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Upper Greenwood Lake Elementary School

Public | K-6 & ungraded | 301 students

 

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Posted June 8, 2012

The principal and teachers are top notch. They truly care about their students, it's not just a job. Both of my girls love the school and their teachers.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 22, 2010

They have the best caring, loving teachers and Principal they truly care about our children , my kids are always happy to go to school and I believe that has to do with the staff,teachers and principal of the shool and how the school is being runned..... :)
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 13, 2010

my kids love thier teacher and they learn a lot the families are great
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 13, 2010

UGL is a great school and great community. The staff is wonderful and the PTA is awesome!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 13, 2010

This school is helping my daughter to become a well rounded student. Every day she looks forward to the next. When a child wishes there was school on the weekends, you KNOW they are doing something right!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 5, 2010

I have had my child in several different schools and Upper Greenwood Lake Elementary School was the worst. My child was reading at a 4th grade level and when we went to UGL they were only reading at a 2nd and below. The school was dumbing down my child so I took him out. Parents in this school district to new comers shut you out. Very clicky place to live. If your looking to make real friends in this district you will have a difficult time. Good Luck..
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 16, 2009

It is a great place for kids to learn about life & themselves.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 1, 2007

This is an excellent school! The parents are really involved and the teachers maintain constant communication with parents! My children LOVE school because of the care and attention they recieve from parents, teachers and staff!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 9, 2007

I have 2 children. One completed K-6 at Upper Greenwood Lake Elementary and is now in Middle school and doing well academically. my other child is going into 3rd and we have confidence he will succeed again another year. Thank you to all the staff!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 7, 2007

I have been an involved parent at UGL for 8 years now. My 3 children have all done great academically and will always have fond memories of all the fun trips, events and fundraisers. The teachers and staff are awesome!
—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.

35 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
38%

2010

 
 
44%
Math

The state average for Math was 78% in 2013.

35 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
59%

2010

 
 
80%
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.

45 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
49%

2012

 
 
38%

2011

 
 
56%

2010

 
 
57%
Math

The state average for Math was 78% in 2013.

45 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
76%
Science

The state average for Science was 90% in 2013.

45 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
100%

2011

 
 
97%

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.

34 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
38%

2012

 
 
55%

2011

 
 
57%

2010

 
 
59%
Math

The state average for Math was 80% in 2013.

34 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
72%

2010

 
 
80%
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.

64 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
67%

2010

 
 
74%
Math

The state average for Math was 79% in 2013.

64 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
80%
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 Students74%
Female61%
Male88%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White72%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged73%
Special educationn/a
General education89%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant74%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students74%
Female67%
Male81%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White72%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged73%
Special educationn/a
General education89%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant74%
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 Students49%
Female63%
Male38%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White53%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged53%
Special education36%
General education55%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant49%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students74%
Female79%
Male71%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White74%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged74%
Special education64%
General education79%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant74%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Science

All Students93%
Female89%
Male96%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White92%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged91%
Special education86%
General education97%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant93%
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 Students38%
Female46%
Male32%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White39%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged42%
Special educationn/a
General education50%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant38%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students59%
Female58%
Male60%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White58%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged65%
Special educationn/a
General education73%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant59%
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 Students65%
Female63%
Male67%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White66%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged62%
Special education20%
General education86%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant65%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students82%
Female86%
Male78%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White82%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged84%
Special education60%
General education93%
English language learnersn/a
Not 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

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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48%
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26%
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Math growth at this school

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Reading growth at this school

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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 92% 51%
Hispanic 4% 22%
Black 3% 16%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 0%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 9%
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 13%N/A34%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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  • Mr Daniel Novak

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41 Henry Road
Hewitt, NJ 07438
Phone: (973) 853-4466

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