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Park Avenue Elementary School

Public | PK-5 & ungraded | 24 students

 

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Posted September 22, 2013

RED FLAG! As of the start of the 2013-2014 school year, ALL the Principals AND the Super Attendant in this district have been replaced. Can anyone explain?
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 21, 2013

The teachers and staff are second to none. My children have excelled at PAE. We have issues with resources and overcrowding that needed to be addressed long ago. The PTO is amazing.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 14, 2009

In Kindergarten and 1st grade my daughter had wonderfully caring teachers at Park Avenue. 2nd grade has been a disappointment. In reaching out to the teachers to discuss issues pertaining to my daughter, I have been turned away and told to wait weeks for their conferences. Then when going to the conference, the teachers look at us funny and wait for us to ask questions about our child. They have a rotating science one half of the year and social studies the other. The teachers have a new science curriculum that even they barely know. This year has been an embarrassment at PAE and we are beginning to explore moving or private school so that our child can get the education she deserves.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 4, 2008

I have just entered my first child in one of the Park Avenue Elementary kindergarten classes. I admit that although I attended Freehold Boro schools myself I was not looking forward to sending my daughter to any of the Boro schools, but I got started early doing my research, talking to the administrative and teaching staff, initiated dialog with the princpal and was one of the first parents along with my husband to attend the kindergarten open house held last May. Does the school have challenges with resources and crowding - yes it does, but it also has great people that are committed to the education and well being of the students of Freehold Boro. We were extremely impressed with the principal in particular who gave evidence that he not only enjoys his job but is working so hard to do much with the resources afforded him.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 2, 2006

I grew up in the boro, i love the town but in the past couple of years im becoming unhappy. I attended the schools in the boro during the chitwood/rev days, it was better then. The overcrowding in this town is out of hand and something needs to be done. I have 2 daughters attending pae and a son that should be going to a school but has to attend a church because of overcrowding. My 4th grader has a learing problem and i dont think shes getting the help she needs, what is happening, my kids education/future is on the line and with having to work non-stop its hard on the parents too, we work so hard and pay into so much but i feel like nothing is coming out of the money that is taken, there is nothing for the working class in this state, even a good education.Sick-of-it.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 10, 2006

Their academic programs I believe are adequate. However this school has a serious issue with overcrowdness that is hurting the children s academically, some classes have in excess of 30 kids in them.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 14, 2005

As a parent I am no longer happy with the Freehold Boro School District. The school is very overcrowded and the bathrooms are not supplied with handsoap ( health issue).After all the money spent on fixing up the school still no working air conditioning for the students(only the offices).The biggest complaint is the new setup with the schedules. Gym,Spanish,Art only for three months each. Gym should be offered to all children at least once a week all year, and they wonder why more children are obese.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 4, 2004

Park Avenue Elementary school is a true gem of a school. From the staff, administration and faculty to the students, parents and PTO...it is a perfect fit. The extracurricular opportunities are great, they have a good handle on special education as well as gifted children. I hav two children in PAE currently and couldn't be happier. If the time should ever come that we have a need to relocate out of Freehold Boro, it would be a very, very tough time for our family. We love the Boro, and we love our friends, but most of all we love our school. We love PAE!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 9, 2004

The person who wrote this review has no idea what is happening in our school system. This person should attend our Board of Ed meetings to see examples of our advanced technology in our three schools and also get copies of our latest test scores to see the magnificent increase our students have had at all levels. We are a multi-cultural diverse community and our students benefit greatly from a lack of bias. We provide the best education for our students within our financial means. Our students are consistently winning prizes and grants on the local, county, state and national level. Money spent on taxes to support our schools is well spent.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 8, 2004

I'm a Boro resident with a 13 month old and very concerned with the quality of the Boro school system. After visiting this website and reviewing the tests scores of the Park Avenue school (my child with have to attend), I'm thinking of moving out of the Boro! I have been here 7 years and seen taxes increase but am extremely disappointed by the performance numbers of the school my child must attend, because there is no other choices available to me as a resident. It is a sad state of affairs in the Boro right now, the cost of homes has skyrocketed but the quality of elementary education is left behind. If someone out there has a different perspective please add a review...
—Submitted by a parent


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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.

108 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
47%

2012

 
 
45%

2011

 
 
38%

2010

 
 
28%
Math

The state average for Math was 78% in 2013.

108 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
54%

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
70%

2010

 
 
65%
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.

85 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
36%

2012

 
 
34%

2011

 
 
40%

2010

 
 
29%
Math

The state average for Math was 78% in 2013.

85 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
55%

2012

 
 
53%

2011

 
 
60%

2010

 
 
51%
Science

The state average for Science was 90% in 2013.

85 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
81%
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.

81 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
39%

2012

 
 
45%

2011

 
 
30%

2010

 
 
43%
Math

The state average for Math was 80% in 2013.

81 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
57%

2010

 
 
63%
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 Students47%
Female60%
Male35%
Black42%
Asiann/a
Hispanic35%
Pacific Islandern/a
White71%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged38%
Not economically disadvantaged70%
Special educationn/a
General education62%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant47%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students54%
Female58%
Male51%
Black42%
Asiann/a
Hispanic47%
Pacific Islandern/a
White75%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged48%
Not economically disadvantaged70%
Special education38%
General education66%
English language learners11%
Not migrant54%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Former29%
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 Students36%
Female44%
Male26%
Black18%
Asiann/a
Hispanic33%
White57%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged32%
Not economically disadvantaged50%
Special educationn/a
General education47%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant36%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students55%
Female65%
Male45%
Black36%
Asiann/a
Hispanic53%
White79%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged49%
Not economically disadvantaged75%
Special educationn/a
General education70%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant55%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Science

All Students76%
Female85%
Male66%
Black73%
Asiann/a
Hispanic74%
White86%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged73%
Not economically disadvantaged85%
Special education56%
General education87%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant76%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Former36%
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 Students39%
Female48%
Male30%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic33%
White48%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged35%
Not economically disadvantaged50%
Special educationn/a
General education44%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant39%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students66%
Female75%
Male58%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic63%
White81%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged60%
Not economically disadvantaged85%
Special educationn/a
General education74%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant66%
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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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

Below 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
Hispanic 67% 22%
White 22% 51%
Black 9% 16%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 9%
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 66%N/A34%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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  • Mr Shauna Schubiger

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280 Park Avenue
Freehold, NJ 07728
Phone: (732) 761-2124

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