the 2nd grade and so far I think the school is doing a good job. The principal is new, but seems enthusiastic. Quality of teachers has been good in two of three years my son has attended. Teachers generally seem motivated to do a good job. I would like to see more support for students needing help in basic skills, homework, etc. There are also no after school clubs in the early grades. The school is old (1912), but maintained well. There is great ethnic diversity.
—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.

88 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
66%
Math

The state average for Math was 78% in 2013.

88 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
91%

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 59% in 2013.

88 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
70%
Math

The state average for Math was 78% in 2013.

88 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
92%
Science

The state average for Science was 90% in 2013.

88 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
98%

2012

 
 
99%

2011

 
 
95%

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

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

78 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
73%

2010

 
 
82%
Math

The state average for Math was 80% in 2013.

78 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
94%

2012

 
 
100%

2011

 
 
93%

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 66% in 2013.

71 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
82%
Math

The state average for Math was 79% in 2013.

71 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
100%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
88%
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 Students76%
Female84%
Male70%
Blackn/a
Asian95%
Hispanic62%
Pacific Islandern/a
White62%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged75%
Non-economically disadvantaged76%
Special educationn/a
General education82%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant76%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students89%
Female95%
Male84%
Blackn/a
Asian97%
Hispanic85%
Pacific Islandern/a
White82%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged92%
Non-economically disadvantaged88%
Special educationn/a
General education88%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant89%
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 Students85%
Female90%
Male78%
Blackn/a
Asian97%
Hispanic68%
White83%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged73%
Non-economically disadvantaged87%
Special education55%
General education91%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant85%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Former64%
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students89%
Female88%
Male90%
Blackn/a
Asian94%
Hispanic80%
White92%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged80%
Non-economically disadvantaged90%
Special education73%
General education94%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant89%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Former63%
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Science

All Students98%
Female100%
Male95%
Blackn/a
Asian97%
Hispanic96%
White100%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged100%
Non-economically disadvantaged97%
Special education100%
General education100%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant98%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Former88%
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 Students82%
Female93%
Male76%
Blackn/a
Asian84%
Hispanic64%
White85%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Non-economically disadvantaged81%
Special education58%
General education93%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant82%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students94%
Female96%
Male92%
Blackn/a
Asian100%
Hispanic73%
White94%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Non-economically disadvantaged93%
Special education92%
General education97%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant94%
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 Students86%
Female85%
Male86%
Blackn/a
Asian86%
Hispanic82%
Pacific Islandern/a
White86%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged73%
Non-economically disadvantaged88%
Special educationn/a
General education92%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant86%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students100%
Female100%
Male100%
Blackn/a
Asian100%
Hispanic100%
Pacific Islandern/a
White100%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged100%
Non-economically disadvantaged100%
Special educationn/a
General education100%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant100%
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
Non-economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
General educationn/a
English language learnersn/a
Non-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

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 47% 9%
White 35% 51%
Hispanic 15% 22%
Black 2% 16%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 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 14%N/A34%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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1193 Anderson Ave
Fort Lee, NJ 07024
Phone: (201) 585-4650

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