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Bergen Arts And Sciences Charter School

Charter | K-9 & ungraded | 430 students

 

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Posted October 8, 2013

I am very happy with the academic as well as the social aspect of my child's education. The school is advanced in technology and all the staff is always available to discuss any concern. As it is a new school they are building up in after school activities which is not an strength yet. I also like the fact that the high school is not as big as the town high school so children have a more protected environment.
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Posted October 22, 2012

Awesome....best school ever....lot of dedicated teachers... Challenging academic competitions, robotics, science olympiad. we love Bergen Arts.


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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.

60 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
n/a
Math

The state average for Math was 78% in 2013.

60 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
n/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.

Source: New Jersey Department of Education

Language Arts Literacy

The state average for Language Arts Literacy was 59% in 2013.

60 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
n/a
Math

The state average for Math was 78% in 2013.

60 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
n/a
Science

The state average for Science was 90% in 2013.

60 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
95%

2012

 
 
98%

2011

 
 
98%

2010

 
 
n/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.

Source: New Jersey Department of Education

Language Arts Literacy

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

60 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
70%

2010

 
 
n/a
Math

The state average for Math was 80% in 2013.

60 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
n/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.

Source: New Jersey Department of Education

Language Arts Literacy

The state average for Language Arts Literacy was 66% in 2013.

60 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
97%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
n/a
Math

The state average for Math was 79% in 2013.

60 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
98%

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
98%

2010

 
 
n/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.

Source: New Jersey Department of Education

Language Arts Literacy

The state average for Language Arts Literacy was 65% in 2013.

60 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
72%

2010

 
 
n/a
Math

The state average for Math was 64% in 2013.

60 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
60%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
n/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.

Source: New Jersey Department of Education

Language Arts Literacy

The state average for Language Arts Literacy was 82% in 2013.

60 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
n/a
Math

The state average for Math was 69% in 2013.

60 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
n/a
Science

The state average for Science was 79% in 2013.

60 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
n/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.

Source: New Jersey Department of Education

Language Arts Literacy

All Students75%
Female73%
Male77%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic71%
Pacific Islandern/a
White83%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged74%
Not economically disadvantaged76%
Special educationn/a
General education80%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant75%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students85%
Female80%
Male90%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic71%
Pacific Islandern/a
White96%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged79%
Not economically disadvantaged88%
Special educationn/a
General education89%
English language learnersn/a
Not 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

Language Arts Literacy

All Students73%
Female81%
Male68%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic80%
White76%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged82%
Not economically disadvantaged70%
Special educationn/a
General education76%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant73%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students75%
Female73%
Male76%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic73%
White83%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged71%
Not economically disadvantaged77%
Special educationn/a
General education76%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant75%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Science

All Students95%
Female96%
Male94%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic87%
White100%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged88%
Not economically disadvantaged98%
Special educationn/a
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

Language Arts Literacy

All Students70%
Female69%
Male71%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic64%
White81%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged65%
Not economically disadvantaged73%
Special educationn/a
General education71%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant70%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students88%
Female83%
Male94%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic73%
White95%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged87%
Not economically disadvantaged89%
Special educationn/a
General education90%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant88%
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 Students97%
Female97%
Male96%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic96%
Pacific Islandern/a
White100%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged96%
Not economically disadvantaged97%
Special educationn/a
General education98%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant97%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students98%
Female97%
Male100%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic100%
Pacific Islandern/a
White100%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged100%
Not economically disadvantaged97%
Special educationn/a
General education98%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant98%
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 Students82%
Female87%
Male74%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic76%
White81%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged78%
Not economically disadvantaged85%
Special educationn/a
General education84%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant82%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students85%
Female92%
Male74%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic71%
White88%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged82%
Not economically disadvantaged88%
Special educationn/a
General education86%
English language learnersn/a
Not 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

Language Arts Literacy

All Students85%
Female86%
Male83%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic78%
Pacific Islandern/a
White91%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged82%
Not economically disadvantaged89%
Special educationn/a
General education90%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant85%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students65%
Female64%
Male67%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic61%
Pacific Islandern/a
White67%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged61%
Not economically disadvantaged70%
Special educationn/a
General education67%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant65%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Science

All Students87%
Female83%
Male92%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic83%
Pacific Islandern/a
White90%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged82%
Not economically disadvantaged93%
Special educationn/a
General education88%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant87%
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.

56 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
55%

2012

 
 
61%
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 Students55%
Female48%
Male62%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic52%
Pacific Islandern/a
White64%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged45%
Not economically disadvantaged78%
Special educationn/a
General education59%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant55%
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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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 40% 51%
Hispanic 35% 22%
Black 13% 16%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 12% 9%
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
Male 47%N/A51%
Female 53%N/A49%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 32%N/A34%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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Garfield, NJ 07026
Phone: (201) 880-6256

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