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Nellie K. Parker Elementary School

Public | PK-4 | 501 students

 
 

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Posted December 16, 2013

Concerns other should know about Nellie K. Parker Elementary School. Parker uses grade reading level to pick and choose who they want to promote and who they want to leave behind. I believe a child should not be left behind because of his or her reading level. Parker has a reading level, in which they hold standards too, great! Although they have these standards, Parker should have a reading program that is bullet proof to support these standards. In which, will guide the children to reach his or her full reading potential level and not fail or force a child to be left behind if the reading level is not met. Reading Academics is significant. I can appreciate Parker having strong intention for reading. What I do not agree with, is the punishment of failing a child or retaining a child for a whole another year in the previous grade, if the reading level is not met. Retaining a child can affect the child self-esteem, and cause the child to not have confidents in his or her self-ability. The child may not feel he or she will be able to catch up with his or her right-age school s peers. A domino effect of failure can rear its ugly head in the child future.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 28, 2010

My child came from private school and was quickly embraced in every way at Nellie K. Parker. The leadership and teachers truly care about their students and are effective in every way.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 20, 2010

They are a fantastic school, so involved with the students, teaching through positive reinforcement, having the students be independent and take responsibility for their actions while still nurturing the students, coaching them, guiding them and helping them to better themselves through academics and extracurricular activities.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 16, 2010

Students & parents feel like at home. We are a big family. High academic skills. Love my school!!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 7, 2009

We are a family, the teachers, staff and parents are always there for the students.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 11, 2009

Excellent teachers and great environment. I would recommend everyone for their kids.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 23, 2009

This has been an excellent school for my son, We had moved from India to United States and this school environment and supportive teachers made it very comfortable sailign for him. Staff is caring, Great and are providing high attention.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 18, 2008

NKP is a really good school. My daughter has been there for 2 years and is comfortable in the learning environment. Although there appears to be great academic resources, it does not appear that they are available to everyone. I think the school would benefit from a crossed grade style of teaching. If certain strategies for one teacher are produces superior resutls, the other teachers should be encouraged to follow suit
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 22, 2008

I think NKP is a good school but I totally agree with a previous post that the principal and teachers are only encouraging and supportive if the student doesn't have any problems. Therefore, if you do not have a perfect child, chances are your child will be penalized for it. They will also try their best to ship to child out of the school. I don't think the principal is fit for her position because she doesn't know how to handle children is various issues, which is very sad. Her attitude is that 'she can't be bothered' I am talking from experience.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 13, 2008

Most of the teachers are great, but a few bad apples... My son's current teacher can't seem to get control of her class and protests to the administrations falls on deaf ears, Principle seems to be particularly out of touch with what is happening in and around the school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 17, 2007

Excellent school. I am pleased with the entire staff. My son did not like school before and he attended Catholic school. I decided to pull him out and send him to Nellie K. I have not seen him this enthusiastic about school since he started Pre-kindergarten. He is now in 2nd grade and I only wish I checked out Nellie K first instead of listening to unfound rumors.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 8, 2007

The teachers are encouraging and supportive only if the student doesn't have any problems. It is almost impossible to get special services and the solution more often than not is to ship that child to a special school out of district. The attitude is that they simply 'cannot be bothered' with children who have difficulties in the classroom.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 20, 2007

Nellie k. Parker teachers are great! i definitely was nervous about sending my child to this school, but she is now in her 2nd year & she is doing great! the teachers & staff are a very warm & caring group. Accelerated programs would be nice, but overall a nice environment.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 19, 2005

My child started Kindergarten at the NKP School last year. Prior to entering, she did not know how to read, count, or spell. By the end of year,I was estatic:My child could do it all and more! NKP is a school where the children come first. Each child is encouraged to do their personal best without being labeled as the smart or dumb kids. The teachers are highly skilled and work hard to bring out the best in each child. The principal is kind and knows each child by name. She is a great example of a leader Thank you NKP for bringing out the best in my child and giving them the encouragement and confidence they need to go out into the world!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 16, 2005

My daughter attended Nellie K. Parker for 2 years and it was the most delightful time ever. The teachers and academic programs were suited for her age group (Kindergarten and 1st grade). I relocated to New York and Miss Nellie K.
—Submitted by a parent


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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 66% in 2013.

85 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
81%
Math

The state average for Math was 78% in 2013.

85 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
85%
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.

66 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
72%

2010

 
 
63%
Math

The state average for Math was 78% in 2013.

66 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
94%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
82%
Science

The state average for Science was 90% in 2013.

66 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
96%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
97%
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 Students87%
Female89%
Male84%
Black87%
Asiann/a
Hispanic86%
Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged83%
Non-economically disadvantaged92%
Special educationn/a
General education92%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant87%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students80%
Female81%
Male78%
Black77%
Asiann/a
Hispanic81%
Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged74%
Non-economically disadvantaged87%
Special educationn/a
General education81%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant80%
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%
Female84%
Male63%
Black75%
Asiann/a
Hispanic68%
Whiten/a
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged65%
Non-economically disadvantaged83%
Special education25%
General education83%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant73%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students94%
Female100%
Male89%
Black92%
Asiann/a
Hispanic94%
Whiten/a
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged95%
Non-economically disadvantaged93%
Special education67%
General education100%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant94%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Science

All Students96%
Female100%
Male91%
Black96%
Asiann/a
Hispanic94%
Whiten/a
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged95%
Non-economically disadvantaged97%
Special education75%
General education100%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant96%
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
Hispanic 47% 22%
Black 32% 16%
Asian 10% 9%
White 10% 52%
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 50%N/A33%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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