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Sunnymead Elementary School

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Posted September 7, 2010

Transportation could be better, I am sending my daugter to1st grade and on the day 1 she got off at the wrong stop, I am not sure whose mistake was it. I am expecting better guidence from the driver ehilr kidds are getting off the bus. 3 stars for now
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 14, 2010

My daughter had problems with school. The teachers were excellent and always helpful!! I can only say my daughters years in this school were memorable! I know the teachers had a lot to do with her sucess and they moved on but it was the school which offered the help.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 20, 2009

I can not enough good things about Sunnymead! The teachers really go above and beyond for the students.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 9, 2009

My 2 children are graduates. The teachers are great and the community was fun. We enjoyed everything about this excellant school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 17, 2009

Sunnymead is an amazing elementary school, and is celebrating it's 59th anniversary this year! From the Principal Dr. Jenkins, to the caring and dedicated teachers the kids are getting one of the best educations possible, that the parents can feel secure in.
—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.

84 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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84%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
66%
Math

The state average for Math was 78% in 2013.

84 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
85%
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.

78 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
82%
Math

The state average for Math was 78% in 2013.

78 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
87%
Science

The state average for Science was 90% in 2013.

78 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
96%

2012

 
 
98%

2011

 
 
99%

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

All Students84%
Female93%
Male75%
Blackn/a
Asian100%
Hispanicn/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White85%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged67%
Non-economically disadvantaged89%
Special education53%
General education92%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant84%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students93%
Female95%
Male90%
Blackn/a
Asian96%
Hispanicn/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White93%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged84%
Non-economically disadvantaged95%
Special educationn/a
General education95%
English language learnersn/a
Non-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 Students73%
Female77%
Male69%
Blackn/a
Asian82%
Hispanic64%
White73%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged60%
Non-economically disadvantaged76%
Special educationn/a
General education81%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant73%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students87%
Female86%
Male88%
Blackn/a
Asian88%
Hispanic73%
White91%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged73%
Non-economically disadvantaged90%
Special educationn/a
General education94%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant87%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Science

All Students96%
Female94%
Male98%
Blackn/a
Asian94%
Hispanic100%
White98%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged93%
Non-economically disadvantaged97%
Special educationn/a
General education97%
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

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48%
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26%
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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 55% 51%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 22% 9%
Hispanic 15% 22%
Black 6% 16%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 1% 0%
American Indian/Alaska Native 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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School Leader's name
  • Dr Tammy Jenkins

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55 Sunnymead Rd
Hillsborough, NJ 08844
Phone: (908) 722-4747

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