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Richard E. Byrd Elementary School

Public | K-5 & ungraded | 7 students

 
 

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Posted June 26, 2012

The children of the Byrd School are intelligent and highly motivated, as are their parents. The school would definitely step up to another level of excellence if there were more transparency and input to processes like Teacher Evaluation, Gifted Programs and opportunities to improve areas outside of the basic curriculum. The shared goal of excellence for our children can go even further than it does right now if there was an open dialog and input from all stakeholders!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 1, 2010

Academically the curriculum is rigorous. Most of the teachers are dedicated. Great kindergarten,music, 2nd grade,reading teachers. Fabulous resource room teacher. However, Byrd falls short socially. Their anti-bullying program is weak. Parent/student handbook policies not enforced. Students are supervised at recess by only 2 or 3 "lunch aides" who are well meaning but overwhelmed. Principal (or teachers) NEVER make an appearance on the playground at recess. If your child is shy, bullied, is a bully or has any type of social issue it is brushed off except for a one program that seems to be just for show. Rarely will principal step in to resolve a bullying issue.Parent has to contact her several times and still no results. When kids misbehave/bully their parents are not contacted, so the parents never know about the behavior. So disappointed--could be 4-5 stars if administration was a bit more compassionate regarding the social stuff.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 2, 2006

We've been very impressed with quality of teachers and educational programs at Byrd. Unbelievable parental involvment as well.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 7, 2006

Committed educators produce quality education. Teacher quality/commitment varies by grade level. You won't find a more exceptional Kindergarten teacher. Phenominal! Although, if your child has a learning disability, eg. ADD/ADHD, this school is not for you. If you like mandated teacher-parent conferences, your needs won't be met here either. It is extremely rare to find some educators available after contract hours. My partiality to 'above the call of duty teachers' is derived from my first-hand experience and knowlege of what's available in school systems outside of Glen Rock, NJ. Not the school I had hoped it would be.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 1, 2005

My Daughter previously attended 3 other schools prior to moving to Glen Rock; we belive the Principal, Teachers and Parents made her transition to the area a pleasure. I do not believe any other school could in any way top this school it is simply perfect.
—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.

41 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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Math

The state average for Math was 78% in 2013.

41 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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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.

41 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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93%

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Math

The state average for Math was 78% in 2013.

41 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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Science

The state average for Science was 90% in 2013.

41 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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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.

31 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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90%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
87%
Math

The state average for Math was 80% in 2013.

31 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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97%

2012

 
 
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2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
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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 Students93%
Female100%
Male86%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White92%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged93%
Special educationn/a
General education97%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant93%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students98%
Female100%
Male96%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White98%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged98%
Special educationn/a
General education100%
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 Students83%
Female79%
Male88%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White86%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged83%
Special educationn/a
General education90%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant83%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students100%
Female100%
Male100%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White100%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Special educationn/a
General education100%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant100%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Science

All Students100%
Female100%
Male100%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White100%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Special educationn/a
General education100%
English language learnersn/a
Not 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

Language Arts Literacy

All Students90%
Female93%
Male88%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White90%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged90%
Special educationn/a
General education100%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant90%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students97%
Female100%
Male94%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White97%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged97%
Special educationn/a
General education100%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant97%
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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48%
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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
White 93% 51%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 4% 9%
Hispanic 2% 22%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 1% 0%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Black 0% 16%
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 0%N/A34%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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640 Doremus Ave
Glen Rock, NJ 07452
Phone: (201) 445-7700

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