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Thomas Jefferson Elementary School

Public | PK-5 & ungraded | 311 students

 
 

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Posted August 5, 2012

Jefferson School is truly a wonderful school where dedicated teachers and administration go above and beyond for the students. I am so proud to be a parent where my children get the best education a parent could want. A 2011 Blue Ribbon School, Jefferson continues to be a school to which parents can be proud. The PTO is very active and has just recently purchased many technology items to enhance education. The parents are very involved and caring to help the staff with activities.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 15, 2010

Jefferson is a decent school, but not great. My child was in a class last year with a teacher who was there for more than 20 years and was done with teaching. She was overwhelmed because she had 26 or 27 kids in the class and just gave up. This year, my child has another teacher, who has also been there for more than 20 years and it's a completely different experience -- this teacher loves to teach and she makes the children love to learn. It's an amazing thing to see! Generally, there aren't any great programs going on at Jefferson because parent involvement is limited. Also, the principal is not open to new ideas, although she is a nice enough woman and does do a decent job.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 7, 2007

My daughter is in second grade and has had a great developmental experience with Jefferson. Both the teachers, principal and parents are engaged and supportive.The pricipal, Mrs Zagotta, resolves problems quickly and easily and has great vision for the school. Most mornings, she greats and helps children out of the cars at the drop off. It's a great school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 7, 2006

Jefferson School is a dissappointment. There is no leadership skills from the administration. The teachers try but are held back by the lack of support from the principal. Several of the staff members are old and should retire. The children keep loosing out on being children. There is not enough time allotted for recess and there is nothing for the oldrer children to play with. The school is being overcrowded. Academically the children do ok because of the loving, involved parents.
—Submitted by a parent


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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.

40 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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90%

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96%

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92%
Math

The state average for Math was 78% in 2013.

40 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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88%

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96%

2010

 
 
96%
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.

32 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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77%

2012

 
 
65%

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69%

2010

 
 
76%
Math

The state average for Math was 78% in 2013.

32 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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97%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
97%
Science

The state average for Science was 90% in 2013.

32 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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2012

 
 
100%

2011

 
 
96%

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

The state average for Language Arts Literacy was 61% in 2013.

33 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
52%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
86%
Math

The state average for Math was 80% in 2013.

33 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
100%

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 Students80%
Female82%
Male78%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White78%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged80%
Special education64%
General education88%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant80%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students88%
Female91%
Male83%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White84%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged87%
Special education71%
General education96%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant88%
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 Students77%
Female100%
Male59%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White85%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged77%
Special educationn/a
General education91%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant77%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students97%
Female100%
Male94%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White96%
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

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 Students81%
Female79%
Male83%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White80%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged80%
Special educationn/a
General education100%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant81%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students84%
Female84%
Male83%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White83%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged84%
Special educationn/a
General education96%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant84%
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

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 75% 51%
Hispanic 18% 22%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 4% 9%
Black 3% 16%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
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 16%N/A34%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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