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Lillian Drive School

Public | 1-4 & ungraded | 10 students

 

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Posted March 10, 2012

I have 3 children in this school-- a daughter in 2nd grade, and 2 sons in 1st grade. I'm SO impressed with each of the teachers my kids have had. My daughter had Mr. Maglione in 1st, whom she STILL loves to visit after school and during school events. He is a wonderful teacher and very much an example of the future of teaching. My boys have Mrs. Bracken and Mrs. McGrogan in 1st, and they are both VERY nice, VERY patient, and VERY involved and great teachers. Mrs. Eclarinal was my daughter's 2nd grade teacher (very nice)-and out on maternity. But, her replacement, Ms. French has picked up and taken over the class very nicely. ALL the staff, AND the principal of this school have always been attentive, kind, very helpful, friendly, and wonderful all around! The PTO does SO much for the students too! Last year, the PTO purchased Smartboards for every classroom. And, the 3rd and 4th grades have individual laptop computers for every student! Can't say enough great things about this school! Not to mention that I, myself, went to this school as a child! So, it has been great and has a long history of being great! :-)
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 9, 2006

My daughter has attended the pre-school handicapped program in Lillian Drive School for two years. The teachers have been so supportive, and my daughter has made tremendous progress. I am so impressed with the professionalism and commitment to excellence exhibited by everyone at the school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 12, 2005

My daughter is in 2nd grade at Lillian Drive, and I have been very impressed with the Academic program offered by the school. Although I don't have a basis of comparison, my daughter was challenged in her first year, and her teacher, Ms. Michelle Doganier, was very attentive and involved every step of the way. The principal, Ms. Sarah O'Neill, is very involved, energetic and interested in the students. She remembered my name from one year to the next, and knows who my daughter is.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 9, 2005

LDS is outstanding. The teachers really care about the students education. The staff really encourages for parent interaction. The secretary is wonderful.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 14, 2005

Outstanding school, teachers, principals and staff. To them, my son's education is on top of their list of goals. We need more schools in this country with the leadership that this school has. My only regret is my son will leave this school and move on to the next. i wish his principal and teacher could move up with the classes. if you are considering looking for a great school? you have one right here. It's just a building but the people there make the differance.
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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.

57 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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58%

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
57%

2010

 
 
60%
Math

The state average for Math was 78% in 2013.

57 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
83%

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 59% in 2013.

71 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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69%

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
67%

2010

 
 
53%
Math

The state average for Math was 78% in 2013.

71 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
80%
Science

The state average for Science was 90% in 2013.

71 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
96%

2012

 
 
96%

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

All Students58%
Female65%
Male50%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White56%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged53%
Non-economically disadvantaged60%
Special educationn/a
General education64%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant58%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students68%
Female68%
Male69%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White74%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged53%
Non-economically disadvantaged74%
Special educationn/a
General education72%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant68%
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 Students69%
Female78%
Male64%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White75%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged45%
Non-economically disadvantaged77%
Special education50%
General education75%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant69%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students86%
Female75%
Male93%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White90%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged78%
Non-economically disadvantaged89%
Special education92%
General education86%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant86%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Science

All Students96%
Female97%
Male95%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White97%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged100%
Non-economically disadvantaged94%
Special education92%
General education98%
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

Biology I

The state average for Biology I was 58% in 2013.

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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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How schools in the state rate:

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of schools in the state are Below average
48%
of schools in the state are Average
26%
of schools in the state are Above average

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Math growth at this school

Above average

Reading growth at this school

Above 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 87% 51%
Hispanic 8% 22%
Black 3% 16%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 9%
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 24%N/A34%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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School Leader's name
  • Mrs Kathleen Matsutani

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  • Title I Targeted Assistance program (TAS)
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28 Lillian Drive
Hazlet, NJ 07730
Phone: (732) 787-2332

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