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South Harrison Elementary School

Public | PK-6 & ungraded | 366 students

 

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Posted October 31, 2012

My daughter attends and my nephew attended this school. The comeraderie among students is great. The curriculum is rigorous. Prepare to spend at least a couple hours per night on homework once your child reaches 2nd grade. Test scores are great. My daughter has progressed nicely year to year, transforming from average to above average in most subjects. She has needed extra help in math and is getting that. There's a LOT of community involvement with many community events held at the school on weekends. My children have really blossomed at SHE and love it there. The teachers are very caring and everone seems to know my children - even teachers who have never had them in their class. My nephew moved away two years ago and teachers and administrators still miss him and ask about him. I feel the love they have for children as they all also tell me how special my daughter is. It's just a loving, nurturing environment that also stresses educational excellence. I would highly recommend. I can't yet give the principal the highest rating because he is new to our school this year, but he has presented an ambitious set of goals to target during his tenure.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 8, 2011

my daughter attends this school and is doing well. Her scores continue to climb and I appreciate the extra effort and interest that the teaching staff and administration takes in offering students a quality education and safe school environment.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 24, 2010

Our kids love this school! They have had wonderful teachers,and are doing very well.....By reading some of these negative posts its hard to believe its the same school... The local politics are a joke!!!, and most likely the reason for the negative posts!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 4, 2010

The administration allows the teachers to be bullies to the students, the parents and each other. No wonder there aren't any parents supporting their 'no contract'. Everyone gets an A to keep parents off their back, but the kids barely pass the state tests.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 1, 2010

This school is run with POOR leadership. Bd.president protects CSA. And CSA hides behind Bd. president.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 4, 2010

Administration turns it back while bullying is rampant
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 3, 2010

My son attended this great public school. He received individualized attention and did extremely well although he had add. The South Harrison Alliance for Educational Excellence also was a great help with private funding for programs
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 31, 2009

administration is horrible and the code of conduct is not enforced
—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.

49 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
88%
Math

The state average for Math was 78% in 2013.

49 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
98%
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.

53 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
74%
Math

The state average for Math was 78% in 2013.

53 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
78%
Science

The state average for Science was 90% in 2013.

53 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
94%

2012

 
 
100%

2011

 
 
98%

2010

 
 
100%
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.

41 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
72%

2010

 
 
67%
Math

The state average for Math was 80% in 2013.

41 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
87%
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.

43 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
69%
Math

The state average for Math was 79% in 2013.

43 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
59%
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 Students86%
Female96%
Male76%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White89%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged89%
Special education73%
General education89%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant86%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students90%
Female88%
Male92%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White91%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged91%
Special education73%
General education95%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant90%
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 Students57%
Female62%
Male52%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White58%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged56%
Special education36%
General education64%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant57%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students76%
Female73%
Male78%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White77%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged77%
Special education64%
General education80%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant76%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Science

All Students94%
Female92%
Male96%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White96%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged96%
Special education79%
General education100%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant94%
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 Students63%
Female67%
Male61%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White67%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged67%
Special educationn/a
General education67%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant63%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students81%
Female83%
Male78%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White85%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged82%
Special educationn/a
General education86%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant81%
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 Students81%
Female73%
Male91%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White81%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged81%
Special educationn/a
General education86%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant81%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students81%
Female77%
Male86%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White81%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged81%
Special educationn/a
General education86%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant81%
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.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/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.

Source: New Jersey Department of Education

Biology I

All Studentsn/a
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
General educationn/a
English language learnersn/a
Not migrantn/a
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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Math growth at this school

Below Average

Reading growth at this school

Below 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 90% 51%
Black 4% 16%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 9%
Hispanic 2% 22%
Two or more races 2% 1%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 8%N/A34%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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904 Mullica Hill Rd
P.O. Box 112
Harrisonville, NJ 08039
Phone: (856) 769-0855

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