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Beers Street School

Public | 5-6 | 285 students

 
 

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4 stars

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Posted May 18, 2012

I love this school. I go their and it is my last year.I don't want to leave beause everyone is soooo nice to me. I reccoment to go here!!!!!!!


Posted October 13, 2010

Beer Street School is a school full of teacher, student, & parent comradery. Hazlet redistricted 2 years ago and the children that were pulled from Beers Street could not wait to get back!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 1, 2008

My child transferred here for the 07-08 school year and we couldn't be more pleased. From the teachers who went above and beyond, to the principal who made a point to know and earn the trust of each child, we have nothing but wonderful experiences of our first year here. As a parent of a special needs child, i can honestly say that we have gotten more concern and support here than at any other school we have attended. I would also like to point out that i feel that the great schools rating system is horribly unfair as this schools rating could be higher, if not for the fact that they get downgraded for having more children in the free lunch program despite other schools in the district getting lower test scores.This is biased and wrong on so many levels.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 7, 2008

I think the school and the Board of Ed. have come a long way in dealing with the special needs of the children. It is often difficult to satisfy every parent and every student, however I think they do the best with the resources they are given. Beers St. as well as all Hazlet Schools are continuing to grow everyday. I am proud to have 3 children attend Beers St.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 28, 2004

While the principal appears to be concerned and possesses the qualities one would desire in a school administrator the teaching staff appears to be fragmented. I have had 3 children attend this school. Teachers seem incapable of dealing with advanced students. There seems to be no challenge to children that have a greater capacity for learning. This manifests itself in the student becoming bored and disruptive. It breeds mediocrity. A teacher contacted us complaining about our child s performance. Prior to him being in her class, he scored very high in the CAT (in the top 1% in language). She convened a group to assess his scholastic needs. She failed to appear at this meeting; however my wife, myself and my sister in-law attended. The panel was baffled based on his grade scores and testing (including CAT scores). It was not recommended that he required special classes. Subsequent to being in that teachers class our son has had a difficult time in school and we belief that her interaction with him and him being labeled by her has caused this situation. She failed him and he is now the worse for it. This leads us to believe that if you are an average student that needs very little attention from a teacher this school is appropriate. However if you have learning difficulties or if you are a child with a zest for learning, you need to be schooled somewhere else. The latter is the most problematic for teachers here. They send any learning disabled children to special education course. However, children that yearn for more challenging curriculum need not attend this school. The major complaint from the majority of teachers that I have come in contact with is the inability of the children to organize their work to meet submission deadlines. However, myself and other parents have noted that the teacher instructions appear to generate this problem, whereas the instruction should have been more clear. There also appears to be selective enforcement of school rules and non-rules (made up as the year goes on). Often times the aggressor was permitted to carry on with the harassment and the defendant was punished. Children are left on their own to respond to aggressive behavior and have developed inappropriate responses, to the dissatisfaction of the teachers. Responses to eruptions of undesired behavior appear to be related to personalities as opposed to breaches of school directives/rules.
—Submitted by a parent


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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 61% in 2013.

124 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
65%

2010

 
 
74%
Math

The state average for Math was 80% in 2013.

124 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
82%
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.

147 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
74%

2010

 
 
72%
Math

The state average for Math was 79% in 2013.

147 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
77%
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 Students66%
Female83%
Male51%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic64%
White68%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged36%
Non-economically disadvantaged70%
Special educationn/a
General education77%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant66%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students92%
Female97%
Male87%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic82%
White93%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged86%
Non-economically disadvantaged93%
Special educationn/a
General education99%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant92%
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 Students78%
Female79%
Male77%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic63%
Pacific Islandern/a
White81%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged50%
Non-economically disadvantaged81%
Special educationn/a
General education84%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant78%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students90%
Female91%
Male89%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic74%
Pacific Islandern/a
White92%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged79%
Non-economically disadvantaged91%
Special educationn/a
General education97%
English language learnersn/a
Non-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

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
Non-economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
General educationn/a
English language learnersn/a
Non-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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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 88% 52%
Hispanic 7% 22%
Asian 4% 9%
Black 1% 16%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 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 11%N/A33%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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610 Beers Street
Hazlet, NJ 07730
Phone: (732) 264-1107

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