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Mary E. Costello Elementary School

Public | 4-6 | 374 students

 

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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 59% in 2013.

116 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
43%

2012

 
 
45%

2011

 
 
54%

2010

 
 
43%
Math

The state average for Math was 78% in 2013.

116 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
74%
Science

The state average for Science was 90% in 2013.

116 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
95%
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.

141 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
31%

2012

 
 
46%

2011

 
 
47%

2010

 
 
47%
Math

The state average for Math was 80% in 2013.

141 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
73%

2010

 
 
61%
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.

136 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
52%

2011

 
 
49%

2010

 
 
47%
Math

The state average for Math was 79% in 2013.

136 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
70%

2010

 
 
64%
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 Students43%
Female53%
Male33%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic46%
White41%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged38%
Non-economically disadvantaged58%
Special educationn/a
General education50%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant43%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students73%
Female76%
Male72%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic62%
White74%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged72%
Non-economically disadvantaged79%
Special educationn/a
General education77%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant73%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Science

All Students89%
Female91%
Male87%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic77%
White90%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged87%
Non-economically disadvantaged96%
Special educationn/a
General education93%
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 Students31%
Female27%
Male36%
Black36%
Asiann/a
Hispanic19%
White35%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged27%
Non-economically disadvantaged45%
Special educationn/a
General education39%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant31%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students62%
Female70%
Male54%
Black46%
Asiann/a
Hispanic52%
White65%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged60%
Non-economically disadvantaged71%
Special educationn/a
General education72%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant62%
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 Students58%
Female69%
Male49%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic35%
Pacific Islandern/a
White61%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged54%
Non-economically disadvantaged68%
Special education27%
General education68%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant58%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students78%
Female87%
Male71%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic77%
Pacific Islandern/a
White77%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged75%
Non-economically disadvantaged85%
Special education52%
General education87%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant78%
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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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 84% 52%
Hispanic 7% 22%
Black 6% 16%
Asian 2% 9%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 1% 0%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Two or more races 0% 1%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 68%N/A33%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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School Leader's name
  • Mr William Okane

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  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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520 Cumberland Street
Gloucester City, NJ 08030
Phone: (856) 456-7000

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