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Morgan Elementary School

Public | K-5 | 373 students

 
 

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3 stars


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Posted April 25, 2010

The have great teachers and really try to do their best for the studens.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 2, 2009

I have a child in kidergarden this year at Morgan and I must say that I am very unhappy with the principal. Ms Mcintyre seems to never be available for parents. Infact this was not even supposed to be our school and I asked for assistance for either before and after care or a bus to go to a sitter and she would not even meet with me instead she had her secretary tell me there was nothing she could do.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 27, 2008

Morgan took a nosedive after Principal Alphonse left. This administration merely tolerates parent involvement and the academics are weak. There is no computer lab and very little foreign language instruction. Google NJ Report Card to get the facts...it's not good...esp. compared to neighboring University Heights Elem. not to mention W. Windsor or Robbinsville school districts. The 'magic' has gone.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 25, 2007

My oldest child attended Morgan a few years back and it was a great experience, but now everything has changed. New Principal, new teachers and I don't think these are welcomed changes. The PTA is very large but it seems unorganized and only a select few really get to help the school in anyway. The new teachers seem to be in shock most of the time and not in control. The principal is very stern and direct which would be fine for older children but not at the elementary level. The academic programs have remained good, but the extracurricular activities could use a boost. I am considering a private school next year for my youngest child since Morgan no longer has the 'magic' it once had.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 20, 2006

I have two kids in this school. The academics are great. One thing I like about the school is the principal. She is very principled and disciplined and very straight when it comes to dealing with parents. She is the type of adult with whom you can be sure your children will grow up with values. Sometimes she's hard on me when I am late picking my kids up but that is what gives me more confidence in her. The curriculum activities include music, sports and field trips - great! Everytime I attend PTA meetings, the hall is be over- filled with parents - they love the school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 5, 2005

There have been many changes this year, including a new principal. She is really not very visible to parents or children alike. This makes it hard for anyone to get to know her. The previous principal made it a point to know the kids by name. I have had the honor of working with a few of the new teachers and they appear to be knowledgable. It was time for some of the other teachers to retire as they were 'ready'. I do however feel sorry for the dissaray the new teachers must deal with in the principals office. Parental involvement with the PTA has dropped, I am not sure if it is the unwarm feeling of the principal or what the problem is.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 6, 2004

Our families experience at Morgan was the same as many others I shared my feelings with. While some teachers were excellent, if you were not lucky enough to get that teacher, you were left to deal with a teacher wishing and waiting to retire or with little to no experience. There were no extracurricular activities except music. The parent involvement was very limited due mostly to a very tight group of PTA parents that wanted to do everything themselves. I found the community as a whole not tremendously welcoming and did switch schools for my child. The principal was awesome, but sadly he has retired - he was most certainly the best thing about the school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 9, 2004

I have three children here, and am very satisfied with the quality of academics, as well as their safety. Mr. Alphonse is a highly visible principal who knows each child, and the teachers care a lot. My children have become more responsible and organized, and they are developing their musical talents. This is an excellent school.
—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.

59 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
73%

2010

 
 
55%
Math

The state average for Math was 78% in 2013.

59 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
60%
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.

59 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
56%
Math

The state average for Math was 78% in 2013.

59 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
75%
Science

The state average for Science was 90% in 2013.

59 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
97%

2012

 
 
98%

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
93%
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

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
69%

2010

 
 
65%
Math

The state average for Math was 80% in 2013.

60 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
71%
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 Students64%
Female67%
Male62%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White70%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Non-economically disadvantaged66%
Special educationn/a
General education71%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant64%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students71%
Female63%
Male77%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White77%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Non-economically disadvantaged72%
Special educationn/a
General education75%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant71%
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%
Female71%
Male68%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White76%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged46%
Non-economically disadvantaged75%
Special educationn/a
General education80%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant70%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students78%
Female71%
Male84%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White85%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged55%
Non-economically disadvantaged83%
Special educationn/a
General education84%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant78%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Science

All Students97%
Female100%
Male94%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White95%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged100%
Non-economically disadvantaged96%
Special educationn/a
General education98%
English language learnersn/a
Non-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

Language Arts Literacy

All Students73%
Female76%
Male70%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White79%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Non-economically disadvantaged77%
Special educationn/a
General education74%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant73%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students82%
Female81%
Male83%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White83%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Non-economically disadvantaged83%
Special educationn/a
General education80%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant82%
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 74% 52%
Hispanic 12% 22%
Black 8% 16%
Asian 4% 9%
Two or more races 2% 1%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 18%N/A33%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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38 Stamford Road
Hamilton, NJ 08619
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