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Smithville Elementary School

Public | K-6 & ungraded | 649 students

 

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Posted July 25, 2014

We moved to this area when my daughter was in 1st grade and she attended Smithville for all her elementary years. The staff is very caring and top notch. We had one "clunker" teacher in 4th grade who has since retired! But all the rest of years especially the 6th grade had dedicated, professional teachers.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 15, 2011

We recently moved from Galloway, NJ to Bonita Springs, FL. While the weather here can't be beat, the schools sure can! My children and family were spoiled by the all-around excellence of Smithville School! All administrators and teachers are bright, loving, fun - people parents feel great about entrusting their children to! My boys learned to love learning here! Despite the school's size, it seemed most teachers and administrators knew all of the students by name - how do they do it? The driving force is pure love of kids and teaching! Shame on you governor Chris Christie ~ may your political career shrivel like what you're trying to do to the NJ public schools teachers' spirits and pocketbooks.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 11, 2009

We love this school. My son was in their preschool and is currently in 1st grade. Wonderful, caring teachers who go beyond the extra mile. My son was also chosen for a gifted and talented program. He loves school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 20, 2008

I think this school is a great school. My 1st grade daughter was recently chosen for the Gifted and Talented program.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 24, 2008

This is a excellent school! My children and I love this school. The teachers are great.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 6, 2008

My son was attending smithville then we decided to try galloway charter for the smaller class size. We are transferring back next year, the teaching techniques are wonderful and i made such a mistake switching schools
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 23, 2005

I think that Smithville School is extremely fablous in it's teaching techquenics and the school should keep up the extremely fabulous job!
—Submitted by a student


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.

80 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
47%

2012

 
 
64%

2011

 
 
39%

2010

 
 
50%
Math

The state average for Math was 78% in 2013.

80 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
61%

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.

88 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
54%

2012

 
 
37%

2011

 
 
56%

2010

 
 
53%
Math

The state average for Math was 78% in 2013.

88 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
61%

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
71%
Science

The state average for Science was 90% in 2013.

88 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
91%

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.

109 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
49%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
56%

2010

 
 
51%
Math

The state average for Math was 80% in 2013.

109 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
67%

2010

 
 
75%
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.

96 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
60%

2011

 
 
62%

2010

 
 
68%
Math

The state average for Math was 79% in 2013.

96 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
64%

2010

 
 
69%
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%
Female56%
Male40%
Black35%
Asiann/a
Hispanic29%
Pacific Islandern/a
White52%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged38%
Not economically disadvantaged57%
Special educationn/a
General education49%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant47%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students83%
Female76%
Male87%
Black88%
Asiann/a
Hispanic47%
Pacific Islandern/a
White91%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged72%
Not economically disadvantaged95%
Special educationn/a
General education86%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant83%
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 Students54%
Female54%
Male54%
Black26%
Asiann/a
Hispanic33%
White66%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged38%
Not economically disadvantaged71%
Special educationn/a
General education62%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant54%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students79%
Female74%
Male83%
Black63%
Asiann/a
Hispanic58%
White87%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged71%
Not economically disadvantaged88%
Special educationn/a
General education86%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant79%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Science

All Students93%
Female97%
Male90%
Black84%
Asiann/a
Hispanic92%
White96%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged91%
Not economically disadvantaged95%
Special educationn/a
General education99%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant93%
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 Students49%
Female60%
Male39%
Black25%
Asiann/a
Hispanic14%
White61%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged38%
Not economically disadvantaged59%
Special educationn/a
General education56%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant49%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students72%
Female76%
Male68%
Black38%
Asiann/a
Hispanic72%
White81%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged60%
Not economically disadvantaged82%
Special educationn/a
General education82%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant72%
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 Students78%
Female84%
Male71%
Black55%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White86%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged69%
Not economically disadvantaged85%
Special educationn/a
General education80%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant78%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students81%
Female82%
Male80%
Black64%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White88%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged74%
Not economically disadvantaged87%
Special educationn/a
General education84%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant81%
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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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

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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 51% 51%
Hispanic 21% 22%
Black 16% 16%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 7% 9%
Two or more races 4% 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 46%N/A34%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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37 S Old Port Republic Road
Galloway, NJ 08205
Phone: (609) 748-1250

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